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I am trying to migrate to LPX from Logic 9 - I distinctly remember that zooming in/out in the arrange window in LP9 kept the focus at the playhead, regardless if you have selected one or more regions - is this not possible in LPX? Rarely I want to zoom to a region (I am sure there is already another shortcut for that), usually I want the playhead to be my centre of attention.

 

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zooming in/out in the arrange window in LP9 kept the focus at the playhead, regardless if you have selected one or more regions

Unless the playhead is outside the selected region's boundaries. The behavior is the same in LP9 and LPX.

 

Sorry, I just checked, you are right. Don't know why I think it zoomed to the playhead in Logic 9 hmm. Oh well 8)

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Hi,

 

Noob here just picking up on this thread...

 

So reading this am I right to assume that zooming to playhead cannot be dialed in as priority over selected regions?

Depending on what you want to achieve, there is one thing that takes priority over both playhead and region. Create a "Marquee line"(clicking once with the Marquee tool without dragging) and zooming will take place around that "line" as long as it's there...

 

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So reading this am I right to assume that zooming to playhead cannot be dialed in as priority over selected regions?

If the playhead is within the boundaries of the selected region, the playhead is the priority. If the playhead is outside the selected region boundaries then the selected region is the priority.

 

Depending on what you want to achieve, there is one thing that takes priority over both playhead and region. Create a "Marquee line"(clicking once with the Marquee tool without dragging) and zooming will take place around that "line" as long as it's there...

Creating a Marquee line deselects all regions, so in the end the behavior is the same with the playhead (as long as you deselect the region).

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I just found a workaround!

I often want to select regions either side of the 'region of interest' - zoom in to the region of interest and move it into position visually, and thus have all the other regions moved by the same amount.

Obviously, the problem is that, having selected numerous regions in front of the playhead, when you zoom it takes you to the start of the first region.. often half a song away from the bit you want to look at.. At the magnification required to do the task you'll never find the playhead by scrolling around.

Poking around (after having found this thread in my frustrated search for a way) I happened upon this:

Put your cursor where you want to do the task, zoom all the way in (the cursor will now be miles away, impossible to locate without zooming back out!) - now click the "Catch Playhead" button - takes you right to the cursor!! (and your magnification stays the same!)

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On 5/3/2022 at 7:31 PM, blue-moves said:Poking around (after having found this thread in my frustrated search for a way) I happened upon this:

Put your cursor where you want to do the task, zoom all the way in (the cursor will now be miles away, impossible to locate without zooming back out!) - now click the "Catch Playhead" button - takes you right to the cursor!! (and your magnification stays the same!)

I don't quite understand what you mean, could you please explain like I'm 5?

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6 hours ago, anp27 said:

I don't quite understand what you mean, could you please explain like I'm 5?

What @blue-moves is saying is that if after zooming in you can no longer see your playhead because the playhead is off screen, then you can click the Catch Playhead button (or press `) to see your playhead. 

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