[linux-audio-dev] Sequencer cursor

Thorsten Wilms t_w_ at freenet.de
Mon Oct 25 13:54:58 UTC 2004


I have been thinking about transfering the concept of a 
cursor from text editing to MIDI editing.
Since this not specific to any existing sequencer I like 
to present my concept here, in hope of feedback and  
maybe some project picking it up.


The red, turned H is the cursor. The row (note) it's on 
is always marked/highlighted.
The cursor can be moved with cursor keys or placed by 
left clicking (just like a text cursor).
Selection of events happens by rubberbanding per mouse 
or by using shift + cursor keys.

New notes can be inserted at the cursor location 
by just hitting enter, using a default value or the 
grid resolution for the length when nothing was  
selected. Or filling the selected area with the new 
note (empyt space is treated like whitespace in a 

Selected events can be moved with the cursor keys 
by holding down Ctrl.
There could be auto-selection of the closest event 
when nothing else was selected.

Thorsten Wilms

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