this is something that has been around Audacity for many versions now and bothered me some times and eventually I registered to post this:
I use Audacity 2.1.0 on Win7.
As already known the Effects menu gets really big when there are many Plugins installed.
When I use it I get the “bug” that after long-clicking the down-Button once I can hover it to scroll really quickly.
This doesn’t work for the up-Button and stays until I restart Audacity (Even after re-opening the menu).
This wouldnt be a big problem and actually a nice feature if it would also work for the up-Button
To make this better useable besides creating Categories and a shorter menu I would suggest the behaviour of many other programs (e.g. Firefox): Enable Mouse-Wheel-Scrolling
I think this would be easy to do (But I don’t know if this isn’t a problem of GTK+).
To make this better useable besides creating Categories…
Creating categories isn’t the fix. That makes multiple instances of the same effect (which happens all the time) a nightmare. The fix is the ability to create a custom list of effects you use a lot and/or the ability to assign hot-keys to effects.
Which button are you talking about - the up arrow at the top of the Effect Menu and the down arrow at the bottom? Those should work if you hold either button down until you want to stop scrolling. Those actions don’t cycle through from top to bottom or bottom to top. If you want that, use UP arrow or DOWN arrow on the keyboard.
My screen is just as high that the last visible option of the menu isn’t displayed completely.
When hovering it, the UI detects that it isn’t completely on-screen and scrolls down until it is.
As during scrolling the elements will always align to the top edge, there will always be one element which isn’t completely visible.
So as long as I move my mouse inside the area of the partially-hidden option it will scroll down with each mouse event.
But thanks for the hint with the up and down arrow.
I will probably use them until the scrolling feature is available as they are a lot faster than pressing the buttons on screen.