Misclicking when attempting to create a range selection causes the current selection to be lost

• Nov 21, 2019 - 18:57
Reported version
3.3
Type
Ergonomical (UX)
Frequency
Once
Severity
S4 - Minor
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
Yes
Project

To reproduce: Select a note or a bar, then shift-click in empty space.

Expected behaviour: If the user is shift-clicking while they have an existing selection, it can be assumed that they're attempting to create a range selection. If they're shift-clicking empty space, it's probably a misclick (e.g. slightly missing a note which is on a ledger line). Therefore, the existing selection should be preserved, so that the user can try again.

Observed behaviour: The user's current selection is dismissed. This means that, in order to create the range selection as intended, they need to start again from the beginning.


Comments

I hope you're distinguishing "truly empty space" from "empty space on a staff", which is my normal shift-click to extend/end a range selection.