Spacebar ndoesn't pause playback in 0.9.6

• Jun 10, 2010 - 03:43
Graphical (UI)
S5 - Suggestion
by design

Playback pause with spacebar no longer works. Musescore 0.9.6 release, WinXP SP2. Pause button does not appear in playback panel. Was this intentional? Could not find shortcut keys in handbook. On the Shortcuts tab of the Preferences dialog box, I did see the Play button control without a defined shortcut. I tried to define SPACE as the shortcut, it says this conflicts with rest entry (true), but I figured playback and note entry are different "modes." I was able to define a different shortcut for playback.

This is probably not a bug, but will throw many users off; perhaps a note in a readme or add something to the Play button tooltip?


See New features in MuseScore 0.9.6 , "Playback"

The pause mode was confusing to many uses since it did not allow editing. You still have the equivalent functionality in play/stop. You can set spacebar as the shortcut for play/stop if you change the shortcut for rests.

Finding a decent shortcut for play/stop is an ongoing project.