peter I don't like the idea of modifying playback behavior within song lyrics.
The idea is not to modify anything, but to add a simple Pause/Stop command capability in the Edit Lyrics , that would give us the ability to make an automated Pause anywhere in the song , similar to what you are doing with midi commands controlling an external device except you are simply controlling ST3 stop/Pause , this then creates a fix for those that don’t want an immediate change to next song by placing a PAUSE at the end of their song they choose to do this on , it also provides other users that might want to create an automated pause in their acts where they might not be near their remotes at that time of the show , then manually trigger the start to continue at their choice .
So this way you are not changing anything for existing users , you are giving the few users that need a method to change their external devices to suit them and you are also giving all users another feature to use as they see fit to suit their acts, you could say the the old saying killing multiple birds with one stone.
It has just occurred to me, that this new automated midi control to program change external devices is the reason i have to put a [00.00.01] in front of all my Lyrics so they wouldn't immediately highlight , which is something i felt was wrong as i did not want a highlight until i hit start, now i see why i have to do this, to accomodate an immediate program change to the few users that don't really want this to occur, perhaps you should restore back to the old method and don't immediately program change so they can complete their songs and all other users don't have to enter a 1 in to their timecode to avoid immediate highlights of lyrics, i think there are more of us that don't need midi program changes, but require lyrics that highlight as expected when hitting START.
I am use to modifying the first timecode to achieve a correct lyric display , surely the few people that require their presets to work correctly can get use to placing a PAUSE at the end of their songs.
Perhaps someone can think of a better fix to suit all of us.
I still think having auto pause capability in the Editor might be very useful to some users no matter what the outcome, but i still feel cheated having to enter a 1 in to my first timecode but at least now i know why.
Good luck with this one.