It happens for me regardless of the Scroll to Playhead on Zoom setting being on or off. It does not happen for me when Centre the Playhead is on.
Something else I noticed while testing this. I realize these are different issues and probably don’t belong in this thread, but I included them because they seem somewhat related, at least in the sense that it pertains to switching between the Source and Project tab and may provide a hint:
- First GIF: If I switch from Project to Source and then press Space to start the playback immediately, it will stop playback again automatically (as if it overwrites the player state with some default after switching tabs, but delayed). Switching to Project isn’t as instant, so I guess it doesn’t work there.
- Second GIF: Loading a file and then immediately switching to Project starts playback on the Project tab. Again, it seems to automatically change the state of the player (this time starting playback after loading a file), but delayed, so it affects the Project tab.
Perhaps something similar is happening with the on topic issue. The player might momentarily still be in the “Source” state (somehow due to the playback?), so it thinks it is at e.g. 5:00, the timeline jumps to that, then it updates state to the correct 10:00 of where the “Project” actually is, in which case it scrolls as expected so that the head in the timeline is on the right, the same as if you would normally scroll through the player to the right.
Of course I have no idea of how this really works in the background, so excuse my ramblings if they are nonsense.
I press Space after switching to Source:
I drop the file to set it as Source and switch to Project quickly (no other buttons pressed):