Text Styles menu not usable on smaller screens

• Jan 7, 2023 - 19:45
Reported version
S4 - Minor
needs info

The Text Styles format dialog box cannot be resized and hence is unusable on screens vertically too short for the buttons at the bottom of the dialog box to be visible.

To reproduce the issue:
1. From the Format menu, choose Style.. The Style dialog box opens. On a small (restricted vertical resolution) screen, the buttons at the bottom of the dialog box cannot be accessed. However, this dialog box can be resized.
2. Move the Style dialog box down and then resize the box by dragging its top downward. Now move the resized box up so that the buttons at its bottom are visible and the entire item list can be accessed.
3. Scroll down the item list on the left of the box and select Text Styles. The Text Styles dialog box opens with the bottom of the box below the screen. The buttons at the bottom of the Text Styles dialog box thus cannot be accessed and, unlike the Style dialog box, this box cannot be vertically resized and so it is impossible to save changes made via this box.
Note that in MuseScore 3, the Text Styles dialog opens in the right-hand pane of the Styles dialog box, and so this issue does not arise in MS3.


Status active needs info

I'm not understanding what "text styles" dialog you mean. The text style settings are within with the main style dialog, exactly as in MuseScore 3. But it is true the dialog is somewhat taller now.

Severity S3 - Major S4 - Minor

Thanks. You are correct: the Text Styles is now a list within the Styles dialog box. (I could have sworn the Text Styles list replaced the original). However, the issue remains in that the dialog box cannot be resized while working with Text Styles. That said, now understanding that you're still working with the Styles dialog box presents a workaround:
Follow instructions to reproduce as per my original message.
Make required Text Style changes.
In the Style list, select Score or another item near the top of the list.
Re-size the Style dialog box to access the buttons and so save changes.

I've reduced the severity to "Minor" in light of the available workaround. For clarity, I've attached a screenshot with the dialog box in the affected state. For completeness, I'm using MuseScore 4 under Windows 10.

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It looks like you've made your taskbar twice as tall as it should be, which is stealing space. Definitely when working on a display with such limited space, best not to have a double-tall taskbar. Also not keyboard shortcuts work normally - OK is Enter, etc. And the normal resizing controls do work. If the dialog is positioned so that you can't see the title bar, again, the usual shortcuts work (eg, on Windows, Alt+Space to popup the context menu).

Thanks for the response. FWIW, my taskbar is two rows high because my workflow for other tasks requires it. On my computer at least, the Styles window cannot be resized -- even via [Alt+Space]/Size -- when Text Styles is selected in the left-hand list. AFAICT, this is the only item from the left-hand list that has this effect. I can confirm that this issue is not present in MuseScore 3 and hence appears to have been introduced with MuseScore 4.