Improvement to Changing of Elements

• Sep 30, 2020 - 17:32
Reported version
3.5
Type
Functional
Frequency
Few
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

Currently, one has to

  1. Select an element like a p or a crescendo,
  2. delete it, and
  3. insert an f or the decrescendo.

Here's the proposal: Enable a more direct changing, where elements that would never be used simultaniously (like both p and f on the same note) can replace each other.
What will it look like for the user? You select the element, and then immediately, without needing to delete the old element, insert the new one via the palettes or a keyboard shortcut. The old element then is automatically replaced by the new one.

Here's a few common examples I could think of. There probably are more than 50 other use-cases, but that's a discussion for when this is implemented.

Dynamics
1. Select p
2. Click on f in the palette or use a keyboard-shortcut to insert a f.

Hairpins/Text
1. Select crescendo
2. Click on dececrescendo in the palette or use a keyboard-shortcut to insert a dececrescendo.

Other Lines
1. Select 8va
2. Click on 8vb in the palette or use a keyboard-shortcut to insert a 8vb.

Arpeggios
1. Select downwards-arpeggio
2. Click on upwards-arpeggio in the palette or use a keyboard-shortcut to insert a upwards-arpeggio.

Original post with some discussion: https://musescore.org/en/node/311091