thintrne wrote: ↑
Mon May 20, 2019 11:36 pm
And we think that you have your idea, but we do not agree with it, but we do not deny it. It is one of the other opinions.
That is fine, you can have your own way of working, but note that my comments are not restricted to Waveform and it is not just me - it is very common for professional media applications (video editors, etc.) to expect files to stay at a fixed path while they are being worked on. While many of them do provide functionality to "re-link" to files after they have moved, this means extra steps in each case, which generally need to be followed for each individual project. The idea of moving files around while still working on a project is so foreign to the way that professional software works that it is really asking for trouble. Any workflow that has that requirement is highly questionable and you need to expect that it will be disruptive and inefficient.
You seem to strongly think that there should be no button there, even if there is a space there.
No, not all that strongly. I do think it would be a bit excessive, but if the space is available, may as well use it if it helps someone. I was pointing out some alternatives that would help to avoid the clutter for a feature that no one should really need.
well, we ask you, are you a developer of waveform? Or is all the idea of waveform decided by your judgment?
No, but I do work with a number of professional media applications and know enough to realize that your suggested workflow would fall apart very quickly with most of them - with many of the applications I use trying to work that way would cause much bigger hassles than what you are complaining about here. It is not a normal way of working and if you are going to break the mold then you need to realize that there will be complications to work through as a result. If the developers of Waveform decide to add a "Close selected" button or implement my other suggested workaround that is fine by me - but if you move on to other applications of a similar nature you will probably have painted yourself into a corner. Consider it simply a fair warning that whatever happens with this request, becoming accustomed to the described workflow could cause you bigger problems down the road.