I have a number of situations like this (I am using a “regular” staff, not an actual percussion staff):
It’s clearer in this kind of situation, in my experience, to maintain the separate rests above the staff for the rhythm cues, and still keep the rests on the staff with the rhythm slashes as well. I know I can manually move all of these, but it’s a good amount of work—and in some cases, because of the “ends voice” property to hide other rests, there is no way to show both rests without first clearing everything in the measure and then rewriting it so that I have actual rests in both layers.
I can select all rests in the layer and set them at position X all at once, except that “filter>rests” selects bar rests as well, and I suspect that must be why I do not see the rest position option in the properties panel. Can anyone recommend a solution?
To speed that up, I created a custom key command via the json file. But your method seems just as fast. By the way, in your example I see you have not separated the eighth rests on the downbeats. Would you normally do this? I always keep them separate, but I’m wondering if you have a method you prefer for that?