Add octave shift and accidental to next note
On the off-chance that this takes off...
When inputting notes, it is often impossible to get the note right immediately, so after the wrong pitch is inputted and sounds, it must be modified. My suggestion is to change that, or offer another note input mode/customisation to change that. These would be controlled by buttons and shortcuts for accidentals (as already exist), and for octave shifts.
The use case here should be simple: I don't like hearing or seeing the wrong notes while inputting notes, which happens very often.
Suggestion 1: Modify the blue note input bar. At the moment, there is a blue bar that highlights the horizontal location of the next note. I suggest changing this to show where the next note will be vertically.
Suggestion 2: Include buttons and optional shortcuts for octave shifts. The functionality would be the same as Ctrl+Up/Down, except applying to the next note inputted rather than the selected note. This would cause the blue note input bar to move up/down octaves as well, providing a visual cue.
Suggestion 3: Change the function of the accidental buttons and shortcuts to apply to the next note instead of the selected note when in note input mode. This could break a lot of workflows, so there should be an option to switch the functionality back by those who don't like it. Or just have separate shortcuts for next note accidentals.
The attached image shows a very rough idea of what Suggestion 1 and Suggestion 3 would look like.
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