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Why is the "show album artwork" option for the mini player grayed out in preferences?  I mean, are there any conditions that would cause it NOT to be grayed out?  And if not, why is it there?
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its there for information purposes and cant be deselected ie. its there to indicate the wide layout includes artwork

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Is "check for updates on startup" actually doing anything?
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yes, it checks the musicbee version against the last publicly released version and if the musicbee version is older then MB prompts the user to update

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Thanks, that makes sense.

Next question: does the naming template for album art in Tags (1) support a folder structure, or only a filename?  (ie could you have an album art storage template like "<Artist>\<Album>.jpg")
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does the naming template for album art in Tags (1) support a folder structure, or only a filename?  (ie could you have an album art storage template like "<Artist>\<Album>.jpg")

yep, but remember that MB only looks 1 sub-folder down; eg.
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\Linked Art\$If($Or($Or($First(<Grouping>)="Single [45]",$First(<Grouping>)="Single [78rpm]"),$First(<Grouping>)="Single [12in]"),$Split(<Album>," · ",1)_track<Track#>,<Album>"_Album Cover")
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yep, but remember that MB only looks 1 sub-folder down; eg.
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\Linked Art\$If($Or($Or($First(<Grouping>)="Single [45]",$First(<Grouping>)="Single [78rpm]"),$First(<Grouping>)="Single [12in]"),$Split(<Album>," · ",1)_track<Track#>,<Album>"_Album Cover")

Thanks, I added that.
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Under what circumstances do "two-way syncing" (for devices) and "scrobble tracks played on portable devices" (from the last.fm plugin) actually work?
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2 way synching to work the device needs to support querying of rating and playcounts from the device database:
- for some ipods, MB is able to extract the rating and for those devices can synch the rating back
- for MTP devices, the MTP database does have a field for rating and for play count. However in practice i have yet to see it being used by the android players. So until that happens 2-way synch wont do anything
- and although MB is able to scrobble the difference in play count, in practice that wont do anything either

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Is this a correct summary of the status of views? (Apologies for wiki markup)

All nodes and playlists start out with a version of Tracks View. Nodes of the library (everything listed under "navigation tabs" in [[Layout (1)]]) will remember their view settings (which view, displayed fields, sort order, etc) separately.  Changes made in one node will not affect another - with the exception that if you configure any of them to use a specific {{In|Custom View}}, then all nodes using that view will remain in sync.  [[Filters]] will use the Music view, unless they are explicitly configured with a different view in their settings. [[Auto-Playlist]]s retain their own views; [[Static Playlist]]s all use the same view by default but can be configured to have different views.
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Hooray!  Thanks.
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I'm not sure where this statement even came from (maybe old documentation), but is it still true?

"Holding CTRL while dragging tracks into MusicBee will cause them to be copied into your library."
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I'm not sure where this statement even came from (maybe old documentation), but is it still true?

"Holding CTRL while dragging tracks into MusicBee will cause them to be copied into your library."

Yes because that's Windows standard behavior.

Drag & Drop files with MB
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It conforms to the Windows standard behavior:

- Move to the same drive
- Copy to a different drive
- Hold Shift to force move
- Hold Ctrl to force copy

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In that case, assuming you don't have auto-organise or "sweep and organise new files" configured, where does it copy them to?
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