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Steven

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I might have mentioned this before, but can't find a trace of it, and it came back as something I'd love to see/have in MusicBee.
Ideal would be to see if a playlist has a local/custom view (and with it a 'local' sorting applied on static export) at a glance, i.e. going back to this thread:
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=23572.msg143931#msg143931

As an additional/holistic approach for MB, ideal (for me) would be if, in Playlist Explorer tab/UI, we would have additional (optional) columns that could show/indicate features & stats of the playlist at a quick glance; like:
- sorting method (is it custom/local [and which sorting...?] or globally set (this might need an explicit local sorting feature for playlists...)
- view mode (global/local ?)
- file/track count
- play/length of all files combined inside a folder and/or playlist
- lock/unlock (an old re-curring feature request from various users)

[plus maybe even with switch-ability directly inside the Playlist Explorer UI on playlist attributes that make sense to be altered there directly, i.e. lock, sorting method, etc, directly on the column icon (via right/click?) ].
Just some thoughts.
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You can already see some details of the playlist if you show the playlist header bar (#tracks, #albums, duration)
I will consider showing some of the other details you request but not promising.
For Lock/ Unlock, what is your definition of Lock?

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Lock playlist is done for v3.4, where Lock disables changing the content of the playlist and also deleting or renaming the playlist, although I would consider changing it so its only changing the content that is disabled when locked

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That's great! I look forward to trying it out. (Personally, I'm good with not being able to delete as well as change...)
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I happened to skim through the original discussion since I was in this post anyway, and just thought I'd mention: my preferred setup now is to have one pinned tab with partial lock and just the playlist directory at the left side, and a second pinned tab with no lock and the navigator on the left for inbox, computer node, and searches. So the playlist directory worked out really well in the long run.
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Do you have a changelog for the 3.4 beta? Trying to determine what to test.

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Do you have a changelog for the 3.4 beta? Trying to determine what to test.
not yet - if you do a google search for "v3.4" site:getmusicbee.com/forum should give you the info you need