Show invisible does not work until screen is redrawn

• Sep 20, 2018 - 16:13
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P1 - High
S3 - Major

I have assigned a shortcut that toggle show/hide invisible items on the screen. When I use the shortcut, the toggle does not happen until a do something that causes an item on the screen to be redrawn. Clicking the page does not make it toggle, but clicking any item, including one that should be invisible, will update the screen.


Status active needs info

@mike320 could you please check with the latest nightly? There were some fixes related to visibility.

In reply to by Anatoly-os

I just downloaded OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: 33a1dae with the exact results.

Note: I had a version from yesterday loaded and the results were quiet disturbing, but it's back to the old broke. No update on invisible items when using the shortcut until something changes, even clicking something (to change it to the voice color) causes the invisible items to toggle.

One other difference from 2.3.2 that might help. In 2 I could select an item, press V to make it invisible, then press my shortcut to toggle the visibility. Now I have to deselect everything to toggle visibility. This may be a side effect of fixing other problems. e.g. Certain shortcuts were activated while in text edit mode rather than passing the single letter to the text being edited.

At least on macOS:

  • This appears to be true for all the options under View > Show... including "Show Invisible", "Show Unprintable", "Show Frames" and "Show Page Margins"
  • It is true regardless of whether the option is toggled with a keyboard shortcut or from the View menu.
  • Clicking on the page or in the toolbars/menus is not enough to trigger a redraw.
  • Clicking on an element in the score, clicking and dragging on the page, scolling, or MuseScore's window losing focus does trigger a redraw.
Status active needs info

Are you sure you are using a nightly build from master? It works for me, both from the menu and using a shortcut. Which build, specifically? And maybe this will turn out to somehow be score-specific, so please attach a sample if you can still reproduce.

OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: cb404f9

Open the attached file and take the reset. Tick "Show invisible" in the View menu. The ties in tablature remain invisible.

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Title Show invisible shortcut does not work until screen is redrawn Show invisible does not work until screen is redrawn
Status open issues active

So the issue still exists for elements that have not yet been drawn due to loading a score that contains invisible elements and has "Show Invisible" set to false. Once the ties are drawn for the first time (due to a relayout of the score), toggling "Show Invisible" will update the screen as expected.

FWIW, I'm getting the same thing (or similar as described by Mike320) in certain circumstances in 3.4.2 even though this issue is closed, so it might be worth re-opening. Text/Pedal/etc not showing until I make something invisible/visible again. It's kind of annoying, but nothing too difficult to work around. Maybe another regression again?

See my comment above with a link to a related issue. If what you are seeing is the same as that, feel free to comment there. if it isn't p[lease open a new issue with sample score and precise steps to reproduce.

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