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<p><a href="WebHelp:Content/4.0">Help</a> &gt; <a href="WebHelp:Getting Started/4.0">Getting Started</a> &gt; Browse the Libray  
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[[WebHelp:Content/4.0|Help]] &gt; [[WebHelp:Getting Started/4.0|Getting Started]] &gt; Browse the Libray  
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{{WebHelpHeader|Browse the Libray}}
<h2> Basic Concepts  </h2>
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<p>The main panel contains several tools to navigate your Library. The most visible of these is the Media Tree which contains various nodes that allow you to browse content by <a href="WebHelp:Playback Rules/4.0">Collections</a>, different attributes like Title, Artist and Genre, <a href="WebHelp:Podcasts/4.0">Podcasts</a>, <a href="WebHelp:Playlists/4.0">Playlists</a>, Media Servers, <a href="WebHelp:Net Radio/4.0">Net Radio</a>, <a href="WebHelp:My Computer/4.0">My Computer</a>, CD/DVD Drives and Portable/Audio Devices. To navigate, select and browse by any <a href="{{WebHelp:Links|Library}}">node</a>, using the mouse or arrows keys, or by typing text. To fine-tune the results, you can use:  
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== Basic Concepts  ==
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<ul><li>The <b>Column Browser</b> to select particular attributes  
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The main panel contains several tools to navigate your Library. The most visible of these is the Media Tree which contains various nodes that allow you to browse content by [[WebHelp:Playback Rules/4.0|Collections]], different attributes like Title, Artist and Genre, [[WebHelp:Podcasts/4.0|Podcasts]], [[WebHelp:Playlists/4.0|Playlists]], Media Servers, [[WebHelp:Net Radio/4.0|Net Radio]], [[WebHelp:My Computer/4.0|My Computer]], CD/DVD Drives and Portable/Audio Devices. To navigate, select and browse by any [[{{WebHelp:Links|Library}}|node]], using the mouse or arrows keys, or by typing text. To fine-tune the results, you can use:  
</li><li>The <a href="{{WebHelp:Links|Search}}">Search bar</a> to search the contents of the selected node or the entire library (configurable)  
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</li><li>Column headers to sort by any attribute. Hold the &lt;Ctrl&gt; key while clicking multiple headers to sort by multiple attributes.
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*The '''Column Browser''' to select particular attributes  
</li></ul>
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*The [[{{WebHelp:Links|Search}}|Search bar]] to search the contents of the selected node or the entire library (configurable)  
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*Column headers to sort by any attribute. Hold the &lt;Ctrl&gt; key while clicking multiple headers to sort by multiple attributes.
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<h2> Interface  </h2>
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== Interface  ==
</p><p>Starting from the top, here's a brief description of the various other functions in the main panel:  
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[[File:Example.jpg]]
<ul><li>The <b>Main Menu</b> allows you to access the various options and features in MediaMonkey. It can be set to auto-hide by disabling <b>View &gt; Main Menu</b> bar.
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</li></ul>
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Starting from the top, here's a brief description of the various other functions in the main panel:  
<ul><li>The <b>Tab toolbar</b> allows you to navigate between the different open tabs. It can be set to auto-hide by disabling <b>Always show the tab bar</b> under <b>Tools &gt; Options &gt; Appearance</b>.
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</li></ul>
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*The '''Main Menu''' allows you to access the various options and features in MediaMonkey. It can be set to auto-hide by disabling '''View > Main Menu''' bar.
<ul><li>The <b>View toolbar</b> allows you to switch to the <b>Details</b>, <b>Art</b>, <b>Art with Details</b>, <b>Art Browser with Details</b> views and/or enable the <b>Column Browser</b>.  
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</li></ul>
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*The '''Tab toolbar''' allows you to navigate between the different open tabs. It can be set to auto-hide by disabling '''Always show the tab bar''' under '''Tools > Options > Appearance'''.
<ul><li>The <b>Navigation toolbar</b> allows you to view where you are in the Library hierarchy, and change locations.  
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</li></ul>
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*The '''View toolbar''' allows you to switch to the '''Details''', '''Art''', '''Art with Details''', '''Art Browser with Details''' views and/or enable the '''Column Browser'''.  
<ul><li>The <b>Shortcuts toolbar</b> quickly brings you to various nodes that may not be visible, or switch back and forth between nodes.  
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</li></ul>
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*The '''Navigation toolbar''' allows you to view where you are in the Library hierarchy, and change locations.  
<ul><li>The <b><a href="{{WebHelp:Links|Now Playing}}">Now Playing</a></b> window displays the currently active playlist.  
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</li></ul>
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*The '''Shortcuts toolbar''' quickly brings you to various nodes that may not be visible, or switch back and forth between nodes.  
<ul><li>The <a href="{{WebHelp:Links|Album Art}}"><b>Art &amp; Details</b></a> window shows art for the selected or currently playing file (configurable).  
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</li></ul>
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*The '''[[{{WebHelp:Links|Now Playing}}|Now Playing]]''' window displays the currently active playlist.  
<ul><li>The <b><a href="{{WebHelp:Links|Player}}">Player</a></b> displays the currently playing Media File.  
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</li></ul>
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*The [[{{WebHelp:Links|Album Art}}|'''Art & Details''']] window shows art for the selected or currently playing file (configurable).  
<ul><li>The <b>Status bar</b> under the Filelist shows information about currently selected or playing Media File(s), along with status information about any ongoing background activities. Any background activities can be terminated, or increased/decreased in priority by right-clicking on the Status bar.
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</li></ul>
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*The '''[[{{WebHelp:Links|Player}}|Player]]''' displays the currently playing Media File.  
<h2> Notes  </h2>
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<ul><li>Most Toolbars can be enabled/disabled by right clicking on a Toolbar.
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*The '''Status bar''' under the Filelist shows information about currently selected or playing Media File(s), along with status information about any ongoing background activities. Any background activities can be terminated, or increased/decreased in priority by right-clicking on the Status bar.  
</li><li>Most Windows can be enabled/disabled from the View menu in the Main Menu.
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</li><li>The Media Tree was known as Explorer Tree in MediaMonkey 3 and older.
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</li></ul>
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== Notes  ==
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*Most Toolbars can be enabled/disabled by right clicking on a Toolbar.
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*Most Windows can be enabled/disabled from the View menu in the Main Menu.
<h2> Related Information  </h2>
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*The Media Tree was known as Explorer Tree in MediaMonkey 3 and older.
<ul><li><a href="WebHelp:Library/4.0">Library Nodes</a>
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</li><li><a href="WebHelp:Playlists/4.0">Playlists Node</a>
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</li><li><a href="WebHelp:My Computer/4.0">My Computer Node</a>
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== Related Information  ==
</li><li><a href="WebHelp:Net Radio/4.0">Net Radio</a>
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*[[WebHelp:Library/4.0|Library Nodes]]
</li><li><a href="WebHelp:Podcasts/4.0">Podcasts</a>
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*[[WebHelp:Playlists/4.0|Playlists Node]]
</li><li><a href="WebHelp:Customizing MediaMonkey/4.0">Customizing MediaMonkey</a>
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*[[WebHelp:My Computer/4.0|My Computer Node]]
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*[[WebHelp:Net Radio/4.0|Net Radio]]
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*[[WebHelp:Podcasts/4.0|Podcasts]]
<b>Previous:</b> <a href="WebHelp:Adding Existing Files to the Library/4.0">Adding Existing Files to the Library</a><br />
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*[[WebHelp:Customizing MediaMonkey/4.0|Customizing MediaMonkey]]
<b>Next:</b> <a href="WebHelp:Playing Audio Tracks/4.0">Playing Files</a>
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'''Previous:''' [[WebHelp:Adding_Existing_Files_to_the_Library/4.0|Adding Existing Files to the Library]]<br>
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'''Next:''' [[WebHelp:Playing_Audio_Tracks/4.0|Playing Files]]
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Revision as of 02:56, 29 March 2012

Help > Getting Started > Browse the Libray



Basic Concepts

The main panel contains several tools to navigate your Library. The most visible of these is the Media Tree which contains various nodes that allow you to browse content by Collections, different attributes like Title, Artist and Genre, Podcasts, Playlists, Media Servers, Net Radio, My Computer, CD/DVD Drives and Portable/Audio Devices. To navigate, select and browse by any node, using the mouse or arrows keys, or by typing text. To fine-tune the results, you can use:

  • The Column Browser to select particular attributes
  • The Search bar to search the contents of the selected node or the entire library (configurable)
  • Column headers to sort by any attribute. Hold the <Ctrl> key while clicking multiple headers to sort by multiple attributes.


Interface

File:Example.jpg

Starting from the top, here's a brief description of the various other functions in the main panel:

  • The Main Menu allows you to access the various options and features in MediaMonkey. It can be set to auto-hide by disabling View > Main Menu bar.
  • The Tab toolbar allows you to navigate between the different open tabs. It can be set to auto-hide by disabling Always show the tab bar under Tools > Options > Appearance.
  • The View toolbar allows you to switch to the Details, Art, Art with Details, Art Browser with Details views and/or enable the Column Browser.
  • The Navigation toolbar allows you to view where you are in the Library hierarchy, and change locations.
  • The Shortcuts toolbar quickly brings you to various nodes that may not be visible, or switch back and forth between nodes.
  • The Now Playing window displays the currently active playlist.
  • The Art & Details window shows art for the selected or currently playing file (configurable).
  • The Player displays the currently playing Media File.
  • The Status bar under the Filelist shows information about currently selected or playing Media File(s), along with status information about any ongoing background activities. Any background activities can be terminated, or increased/decreased in priority by right-clicking on the Status bar.


Notes

  • Most Toolbars can be enabled/disabled by right clicking on a Toolbar.
  • Most Windows can be enabled/disabled from the View menu in the Main Menu.
  • The Media Tree was known as Explorer Tree in MediaMonkey 3 and older.


Related Information


Previous: Adding Existing Files to the Library
Next: Playing Files


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