There’s always been a fairly distinct seperation between the zynth GUI and anything that involves naming ( or not selected from a list if you prefer). Certainly you can plug in a keyboard, ut what if you can’t then we are into the territory of on screen keyboard which when we go down to 2.8" screens ( @riban under 12 swimming certificate and minimum zynthian screen size user) .
The standard kit at 3.5" still wouldn’t allow a decent kbd that you could actually use fingers on.
But you’ve certainly identified something that starts to become a pressing issue the more productive you become.
The problem comes down to GUI screen’s that would produce text boxes some people couldn’t escape from, and that’s a bit of a problem.
There is, obviously, a simplistic but functioning autonaming scheme, snapshot 01, 02 etc but obviously that doesn’t tag a well as a fine name.
The other element is the present mechanism allows you access a lot of information like layers loaded in the snapshot and once again we’d end up with a fairly confused GUI. if we tried to do that at the GUI end.
In the Audio side we’ve tried to make the playback and previewing of things fast so you can quickly work down lists of possibly unrelated or misnamed objects and rename accordingly, but you are back at the webconf. I tend to run a pi 2 running raspbian lite adjacent to the ‘main’ zynth for just such a purpose.
As an ex Alpha Juno 2 owner I hope everyone agrees that naming things with encoders … (Does _ sit at the top of the set of below the lower case Numbers . . . .) is a gateway to insanity.
Sorry if this seems a bit negative but it has been considered.