Release notes for MuseScore 3.3 Release Candidate (October 2, 2019)

Updated 4 years ago
Build number Date Announcement
macOS 10.10+:, Windows 7+ (32 and 64-bit):, AppImage: 3.3.0. (revision: d3bff12) 2019-10-02


  • Save Online is now fully synchronised with the upload page


  • Implement changing palette and palette cell properties on fly
  • Visual style of the palettes


  • Loop playback was set incorrectly in parts
  • Shortcuts navigation across the palettes was broken
  • Changing workspaces when installing/removing extensions led to a crash
  • Palettes and palette cells were not translated
  • Save/Load palettes were not implemented

Complete list of issues resolved

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


  • #281866: Error with loop playback in parts with MuseScore 3

Layout and automatic placement

  • #294580: Generate courtesy signature if next system has a local time signature on any staff
  • #283319: Time Signature disappears
  • #294866: The direction of beamed notes does not immediately change when the beam is broken
  • #294082: TAB - Mixing mensural value symbols and beaming in historic tablatures is broken


  • Edit score properties in WebView on upload
  • Miscellaneous UX and visual appearance fixes for palettes
  • Add a drop shadow effect to palette popups
  • Close "More" popup on clicking outside the popup or the parent palette
  • Fix black left/right arrow icons in dark theme


  • Implement palette search shortcut for QML palettes
  • Mark palette cell custom if its properties are edited (except for name)
  • Implement changing palette and palette cell properties on fly
  • #66961: Shortcut to change tabs right to left needed, like Ctrl+Shift+Tab
  • #295069: Unsynced text content in lines between score and parts
  • #294054: Enable direction change in stem's inspector UI
  • #257581: Changes to Measure properties are not propagated between score and existing linked parts
  • #294728: Lines: Minimum distance is not saved with score unless it is part of the style
  • #295107: Navigation shuts down after the last note of a score
  • #293429: Tuplet Font Size not saved/loaded from file
  • Implement Save/Load for the new palettes
  • Grey out palettes when they are disabled
  • Guess the best match when opening the custom palette's "More" pop-up

Corruptions and/or loss of data, crashes

  • fix crash on changing workspaces when installing/removing extensions
  • #295106: Crash on next/prev element for certain elements attached to other elements
  • #293318: Copying Grace Notes onto Grace Notes results in Crash
  • #294727: Easy fingering mode: pressing [Space] causes crash in staff/tablature if notes are in Voice 4 in bottom staff of score
  • #280830: Time signature replacement crashes if double-clicking first on it


  • #294677: Screenreader does not read subsequent consecutive frames
  • #294485: Previous/next element commands should not wrap around begin/end of score
  • #293228: No screenreader feedback on palette search
  • #293229: Screenreader does not read name of score on tab change
  • #294121: Next/previous element skips staff texts entered out of order
  • #294126: Cannot navigate to repeat text (measure elements)

MusicXML Import/Export

  • #294174: [MusicXML export] invalid export element credit is missing child element
  • #280608: Musicxml Export - Composite Dynamic expressions export different garbage codes
  • #293964: [Musicxml export] - Trill accidentals not exported
  • #281593: [MusicXML export] Feather beams are not exported to musicxml

Plugin API

  • #294910: Plugin API: setting properties before adding an element to a score may work incorrectly
  • #293837: An approach is needed to identify unique MuseScore objects from within the PluginAPI
  • #251436: Can't easily add Lyrics in Plugins
  • Add experimental feature to notify plugins on score changes


  • Display translated names in Palette/Palette Cell Properties
  • Add "Reload QML code" debug shortcut (reloads changed QML files on the fly)
  • Adapt test scripts framework to the redesigned palettes
  • #294076: Please add Carillon instrument
  • #280540: Tool tips in the palettes of both workspaces and the master palettes are not translated
  • #280728: Most tooltips in palettes (Basic/Advanced/Master) don't show translated
  • #110386: Shortcuts not working for sub-beaming 16th and 32nd notes
  • #295065: Professional lowest pitch for contrabasses should be C1 rather than E1
  • #295121: 3.3 Beta /Mac: clicking "OK" in color dialog puts mouse in drag-mode, ESC doesn't fix it