Would appreciate tips/suggestions in how to approach this question (and sorry if this has been tackled before, I can’t find it…!)
In the example below, I select everything in a bar across the staves and then apply a filter shortcut to select only the notes - so that I can offset the playback. Easy, fast and works like a charm…
However, when I do the same thing in a different example like this one, the playback offset is not available - I’m assuming that’s because grace notes are still part of the selection:
In this case, I have to go to the “Edit” menu, switch “select” to “deselect” , then to filter out the grace notes. Then of course I have to switch back to “select” before I can continue.
Is there a better and faster way to do this? Cheers!
I recorded a script of me doing similar operation – filter for notes, and filter to deselect tuplets – and it works. (Script > Start Recording Macro)
This is where Dorico’s ‘consecutive’ keyboard shortcuts come in. You can set a sequence of keys, one after the other, to activate a menu command.
So I have Command F followed by N to Filter Notes
Command F O for ornaments
Command F L for Lyrics
Command F X for text
(in the words of Anthony Hughes “That’s CTRL F on a PC.”)
I remember that post - thanks!
Yes, I have set up a shortcut to filter for grace notes now. It selects the grace notes but it then deselects the regular notes. It’s just as useful, of course, but I in this case I was trying to do the opposite.
I guess I’m wondering if I can alternate between selecting and deselecting operations without manually switching the filter mode in the Edit menu.
Yes, the same keys work to Select or De-select, depending on which option is toggled.
How do you deal with toggling? Do you have a shortcut for that or do you do it manually?
Found it! There is indeed an option to assign a shortcut to toggle Filter Select/Deselect mode! It’s just not listed in the Filter section - I finally realized I can search for items in that box and it’s in the Edit section.
In any case, I suppose I can build a shortcut string now: Select Notes - Switch to Deselct - Deselect Grace Notes, etc…