Another version further, and the keyboard focus issues are still not fixed. It is completely frustrating and irritating to work with Melodyne in S1 for example. Using up/down arrows in Melodyne, which should move notes in Melodyne, switches the active track making Melodyne disappear. Using Undo on a Melodyne note regularly completely removes the Melodyne plugin all together because it does an undo on the track where you just put it on. Things in the arranger window gets undo'd, having no clue anymore what the state of the project is. This is just unworkable. And it is behaving like this ever since Studio One 4. I think this is the 4th time I report this issue.
Another new issue arose with 5.2: Melodyne (not checked other plugins) can no longer be run in a window if you have S1 in full screen. It will only allow you to doc it, have it on a separated fullscreen or puts it on a desktop window and not in S1. (OSX 10.14.5).
And the layer selects are still not respected. Everything in S1 that has multi-select does actions on all of the selected elements, but not the track layers. As a senior developer I cannot get my head around the fact that Persons is just unwilling to flag this as a bug. It does not crash the app, but it does not do what you expect it to do either. Plus it's not in line of the behaviour in the rest of the app. It is just annoying if you had a bad singer in and want to delete 10 takes. Selecting them all and right-click to delete does not delete the selected tracks, only the one on which you right-clicked. Right-clicking on a layer that was not in the selection just removes the selection and selects the layer on which you right-clicked. What is the point in having a multi-select option if it doesn't do anything at all, but confuse the user?
Adding new features is great, and I love a lot of the new functionality. But I'd much more like it if these crucial workflow issues were fixed.