Appearance preferences revert to default

• Jan 12, 2023 - 15:14
Reported version
Graphical (UI)
S4 - Minor
  1. Downloaded and opened Musescore 4.
  2. Selected preferences for appearance -- paper and background
  3. Exited Musescore
  4. Reopened Musescore
  5. Scores reverted to blank white paper and background
  6. Tried resetting appearance preferences again multiple times.
  7. Same thing happened even after restarting computer.
  8. Uninstalled Musescore 4 and want back to 3.6.2 because this did not bode well for hassle-free use of this app.

(My operating system is Mac OS 12.6.2.)


Status active needs info

Did you specifically try wallpaper, and choose one of the builtin files? I can confirm an issue with that on Linux specifically, because the filenames of these are generated separately Other than that it seems to work. And in any case, it is a very minor issue, I wouldn't let that stop you from enjoying the incredibly incredible improvements in both playback and usability!

Frequency Once Many

I confirm this issue. On Linux, even using the default appimage and standard paper backgrounds, doesn't save the preferences and revert to white background every time I start the app.

In reply to by SteveBlower

I started this thread and can now report that the reproducibility of this problem by your definition is 0 because I went back to MS3. It wasn't just the appearance issue that guided my decision. It also was the sheer number of glitches and crashes reported in this forum. MS3 does everything I need it to do. I don't need all the fancy bells and whistles promised in MS4, especially if it comes with a lot of aggravation. I'll probably jump back in when the daily number of crash reports in this forum declines significantly. Still a big fan of MuseScore.

Frequency Few Many
Status needs info active

This is experienced by more than 5 people (such as and as well as is still replicable on version 4.0.2-230651553 on a Windows 10 system). It also does not matter if the background are the default images, quitting and restarting always forces the background back to a plain color. Does this still need more info or should it be kept as active? Thanks!

Status fixed active
Fix version 4.1.0  

Hold on, the fix issue is about colors.
So still report this on GitHub as this issue tracker here is being discontinued