Selection problems involving fingering near beams

• Mar 23, 2020 - 14:06
Reported version
3.4
Priority
P2 - Medium
Type
Functional
Frequency
Once
Severity
S4 - Minor
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
Yes
Project

OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 3.4.2.9788, revision: 148e43f

There may be more than one issue here:

  1. Open the attached MS3 file and observe measure 5.
  2. Try to select the "2" fingering (above the beam) with the mouse.
    Result: It is difficult, if not impossible, to select the fingering. The beam is preferentially selected.
  3. Try to select the "1" fingering the same way.
    Result: Selection is relative easy.
  4. Now use ctrl+ click to select both beam and note, then use the same to deselect the beam
  5. Now right-click the selected fingering and chose Select > "More…"
    Expected result: "Fingering" should be the "Element type".
    Actual result: "Beam" is showing as the element type.

Now open the MS2 file and compare how easy it is to select fingering, even when it is right next to other elements.


Comments

Severity S3 - Major S4 - Minor
Workaround No Yes
Priority P2 - Medium

The way the beams are laid out, these elements are considered to overlap (the "bounding box" for the beam is a rectangle encompassing the whole beam). Plenty of similar cases exist in MuseScore 2 but didn't happen to in this case. But MuseScore 3 has a simple solution to the problem of selecting overlapping elements - just Ctrl+click to deselect the current element and select the one underneath.