how to enable headphones in playback

• Jan 27, 2019 - 08:48

When I was trying to listen to playback with headphones, music still comes from the laptop speakers. I want to use headphones so the music would not bother others in my household. Help anyone?


In reply to by Shoichi

I had the same problem and you were exactly correct. I closed MuseScore completely; then plugged my earphones into the jack; then checked "preferences-sound-output" to make sure that my headphone jack was selected for the output; then turned on a radio station on Safari and got the music through my headphones; and only then reopened MuseScore and played the score and magically the sound came through the headphones as you suggested it would.

In reply to by henry coppens


Yes this works, but only up to a point. If, for any reason one unplugs the head phones to move the lap top or leave it standing for a while, then it is necessary to close all MuseScore files, close down the app, reopen it and select the the scores and then only will it play again - after a few second hesitation. This is very inconvenient. Previously, before I had this problem the headphones simply worked instantly no matter what.

In reply to by Shoichi

Update: Just downloaded version 3.4.1 (upgraded from 3.3.something) and the headphone jack bug is still present. The only way I can get output to the headphone jack is to exit Musescore, plug in the headphone jack, count to 5, then start Musescore. Occasionally, even that doesn't work.

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