Navigate to the handbook page for MuseScore 3: Custom palettes
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Palettes are highly customizable. You can create/delete single palettes and populate them with arbitrary elements from the master palette or from elements of a score. A set of palettes is called a Workspace. You can maintain several workspaces and easily switch between them.
Only palettes in a custom workspace allow access to their context menu. So first you must create a custom workspace.
Right-clicking on a palette title shows the palette menu.
The menu offers the following operations:
Palette Properties: Selecting this entry opens the palette property dialog:
You also have a 'Show more elements' tick box there.
Insert New Palette: Creates a new empty palette which can be filled with elements from the master palette, other palettes, or with elements from the score (see below).
- Move Palette Up: Moves the palette up in the list of palettes.
- Move Palette Down: Moves the palette down in the list of palettes.
- Enable Editing: Tick this to change the content of a palette. To avoid accidental changes, editing is off by default.
- Save Palette: Opens a file dialog and saves the palette into a file.
- Load Palette: Opens a file dialog and reads a palette from a file.
- Delete Palette
Right-clicking the header of the list of palettes opens the palette context menu. The menu allows you to change the palette behavior.
- Single Palette Mode: If ticked allows only one palette to be open.
You can also right-click on an empty field in a palette and be able to add one with "Show More...".
(Enabled if the corresponding item is ticked in the palette's properties)
To add customized elements from a score:
Press and hold Ctrl+Shift (Mac: Cmd+Shift) and drag the element from the score into a palette in the custom workspace.
To add symbols from the Master Palette:
Open the Master Palette and simply drag any element from it into your custom palette with editing enabled.