I often write for two individual voices on one staff. Sometimes I do have to to do a lot of adjustments of the rest positions, because I couldn’t find a way to change the defaults globally to my needs. Some thought:
Adjustments of rests with alt + arrow key in Engrave mode
It is quite time consuming, to change every rest using the properties panel. Every time I switch on “Rest pos.” the rest jumps back to zero position and you have to go a long way from there. Therefore it would be helpful to be able to make adjustments from the actual position and to do this with keyboard shortcuts. This would save me a lot of time.
Option to control the minimum interval of (bar) rests
At the moment, a rest and a bar rest will move out of the way of another voice leaving an interval of at least a fifth. If e.g. the second voices has got an a’’ the rest in voice 1 is high above the system. This is sometimes a problem in tight situations. I would be helpful, if one could change the min. distance in an Notation option for each flow individually - or to be able to adjust these rests quickly with a shortcut (see above).
Notation Options --> Rests --> Rest positioning
At the moment these settings seem only to work for even time signatures (I tried 4/4, 2/2, 4/2). Why doesn’t the options also work for uneven signatures (I tried 3/4, 5/4 and 3/2)?
Also it would be helpful, if bar rests would also react to these setting (especially to “Position on top or bottom staff line”).