Delete option in Measure context and Edit menus is confusing since it does not delete the measure
I find the Delete option in Measure context and Edit menus (with a measure selected) confusing, because it could have one of two potential meanings:
a) delete the selected item, e.g. acceptable if a note is selected, but will not work as expected if a measure is selected and your expectation is to have the measure removed.
b) clear the contents of the selected item, which makes sense for a selected measure or note
The fact that there is a separate measure context menu entry for "Remove Selected Measures", which does what one expects, makes it even more obvious that Delete could be improved on.
My suggestion is to change Delete to Clear in all related places (this is what I have used and can think of)
a) Measure context menu
b) Note context menu
c) Measure context menu
d) Edit menu
to consistently get rid of the confusing "Delete" string.
For (a), (b) and (c) it will clear/empty the value.
c) Single quarter selected rest, does not seem to be doing anything
b) Multiple selected rests, will turn them into their larger value (e.g. if you select 2 quarter rests, will turn into a half rest; will turn 4 quarter rests into a whole rest)
For consistency's sake, I would prefer to
a) rather change to Clear everywhere it works, vs
b) only changing it where it is confusing for Measures, and leave on Delete for the rest
Special consideration to Text context menu and Text Box:
Does it make sense to change to clear here? Or
a) change selected Text to Clear (since it still works) but
b) keep Text Box to Delete.
The Text Box could be considered similar to a Measure where both Clear (delete) and Remove (equivalent to "Remove Selected Measures") could be valid options.
- Restore "Delete selected measures" options to menus :
- @mattmcclinch : I would suggest renaming the current "Delete" command to "Clear"
- @mike320 "Clear" for the del key makes perfect sense
- Add "Delete Selected Measures" command to context menu
- @Jojo-Schmitz : ... (IMHO good) suggestion to re-label the 'normal' "Delete" with "Clear"