Unexpected plus signs and rests

• Dec 9, 2019 - 17:58

Hi everyone,
I run MS
A minute ago I all of a sudden noticed (or at least I was made aware of it) that in some scores, at the end of some bars, a plus sign appeared mear the end of the bar, with an extra quaver rest being added to the end of the bar.
They do look quite faint, like hidden elements.
It was in scores I hadn't made, but the person who had made them alerted me to that bug (Or is it?)

Has anyone come across this yet, is it a bug or does anyone know a solution?

Thank you in advance.


In reply to by Shoichi

Thank you for this quick reply, Schoichi,
now the question that remains is: how can you get rid of these excess rests, the conventional methods (selecting them and use the delete button or right-clicking and selecting delete) do not seem to work.


In reply to by mrfdes

right-click into the measure(s), measure properties, change actual duration to match nominal duration.

This will lose excess notes too, so better copy them all first and paste back after.
If it is just excess rests you want to loose anyway, no need to bother

In reply to by mrfdes

I see 4 instances of the extra quaver rest at the end of a bar: measures 14, 21, 22, and 25.
I can Ctrl+Del them one at a time without crashing.
I can also change measure durations (as per Jojo's reply above) without crashing.

What version of MuseScore? What OS (operating system)? What is your exact sequence of mouse selection and keystrokes to reproduce the crash?

(Windows10, MuseScore 3.34)

In reply to by mrfdes

My setup is:
MS, Windows10 Pro version 1903 64-bit.
Windows Update showed I was up to date but, when I did a new check, I found an 'optional update' to version 1909.

Anyhow, before I update, I will post a new entry below detailing some score corruption I've found. (I still can't get MuseScore to crash.)

Check this out...
I open mrfdes' file (posted above): "highland-cathedral-bewerkt-naar-5 (2).mscz".
I see 4 instances of an extra quaver rest at the end of a bar: measures 14, 21, 22, and 25.
I select the extra quaver rest in measures 14 then Ctrl Del it out of existence.
Repeat for measure 21. Repeat for measure 25. Measure 22 is left untouched.
Save, then close the score, then re-open. No loading errors.
N.B. There is an invisible quaver rest at the end of measure 24, but it's ok - should be made visible though.
Here's the almost fixed score:

Now let's fix measure 22:
Select the extra quaver and press Ctrl+Del while watching measure 23. You will see movement.
Save, close the score, then re-open.
A loading error occurs with details:
Measure 23, staff 1 incomplete. Expected: 4/4; Found: 26/16
Measure 23, staff 2 incomplete. Expected: 4/4; Found: 6/4
Measure 23, staff 3 incomplete. Expected: 4/4; Found: 6/4
Measure 23, staff 5 incomplete. Expected: 4/4; Found: 6/4

Ignore and open the broken score and you'll see measure 23 with extra beats added!
Here's the broken score:

However, if one uses measure properties in the almost fixed version to repair measure 22 (not Ctrl+Del), the score maintains its integrity and everything is ok:
highland-cathedral-bewerkt fixed.mscz

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