Tie shortcut does not tie in chords

• Mar 30, 2019 - 04:07
Reported version
S4 - Minor

When attempting to tie notes in chords using the keyboard shortcut (CTRL +), notes do not tie.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Create a chord
2. Place a note after the chord which is the same as one of the notes in the chord
3. Press on the same note in the chord
4. Use the tie shortcut (Ctrl +).
The expected behaviour at this point is that the notes tie. However, the actual behaviour is that the notes do not tie.

The workaround is to use the tie button on the menu bar. It is only a problem with the keyboard shortcut.


Status active needs info

You are doing something wrong. The tie button works fine. You needs to explain step by step how you are entering the chord that does not tie.

Thanks for your reply.

I have no issue with the button. The problem is with the keyboard shortcut.

I can tie two notes together if they are individual, but if one of them is a chord and the other is a note (of the same pitch) or if both are chords, the keyboard shortcut does not work properly.

I am entering the chord using SHIFT + a (assuming the note I was entering was a). So if I was making an E minor chord I would press:
1. E
2. SHIFT + G
3. SHIFT + B

Following the example, I then place a G as a single note (or it could be part of another chord). I click on the first G (in the E minor chord) and press
1. CTRL + +
This should tie with the note after it, but it does not.

If I press the button, the expected behaviour occurs. If I use the keyboard shortcut, the expected behaviour does NOT occur. Instead no tie is placed.

Status needs info closed

I apologise for any inconvenience I have caused.
I was using the wrong shortcut.
I have closed the issue.

Sorry for the American jargon. When I said button, I meant the key on the keyboard you press to get a tie, also known as the shortcut.

To be clear for anyone wanting to understand this, if you are not in note input mode and you want to tie two chords together, they must have the same notes. Select the first chord using shift+click then press + to tie all of the notes together. If you want to tie to a single note, then you can either select the entire chord (not recommended) or click the note in the chord and press +. The reason I don't recommend selecting the entire chord is that if the other notes in the chord appear later in the score, you will get a tie to them, no matter how many measures later it might be.