Musescore crashes when holding shift and pressing left or right in note input mode

• Aug 3, 2021 - 19:41
Reported version
S2 - Critical
needs info

1) Enter note
2) Enter another note
3) Select first note and hold shift as if entering a chord
4) press right arrow key

Expected Behaviour: Holding shift while pressing the left or right keys to select a note will not crash musescore so its easier to create chords without having to take your finger off the shift key for every chord you wish to make

Actual Behaviours: Musescore crashes

Version Number: Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: d0fc8e9

OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64,


Severity S4 - Minor S2 - Critical
Status active needs info

Shift right dies exchange the selected note with the next one, no crash, Nnt with MuseScore 3.6.2 on Windows 10, not for me at least.
Please update to 3.6.2 and try again

It's not clear what you were expect Shift+Left/Right to do - those "exchange" commands are pretty obscure and have absolutely nothing to do with building chords. You mention selections, but those are only possible when not in note input mode, and again, it has nothing really to do with chords. Maybe you are looking for the command to repeat a just-entered chord? Just press "R".

In any case, Shift+Left/Right doesn't crash for me in note input mode, it works as expected (exchanging a note or rest with its neighbor of the same duration). Could be some particular attribute of the measure you are trying to use it within is not handled, though - as I said, it's a pretty obscure command and doesn't get a lot of testing. In order for us to investigate, we would need you to attach your score and give precise steps to reproduce - where you should be when issuing one of those commands.

And if you have further questions on how to make selections or how to build chords, I encourage you to ask them on the Support forum!