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Mixer track names don't wrap on Windows 10

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:56 am
by Andymusikus
I constantly get projects with a little longer track names. They are completely visuable in the arrange window and the left detail column of the mixer window. But below the faders I can only see 10 characters (24channels each monitor), even on a big monitor.
After a complete hour of my exhausting search in the internet, the manual and the program settings the forum seems to be my last hope. It's a silly little point but I really do not find the instruction anywhere to change the font size or choose a 2-line setting of the channel name. In the arrangement window it's so intuitively simple..
Any help will be VERY MUCH apprciated - thanks a lot in advance :D

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:18 am
by SteelyDani

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:42 am
by Andymusikus
Hmm, I had seen the "insert name" problems (which I by the way also suffer from), but was not aware that it could be connected to a systemwide problem. No other reply means nobody else cares - correct? I am a Cubase user from the beginning but evry year I think about leaving :-(

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:32 am
by planarchist
Andymusikus wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:56 am
...... below the faders I can only see 10 characters (24channels each monitor), even on a big monitor.
What version of Cubase are you on? Though I don't usually have such long track names I have managed just fine as a test (and it's wrapped to the next line....see example screen grab). I didn't change anything to get this. You do need to have spaces to get the name to wrap though...well one at least!
long track name.PNG
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If you think folk could benefit from some customization options in this area (and I'd agree it might be useful if not top of my list) then maybe a post in the "Feature Requests and Suggestions" Forum might be worth a go....Steinberg appear to be listening more than ever to their users so if you can garder some support there you might see something. I'd also suggest linking to any post you do put there from this one....

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:43 pm
by Andymusikus
Thanks a lot for your support, Nic. I am on 9.5, what version are you on? Your screenshot shows a usable & acceptable name display compared to mine (see my screenshot).. If you did not adjust anything and don't know how to do it maybe there is nothing to adjust and with some display resolutions it's working with others not.

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:42 pm
by Panther
Andymusikus wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:43 pm
Your screenshot shows a usable & acceptable name display compared to mine (see my screenshot).. If you did not adjust anything and don't know how to do it maybe there is nothing to adjust and with some display resolutions it's working with others not.
Use a "space" instead of an "underline" to separate words/codes. This way your descriptions will be able to wrap the line properly as intended. ;)

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:19 pm
by planarchist
You're welcome and I'm on 9.5 Pro too.

It has to be a space to get the track name to wrap...not an underscore as you have. Looks like I can do 11 characters, space then another 11. It doesn't wrap a second time.

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:37 pm
by Andymusikus
I already checked the "make a space" solution. It does not work here. Can't get a line wrap.
Changing a whole project's names (73 tracks) would be no fun (but of some help at least).
I'll contact Steinberg via phone and post the answer here.

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:54 pm
by Carvin Man
I have the same name labeling issues in the mixer. C9.5 on windows 10.

If it work for some, I have to check it further.

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:45 pm
by Andymusikus
Just had a 1h phone call with the support. Deleting Presets etc. did not help. They could reproduce it on Win 10. So, no help atm. We'll have to wait...

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:53 pm
by planarchist
Hmmmm....shall have to check it on my Win 10 systems, the examples I showed were on the Win 7 one.

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:34 pm
by planarchist
Andymusikus wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:45 pm
Just had a 1h phone call with the support. Deleting Presets etc. did not help. They could reproduce it on Win 10. So, no help atm. We'll have to wait...
Looks like it's a Windows 10 then but wonder if it's all Win 10 systems....no wrapping on my Windows 10 system.....I can get 13 characters in a line (which is more than on the Win 7 system) but it won't wrap with or without spaces.

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:03 am
by Barry Berk
Same issue here. Cubase 9.5 with Windows 10. No wrap with or without spaces.

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:42 pm
by PeteL
No wrapping here. Win10, Cubase 9.51

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:14 pm
by nicoroy123
Still no solution to this ?
The problem seem to be still there 4 months later...

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 11:28 am
by planarchist
....not seen it raised in the Issues forum, which might be wise for those keen to have it solved.

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 12:02 pm
by Romantique Tp
Try running Cubase in Safe Start Mode:
https://www.steinberg.net/nc/en/support ... ences.html

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 12:23 pm
by Andymusikus
No, still no solution in Pro 9.5.21 :oops:
I thought may be the Musikmesse in Frankfurt would show a new update with fixes. But there was only a tiny Yamaha/Steinberg booth for "kids" to play. No Pro to talk to about these kind of probs. It's a shame.

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 9:54 am
by Carvin Man
"Try running Cubase in Safe Start Mode".... bla bla bla..... FIX IT! It is NOT FIXED.... so FIX IT!

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 11:08 am
by planarchist
Romantique Tp wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 12:02 pm
Try running Cubase in Safe Start Mode:
https://www.steinberg.net/nc/en/support ... ences.html
Sadly this doesn't fix it, it seems to be just Windows 10, I don't see it on my W7 machine (but do see it on both W10 machines). Not sure if it affects all W10 machines but not yet heard anyone with W10 who it doesn't affect.

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 12:55 pm
by Romantique Tp
Carvin Man wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 9:54 am
"Try running Cubase in Safe Start Mode".... bla bla bla..... FIX IT! It is NOT FIXED.... so FIX IT!
If it wasn't clear, I'm trying to check if this is an actual bug and not just your preferences acting up, which is a common cause of issues like this. What a strange way to react.
Andymusikus wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 12:23 pm
I thought may be the Musikmesse in Frankfurt would show a new update with fixes. But there was only a tiny Yamaha/Steinberg booth for "kids" to play. No Pro to talk to about these kind of probs. It's a shame.
Musikmesse was just one month after the last major Cubase maintenance update. The whole purpose of trade fairs like this is to show off products and innovations. Again, 9.5.20 had just been released, so even if this was the right place for proudly showcasing bugfix updates, they probably wouldn't be showing a super early alpha version of Cubase 9.5.30.

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 1:17 pm
by Rolander
I can confirm that word wrapping in Cubase 9.5 and Windows 10 doesn't work. But it is not a Windows problem because it works on Cubase 9.0 and Windows 10. So Steinberg is to blame for that. They have changed something between version 9.0 to 9.5.

Re: Visuable channel names too short - how to adjust?

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 3:31 pm
by planarchist
Rolander wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 1:17 pm
I can confirm that word wrapping in Cubase 9.5 and Windows 10 doesn't work. But it is not a Windows problem because it works on Cubase 9.0 and Windows 10. So Steinberg is to blame for that. They have changed something between version 9.0 to 9.5.
Not quite as simple as that......9.5 wraps just fine on Windows 7, it's the Cubase 9.5 with Windows 10 combination that shows the issue so looks like there's also something different in Win 10.

There was a new video engine with 9.5 so that may be the cause (though I thought that had also been added to 9.0.40?).

Re: Mixer track names don't wrap on Windows 10

Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 2:55 am
by nicoroy123
Still not fixed in 9.5.30!
Grrrr

Re: Mixer track names don't wrap on Windows 10

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 1:16 am
by ANeeman
Exactly - Grrrr! 8)