Per request from Mark from Audulus, I’m posting this e-mail:
I have been having some troubles using the locked layout mode on the iPad.
What I always need to be able to do with the layout locked (and which Audulus does fine):
Press trigger buttons
What I sometimes want to do (and which Audulus allows as well):
Re-connect connections on the fly
Open a node
What I rarely if ever want to do (and which Audulus currently allows):
Set a knob’s or other object’s properties via a contextual menu — this usually happens when I’ve just tweeked a knob. The unwanted menu covers other controls.
Select and/or delete items — this happens all the time, Often with destructive consequences
The way I’ve seen it, there are at least two scenarios for Audulus users: Designing and performing, and possibly a third- customizing a stable set-up before performing.
Provide a long-press functionality to get at the contextual menu for items in the locked layout mode. That could work around the occasional need to enter a specific value into a knob, for instance, but relieve the user from having to back out of unwanted contextual menus.
Remove the “cut” and “delete” functionality in locked mode—perhaps keeping “copy”
Best yet, would it be possible to allow the user to specify exactly what is allowed in locked mode?