Finally here! (I am very bad at visual shapes and the jigsaw-assembling Captcha required to join the forum stumped me over and over!).
Of course I am very interested to learn about Dorico, and Daniel Spreadbury is a champion who has helped me - and of course many others - enormously over the years.
There is so much I don’t know about building a program. I doubt that users would be barred from doing something for an arbitrary reason. But I ought register my feelings on this…
One of the reasons I am still using Sibelius 6 is that it lets me hide every single bit of user-interface and work in an absolutely genuine full-screen mode, a facility that was removed in later versions.
I find it psychologically stimulating - and just plain efficient - to see only the score on screen when I am working, and to use keyboard shortcuts. Of course, because I don’t know all the shortcuts, or since some moves do need it, I occasionally need to activate some user-interface and this is mostly done by a mouse hover or a click-to-view.
I’m really sold on this way of working. It feels like a virtual paper score in front of me and of course I am very pleased to have the score itself take advantage of every single centimetre of my screen, especially valuable for orchestral scores.
If it’s at all possible to allow users to hide every single bit of user interface if/when they wish to - at least in Write mode - it would be just wonderful.