No double repeat barline (start/end repeat) in MS3

• Jan 22, 2019 - 17:46

MuseScore 3.0.1 seems to lack a barline for start/end repeat (the :|: barline).

This can even be seen even in the screenshot in the documentation:

Contrast the same page for MuseScore 2, where the start/end repeat barline is available:


Came up several times already, even today.
That end/start repeat barline in 2.x was really a fake, just add an end barline in measure N and a start repeat barline in measure N+1

In reply to by Christer van d…

"That end/start repeat barline in 2.x was really a fake"
I often see this question as well. A fake? Can you more elaborate?
And how was it a problem (issue?) to keep it in the palette, since users found it useful and are unpleasantly surprised that they no longer see it: two birds were killed with one stone, saving time, making it easier, etc.?

In reply to by cadiz1

We may be able to put this back into the palette, but currently ut doesn't seem possible (not in a custome workspace/palette at least), as it'd require 2 elements getting added at the same time into the same palette cell. The end/star rebeat barline in 2.x was really only one barline, but got special cased in the score to split into 2 on system breaks. This was a hack that had been removed.

In reply to by Miguel Vicente…

Hmm... looks like the end/start repeat second design eliminates the 'thin bar line' at the repeat dots.
How should it behave if, as changes are made to the score, it splits into 2 on a system break?
That is, should the (missing) thin lines get added to the dots whenever the end/start repeat is split; and then removed again if the split repeat gets moved back onto one system?

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