Key command to color a selection

Is there a way to set a key command to apply a color to selected items? I did this in Sibelius when marking up a draft score quickly (say, during a phone call with a composing partner) then go back and make changes to the areas marked with color. Not asking how to mark a voice or all items of a certain type as available in Preferences/View/Color (screenshot), just to mark the selection with a preselected color by pressing a key.

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I don’t think so…

Not natively, but it’s easy enough to hack into your user keycommands file. I still have red and green set up for ease with educational examples, sort of left over from back when I was teaching virtually. Obviously make a backup of your keycommand file first, then in the kGlobal context add …

	"UI.InvokePropertyChangeValue?Type=kEventColour&Value=string: #ff00aa00" : [ "Ctrl+Alt+Shift+G" ]

… substituting whatever hex color and shortcut you want. (This was for green.)


Excellent. Thank you so much.

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Another option is to use Dorico’s comment feature:


It worked! Found my keycommands on a Mac in
Users/myusername/Library/Application Support/Steinberg/Dorico 5/keycommands_en.json

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