Cursor in continuous view ends up hidden behind the ghost clef as score progresses

• Jan 24, 2023 - 02:00
Reported version
Ergonomical (UX)
S4 - Minor
GitHub issue

The cursor in continuous view becomes hidden behind the greyed clefs, key signatures, and time signatures as a score progresses, which blocks out some notes and makes it difficult to sight read.

Steps to reproduce:

1) Open a score that's longer than about 8 bars in Musescore 4

2) Set view to Continuous View

3) Play the score and wait for the cursor to reach the end of the viewable area

Expected result:

When the next part of the score is shown, the cursor appears ahead of the clefs, key signatures, and time signatures, without being hidden behind them.

Actual result:

The cursor is missing for a few beats when it reaches the end of the viewable area and the score progresses. GIF of the issue is attached.

Musescore about info:
OS: Windows 10 Version 2009, Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit): 4.0.1-230121751, revision: 9b70a8c

Operating System: Windows 11 version 22H2 (OS build 22621.1105)

Attachment Size
ms4_playback_issue.gif 771.89 KB


I support this request as well. When I present scores to my students in continuous view, the transition causes the initial part to be obscured by a ghost clef, leading to confusion among my students. Intriguingly, this issue was absent in Musescore3. Although exporting to musicXML and then importing into Musescore3 is an option, it's quite cumbersome.