Keyboard shortcuts for palette objects

• Jun 4, 2018 - 17:26
Priority
P1 - High
Type
Functional
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

It would be very useful to be able to assign palette objects to keyboard shortcuts. For example, assigning "CTRL+P" to "piano", "CTRL+P,CTRL+P" to "pianissimo", "SHIFT+T" to treble clef, "ALT+3" for 3/4 time signatures, or changing CTRL+M to duplicate the behavior of double-clicking the rehearsal marks (i.e. filling in the text automatically). While some of these are clearly just a minor convenience, others might be incredibly useful: think about a piece which changes time signatures frequently (though not consistently). (These shortcuts would also increase accessibility for those who have difficulty using a mouse)

Given that one can make his/her own palette objects, the ability to assign a keyboard shortcut to them would significantly increase the user's control and efficiency!

It'd be great if this were a possibility for 2.3.

Thank you for considering it.


Comments

For the record, this is definitely on the radar and has already been worked on as part of the a big accessibility project last summer. Although the work hasn't completed yet, it should be in MuseScore 3, not so sure about 2.3 but there's always a chance.

Generally, the version field is most relevant for bugs, so we can know what version of MsueScore has the bug. For features requests it isn't so relevamt, but in general, you should just say the version of MuseScore you actually are using. That way we know what version of MsueScore you are using when you realzied the feature would help. The developers decide for themselves what version might actually *get( the feature.