Customizing the Interface

The WaveBurner interface is highly configurable, enabling you to adjust and arrange onscreen elements to meet your working preferences. All layout changes are saved with your project.

Handling Windows

You can hide or show various interface elements and windows with toolbar buttons, menu items, or keyboard shortcuts. Different sections of the interface can be resized, and the entire lists and Inspector area can be opened as an independent window. All layout changes are saved with your project.

To hide or show the following windows or elements
Do one of the following:
  • The lists and Inspector area can be hidden or shown by clicking the Lists toolbar button, or by choosing View > (Hide or Show) Lists Area.

  • The Mix lane can be hidden or shown by clicking the Mix Lane toolbar button, by choosing View > (Hide or Show) Mix Lane, or by using the Option-M keyboard shortcut. Use of the View > Maximum Zoom In (Option–Control–Down Arrow) and Maximum Zoom Out (Option–Control–Up Arrow) commands will also automatically hide or show the Mix lane, if open.

  • The Monitoring window can be hidden or shown by clicking the Monitoring Window toolbar button, by choosing Window > (Open or Close) Monitoring Window, or by using the Command-L keyboard shortcut.

  • All plug-in windows can be hidden or shown by choosing Window > (Hide or Show) All Plug-in Windows, or by using the V keyboard shortcut.

To adjust the relative sizes of each interface section
  • Drag the parallel lines shown in the borders of each interface area. Vertical borders can be dragged horizontally, and horizontal borders can be dragged vertically.

To open and close the lists and Inspector area in a separate window
Do one of the following:
  • Choose Window > Open Lists as Separate Window. The Wave View area and Mix lane, if open, are automatically resized.

  • Choose Window > Close Lists as Separate Window, or click the standard Mac OS X Close Window button (in the separate lists window) to reattach the lists and Inspector area to the main window. The Wave View area and Mix lane, if open, are automatically resized.

Handling Tabs and Lists

WaveBurner allows individual tabs in the Inspector or list areas to be opened as independent windows. You can also rearrange the layout of these areas to suit your workflow and to maximize screen usage. All layout changes are saved with your project.

To open list and Inspector tabs in a separate window
  • Hold any tab in the Inspector or lists areas, and drag it out of the area (a “ghost” window is shown while dragging, and a blue outline indicates the tab row). Release the mouse button, and the dragged tab will open as a new, independent window.

To reattach list and Inspector tabs opened in a separate window
  • Hold the tab in the Inspector or list area that you have opened as a separate window, and drag it to a position beside another tab in an area (a “ghost” window is shown while dragging, and a blue outline indicates the tab row). Release the mouse button, and the dragged tab is reattached to the area.

You are free to move tabs within—or between—the Inspector and list areas.

To rearrange list and Inspector tabs
  • Hold any tab in the Inspector or lists areas, and drag it to a position beside another tab in any area (a “ghost” window is shown while dragging, and a blue outline indicates the tab row). Release the mouse button, and the dragged tab is attached at the dropped position.

    Note: When the last tab has been moved from one area into another, the empty area is removed. It is possible to combine all Inspector tabs, the Regions and CD Tracks tabs, and both Plug-Ins tabs into a single, merged area.

To remove a list or Inspector tab
  1. Hold any tab in the Inspector or lists areas, and drag it out of the area (a “ghost” window is shown while dragging, and a blue outline indicates the tab row). Release the mouse button, and the dragged tab will open as a new, independent window.

  2. Click the standard Mac OS X Close Window button (in the separate tab window).

To restore the default list and Inspector layout
  1. Choose Window > Open Lists as Separate Window.

  2. Choose Window > Close Lists as Separate Window, or click the standard Mac OS X Close Window button (in the separate lists window) to reattach the lists and Inspector area to the main window.

To change a list layout
Do one of the following:
  • Drag the column name field horizontally to alter the column layout.

  • Horizontally drag the vertical lines between column name fields to change the width of columns.

Customizing the Toolbar

You are free to customize the toolbar to meet your needs.

To customize the toolbar
  1. Control-click (or right-click) the toolbar, then choose Customize Toolbar from the shortcut menu.

  2. Drag the buttons you want to add from the Customize Toolbar window to an empty area in the toolbar. If you drag a button between two existing buttons, they will move to make space for the new button.

  3. Click Done when finished.

    Note: You can also drag the entire “default set” from the bottom of the Customize Toolbar window.

To remove a toolbar item
  • Control-click (or right-click) the icon, then choose Remove Item from the shortcut menu.

To change the appearance of toolbar items
Do one of the following:
  • Control-click (or right-click) the toolbar, then choose Icon & Text, Icon Only, or Text Only from the shortcut menu.

  • Choose Icon & Text, Icon Only, or Text Only from the Show pop-up menu in the Customize Toolbar window.