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Playlist view

The playlist is the main area of the UI where your songs are listed.

There are currently two playlist views available: NG playlist and Columns Playlist. Columns playlist is now obsolete; NG Playlist replaces it.

General commands

  • Double click a track
    Plays that track.
  • Enter key
    Plays that track.
  • Press Ctrl+Enter
    Adds track to the playback queue.
  • Right click track(s)
    Shows the shortcut menu for the track(s) .
  • NG playlist only: Drag the selection with the left mouse button
    Starts a drag and drop operation with the selection.
  • Columns playlist only: Hold Ctrl and drag with left mouse button
    Starts a drag and drop operation with the selection.
  • Columns playlist only: Drag with right mouse button
    Starts a drag and drop operation with the selection.

There are various methods of manipulating the selection. For the alternative selection model, these are as follows:

Selection manipulation

Standard selection model

FIXME write me

Alternative selection model

  • Left click a track
    Selects it exclusively.
  • Hold ctrl and left click a track
    Toggles the track's selected state.
  • Drag a selected track with left button
    Moves selection vertically.
  • Drag an unselected track with left button
    Creates a new selection.
  • Hold Ctrl and Shift and left click a track
    Moves selected tracks to the point you clicked.
  • Up or Down arrow keys
    Exclusively selects and focuses the item above or below the focused item.
  • PgUp or PgDn keys
    Exclusively selects and focuses the first or last item in the next or previous page.
  • Home or End keys
    Exclusively selects and focuses the first or last item in the playlist.
  • Hold Shift and press Up/Down/PgUp/PgDn/Home/End
    Performs as Up/Down/PgUp/PgDn/Home/End, but additionally selects all items from originally focused item to the new one.
  • Hold Ctrl and press Up/Down/PgUp/PgDn/Home/End
    Performs as Up/Down/PgUp/PgDn/Home/End, but only movse the focus to te new item.
  • Hold Ctrl and Shift and and press Up/Down/PgUp/PgDn/Home/End
    Moves selected items to the position of the item that would be selected if only Up/Down/PgUp/PgDn/Home/End was pressed.
  • Space
    Toggles the focused item's selection state.

Columns Titles

Another area of the playlist you can see is the columns titles.

  • Click a column title
    Sorts by that column, in reverse order if already sorted by that column.
  • Drag column title
    Moves the column to the location you drag the title to.

When not in auto-sizing columns mode, these actions are also available:

  • Drag a column title divider
    Resizes that column.
  • Double click on a column divider
    Makes that column resize to the minimum possible width so that all its items are visible.

Inline metafield editing

If mouse activated inline metafield editing is enabled, you can left-click on a selected track to enter inline-metafield editing mode. The F2 key also enters this mode, when the playlist has the keyboard focus.

In this mode, the following actions are available:

  • Pressing ESCAPE will exit this mode, cancelling any changes to the current field.
  • Pressing ENTER will save changes and exit this mode.
  • Pressing TAB will save changes and advance to the next field.
  • Holding CTRL and pressing TAB will save changes and move to the preceding field.
  • Holding CTRL and pressing ENTER will insert a newline.
  • Pressing UP or DOWN will navigate up or down a line within the field.
  • Clicking anywhere outside of the edit field will save changes and exit this mode.

Metafield assignments are done in the columns configuration page.

Limitations

  • For items with multiples values for the same metafield, currently only the first value will be edited. This may be overcome in the future by using a separating character such as ;.
  • There is currently no multi-item edit mode.
columns_ui/playlist_view.1565383623.txt.gz · Last modified: 2019/08/09 20:47 by musicmusic