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Hi guys, I'm using an FLX, for the first time for a panto show and there are 3 fairly big general usability issues I've discovered with the software. Unless of course I've missed something subtle in the settings.

1. With an external screen plugged in I can't make the master cue list screen appear on the internal display which would be nice when the palette/position/beam etc is displayed on the external screen, as a consequence of this there is no way of knowing which current cue number you are on without swapping views, it would be nice to have the cue number shown somewhere even I it's just in the top corner of the screen or something.

2. There's no way of selecting a cue number manually using key entry, I hear you all cry that you can scroll the screen and press on it but this is completely impractical when you've got like 300 cues and you need to do it in a hurry.

3. Playback page locks. It would be really nice if a playback could be locked so that it always stays regardless of what playback page is selected.

These are just a few observations I've made as a novice FLX'er but a seasoned operator of various other consoles.

Do you guys even do feature requests?

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Hello,

Thank you for your comments. We really value user feedback and always ensure comments and requests are noted so that we can look to implement features and improve the software. 

See my comments below...

1- For this I would recommend disabling the External Monitor. If you tap SETUP -> System Settings -> External Monitor -> Disable, this will mean your VIEW key will now control the internal touchscreen. You will however still be able to switch the external monitor between Programming/Palettes using the on-screen button. If you wish to have your cue list internally, I would recommend switching the external monitor to faders, and then disable the monitor. The next software update will bring some changes to the external views, including bringing the Groups window externally. 

2- If your selected cue list cell is hovered over a cue number (blue cell), press ENTER, type a cue number, and tap ENTER, and this will jump you to the cue. This will not renumber the cue. To go to a cue, hold GO and type the cue you wish to go to, and then release. Similarly to snap to a cue hold SHIFT, then hold Go, release shift and then type the cue number and release GO. 

3- Playbacks can be page locked. To do this hold SETUP and tap the playback button to open its settings, then tap Advanced -> Page Locked. Click OK and this playback will always be on this fader irrespective of which playback page you are on. 

Hope this helps, if you have any queries do let me know. 

Edward

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Thanks Edward. I'll have a look at this stuff again tomorrow, I'm fairly certain there was no option to set the advanced options on playbacks when I tried but I will look at it again now I have your info.

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SETUP options on a playback can depend on whether the playback is programmed or not. For example an unprogrammed playback fader can be configured as a grand master, a programmed one can't, and the options under SETUP+P/B Button will reflect the available options. Edward's answer (3) should work regardless of whether the playback is programmed or not. Hope you find what you need...

Kevin

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I've checked out the holding down the go key, and it puts go-to cue/ into the command line which is all good,

Page locking is good found that under the advanced tab

Still no joy getting the cue list to appear on the internal screen yet, I'm sure it must be a quirk of whats on the screen at the time when the external screen is enabled.

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Hello,

If you tap SETUP -> System Settings -> External Monitor -> Disabled, tap SETUP to exit Setup, and then tap VIEW, which will toggle the internal touchscreen between faders and cues. You can then access the Output Window internally by holding SHIFT and tapping VIEW. 

Hope this helps,

Edward

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