Using Multiple Windows

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forScore 13 supports multiple windows on iPadOS and macOS, allowing you to work with multiple scores or setlists simultaneously. The core music reading experience in secondary windows is very similar, giving you access to familiar features like annotation, page turning modes, layout options, and more. The browsing experience, on the other hand, is unique and differs based on your device’s OS version:

Users on iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 can access the window’s current playback queue and navigate between items by tapping the numbered list icon on the left-hand side of the title bar.

On iOS or iPadOS 14 or later—or on a Mac—secondary windows offer a completely new read-only browsing experience that combines most of forScore’s menus into a single unified hierarchy. The sidebar allows you to navigate between general sections, while the submenu lets you access the items within that section. Swipe from the left or tap the left-most icon in the title bar to access this interface.


The easiest way to create a new window is by browsing for a score or setlist in the menu, then using its contextual menu to open it in a new window. On iPadOS, you can also use drag and drop gestures or the system’s multitasking interface, and on macOS you can use the menu bar or keyboard shortcuts.

Each device and operating system works a little differently, so be sure to consult Apple’s user guides for the most up to date information.

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