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April 23, 2021, 21:46:32
The problem with that is you need to be able to select the row without activating it.
Are you using the gtk3 version (still in beta) ? It might handle touchscreen better.
Also are you using the SongList or the SongTree, the SongList use the standard TreeView gtk widget so it might work better (though it is a bit slow with lots of songs in the gtk3 version).
April 23, 2021, 21:38:43
Hi, I don't know why anything in the config file could have that effect. Can you post a screenshot of that "black page" ? If you think it comes from the config file, you can send it to me (squentin I'll take a look.

Currently you can only save the play count in the tag (Settings->Fields->Play count->check "Read/Write in file tag"->restart, though it will only write modified play counts, if you want to write all existing play counts, you then have to go in Settings->Tags->Update Tags->select "play count".
About writing "last play", I've been thinking about adding write options recently, maybe this year?
April 23, 2021, 07:41:18
Good morning all,

I'm new here and have been a fan of gmusicbrowser for years. If this app were to go away, I'd be pulling my hair out.
There you go, I am using gmusicbrowser on two computers, but with a single configuration file that I move from one to the other in order to remember the number of times played, the last time played etc.

Since yesterday I have a bug: I no longer have access to the configuration menu (settings): it opens a black page.

Do you know which line is affected in the config file and how I can fix it? I don't want to start over with a brand new file, precisely so as not to lose information such as the number of times played and the last times played.

And by the way, if anyone knows if there is a way to put these two pieces of information in the track tag, that would be great.

Thank you.
April 23, 2021, 07:39:11
Bonjour à tous,

Je suis nouveau ici et je suis un inconditionnel de gmusicbrowser depuis dès années. Si ce soft devait disparaître, je m'arracherais les cheveux.
Voilà,  j'utilise gmusicbrowser sur deux ordinateurs, mais avec un seul fichier de configuration que je déplace de l'un à l'autre afin de mémoriser le nombre de fois jouées, la dernière fois jouée etc.

Depuis hier j'ai un bug: je n'a plus accès au menu configuration (settings): ça m'ouvre une page noire.

Savez-vous quelle ligne est concernée dans le fichier de configuration et comment je peux faire pour résoudre ce problème? Je ne veux pas repartir sur un fichier tout neuf, justement pour ne pas perdre les infos du type nombre de fois jouées et dernière fois jouées.

Et d'ailleurs en passant, si quelqu'un sait s'il y a moyen d'inscrire ces deux infos dans le tag des morceaux, ce serait super.

Merci à vous.
April 18, 2021, 21:01:41
I am working on a theme for GMB to work on PinePhone Mobian. So far it's working pretty well, but double-clicking doesn't work well on a touchscreen device. Mobian will probably create a universal fix, at some point, but for now, is there a way to set it so the track activates on single-click, not double?
April 18, 2021, 20:56:18
Quentin, thanks for the quick reply. Sorry, I did not get a notification that you replied. Do you want me to save a playlist, then go into gmbrc file and find it, then paste it the way it's represented in that file?
April 06, 2021, 15:35:31

I had the same problem with Linux Mint.  I solved it using the wait for more option of the queue.  This option is in the left-hand column just below the Queue area and above the cover one in my layout.  Other options include normal, autofill, similar-artists...  See the attached file.

Best regards,

March 12, 2021, 15:53:54
Since this player is designed for large collections, would it be possible to add a function allowing to check for the existence of duplicated cds/albums in the database ?
Thank you for your remarkable player.
March 07, 2021, 20:11:49

Using GNU/Linux and Arch based distro, I have been using gmusicbrowser some time ago.
It looks like development has started again so I was happy to use it again.
So I installed latest version available from the Arch repos but I am facing a non impeding problem, but an irritating one :-(

At each relaunch of gmusicbrowser, it looks like all the tracks added to the library are automatically added to the playlist. So if I want to listen to just one album, I have to stop music after the last track of the album or it will proceed playing the next available track.

This is somewhat irritating and the same happenend in Lollypop...
They commited to solve it.
Hope this is not a feature that one cannot get rid of :-(


March 06, 2021, 23:57:54
There is no easy (via gui) way to do it, but you can either edit the gmbrc file with a script, each song is one line, fields are tab separated, dates are in unix time (seconds since epoch). Otherwise I can give you a command-line that sets the date for a song, still needs a script though.
If you don't know how to make the script I can help you, just give me an example of your playlist that contains the dates.