"Auto" beam setting for *Rests* should not beam (if no stemlets)

• Mar 23, 2015 - 10:27
Type
Functional
Severity
S5 - Suggestion
Status
active
Project

This first came up in http://musescore.org/de/node/11678#comment-241926 reported against a 1.3 score in 2.0 RC

Reproduced from scratch in guthub-musescore-musescore-6e47f74, self build, Windows 7 (Enterprise, 64bit)

  1. take the attached score:
    before.png
  2. select the measure or use Ctrl+A
  3. click in "Auto" in the Beam properties palette
    after.png

I'd think that for a rest 'Auto' should mean 'No beam', apparently it does not?

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Comments

Title "Auto" beam adds beams over rests (unlike Layout > Reset Beam Mode) "Auto" beam for rests should default to "No beam"

I will argue that your issue here should really be a "feature request". I'm titling this according to what you say at the end of your description "I'd think that for a rest 'Auto' should mean 'No beam"

I agree with that quote. Which means I support this *feature request*. :)

See https://musescore.org/en/node/99761#comment-451076

Hmm. I understand it as "I'd think that for a rest 'Auto' should mean and should always have meant 'No beam' " —and I agree with that.

Title "Auto" beam for rests should default to "No beam" "Auto" beam setting for *Rests* should not beam

Let me be a little clearer: If a rest is set to the beam setting "AUTO", then that rest should not beam.

(Note: there is a seperate beam setting "No Beam")

Title "Auto" beam setting for *Rests* should not beam "Auto" beam setting for *Rests* should not beam (if no stemlets)

Actually, if my feature request #100111: stemlet (stems over rests) will be implemented, then I need to carefully plan how AUTO stemming behaves for rests, depending on the ui for stemlets. I suppose if there is a global stemlet toggle, then if it is engaged I would want beams over rests which were set to auto to obey the time signature beaming definition. But maybe the ui would allow individual rests to selectively toggle stemlets, in which case I would want AUTO for a rest with stemlet toggled to beam according to time signature. Regardless, auto beam for a rest without stemlets enabled should not beam.