Cannot Add An Augmentation Dot To A Selected Chord

• Jun 10, 2015 - 07:07
S5 - Suggestion

Normally, one can click on an item and change its duration by clicking a button in the Note Input toolbar. Unfortunately, if you have a chord and try to change all the notes in 1 go by selecting the entire chord, nothing will happen even though the toolbar will change.

To reproduce the issue:
1. Launch MuseScore
2. Click Cancel on the startup dialog
3. Add a quarter note to the first beat.
4. Add another quarter note to the first beat at a different pitch.
5. Select both notes.
6. Click the Augmentation Dot toolbar button.

Expected Result: A chord that lasts 1 and a half beats.

Actual Result: The Augmentation Dot button changes appearance but the notes don't change.

I've attached a sample score with a simple chord (this covers steps 1 through 3 in the above list).

GIT commit: 84211d7

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It's not necessary to select both notes. Select one note -> click on the dot toolbar button, and all the chord receives a dot (if the notes are in the same voice)

And if you're outside note entry.
But I'd agree in that it should work too when more than one note of a chord is selected (list selection) or even the entire chord (range selection)

The trick would be deciding when multi-selections or range selections we can support. There really is no specific concept in MuseScore of selecitng sa single chord. A list is a list, a range is a range, that's clear. But a "chord" is just a list all of whose members happen to come from the same chord and that includes all the notes of the chord, or a range that happens to containing only a single segment and happens to only contain elements in a single track. It's really a pretty awkward thing to special case.

That said, it wouldn't be a terrible new feature to add at some point. Not just for dots, but for any change of duration.