I noticed that the advanced edit radio buttons are taking up quite a lot of space, and figured, now would be a good time to slot in a proposal for a slightly different behaviour and layout.
Currently, making a selection is useless for the purposes of advanced edit operations if any radio button but “Selection in pattern” is selected. I propose that if there is a selection, any operation in this panel should apply to that, otherwise the radio-button setting takes precedence – as a “default” selection, if you will.
Proposed new compact layout attached.
Those keyboard-based operations which originally affected only the selection will instead use the radio-button setting if there is no selection. - All other column/track/song-wide ops are left unchanged - It should be easier to “deselect all” - clicking an existing single-cell selection once should deselect it (currently, you have to double-click to do this).
EDIT: The word “in” in the mockup below should change to “of” if “Whole” is selected.