From: Julie S <msjulie_s@ya...> - 2010-12-10 00:18:00
> Don't leave the indication selected after creating an
> indication. Read the
> comment for details. In practice, this makes the
> piece I'm editing enormously
> more efficient and less error prone, so I'm committing it
> to see how users
> react. I can see why leaving the indication selected
> is nice sometimes. This
> behavior is nice sometimes. How do we balance it all
> out? So let's see how it
> goes over with the balance tilted this way.
Sounds good, but taking a page from OO and the paint brush feature. If you single click it you get to use it once. If you double click it, then it is sticky. Same could apply here nicely.
I'll let you chew on that while I dive back into the the deliverables for this term.
From: D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre@ro...> - 2010-12-10 01:36:46
On Thursday, December 09, 2010, Julie S wrote:
> Sounds good, but taking a page from OO and the paint brush feature. If you
> single click it you get to use it once. If you double click it, then it
> is sticky. Same could apply here nicely.
Not unless we add a key modifier or something. The root of this was that the
work flow used to be:
10 arrow to first note
20 Shift+right to select forward
30 right (Shift still down)
50 ) to slur the three notes
60 Esc (to clear selection)
70 GOTO 10
Being able to avoid having to hit Esc with my left hand and leave my left
pinkie on the Shift key allowed me to finish the job of editing 100 odd bars
in four parts in a smooth and flowing way. It was just a massive improvement
not having to be jolted by continuously forgetting to hit the Esc key, and the
time I spent digging up where to make the change paid itself back tenfold.
I'm not sure if everybody will agree to the change or not, but all I can think
to do if this doesn't go over well is make it a configuration option. Some
additional key modifier is a hard thing to make happen, because we already use
Anyhoo, off to sit down and play the score I just produced...
D. Michael McIntyre