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Logic 9 Why do I get a flash of white when trying to beam or unbeam

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by David51, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. David51

    David51 Senior member

    When I try to use shift b or shift u the screen flashes white but no beams are affected, the mouse drop down works but is this a known bug?

    Also when I have a 2/4 time quantized to 16ths I can't get the 16ths to appear as second half of first and second quarter notes with down beat and second quarter beat as 16th rest? I will make some screen shots tomorrow and show you what I mean.

    SOLVED, interpretation was on.
  3. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    The white flash is to let you know that you are using a key command that doesn't do anything in that editor. So either this is a bug or your key commands have got changed. If you are doing the right command, as indicated in the edit menu ctrl B for beam and ctrl U for unbeam) then it's a bug, but it works fine for me in 9.1
  4. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    Regarding the flash itself:
    Apple decided to use the screen flash for notification because beeping is not very welcome in a studio. This was a good idea.
  5. Further, the most common reason for that flash happening here is that I have the Mixer pane selected while I intended to do something in Arrange. The white highlight around the active pane was a good idea, but I still don't notice it on occasion when I'm concentrating on the song. I wouldn't mind being able to choose the highlight color and/or slightly dimming the non-active panes.
  6. michaelo

    michaelo LUG Emeritus

    I would rather have the focus where the mouse pointer is...
  7. David51

    David51 Senior member

    Thanks to all who replied,it is not only helpful but kind. I must have changed that key command but will restore it now. I fear I concentrate more on what I hear than is good for me.Once more Thanks all!!

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