I don’t know how others are finding this - I’ve set a few things now in Dorico, and it does look beautiful, and have some great features that I’ve found very useful. The concept and general workflow is perfect for composition and wonderfully flexible.
However at the moment I’m finding input to be a little too clunky, and the popover system, while powerful in implication, is just a little bit too unintuitive (popup suggestions do help)
Given that we’ve had our lot for updates before we have to shell out again (how much? when?) I’d just thought I’d register that one of the things that defined Sibelius’s popularity in the early days was how easy and quick it was to use the numeric keypad to input classes of notes.
It may be that I’ve not hit my stride yet, and it would be good to have a guide to quick input in Dorico, but apart from that, It would be good if the team could focus a bit on making the user interface more intuitive. I’d like to be able to find things without having to resort to the user forum. I’m glad I don’t need a numeric keypad anymore (as I don’t have one on my laptop) but my feeling is there needs to be a replacement that is just as visually compelling and useful.
It’s just my opinion, but trying to remember modifier keys for everything is also not easy, and not helpful. I can remember shift+key = popover. shift+option+key and you’ve lost me. It’s uncomfortable on the keyboard, and impossible to remember what’s what without a visual guide.
More shortcuts for common tasks would be handy too. I note that S still makes a slur, but I grieve for H and shift-H.
I’m interested to know whether this is going to be considered in future updates?
p.s. also small feature request - large time signatures above the stave. In fact fully customisable positions would be great - would be great to put a time signiature in the (vertical) middle of a bunch of staves for e.g.