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0007008ardourbugspublic2016-09-13 11:49
Reporteralanpasi Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformLinuxOSUbuntuOS Version16.04
Product Version5.X git (version in description) 
Summary0007008: Follow Playhead
DescriptionThe menu option Transport -> Follow Playhead does not work when using SpaceBar to Playback. It does work only when pressing Playback button on Transport Control.

Ardour 5.3.34 (rev 5.3-40-g74a604d) Intel 64-bit - debug

Linux 4.4.0-36-lowlatency 0000055-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT Thu Aug 11 18:51:36 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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2016-09-05 15:25

administrator   ~0018544

Works here in either case. Can you try to toggle the option on/off/on?

In some cases (distro provided gtk) there is/was(?) a bug that's not been understood so far which results in inconsistent setting: Checkbox shows enabled, but "internal" state is off.


2016-09-05 15:40

reporter   ~0018545

Tryed tonggling on/off/on and it did not work.

libgtk-3-0 - 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1

Thanks for your quick reply


2016-09-09 03:24

developer   ~0018576

Seems to work correctly here with official 5.3 build.

If you can still reproduce with official/nightly build can you outline the steps you are performing, what is happening and what you expect to happen.



2016-09-09 16:19

reporter   ~0018582

Ardour 5.3.41 (rev 5.3-56-gdbf86a4)

1 - Load a session
2 - Zoom in
3 - Select "Transport/Follow Playhead" from Menu (or Crtl+F from keyboard)
4 - Mouse (Left button) on "Play from playhead" button (Transport Control) -> Follow Playhead is working
5 - Spacebar (keyboard) - Follow Playhead doesn't working

Should Spacebar and Mouse have the same behavior?

Thank you


2016-09-12 12:04

reporter   ~0018613

Last edited: 2016-09-12 12:05

Not reproduced on Ardour 5.3.64. Can you check in the binding editor (Alt K) that space is linked to [Global] > Transport > Start/stop ? (or click "reset binding to default") and check again ?


2016-09-12 12:53



2016-09-12 12:53

reporter   ~0018615

Using Git version: 5.3-70-g37f7d75

In Global>Transport there is two Start/Stop actions.
The first one the Shortcut is blank. The second one the Shortcut is set to "Espa├žo". See uploaded file.
I did a reset as asked but Follow Playhead still not working.


2016-09-13 11:37

developer   ~0018622

I'm not sure it is related, but what specifically is your locale/language setting as it may help reproduce your issue.

Also in step 5 where you hit the spacebar, does the playback start rolling but the editor doesn't scroll to keep the playhead in view?

But it does follow the playhead when you enable play using the play button?


2016-09-13 11:49

reporter   ~0018624

My locale/language is pt_BR.
Yes, when I use spacebar the playback start rolling but the editor doesn't scroll. When I use play button the editor does scroll following the playhead.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-09-05 15:19 alanpasi New Issue
2016-09-05 15:25 x42 Note Added: 0018544
2016-09-05 15:40 alanpasi Note Added: 0018545
2016-09-09 03:24 timbyr Note Added: 0018576
2016-09-09 16:19 alanpasi Note Added: 0018582
2016-09-12 12:04 Headwar Note Added: 0018613
2016-09-12 12:05 Headwar Note Edited: 0018613
2016-09-12 12:53 alanpasi File Added: Captura de tela de 2016-09-12 09-24-27.png
2016-09-12 12:53 alanpasi Note Added: 0018615
2016-09-13 11:37 timbyr Note Added: 0018622
2016-09-13 11:49 alanpasi Note Added: 0018624