Improvements to the New Score Wizard
OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 188.8.131.5288, revision: 148e43f
IMV, the current layout of the New Score Wizard is unintuitive and confusing: specifically pages 2, "Chose Template File", and 3 "Create New Score".
If you go to page 2, "Chose Template File", and enter the name of a common instrument in the search bar, you often get a nul result: e.g. Ukelele, Banjo, Lute, Drum kit etc. etc. In other words, the search only looks at the (limited) range of templates. If the instrument is not in a template you get a nul result. And there is no clear indication to the user that if s/he can't find what s/he is looking for on the template page, s/he should procede to page 3, "Create New Score".
A few tentative suggestions:
- Both templates and instruments should be located on the same page.
- The search function should search both templates and individual instrument names.
- "Choose Instruments" does not belong in the templates list because its function is different, more comprehensive. It should be a separate button, perhaps underneath the templates pane.
- Since page 3, "Chose instruments", is accessed from the "Choose instruments" button, the "Next" button can skip page 3 altogether and go straight on to page 4, "Choose Time Signature."