Inputting Rests with MIDI Keyboard using "Pitch before Duration"

Hello, I am having difficulty switching to rest with “pitch before duration” is there an extra step for inputting rests? I am using a MIDI keyboard to input my notes.

Welcome to the forum, @abrown11.

In general, you don’t need to input rests in Dorico: hit Space to advance the caret by the current duration, or use the left/right arrow keys to move the caret, and when you then input a note at the next desired position, Dorico will automatically fill in the necessary rests.

This can take a bit of getting used to at first, but it’s liberating once you are used to it. In other software you spend a lot of time inputting rests (and indeed ties for tied notes), but you almost never need to do this in Dorico.

Thank you Daniel