That’s correct - when docked the plugin GUI is kept open, but hidden in the background.
Excellent news for B3X owners!
Docked plugin GUIs available now in 4053.
See here for some usage tips.
This should be considered experimental for now - I’ve had to rework and clean up the plugin UI hosting code quiet a bit - so please report issues with any plugins not appearing/behaving correctly (either docked or in the popup window).
When in Detached mode, the plugin’s minimize “-” in the upper right is greyed out and doesn’t respond to click. After adding a second and third plugin, those plugins do not display the minimize “-” at all in Detached mode.
Thanks for reporting. Seems this has been a bug for quite some time. What version of Windows are you running. I think some versions of Windows hide the minimize button, while others disable it.
I couldn’t see any untoward behaviour here… but let me get the above problem fixed and see if it resolves this issue for you too.
W10 latest build.
Plugin windows remain hidden on engine restart.
4052 and earlier were redisplayed.
This should be fixed in 4054.
Not following this. Plugin windows aren’t shown/hidden on engine stop/start. Can you please clarify exactly what’s different here, ideally including a set of steps to reproduce.
1.Load Song (Engine Started)
2.Open Plugin WIndow
3.[MENU] Engine Stop (then Plugin Window Close)
4.[MENU] Engine Start (4052 will Plugin Window reopen but 4053- not)
Is it working as expected?
Not sure why the plugin window is closing at step 3. See this video from 4054.
Do you have bindings opening/closing the plugin GUI or something else going on?
Oh? Is true…
I did some more research.
The phenomenon I reported occurred in the embedded rack Plugins.
Non-racks are fine as is the video.
Thanks for that - you’re right there was a small bug here. In the next build, toggling the engine on/off won’t hide plugin editors in contained racks.
Hi, Thanks for the docked GUI, it’s a really nice addition.
I’m now looking for a workaround so that when I’m in the docked GUI, I can quickly create or update Rack state (of the corresponding plugin’s rack) instead of Song state? Any idea? Maybe a binding that would tell current GUI’s container rack?
Thanks and regards,
That’s an interesting point. I guess I could make the update state command work for the current rack state if you’re on the plugin view for a plugin in rack.
Hi @brad, that would be perfect for me but maybe it would be better to add a setting somewhere for people that save plugin data in songs instead of rack states…?