I'm not sure what you meant by "double clicking always plays only the clicked track and doesnt respect the Now Playing/ "Play Now" preferences."
What I see when double-clicking on a track (assuming this is the first action after switching tabs - since that alters the content of 'playing tracks' panel):
- in a playlist from Playlist Explorer - on double clicking a file, the 'playing tracks' panel content gets flushed and all files from the playlist get added immediately to the 'playing tracks' panel (i.e. for a playlist w 321 files, then there's 321 files in the 'playing tracks' panel to play/shuffle through)
- in a tracks list from Musiclist view - on double clicking a file, the 'playing tracks' panel content gets flushed and all files from tracks view get added immediately to the 'playing tracks' panel (i.e. if tracks view is genre filtered, and there's 5432 files shown in tracks view, then there's 5432 files in the 'playing tracks' panel to play/shuffle through)
This is the opposite when doing the same in the MusicExplorer :
- when double-clicking in MusicExplorer's, you get presented a list of 'Top Tracks' similar to the 2 cases before, yet when double-clicking it only adds that single track.
This just struck me as odd as MusicBee is mostly consistent in behaviour between tabs.
But checking an album centric view (I only use a gigantic MusicList tracks view) - there it is indeed the same behaviour:
- Clicking an album reveals the tracks - double clicking a track then adds the album to the 'playing tracks' panel. Should the album only be one track long, there's only a single track in 'Now Playing' and nothing else to skip to.
Since the 'Top List' panel is a list though - I guess I was expecting list like behaviour - i.e. that all tracks (from the top tracks panel) would get added to Now Playing to shuffle between.
And you're right, I have not noticed that the 'playback history' gets flushed when you switch tabs / re-flood the 'playing tracks' panel. If that's intended behaviour, fair enough.