Parts: Cannot remove staff

• Jan 14, 2019 - 15:14
Reported version
3.0
Type
Functional
Frequency
Once
Severity
S3 - Major
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project
  1. Open Part dialogen
  2. Create new part and add an instrument with 2 staves (e.g. piano)
  3. Open the display og staves/voices in Instruments in part
  4. Select a staff and press - to remove
    (Staff is removed from display)
  5. Ok to generate parts
  6. Open dialog and look at the part in Instruments in part.
    The staff that was removed in step 4. shows up with voice 4 selected.

Expected: Part generated with only one staff.
Result: Part has both staffs included.

Attachment Size
Test.mscz 14.28 KB

Comments

Workaround No Yes

Problem still persist in version 3.0.1.

After saving, closing and reopening the score, the instrument for which the stave should have been removed. is displayed double,

The Part can of course be fixed by using Edit/Instruments to remove the staff.

It was never intended that you should be able to remove a staff from an instrument from within the Parts dialog. There is a bug in the UI that makes you think that this is possible. If you press the - button with a staff selected, MuseScore should probably either (a) tell you that you cannot remove the staff from the instrument, or else (b) it should go ahead and remove the whole instrument. https://github.com/mattmcclinch/MuseScore/commit/99c47c0 implements option B.

If you want to have a grand staff in the full score, and a separate part for each hand, you should create a score for 2 pianos: one with only a treble staff, and one with only a bass staff.