Contextual Menus

iOS and iPadOS 13 introduced Contextual Menus which combine thumbnail previews, swipe actions, edit mode actions, and Drag and Drop gestures into one streamlined interaction. On macOS (or when you’re using a pointing device with an iPad) they work just like normal right-click menus. Just as it does with Drag and Drop gestures, forScore leverages Contextual Menus to make many of its existing features more accessible, discoverable, and quicker to use.

Basics

If you’re using your finger, a long press (or tap and hold) gesture opens a contextual menu whenever one is available, along with a content preview when applicable. Tap to choose any of the available actions, or tap away to dismiss it. If you’re using a pointing device, right click instead to open a contextual menu; note that in this case Apple does not provide any previews but menus otherwise work the same way.

Scores & Bookmarks

A great place to use contextual menus is when you’re working with scores and bookmarks in list views like the main score, bookmark, and setlist menus, the search panel, and within item pickers used throughout the app. Tap and hold an item to see a preview of it and discover all of the actions that are currently available: common actions include opening an item in a new tab, sharing it, or deleting it. In most cases, you can also tap the preview image to either open or select it depending on the context.

Setlists

When working with setlists, use contextual menus to share, duplicate, move, delete, or open them in a new tab. The move item, in particular, uses nested menus to give you more granular options: tap “move” then choose from “to top” or “to bottom.”

Multiple Selection

In menus that support multiple item selection through edit mode, contextual menus can be used to work with all selected items at once. Tap “Edit” to activate edit mode, select two or more items, then tap and hold or right click on any one of them to see which options are available for all of those items.

More

In forScore’s main view, the title bar’s central display area includes a contextual menu that lets you work with the current score. You can also right click on any open tab to work with that tab’s item, or anywhere on the page to access additional common actions (due to conflicts with existing tap-and-hold gestures, these last two menus are not available using touch).

While in annotation mode, use contextual menus to duplicate or delete drawing presets and to copy, paste, replace, clear, or delete annotation layers. In the tools menu, contextual menus are available for many (though not all) items in the list. If there’s a tool you haven’t used yet or want to know more about, tap and hold it then choose “learn more.”

Other places you can use contextual menus include the Services panel, libraries menu, backups panel, storefront, and Dashboard. Tap and hold items within these views to see all of their available actions.

Mac Menus

On macOS, contextual menus in forScore work just like other “right click” menus. They do not provide previews or icons but otherwise replicate the same functionality as described above.

Disabling Contextual Menus

If you find that contextual menus aren’t helpful, or if they interfere with Drag & Drop gestures, you can disable these interactions by visiting the Accessibility section of forScore’s settings panel.

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