The workspace consists of several components, the main one being the palette area, situated to the left of the document window.
Each palette is a folder containing musical symbols (usually related) which can be applied to the score. Click on the palette name to open and close it.
To view or hide the palette area of the workspace:
MuseScore provides two preset workspaces: Basic (the default option) and Advanced (a version with more palettes and symbols). These contain symbols drawn from the various sections of the Master palette. In addition, you can create your own custom workspaces (below).
To dock or undock a workspace, see Side panels.
The Basic and Advanced workspaces are preset and cannot be changed by the user. However, MuseScore allows you to create your own workspaces which are fully editable:
To create a customizable workspace:
To insert, delete, rename and reorder the palettes within a custom workspace; or to edit the palette display; or to enable editing of palette contents: see Palette menu.
To add to, rearrange, or delete palette contents: see Custom palettes.
To edit the workspace name or to change which components are associated with the workspace:
This displays a window with the same options as the Create New Workspace dialog (above).
Any changes you make to the workspaces are automatically saved to the program (no further action required). Each custom workspace is saved as a separate file in a folder called "workspaces." Its location is as follows: