MuseScore 4.2.1 - "Play repeats" setting doesn't work correctly when turned off

• Feb 12, 2024 - 19:25

I am rehearsing some music where we are not playing the repeats - or rather playing the final repeat bars only. I have turned off the "Play Repeats" setting in the playback control panel.

Repeats not turned off.png

MuseScore should be playing the second-time repeat only as shown by the red arrow but is playing the first-time repeat followed immediately by the second-time.

Is this a bug? I am sure thus was working correctly in MuseScore 3.

OS: Windows 10 Version 2009 or later, Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 4.2.1-240230937, revision: d757433


In reply to by HildeK

"I guess the term "Play Repeats" is ambiguous then."

So I don't think we're really talking about the same thing. 😉 The confusion may indeed stem from the fact that the same term "Play repeats" is used in the Playback control - image below. And also in the Properties (for other option)
play repeats.jpg

In the first case, it refers to passages between the two Start and End repeats signs (first image), as showed with the symbol in this playback control. If you disable it, the measures will not be repeated.
Whereas the second case concerns also passages with voltas/repeat lines (1,2), as in your first attached image.
As said, this "Play repeats" option (and that's what I thought when I saw your picture) applies when there's a jump, and it's by selecting this jump (D.C. etc.) that this "Play repeats" option appears in the Properties panel - image below
I hope that's more clearer.

play repeats1.jpg

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