Staff previews too small

• Oct 31, 2018 - 14:14
Reported version
P1 - High
Graphical (UI)
S3 - Major

Staff Previews.PNG

As seen in the picture, the staff previews are extremely small to the point they are almost useless. I consider this major since the noteheads are so small the notehead type cannot be determined by looking at it and a regression since previews were not too small in previous versions.


OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 3.0.0, revision: 100d297

A picture is worth 1,000 words 2 are worth...

Tablature preview
tablature preview.PNG

Notehead preview

notehead preview.PNG

Compare this to version 2.3.2 tablature preview

tablature 2 preview.PNG

There is another possible option: do you perhaps have a display with a high DPI and/or relatively low display resolution chosen in OS preferences? I suspect that inconsistencies between physical and logical DPI can cause such artifacts (and in fact I can reproduce something more or less similar to the shown pictures if I lower display resolution, though in my case things are not as bad anyway).

P.S. And one more option: perhaps something similar can happen when using system with two displays. Though I did not test this case, just another guess.

In reply to by dmitrio95

I use windows 10 and have my resolution set to 1024 x 678 with only one monitor. Probably related is the palette display differences between the versions:

Version 2.3.2
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OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 3.0.0, revision: 100d297

palettes 3a.PNG

Version 2.3.2 has palettes entries that are too small, but I manage and 3.0 builds have always look like the second one. The palette entries are ridiculously large. My max resolution on my 21" monitor is 1920x1080, but this results in everything on the screen being too small to use. My current resolution makes most everything comfortable for me.

I hope this helps to understand the issues.

In reply to by Anatoly-os

Every other program I use adjusts the sizes so they are comfortable and reasonable in size using my current settings. Higher resolution in text editing, which this basically is, is totally unnecessary. I already put the zoom at about 200% in MuseScore to be able to click on a note and see everything. I shouldn't have to change my system settings to be able to use only one program. As I said, version 2.x is a bit small but usable, if I could get the same display in version 3 I could live with it. I'm sure I'm not the only one who uses these or similar settings. There are people older than me who rely on settings such as this to have a comfortable display.

I did a test with max resolution and 150% scale. This is my version 2 screen and it's unacceptable:

max res version 2.PNG

To show this is not only MuseScore, here is my attach file window

attach file.PNG

This is also so small I can't see it without straining.