I have the newest version of Finale' (25...?) and the latest version of windows (10...?) When I use the expressions tool it placing random items by default (temp one time then dynamic markings the next.) It also does not take me to the drop-down/pop-up menu where I can choose. I'm flummoxed. I am a long-time Finale' user and something like this seems to happen with each upgrade in different menu items.
My first guess would be that the culprit is the “virtually stuck key” syndrome.
Sometimes the computer misunderstands the connection to the computer keyboard, and wrongfully gets the idea that a key on the keyboard is constantly pressed down.
As a result metatools triggered by that particular key get activated.
The usual fix:
Log out, and log in again.
I have the same problem. I have the latest version (126.96.36.1990) When I click with the mouse, Finale instantly enters an 'mp' (the previous time it happened (last month?) it was 'mf', I think. The metatools work but I want to choose an expression not assigned to a metatool, so I'm shafted. wotsupwivit??? I tried re-starting Finale but get same problem. I've used Finale since v.2 way back in the days of Windows 3.1, so I know what I'm doing. This latest version (together with Windows 10) seems vey buggy... :-(
You don't happen to have anti-virus software like Webroot installed do you? I have seen, from time to time, where Webroot will actually cause metatools to act like there is a virtually stuck key (as mentioned above). Please check out this knowledge base article for more details.
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