Show instrument name on lower staff when upper staff of multi-staff instrument is empty and hidden
If you have hide empty staves set including first page, and at the beginning of your score you have a piano part with the upper staff empty but notes in the lower staff, then that lower piano staff has no instrument name, and no abbreviated instrument name subsequently, until there are notes in the upper staff, at which point the instrument name/abbreviations appear.
A work around is to put in the Piano/Pno. as staff text on the displayed but unlabeled lower piano staff and then drag that text to the proper place to the left of the lower staff where the label should be, easy enough, but I'm concerned that this may cause problems in later revisions.
Is there any other way to do it?
Ideally, I think, the feature in Musescore should be re-programmed with the logic:
IF hide empty staves = on
AND IF instrument = piano
AND IF upper piano staff empty
AND IF lower piano staff not empty
THEN display instrument name or abbreviation on piano lower staff
(The same could be done for other multi-stave keyboard instruments.)