Changes noted in MuseScore 3.5
These are changes I've observed in just the first hour of using 3.5 as an upgrade from the previous version. Bullets here have the following meaning:
+ An improvement (appreciated; thank you)
= Noted; neither specifically + nor -.
- Not good; needs work
= Tempo setting is moved to the last page of the new score dialog. (Probably a better place for it.)
- Spin boxes no longer spin. Formerly most spun on single click; some spun on double click. This needs to be fixed.
+ Fermata auto placement is now above organ pedal markings that are above the note; formerly it was below (between the marking and the note).
+ Note auto stem direction is now done per note rather than per measure when working with two voices on a staff and not all beats or note positions in the measure have both voices. I had suggested this recently and am glad to see it.
+ Two notes in different voices (e.g., 1 & 2) on the same beat and pitch now appear with stem up and down more readily than before and without forcing extraneous rests for the second voice on other beats in the measure. This facilitates setting hymn-type scoring.
+ Rests in the second voice in a measure now seem more natural in that they are not forced into the score in places where they would have to be deleted or made invisible for it to read naturally.
+ System and staff text editing has been fixed to be as it was a few versions back. Back then, and now, one can press Ctrl-AI for "make all italic". In the previous version or two it had to be Ctrl-A, Ctrl-I separately.
- The Inspector panel default size is now slightly too narrow, so that items at the right edge are half out of sight. This appears to be because the font sizes in the spin boxes have been increased slightly, making the boxes wider, so that the panel size needs to be wider as well.
- In the Palettes panel all & in titles appear as &&.