Mixer panel not always dockable/floatable, depending sometimes full screen enabled or not.
S3 - Major
Since this commit: https://github.com/musescore/MuseScore/pull/4526/files, the mixer panel can be dockable and floatable. Really good improvment and for the consistence with other panels behaviour. Thanks for this.
With the sames nightlies (eg 7271e04), it works fine with my desktop computer under Windows7.
But, despite many attempts, I am really completely unable to succeed with my laptop under Windows10. It doesn't just work. The blue area is not created by going to the edge of the screen (double-click not works too). In short, it's a failure, and I don't understand why.
Could this feature be dependent on a version of Windows? (7 vs. 10). Hard to believe? Or, the size of the screen?
Or something else?
Works fine for me under Windows 10, so it's not that. I also tried maximized window versus normal, no issues there either. I also tried a few variations in terms of whether the Inspector was also visible, whether it was docked, etc, and couldn't get it to fail.
OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 22.214.171.12435, revision: 7271e04
Refuse to work here. Don't understand. See:
Understood. I need to be in "Full Screen" mode (View ->Full screen) so that the mixer panel can be dockable.
So, in summary, and my understanding of the subject:
1) with some screens (size, here 22-inches, and resolution?, for my desktop computer), the panels - including the Mixer panel - work without the need to be in full screen.
2) with other screens (here, a 15-inches and other resolution?, for my laptop), the Mixer panel only works if the full screen is enabled.
It seems unexpected and at least inconsistent (since eg the Play Panel works without Full Screen), so I leave the issue open. In the meantime, I have found a very good workaround!
The mixer panel is not dockable in any circumstance, "Full Screen" or not, and is always too tall.
In reply to The mixer panel is not… by robert.holmen.7
With what type of screen?
In reply to With what type of screen? by cadiz1
It's an "HP W2371d LED Backlit Monitor" with 1920x1080 resolution
In reply to It's an "HP W2371d LED… by robert.holmen.7
At what scaling? At 100% this should fit, at 150% it probably won't
For me it is dockable, but becomes flotating again after restarting MS
HP laptop, Win 10.
In reply to At what scaling? At 100%… by Jojo-Schmitz
By "scaling" you mean Text size scaling in the Windows control panel?
Yes, at 100 the Mixer panel does finally appear normal-sized! (It still doesn't dock, though)
However, at that setting all the interface text in Musescore and every other program is too small for extended, comfortable use which is why i don't use 100.
If by "scaling" you mean the -D parameter, that screencam movie was done with -D48 and changing the -D parameter doesn't change the screen size of the Mixer panel.
The mixer panel appears to be a vector graphic so it should be possible to have that thing normal sized in any environment, right?
Yes, that Windows scaling is meant
In reply to Yes, that scaling is meant by Jojo-Schmitz
Here is a comparison of Text set to 100, 125 and 150
At 100 and 125, the UI graphics and onscreen music notation are the same screen size at either setting.
At 150, they go nuts.
Interesting: only a very slight increase between 100 and 125, but a big one between 125 and 150
In reply to Interesting: only a very… by Jojo-Schmitz
If I count pixels, the text in the Mixer Panel is pretty close to the setting size.
At "125" it is about 125% of the original size and at "150" it is about 150% of the original size.
The text in the Pallete box at the left tends to be smaller than the claimed size. 117% at "125" and 143% at "150".
However, the graphics in the Mixer Panel behave differently.
A Pan Pot is about 33 pixels wide in both 100 and 125 but is about 67 pixels at 150
With OpenSuse Leap mixer isn't dockable within or without the full screen (play panel is dockable in both modes). Here I notice a different appearance of the panels (mixer seems to have a second title bar (?):
Just noticed, with MS 3.2 it's dockable again using the AppImage (it doesn't work with 3.x versions before).
It is docakble, but somewhat fiddly to get it there, and doesn't stay there after a restart.
Came up again in https://musescore.org/de/node/292007