Ludek wrote: ↑Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:13 am
So I totally don't understand why MM5 shouldn't be an improvement against MM4 ??
Yes sorry, it probably is an an improvement based upon your examples. I had never used MM4 scrolling exactly like that.
I should have expressed it differently. .... I initially saw the removal of the sub nodes in the media tree, and some of the new searching|filters options in MM4, as a welcome freedom from having to expand the MM4 Media Tree column, and then muck about with a very very long Media Tree sub node index list.
I still think that current MM5 is still a bit nobbled in the current implementation ... ie. I have to resort the grid|list, or I have to bring the Media Tree back, and navigate to a different index, and lose my position .... it would be better to just give you a scroll start string in the form "fieldname:xxx" .... it would even be OK if threw up a error message if I wanted to scroll on a column which didn't have an index.
And I think that it is disappoint that the sort syntax isn't available everywhere ... eg. maybe I am here https://www.dropbox.com/s/3jdfw1m2cr2b7 ... x.png?dl=0
and I want to search on something like "album:moon" ... and you would show me just the albumartists having and album with "moon" in their title. ... maybe a silly example, but you know what I mean.
I think MM5 is harder to learn and enjoy if there are too many differences between the modes and views ... ie. I saw I sort sequence before ... why can't I use it now?? where is it???
Some other related feedback.
Suggestions to improve: show the drop down arrow also in the global search context too.
i.e. whenever the search bar is displayed then the magnifying glass icon on the right would disappear and there would be the dropdown arrow next to the search bar in _all_ modes.
I don't understand why you would do the bolded bit
I don't think that will help ... the looking glass reminds us that this is a search control .... why make it disappear? ... it would be better to open the entry field (as you do now), and insert the drop down menu control between the entry control and the lokking glass IMO
- it would also include links to 'Options' and 'Advanced search'
btw Advanced Search facility is a bit confusing ATM. ... It is just the Funnel filter facility by another name isn't it?
If I open the funnel, and then want to close it when I am done, I need to click the funnel again ... ie. the Esc key does not work here
If I go into "Advanced Search", via your current looking glass menu option, I need to close via the Esc key
It would good if the Esc key worked in both situations, and if there was also a "x" closing control at the top right of those panels for people who don't know to try the Esc key.
Item "G" does not seem to cover all of my feedback ... this is a long thread, with long posts ... you read, and rejected the following points? ... or you didn't see them?
1. The Edit menu has just two "search" items; Search and Advanced Search. ... so it looks, to a menu-focus user, that these are all the search facilities that have been implemented in MM5
Suggestion: You should have three menu items:
"Contextual Search: search just within your current Media Tree node (Ctrl+Shirt+F)"
"Global Search: search the whole MM database (Ctrl+F)"
"Advanced Search.. : design|use complex search criteria"
The Ctrl+Shift+F accelerator is suggested not only to be consistent with the other menu item ... but is suggested to be an addition to the just_start_typing behaviour, because being short, it is easy to describe in a hover tool top ... ie. a hover tool tip for the rhs looking glass, which is the search related icon that is always visible in the GUI
2. problem with the search syntax ... *Abc* doesn't work ... ie. *beefheart* doesn't find Captain Beefheart ... neither does *Beefheart*
Another comment about your tool tip describing the sort syntax ... why include capitals in your examples in situations where they are no meaningful? ... ie. the top example ... it looks like I have use capitals where you indicated ... ie. requiring Beefheart instead of beefheart
https://www.dropbox.com/s/p9qccjg48i9j1 ... s.png?dl=0