Drum input palette: Allow Shift + double-click on an icon to add a note to a chord

• Feb 16, 2015 - 05:15
P2 - Medium
S5 - Suggestion
PR created

While entering drumset notes I often need to select a note from the palette because there aren't enough hotkeys to map to all the necessary drums. Currently if I select a note from the palette it will replace whatever note is selected in the measure even if I am holding shift, but what I really want to be able to do is have musescore add the note to the "chord" just like when I am using keyboard hotkeys and I hold shift. Any chance this can be added?


Shift *does* work to add notes to the current "chord" when entering notes by keyboard - on drum staves the same as for other staves. When entering notes by clicking in the staff, notes are added to chords by *not* pressing Shift - again, the same for both normal and drum staves.

But indeed, there doesn't seem to be a way to add notes to a "chord" when double clicking the palette icon rather than using one of these other input methods.

Yes it's not a deal breaker. I can find ways to work around it. It would just be a big productivity boost for me if this feature were added.

Regardless, thanks for looking at this and for all the hard work you do on this program. Musescore has been a blessing for me both for learning and teaching drumset, and without people like you the program wouldn't even exist. So big thanks!


Thanks for the kind words. I don't understand your comment about noteheads not being accounted for, though. It should, and does for me. Can you post a score and steps to reproduce the problem?

Yeah, I just realized that I was wrong about that behavior. It works great when you pick the note from the palette and add it to the stave by using the mouse. Not sure why I never tried this. I had it in my head that it didn't work properly. This really helps quite a bit. Thanks!

OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: f469566

Issue still active. [Shift] + shortcut adds a note to an existing chord; but not [Shift] + click on a drum input palette icon.