Toggle to select only dynamics? (Or a class of elements in general)

• Jun 14, 2024 - 05:39

Hi everyone,

Longtime user of Musescore and loving my time with Musescore 4. Question about workflow with a potential feature idea.

I often run into the situation in the attached image, where I want to replace all the mf with f. To my knowledge, there is no way to select only the dynamics without manually clicking each one.

Is there a way to do this that I'm not aware of?

If not, what do we think about adding (or at least adding the option) to have a hotkey with this use case:
- Select region of score
- Press hotkey associated with subset of notation symbols
- Now objects that are not in that class are no longer highlighted

If possible, it would be really cool for users to be able to define their own subsets of notation symbols, text, time signatures, etc. and designate toggle hotkeys to each one.


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Open the Dynamics palette, right-click on your dynamic in the score then Select >More >Same subtype and select from the palette the dynamic that you want.

In reply to by Grace note pro…

Alt+right or left arrow moves through the score one element at a time. Thus it will move between measure lines and notes and text fields and slurs and ties ... and dynamic markings.

HOWEVER, you then have to access the "right-click menu" (properly called the "context menu"). This page (…) discusses three possible ways to open the context menu from the keyboard. With luck, one of the two key combinations will work for you. (They didn't for me on Windows 11)

The second option listed (using Windows MouseKeys or the external application AutoHotKeys) may work, but I was not interested in trying it. Right-click is too easy. Accessing the context menus is among the very few things I do with a mouse.

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