Ableton Live Insider Tips – Options.txt Part 5 (Video Tutorial) – Secret Feature

Part 5 of the series "Ableton Live Insider Tips" explains what the command NoAutoArming does, that you can add to the Options.txt file and what it might be useful for.

Download the Options.txt file with the commands from all the video tutorials (Right-click and choose Save Link as) Don't forget to only keep either -NoAutoArming or -EnableArmOnSelection as they conflict with each other.

Questions or suggestions? Leave me a comment below. :)

You can find the initial instructions in the tutorial Options.txt Part 1. Onwards to Ableton Live Insider Tips - Options.txt Part 6.

By |2017-12-15T19:36:06+00:00March 4th, 2013|Ableton Live Tutorials|3 Comments

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  1. Bill May 4, 2013 at 14:25 - Reply

    This is a great tip thanks. I was having a major issue with external instruments auto arming associated tracks with ‘linked’ audio tracks / midi channels.
    Adding this completely remedied it, and helped get rid of the dreaded ‘dimmed’ record button.

  2. Andrew MacLaggan January 9, 2016 at 00:29 - Reply

    Very helpful, thanks!

  3. […] All the basics are explained in Options.txt Part 1. Continue to Ableton Live Insider Tips – Options.txt Part 5. […]

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