Proposal regarding chord symbol playback defaults
Hi, I am one of the developers who helped (if indirectly) make the chord symbol playback feature happen. We knew it was a feature that many users had requested over and over and would welcome enthusiastically, but most would never know the feature had been added if it didn't work automatically. But we also realized that some users might have become accustomed to not hearing chord symbols play, and might thus be taken aback by the change.
During the release testing (alpha / beta / release candidate) testing phase, we tried to get feedback from as many users as possible, so we could determine what made the most sense. After some lively discussion, the consensus among those who chose to take part in the prerelease testing was that having it enabled by default for all scores made the most sense, and to have a style setting to disable it for any given score (or make that your default for all new scores). But of course, now that 3.5 is released official, those users who did not choose to take part in the prerelease testing are seeing this for the first time, and quite a few are expressing concern.
I hear this, and am trying to come up with the best solution that meets the needs of those many who have long pleaded for this as well as those who are now being unpleasantly surprised by it.
In the following discussion, I'll make a proposal.