Author Topic: Can't group albums inside separate panel  (Read 703 times)

ThRvnchst

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Hi all, after a few years of using MusicBee, my library has grown to the point where using the sidebar to browse artists is no longer convenient, so I'm looking to switch to a nested view sort of setup. I configured the main panel to show an artist's catalogue in a separate panel upon double clicking them, like so:

This works perfectly for my needs, but for some artists I listen to very frequently, I've gotten into the habit of collecting singles, EPs, live albums, demos, etc. This would normally badly clutter the view, so I have long used a virtual tag to group releases by type, so it's much more manageable:

However, inside the separate artist panel, when I select my release type tag (or any other tag) to group by, it immediately reverts to "No Grouping" and nothing changes. How do I fix this?
And as a minor side question, is there any way to rearrange the order of my grouping categories? (Such as Studio Albums, EPs, Singles, Demos; instead of the reverse alphabetical order I've been using)

hiccup

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And as a minor side question, is there any way to rearrange the order of my grouping categories? (Such as Studio Albums, EPs, Singles, Demos; instead of the reverse alphabetical order I've been using)
Welcome to the forum ThRvnchst.
Have you seen this thread?:
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=22674.0

ThRvnchst

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Have you seen this thread?:
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=22674.0
I had not, thanks for showing me! The zero-width space trick works like a charm—honestly kind of mad I didn't think of it myself. Still no luck getting it to group in the separate panel view though.

The Incredible Boom Boom

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Have you seen this thread?:
https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=22674.0
I had not, thanks for showing me! The zero-width space trick works like a charm—honestly kind of mad I didn't think of it myself. Still no luck getting it to group in the separate panel view though.

You may have to create a Custom View in the separate panel in order to have your settings stick.
I'm suggesting this off memory, so I may be wrong, however.

ThRvnchst

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You may have to create a Custom View in the separate panel in order to have your settings stick.
I'm suggesting this off memory, so I may be wrong, however.
I did mess around with custom views for a bit, but I can't get the grouping to apply in the first place, let alone have it persist.

The Incredible Boom Boom

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Can you provide screenshots the list of Custom Views, with the one you're attempting to manipulate saved, plus the Layout preferences for this View?