Status bar with tied notes (sort of a bug)

• Sep 16, 2016 - 15:41
Reported version
Graphical (UI)
S5 - Suggestion

If a tied note is selected, and then a pitch change via up and down arrows or a ctrl+up/down for octave, the note data on the bottom of the screen ceases to display with List Selection as result. I realize that the selection goes from the initial note head to two note heads (with one tied note) with the pitch change, and this is probably the reason why it jumps into List Selection, but it seems like it would be rational to maintain the note information by having just one note head selected after the shift. Better yet: what would be really nice and more proper is if the two note heads (or any number of note heads of the same pitch) could be summed up, so e.g. with two tied quarter notes, instead of having it display Quarter, to actually have an additive display so it would say Tied Quarter + Quarter (Or Tied Quarter + Dotted Eighth) or something. It wouldn't be too difficult to have a "tied" algorithm display in languistic terms the selection.

I suppose the logic would be to check the selection, if the selection is of note heads only and they are tied with equal pitch, then figure out a string in relation to the ties and have that be part of the status display. Since there already is something that shows the note type like Dotted Quarter or whatever, you just have to concatenate the types into the display at the status bar with a link like "+" or something. Just thinking out loud, er, on the keyboard. Hope this is helpful.