SOME MINOR EASY-TO-IMPLEMENT SUGGESTED UPDATES FOR MUSESCORE:
All the recommendations listed here seem minor, but all combined can save a lot of time and energy and considerably increase the speed and ease of using MuseScore (and add a plus of elegance and normality to it).
I’ve noticed that you have the “R” shortcut-key when opening the File menu, BUT you don’t have the “S” shortcut (for “Save”) and “A” shortcut (for “Save as”) which are very useful sub-shortcuts used in many types of software: it is quite curious how MuseScore reached its 3.4 version without these almost “elementary” meniu-shortcuts. The same for the common dialog when exiting MuseScore without saving: the message box has different options but without ALT+letter shortcuts for different options (which are usually used under all versions of Windows, Office applications etc): that is why I suggest that such high mouse-dependence should be solved in the future versions of MuseScore.
I also recommend the implementation of the F2 shortcut key for renaming any system or staff text, including chord (it is much easier than using the double left-click of the mouse so often).
I also recommend using the “4” (number) shortcut-key for the crochet (quarter) because of its mnemonics “4” as ¼ (quarter), “5“ for double, 3 for eighth/quaver etc: it will surely worth sacrificing the shortcuts for the 64th and for the 128th in respect to this simple basic mnemonics of “4”=1/4 (quarter).
When entering notes in “N-mode” (initiated by pressing “N”) directly from the keyboard there is a problem in my opinion: when you’ve entered a note with wrong duration (other duration that you’ve meant) an return (with the left arrow) to that note and try to modify its duration using the durations shortcuts (3,4,5, etc) you cannot directly modify that (wrongly chosen) duration other than by exiting the N-mode (with N-key), modify the duration and then re-entering the N-mode again. That is a major drawback of MuseScore when writing directly from the keyboard (and having to exit and re-enter the N-mode when actually modifying a duration of a note SHOULD BE an attribute of the N-mode also).
- Implementation of the possibility to copy-paste a staff spacer from one measure to another would be also great, because it saves considerable time (so that the user won’t open again and again the box of spacers as long as it already has one spacer in the score and wants to copy it to other measures too).