This feature could be really useful (key-combination might not be, but any could work) to keep the region in the precisely same temporal space, but being able to move it from one track to another still. Especially useful for podcasting/montage of a feature, but probably also nice to have when editing music.
If there already exists a way to do this, please tell me how (I cannot find it in the manual)
Can’t speak for a trackpoint, but works for me with a mouse. Maybe it is a difference in binding for the trackpoint then, do you actually have three buttons on your trackpoint (I am used to only seeing two)?
Thanks - for some reason I can’t make it work. Can it possibly be a hardware problem with trackpoints, or have i taken a wrong turn somewhere trying to follow the directions given?
Here is what I do:
Select “Slide” in the toolbar > left-click on a region with “grab”-mode active > hold middle button and drag the trackpoint “down”.
And nothing happens. - Unless I also click Ctrl while dragging, then I zoom out.
I haven’t had the chance to check in Linux yet. This is how it goes for me in Windows. Could that make a difference?
There’s no platform difference here. I’ve never used a trackpoint - perhaps someone who does can weigh in on this (though to ardour, there should be no evidence that you’re using a trackpoint instead of a mouse or a touchpad).
You are trying to drag a region to another, existing track of the same type, correct?
Hmm… Seems like your trackpoint is configured to use the middle button to make it send send scroll events on movement, rather than middle-button clicks. Maybe there’s a control panel setting to change this?
By “Zoom Out” do you mean in the timeline direction?
If so, this seems to suggest that in this case the Trackpoint is acting as a scroll rather than a drag as that is the response you would expect from Ctrl-(middle mouse)-Scroll. Is there a way to configure that behaviour?
Gee thanks @colinf for stealing my thunder. Guess I type too slow
@paul As there are keyboard shortcuts for nudging forward/backward in the timeline is it readily feasible to “nudge” a region in the track direction (as the OP suggested)? Or could this be done with Lua (about which I know next to zero)?
Thinkpad firmware by default interprets middle-click + hold to pan X/Y using the trackpoint.
While you can re-configure this behavior, you’re probably better off to use the trackpad for this: a 3 finger touch/press is used for middle click/press.