Allow horizontal scroll bar in windows' sidebars, including Style dialogs and Master Palette

• Jun 3, 2016 - 03:37
Reported version
Graphical (UI)
S5 - Suggestion

A few windows in MuseScore have a left-hand sidebar with options to choose what displays on the right. However, the size of that left-hand sidebar is generally locked. (One of the few exceptions is the Instruments dialog).

This has been shown to be problematic in at least one case:

Style dialog

It seems that what's needed here is a splitter, with which the user can resize the sidebar enough to see the full text. See


Reported version 2.2 2.1

the problem is in 2.0.3, not a regression in 2.0.4 (a fix should go into 2.0.4 and master though), not sure whether this is a bug or feature request, but it isn't a task ;-)

I'm not really sure adding a QSplitter will do what you expect for both Style dialogs. Horizontally there is not a lot of room in these dialogs and you will not be able to move the QSplitter to extend the left part without resizing the right part. Most of the controls on the right parts have a fixed width like Labels

Lasconic, thanks for doing this. You're right, it wasn't quite how I expected. I thought that this would also add a horizontal scroll bar to the bottom of the sidebar, just like Special Characters, but it didn't. Do you have any other ideas?
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scroll bars should be easy to enable, currently it is explicitly disabled in editstyle.ui. Just deleting the corresponding 3 lines should make it appear if needed.
It just doesn't seem to make any difference after the recent change.
Edit: Hmm, strange, it doesn't before either.

Title Add QSplitters to windows with sidebars, including Style dialogs and Master Palette Allow horizontal scroll bar in windows' sidebars, including Style dialogs and Master Palette
Status (old) closed active

Since this didn't have the effect I expected, re-opening with more targeted issue title. The result should be similar to the Special Characters palette as seen in the screenshot in comment #5 above.

Status (old) fixed needs info

I still never see any scroll bars, and now (with 55092d7 after a revert to factory settings) the General Style window opens even larger than the main MuseScore window.

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