Release notes for MuseScore 3.4 Beta (December 26, 2019)

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For MuseScore 4 users, see Release notes for MuseScore 3.4 Beta (December 26, 2019).
Build number Date Announcement
macOS 10.10+:, Windows 7+ (32 and 64-bit):, AppImage: 3.4.0. (revision: 684f74e6) 2019-12-26


  • Apply palette elements with a single click if there is a selection in the score
  • Allow dragging notes horizontally
  • Slurs, hairpins and other elements can be edited after single click


  • Double click is not needed to reach edit mode anymore
  • Introduce section break properties, bend properties in the Inspector
  • Allow access to several properties window in the Inspector
  • Name of the newly created custom palette can be specified
  • Accessibility: improve speech for elements with spanners


  • "Don't play trill" option silenced the note playback
  • Slurs on small staves were displaced in some cases
  • Barline handles were drawn incorrectly after dragging one
  • Strings in the Part dialogue were ambiguous
  • Y Offset value of fretboards didn't restore after undoing the values being changed from Edit Mode
  • Replacing a note with an accidental left the accidental on the new note
  • Adding Intervals (above/below) didn't take into consideration the accidental toggle state
  • Multiple chord symbols attached to same note didn't copy as part of the range
  • Strings in fret diagrams without "X" or "O" displayed as "?" on Linux

Complete list of issues resolved and improvements implemented

Here is a complete list of the issues resolved and improvements implemented in this update:


  • #298188: 3.3.4: "Don't play trill" silences note -- very bad new bug.

Layout and automatic placement

  • #282893: Figured bass duration line exceedingly thin, almost invisible, and too long
  • #288576: Strange results when changing 4/4 measues with halfnotes tremolos between notes to 3/4
  • #298564: Position shift of slur on small staff when reload score
  • #295892: Missing barline with a horizontal frame followed by start repeat
  • #293984: Natural accidental doesn't automatically come up for natural notes after a natural-sharp/natural-flat one
  • #296426: Text attached to mmrest preceded by another mmrest ending with custom barlines loses custom position on reload
  • #297454: Corruption in local time signature


  • Apply palette elements with single click
  • Add boundaries for the left-side note dragging
  • Add visual representation of the 'hit' state when clicking palette cells
  • Allowed to drag note in both directions at normal mode accordingly to angle
  • Allowed the user to adjust the left angle of a beam
  • Enable moving grips with arrow (or Shift+arrow) keys in normal mode
  • Basic implementation of single-click access to editing elements with grips
  • Move Section Break Properties into Inspector
  • Move Bend Properties into Inspector
  • Make the appearance of Layout Break Inspector consistent with other inspectors
  • Add "Properties" button to several inspectors
  • Update basic MuseScore colours to meet the accessibility requirements
  • Ask user for a name of the newly created custom palette
  • #297894: Palette Names as Search Results in Palette Search
  • #280393: Hairpin: when in Edit mode, pressing the SHIFT button causes handles to drop down
  • #297425: Dragging multiple selected elements
  • #298196: [Reg. 3.3.2 -> 3.3.3] Bar line edit mode is drawn incorrectly after dragging a handle
  • #291177: Improve "Generate" (formerly "New All") and other Parts dialog box buttons
  • #291569: Navigator remains in page view after switching to continuous view
  • #291957: Program window height changes according to components displayed: can cause mixer, piano to disappear off screen


  • Y Offset value of fretboards didn't restore after undoing the values being changed from Edit Mode
  • Drag only elements of the same type in range selection
  • #298115: Replacing a note with an accidental leaves accidental on new note
  • #283653: Increase maximum value for frame radius in Inspector for text elements
  • #298121: Adding Intervals (above/below) should take into consideration the accidental toggle state
  • #297738: "Generate key signatures" in staff type change does not work
  • #296329: Instrument change should be able to apply to multimeasure rest
  • #279179: Natural-sharp/natural-flat not recognized as same accidental as sharp/flat
  • #296345: Text Style dlg box: offset suffix is always "sp" also for "mm" values
  • #297883: Multiple chord symbols attached to same note do not copy as part of range
  • #281253: Staff spacer down doesn't work at page bottom
  • #52151: "Auto" beam setting for Rests should not beam (if no stemlets)
  • #281957: Regression: display of beam properties for a selected note
  • #296044: Capture tool images are different in size compared to original
  • #298362: Pressing number after mouse click works for a different line in "Italian" styled tablature staff
  • #270589: "Bend type" does not remember previous user selection

Corruptions and/or loss of data, crashes

  • Fix a crash on removing HBox from a score
  • #298910: Updating translations without a score open leads to crash
  • #298490: Musescore crashes when trying to open a specifc score
  • #298471: Fret diagram: strings with no X or O display as ? on Linux
  • #297454: Corruption in local time signature


  • Improve speech for chordrests with spanners
  • #293301: Add accessibility command to force full read of current location


  • Update and add 1.x plugin documentation pages to Doxygen-based docs

MusicXML Export/Import

  • #298552: [MusicXML] use offset for non-spanning directions


  • Make extension file size suffixes translatable
  • Update appdata with latest releases
  • Correct whitespace representation in script tests to follow XML convention
  • Adjust Horns names
  • Add B-flat Trumpet to Orchestra genre, delete Piccolo Trumpet in B-flat from Orchestra and Concert Band genres
  • Disable "Generate key signatures" button for staff type change applied to tablature staff
  • #292912: File dialogs bookmarks are not saved and mess other applications bookmarks
  • #297549: Error in Select>More... menu
  • #295895: Language list in Resource Manager sorted by size is sorted in the style of string rather than that of number
  • #283240: Style menu: remember last selected dialog?
  • #297329: Add a Straight (tempo) text to the master palette
  • #293363: Enter should emplace ornament/element from Master Palette