Cross-staff notes don't cause existing beams and stems on other stave to avoid it

• Aug 12, 2019 - 15:20

I don't know if this has been reported already, but I couldn't find anything. I noticed this bug recently:

  1. Create a new score with a grand staff.
  2. Enter notes on the top staff above the middle line, so that the stems and beams point down.
  3. Add some notes to the bottom staff and move them to the top staff via Ctrl + Shift + Up.
  4. Expected: notes in top staff flip their beam direction to avoid the cross-staff notes.
  5. Actual: notes don't avoid the cross-staff notes, but collides with them.

Edit: upload worked when I edited.


True. Figuring out an optimal way of doing this would be incredibly complicated, and indeed impossible in many cases (consider, how can you avoid a hairpin between the staves). So we basically leave that sort of thing up to the user.

In reply to by Louis Cloete

I say there should be an issue opened for this and hairpins should basically be ignored in this case and let the user adjust the distance between stave or locations of hairpins as needed. Perhaps the fix could avoid putting a beam directly on a hairpin or line but otherwise let the user fix it.

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