Disappearing lyrics

• May 21, 2016 - 10:12

I am currently using 2.0.2. When typing in lyrics, I frequently find that the last syllable I typed disappears. Similarly, when I hit the space bar to move to the next word, if I delay in typing the word, the cursor sometimes disappears. In the attached file, for the text I have typed so far, I have counted at least 20 times when either the cursor or a syllable disappeared. This is something I don't recall encountering at any time in 2.0 or earlier. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Psalm 19 Soprano solo piano French.mscz 47.61 KB


the score itself seems OK. I added some lyrics ....no problem

I had similar problems because the touchpad was active, and I touched it inadvertedly.
So I choose to set it off

...valid only for notebooks....

Accidentally touching the touchpad seems like a logical hypothesis for how you might lose the cursor, but I don't think that could explain a syllable disappearing. If you didn't notice this earlier, maybe your keybaord is starting to fail, and touchpad and the Delete key are both starting to send intermittent signals. Hard to say, but what is going on seems unique to your particualr system, since no one else has reported anything like this. If you ever find a precise series of steps to reproduce a problem, please post it so we can investigate.

Thanks for response. There is no touchpad; I am using a new iMac, Yosemite 10.10.5, and mouse and keyboard are both above 90% charged. Musescore 2.0.3. The problem never occurred in 2.0, but has happened to all my pieces that include lyrics since I started using later versions. I have attached four screenshots of four separate issues that occurred within a couple of bars. In the first one, I hit the hyphen key, the cursor disappeared, and you will see a little box that has appeared above the intended insertion point. In the second screenshot, I again hit hyphen, typed the syllable "te" and the syllable disappeared. In the third one, again, a small box has appeared above the lyrics insertion point. The final screenshot shows that after "Rian", I hit the space bar, typed "ne", space bar again, started typing "se", but then "ne" disappeared! I don't know whether these events give any clues, but the keyboard seems perfectly fine, while the mouse is not used for lyrics insertion. Thank you. Screen Shot 2016-05-22 at 7.05.39 pm.png Screen Shot 2016-05-22 at 7.07.17 pm.png Screen Shot 2016-05-22 at 7.11.06 pm.png Screen Shot 2016-05-22 at 7.13.09 pm.png

In reply to by Shoichi

You should type faster....!
I reproduced the issue, at the same measure

Type "hyphen" you get the normal situation
Wait....wait....and suddenly you get a rectangle (see attached), and now type the next character ("t") and you get the issue.

I run Ubuntu 16.04 with a french BÉPO keyboard

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I am using 2.0.3. Already for a long time, sometimes a word (in the lyrics) that I have typed disappears and I have to type it again, then it stays most of the time. I have found no regularity of system when a word disappears or not. It's a nuisance.
Please advise.

In reply to by klaasvantwillert

See #112251: Auto-save erases the selection and various involved elements: lyrics, chords, figured bass. If you type a syllable then wait two minutes before moving on (hitting Space, hyphen, underscore, or Esc) then auto save may kick in and delete the syllable you were still working on. Or if you hit Save yourself. Those are the only cases we know about. If you're seeing something different, we'd need you to attach the score and give steps to reproduce the problem, although I understand that may not be possible.

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