I am trying to setup my 13" macbookpro81 for it’s second life as a Linux laptop (Manjaro) and it scrolls the mixer by just a hair (comments and master buttons are hidden)
I don’t see the reason to force a specific fixed-pixel fader height. I would prefer to see my entire channel strip and not scroll.
It’s not a netbook, and it’s screen size is adequate for everything else I wish to do, and the only thing preventing such is a rigid layout that doesn’t allow for draggable sizing of the mixer fader container.
From my point of view, turning off/on sections of functionality is orthogonal to making the mixer window fit onto a given screen.
The single largest occupier of real-estate being the fader, and the height of this varying across DAW applications, and not generally associated with pixel-per-db or any actual real-world need to be so tall.
If this is a toolkit limitation or simply an oversight or a point of deliberate design, I confess to ignorance.
It simply seems to me that various issues people had over the years related to mixer sizing and screen sizing could be resolved by draggable container boundaries “drags divider down, faders all get slightly shorter, everything fits OK, no need to hide buttons”