with reference to this thread and also those concerning the ‘pattern matrix not stealing focus anymore’ 2.7b feature:
i’ve tried working without ‘Lock Keyboard Focus’, and as far as the instrument window and pattern matrix go, that’s perfect for me. but i do not like to have it change focus on every GUI item i click. so, what about something like a checklist in the options allowing you to unlock keyboard focus only for the parts of Renoise you yourself select? i believe this would solve both issues.