Do Version differences disable some features?

• Sep 16, 2020 - 04:05

I downloaded Version in December of last year. I upgraded to and now some of the features (tremolos, repeats, etc.) don't work. I followed the instructions in the latest version of the handbook without any effect.

Do I need to delete my current Musescore and download and install the current version?

I'm running a MacBook Pro with Catalina, version 10.15.6.

Thanks for your help.



  • > Do Version differences disable some features?*
    -- Yesn't

When going from a lower to a higher (minor) version, no features should be lost. When going from a lower to higher (major) version, no notation features of the score should be lost, program features might change (cfr to Album being available in MS2 and no longer in MS3 and in an improved form hopefully restored for MS4).

When going from a higher to a lower (minor) version, some things might indeed get lost, because the previous version simply didn't have them. We try to gracefully fallback where possible (for example some dotted lines fell back to solid lines in versions that didn't have dotted as an option yet).

As for the two items you mention:
1. Tremolo
I'm not aware of any regression reported for them; please share a (minimal) score showing the issue.
2. Repeats
There is a bug in 3.5.0 that causes repeat playback to fail in continuous view. A fix has been included for the upcoming 3.5.1 release.
In the meantime, you can get playback correct by switching to (Single) Page View and click the repeat toolbar button twice (to turn it off and back on again). Switching back to continuous view will break the playback order again.

For tremolos, if you did many manual adjustments to the tremolos on your old scores based on the old layout, and then upgraded them to 3.5, the tremolos would definitely look ugly. If this is the problem you're having, a reset (press Ctrl+R after selecting a target area) will cancel all previous adjustments and show the new default look, which is better and doesn't need these adjustments any more.

You don't say what you mean by "don't work", but aside from the bug you've already noted where repeats indeed don't playback while in continuous view, there are no features that are known to have worked before but not any more. So aside from that, if you're encountering a problem, you'd need to attach a sample score and describe the problem in more detail. Tremolos have been greatly improved in 3.5, so have many other things, FWIW.

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