Checkboxes for the "Add To Playlist" menu

Bug #1514773 reported by Foss-4 on 2015-11-10
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Bug Description

Action: user adds a track to a crate via right-clicking on the specific track.

Currently: there is no UI indication of which crates the specific track in question may already exist.

Expected: I find this highly confusing and counter-intuitive. There should be a UI indication for all crates in which that certain track already exists.

Solution: several options. one would be to add a small checkmark ✔ in front of each crate name which has the title in it. an alternative would be to show crates which have the title in them in bold, while the other crates are shown in normal font (as currently the case for all crates).

This request goes for the playlist option as well, of course.

Foss-4 (foss-4) on 2015-11-10
description: updated
Sébastien BLAISOT (sblaisot) wrote :

Hi,

you may be interested in :
https://bugs.launchpad.net/mixxx/+bug/1380467
https://bugs.launchpad.net/mixxx/+bug/1481113

Some work has been done in master branch (which will be the base for 1.13). Using this branch, selecting a track bold all the crates the track is in.

Foss-4 (foss-4) wrote :

Sébastien thanks a lot for this info. So further down the road. Are there any builds this can be tested with?

Sébastien BLAISOT (sblaisot) wrote :

as far as I know, master builds are available here:
http://downloads.mixxx.org/builds/master/release/

But I'm afraid there is no recent build including this.

So the better way to test this is to build from source:
http://www.mixxx.org/wiki/doku.php#compile_mixxx_from_source_code

Foss-4 (foss-4) wrote :

pushing this up

macOS 10.13.4
mixxx 2.1.0-rc1 (build 2.1 r6663)

crates have this, playlists don't

should be an easyhack to duplicate the crate behavior to playlists.

summary: - feature request: when adding track to create via right-click, all crates
- in which the specific track already exists should have a checkmark in
- front of the crate name
+ feature request: right-click to add track to playlist should have
+ checkmark in front of all playlists including the track (analog to what
+ now exists for adding tracks to crates)
summary: - feature request: right-click to add track to playlist should have
- checkmark in front of all playlists including the track (analog to what
- now exists for adding tracks to crates)
+ Checkboxes for the "Add To Playlist" menu
Changed in mixxx:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Foss-4 (foss-4) wrote :

What's up with this item? This requested functionality has been implemented for crates but not for playlists. That's fairly odd. Is playlist and crate implementation very different? It would seem that playlist functionality could adapat the implementation from crates feature?

ronso0 (ronso0) wrote :

Crates can only hold one instance of a track, whereas a track can occur multiple times in a Playlist.
Adding a track via checkbox seems reasonable but what should happen when a Playlist is unchecked? Removing tracks might screw up the concept of a Playlist, so I'd say Playlist management (play order) should be done with the playlist visible in the main tracks table.

Don't know if that's the reason why it's not implemented though.

tags: added: gui usability
removed: ui ux
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