ie. click #1 as shown here. https://www.dropbox.com/s/e7b8d8chfiwtr ... s.png?dl=0
I estimate the delay for my 40,000 track library at about 8 seconds. I start to think that MM has frozen. I click on #2 on the illustration. nothing seems to happen. ... until the end of the 7 seconds, and then both actions are actioned at once, the 2nd wiping out the 1st.
In a similar long duration situation in MM$ (eg. File|CreateReports|Statistics), you used to popup the empty results panel immediately. This was a sign that something was happening in the background. ... You also used to switch the cursor icon to a spinning wheel (eventually ... it was too slow arriving in IMO).
Also it would be good if the UI was monitoring the Esc key, so that a long running request could be cancelled.
is this still open? http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=14293
some points were addressed ... are points 3 & 4 still be considered?
I think that both would be excellent additions.3. Per user's request at http://forum.mediamonkey.com/viewtopic. ... 45#p437140 [^] item 3., it'd probably make sense to add checkboxes to temporarily enable/disable individual conditions.
4. Also a request to save/load individual filters seems to make sense. I can imagine a '...' icon there with 'Load', 'Save' a possibly some kind of Delete available. That said, I wonder then how to position this wrt AutoPlaylists - does it make sense to have these as two separate approaches? Would a unification work without sacrificing simplicity of the Filter functionality?
The search facility (looking glass icon at top right): This has a dropdown control, but its storage capacity seems to be set to 1. ie. I do successive searches, but the dropdown combo-box always just contains the most recent search term
The looking glass search facility has global scope, which may not be ideal ... ie. if I am in SomeMediaTreeNode|Album, and I do a looking glass icon search, my scope is reset to Home|Search (ie. moved away from SomeMediaTreeNode|Album|Search) .... I guess that people will become used to this ... and I know that they could have got a local search by just typing a search string without pressing the search icon. ... but the behaviour was unexpected ... the other controls up on the top right don't change scope (ie. the filter funnel,or the matrix|list icon, or the view dropdown icon) ... also the looking glass icon has no tooltip saying "GLOBAL search"or something like that ... IMO it would better if the control respected scope, and I had to press the Home icon, or went somewhere on the media tree if I wanted a change of scope.