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Hi, v3.5.8442 on Win10

Quick question please... I am a big fan of the "Folder Browser" view and have that set as left main panel and I have the main panel set as "Files". It works well enough until closing MusicBee and reopening it it forgets where you were on "Folder Browser" view and starts up all the way back up at the top. But interestingly enough the main "Files" panel does remember where you were and opens to those files where you left off before closing MB. This creates a mismatch because after restarting MB the left "Folder Browser" view is all the way up top at the beginning of the alphabet while the main Files panel shows music files from somewhere deep in your collection which have nothing to do with the left side "Folder Browser" view anymore. I hope I explained this clearly enough. Is there a setting that I am missing to have MB restart at the proper place where you left off in Folder Browser view? In other words open to the exact place where you left off?

Oh and how come in "Folder Browser" view when you left click on a little arrow next to a folder the arrow disappears and doesn't come back even after clicking on another folder? Am thinking this serves no purpose whatsoever and is just a bug? Only after an MB restart the arrows next to the folder names return. Weird...

 Thanks much :-)

MusicBee Wishlist / (Request) One Click Show & Hide for the Main Window
« on: November 23, 2022, 07:05:32 AM »
Hi guys, I realize Sir Steven is quite busy but perhaps this new "One Click Show & Hide" option could be added in somehow/someday :-)

I am requesting please an option to single click show & HIDE the main window when you click on the MB icon in the system tray. Basically right now the option exists to click the little bee icon in the system tray and main window appears but what I am requesting is that when you single click it again this time the MB main window disappears back into the system tray (right now that does nothing). Winamp has/had a dll plugin for this called "One Click Show & Hide"... it's very practical to be able to simply click that sys tray icon to see the window and then click it again for it to disappear without having to move the mouse pointer all the way up to the minimize button. Like I said, we already have the first part, we just need the second part (the hide part) added :-)

Also, I want to say thanks to the MB developers for making this fine app. I am really enjoying it now that Steven figured out it was a bug that was preventing my custom tabs from being saved.

Quite frankly, I don't understand why this is still being discussed. As others have said, the upper right corner X is Windows standard for eXiting an application. Users clicking the X expect the application to EXIT. Clicking on the minimize button will MINIMIZE the software. MB offers users four options when choosing to minimize the application. Preferences > General > application > minimize to.

This should really be the end of the discussion.

Because many people have already proven by requesting in this thread that they want the OPTION for more minimize/close options :-)

Can we please not have clicking close minimise to tray, it's close for a reason... not minimise.

We are asking for an OPTION for that behavior. If you don't want it then don't select it...

I vote for these two new options too as described in the original post :

1) An option to minimize MB to the system tray when close is pressed on main gui
2) An option to single click show & hide the main gui when you click on the MB icon in the system tray. Basically you click the little bee icon in the system tray and main gui appears then you single click that same system tray icon again and the MB main gui disappears back into the system tray. Winamp had a plugin for this called "One Click Show & Hide.dll"... it's so practical so MB doesn't take up any space on the taskbar

There seems to enough votes now for this so can you please make this happen? :-)

Thank you, Steven. Yes it turned it out it was a bug in that previous stable version I was using... no wonder why I have been having so much trouble getting anything to work ugh

I can now continue trying to set up my custom view knowing now that next time I open the app it will actually display :-) Am sure that I will have more questions in the future... thanks again

So it was recommended to me to create a Custom Tab to achieve a file sorting view I wanted but now my problem is that whenever I close MusicBe and then restart it that custom tab is gone even though I had pinned it & also selected full navigation lock. I even went into preferences and clicked SAVE but when I reopen MusicBee after closing it my custom tab is gone :-(  I am using portable v3.4.8033 so perhaps there is a bug or I am doing something wrong?

I am reading this wiki page here all about the tab bar ( and yet it still does not say how to save custom tabs so the app always opens to your custom tab. Some guidance please?

Thanks karbock for your kind reply. I am following your instructions and yes I can see I am getting closer to the view I wish to achieve but whenever I close the MusicBee app and then restart my custom tab is gone even though I pinned my custom tab & also selected full navigation lock  :-(  I even went into preferences and clicked SAVE but when I reopen MusicBee after closing it my custom tab is GONE!

EDIT : This turned out to be a bug in portable 3.4 so if anyone else is reading this you need to upgrade to 3.5 (thanks steven)

Questions / Can I get this simple file-explorer type folder view layout?
« on: November 19, 2022, 09:41:18 AM »
Hi guys, I have been using Winamp for the past 20+ years and am new to MusicBee. Question please :

The attached screenshots show my very simple "file explorer" - type view that am using with Winamp (Dynamic Library plugin) & ClassicPro skin.

- As you can see there is no album art but on the left pane it shows my music folders exactly how I have them named & sorted on my hard drive
- And on the right pane are the tracks that are in those folders when they are clicked open in the left pane. Hence I guess it's exactly like a file explorer.
- So the left side shows all the folders & the right sides shows all the tracks; so simple and nice (for me)

So I have been trying to get something at least close to this view using MusicBee but wow, I have not been having much success because darn it I am getting old and just can't figure this stuff out so easy anymore  :(  Please I am begging you to 1) let me know if something at least close to this view is possible with MusicBee and 2) how to do it?

Thank you kindly

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