Release notes for MuseScore 3.6 Beta (December 15, 2020)

Updated 6 months ago
Build number Date Announcement
macOS 10.10+: 3.6.0.423677068, Windows 7+ (x86/64/Portable): 3.6.0.423676596, AppImage: 3.6.0.423675897 (revision: 2cbee43) 2020-12-15 https://musescore.org/en/3.6beta

New

  • Added the new default notation fonts "Leland"
  • Added the new default text font "Edwin"
  • Added a new dialog that suggests trying out the new engraving defaults
  • Added automatic score ordering and bracketing
  • Added automatic vertical justification of staves
  • Added Mountain Dulcimer instrument and 3-string tab presets
  • Added portamento for FLUID synthesiser
  • Added Petaluma notation font
  • Added mnemonics for "Save", "Save As", "Export", "Print", "Parts" and "Resource Manager"

Improvements

  • Redesigned the score migration dialog and the algorithm for applying new styles
  • Improved the vertical staff justification algorithm
  • First system indentation now takes the maximum of the length of the instruments labels and the style parameter
  • Added a support of measure number interval at multi-measure rests
  • Improved the recognition of instruments when loading a pre-3.6 score
  • Altered default canvas background colour
  • Improved functionality and appearance of 'Add Palettes' button
  • Implemented a new "Export" dialog
  • Improved the score symbols appearance
  • Updated Bravura notation font to version 1.39
  • Extended the set of accidentals
  • Implemented a third stroke style for minim-based two-note tremolos
  • Added extended fermata symbols to MusicXML I/O
  • Updated SMuFL to the latest version 1.3
  • Added support for triple sharp and triple flat
  • Replaced the accidentals from Emmentaler with improved ones from Parnassus
  • Added an indication of sounding pitch if the global concert pitch toggle is off and the current instrument has an actual pitch
  • Added heavy, reverse end and heavy double barlines
  • Added Sicilian translation
  • The Edit Style dialog is no longer modal: the score can now be traversed while the dialog is open
  • Added an alternative choice of “To Coda”
  • Added "Cut time (Bach)" and "Cut triple time (9/8)" time signatures
  • Added a harmony duration interpretation
  • MacOS window title bars now update according to the selected theme in MuseScore
  • Added an automatic change of theme in MuseScore according to the MacOS dark/light mode setting
  • The width of accidental symbols in the font is now honoured during drawing
  • Solo instrument names now end in "solo"
  • Improved collision avoidance between accidentals and ledger lines
  • Improved the appearance of shadow notes

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug preventing generation of square braces for an instrument with multiple staves
  • Fixed an issue where style dialog loses setting of chord symbol radio buttons
  • Fixed an issue with measure numbers not showing when first staff is cut away
  • Fixed an issue where ledger lines only showed correctly when staff line spacing set to 0.5 increments (i.e 1.5, 2.0, etc.)
  • Fixed an issue with image resize not correctly honouring aspect ratio
  • Fixed an issue with "Select Similar Beat" command not working with shortened measures
  • Fixed an issue where glissandos collide with double-digit start fretmarks
  • Fixed glissando and portamento playback
  • Enabled selection of text using the mouse in Palettes search field
  • Adjusted the "Range-transpose" shortcuts
  • Adjusted the appearance of dotted lines
  • Staff visibility changes are now allowed mid-score
  • Fixed an issue with the appearance of additive time signatures
  • Fixed an issue where Mandolin unintentionally has a Grand Piano sound
  • Expanded the list of special characters in "Special characters -> Common Symbols"
  • Jump at Volta End no longer skips last measure
  • Fixed a crash when switching instruments from an instrument with tabulature
  • Fixed an issue when toggling between clefs of unpitched and pitched instruments, which led to a crash
  • Fixed an issue where pressing Enter in the Score Properties dialog applies to the "New…" button rather than the "OK" button
  • Fixed a crash when deleting header/footer text after hiding
  • Fixed an issue where removing tuplets after inserting measures caused corruption/crash
  • Reduced useless whitespace in JSON files
  • Disabled auto collision avoidance for rests which do not have auto-placement enabled
  • Fixed an issue where rests cannot be merged together when the measure has 3 or 4 voices
  • Fixed an issue with the "Flatten all Beams" setting being ignored on score reload
  • Fixed an issue where voice-1 rests collide with voice-3 rhythm slashes
  • Fixed an issue where C time signature does not update
  • Fixed an issue with readability of the tempo field by screen readers
  • Fixed a palette search shortcut functionality issue
  • Fixed an issue with missing space between the key signature and the first note when the time signature is hidden
  • Fixed a freeze when a tie has the same start and end note
  • Fixed a crash when deleting or changing a time signature in a multi-measure rest
  • Fixed an issue with import of MusicXML files from the new version of Finale
  • Fixed an incorrect tuplet calculation on a two-note tremolo
  • Removed support for the "place at middle of stem" option for single-note tremolos
  • Fixed an issue where duplication of voltas leads to following voltas being ignored
  • Fixed an issue with MusicXML import of changed transpositions
  • Fixed an issue where hairpin export stops halfway
  • Fixed an issue with FirstSystemIndentation style setting not taking account of instrument label length
  • Fixed an issue where MusicXML import did not honour "measure-style/slash"
  • Fix missing kerning in MuseJazz Text