Height of default preference window too large, apply/cancel/ok buttons not seen

• Dec 27, 2018 - 19:26

When I maximize the window or whenever I alt-drag the window, the buttons show up. But if I reopen the preference window, it reverts back to the too-large and buttons-not-seen size, and I must maximize the window or alt-drag again.

I use Lubuntu 18.04.01 LTS on a System76 laptop with a 1920x1080 monitor.

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I get the same with the mixer, I can't read the name of each instrument at the bottom. I correct the size and it stays that way for a while, I can close the mixer, open it back, even close MS and re-open, and it's the size I left it. But eventually it goes back to the original size and I have to correct it again. It never stays the way I set it for good.

I'm on Windows 10 with a 3840 x 2160 screen.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Hey, I solved it! (With your hint for guidance).

I case it helps anyone else, this is what I did:

Open file explorer, search "musescore", look among the results for the one that says "type: application", right click on it, go to properties, compatibility, change high DPI settings. In there I checked the box that says "Override high DPI scaling behavior. Scaling performed by:" and chose "system" from the menu below.

Now there's nothing out of sight.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz


This seems like a bug introduced in musescore 3. The default resolution on my Windows 10 laptop is 1920x1080, scaling is 150% (default setting) and all my apps (including musescore 2) work fine with this, but musescore 3 doesn't. Any pop-up windows inside the app are too large for the screen and much functionality and the OK/Cancel buttons are not accessible.

As suggested on this forum, I have tried:
* Changing the setting "Override high DPI scaling behavior" through File Explorer. While this solved the scaling problem, the text is too blurry to be usable. The Windows option to "fix apps that are blurry" didn't help.
* Running "musescore3 -D --monitor-resolution 1920" from the cmd prompt. I'm guessing the "1920" is wrong since the app doesn't like it when it starts up, but I'm not sure what to set the dpi parameter to, or if that will even help this problem.

I would love to use v3 especially for the new jazz note format so thanks for any other potential solutions or help you can provide.

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