More flexibility with Mixer>Play Part Only
Here's a list of observations and requests regarding Play Part Only:
• The Mixer’s “Play Part Only” box is checked in all Parts by default. I haven’t found a setting to toggle the default.
Request: If no toggle currently exists, please add a preference that toggles the “Play Part Only” setting to the user's choice. That alone would resolve most of my concerns. The biggest issue affects students practicing with MuseScore. Generally I like them to play along while reading from Parts, but they have to remember to go to the Mixer and toggle “Play Part Only.”
• Unchecking “Play Part Only “ causes it to become uncheck globally … across all parts and all scores.
There’s no option to impart the setting only on the currently viewed score or Part
Request: Options for a finer scope of impact.
• There’s no option to save the “Play Part Only” setting saved with each score.
Request: Save the “Play Part Only” setting with each score (presently it appears to be a session setting.) This would help when sharing scores with students and others unfamiliar with MuseScore.
• The “Play Part Only” setting accessible only in the Mixer.
Request: I’d like to see an option to have “Play Part Only” & its checkbox appear in the toolbar whenever the user views a Part.