Invisible Key Signatures

• Nov 25, 2021 - 15:35


Question: Regarding item 2 below, can I do anything to solve the problem, or does MuseScore have to work on a solution?

Solution (Update): While creating this post, I discovered a solution. However, I encourage MuseScore to work on a more permanent solution.

Situation: In bars 23-26 of the first movement, I added invisible key signatures to make the trills play correctly in minor mode. I had 2 problems:

  1. When creating parts, at the end of a system, MuseScore showed the invisible key signature and added a double bar line immediately to the left. (I did not add a system break.) To solve the problem, on my computer, in page view, I hid the key signature and changed the double bar line to a single bar line.

  2. On, the website showed the invisible key signature at bar 24. (A system ends after bar 23. I did not add a system break.) While creating this post, to solve the problem, on my computer, in page view, I hid the key signature. To emphasize, I discovered the solution after switching from continuous view to page view.


In reply to by jeetee

Thank you for your reply. When I saw the howto, I remembered reading it.


  1. For playback, the solution in the howto works.

  2. Unlike hidden key signature changes, the solution doesn't needlessly break up multimeasure rests in parts.


  1. I don't consider the solution musical.

  2. If the hidden note comes again later in the bar, you have to add the accidental for appearance. See, for example, the visible C natural on beat 3 in bar 23 of either clarinet part.

I hope our exchange will help other MuseScore users, too.

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