• Oct 1, 2023 - 20:26

In my first experience with MuseScore 4 (after years with earlier versions) I was typing in a new score. Three pages in, the next note was to be tenuto D. Instead of hitting Shift-N, D I apparently hit Ctrl-N, D and wiped out all my work. That translates to New score, Don't save. I'm really bummed! I find myself wishing that New score (Ctrl-N) would start a new document while leaving the current, active one open (so editing two files at once, as it were).


In reply to by bobjp

Upon redoing the whole score and making the same mistake two measures from the end, and then just closing the new file, the one I had been working on reappeared behind it. I had failed to notice that earlier. So then I found the first one behind that one. My oversight, but now I know better.

To be clear: Ctrl+N creates a new score, leaving your current score completely intact, just as it always has. It's just that the new score is in a new window. As always with multiple windows, newly windows might possibly obscure existing windows depending on the sizes of those windows; that's a normal part of how computer operating systems work. So this like how Shift+click of a link in Chrome or other web browsers opens the linked page in a new window but leaves your original page untouched.

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