Visibility checkboxes for Staff: 1 and Staff: 2 of a "Classical Guitar + Tab" instrument
I often score with a Guitar instrument configuration of an 8bv treble clef staff and a linked tablature staff.
Generally I can fit four to five such systems per page while editing and have a comfortable working environment.
However, when it’s time to share or print the score I often want to:
a) easily hide tablature the tablature staff so I can fit 8 treble clef systems per page
b) easily hide the treble clef so I can fit 8 tablature systems per page
I considered generating Parts, but the treble clef and the linked tablature clef seem inextricable (i.e. they are not Part-able.) And even so, if I could get that to work, it looks like I’d have to reenter all the line breaks, spacing, etc. which is a deterrent from using Parts. Additionally there are sync bugs with tablature and parts.
So I optimistically opened the Instrument window where MuseScore offers a Visible checkbox for various instruments.
Indeed MuseScore shows a checkbox for the Guitar instrument, meaning I can show/hide the entire instrument and ALL of its staves. But the dialog shows no checkboxes for Staff: 1 and Staff: 2 — which is exactly what I need.
Perhaps code already exists beneath the surface for the described show/hide functionality .... but there’s simply no checkboxes on individual staves in the dialog's UI.
If there’s presently no foundation for this functionality (checking the visibility of Staff: 1 and Staff: 2) please consider it a request.