Active play list changes when dragging song into another list in latest 5.5.1.0

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ryan

11 Jan, 2018 10:52 PM

I've just updated to 5.5.1.0. Now when I drag a song from the currently selected playlist into another playlist in the left side bar, the current playlist on the right follows what the mouse is hovering over. This also happens when dragging songs from the match list! Oh No!

This is a new behaviour and not a desirable one. I have many many playlists in different folders and I usually have master lists of certain genres and create sub lists for a gig by dragging from those masters lists

It would be better to make it work how it used to be or at least have the option in preferences to turn it off. iTunes works this way so it makes no sense that beaTunes is different in this respect.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 12 Jan, 2018 07:06 AM

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    Hey Ryan,

    which version did you update from? The dragging behavior hasn't changed in quite a while.

    -hendrik

  2. 2 Posted by ryan on 12 Jan, 2018 07:37 AM

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    I can't remember the version . but I always update when a new version is
    available. Is there a way I can find this out?

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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 12 Jan, 2018 07:39 AM

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    The last version before 5.1 was 5.0.6.
    You could find out by checking in your system-error.log file in the beaTunes log file directory.

  4. 4 Posted by ryan on 12 Jan, 2018 08:08 AM

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    Ok cool .. located the log file .. What am I looking for?
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  5. 5 Posted by ryan on 12 Jan, 2018 08:41 AM

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    Starting beaTunes 5.0.6, built December 7, 2017 1:32:31 AM AEDT

    Starting beaTunes 5.1.0, built January 11, 2018 1:44:46 AM AEDT

    *Looks like these are the two entries in my log that indicate the
    version number
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  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by hendrik on 12 Jan, 2018 09:58 AM

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    Then nothing has changed.
    Perhaps you're using the app slightly differently?

  7. 7 Posted by ryan on 12 Jan, 2018 04:55 PM

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    No I’m not using it any differently. Can this feature be added to preferences to disable it?

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by hendrik on 12 Jan, 2018 07:15 PM

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    Hey Ryan,

    Can this feature be added to preferences to disable it?

    No and please let me explain why.

    I can see why you'd want a different behavior. It's appealing. And perhaps I find the time at some point to make it happen, but an additional switch in the preferences would clutter the already complicated UI even more, which I find very undesirable. So either it will be changed at some point or it will stay the same, but there won't be another checkbox in the preferences for this.

    iTunes works this way so it makes no sense that beaTunes is different in this respect.

    iTunes is an application developed by billion dollar company. beaTunes is not iTunes. beaTunes is not a media sales vehicle, beaTunes does not serve the purpose of installing software on iOS devices, beaTunes is not a movie player etc. There are so many ways beaTunes is different from iTunes. Arguing that iTunes has this and that will never be a good reason for me to implement anything.

    Only if the feature is actually really desirable (and as I said above, I kind of tend to agree with you on your wish), there is a chance it will be implemented. Whether iTunes works the same way is very secondary to me.

    Back to the problem at hand: If you'd like to avoid selecting the target playlist, you can also use Add to Playlist from the context menu. Admittedly, not the same, perhaps not as comfortable as dragging, but perhaps it's useful for you.

    Cheers!

    -hendrik

  9. 9 Posted by ryan on 12 Jan, 2018 09:10 PM

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    Thanks for the explanatory.  I'm not suggesting that you make beaTunes
    like iTune. iTunes is mostly crap., that's why I use and recommend
    beaTunes. But I'm curious as to what led to the decision to change
    beaTunes interface from what arguably is the norm UI for explorer
    interfaces. Eg. Windows Explorer, OS X finder, Traktor, Rekordbox, Media
    Monkey, countless IDEs etc. etc.

    As you can see from my screen shot below, using the context menu is
    hardly a scalable solution. If I don't surf the menu slowly and
    accurately I need to start again. and I have a 34" monitor! Attempting
    this on my laptop covers the entire screen with context menus

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  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by hendrik on 17 Jan, 2018 09:01 AM

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    But I'm curious as to what led to the decision to change beaTunes interface from what arguably is the norm UI for explorer
    interfaces. Eg. Windows Explorer, OS X finder, Traktor, Rekordbox, Media
    Monkey, countless IDEs etc. etc.

    The thing is, it hasn't changed. There was no design decision.

    BUT: I agree with you about the way it should be. With a bit of luck, I can post a dev snapshot by tomorrow, that has the desired behavior.

  11. 11 Posted by ryan on 17 Jan, 2018 11:27 PM

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    Yeah not sure what happened there .. I usually keep beaTunes up to
    date.  Anyway, thanks for considering my opinion
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  12. Support Staff 12 Posted by hendrik on 18 Jan, 2018 12:35 PM

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    If you're interested in trying out the dev snapshot, it's at https://www.beatunes.com/download/beaTunes-5-1-1-SNAPSHOT-x64.exe Please make sure beaTunes itself is not running when running the installer.

    Does the snapshot fix the issue/work as expected?

    Cheers,

    -hendrik

  13. 13 Posted by ryan on 19 Jan, 2018 06:47 AM

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    That's done it! .. thanks for doing it so quickly :)

  14. Support Staff 14 Posted by hendrik on 19 Jan, 2018 01:03 PM

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    Well — you had a point and it turned out to be easy to change. :-)

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