How do I make changes to manual staff visibility without creating a system break?

Hello all,
Is there a way to make changes to manual staff visibility( hide / show … and instrument ) without creating a system break. Is there a way to make changes to manual staff visibility without creating a system break ?

Not really. But you can only hide or show staves for a whole system, so the hiding has to start on a new system, whether it has a break or not. So there’s no harm in putting a break there anyway.

Before Breaks had System Visibility, the trick was to set all Empty staves to Hide in Layout Options, and then add a Text ‘space’ somewhere to make them non-empty, if you needed to show them.

But of course, this won’t hide non-empty staves.

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