When looking at a score zoomed out and trying to click a note to select it, I frequently don’t get the selection I wanted, specifically in these two cases:
In Engrave mode, in can be hard or impossible to select a notehead because its stem or another element seems to be preferred. Especially in situations like in the attached pic, it can be impossible to select the notehead and not its flag or slur (without zooming in a lot) even when seemingly clicking right on it.
In Write mode, frequently when I try to click a note and I am a little bit off, very disruptively, there are two elements selected, e.g. two adjacent notes or note and slur.
This happens when I click somewhat in between two elements in tight spacing. Is there a way to turn this behaviour off? I cannot imagine a situation where I would want to select two items instead of one. [the very much appreciated ability to click a stem or a beam in write mode to select a group of notes is a different thing of course] Maybe the bounding boxes of notes could be increased slightly at lower zoom levels to help with aiming?
So I would like to hear: Am I the only one bothered by these things or are there some of you who also run into this a lot and find themselves for example having to zoom in to make a selection and then zoom out again? What could be done in your opinion to help with making mouse selections when zoomed out?