MuseScore 3.4 Beta Release
Try out the new features and improvements introduced in the new version of MuseScore 3.4!
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Single click interactions
We all know that MuseScore is powerful notation software that can do almost everything in terms of music notation. We conducted a dozen of user testing activities with the ones who never used MuseScore and found that "double click" is an interaction pattern that is absolutely hidden for newbies. Respondents could not edit slurs and hairpins to adjust their positions; they couldn't even apply elements from the palettes. Double click is rarely used in touch interfaces as well (that's why the young audience isn't familiar with the double click interaction pattern.)
We aim to improve usability and make MuseScore as easy as possible for newcomers keeping all the fine-tuning features for professionals. We are glad to introduce the single click concept designed by Martin Keary (Tantacrul). The new approach provides an easy way to edit elements with a single click and makes double click unnecessary.
Check out the new approach and let us know what you think! We are always here to listen to your feedback and support.
There is a separate topic dedicated to introducing Telemetry in MuseScore.
- Apply palette elements with a single click if there is a selection in the score
- Allow dragging notes horizontally
- Slurs, hairpins and other elements can be edited after a single click
- Double click is no longer needed to enter Edit Mode
- Introduce bend properties in the Inspector
- Name of the newly created custom palette can be specified
- Accessibility: improve speech for elements with spanners
- "Don't play trill" option silenced the note playback
- Slurs on small staves were displaced in some cases
- Barline handles were drawn incorrectly after dragging one
- Strings in the Parts dialog were ambiguous
- Y Offset value of fretboards didn't restore after undoing the values being changed from Edit Mode
- Replacing a note with an accidental left the accidental on the new note
- Adding Intervals (above/below) didn't take into consideration the accidental toggle state
- Multiple chord symbols attached to same note didn't copy as part of the range
- Strings in fret diagrams without "X" or "O" displayed as "?" on Linux
A full list of changes is available here.