Selecting bars with the system track

The system track allows you to select all items, including system objects, on all staves in the system across the selected bars.


The system track is shown.


  1. Click a bar in the system track.
  2. Optional: Select multiple bars to the right/left of the first selected bar in any of the following ways:
    • Shift-click bars to the right/left along the system track.

    • Click and drag to the right/left along the system track.

  3. Click System Track Select in the system track. It can also appear above the system track if your selection is narrow.
    Figure 1. System Track Select button in the system track
    Figure 2. The System Track Select button appears filled in when you hover over it


Everything on all staves in the selected bars is selected and highlighted, including system objects, notations, and signposts.


If you then delete your selection, any signposts included are also deleted. This can affect the page layout, for example, by removing ossia staves whose signposts were included in the selection.