Keyboard shortcut conflicts

• Feb 4, 2010 - 13:26

Hi everyone!

It's being a buggy morning. I think keyboard shortcut to switch between different voices conflicts with the one to create a tuplet. Ctrl+2 instead of switching to voice 2, creates a duplet, and so on.

Let's see what more can I found!


In reply to by David Bolton

Sequential shortcuts in general seem a bit odd. But there a place where I can see them becoming incredibly useful. Shortcuts can be huge time savers, but it can be difficult to remember many of them, particularly if they are neither mnemonic nor, hmm, "spatial" (eg, using adjacent keys to browse in/out). I see an opportunity for improvement to the interface in general by have shortcuts assigned to individual elements on the various palettes. But the only way to make that really work in terms of being mnemonic or spatial would be to re-use keys, and there are only so many combinations of shift, ctrl, and alt one can deal with. A model in which each individual marking on a palette had its own two-key shortcut that started with a single letter that was shared by all the elements on that palette would be perfect. Eg, D1, D2, D3, D4 etc for the various dynamic markings, B1, B2, B3 etc for the various barlines. So I'm glad this sequential shortcut facility exists; it opens the door to eventually allowing individual shortcuts as I described without the need to go to a more "modal" interface a la Finale (although it too has steadily improved in this regard).

Right now, FWIW, voices are the only place in MuseScore where I use the sequential shortcuts currently. I have mine set to V1, V2, V3, and V4. But moving toward a model where most "basic" commands are done with non-sequential shortcuts and the sequences are used only for palette items may make sense. So I too may switch to ctrl-shift- for voices.

I realize this is drifting, sorry for that. I already opened a feature request regarding adding shortcuts for individual dynamics.

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