jabe wrote:On a couple of quick read-throughs, having a heading that says "No scripting" and then immediately saying there is scripting makes the header inaccurate.
I think that you are not reading the context of this, and the _very next_ sentence where I say "Waveform does offer some scripting". I will have an entire section on Waveform's scripting in a future post as well.
The context of that section is about native integration. Waveform does not allow easy scripting with native OS provided scripting solutions or third party alternatives.
I feel like I explained this well.
The "No menus" header is also inaccurate; there are context-specific right-click menus in many places, and the Properties Panel does a very good job of giving you whatever you need for whatever you highlighted. One of the main reasons I rejected Cubase many years ago was because it had a menu bar across the top with a million nested options making trying to find a particular option laborious, but you claim this tedious searching is a good thing: "This search lets me search through all menu items and find what I need." Who needs or wants to search thought "all menu items" when stuff is in the obvious place?
This is once again about native menus. I'll make this more clear.
jabe wrote:"OS shortcuts don’t always work" - but you can change the Waveform shortcuts. It's not always possible to get a piece of software to react in the same way to each OS shortcut (and I do use them when I can, being brought up on DOS). Context is everything with Waveform, but there are inevitably places where - for bad example - trying to copy something is ambiguous.
You can't add OS-level short-cuts. Like on mac with ctrl-a, ctrl-e, ctrl-b, etc... You also are unable to map global shortcuts.
Once again this entire section is about native integration. Being able to assign shortcuts in Waveform is completely irrelevant.
jabe wrote:I'd strongly take issue with "you need to basically relearn how to use a computer to interact with Waveform".
It seems that this section isn't making sense to you for some reason... I'm going to look over it again and see if I can clarify somehow.
The point I'm trying to make is that if you are used to how your OS or Window Manager does things, Waveform does not provide a natively integrated experience. Switching windows, editing text, positioning windows, screen capturing, etc...
I can understand how this may not matter if you don't use your operating system's, or window manager's, native capabilities much but in that case you can simply skip this section. I will make that more clear.
: I have clarified this better I hope. There is now a disclaimer of sorts at the top of the section to help better explain the context of these criticisms.
Thank you for bringing this up.