How do I tie the note I just added back to its predecessor?
I know about the '+' command for tying a note to its follower, but that's what I want to happen less than 1% of the time. The 99.9% case is where I'm zipping along, entering notes, and I get something like an eighth tied to a half tied to a whole. To do this from the keyboard, I have to enter the first two notes ('4', 'c', '6', 'c'), hit the back arrow twice, hit '+', enter the next note ('7', 'c'), hit the back arrow twice, hit '+', then continue. That's a lot of keystrokes. There are commands that affect the last note entered (like the up and down arrows to shift by a half step). Is there a way to configure the default for '+' to apply to the PREVIOUS note, tying it back to the one before it? It would save a lot of unnecessary fiddling on the arrow keys and would fit the way I transcribe or copy music much better.
EDIT: If a note I am about to enter is supposed to be tied to its successor, pressing '+' before entering the note does nothing. For example, pressing "4 + c 5 c" does NOT produce an eighth note tied to a quarter note.