General preferences

The General pane contains the following preferences:

Figure. General preferences.
  • “Cycle on” pop-up menu: Choose whether takes are created or software instrument recordings are merged, when recording in Cycle mode.

  • “Cycle off” pop-up menu: Choose whether software instrument recordings are replaced or merged when recording over existing MIDI regions, when Cycle mode is turned off.

  • “Enable Force Touch trackpad gestures” checkbox: When selected (default), additional functions are available in GarageBand using Force Touch trackpad gestures. For more information, see Force Touch trackpad gestures.

    Note: This checkbox is only visible if you have a Force Touch trackpad.

  • Reset Warnings button: Click to reset all warnings and alerts that were previously set to “Do not show again.”