Next Chronological Element
P2 - Medium
S5 - Suggestion
MuseScore currently provides these shortcuts:
- Left/Right: Navigate to next note or rest in the current voice
- Alt+Left/Right: Navigate to next element in the current staff (similar to above but not just notes and rests).
Both actions keep the user in the same staff, ignoring content in other staves. It would be useful to have the ability to navigate to the next element that occurs in any staff, not merely the next one in the current staff. This more closely matches how elements are stored in MuseScore's internal model (segments span multiple staves) and would make it easier to provide keyboard access to elements that are not currently accessible, such as to the "Page" and "System" element. This would give blind users more information about how the score appears to a sighted user.
If we did this we'd need keyboard shortcut. The arrow keys, spacebar, and tab are all needed for other things, even with all possible Ctrl/Alt/Shift modifier combinations. We could instead use Alt+. (full stop) to go forwards and Alt+, (comma) to go back (in this case we don't need "up" or "down" variants). We could add in the Ctrl key to skip certain elements for faster navigation.