Caret on Multiple Staves

I recently learned that Shift+Down Arrow (or Up Arrow) will extend the caret to multiple staves. Great, except when I enter notes with the keyboard, notes are entered on all staves; but when I use the mouse, a note is only entered on one staff. Is that normal?

It is not a huge problem since I can copy from one staff to another, but I suspect I just don’t understand the function.


This feature is intended for midi keyboard entry, so one can play chords and have them split into multiple staves all at once, homophonically. When you play single notes, then everyone gets the same note. It doesn’t apply to mouse entry, obviously.

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OK, no problem. Thanks. (It does work with letter keys, though.)