Entry of dotted notes during note entry
I hesitate to revisit this old, old topic, but I've been doing a lot of note entry lately where I'm working from a printed score and entering a single voice verbatim. There are lots of dotted notes. I keep finding that the strategy with dot entry (viz., where using the dot changes the default duration for subsequent note entry) is rarely what I need. I don't usually have multiple dotted notes in a row. My most common cases are a dotted quarter followed by an eighth note, or a dotted eighth followed by a sixteenth.
Thus I'm surprised we don't have additional note entry shortcuts that say a) "next note is dotted but leave duration unchanged" and b) "change last-entered note to dotted, but leave note entry duration unchanged." In fact this latter style strikes me as (what might have been) a more logical behavior for shift-Q and shift-W, rather than switching the duration for subsequent notes. Whenever I use shift-Q/-W, I then need to remove the dot and reset the duration to what I actually want.
Was something like that ever considered for shift-Q/-W? Or was there any thought of using (say) shift-dot as a one-shot duration effect, affecting only the next note? I see a lot of earlier discussion of dots in note entry, dating back a decade, but I didn't find anything on this particular point.
Again, I realize the topic has been beat to death, but just in case there is already such a mechanism, or if there were compelling arguments against having such a "temporary duration" capability, I thought I'd ask.