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Bee-liever

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With the extra functions now available on boroda74's additional tagging plugin, I think that more custom and virtual tags will be needed.
At the same time, I don't think these need to be in the standard MB release as extra tabs  (eg. a Tags(3) tab in the tag editor) as this would probably only lead to more confusion amongst new users.

Is it within the scope of the API to be used to create a plugin that could directly interact with MB's native preferences and tag editor panels to intergrate more custom and virtual tags into them?

Or Steven, would it be better to put this in the wishlist and hope that they were added in an (and I cringe as I type this) "Advanced Users" option?
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Or Steven, would it be better to put this in the wishlist and hope that they were added in an (and I cringe as I type this) "Advanced Users" option?
"advanced users" option seems to be very good idea not only for custom/virtual tags, but in general. i like very high customization of mb, but it can scare off newbies.

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What if, rather than a Tags (3), Custom tags were simply given their own tab.  And there could be another tab for virtual tags, instead of hiding them deep in preferences?  It could even include configuring the field type, etc.
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With the new colour and font overrides and the additional operations available in boroda74's plugin, more virtual/custom tags would be greatly appreciated  :)
Last Edit: April 13, 2018, 11:35:49 AM by Bee-liever
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With the new colour and font overrides and the additional operations available in borada74's plugin, more virtual tags would be greatly appreciated  :)

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Is it within the scope of the API to be used to create a plugin that could directly interact with MB's native preferences and tag editor panels to intergrate more custom and virtual tags into them?

Or Steven, would it be better to put this in the wishlist and hope that they were added in an (and I cringe as I type this) "Advanced Users" option?

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I never got an answer to this.
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What if, rather than a Tags (3), Custom tags were simply given their own tab.  And there could be another tab for virtual tags, instead of hiding them deep in preferences?  It could even include configuring the field type, etc.


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i still don't understand why we have tags 1 and tags 2 even a name change would help new uses

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Custom tags  and  virtual tags yes please 

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i still don't understand why we have tags 1 and tags 2 even a name change would help new uses
Because as Steven kept adding new configuration items, it would've taken up too much space for one tab. So it was split into two.
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Is it within the scope of the API to be used to create a plugin that could directly interact with MB's native preferences and tag editor panels to intergrate more custom and virtual tags into them?

Or Steven, would it be better to put this in the wishlist and hope that they were added in an (and I cringe as I type this) "Advanced Users" option?
no, it requires coding through-out MB and not something that can be added via plugin

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no, it requires coding through-out MB and not something that can be added via plugin
I thought so  :(
I could see that creating an extra tab on the tag panel was possible (probably) with a plugin, but adding in more custom/virtual tags didn't seem achievable.
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Could a Moderator merge this post into this wishlist post: https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=24674.0
Last Edit: April 13, 2018, 01:21:38 PM by phred
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For the next update there are 32 virtual tags
I dont plan to change the custom tag count



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What if, rather than a Tags (3), Custom tags were simply given their own tab.  And there could be another tab for virtual tags, instead of hiding them deep in preferences?  It could even include configuring the field type, etc.

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New users keep asking about how to map unsupported fields to custom tags. It would be easier to guess if identifier list and custom tag list are shown together. As psychoadept said, if custom tags and virtual tags have their own tabs, it would be much easier to browse them especially now with 32 virtual tags. Also it would be useful to show configure field type column for both tabs as it's easy to forget the changed type for each tag.