Selection Boxes Behaving Badly

• Mar 13, 2024 - 01:34

musescore 4 has a random quirk where the selection blue perimeter has a mind of its own. I've been hoping each new release would cure this inconvenience but I can't even find where anyone else is witnessing this behavior. It's elusive inasmuch that it is inconsistent in its bad form.
Has anyone else seem this?


Did you have Format > Style > Score > Hide empty staves within systems enabled when making those selection examples?

Hidden staves do affect the behaviour of selection keystrokes.

In reply to by DanielR

No, I use that feature only for the piano chart if there are measures with no left hand. The visible blue box responds normally most of the time and shows the measure(s) I selected then other times it is a random blue box. Bit concerning but the software always knows what is selected even thought the blue box doesn't.

In reply to by pgmrpmt

If you press bracket a few times, did it get wider and wider, and then the selection is only within the one measure?

I was modifying a score on a windows 10 with MS 4.2.1, and when the box selected areas outside the measure, I was able to just widen the meadure a few times and get the selection to work properly. We may have different issues.

Apparently I didn't adequately describe the selection behavior. I want to select a single measure, or several measures, but the blue box will select a column with no top or bottom, or a rectangle above or below the measure, or a random starting point with no end in sight. The software will respond to the measure(s) I selected but the blue box visual will be random.

I've seen it as well (windows 11). A little annoying when selecting music for copying. You don't really know what's being copied but MuseScore apparently does.

Do you still have an unanswered question? Please log in first to post your question.