I know Plogue is not a democracy, but since the poll option is still here I thought I'd try it out... :
With certain instruments/groups sometimes the only way to get a "sound" is to enter various values manually and see what happens, since the UI sliders don't have the same precision as the underlying value range floats/whatever, etc. blah blah, and sometimes I sort of hit a groove during improvisation just by typing in values as quickly as I can, and clicking/tabbing back and forth between different UI value fields. So, optimizing manual numeric entry can really help in time sensitive situations.
(I might be talking about two separate things here: what happens while mouse-clicking into a field, and what happens after entering a value and the field is still the field that is active/has focus.)
Just thought I'd ask folks what YOU would prefer. I'll just say right now that I think option 2 is a better way of clicking/messing with fields:
1) The existing behavior: when clicking in a field, an insert point is established between the values where you've clicked
2) When clicking into a field OR entering a new value, whatever the value is then *selected*, so that any new value entered will overwrite it (this way one doesn't have to hit CMD/CTRL A after hitting Enter every time). A second click or cursor keystroke will place the cursor into whatever desired specific place.
...for extra credit, what about a keystroke cursor key combo where you can access the previous/next n
values of that field...? (I know that would be a whole nasty bit of new shit to write... but it would be nice!)