Keyboard-accessible way of accessing parts (and navigating sub-windows in general)

• Aug 2, 2017 - 17:03
Reported version
S5 - Suggestion

Windows 10, GIT commit: 871c8ce

Currently, if a score has parts, I do not think there is a keyboard-accessible way of accessing them. Ctrl+Tab cycles the scores, but not the parts within the scores.

More generally, we really need an easy way of navigating the main sections of the interface. Tab currently cycles through the buttons on the toolbars and fields of the Inspector (if open) one by one, but there is no way to move directly from the toolbar to the Inspector etc.

This feels like a problem that probably has a general / expected solution, but I don't know what it is.


"there is no way to move directly from the toolbar to the Inspector"

True, there is no way to move to the Inspector with a single key. There is a quick workaround for that specifically. If you select an element and press F8 (once or twice) so the inspector is (re)displayed, it gets the focus. Alternatively, if the inspector is currently displayed, you can press the Tab key about a million times and eventually get there. Toggling other dockable windows such as the selection filter and workspace do not do this however.

I agree that easy navigation to dockable windows should be part of the accessibility system. Perhaps some of the work being done on the workspaces in GSOC could eventually be applied to these.