Learning new software is like learning a new instrument. When you first start, it’s exciting, but you quickly realize you suck and don’t know how to use it.
Right now, I’m deep into learning Dorico, the scoring software from Steinberg.
Over the years, I’ve learned that if you don’t know your software well, you are not going to be as creative as you could be.
One of the best things you can do is optimize and know your keyboard shortcuts.
A little open source program called Fluor takes away one small annoyance. That is the function key.
On mac, if you hit one of the function keys, say F3, you actually launch mission control.
Fluor fixes this by automatically switching the function keys based on the app you’re using and the rules you give it.
So now I can use the function keys as they are intended.