Redesign of playback panel and screen workspace
In every multipanel editor optimizing screen workspace is a key feature. As I mentioned on MS forum, I find that design of some panels are quite far from being optimal. The most ugly I consider the Playback panel that is frequently used. I've rebuilt the design of this panel trying to conserve the size of smallest elements (I started from smallest variant of the original panel). The result can be seen in attachments. New panel is pretty a half of old one, but the readability is improved and the size of most used vertical sliders is exactly the same. A new button is added - see explanations in the attachment (old_and_new_panels) file. In addition new panel can be scaled more accurate.
There are 4 screen layout examples with old and new panels.
Second point I'd like to evoke is panel anchoring. Now I cannot anchor and set the size of the main screen and panels around as I wish. For example Piano panel cannot be anchored in the bottom right corner, it slides in the bottom left. And cannot be offset the bottom of the screen.
Hope the MS team might use my ideas in the nightly buildings... )