This is a philosophical question – have you ever considered that there should be a universal popover for all techniques except text, lyrics and dynamics?
What do I mean by this?
For example, I have to press Shift-P to enter the word “downbow”, but Shift-O to enter “gliss”.
I understand it matters in terms of visual menu organisation, but it’s completely meaningless (in my view) to remember this since both are techniques and a popover is a popover is a popover.
Why shouldn’t “downbow” work if I press Shift-O or “gliss” work if I press Shift-P? Or for that matter why shouldn’t “verylongfermata” (which is a verylongshortcut) work while pressing Shift-P, Shift-O or Shift-H or even Shift-B? Thinking about which popover triggers which menu is useful if the shortcut space is somehow limited by the keyboard (for example, you can’t use Command-Q to enter a quaver ), but where you are dealing with shortcuts that are rather verbose, comprised of a longwords like firstending, why are we dealing with this?
The popover space is a lot like the command prompt of the DOS / LINUX world. It should be able to do anything.
Would Dorico really get confused if I put “3/4” into any other popover except for Shift-M?
It should be smarter.
I propose some sort of magic popover with a single shortcut for everything except text, lyrics and dynamics.
Somebody please tell me I’m wrong.