The options under preferences are set and forget type options. It makes perfect sense to seperate them from the rest of the GUI.
About the keys, you could suggest for all the view assignments to toggle between focus and close to previous, but your tone isn’t helping.
You can’t expect everything to be like it was.
Yes, it takes a little time to get accustomed to the new keyboard behaviour.
For the good old sake some global keys have been retained by keeping a local shortcut doing the same operation for it.
Try to get used to the preset function keys, set the keyboard focus to the area you want to have set focus to and rightclick upon the preset button to store the whole view and keyboard focus, this will at least soften the pain a bit.
Havesome, I believe your reaction has been a bit too instinctive. Give the GUI a chance, and you will rapidly get accustomed with it. I also missed the switching keys, but then again, now I’m perfectly fit into the new GUI, and honestly I could not get back from it to 1.5
This was actually one of the things I reacted on - the Preferences being harder to access, as I hate to browse around in menus when I want to solve a problem (f.ex. change a keyboard-setting etc). You do need to edit the settings in it from time to time. Atleast I do.
I solved it pretty easily though - added ALT-P as a shortcut to “Preferences”, and again it got easily accessable.
It is not 1995 anymore. I’m more than glad that renoise more and more goes forward to a modern more accessible GUI and leve that ugly FT2-stylish GUI behind… If Renoise shall keep on beeing the best tracker it can not afford to be conservative.
you are not forced to use this update. and i think you really have complained about hotkeys, thats the one thing which have really changed the behavior of renoise. the window thing which you mentioned is minor, the gui of renoise is a little bit better integrated in windows, so whats up with you?