Is number 7 (semibreve) playing up?

• Aug 13, 2018 - 15:45

I was wondering if there is a problem when using the number 7 (semibreve or whole note) for selecting your note length.

Every time I use it the symbol of the semibreve lights up on the top, but when I put a note down, I always end up with a crotchet (quarter note).

I always have to repeat the action a few times before I actually end up with a whole note.

I have just downloaded the latest version of MS (2.2.4?) and had hoped the problem would be gone, as I have experienced it in all the previous versions I have used.

Has anyone else had similar experiences, or does anyone know what the cause/solution is, as it is a highly annoying problem.

Thank you in advance.


In reply to by Shoichi

Hi Shoichi,
it happens in any time signature (not 3/4 or something, of course, where you don't need semibreves) and in any score I work on.
Every time I want to put a semibreve down, the problem occurs.

In reply to by Shoichi

Yes, it happened in the first bar I entered a note (after pressing 7), that was the 1st empty bar (bar 8).
After that it seemed to be working as normal.
I haven't got the faintest idea why, though.
Thank you for your input.

If you are not in note input mode, press a number for a different duration, then press a note letter (a-g) you will get a 1/4 note rather than the selected duration. I've often been annoyed by this same result, but I end up fixing it, usually by pressing ww to change the 1/4 to a 1/2 then a whole note.

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