Poll: Should Kontakt offer an option to disable the 'Do you want to save...?' dialog box?

BroHah@
BroHah@ Member Posts: 11 Member
edited June 18 in Kontakt

Poll: Should Kontakt offer an option to disable this dialog box?






I'm sure the dialog box is useful for many Kontakt users, especially for those that spend a lot of time and effort 'getting beneath the hood' of Kontakt.

On the other hand, I suppose there are many devoted, loyal Kontakt users that find it frustrating, especially when it occurs repeatedly while merely closing or replacing instruments that have not had any changes applied.

Personally, I have never found it helpful. Having to continually close it while searching for the perfect Kontakt instrument makes for a frustrating workflow. It discourages my compositional experimentation. Slows me down; adds aggravation to my otherwise blissful compositional experience.

Lack of an option to disable the dialog box feels like putting training wheels on a Ducati. Might those training wheels help an inexperienced user avoid an accident? Perhaps. Does a skilled rider with an unmodified bike have any use for training wheels?

Didn't think so.

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  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 1,176 Expert
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    Ok, seriously now, the option exists but it is hidden. Here is your solution:

    Go to registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Native Instruments\Kontakt 6 or 7 (what you have)

    Find the REG_DWORLD value named as "askWhenReplacingModifiedInstruments".

    Double click it and change the value from 1 to 0.

    Done ;-)

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  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 1,176 Expert
    edited June 18

    Poll for such thing? LOL... Ok why not?

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 1,960 Expert

    I'm with the yes vote on this, I find it annoying

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 1,176 Expert
    Answer ✓

    Ok, seriously now, the option exists but it is hidden. Here is your solution:

    Go to registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Native Instruments\Kontakt 6 or 7 (what you have)

    Find the REG_DWORLD value named as "askWhenReplacingModifiedInstruments".

    Double click it and change the value from 1 to 0.

    Done ;-)

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 1,960 Expert

    Cool - maybe it's in a plist somewhere on Mac?

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 1,960 Expert
    edited June 18

    Found it - it's in com.native-instruments.Kontakt 7.plist in /Users/username/Library/Preferences

    <key>askWhenReplacingModifiedInstruments</key>

    <integer>1</integer>

    - change to 0

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 1,176 Expert

    I have no idea about Mac Kymeia, all i know is that you don't have a registry.

    But maybe something similar, some place to store information?

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 1,960 Expert

    hmm that didn't work though - maybe I should reboot?

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 1,960 Expert

    Ah no it does work - the key is to take it literally - it only applies when replacing an instrument, not when closing the instrument or Kontakt itself

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 1,176 Expert

    On a closer look, it refers to a modified instrument, means when you drag another preset on the older one. But if you just close the instrument, no it doesn't work

  • Kymeia
    Kymeia Member Posts: 1,960 Expert
    edited June 18

    What annoys me more is the way the dialogue switches from - a 'No' response if you close an instrument and don't want to save, to a 'Yes' response when you close Kontakt and don't want to save, many times I have automatically clicked the wrong one because of this.

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 1,176 Expert
  • BroHah@
    BroHah@ Member Posts: 11 Member
    edited June 19

    @Sunborn Really appreciate that! Even though your suggestion doesn't cover every permutation, (as others have pointed out), it definitely helps reduce the annoyance... by more than 95%, in my situation. Suddenly, I'm enjoying Kontakt far more than ever before.

    I created a 'poll' since this issue doesn't seem to be on NI's radar. Even had some exchanges on a different thread with someone from NI that seemed fine with the way things are. I can understand wanting to protect users from losing a ton of 'under the hood' effort, but a 'nag' is still a nag. I love digging through my collection of Kontakt instruments... Hearing is believing, if I may twist a phrase. 'Use your ears' is such sage advice to musicians. That's a lot harder to do, when one's eyes, arms, wrists, and hands are being forced to do menial labor.

    Anyhow, the more of us that chime in about this, the closer we might be getting to a satisfactory method of keeping some of us musicians and experimenters happy(er).

    Thanks again, Sunborn!

  • BroHah@
    BroHah@ Member Posts: 11 Member

    I'm on Windows... made the registry change to the Dword value for askWhenReplacingModifiedInstruments for Kontakt 7.

    I've also got Kontakt 6 installed. I searched for "askWhenReplacingModifiedInstruments" but didn't find it anywhere else in my registry, aside from Battery.

    Any idea how I would make a similar change for Kontakt 6?


    Thanks.

  • Sunborn
    Sunborn Member Posts: 1,176 Expert

    Just copy the key from Kontakt 7 registry folder and paste it to the Kontakt 6 folder. It should work! If not, no harm can be done anyway :-)

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