Probably has been suggested before as easier automation handling has been a hot topic…
Anyway… when switching between patterns, the last selected automation curve is shown, for each pattern. Couldn’t Renoise instead try to select the same automation for the pattern you’re going to.
An example: I’m currently on pattern 23 having Q and cut-off automation. The cut-off curve is selected. Going to pattern 24 with the same curves, Q gets selected instead. And I go “huh?” for the 50th time making this song.
I don’t think anyone will be sorry if you change this… it’s really confusing the way it works now.