Release notes for MuseScore 3.0.3 (February 26, 2019)

Updated 4 years ago
Build number Date Announcement
MacOS 10.12+:, Windows 64-bit:, Windows 32-bit:, AppImage: 3.0.3. (revision 5a0be2ac) 2019-02-26


  • New crash report facility


  • Whole score playback can be turned on when in the Part tab using the mixer. Part playback works by default in in the Part tab.
  • Improved global performance
  • Drag-and-drop user experience is improved


  • Caesuras and sections breaks didn't cause pauses in playback
  • Some properties were not properly saved
  • Fermatas over barlines could not be added
  • Articulations could not be added to grace notes
  • Redundant key/time signatures appeared in Page/Continuous view and Parts
  • Visibility was not properly applied
  • Ties failed to be copied-pasted in a score with parts
  • Keyboard navigation in Continuous View was broken

Complete list of issues resolved

Here is a complete list of the issues resolved in this update:


  • Added double articulations defaults to instruments.xml
  • #109941: Regression—playback in single part instead plays full score (+18 more issues and 32 forum topics)
  • #276217: Support keyboard playback while score playback is engaged
  • #281909: Caesuras and sections breaks don't cause pauses in playback
  • #282249: Guitar vibratos play earlier than they should after repeated measures
  • #282701: Change to “Pizzicato” from Part score doesn’t work

Layout and automatic placement

  • #280561: [Feedback Form] Collisions between systems possible if bottom staff of upper systems is invisible
  • #282404: MS3: Line color not being saved
  • #282629: Lyrics can not be be placed above/below staff individally, only the whole verse
  • #283149: Changing text element color (via Inspector, not style) is not saved
  • #283788: Position adjustments on text with Up/Down key is lost on save
  • #280428: Too much space allocated around tab staff with"beamed" notes
  • #282035: Footer Text Position is Not Effected by Changes in Offset or Alignment Settings
  • #282130: Invisible lyrics hyphens and melisma lines remain when disabling Show invisible or when printing/exporting
  • #284282: No layout performed on move of rest up/down
  • #284341: Alignment of hairpin lines off compared to dynamics
  • #284380: Staccato overlaps highly slanted beam on upper voice
  • #280865: Lyrics on rests displayed a line too low
  • #281910: Ottavas are not correctly imported
  • #283405: "Ped. *" has the line set to visible in 3.0 in advanced workspace , was invisible in 2.x
  • #270990: Unable to add fermatas to bar lines
  • #283157: Fingering numbers cannot be applied to grace notes
  • #283180: TAB Fingerings positioned wrongly
  • #283323: Disappearing fingering on a subsequent system after layout change
  • #283834: Setting pedal and (de)crescendo lines to invisible doesn't work in PDF export and uploading
  • #283832: [Broken] Key Signature Left Margin for Initial Barlines with No Clef
  • #279925: Permanent courtesy time sig and key sig before system/page break when toggling in Continuous View and/or Parts
  • #283732: Articulations not appearing on grace notes


  • Make templates categories translatable
  • Make Above/Below texts in inspector translatable
  • #278767: "no drop" mouse pointer badly positioned
  • #280338: Can't exit full screen after closing file
  • #70531: Appended frame inactivates Page Up/Down and End keys in continuous view
  • #281831: text cursor before first character of a text element or before a special character of text aren't initialized to text element's default
  • #276384: Show invisible shortcut does not work until screen is redrawn
  • #281827: Text Toolbar does not update font info when cursor changes
  • #280468: Notes: choosing the "Style…" option in the right-click menu leads to wrong dialog
  • #283600: Offset limited to 99.99sp in Inspector, prevents precisely moving elements in frames from left to right


  • #280917: Ties fail to be copied-pasted in a score with parts
  • #282864: Dropping "Image" on note attaches it to segment instead
  • #280900: multi-staff implode doesn't work when selection is a single measure or smaller
  • #282918: disabling multimeasure rests in parts doesn't "survive" save/close/reopen
  • #283701: User Text Styles settings are lost after saving
  • #283830: Shift + Space for fingering broken by another fix
  • #272887: Unable to add mid-measure clef on the first tick of a measure
  • #284140: cutting and pasting music deletes special barlines
  • #279178: Selecting dynamic change a pressing x does not move item
  • #284503: "Display in concert pitch" function in Style menu doesn't change key signatures

Corruptions and/or loss of data, crashes

  • New crash reporter facility
  • #279671: MusicXML export loses tablature info, produces unrecognizable notation
  • #281411: Lyrics: select all and "X" causes program to freeze
  • #283316: Hang on pressing space after entering fingering on only note of score


  • #283105: Builtin plugins don't work


  • #280651: 3.0 does not compile
  • #282724: Template Concert Band (Europe version)
  • Optimized slurs/ties and other curves approximation
  • Adapt CMake scripts to CMake 3.13
  • Refactor musicXML note import code