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Suggestions / Cover art selection
« on: June 19, 2012, 09:34:47 »
I know that there's several ways to get album art, but I have several multi-disk albums with different art per disk, as well as a large amount of singles with their own album art. I like the "<Unknown> Artist" grouping for the latter and don't want to separate them into individual one-track albums, but I would like some way of seeing their art. I have it embedded into the file, and I was thinking that a hierarchy of art might be a nice implementation: if the playing track has an embedded picture (set to "front cover"), gmb would choose that for the Cover widget and notifications; otherwise it would look at album art and then artist picture. When the picture is not dependent on the current song (in the SongTree and dropdown menus, for example), only the album art specified through "Set picture" would be used. I'm not sure how easy it would be to code or how large of a performance drop would result, but I think that neither would be too expensive (especially if some of the album art selection code is able to be re-purposed). Of course, it's a completely aesthetic change and so would be rather low priority, but it might be a nice thing to take a look at during some idle time.

Customization / Re: [Layout] Quodlibit Extended
« on: February 28, 2012, 08:01:49 »
Yeah, it's probably some combination of groups and a few other parameters. I'm not looking at filters though. It would be nice if I could link it in somehow, but I already have three layers of them affecting the main window, including saved lists (if I had any). Instead, I'm looking for a way to view the static list created when I right-click the main browser and select "Play Only Displayed/Selected". There is a tab in the context panels that does show this list, but I haven't figured out a way to get it into NBpanel I use—right-clicking those tabs allows me to open either page layouts or context pages (both submenus), but the Playlist tab was in the primary menu, right above what I see at the top of mine.

I would add an attachment to help explain what I'm trying to say, but it doesn't seem like my computer sees the command when a menu is open.

Customization / Re: [Layout] Quodlibit Extended
« on: February 27, 2012, 11:50:07 »
Seems like we are both misunderstanding the other, and then misunderstanding the misunderstanding (plenty of the confusion in my posts was from trying to explain one thing when, looking back, you seem to be asking about something different). Would you mind if I restate everything? Sorry about all of this!

I'm looking for a way to put a view of my static list in an NBpanel. I have looked at several methods for doing this, including a Songlist and, more recently, the "Playlist" tab from the context(?) panels (right click the "Same Artist", etc). I once managed to get what I wanted, but at some point that method began mirroring my library and I don't remember what I was using at the time. At the moment, the context(?) playlist tab—which is not a normal Playlist panel—seems to be the most promising (as it is the most recent thing to work), but I am not sure how to place it outside a context(?) panel. It might be easier to work with some method I have not found yet, as well.

Customization / Re: [Layout] Quodlibit Extended
« on: February 27, 2012, 05:54:22 »
I wasn't able to find the Songlisttab, but after updating to the newest version instead of the 1.1.7 in the repositories, the Context pane's playlist tab seems to be exactly what I'm looking for. Is there any way to isolate that so it can be placed in an NB?

Customization / Re: [Layout] Quodlibit Extended
« on: February 18, 2012, 11:09:28 »
Sorry, it's been a busy week. I just tried adding that filter in place of the SongList and both in the same HB as the SongList and in the top bar, and repeated the last two after replacing the SongList with the FilterPane, and I don't see any change in their behavior: the SongList still displays my entire library, the FilterPane displays every artist, and the Filter doesn't show up.

Questions / Re: Moving filter buttons
« on: February 14, 2012, 11:07:18 »
All right, I thought that it would likely be a long shot. Really, the only thing I was missing was a way to invert the SimpleSearch, and knowing the "!" trick solves that. Thanks!

Customization / Re: [Layout] Quodlibit Extended
« on: February 14, 2012, 11:03:55 »
From what you've said and what I've seen on the wiki page, it seems like I'd want to use something along the lines of SongList(mode="static list",group=0) (I am trying to get a view of the static list) but none of the various forms of that I've tried have worked. Am I misreading something somewhere?

Customization / Re: [Layout] Quodlibit Extended
« on: February 13, 2012, 13:09:44 »
Actually, the playlist isn't working as I had hoped. I've copied the code I have below. Without the group identifier, the labels don't filter properly; with it, the playlist is another view of the main panel. What makes this really annoying is that I remember seeing the static list when I first added the line. Does anyone see anything obviously wrong, either in the excerpt or the download?
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HBplaylist = (tabtitle=_"Playlist",tabicon="gmb-list") _SongList(playlist,group=0)

Questions / [Solved] Moving filter buttons
« on: February 13, 2012, 04:05:44 »
I've been working on an extended quodlibet layout recently (it's over in the "Customization" forum if anyone wants to look at it), and have recently added a SimpleSearch to the filters. Unfortunately, what I know how to write can only put it either above the tabs at the top or below the buttons for the filter pane; I'd like it to be between that pane and the buttons. I know the hidebb=1 to remove the buttons completely, but I can't find any way to get them to reappear on the other side of the search bar.

Also, is there any way to get the FilterPane buttons to affect the SimpleSearch more directly? The "Clear filter" button does remove the limitation, but is there any way to get it to clear the search bar as well? And the "Invert filter" button has no effect at all on the search, from what I've seen. Is there any way to get it working as a "everything except songs matching the pattern"?

Customization / Re: [Layout] Quodlibit Extended
« on: February 06, 2012, 22:41:39 »
Most of the playlists in the classic tab use TabbedLists, which don't visually fit with the bar, but I was able get enough pieces from various layouts to get a SongList playlist hacked together. Thanks for getting that started! One advantage that I somehow wasn't expecting is the ability to control the list on a per-song basis, adding and removing each individually. Much easier to manage!

Customization / [Layout] Quodlibit Extended
« on: February 06, 2012, 04:26:02 »
Just figured that I might as well put my personal layout up here, for anyone who might want it. It started as simply the built-in Quodlibet with a SongTree replacing the plain library view, but I've been adding features as I find them interesting. Most useful so far have been the multiple filter tabs and the Stop button replacing the Close, but, honestly, I don't remember everything I added. If you would like any code tweaks or even tweak it yourself, feel free to post them—this is not a final layout, and I'm always happy with suggestions for improvement.

EDIT 2/12/12: Added counter widget and support for discname field. Also renamed file/layout, so old customizations may need to be recreated.

Questions / Re: Extending Notify plugin
« on: December 30, 2011, 13:37:44 »
Well, you seem to have beaten me to it. ;) The version is now part of my notifications—thank you! I don't suppose there's any way to say "if $version is empty, new line; else continue"? But no, that's more complexity in the code than is worth the result. If it's not in there already, don't worry about it. Again, thanks for pointing that out!

Questions / Extending Notify plugin
« on: December 30, 2011, 04:25:50 »
I've finally found a music browser/manager that I like in gmusicbrowser! One of the few obvious improvements I can think of is extending the Notify plugin. In my case, I have enabled the "Version" tag and usually differentiate different versions of a song solely through that field. The "Now Playing" at the top (I'm using a modified Quodlibit layout) displays the contents of that tag beside the title, but I can't see any way to place the version in the notification popup. I have looked at the code for the plugin, but I'm not a perl programmer and the only thing I could figure out was that there was a call to a MakeReplaceText function for listing the parameters in the tooltip.

Does anyone know how to add more fields to what the plugin parses? I don't see a need for more one-letter replacements, unless that's the best way to do it, but something like %version or %discname where any tag can be specified would probably be helpful to more people than just me. Thanks!

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