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|AMD Ryzen 3700X
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|0000526: Suggest add a Perpetual session button
|Searching for answers to the question below, in the manual, I found out how Perpetual session works, and I think its a great feature.
To help users take advantage of it, would it be useful to add a button at top right of program window?
This would make it easy to turn on for a project, and turn off when finished the work and rendered, without going into Preferences every time.
My question before that was: Save vs Save session? What is the difference if any? If none, seeing they both update the xml, then why the two items?
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A button for Perpetual Session would be nice, but another infrequently used button can be clutter. For example the "FF" button is used so rarely and just takes up space when most people will always just use FFmpeg. However, it is necessary to ensure that users are aware of the fact that there are alternatives.
About "Save vs Save session? What is the difference if any?" Actually there is a difference which I am discussing with GG to eliminate as it is just confusing to users. The problem began when critics complained that Ctrl-s does not work -- just like Ctrl-z did not work for undo and supposedly the whole world expects them to. I disagree, especially with Ctrl-s which from the dawn of Computer time has always meant "What Ctrl-S does is to pause flow-control (XOFF), that means that the terminal will accept inputs but will not show the output of anything."
Anyway the fact of the matter is that "s" saves the session and "Ctrl-s" saves the session AND "saves settings now" (as under the Settings pulldown). The "Save settings now" replaces the $HOME/.bcast5/Cinelerra_rc file. But I have not been able to create a situation where this is needed.