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Old 2012-12-05, 20:26
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Is TAB key behavior a Propellerheads invention?

Hi folks,

For a long time I was thinking that one the most distinctive features of Reason, at least for a beginner, is the front/back rack switch using the TAB key.

I have explored/asked around on more general development forums/usenet groups if this UI behavior is a novelty from Propellerheads coming on the computer scene.

Unfortunately in the IT professionals/developers communities very few people ever heard of Reason. When asking, the classical response will be to jump to the usual English semantics of the common word 'reason'.

So I am coming to the source of 'trouble' :-)

Anyone around have some insights on this topic?

Dan.
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Old 2012-12-05, 20:35
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I don't really understand your question, maybe you have a Reason to elaborate a bit?
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Old 2012-12-05, 20:50
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I'm not sure if it's a Propellerhead invention, but it sure as hell is original!
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Old 2012-12-05, 21:18
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Hi folks,

For a long time I was thinking that one the most distinctive features of Reason, at least for a beginner, is the front/back rack switch using the TAB key.

I have explored/asked around on more general development forums/usenet groups if this UI behavior is a novelty from Propellerheads coming on the computer scene.

Unfortunately in the IT professionals/developers communities very few people ever heard of Reason. When asking, the classical response will be to jump to the usual English semantics of the common word 'reason'.

So I am coming to the source of 'trouble' :-)

Anyone around have some insights on this topic?

Dan.
Having been around since the age of the Dinosaurs myself, I can attest - yes - Propellerhead were the first to incorporate such a design (as well as the virtual rack). Hitting "Tab" and seeing the back of the rack - cables and all - was their invention. Nothing else like it on the market at the time in any products that I know of.

In fact, I don't think there is anything out there like it now, is there?
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Old 2012-12-05, 21:31
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Old 2012-12-05, 21:36
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its weird i try to press tab on so many pics and other piece of software...
tab is THE shit!
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Old 2012-12-06, 00:33
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In Ableton Live, pressing TAB switches between the Session View and the Arrangement View.

As to whether it was it Reason first... that's another question
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Old 2012-12-06, 01:15
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In Ableton Live, pressing TAB switches between the Session View and the Arrangement View.

As to whether it was it Reason first... that's another question
Reason predates Live 1 by nearly a year Dec 2000 vs October 2001
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