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Questions / Creating "Appears On" as a Virtual Tag in Music Library
« on: February 09, 2024, 07:49:59 PM »
Simple question: I want to make the "Appears On" in the virtual tag so I can have it in my album view. I know I could simply use Music Explorer, but the header uses a lot of space.

Sorry if I'm not being clear, my English is sucking today.

Description: Using icons to highlight rules on album covers or even in the main and side panels is great; it gives you freedom, and it works perfectly. But what happens when we use an icon on the Artwork Expended Panel View with the auto-pick colors panel enabled? Let's take a look at these examples:

(I used real album artwork instead of a single block of color to show the issue as realistically as possible.)

As we can see in the screenshots, even using high-contrast colors like red, black, white, or gray doesn't guarantee that the icon will be easily visible in all cases. This happens because album artworks can contain any color, so picking a fixed colored icon in this case will not solve this issue.

My suggestion is to have the possibility of using a character as an alternative to icons in the Highlight Rules Editor.

You see, Musicbee already has the ability to understand when an album artwork is bright or dark (although I don't know exactly how the code works), and it automatically adapts the contents of the Expended Panel based on the brightness of the background. When the background is bright, the texts are black, and vice versa.

So by using a character as a highlighter, not only will it behave like the rest of the contents in the panel, but it will also be placed at the same positions that an icon would be. Let's see how this could work:

(An extra space called 'char' with an input field, with '🅴' as an example + a button that opens the font editor.)

(Expended Panel View with the auto-pick colors panel enabled; the highlight 'char' auto-adapts and matches other contents.)

Final notes: My idea is to implement a 'char' system instead of applying this rule to the existent icons because, in my head, it would be easier since Musicbee already does this to string values.

If you guys think this could be a cool feature, leave a '+1' and comment on what you think about it. As we all know, Steven is a solo developer who has a life outside of this project, so this feature may or may not be implemented on the software.

Questions / Virtual Tags, Skinning and Highlight
« on: September 14, 2023, 10:59:46 PM »
I want to start by thanking Steven for this wonderful software and the community. Even though I had never posted anything here before, this forum helped me solve a lot of issues and also improve my settings and library, so thank you guys! 🧡

Now, let's begin the questions. I have a few of them.

As marked in red: Is there any way to remove the play/pause button? (the one that is in the expended panel — I think that's how it's called.) by checking a box inside of MB or by tweaking it in the skin's.xml?

As marked in yellow: The ban button in the bottom player is red-peachy colored, but in the right panel, it's red. How can I make it match?

As marked in purple: I use an icon as a highlight for the tracks that are marked as explicit; although it shows perfectly in the right panel, it's really difficult to see in the expended panel when the album artwork color is bright, since I use the 'auto-pick panel color'. Is there any way to get around this or use a character instead of an icon since they auto-adapt based on the background's brightness?
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As marked in blue: Now this is the tricky one. I use the $Contains() function for my 'Parental Adivisory' tag, so when the tag contains '1', it gives me a 'T' value. The issue is that it only shows me the result based on the first track of the album. I want to know if it is possible to display a result based on the entire album (using MB or a plugin) just like 'Album Tracks Count' works.  (I really want to keep it as a 'Virtual tag' since I don't want to create a new tag only for the album parental rating.)

So this is it. I hope you guys can help me with this and that I didn't break any rules by posting every question in one post. I just didn't want to flood the forum. 😅

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