e sharp

• Apr 23, 2016 - 05:49

when I try e sharp it gives me f natural, how do I change this?


Enter e
Enter the sign for Sharp either by double-clicking on the sign in the Accidentals palette or by keyboard shortcut (I have # set for Sharp, ' set for flat, = for Natural).
You could also achieve this by entering e, pressing the UpArrow and then j a couple of times as j is the keyboard shortcut to change enharmonic "spelling" of a note.


In reply to by KHS

I observe that e sharp is produced the "normal" way (i.e. up arrow on e natural) if the key signature is one that has a plausible cause for e sharp (such as a three-sharp-signature for e.g. f sharp minor). Similar for analogous cases like b sharp, c flat etc.

I believe this is a new feature in MS2; I never observed this when working with MS1. Really neat, could not be done better.

In reply to by azumbrunn

Glad you like it! I seem to recall there was actually a lot of tweaking of how that worked between 1.3 and 2.0. It's impossible to guess exactly what is wanted all the time, but the current algorithm is the result of a series of suggestions and compromises between conflicting requests and I agree it basically works well.

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