add palettes, create custom palette

• Apr 8, 2021 - 11:14

the instructions 1. At the top of the palette list, click Add Palettes→Create custom palette. Or, right-click anywhere on the list of palette names and choose Insert New Palette, Type the name of the new palette in the Create Palette dialog.
Instruction 1 can not be activated and R-clicking as specified provides no such options to insert a new palette. I am on a Mac with OS Sierra 10.12.6 with Musescore 3.6


If you opened the palettes with a shortcut, it might be showing the filter field at the top.
Place your cursor there and "Escape" out of it to get the view where the Add Palettes button is

In reply to by jeetee

Thank you for the reply. I am not using shortcut keystrokes yet and I have only managed to get the Master Palette up by mouse click on view > palettes but I can not click on that Palette anywhere for an edit. I can not get a shorter list of palettes to come up at all to left of score

In reply to by j4f4hpnwvn

Firat, Master Palette is different form the regular Palettes window, so be sure you are in the regular Palettes window that would normally always be present but can be reopened with View / Palettes if for some reason you previouslf closed it.

Then to see the Add Palettes button, click the "X" next to the search field to close it if it is currently visible.

In reply to by j4f4hpnwvn

I have repeated all the instructions I can find at but the default basic palettes will not show. I repeatedly entered "Fretboard diagrams" in the search box which may be visible in the screenshot here - this brought no result. After similar search entries failed I clicked almost randomly in the search box and put in things like add palettes. I still got no default palettes. Perhaps the screenshots may help you figure the problem? These may not be in sequence

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In reply to by j4f4hpnwvn

Hi to all the good people who are doing such a lot for musescore with design and user feedback etc. As I said I looked to the sources you have made available before asking for help to get to simply view the basic (default) palettes but I still could not. As you can see from a probably futile attempt to paste in some screenshots, which are very likely not visible, I am not familiar with various other aspects. What I was actually trying to do was get in there and customise the basic palettes (hence the Instruction no. 1 quoted at the start. I hoped to be using them soon. Incidentally I had watched some of Marc's excellent videos (including one on the very topic) and in fact Marc it was your individual manner (presence) and method of imparting information that drew me to believe Musescore was something for the seriously musically interested person in general.
Although I saw someone in the forum had a similar problem previously this did not help. Strangely , after about a week of futilie attempts to open the basic palette I did something, I still don't know what, in the search box and (hey largo!) something finally came up I could click on to open them. So, I don't know what the cause of my 'glitch' was and the instruction is so comprehensive I cannot really give you any pointers as to why such a basic thing was just not happening. Anyway, I have taken a few baby steps now (well, even John Coltrane had to once I guess!). I would urge anyone having any problems (to try to be logical about it and seek help at the forum if experiencing frustrating fails; even though I still do not know if I was making a fundamental error or not).
I look forward to catching your great videos Marc and I might be taking more than baby steps before long.
I wish you all the best of success in your very valuable enterprise.

In reply to by j4f4hpnwvn

I know what the palettes are and how to use them. But in looking through the manual on them, I can totally see how it might be confusing to some as to what to do. The opening paragraphs spend a lot of time saying they can be modified. And that's before fully knowing what they are. I can't see a newcomer needing to modify anything at first. Don't get me wrong, I believe in the manual. Sometimes I have to wade through a lot of odd stuff to get to what I want. It's easy to miss a crucial step. All I'm saying is that I can sympathize with the OP.

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