Musescore 4.0.2 crashing regularly

• Jun 16, 2023 - 16:08

I'm new to Musescore. An online tool that I've found which generates sheets does it fairly well but there's a lot to clean up, format etc. and they provide .mscz files for that purpose. Whether these files are generated properly I don't know, they open just fine.

OS: Windows 10 Version 2009, Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 4.0.2-230651553, revision: dbe7c6d

Now, Musescore crashes maybe every 30 minutes or so, it basically disappears with no error message. When I reopen it allows me to restore session and more often than not it successfully recovers. On one occasion though I lost quite a bit of work. When it happens pretty much always Musescore is not in focus, it's when I switch to web browser to play the audio to compare. I can't really reproduce it, it just happens every now and again.

Also the more I work the more UI falls apart. I frequently use System break and System text tools and after some time they disappear. Sometimes dragging such objects starts to have a bit of offset between mouse cursor and the object.

Finally, in another thread I read it's worth using Attempt Corruption Repair plugin and I did, but it doesn't find any issues.

Attachment Size
song2.mscz 42.58 KB


Sorry to hear you having trouble! If you can figure out the steps to reproduce the crash, let us know, then we can begin investigating.

Regarding the "UI falling apart", I can guess maybe you are trying to drag & drop elements from the palette? Don't, just click them (after selecting the target). Drag & drop is meant more for customizing the palettes, and if you try to drag out of the palette and into your score, something it does glitch like that. That juch fixes itself on restart. BTW, for breaks, you don't need the palette at all - Enter and CtrlEnter add line & page breaks just like in a word processor.

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