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Timer or clock at upper left of screen

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eflester
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I have tried searching for this but haven't come up with the right terms. Someone else must have wondered: there's a clock or timer in the upper left hand portion of the Hydrogen screen. Mine always shows all zeroes. I have Hydrogen installed on two Linux and one Windows machine, and they all look about the same: zeroes. Is there a way to start and/or use this clock, for instance, to tell how long a composition is?

konradjr
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Hi eflester,

This timer shows the time-progress of the song. I'm assuming you mean the following timer.

It shows you the time-position of the song. Usually it starts counting once you press play (see the following screenshot).

Is yours not changing once you press play?
To tell how long a song is, I select 'SONG' in the screenshot above and scroll to the end of the song (you can click on the numbers above the squares (which represent the patterns), and click the double right arrow until I reach the end of my song.

eflester
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Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I can't see the images in your post. The timer I am referring to is in the upper-left portion of the screen, beneath the menu words "Project  Undo  Instruments". It never changes from reading 00 00 00 000.

It's worth mentioning that I have Hydrogen installed on 3 machines, one of which is Windows 7, one Bodhi Linux, and the last Ubuntu, and they all do this. The version on the Windows machine, which I am currentlyusing, is 0.9.6.

The only way I can tell how long a song is is if I time it with an external instrument, such as my watch.

 

 

thijs
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Hi

are you sure that you are in song mode ?

if so, just click on the timeline in the song editor.  that's the horizontal ruler that shows the measure numbers (just below the BPM bar)

when you click you should see the playhead jump to that location

click at the end of the song and the timer should display the duration of your song

 

grtz

Thijs

eflester
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Thanks for your reply. I'm afraid that no matter what I've tried, that timer sits at zero. I can move the arrow around in the timeline by clicking, but the timer is not affected. 

It's not really a big deal, I can get around the problem, but I was curious about the timer.

thijs
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what version(s) of hydrogen are you running ?

eflester
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I have version 0.9.6-svn on two Linux laptops and one Windows 7 laptop.