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General => MusicBee Wishlist => Topic started by: OhJeffrey on August 31, 2020, 10:23:01 AM

Title: Unintuitive Layout for Nested Playlist Folders
Post by: OhJeffrey on August 31, 2020, 10:23:01 AM
Hey guys,

I'm organizing my music in various playlists which are sometimes nested in folders.

A part of my setup is structured in a hierarchy like this:

Party (Folder)
 |--Schlager & Fasching (Folder)
      |--Lustig (Playlist)
      |--Oldies (Playlist)
 |--Andere (Playlist)
 |--Blakan&Polka&Brass  (Playlist)

I want to emphasize that the folder "Schlager & Fasching" as well as the playlists "Andere" and "Blakan&Polka&Brass" are at the same hierarchy level.

The problem:
But MusicBee somehow corrupts the visualization of this hierarchy structure.
(https://i.imgur.com/9eps5af.png)

When you add lines for the hierarchy levels like this
(https://i.imgur.com/1DAGR4Y.png)

I have 2 problems:
1. The playlists "Lustig" and "Oldies" which are part of the folder "Schlager & Fasching" are indented 2 times, instead of 1 time.
2. The playlists "Andere" and "Blakan&Polka&Brass" are indented from the folder "Party" 2 times as well. this makes it look like they are part of the "Schlager & Fasching" folder.


What it should look like:
1. The playlist-icons from "Andere" and "Blakan&Polka&Brass" should be at the same level(column) as the Expansion-Arrow-Icon of the folder "Schlager & Fasching".
2. The playlist-icons from "Lustig" as well as "Oldies" should have 1 level less (should be 1 column more to the left)

System Information:
I'm using latest MusicBee and Win10 64bit.

Thank you
Peter
Title: Re: Unintuitive Layout for Nested Playlist Folders
Post by: Steven on August 31, 2020, 10:24:21 AM
Its displaying exactly as intended
Title: Re: Unintuitive Layout for Nested Playlist Folders
Post by: The Incredible Boom Boom on August 31, 2020, 03:21:13 PM
Since this display method is intentional by the developer, you should request this topic be moved to the Wishlist board.
Title: Re: Unintuitive Layout for Nested Playlist Folders
Post by: Zak on September 01, 2020, 04:01:02 AM
What it should look like:
1. The playlist-icons from "Andere" and "Blakan&Polka&Brass" should be at the same level(column) as the Expansion-Arrow-Icon of the folder "Schlager & Fasching".
2. The playlist-icons from "Lustig" as well as "Oldies" should have 1 level less (should be 1 column more to the left)

I agree the current layout is unintuitive, but OP has misdiagnosed the problem.

The playlist entries shouldn't move to the left. The folder entries should move to the right.
Which could be done by adding a folder icon that is the same width as the playlist icon.

(and I don't think what OP has suggested is even possible with a standard tree control - the icon on expandable items will always sit to the left of non-exandable items - that's a UI thing)
Title: Re: Unintuitive Layout for Nested Playlist Folders
Post by: OhJeffrey on September 05, 2020, 09:47:17 PM
I don't know if you understood me correctly.

I would prefer the layout to be like this:
(https://i.imgur.com/pYZgDM8.png)


Thanks for moving to Wishlist Section (whoever did this! ;) )
Title: Re: Unintuitive Layout for Nested Playlist Folders
Post by: hiccup on September 06, 2020, 06:00:35 PM
+1

This makes sense to me.
Title: Re: Unintuitive Layout for Nested Playlist Folders
Post by: Steven on September 07, 2020, 09:45:52 AM
This suggestion doesnt work well in the left navigator but for the next v3.4 update i have changed the indentation handling for the Playlist Explorer tab