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John Ruggero
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   Posted 11/14/2016 7:42 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I just started using Finale 2014.5 and can't program the Staff Tool successfully as one of the Control-F, G, H, J, K, L, ;, ' keys on the Master Tool Palette. The other tools I tried work fine and the Staff Tool programing works fine in 2014. Previous files that have had the Staff Tool programmed successfully are also affected in 2014.5.

Is this a known bug?

If so, I wonder if it has to do with the fact that the Staff Tool has the identifying number 0.


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   Posted 11/14/2016 9:56 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Yes, this is a known bug (which has been discussed here in the forum), and indeed the culprit is the number 0 - it should be 1.

Try this:

In this example let us say that you want to program the letter K key for the Staff Tool.
While holding down ctrl-alt, hit the letter K key.
In the Master Tool Palette dialog, in the field Tool, type ‘1’.
Click OK.

From now - in this document*) - the shortcut ctrl-K will take you to the Staff Tool.

Peter

*) These tool metatools are Finale document specific, not Finale program specific.
You can have other tool metatools in other documents.


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   Posted 11/14/2016 10:05 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Use OS X's built-in Keyboard Shortcut controls to define the shortcuts instead. Then they will be application-specific, affecting all documents in one go.


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   Posted 11/14/2016 11:33 AM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Thanks so much, Peter, I should have tried that, but couldn't find a list of tools with their identifying numbers anywhere.

Dr. Wiggy, I have used the OS X Keyboard shortcuts for a while now for the reason you mentioned, but since I constantly go back and forth between PDFs and Finale, I finally had my fill of the focus bug and thought I would try the Master Tool route instead.

However, I just ditched both and started using Keyboard Maestro and so far I am a very happy camper!


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   Posted 11/14/2016 1:49 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
John Ruggero said...
Thanks so much, Peter, I should have tried that, but couldn't find a list of tools with their identifying numbers anywhere …

I could be wrong here, but I do not think that there is a such list in the online manual.

Instead, it is “trial-and-error”.
I first tried with the number 1 …
smilewinkgrin

Peter


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   Posted 11/14/2016 1:57 PM (GMT -5)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Peter Thomsen said...
I first tried with the number 1 …


What luck! :p

In the spirit of one good turn deserves another—

If anyone using Keyboard Maestro with Finale 2014.5 suddenly finds the keyboard commands unresponsive in switching back from another application, consult this thread that contains a macro to solve the problem by MM forum member Rick Bassett; it is a lifesaver:

/forum.keyboardmaestro.com/t/switching-between-applications/3200/5


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The better the composer, the better the notation.

Post Edited (John Ruggero) : 11/15/2016 10:00:24 AM (GMT-6)

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