There are now buttons in the main control area for creating new files, saving and opening files, printing, undo, redo, paste, search, selecting the last range, selecting a track, selecting the full score and changing edit filters.
In the Score Editor, the NS tool can be used to change a note's duration. To do so, use the left and right arrow keys. Use SHIFT+left or SHIFT+right to change the duration qualifier (duple, dotted or triplet).
The Display Bar, Display Track, Find Event and Instrument Range dialog are now modal dialogs. This means you can move freely on the page and even edit when they are active.
The default determination of accidentals has been improved. Notably, ascending chromatic passages favor sharps; descending chromatic passages favor flats.
Flicker has been eliminated in some editors, notably the Score Editor.
When exporting graphic files, the aspect ratio is conserved.
When exporting graphic files, the correct file type is automatically selected.
When moving notes with the left and right arrow keys using the EW and Adjust tools, notes move in quarter space increments, as when moving symbols and text.
Quarter note and half note triplets are now entered without ties by default.
The settings for print scaling and margins (set in the Print Setup dialog under the File menu) are now saved with each file. Default values for scaling and margins, which are used for new files, can still be set.
The metronome count-in (set in the Metronome dialog under the Options menu) is now saved with each file. The default value for the count-in, used for new files, can still be set.
When entering cadenza bars, there is now an option to not number the bar. This is useful if cadenza bars are being used to break a bar into two parts.
There is a new set of fingerings for stringed instruments, including a dedicated open string symbol. When entering fingerings for stringed instruments, it is possible to quickly select a new number using the left or right arrows while entering with the mouse.
It is now possible to quickly move between upbows and downbows when entering these symbols, again using the left or right arrows while entering with the mouse.
Settings which were formerly stored in the Windows Common Application Data Folder are now stored in the Windows Local Application Data Folder.