Shortcut Buttons or Links to Other File Locations Outside of MuseScore

• Apr 22, 2021 - 17:16

My apologies if this is already achievable or in the works and I missed it…

Over the years I have created cheat sheets from the Handbook or the Forums with instructions on how to do things in MuseScore that I forget because I don’t do them often enough. I also have image files I use in MuseScore on occasion.

When I need to go to those cheat sheets, I go to the folder where they reside via Explorer. That usually involves several clicks depending on where the folder is and how it is nested.

I always thought it would be great if there were a few “programmable” buttons that could be added to the toolbar if desired that could be linked to those folders so it would be a little easier to get to the cheat sheets or image files versus using Explorer.

I realize I could probably create a new score with nothing but a Text Box to handle the cheat sheets, accessed via “Open Recent,” but a few optional bookmarks would be a lot better if it is possible.

At minimum, the ability to open text, doc or PDF files from MuseScore would be a time saver and a help.

Thanks for any consideration given to this idea.


A lesser known feature is that you can click on pretty much any element and press F1 to have your browser open the online handbook for that subject.

I don't think it is MuseScores job to include custom file browser favorites (let alone cross-platform ones).
Given that you're talking about "Explorer" you're likely on windows, where you can add a folder to your "favorites" to have single click access to it from the left sidebar of the explorer window.

In reply to by jeetee

Quickly accessing the Handbook is fine via IF the Handbook has the solution to a problem. Many times it doesn't and a workaround is found on the Forums or using the Handbook takes longer than an Internet search of Forum responses to questions. That is why I have cheat sheets.

Favorites in Explorer helps but getting there from MuseScore still would be better...

Thanks anyway.

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