Dear Dorico Team,
I checked the whole command list of Dorico, because I wanted to remap some shortcuts similar to Sibelius—especially the Numpad shortcuts. I found some issues:
- Key Command Titles: some are CamelCased (some correctly, others “possibly” incorrectly) or inconsistent with capitalisation rules:
I believe the following to be okay, because they are the names of the commands: what it is, not what it does:
EventEdit, NoteEdit, NoteInput, SlurRouter.
I believe not to be okay:
Navigate To Start, Bring All To Front, HideAllPanels, Move Tab To New Window, ShowTabBar, ShowWriteModePanel.
Some names within a command are only capitalised in the beginning, which I believe to be okay, but it sticks out, so for the sake of a complete observation: Note input mode, Illegal accidental, Triple flat, Triple sharp, Staccato tenuto, 1/128 note, 1/16 note, 1/2 note, 1/256 note, 1/32 note, 1/4 note, 1/512 note, 1/64 note 1/8 note/ Double whole note/ Eight-times whole note, Four-times whole note (longa), Minimum note duration, Num note lengths, Whole note.
Two types of “Set Note Duration” are twice in the list: “Eight-times whole note” and “Minimum note duration.” I do not see why that is the case.
Four commands are part of two different commands (which I believe to be okay, but again for observation): Down, Num+Down, Left, Num+Left, Right-Num+Right, Up, Num+Up; both for moving commands in EventEdit and NoteInput.
At least on my PC (I use a keyboard set to international English Qwerty), the Right Alt does not work with the commands, only the Left Alt. As a matter of fact, it acts as another macro as you will see in point 5.
I noticed three commands that work, but that are empty in the (default) command list: Shift+LeftAlt+ musical note or RightAlt + musical note = musical note + one octave. Ctrl+LeftAlt+musical note = musical note - one octave.
I created an overview of the findings on a PDF, but I cannot attach it here. I will try to make an image from it.
I noticed a Create Grace Note and a Toggle Grace Note command. Will a Create Rest command be implemented in the future? I think the toggler for the Rest by inserting a note—any note—that becomes a rest to be very odd.
Keep up the good work,