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Playhead scrolling options

Soundslice offers a few options for the playhead — the orange vertical line that shows you where you are in the music.

Depending on whether you’re viewing the music in vertical or horizontal mode, you can change how the playhead orients itself during playback. Basically this lets you control how far in advance you’d like the music to scroll.

Keep the playhead at top of screen (vertical view)

This is our player’s default behavior. In this mode, the playhead will stay at the top of the screen (in the first musical system) during playback. Hence you can always keep your eyes in roughly the same vertical space.


To activate this view, the music must be set to scroll vertically (the default setting) — i.e., not horizontal view. Click the gear icon at lower right and check the box for “Keep playhead at the top of screen.”


Only scroll when necessary (vertical view)

If you uncheck the “Keep playhead at the top of screen” box, then playback will only scroll notation when necessary. In practice, this means the playhead will tend to hang out toward the bottom of the screen.

Used “paged” scrolling (horizontal view)

If you’re in horizontal view, the default scrolling will show one “page” of notation at a time — essentially one screenful’s worth.

When the playhead approaches the right edge of your screen, Soundslice will automatically scroll the notation.

Keep the playhead at the left of screen (horizontal view)

In this mode, the playhead stays locked at the far left of the page while the music scrolls behind it.


To activate this view, you music be in horizontal scrolling mode. Click the gear box in the lower right and check the box for “Keep playhead at left of screen.”