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Hello, I just wanted to request in the next Helix update the ability to DELETE a patch.  Simple addition in the edit menu.

Thank you.

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Can you describe exactly how you envision the delete operation? What exactly would you want to see/observe after it is complete? 

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9 hours ago, silverhead said:

What exactly would you want to see/observe after it is complete? 

 

Well "delete" being a function that tends to make things go away, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say he'd like to see a whole lot of nothing at the end...;)

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So .... nothing. No preset name. No Input block, no Output block. No parameters or settings of any sort anywhere in the preset. Oh, you say, .... well those things go without saying. What else goes without saying? In fact, perhaps the preset should disappear completely and be replaced with the 'following' non-deleted preset which move up to take its place. No trace of the deleted preset at all. Not what he had in mind? What, then, exactly should the state of the preset be, and those around it, after deletion?

 

I don't think the answer is so obvious. Please describe it in full detail.

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2 hours ago, silverhead said:

So .... nothing. No preset name. No Input block, no Output block. No parameters or settings of any sort anywhere in the preset. Oh, you say, .... well those things go without saying. What else goes without saying? In fact, perhaps the preset should disappear completely and be replaced with the 'following' non-deleted preset which move up to take its place. No trace of the deleted preset at all. Not what he had in mind? What, then, exactly should the state of the preset be, and those around it, after deletion?

 

I don't think the answer is so obvious. Please describe it in full detail.

 

First of all, I was just goofing around, hence the smiley face. Second, unless he actually returns to the thread to clarify, we'll never know... but that's hardly a justification for leaping to the conclusion that what he really wants is for the "delete" function to create a singularity and swallow the entire planet.

 

If I'm wrong, so be it... but I'm pretty sure he just wants an empty slot without having to delete each individual block. Perhaps he doesn't realize he can clear all the blocks away at once.... who knows. Either way, it's a bit of a stretch to assume from his one sentence request that he wants input and output blocks to vanish as well, or that he'd like the next patch to magically take the place of the deleted one. Maybe it's just me, but when I hear hoof beats, I think "horse"... not "zebra".

 

Regardless, twenty bucks says it's a moot point anyway, and the OP doesn't come back to address it either way.

 

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I'm just trying to get people to be specific about what they're asking for. I think most people, when they think it through, come to realize that what they actually want is to get a copy of New Preset to replace the preset they want to delete. But that's already easily achieved. The new Delete feature would save a whole two mouse clicks compared to the existing copy/paste feature. Personally I'd rather have the developers working on things that  add features and capabilities.

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