First of all, thank you so much for adding pitch before duration note entry. As a Finale user since version 3.5, I never really got along with duration before pitch. It just feels unnatural to me and slows me down a lot.
Since I regularly use Speedy entry only with a computer keyboard, e.g. when traveling by train, and also transcribe music notated in many different clefs, I prefer using the arrow keys to select the pitches rather than entering their names. In this case I don’t really need to know the actual pitches and can keep one hand on the number keys, the other one on the arrow keys.
However, Dorico requires to press Alt together with the arrow keys in order to change the pitch of the shadow note. That’s a bit cumbersome. I can understand that the key combination is consistent with the other contexts where notes can be moved vertically, but in this case it slows down note entry. It’s a good idea to use Alt in order to prevent accidental changes, but I think the shadow note doesn’t need this “protection” here.
Is there already a way to change the key bindings from [Alt+arrow up/down] to [arrow up/down] only? I couldn’t find a corresponding setting yet.