Hi - AM running Windows 10 and Finale V26.2 latest version - just downloaded and installed V26. I am having issues with using basic keyboard shortcuts. I read the article about security features and software making keyboard short cuts inoperative, but that doesn't seem to apply to me.
I am using the keyboard and mouse (well, trackpoint, it is a Lenovo Laptop). to enter notes and rests. So far I haveseen what appears to be a major change to how keyboard shortcuts are handled. I have tried the following items successfully
- Created a courtesy accidental sign, such as (b) be entering a "P" after the note has been input - same as in V25.
- Moved the highlighted note up or down using keyboard arrow keys - same as in V25.
There are most likely other shortcuts working the same as in V25, but I don't know of examples off the top of my head.
There are a couple I have found that do not work the same. These are the ones that have me confussed.
- In V25, when using the keyboard SImple Entry mode, I could cancel certain functions using a double click. For example = if I had selected the Tie function, and wanted to cancel the tie function, I could double strike a number key, and get the duration selected for the next note. For example if I had started with a half note selected, and I wanted to tie to a quarter note now, i would tap the 5 key twice quickly. Under V25, if I had started out with a half note G I would get the note to be typed, so fir example if I enterred a G half note, and I had the cursor over the G I would have the tie icon selected return to not in use, the duration of the note would be selected. Under V26, If I have a G half note selected, and I double tap the 5 key, I get a half note on the screen a fifth above the G (a D) and another a fifth above that (an A).
- SImilarly, If I have been entering quarter noted, and I want to change to eighth notes, under V25, I select a 4, and the note selected changes to an eight note. This is documented in the tutorial in the user manual. This function is nto working at all in V26.
I have tried to find documentation of the changes in the online documentation or the user guides but cannot find much. I am assuming this means that what I am finding is working as designed, or possibly there is a way to change preferences to get what I had in V25.
Can someone help me on this?
Thanks in advance for your assistance.