Rename shortcuts "Go to previous/next chord.." to mention rests

• Nov 17, 2011 - 22:58
S4 - Minor

I think because there are other score elements (such as notes and rests), the shortcuts for 'Previous/Next Chord' should be renamed to something like 'Previous/Next Element (or object?)'.

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Title Rename shortcuts 'Previous/Next Chord' to 'Previous/Next Element' Rename shortcuts "Go to previous/next chord.." to mention rests
Status (old) fixed active

No, that's different. "Harmony" is what we might call a chord *symbol* - Eb7 or whatever. "Chord" is the actual note or notes. The shortcuts in question were the ordinary left and right cursor keys for moving horizontally through your score. Because the same shortcuts are now used for moving text, the new names are

Go to previous chord or move text left
Go to next chord or move text right

It remains the case that "chord" is a bit of a misnomer here, as the shortcut also stops on rests. However, "element" is not right either, as it's not *all* elements you can navigate to in this fashion - only chords and rests. And someday I hope to see (or perhaps add myself) a true "previous/next element" shortcut that would allow you to navigate to dynamics, clefs, barlines, etc.

So in order to be more accurate than the current text, if would have to be something like:

Go to previous chord or rest, or move text left

A chord, a rest... the current message might not be 100% accurate, it conveys the message no? we can make it two more words long, sure... but really?