Is this a bug?

• May 31, 2015 - 16:43

First of al congratulations with your great work. I'm very greatful that now I can enter an E sharp.. but I noticed another problem, I am working on a score with 3 flats at the key signature and I would like to enter an G sharp but when I type G and then Arrow up I get an A.


If you enter a G in a keysig with 3 sharps, that G is a G# already (unless prefixed with a natural).
Just look at the status bar, it tells you which note it is (amongst other things). The next pitch above is A, so that is what arrow up gives you. It not a bug, but a feature ;-)

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Actually, use "J" rather than "Ctrl+J" unless you only want to affect the spelling the current concert pitch mode (on or off).

Or enter the G# directly by typing G then adding a sharp using the toolbar, palette, or keyboard shortcut if you have defined one.

The algorithm for up/down arrows was indeed changed in response to numerous requests that we favor diatonic spellings.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Isn't that page for changes, not new features? Neither J nor Ctrl+J was in 1.3.

Oh, maybe you mean the change in the algorithm for default spelling? I guess it could be. I doubt the original was documented anywhere. It either did what you wanted by default or you needed to override it, and that hasn't changed. I think the specifics of the algorithm currently used are not really worth documenting, as I could easily imagine them being tweaked in the future.

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