I certainly appreciate the new Note-then-Duration mode. Having been a Speedy Edit user in Finale, there was a bit of muscle memory re-training to adapt to Dorico. These days, the duration-first mode is usually a good way to operate, so I will leave that as the default.
There are certainly some times, especially when laying chords into multiple staffs simultaneously, when the note-first mode will be the way to go. We can all find our best workflow for that. That isn’t why I’m writing.
The issue (not really a bug) is that I left note-first on by accident. I wouldn’t have thought that would be a problem. But when that mode is on, everything you touch immediately puts you into note entry mode. You can’t just select notes as usual. It took me awhile to figure out what had happened to me.
Now that I know, I will just be careful to go back to duration-first mode except while I really need to be in note-first mode. But I was hoping there might be some settings somewhere that would make it less of a problem to remain in note-first mode. I couldn’t find any settings anywhere that softens the tendency to jump immediately into note entry mode. Am I missing something?