inconsistent behavior when entering rests

• Aug 23, 2016 - 17:37
Reported version
Graphical (UI)

During the population of a staff, one normally selects the next input point, if it is not already selected, then clicks a note value, then presses 0 to enter a rest, whereupon the blue input rectangle moves to the next input position. This is normal, user-friendly behavior, but it is not consistent when beginning a new measure. Let's say Note input mode is off, and there is a measure in 4/4 time with a whole rest sitting in it. Click on the rest, then click on a half-note icon, then pess 0. A half rest correctly replaces the whole rest, but one would expect the blue input rectangle to jump to the right, to another (newly created) half rest. Instead, the input rectangle remains on the just-created half rest. One must press 0 a second time, wherepon the input rectangle moves as expected. I suggest fixing ths behavior to be consistent with the first-described behavior.



It sounds like you are doing things in the wrong order. You are suppsoed to select the duration *after* entering note input mode, not before. And the actual difference between to the two cases you are describing is that in one, you are already in note input mode when you press 0; in the other you are not. That is, the automatic cursor advance happens only if you are already in note input mode when you press 0. It has nothing to do with whether you are beginning a new measure or not.

That said, if you enter a *note* instead of a *rest* while not in note input mdoe, the cursor does advance, and it's not really clear why the difference exists.