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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0007300ardourbugspublic2017-03-24 13:32
ReporterHeadwar Assigned To 
Status confirmedResolutionopen 
PlatformLinuxOSUbuntuOS Version14.04
Product Version5.8 
Summary0007300: Track context menu > Select > Select all between playhead and edit point does nothing
DescriptionRegardless of the Edit Point selection, the "track context menu > Select > Select all between playhead and edit point" does nothing.
In Playhead mode, obviously, but also in Mouse and Marker modes
Steps To Reproduce1) Place the Playhead anywhere
2) Choose e.g. the Mouse as an Edit Point
3) Right click in a track > Select > Select all between playhead and edit point
=> the selection doesn't change
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2017-03-23 11:05

reporter   ~0019546

It looks like a fossil from the very old Ardour behaviour regarding edits, and IMHO should simply be removed


2017-03-23 11:08

reporter   ~0019547

"Select All Within Playhead and Edit Point" and "Select Range Between Playhead and Edit Point", in the same menu, are also affected


2017-03-23 13:54

developer   ~0019548

I can confirm this behaviour with 5.8. Can you explain a bit more as to why you think they should be removed, rather than just fixed.

Is there similar functionality that makes this unnecessary etc?


2017-03-24 10:23

reporter   ~0019549

My reasoning for the removal is :
- anything this function does can be (more easily) done with a range at least
- the very fact no one noticed this bug before shows its not of much real world use
- it can be confusing as the playhead can be an Edit Point so fixing it is probably not trivial (greying the option when the Edit Point is set to Playhead, handling the fact that a marker should stay selected when right-clicking the track to select this option etc...)

This is of course a personnal opinion and any solution will do, removing or fixing.


2017-03-24 11:59

developer   ~0019552

Last edited: 2017-03-24 11:59

I think I agree with your reasoning as to why it can be removed but also without knowing how long it has been broken etc it is hard to say if people don't use this functionality.

It is not a priority for me to fix (or remove) this functionality so I think it best to wait for more feedback. Thanks for reporting it.


2017-03-24 13:32

reporter   ~0019553

I've tried it in Ardour 3 : it already worked very unreliably back then :
- in EP = Playhead -> no grayed menus
- in EP = mouse -> did not work at all
- in EP = marker, you had to context click over a region (not an empty part of a track, to not unselect the marker) and the selection is a bit random, not all tracks have selected regions.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-03-23 11:03 Headwar New Issue
2017-03-23 11:05 Headwar Note Added: 0019546
2017-03-23 11:08 Headwar Note Added: 0019547
2017-03-23 13:54 timbyr Note Added: 0019548
2017-03-23 13:54 timbyr Status new => confirmed
2017-03-24 10:23 Headwar Note Added: 0019549
2017-03-24 11:59 timbyr Note Added: 0019552
2017-03-24 11:59 timbyr Note Edited: 0019552
2017-03-24 13:32 Headwar Note Added: 0019553