Expanders for Plugin Subtrees in the Resources Window

To accentuate a set of common plugins, there are expander arrows on the left side of the Resources window. You will see these expanders only when in Display text mode, not icon mode. CINELERRA-GG’s default setup is in the file $CIN_DAT/expanders.txt but if the user wants their own specific setup and if the file in $HOME/.
exists, it will take precedence. If there are recommendations for other relevant categories, they can be added. The subtree structure is applicable to any of the Video Effects/Transitions or Audio Effects/Transitions. You can not sort once an expansion is in effect (figure 10.11).

The expanders.txt file has very specific requirements. The most specific is that there are no blanks – you must use tabs only. A # (pound sign) can be used in column 1 to indicate a comment. Here is a short example:

Figure 10.11: Down facing triangle, Right facing triangle = expander; "-" = options
Image expander

Video Effects
    - Color_Correction
        Blue Banana
			  Color 3 Way
        Color Balance
Audio Effects
    - Calf
    - Instruments / Generators
        L2_Calf Organ
        L2_Calf Monosynth
        L2_Calf Fluidsynth

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