Instrument filters

Instrument filters allow you to show only the staves of selected instruments in galley view in Write mode. This can be useful in large projects when you want to focus on a specific set of instruments, such as only the woodwinds or strings.

When instrument filters are active, dashed lines are shown at the vertical positions of hidden staves, and you can only select and edit music on visible staves.

Instrument filters are layout-specific.

Figure 1. Instrument filter containing flute and violin instruments active in galley view

You can assign key commands for up to ten instrument filter presets on the Key Commands page in Preferences. The instruments filtered by these commands vary in each layout and project.

Video tutorial about instrument filters (English)