Chord symbol shortcuts

• Dec 22, 2022 - 13:51


I have been using MuseScore for a number of years to do lead sheet transcriptions, so I frequently use the chord feature of MuseScore. In version 3.6, you when entering a chord, you could press the "tab" key and the chord symbol cursor would jump to beat 1 of the following measure. I found this particularly useful because it allowed me to navigate with only the keyboard very quickly so I could input chord changes as I was listening to the song in realtime.

With the release of MuseScore 4, it seems this keyboard shortcut has been removed. I referenced documentation on this webpage to see if there was a different shortcut I could use:

From there, looks like I should be able to use cmd+→ on Mac to make the chord symbol cursor to jump to beat 1 of the next measure. This shortcut does not seem to work. Also mentioned in the documentation is the ability to jump by duration number, which also doesn't seem to work.

OS: macOS 12.1, Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 4.0.0-223472200, revision: 5485621



Hi, David! David, here. I was searching the forum for this very issue. So in MS4 instead of entering a Chord Symbol and simply pressing TAB we have to press a series of spaces to traverse across the measure to the next. Incredibly inefficient and also frustrating that this wasn't addressed for release. Hoping I'm missing something...

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