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Is there a way to dynamically update the upcoming tracks to play according to edits I make to a playlist? Because sometimes I'll make edits to a playlist that I am currently playing but I have to reupdate the Now Playing bar manually for those tracks to play/not play if I removed tracks instead. Likewise is it possible to edit the Now Playing list and have those changes automatically reflected in a playlist of my choosing? Essentially what I'm asking is if it's possible to sync the Now Playing list and any given playlist automatically, so they're "locked" together in a sense.

I realize I could just use the "Now Playing" feature alone without having to worry about a playlist, but I'd like to make use of such a feature if it exists for two reasons:
I like to archive playlists I make so having the final version available according to my edits made without having to go through my play history and make the playlist manually would be nice.
If I accidentally double click a song to play it outside of the playlist all the upcoming tracks I would have on Now playing would be lost so it'd be cool to have the playlist act as somewhat of a backup. (I realize normally just double clicking a song to play it would update the Now playing which would in turn update the playlist making that useless - I guess I then have to ask yet another question, is it possible to turn that feature off at least temporarily? Like have a quick access on/off button or something? Or otherwise make those sort of large scale changes have no impact on the playlist?)

Questions / 2 questions
« on: July 18, 2019, 09:52:49 PM »
So for some tags there's this little handy dropdown menu, when I select the field I can just press down arrow and it will open it up, I can highlight certain values by pressing the arrow keys. My question is what shortcut, if available, can be used to select these without having to click it with the mouse. I'd figure if you can move and highlight between these options you should be able to select them using the keyboard as well. But I have not found a way to do this yet. If there is no built in way to do this can anyone recommend me a workaround? This would make categorizing my music just easier enough to be bearable.

Secondly, I accidentally typed in something really stupid for one of these dropdown tags and now it has its own option in the dropdown menu, it's stuck there and now it's cluttering up the menu. How do I get rid of it? I know it's possible because somehow before in the past I managed to hide all of the unused values in the dropdown menu for this tag, which was rather useful as I didn't plan on using them anyway, and it allowed me to focus more on the values I did use (hopefully it wasn't just a glitch, if somebody has done this before and knows how to do it can you tell me?) I thought it did this automatically but it turned out it was a one time thing and I can't figure out how to hide those unused values again, this would also be useful for getting rid of this one useless weird value I'll never use that's cluttering up the dropdown.

Now this got me thinking, and I apologize that this would make the post three questions but I originally thought of this and thought it was a little far off but is it possible to make custom tags dropdown lists? This would also be very helpful but it sounds far off so it is not required.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Questions / Highlighting
« on: June 03, 2019, 11:16:04 PM »
So I recently discovered the Highlighting feature and it sounds really cool and I've been toying around with it a little. Only thing is I can't get any of the colors to show up, unless I click the "text?" box. Otherwise no color related to the songs shows up anywhere. Does this have to do with the "icon" selection box? I don't have any icons in that folder that it brings you to so what's up with that? Does it color the icon instead? Is there something else I'm missing that it colors usually?

Thanks in advance.

Questions / custom tag information not showing up when I moved PCs
« on: April 18, 2019, 12:55:55 AM »
So I'm kinda confused, I don't remember this happening when I switched everything over to my other laptop a few months ago. That laptop failed and here I am with a new laptop, but my old old laptop still works so I decided to get back MusicBee from that laptop. Despite drive letter and folder path discrepancies I got most of everything working, it can detect my old playlists, songs. etc. Even my custom tags have been successfully transferred which I was glad to see! That being said the information inside the custom tags is not showing up. Funny enough the information inside the Mood tags has been saved but not any for my custom tags even though I'm very sure I did a few songs back on my old laptop. Anyone know of a way to get this info back without having to manually copy it over? As that'd obviously take forever lol.

And yes I realize and have read a similar thread posted months back and someone said the tag information is stored inside the .mbl file which I have confirmed has been copied over. But I still see none of the tag information itself. I can understand embedding the information in the music file itself as opposed to the MB database but the same person also said that's a big ordeal and I'd prefer to avoid that if I can, besides I don't even know if I was forced to do that if I'd have enough unused custom tag slots available to do that and create new custom tags embedded in the music files.

As said before I don't remember this happening when I switched over from my oldest laptop to my previous laptop a few months back and I obviously didn't have to ask for help then, so I don't know what I'm missing now.

Anybody have any ideas? Thanks in advance.

EDIT: worth noting that I checked the .mbl file and the last time it has been modified is in fact back in 2018 when I was still using the old laptop so I know that should have the custom tag information. Yet it apparently doesn't.....

Questions / How to edit other tags?
« on: May 16, 2018, 02:16:35 AM »
So I figured I'd create a new topic for this so more people can see instead of only the people on the other topic noticing another thing I was wondering. How do I edit the tags which don't appear on the Edit screen? By the way it's crazy the amount of tags there are for MusicBee. I'm digging it. But I was creating a custom tag and named it Season, but apparently someone thought alike me and created the tag already, because it said each tag name must be unique and there is already a tag named Season. But I can't see it in the tag editing window. How do I edit tags like those?

Questions / Syncing music from my phone to MusicBee
« on: May 13, 2018, 02:45:01 AM »
I apologize in advance if I'm just really oblivious and for whatever reason haven't found the obvious option to sync music from my phone to MusicBee but how do I do it? I've looked around the forums and wiki and haven't found anything mentioning syncing from a phone to MusicBee anywhere. Well, actually, there was one about a Windows phone but it didn't have any replies. MusicBee detects my device just fine but I have lots of music on my device MusicBee isn't detecting. The only way I can get some of my music to appear is if I go to the actual location where the music is, down to the last folder, if I'm a few folders up it won't show anything. Also, there doesn't seem to be an option anywhere to sync my phone's music to MusicBee. I just got a new laptop and had to install a new music player, I found this and for the most part it is fantastic and it's hard to believe you aren't asking money for it, but I had a ton of music on my phone beforehand and it'd be nice to sync my music from there to MusicBee so I could have all my music on my laptop too. Oh and I guess I should say all my music is on the SD card in the phone, my phone's storage is way too small to have all my music on it.

Thanks in advance for any help

Update: Have found the Scan Folders for New Files option. I included the location of the music on my phone in the list and clicked proceed, but to no avail. It says no new music found even though there's tons of music on my phone it isn't popping up on MusicBee still even if I go straight to my phone, this is to import into the library which I want. Once again thanks for any help in advance

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