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Drag Cursor Delay..

Timeline cursor drag lag

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#1 Guido

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Posted February 22, 2020 - 03:37 PM

Hi All


Returning to this after a few years off and trying to get back into the saddle.

When dragging the cursor on the track - is it normal for the playback to lag/ move at its own speed...?


I seem to recall when i was last using Reaper, when the timeline position/marker was dragged the playback would match the speed the cursor I moved the cursor along the timeline (almost like the marker was snapped to the mouse movement exactly...), as a result I am finding it hard to identify the measures in the custom I am creating the soundwave in this particular song does not have distinct enough peaks to pick out the measures.

As an example if I drag the mouse fast to the right - there is lag as the cursor moves at its own speed to the new mouse cursor position.


Is there a switch in the preferences that needs enabling..?




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#2 BornGamerRob

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Posted February 22, 2020 - 06:35 PM

That's the way it's typically set up. To change it....


Go into Preferences >> Editing Behavior > Mouse Modifiers


Change the Default action to "Scrub audio (looped-segment mode)" and that will probably be closer to what you are looking for. You can play around with these settings to see what your preference is.

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