Musescore 4: Disable auto mute when selecting a section

• Dec 15, 2022 - 14:17

Anyone know of a way to disable the automatic muting of every other track when selecting a section? e.g. I have the classical orchestra template open, and if I click the Flutes section everything is muted except Flutes. I could see this being handy but it's really frustrating when I just want to set the playhead and hear everything.


I'm still hoping they change this to either require a modifier key or at least 2 staves or 2 bars before defaulting to selection-only playback.

Currently my approach is to press Esc once to clear that selection rectangle. It seems the start of the selection is maintained as playback position.

In reply to by Marc Sabatella

I think it would be a nice behavior as long as there's some shortcut to then select all the instruments within that selection. So If I alt-clicked a bar for example it would select that bar and the same bar in all the other instruments.
My main gripe atm is just getting the playhead where I want it. My instinct is to just click a bar and then hit spacebar and that works but only for solo playback.

I must say that I agree here. I can see why this is implemented, but in practice it has only been annoying so far.

If I had selected with Shift or Control, then this would make total sense. But not when I have just clicked somewhere to indicate where I want the playback to start.

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