asked Sep 06 '15 at 22:02 by MJ (501)


Hi There ! I'm testing Beta 1.2 r7 I would like to see some impovements regarding the Zoom Functions :

1) When something is selected (for exemple a clip in the arrange window) if I use the ZOOM IN Key command, the focus DO NOT stay on my selection ... which is VERY disturbing

2) The ZOOM TO FIT command no longer behaves the same as in 1.11 ? Apparently, It now acts as a ZOOM OUT FULL command ... I'm happy to see a ZOOM OUT FULL command, but I also need a ZOOM TO SELECTION command

This is So so so sooooo important for my workflow !!!

I think a lot of DAW users are addicted to this workflow :

We want to clic & select something :

then Press ZOOM TO SELECTION ... Then we do the work .. then we press ZOOM OUT FULL

Thank you for your consideration

MJ -

+1 for hotkeys for vertical zoom.

  — (Nov 29 '15 at 06:30) ShamBeam

Hey, what you want is a zoom to selection command. The zoom to fit command will basically show you all object in the current panel, like timeline or in an editor. As far as I can tell zoom to selection does not currently exist, but could be a good thing to have. :)


answered Sep 07 '15 at 10:08 by fredrik (186)

Yes it would be a great addition Because most people coming from Cubase / Protools / Logic will miss the Zoom To selection Command

  — (Sep 07 '15 at 22:14) MJ

Just zoom in with dragging up and down while holding the mouse wheel button or hold ctr + alt while scrolling up and down with the mouse wheel.


answered Sep 07 '15 at 14:20 by Ulrich (575)


OK This is cool

But most people coming from Cubase / Protools / Logic will miss the Zoom To selection Command anyway

  — (Sep 07 '15 at 22:13) MJ

Thank you for your answers,

What about keeping the Focus on the selected area while using the ZOOM IN key command ?


answered Sep 07 '15 at 22:14 by MJ (501)

I agree as well. Also, I discovered the Zoom GUI and totally dig it! I am able to zoom out to about 60 tracks or zoom in to about 3 tracks, very much like Logic. Would be cool to just zoom the arrangement area and not the whole GUI. Maybe they can assign zoom GUI to selective areas of Bitwig. This would be a big up over Ableton, total workflow enhancement.


answered Dec 11 '15 at 20:39 by deep6ixx (41)

Voting for better Zoom keyboard shortcuts as well. Zoom to Fit Selection, and being able to toggle between zoomed and un-zoomed. If I could just have that one, my Bitwig life would be SWEET


answered Dec 22 '15 at 08:15 by ZAU (66)

Totally agree with this. In Logic you can use a key modifier to bring up a magnifying glass mouse icon, which you can use to highlight a square / rectangular selection area and zoom right in to that particular zone. Press the modifier and double click anywhere to zoom back out to the full size of the project - simple and awesome!

I would give anything to have this feature in Bitwig.The one most unbearable thing I've found about both Ableton and Bitwig is the amount of time one has to waste dragging the zoom bar or scrolling endlessly up and down to zoom in and out :(

Also, is there any way to make tracks / regions taller when zoomed in? The more I zoom in on an audio region the more narrow it seems to become vertically, which makes it really difficult to gague where abouts in the waveform you are after a certain point. A resize channel height / width feature would be a real breath of fresh air...!

Much love


answered Feb 25 '16 at 20:34 by mistaminer (31)

totaly agree. Snitch out Ableton


answered Sep 08 '15 at 15:09 by Kukanator (31)

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