An Alternate Navigation System + New Selecton Features
To be sure, I am intending to post this to the Features Requests Forum, so I hope I have it right. Also, I dunno if either of these two ideas have already been proposed, but here it goes. The easy one first...
1 - Would it be possible to make some new selection features? For long, multistave scores, I would like one to "Select All In This Stave", which would save time on navigating. Another one would be, if possible, "Select All In One (or more) Voice(s)". And, finally, "Select Upper/Middle/Lower Notes In This Stave". I perform those tasks a lot, and it takes a lot of time and effort (and error correction) to navigate while doing these operations manually.
2 - The other idea to enhance navigation might be a menu of anchors built upon Rehearsal Marks. For instance, since we already have things like Rehearsal Marks, why not offer some kind of option to use them as navigational anchors by making a pulldown menu or plugin to jump to those Marks? The Navigator is pricelessly helpful right now, but it is not very precise as an anchor, and it usually requires a few extra mouse clicks to get where one wants to go.
I think these would really enhance the copying/cutting/pasting process a great deal, as well as the navigation. All of these options would seem to have few dependencies, and, if they can operate independently, then they should be easy to build. Word Processors also have the second type of functionality already, usually in like a Table of Contents, as in LibreOffice's Writer , so why not a midi editor? In this sense, a score could be thought of a little like a book or essay. It might seem of further interest when one considers the expanded use of images and text based explanations (not just musical notation) in MuseScore.
I would help, but I dont know C++. I know python, so maybe I could do some plugin work. Either way, I'm willing to learn if someone would show me around, but I'm pretty much at the mercy of others going it alone.