Musescore randomly starts ignoring the time signature

• Mar 28, 2024 - 18:22

It's probably been 2 or 3 days now that, randomly, Musescore will completely go haywire.

Take for example, Twinkle Twinkle:

C C G G | A A G | F F E E | D D C etc.

Up until a few days ago, the next phrase would be entered (and display) exactly normally:

G G F F | E E D | G G F F | E E D etc.

But now randomly, without warning, Musescore is deciding to expand the size of the bar (in practice, but without formally changing the time signature, so it looks something like

G G F F E E D G G F F E E D C C G G | A A G F F E E D D C

Both of those "bars" are much longer than 4 beats, but... that's the problem.

In certain situations (famously, the Allegri Miserere), this kind of unmetered notation is good/required, but in Twinkle Twinkle, in what I'm actually writing, and in almost all other cases, this is a terribly annoying bug.

There's no way to predict when this glitch will engage, and no way to stop it other than rebooting once it does. And once the glitch engages, there's no predictability as to how long these super-bars will be, before Musescore decides to put in a bar line.

And this morning, I lost a file (which I recovered thanks to my backups) that I had been working on for a year, once Musescore realized it had done that to itself, and then basically told me "oops sorry the file is corrupted!"

Can anyone help me either find a way to stop this myself, or put me in contact with the developers so I can report this bug and get a timeline on a fix ASAP?

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In reply to by SteveBlower

Thanks for the suggestion! I'll keep that in mind! My only issue with that explanation (that, honestly, could be exactly what's happening) is this: I've been using Musescore for almost 10 years, and only within the last week has this become an issue; and if this is my fault and not the program going rogue, it's way too easy for us to make unintended selections, don't you think?

If you're right about the mode selection, then the developers should probably consider adding an alert in a dialog box, like "you've selected moving from mode X to mode Y; are you sure? Click Yes or No to confirm your selection and continue"

In reply to by andrepdasilva1

Ok. I asked because unlike V3, where a single click was enough, with Version 4 you now have to long-press the little arrow under the pencil icon to reveal the alternative input modes. This should have saved you the trouble.
What I can also think of is that you may have inadvertently press the shortcut Ctrl + I ? (Which activates the Insert mode)
It's a toggle, so all you have to do is press it again to exit this Insert mode.

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