Timeline View Enhancements please

• Sep 7, 2021 - 13:36

First I'd like to day I think the timeline view is awesome, but it could be a lot better.
Horizontal navigation is great but vertical navigation is limited.

Please note that I'm looking at this from the perspective of a full orchestra score.

My ideas for improvements:
1) Clicking on a staff / Instrument name in the left column jumps the current view of the score above, up to that staff, having that staff at the top of the view and doesn't change horizontal position.
Timeline view is open.
I'm currently zoomed in at 200% viewing the Strings System and just seeing Second Violin, Viola, and Violincello. Those 3 staves are taking up all the room above the timeline view.
I could click on the Staff name Piccolo and the view of the score moves up so I'm now seeing Piccolo, Flute 1, Flute 2.
I then click on the Violincello staff name in the left column and I'm back to my previous view, or very close to.

2) Clicking on a measure box in the middle view of the time line should do the same but also allow for horizontal changes in view.
If I'm zoomed into the Viola staff and want to see what the clarinet is doing I can tap a box on the clarinet line and the view of the score changes so I'm seeing that bar on the clarinet staff.
The easily back to Viola, or down to Trombones.

I suspect some might suggest the Navigator to accomplish these tasks but I've tried it and it's not nearly as precise, it's slow, it's glitchy, and it's impossible to know what I'm looking at in a large score.
Plus, the Navigator doesn't have a hot key to launch it, nut I don't care. I'll never use it since I found the timeline view.

All thought are welcome and would be appreciated.

Thank you!


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