Request for an option to Hide Staff except Lyrics, Chord symbols, Fretboard diagrams

• Dec 13, 2020 - 16:02
Reported version
3.5
Type
Functional
Frequency
Few
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Reproducibility
Always
Status
active
Regression
No
Workaround
No
Project

Visible lyric line but without it's parent staff or notation.

Sometimes a scorist needs lyrics present and aligned with an accompaniment part, but if there's also the need to conserve space, and the scorist doesn't actually need the parent staff associated with the lyrics, it would really help if they could Show Lyrics and Hide Parent Staff.

Instruments dialog provides the option to toggle visiblity of entire instruments. Accordingly, one solution would be a checkbox in there to "Show lyrics only"

Similarly, in the Instruments dialog (or perhaps a View Show/Hide dialog) it would great to have this feature, AND greater granularity to allow scorists to:

• Hide one or more of the instrument's staves. (I think presently we can only hide entire Instruments)
• Show just Chord symbols
• Show just Chord diagrams

Maybe something like this:

Instrument Staff Lyrics Visibility in MuseScore.png

Thanks!

scorster


Comments

Frequency Once Few

I've been wanting this for Chord symbols since ages.
And also just Lyrics + Chord symbols (and/or Fretboard diagrams)

("Fingering diagrams" are actually called "Fretboard diagrams")

Title Request for an option to Hide Staff except Lyrics Request for an option to Hide Staff except Lyrics, CHord symbols, Fretboard diagrams

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Jojo Wrote >> I've been wanting this for chord symbols since ages.

> Glad to know of your enthusiasm around this request.

>> "Fingering diagrams" are actually called "Fretboard diagrams"

> Noted. I updated the illustration included it here as I was unable to edit the post:

Instrument Staff Lyrics Visibility in MuseScore.png

Obviously the UI in my suggestion needs some kind of exclusivity—perhaps realized with radio buttons—but I think the concept is clear enough.

And I don't necessarily think the Instruments dialog is the ultimate place for all the visibility controls, but perhaps it could link to some sort of Visiblity or Show/Hide dialog or an Inspector panel.

scorster

Title Request for an option to Hide Staff except Lyrics, CHord symbols, Fretboard diagrams Request for an option to Hide Staff except Lyrics, Chord symbols, Fretboard diagrams