Broken Shortcuts

• Dec 11, 2023 - 21:46


As far as I can tell, these shortcuts are broken:

Preferences > Shortcuts > Select top note in chord

Preferences > Shortcuts > Select bottom note in chord

They were working a few days ago.


What do you mean by "broken"? What happens, what was expected, what OS (Windows, Mac, ubuntu etc.)?

Hard to test on my system since [Ctrl][Alt][UpArrow] is the default MuseScore shortcut for this but my system uses that key combo to change virtual desktop so intercepts it before MuseScore can get a look-in.

OS: Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS, Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 4.1.1-232071203, revision: e4d1ddf

In reply to by underquark

By 'broken' I mean not working, ie nothing happens.

Here's a default file, with default shortcuts.

I highlight the chords, press [Ctrl][Alt][UpArrow] .. and nothing happens. Same with the bottom note version [Ctrl][Alt][DownArrow]

Previously, the top or bottom note of each chord would be selected.

The other shortcuts, such as moving a note up/down, chromatically/diatonically work.

OS: Mac 12.6.5 iMac

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In reply to by gigdiary

If it used to work and doesn't now, then the next step would be to figure out what changed on your system. Could be the OS auto-updated a driver, or you installed some third party utility that traps those keystrokes. Have you tried customizing those shortcuts to something else?

In reply to by gigdiary

Which custom shortcuts keystrokes did you try, specifically? Could be that whatever changed on your system has reserved a lot of shortcuts. On my system Alt+Up and Alt+Down is reserved, so no combination using those together will work. I have this command customized to Ctrl+Alt+[ and Ctrl+Alt+] and it works for me.

In any case, if it worked before and isn't now, clearly something on your system changed, but unfortunately we can't help you sort that out. Could be the keyboard itself is simply failing.

In reply to by ivanmecpre23

'Yes, my "Jump to Measure" doesn't work too, which would be very handy.'

If you mean that CTRL+F successfully displays the search box but the score does not move when you enter a search destination, check that "Pan score automatically" is selected in the playback settings. You need to click on the cogwheel in the play panel to see these settings.

If CTRL+F is not even bringing up the search box, that is a different problem that I can't help with.

In reply to by ivanmecpre23

Indeed, it’s possible to install older versions with literally thousands of bugs that have been fixed meanwhile. But, why? Sounds like maybe are having trouble understanding how to use the find command (Ctrl/Cmd+F). Best to start a new thread and explain what is going wrong when use use this command. Probably some simple misunderstanding we can clear up without inflicting you with thousands of long-fixed bugs!

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