How to adjust note duration without inserting extra notes?
In the example attached to this post, a succession of three notes are spaced one beat apart, beginning 1/16 rest after the beginning of the measure. The first two notes have a duration of two beats (half notes), and the third note has a duration of one beat. In MuseScore, the three notes are displayed as a succession of tied notes. If I change the duration of the first note, middle C, to one beat by clicking on it, making it turn red, then clicking on the quarter note icon in the toolbar, the duration of the note is changed to one beat, as expected. However, MuseScore adds two extra notes, of the same pitch, having a duration of 1/16 note, at beat 2.25 and at beat 3. How can I make MuseScore not do that? I just want to change the duration of the first note, without adding extra notes and without changing the timing or duration of following notes.