Loop in/out button shading is next to meaningless
I'm using Musescore 3.0.5, Windows 7, 64b, Home Edition
In short, the "loop in position" and "loop out position" buttons on the play panel (F11) are toggle buttons, but they don't really toggle anything. I found the shaded/unshaded state of these buttons to not only be not useful, but confusing until I learned to ignore their state.
- Load any score you want; the bug isn't sensitive to the score
- Press F11 to get the play panel to display
- Select a note on the score
- Press the "loop in position" button on the play panel. The starting position flag is shown on the score, and the loop in position button on the play panel is now shaded, as the loop playback button.
- Select a later note on the score
- Press the "loop out position" button on the play panel. The ending position flag is shown on the score, and the loop out position button is now shaded.
So far, so good. The shading of the loop in/out toggle buttons corresponds to whether or not a start/end loop position has been set. But that is not actually what the state is modeling.
- Press the "loop out position" button. It now toggles to be unshaded, yet the ending position flag remains unchanged, and the behavior of playback is unchanged.
- Select a new note for the starting position, and click the "loop in button". The flag on the score moves to the same location, but the "loop in position" button shading changes to not shaded, even though the flag is set at the new position.
In fact, the loop in/out buttons can be in any of the four possible shading states and it won't affect playback behavior or display of the flags in any way after the flags are initially set.
WORKAROUND: ignore the shading of the loop in/loop out playback toggle buttons. The toggle state is next to meaningless.
Am I missing something, or is the UI just confusing?