John at Steinberg wrote:
That's what backspace does - I presumed since you wanted to move some notes earlier that you therefore want to delete whatever is already there (I also presumed it was one or more rests).
There are no notes, but I see that one can select rests as a means to define a position. That's fine, but it would be great with several and simpler ways to achieve simple edits like moving some notes from A to B - especially since one cannot do it with the mouse and because the "regions" in Playmode can't (I assume?) be moved.
"By 'Enter' I mean on the main part of the keyboard - it sounds like you are using the one on the numeric keypad"
Yes, but there's no Enter on the main keyboard on Macs, at least not in this part of the world. What is the key command called that I otherwise would have gotten to by using Enter? I guess I could find it and assign it to something else?
"If you select a note or series of notes and use Alt with left/right arrow it will move them but by the length of the selection. E.g. select 3 quarter notes and it'll move them by 3 quarter notes."
Interesting, but there's no correlation between how much I want to move the notes and the length of the selection. I'm convinced there must be an easier way to do all this, but thanks for all the helpfulness!
"Go to Edit > Preferences (on PC) or Dorico > Preferences (on Mac) and at the very bottom of the General section is a tick box for 'Show playhead when stopped' - then you'll always see the green line."
Someone wrote that that option may only exist in betas, anyway - I can't find it here (on Mac).
The closest I have found so far, for moving notes, is to use Command + Left or Right arrows to move the caret by a full bar at a time. I thought for a second that the key commands for Move Left and Move Right would move the selection a user definable amount of beats, because it looked like this happened at first (but I was wrong). It moves the notes by the length of the selection and creates new bars, which explains why I several times have ended up with a very large amount of bars. (I discovered that after a while - it would be good if D. would automatically display notes at the pasted position after a paste or after that function which moves a selection for an as long amount of notes/bars as the selection has.
If I have a musical phrase, in most cases it won't make sense to move it for the length of the phrase. So I think a way to move/nudge notes by beat/bar etc would be very useful.
One can always copy and paste and then delete the original... more cumbersome, but I tried it by assigning a key to "Go To" (assume that this would take the playhead to that position) - but it seems that that key command does anything. I also assume that that assumption is wrong.