Shortcuts for Scrolling?

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Shortcuts for Scrolling?

Post by finalizer » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:25 am

In the Scroll View, is there a way to scroll right/left (advancing by measure) using the keyboard?

Or maybe a way to assign scrolling shortcuts to Keyboard Maestro?

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Re: Shortcuts for Scrolling?

Post by Peter Thomsen » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:15 pm

Since you are asking about Scroll View, I suppose that you are in the initial ‘music input’ phase, not in the later ‘layout’ phase - right?

Are you using Speedy Entry or Simple Entry?
Is your operating system set to American computer keyboard layout?

Keyboard shortcuts are shown in the (sub-)menus.
But you probably already knew that.
I suppose that you can use these keyboard shortcuts in Keyboard Maestro.


In the Speedy Entry Tool:

Speedy menu > Speedy Navigation > …
In the sub-menu Speedy Navigation the menu items display their keyboard shortcuts.
Take a good look at them.

In my own copy of Finale the sub-menu Speedy Navigation shows that
[ moves to the previous measure
] moves to the next measure


In the Simple Entry Tool:

Simple menu > Simple Navigation Commands > …
In the sub-menu Simple Navigation Commands the menu items display their keyboard shortcuts.
Take a good look at them.

You go one measure to the left with ⌘←
You go one measure to the right with ⌘→
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Re: Shortcuts for Scrolling?

Post by Anders Hedelin » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:50 pm

I posted a question about this quite some time ago, in some forum, and got no useful reply. I'm sorry Peter, but this wasn't helpful either. In scroll view I would like to be able to scroll one measure at a time, back or forth, regardless of which tool I'm using.
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Re: Shortcuts for Scrolling?

Post by motet » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:08 pm

You can do this with a macro program. On Windows, sending the three characters <Alt+U><Up-arrow><Enter> will scroll right one measure; <Alt+U><Down-arrow><Enter> will scroll left.

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Re: Shortcuts for Scrolling?

Post by David Ward » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:33 pm

I don't know how much use this will be for you, finalizer, but if (on a Mac) you key Shift-Command-G and then enter a bar number, Scroll View will go to it (as the first bar in the display) when you hit return. In longer scores scrolling to a precise place without overshooting can be quite difficult, so on occasion I have been known to use this.
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Re: Shortcuts for Scrolling?

Post by motet » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:44 pm

Apparently that was added after my version (if I do Help/User manual I get the wrong manual for my version, by the way). On Windows, <Alt+U><#><Enter> will work in previous versions (where # is your desired measure).

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Re: Shortcuts for Scrolling?

Post by Peter Thomsen » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:01 pm

View menu > Go to Measure… (and pay attention to its keyboard shortcut)

I am not sure, in what version Go to Measure was added to the View menu, but I have had it for a long time.
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Re: Shortcuts for Scrolling?

Post by motet » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:29 pm

Not in 2014.5.

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Re: Shortcuts for Scrolling?

Post by finalizer » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:26 am

To be more precise, what I'm looking for is the keyboard equivalents of clicking on these two arrows:

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