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Clear resets preset on other page.

Posted: 01 May 2009, 19:02
by ljmartijnw
Hello everybody,
Last week I worked on a gig and walked into the following problem:
I had all my 60 dim channels on page 2 of the console and alle my moving lights and other toys on page 1.
Here comes the problem: During my show, in run mode, I've got a couple dimmer channels opened in the preset. When I press clear in page 1 all the lights at page 2 will fade out and leave the preset.
Is there an option in the user settings that I have to turn of or is this just bad luck?
I have a sollution for my own problem, but I don't want to have to think about going to page 2 to press clear. I want to press clear whenever I want to press clear...
Anybody with a sollution?

Posted: 01 May 2009, 20:34
by niclights
This is an age old problem on Classic. The design is to make it easy to clear fixtures from other pages when programming, but it can be a disaster for operating.

Unfortunately there is no solution other than to plan your patching/programming to take this into account.
Typically I tend to prioritise anything I am likely to need access to during a show on page 0. ie. front/keylight/specials. Also, I have developed a habit of immediately switching back to page 0 after changing pages for palettes.

Titan currently does not clear presets and the next version will have a toggle to function in either mode.

Posted: 02 May 2009, 11:53
by ljmartijnw
Well the design got a point there, when you look on it from a programming point of view.
Just have to get used to look which page I'm clearing in.
But puting important stuff on page0 can be a good thought.

Posted: 02 May 2009, 16:24
by iadwm
LOL - that old chestnut!

This is a situation where being in the habit of pressing <clear> works against you...

As Nick said, also be in the habit of returning to page 0.


Posted: 05 May 2009, 11:37
by Olie
In Titan there is a option to disable this but in older software versions you are stuck with it. Sorry