Context Menus

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Several context-menus are available to filter the view of the device tree. This topic explains the context menus from a site, a device and a parameter.

The context menu of a site

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[Site Name]
The site’s name (in the example above: local)

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[Toggle Preview]

Toggles the site to be included in / excluded from the preview. When the site is included in the preview the site icon is highlighted in blue as seen in the top image.
If it is not in the preview the icon not highlighted.

[Store Active]
Stores all active parameters of the site's devices as containers to the sequence.

[All Active]
Activates all parameters of all devices of this site (every parameter will turn red).

[All Active (Partially Active Devices)]
Activates all parameters of all layers of this site that already have active parameters.

[Clear All Active]
De-activates the active status off all parameters of all devices of this site. The values will be kept and not set back to default.

[Reset All]
Resets all parameters for all devices of this site to their default values and removes their active status.

[Rename]
Enables you to rename the site. You can do this by pressing F2 as well.

[Remove]
Removes the site irrevocably from the device tree. You will have to confirm this action in a pop-up window.

[Hide]
This command will hide the site in the device list. To show it again, right-click on another site and choose the "Toggle Sides" command as explained below.

[Toggle Devices]
Choose if you want to show all devices, hide all devices or show / hide single devices of this site in the device tree. A time-saving way to select and hide more than one layer is using the right-click menu of a device.

[Toggle Sites]
Choose which sites you want to show or hide in the device tree.

[Add Layer]
Adds one new layer to your site. A pop-up lets you choose the type of layer. This command depends on your PB product.

[Add Multiple Layers]
Adds several new layers to your site. A pop-up lets you choose the type of layer. This command depends on your PB product.

[Create Virtual Site]
This command will create a Virtual Site out of all selected sites. Please see Virtual Site for detailed information.

[Adopt from Site]
Loads all current values and contents of the chosen site into the layers of this site (timeline programming will not be affected).

[Toggle Fullscreen]
This command toggles the site into fullscreen and out of fullscreen.

The context menu of a device or layer

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[Device Name]
Shows the device’s / layer's name (in the example above: Layer 1)

[Store Active]
Stores all active parameters of the device as containers to the sequence.

[All Active]
This command will activate all parameters of this device (every parameter will turn red).

[Clear All Active]
De-activates the active status off all parameters of this device. The values will be kept and not set back to default.

[Reset All]
Resets all parameters of this layer to their default values and removes their active status.

[Rename]
This command will enable you to rename the device. You can also do this by pressing F2.

[Remove]
Removes the layer from the site. Please note that the layer will not only be hidden as with the command "Hide".

[Copy FX Structure]
This command copies the FX structure of this device in order to provide it for another layer. This refers to the FX types and their order.

[Paste FX Structure]
Copy a FX Structure from another layer first. This command then pastes the FX structure to this layer. If this layer already contains FX, it will add the copied FX structure after the existing FX.

[Remove All FX]
This command removes all FX of this device. Please note: Once an effect is removed from the layer, it won’t be available any more for all of the layer’s clip containers which used this effect.

[Hide]
This command will hide the device in the device tree.

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[Toggle Devices]

The pop-up enables you to show and hide layers. This can be done with single or all layers, or depend on your current layer selection.
Selected layers are highlighted blue. To multi-select layers, press CTRL or SHIFT.
For an example refer to the topic "Structure of devices" explains the

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[Toggle Parameters]

The pop-up enables you to show and hide parameters. This can be done with single or all parameters, or depend on your currently used once (stored keys in the sequence).
In addition, the list shows you the keyboard shortcuts to apply the filtering to any device selection.

[Toggle Selection Lock]
Choose Toggle Selection Lock to lock the current selection. A lock icon will display the locked selection. Clicking on a device beside this selection will load the device into the device control tab. You can modify its parameters without loosing the locked selection. This explained in more detail in the next topic "Device Selection".

The context menu of a parameter

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[Parameter Name]
Shows the parameter’s (in the example above: Opacity).

[Store Active]
Stores all active parameters of the device as containers to the sequence.

[Active]
Activates the parameter (parameter will turn red).

[Clear Active]
De-activates the active status off this parameters. The value will be kept and not set back to default.

[Reset]
Resets the parameters to its default value and removes its active status.

[Hide]
Hides the parameter in the device tree. To show it again, right-click on the layer and choose the "Toggle Parameter" command as explained above. The topic "Structure of the Device View" shows as well the keyboard shortcuts to toggle parameters.

[Toggle Key Mode]
Allows you to detach the parameters events from the existing clip containers. This applies to all sequences.
Please note: This command cannot be undone. For more details see the topic "Programming".

[Load into Curve Editor]
To edit the parameter curve do a right-click and choose "Load into Curve Editor" or double-click on the Curve Editor icon in front of the parameters (you will find the Curve Editor Tab under Tabs - Curve Editor). Please see the Curve Editor description for detailed information.

device-tree_parameter-changeThe device tree also allows direct changes to any parameter value:
1) left-click the value and drag it
2) double-click in the numeric box and enter a new value using the keyboard.