Author Topic: Support group by setting for Album Covers view  (Read 9787 times)

KissCool

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Nice addition. Thanks.

Could you do a simple 0-9, A, B, C....Z grouping header for the artists view, please ? Faster browsing and better look.
That's already part of the new grouping - 'use first letter only'  except it has '#' instead of 0-9.

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This is done now.
- its only supported for the album covers view
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Unless I'm doing something wrong, there's no grouping header for the Artists view.

Steven

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i will be adding first letter grouping for the artist view

Alumni

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@Steven
How are diacritic marks and special characters supposed to be handled when grouped by first letter?
I noticed at least a couple artists in my library that are not grouped where I would have expected, for example;

Édith Piaf is filed under É and after E.
'Til Tuesday is filed under # and before T.

Steven

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How are diacritic marks and special characters supposed to be handled when grouped by first letter?
i have now included diacritic character handling but for 'Til, you would need to include ' in the ignore for sorting settings in Tags(2) preferences

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/V3_0/MusicBee3_Patched.zip

- you can now group albums by first album letter
- you can now group artists by first artist letter
- you can now group by virtual tags
- when grouping by year, you can now set MB to group by decade
- the a-z bar changes to show decades when the main panel is sorted or grouped by year (any view)
- i am not aware of any remaining bugs, so please report anything you find wrong with this functionality

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- you can now group by virtual tags

Yay, I was hoping for this!
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- i am not aware of any remaining bugs, so please report anything you find wrong with this functionality

When filtered with thumbnail browser, changing grouping setting filters to wrong items.

Steven

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When filtered with thumbnail browser, changing grouping setting filters to wrong items.
thats fixed for the next update

KissCool

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http://musicbee.niblseed.com/V3_0/MusicBee3_Patched.zip
- i am not aware of any remaining bugs, so please report anything you find wrong with this functionality

Each tabs and/or each view (Artists and Album Covers) should have its own "group by 1st letter" setting.

e.g.: tab 1 = Artists view / Group by Artists - Group by First letter
tab 2 = Album Covers view / Group by Custom Tag (Release Type = Album, EP, Compilation, Live, Maxi Single, Single) - Group by 1st Letter unticked 'cause 1st Letter for my "Release Type" tag doesn't make sense.
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just one tab: Artists view (tab 1 layout) -> double clic - > Album Covers view (tab 2 layout). Actually, both view share the same "Group by 1st Letter" setting

Steven

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i have split out the Group By First Character setting for the Album Covers and Artist views.
for the Artist view, the setting will need to be reapplied


redwing

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When filtered with thumbnail browser, changing grouping setting filters to wrong items.
thats fixed for the next update

It's fixed. Thanks!

KissCool

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Thanks.

Work fine with 2 tabs (one for Artist view, one for Album Covers view)
With 1 tab (Artist view -> double click an artist picture -> Album Covers view), The Album Covers view have no header.
Another bug:
(-> = double click // <- = mouse navigate back button)
Artists view grouped by Artists/First Letter -> Album Covers View <- Artists view grouped by Artists/First Letter
Now I want Artist view grouped by Album Artists/1st letter-> Album Covers View <- Artists view grouped by Artists/First Letter (and not Album Artists)
You have to restart MusicBee each time you switch between Artists/AlbumArtists/Composers

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Work fine with 2 tabs (one for Artist view, one for Album Covers view)
With 1 tab (Artist view -> double click an artist picture -> Album Covers view), The Album Covers view have no header.
thats intentional