alt key

Is there an option to disable the ALT key so I can alter note pitches just using the up and down arrown - having to use the alt key plur the arrows is really inconvenient. :frowning:

IIRC that question has been asked and the answer has been negative.
If you can find the original thread, it lists the reasons why.
Perhaps there is a way to create a custom shortcut on your computer.

I don’t think there’s anything to stop you redefining the key commands for e.g. Note Editing > Lower Pitch by Step or Raise Pitch by Step in the Preferences dialog, but I would urge you to reconsider – we designed Dorico such that the arrow keys alone navigate and you have to add Alt to edit the music, as a deliberate tactic to try to avoid accidental editing.

I also wanted to mimic the behaviour of Sibelius at first, but quickly saw the benefits of the consistency in which navigating/moving items throughout Dorico works. I was surprised how soon I got used to the alt-key. :slight_smile:

Thanks guys, I will try and persevere for now and see how I get on.