Hidden instruments re-appear when clicking outside the stave of visible ones

• Feb 1, 2011 - 05:30
Reported version
S4 - Minor

1. Create 4/4 Piano (bottom) and Voice (top) Score.
2. Enter a note into the first piano bar.
3. Hide Empty Staves.
4. In Note Entry, click on the highest F on the treble stave of the piano, or above.

Result: Voice re-appears with such note.

Using MuseScore 1.0.0 pre-release 2 (3949) and 10.4.11.


This is related:

1. Open attached score.
2. 'General...'.
3. Untick 'Don't hide empty staves in first system'.
4. 'OK'.
5. Enable 'Note Entry'.
6. Hover the cursor over the bars.

Result: The shadow note jumps elsewhere.

Using MuseScore 2.0 Nightly Build (67607ca) - Mac 10.7.4.

Attachment Size
Shadow Note.mscz 2.84 KB

I don't understand what is meant in #2, but I think #1 is still active. Here are more precise steps:

1) new score, flute + piano, enough measures for two systems
2) add some notes to at least one measure on both staves of piano staff for second system
3) hide empty staves, don't hide in first system (result should be you see both piano staves but no flute in system 2)
4) click an empty measure on top piano staff in system 2
5) note entry
6) click on top line of that staff ("F")

Result: note is added to flute staff, which reappears

About #2, I think I was told it was related and to place it here.

I can reproduce it - exclude steps 2-4, as I must have made a mistake at the time.

Using MuseScore 2.0 Nightly Build (d841430) - Mac 10.7.5.

Might help if you explained what you perceive to be the problem - "Hover the cursor over the bars" and "shadow note jumps elsewhere" is not very specific. Offhand, I don't see any obvious probloem. The shadow note appears over the nearest beat positions just as it normally does when I make the annoying mistake of still having my mouse over the score while trying to enter notes. Where *specifically* should I put the cursor to see a problem, and where *specifically* do you expect to see the shadow note?

OK, I see what you are talking about - certain staves, and certain places *between* the staves, the cursor doesn't follow the mouse. Other places it does.

I personally never use mouse entry and have no expectation that it follow in this way - my personal expectation is that note entry would stay locked to the current input position (the blue bar/box) with no input anywhere else possible. So I'm *always* surprised and annoyed when the note moves anywhere but a few millimeters from the note input cursor position. But anyhow, sure, if it's going to track with hide empty staves off, it might as well with it on too.