Chord symbols: request to have separate horizontal / vertical min distance settings
S5 - Suggestion
For chord symbols, "Minimum distance" in the Inspector is called "Minimum chord spacing" on the Style page. However, they both have the same effect on the score, so should be given the same name.
Actually, they shouldn't be the same. Minimum spacing is supposed to be about horizontal collisions, min distance vertical as it is with other elements. But they may indeed interact or be implemented using the same value currently. Needs further investigation.
See attached MS file:
As I recall, we had to "cheat" a little to still support the spacing settings from 2.x. And fretboard diagrams do not use the horizontal spacing at all, so it's to be expected that there is no effect there. So I'm not totally sure this isn't by design. In any case, for the real world use cases we were concerned with, it works well already. We can certainly consider additional settings for yet more independent control of horizontal and vertical spacing , though.
OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 22.214.171.1241459983, revision: 465e7b6
Expected result: chord symbols move futher apart.
Actual result: chord symbols move further apart and unexpectedly upwards. Also unexpected is the increase in "Minimum distance" in the Inspector.
Expected result/Actual result: The chord symbols move upwards.
Expected result: Nothing further should happen.
Actual result: The chords move further apart AND the "Minimum chord spacing" changes accordingly (in Format > Style > Chord symbols)
IMV, a major bug rather than minor.
Well, it's currently by design - we simply don't have separate style settings for the min horizontal distance and the regular autoplace min distance. But it's certainly a valid suggestion to add a new style setting to allow these to be controlled independently. Most elements don't have a horizontal distance setting at all, so there wasn't a good precedent for how to handle this. But, I note lyrics do. They didn't originally, it was added later, around the same time the general min distance setting was added for all elements.
Came up again in https://musescore.org/en/comment/1136200