Release notes for MuseScore 3.5 Release Candidate (July 16, 2020)

Updated 2 weeks ago
Build number Date Announcement
macOS 10.10+: 3.5.0.28145, Windows 7+ (32 and 64-bit): 3.5.0.12799, Linux AppImage: 3.5.0 (revision: fb3c202c) 2020-07-16 https://musescore.org/en/3.5rc

Improvements

  • Altered keyboard and mouse zoom precision and consistency
  • Improved performance of applying preferences
  • Chords playback is on by default (untick the "play" property to disable it)
  • Adding notes to a tuplet now adds them with respect to the tuplet's space
  • MuseScore 3 is now available as a Windows PortableApp
  • Altered Shift+L/R for leading space while in edit mode upon notehead
  • All symbols are now available for the plugins

Fixes

  • Fixed zoom-box 100% selection bug.
  • Fixed a bug with ignoring of blank lines at top of text elements
  • Fixed an issue when cut/paste, drag/drop in Piano Roll Editor does not preserve NoteEvent values
  • Fixed a playback of chord symbols attached to fret diagrams
  • Fixed a note entry suggested position with no selection and last selected note in voice > 1
  • Fixed a display of the bold and underlined texts
  • Fixed the "Save Online" on AppImages

List of other issues resolved

Here is a complete list of all the other issues resolved and improvements made in this update:

Playback

  • #305069: Chord symbols attached to fret diagrams don't play back
  • #306524: Control playback speed with the keyboard

Layout and automatic placement

  • Optimized chord symbol/fretboard alignment algorithm
  • #4867: Filling measure with rests be affected by time signature
  • #306821: Huge spaces between music staves and tablature with offset rests in voice >1
  • #306438: Wrong default position of Chord Symbols attached to fret diagrams
  • #306750: Chord symbol alignment incorrectly forces alignment between above & below chords and across staves
  • #306751: Chord symbol alignment changes default position without reason
  • #306371: Note Entry - wrong position with no selection and last selected note in voice >1
  • #307047: An issue of deciding stem lengths with tremolos
  • #294768: Tremolos for small chords remain big in 3.x
  • Slightly alter the position of one-note tremolo strokes to make them look better
  • Setting a decent default (3.0sp) for the chord symbol alignment algorithm.

Linked staves and parts

  • #304880: Wrong stem length in generated parts

Images

  • #292606: Image attached to a measure doesn't show
  • #307741: images attached to measures don't propagate between score and existing parts

Usability

  • #306560: Toolbar zoom box does nothing
  • #306598: Canvas: impossible to choose a custom zoom default, difficult to override in toolbar
  • #306612: Cannot insert horizontal frame from another frame using palette
  • #276671: Note input mode is incorrecrly switched for tabulatures and drumsets
  • #306509: Improvements to zoom functionality
  • #299214: Reimplement Shift+L/R for leading space while in edit mode upon notehead
  • #305871: Add ability to change note to tuplet to right click menu in Piano Roll Editor
  • #305876: Make dragging note in PRE visible for tools other than Select
  • #306807: Go to empty trailing measure bug

Piano Roll Editor

  • #305694: Cut/paste, drag/drop in Piano Roll Editor does not preserve NoteEvent value

Text

  • #307075: [Windows, Linux] Bold and underlined text is not displayed properly
  • #306633: Status bar text does not update after editing text
  • #307721: Blank lines ignored at top of text elements

Visual interface

  • #306480: Inconsistent status bar keywords
  • #306502: Toolbar item states are incorrect after applying preferences
  • #306512: Improvements to the splash screen
  • #306832: Time signature properties are just showing a black box

Corruptions and/or loss of data, crashes

  • #306816: Crash when select Realize Chord Symbols by right clicking chord symbol with Fretboard Diagram
  • #305293: Crash on load if percussion staff with no drumset uses custom notehead
  • #306964: Crash when changing the numerical value of Fretboard Diagram “Maximum shift above” and then delete chord symbol
  • #306517: Crash with fotomode (when switching out of it)
  • #306917: Crash on tie in score with parts
  • #302573: Crash undoing add instruments

Plugins

  • #306878: Plugins with dialogs open their dialog in the background (behind the main MuseScore window)
  • #306551: Make all symbols accessible to plugins

MusicXML, Capella, MIDI, audio files, svg export/import

  • #306317: Multi-page scores yield invalid MusicXML
  • #305313: MuseScore generates unparseable MusicXML for ampersands in chord names
  • #306725: [MusicXML] - articulations soft accent, stress and unstress not imported or exported

Performance

  • #293203: Apply/OK of Preferences is very slow

Accessibility

  • #113551: Missing screenreader output to state whether you are in Note Input mode or not
  • #306726: [Accessibility] - Note input in MuseScore 3.5 beta not read
  • #306222: Screen Readers: No speech for add/remove element shortcut
  • #47326: Text on scores not read by screen readers while editing it
  • Screen readers: Say accessible info and message together

Miscellaneous

  • #307005: Chord playback default not consistent
  • #307593: Prevent duplicated icon on Ubuntu
  • #281616: MuseScore 3 is not available as a PortableApp on Windows
  • #306333: Various type of edits change the measure count
  • #306603: Measure number vertical offset interpreted incorrectly
  • #306234: smoothPan ignores repeats
  • #154816: Shortcuts may produce wrong notes in repitch mode on percussion staves
  • #298820: Can't minimize Musescore or change virtual desktop on Linux with Gnome-based desktop environments
  • #286144: No or wrong text styles assigned to subtitle, composer, lyricist, name of the part in parts of scores imported from MuseScore 2
  • #306936: Rhythm mode: duration command should use pitch of previous note where possible
  • #306687: Rhythm input cancels triple/quadruple dots
  • #306560: Adding notes to a tuplet now adds them with respect to the tuplet's space.
  • Use "Merge matching rests" in the closed score SATB and barbershop templates

Developers' area

  • Fix version concatenating to the MuseScore*.zip source code archive
  • AppImage: Bundle libssl1.0.0 (OpenSSL) to fix Save Online
  • GitHub Actions: Don't use cached Recipe for AppImage
  • fix translation of barline names in barlines inspector