In my couple months of using it, I’m finding Dorico to be really excellent, and I’m using it for most of my work now. However, I’d like to report a few small bugs I’ve found. (I’m using MacOS 10.12.3, the latest version, as well as Dorico 1.0.30.)
Some windows (the Transpose window, for example), have red “close” buttons in the window bar, but cannot be closed with the command-W shortcut.
There seems to be a small bug in drawing the bracket that encloses a group of staves on the left side of each page. The bracket seems to be drawn by combining three shapes: a straight vertical bar, and two little “hooks” at the top and bottom. However, if I zoom in, I can sometimes see that these shapes don’t quite “connect,” and that there’s a pixel or so of white space between them. This is obviously a very minor bug, and it doesn’t show up when printing or exporting as a PDF, but I thought I should report it anyway.
(I’ve attached an example image.)
When Dorico splits music into systems, it sometimes allows text, such as tempo indications, to hang into the right margin. This looks incorrect to me. In the attached example, it looks to me like Dorico should have forced the last measure of the second system onto the following system, so that the “rallentando e crescendo” text wouldn’t hang into the margin.
When exporting audio, Dorico just gives me a “spinning beach ball” for thirty seconds or so, until the export is complete. Shouldn’t it display a progress bar instead?
Dorico sometimes unexpectedly quits when switching between modes (Write, Engrave, etc.) with command-key shortcuts.
Julian Bennett Holmes