Strategy for setting/managing Key Commands

One month in w/Dorico after 20+ years w/Finale: SO many functions in Dorico beg for a key command…

I’ve quickly accumulated quite a lot of random KCs. But there’s no method to my madness. I make a new one whenever I’ve clicked on the same obscure menu command one time too many. Alas, I can’t recall it 5 minutes later, so I simultaneously program it in an iPad app to trigger henceforth (Metagrid Pro). - I’ll start a separate post to inquire about that specifically.

If I keep this up, I will soon have a gazillion random key commands.

There must a better way…surely someone has already mastered this, and I can just import their carefully constructed file? - I’ve seen references to .json files? Or is that a Mac thing (I’m on Win 10)?

Any advice much appreciated!

The fact that we can use multiple keystrokes for shortcuts means you can start to group some of your shortcuts into categories! I made several shortcuts for beaming commands that all start with H + another key. I changed Select All and Select to End of Flow to each be ⌘A followed by another letter. Etc. But I doubt anyone else’s entire set of custom shortcuts would be perfect for you. Just keep working on them.

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Make sure to try the J command (Jump).

A Stream Deck is a very good investment. Be sure to pick up Notation Express for Dorico. Very useful, esp. if you customize a profile to your needs.

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If you have an iPad, StreamDeck Mobile 2 also works very nicely with Notation Express for Dorico. More info on StreamDeck Mobile 2 is available in the recent news article on the Scoring Notes website.

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Thanks all; great suggestions. As a new user, I forgot all about the Jump Bar. I’ll add that to my workflow immediately. Thanks @rubberfingers. I already have a Streamdeck so I’ll look into Notation Express post haste. Thanks @Richard_Einhorn snd @Mike_999. I’ve neglected my Streamdeck as I preferred working (in Cubase) with an iPad app called Metagrid which I just confirmed does not support Dorico in Windows.