Space bar for playback

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sorry to hit you again so close, the space bar really should affect playback. THat's basically become a mac convention at this point, every single DAW and itunes and audio playback program uses it. It's also more convenient when you have a guitar in your hand than command R. I'm going to keep up reporting as I find stuff, because I would absolutely love for you guys to be able to do something better than GP, and their support system is also lousy.
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dave.delizza

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Sebastien, Manager

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Hi again,

In fact many people reported this problem. And I even make the mistakes myself. So I guess the space bar was not the right choice.

You know, Reflow is a DAW (ok, a raw one for sure) and a kind of word processor, so Space Bar makes sense to insert a space.

A solution would be (and this is the one I have retained) to start playback using space bar only in Viewer Mode, and Cmd-R if in Edition Mode.

What's your though about that ?
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Well, having a dedicated play button really is good. What I think, is that the space bar for playing, in this case, far outweighs the need for a text space. What most of the daw's do, is space only creates a space when you're entering text. I don't know how to make that distinction in XCode, i'm not a programmer, my knowledge is limited to playing around and experimenting. I think if you were to ask around, people would prefer the Spacebar for playback more than for the space. Thanks for your reply!
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I think spacebar should be for playback and use the right arrow key to make a space.
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Space for play is a long standing standard across any time based editing software. Besides, technically a space in music is just a note with no sound.
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Starting at Reflow 1.0.1, space bar will start/stop playback.

It should have been this way from the launch, my mistake.

Thanks for the feedback!