Bug: chosen note duration not respected when overwriting a default rest measure with a note
Platform: Windows 7 / 64b
There is a subtle (needless?) difference between the default full measure rests which populate an empty musescore score and full measure rests which are manually entered. I didn't even realize there was a difference until recently, though I'm a relatively new user so maybe everyone appreciates the difference.
The default full measure rest has a couple bear traps that I've fallen into many times. Normally, when a note is selected, the toolbar shows the duration of the note by highlighting the corresponding icon on the toolbar. But for some reason, when one of these default rests is chosen, the duration shows up as a quarter note. It would be just a minor polish annoyance if that was the end of it, but it appears to have deeper consequences.
Notably, when not in note entry mode, click on a default measure rest. Then click on, say, the whole note duration icon on the toolbar, then type "a" to enter a whole note A. Surprise, you got a quarter note A!
I've uploaded a short (2.5 minute) video to youtube which demonstrates the behavior.