Author Topic: Filters not connected to each other?  (Read 1787 times)

culopatin

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Filters not connected to each other?
« on: October 13, 2014, 21:53:14 »
Hi, i just got this player and i'm sure it's the best i have used on my Archlinux so far.

I am a Winamp user in Windows, and was looking for a similar layout/organization, and this is the only player that lets me sort the artists by number of tracks(amount of tracks i mean).
So, the thing i'm missing is that when i select an artist from a column, while having albums in other column, i want it to show just the albums from the artist i selected on the left.

Is that possible? From what i have read on the guide, it should work like that if i select the artist column as the primary filter right?

But what happens is this:


What i was expecting is the right column to show just the Morrisey albums instead of all the albums of my library.
I hope somebody can help me out if this is already part of gmusic, and if not, i hope the dev could consider adding that.

Thank you very much.

Quentin Sculo

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Re: Filters not connected to each other?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2014, 04:11:48 »
Yes of course it should work like that. It doesn't work currently in some layouts like this one (rhythmbox) because they use the SongList with the playlist mode option (which makes it so that the list always displays the current playlist) and the FilterPanes (here the lists of Artists and Albums at the top) together, which as you can see currently doesn't work properly.

So you can either use another layout, or edit this layout to remove the mode=playlist option (or replace it by activate=playlist that makes it so that when you double click on a song in the list, it plays the song and makes the current list the playlist)

In general, I don't recommend using the "make it look like" layouts, as by trying to look like other players, they usually fall short on some points, and do not feature some useful gmb-specific features. So you kind of get the worst of both worlds. Though one day they will be better.