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Introducing horizontal view and advanced settings

Posted by Adrian Holovaty on February 2, 2017

Today we’ve launched a great new feature that several of you have requested: a “horizontal view” for notation/tab.

When you activate horizontal view, the Soundslice player will continuously scroll notation horizontally — rather than spreading it over multiple lines (staves) as in paper sheet music.

Whether you prefer this is a matter of taste, of course. The advantage is a more compact interface, and the disadvantage is that you see less music at one time.

To activate horizontal view, use the advanced settings menu — which is also new today! Click the Settings button at the bottom right of any Soundslice score, then click “Advanced.” You’ll see a few options:

At the moment, your preferences are not saved between page loads — you’ll have to set them each time you want to change a score to horizontal view — but we plan to make these preferences saveable.

When horizontal view is active, you can scroll notation by dragging the scrollbar at the bottom of the player, or using a mouse scroll wheel, or using a two-finger drag on a touchpad.

You have two options for playhead scrolling with horizontal view

Astute Soundslice users will notice there’s also a new option for scrolling in the normal (non-horizontal) view: Keep playhead at top of screen. Here’s what that does:

Finally, for those of you embedding Soundslice, you can tell your embedded player to default to horizontal view by using the new horiz=1 URL parameter.