How to keep arrangement window maximized in Cubase?

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How to keep arrangement window maximized in Cubase?

Postby Sir Ruff » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:10 pm

Anyone know how I can keep the arrangement window full-size and always in the background in Cubase VST5.1? It used to stay put, but now whenever I open something else, it reduces itself into the corner... Pulling the whole thing across the screen helps, but is obviously not the same as having it "maximized".. I'm sure it's something totally basic-any ideas?

EDIT: it seems there is a way to set the arrangement to be "always on top" but I can't find where you do this?
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Postby ford442 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:27 pm

lol.. the mysteries of cubase.. :-)
i want to do that too! i have studio 4...
if you think it's possible i'm gonna try - deffinately let you know if i find it.. :-)
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Postby Sir Ruff » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:37 pm

It definitely is possible-I found this link which confirms it:

http://www.cubase.net/phpbb2/viewtopic. ... aee9bbf8d2

BUT I STILL cannot figure out exactly what they mean, where/what to do!!! right clicking in the mixer window doesn't do anything. am I just being dumb? maybe comeone else can interpret this better? Is this only possible in SX?

(this is like that episode of the simpsons where homer has invented an amazing device in a dream, but can't see what it is becuase everyone else is gathered around it!)
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Postby HrBak » Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:36 pm

Goto "File" and choose "Preferences" then choose "VST" and tick the box "Plug-in editors always on top.

That will do the trick
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Postby ford442 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:43 am

well.. in Studio 4 - that makes the plugin GUIs stay always in the foreground.. i don't think that's what we're trying to achieve - right? i just want the arrange window to stay maximized even if there are unmaximized windows in front of it.. that's what i imagine.. i kind of think it can't be done in my version though now..
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Postby ford442 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:38 am

you should ask at cubase.net..!

me too lazy... ;-)
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Postby Sir Ruff » Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:16 am

ford442 wrote:you should ask at cubase.net..!

me too lazy... ;-)


I did a mega-search on there and couldn't find anything. I'm also not registered, and let's just say I don't have a registration number handy to register :wink:

Someone else should register and ask for us :D
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Postby HrBak » Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:00 am

as far as I know. If you open something in cubase and it is not set to be "on top" the window will scale down.
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Postby kk994 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:53 am

HrBak wrote:as far as I know. If you open something in cubase and it is not set to be "on top" the window will scale down.


Sound... thats actually works. I've used Cubase for years and the floating window thing always annoyed the shit out of me...

I thought it wasn't going to work on the mixer but then I right-clicked on the mixer and set it to always on top and now the project window is constantly locked.

Thats brilliant...Cheers
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Postby ford442 » Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:42 am

ya - 'always on top' seems to be the option for Cubase 4 anyway.. here's what i got from user Hackenslash at Cubase.net:

"Every time a window pops up and reduces the arrange window, right-click on that window (in a blank area) and click on "always on top". This is close to, but not the same as, the always on top option in your preferences. If a window is set to "always on top", it will have no effect on your project window when you open it.

Hope this helps."
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Postby kk994 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:18 pm

This works in Cubase SX 2.2 but there is no check box in the Preferences for VST set to Always on Top... you have to manual click always on top everytime you open a new synth or effect plug-in. It's a little tedious but deffinately preferable to moving windows. I never understand why Cubase doesn't have a locked mixer like in Pro-Tools or Ableton it's a simple thing that I think really helps your workflow...
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