Change defaults - Printing & Blank Score

• Mar 7, 2021 - 19:59

I can't figure out how to change two defaults:

  1. When I open Musescore a blank score appears and it's always a treble clef single staff. I only do solo piano so I'd like treble and bass staffs. Is there a way to make that the default?

  2. Whenever I print the default comes up "Color". I want only black & white. My printer defaults to b&w (outside of Musescore) but every time the score comes up indicating "Color", even when I'm re-printing a score in the same session and previously specified b&w. Is there a way to make that the default?
    BTW, in case you're wondering, I read that if you don't specify black&white some inkjet printers (including mine) use a little color ink when printing b&w. Apparently it makes the black deeper or shinier, but I don't need that and prefer to save the cost.



Prepare a score to use as a template;
From preferences set Start with score (browse to your template);
File/Print->set the printer


In reply to by Shoichi

Thanks, the first answer worked great, now I have the right default blank score.
However the Print setting doesn't work. My printer screen comes up like this:
I click on Preferences and get this:
I select Black/Grayscale.
But the next time I print -- even the same file in the same session -- it comes up with Color selected.
Am I missing something?

In reply to by Shoichi

Okay, I misunderstood the image -- I thought that was your printer.
I tried disconnecting the printer but I still get the same dialog boxes. I'd probably at least have to uninstall the printer completely and that might not even work in Windows. I guess I'll just live with having to specify b&w every time I print. The fact that it resets every single time surprises me -- everything else I print, in any app I use, keeps whatever I set for that specific document. It's inconvenient but I can live with it.
Thank you!

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

I'm all set with printing to the actual printer; I just mentioned the other options in response to the previous poster's suggestion about choosing a different output.

My printer is set to default to b&w. It does so for every other app I print with. Musescore is the only one that reverts it to color.

I appreciate the reply.

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