Bar extends indefinitely on step time note input

• Dec 18, 2022 - 20:26

Check the attached MS4 Score. Inputting notes by step input will extend the 4/4 bar indefinitely.

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How certain are you that you are in fact using step-time note input mode and not "Insert" mode. What you describe as happening exactly matches the latter.

If this is in step-time mode, then please elaborate on exactly how we should attempt to enter notes to see this bug happening. What I tried was click on the last note in your first measure and typed "N" to enter note input mode (step-time) and then typed in some pitch names, which worked just normally.

In reply to by jeetee

Ok, you are right. I must have unknowingly used the "Insert" mode. After specifically activating the "Step-Time Mode" everything worked as expected. And I think I know what happened. In MS3 I never typed "N" to activate step-time input mode but I simply clicked on a rest and typed the letter of a note. MS3 then went into step-time input mode. MS4 on the other hand goes into "Insert" mode. Is this intentionally different? Could create some confusion like it did in my case.

In reply to by rainerschnelle

Seems to still use whichever mode was active for me, even without first pressing "N".
What does perform an insert even though step-time is selected is to hold Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+notename. But as soon as I let go of the modifier keys I'm back into whichever input mode was active.

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