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Link Point visibility
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I was really only concerned with triggering the next link or page turn using my foot pedal, which is set to “Activate Next Link or Go to Next Page”. (Is there a difference between that and "Activate Next Link Point or Turn Page"?) There is no such action available for a screen touch point anyway. Besides the center-left/center-right zones are not programmable.

So with my pedal set to activate or turn, MS uses the defined link point sequence to trigger them in order correctly. But I still would like to know if a link point showing on the page is the one that will be triggered, so that I don't hit the pedal at the wrong time.

If my song just has section repeats I would certainly use the simpler page order feature instead of link points. But if my song has D.S./D.C repeats with jump points in the middle of score pages, link points help me navigate more easily. For example, I have a song with 2 link points - Page 5 to Page 2, and then Page 4 to Page 5. I start to play, seeing the link point circle on page 2 and then on page 4. MS will correctly turn to
page 5 on the next pedal press, but I might react to the link point circle visible somewhere on page 4 and inadvertently hit the pedal not realizing, as MS certainly does, that that was NOT the next link point. Now I'm on page 5 instead of finishing the rest of page 4. Similarly I might inadvertently skip past a link point I should have triggered. Possible performance panic.

This is why I propose to display if possible only the upcoming "from" link point, then its "to" point, then only the next "from" point. It would be more than enough if this feature were only available to pedal presses. I don't think a new setting is needed, but I suppose it might be tricky to implement because of the different page turning modes and their bidirectionality. But it would be even more of an assist than with normal score reading, where your attention can be distracted from the flow of music making to the notational structure of the music in order to turn pages in proper sequence.
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Link Point visibility - by mike golding - 07-24-2019, 07:48 AM
RE: Link Point visibility - by Zubersoft - 07-25-2019, 03:23 PM
RE: Link Point visibility - by mike golding - 07-26-2019, 11:58 AM

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