Much of your time in Cakewalk is spent recording and listening to your project as it develops. The Control Bar contains the most important tools and other pieces of information you will need to record, edit and play back your project.The Control Bar consists of several modules that each contain various related controls. You can re-arrange and show/hide each individual module, which allows you to only show the functions you need most often. By default, the Control Bar is docked at the top of Cakewalk’s screen, but can also be undocked or docked at the bottom.Figure 280. The Control Bar.
On the Views menu, click Control Bar.Figure 281. Control Bar modules.A. Export module B. Tools module C. Snap module D. Transport module E. Mix module F. Loop module G. Performance module H. Select module I. Punch module J. Screenset module K. ACT module L. Markers module M. Event Inspector module N. Sync module O. Custom module P. Mix Recall module
Do one of the following:
To show/hide a specific module. Right-click the Control Bar and select Modules > <name>.
To hide a module. Right-click the module and select Close <name> Module.
To show all modules. Right-click the Control Bar and select Set all Modules visible.Figure 282. Drag a module’s gripper to move the module.A. Gripper
Note: The Control Bar configuration is saved with workspaces by default (see Workspaces). If you use a workspace, be sure to resave the workspace after changing the Control Bar configuration. Otherwise, the next time you load a project or reload the workspace, the Control Bar configuration will revert to the saved workspace configuration.Individual Control Bar modules can be resized in order to conserve screen real-estate and only show controls that are important to you.
To resize a single module. Right-click the module, point to Resize [module name] Module, then select the desired size.
To resize all modules simultaneously. Right-click the Control Bar, point to Resize All Modules, then select the desired size.
Auto. The Control Bar automatically shrinks and collapses modules in an attempt to keep all modules visible on-screen at once. It prioritizes modules on the left of the Control Bar, trying to keep them full size, while collapsing and shrinking modules further to the right, as necessary. Auto-sizing occurs whenever the Control Bar is resized. This is the default size setting.
Collapsed. Collapse the module and only show the module name. Point to, or click, the collapsed module to temporarily show a pop-up module (see To temporarily show controls in a collapsed module). The pop-up module is always the full Large size. Use this size if you don’t always need to see the module’s controls, but you still want quick access to the module. Collapsing modules helps to avoid screen clutter, and lets you focus on only the controls that are important for the task you are working on.
Small. Shows the minimum number of controls, or a smaller control layout.
Medium. Shows a subset of all available controls, or a smaller control layout.
Large. This is the largest size, with all available controls visible in full size.
Table 66. Module sizes Figure 283. Collapsed Control Bar modules.To temporarily show controls in a collapsed module, point to the collapsed module, or click the collapsed module. A pop-up module appears. To close the pop-up module, click the collapsed module again.A. Collapsed module B. Pop-up module
Note 2: If you do not want pop-up modules to automatically appear when you point to collapsed modules, right-click the Control Bar, point to Options, and clear the Auto Open Collapsed Modules option. When this option is disabled, you must click a collapsed module to open its pop-up module.To prevent a pop-up module from closing automatically when you move the mouse pointer away from the module, clear the Auto Close Collapsed Modules option.
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