I have a suggestion for the Shift + tab. When the “cursor” is in any other than the note-column/lane of a track, in other words:(instrumen/volume/pan/delay/fx -column) and I press shift + tab the cursor is moved to the note-column of the previous track straight away.
Instead of directly jumping to the previous track, I would like it if the cursor, first, jumped to the note-column of the track it’s already in.
What I mean is to mimic the tab-behaviour of FastTracker2/SkaleTracker. I like this behaviour and it speeds up, at least, my workflow. Sure I can press shift+tab and then tab to jump to where I want to be but I don’t find it very streamlined.
Most likely I’m the only one who wants this and it is probably a stupid little suggestion. But since there already are a few optional FT2-behaviours…
Have a look in: Preferences > Keys > Pattern Editor > Navigation
In particular, look at the “Jump to…” key bindings. Do you have Tab mapped to tracks or columns in there? I have it mapped to columns and it seems to behave in the way that you want, if I have understood you correctly.
this could maybe be incorporated together with a ‘bigger’ idea/suggestion, that is to make the selection of a column through the keyboard easier. this is discussed here. i think the two ideas are kinda ‘on the same page’.