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In the project window, as in many other windows in Cubase, you will find that right-clicking (Ctrl-click for Mac users) in different regions will reveal a number of options related to the area in which you click, as displayed in Figure 4.35. In many cases, these context menus allow you to choose options that are also available in the menu or tool bar of the project window. However, having these options readily available in your workspace makes it easy to stay focused in that area and apply changes to events without having to move your mouse across the screen all the time.
You will learn more about these context menus as we learn how to edit events and work with a project.
As you can see in Figure 4.35, the default context menu, selected MIDI, or selected audio context menus display three parts separated by a line. The first one on top allows you to change your cursor to a different tool. The second part offers different functions and subfunctions that you can apply in this context. For example, when an audio event is selected, you can select the Audio > Event as Region option to create a region in the media pool from the visible portion of the event in your project's event list area. If you are a veteran Cubase VST user and are longing for the simple toolbox through the right-click (Ctrl-click on Mac), you can now customize this preference:
To display only the toolbox when right-clicking in the project window:
Select Preferences > Editing option from the File (PC) or Apple (Mac) menu.
At the bottom of the Editing pane, add a check next to the "Popup toolbox on right-click" option.
From this point on, a traditional toolbox will appear when you right-click (see Figure 4.36). This said, if you want to access the default context menu once again, simply hold the Ctrl(PC)/ (Mac) key as you right-click (or Ctrl-click on Mac).
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