Tips & Tricks (Only tips or tricks others may not know)
  • Fast editing tags .
    In the Library View, right click over the selection of tracks you want to edit a field and select Edit xxx where xxx is the filed you right clicked. This entry changes with the field name you just clicked. A box will ask you what you want to set for that field and if you Accept this field will be changed in the tracks you have selected.
    Other entry will ask you to set directly the value you clicked over to the rest of the selected tracks.
  • Copy cover from one album to another. Specially useful for multiple cd albums.
    In the album browser control click over the album with the cover you want to copy and drag it to the album you want to set the cover to.

    See this video guide
  • Fast search in Library View lists.
    Just type the letters of the name you want to search will get you to the entry with that characters.
  • Set playlists to random

    When you make a playlist, set the order to random and every time you play the list the order will be a totally different one. Very useful for not listening always the same songs, and particularly good when used in conjunction with Ubuntu sound menu.

    anonbeat said:

    Copy cover from one album to another. Specially useful for multiple cd albums.
    In the album browser control click over the album with the cover you want to copy and drag it to the album you want to set the cover to.



    That doesn't happen here anonbeat. What I get is that the songs of the album get copied to (whatever default copy to is set)
  • Double click in the player information elements will give you to the library view selecting the item you double clicked. For example if you double click over an artist name it will go to the library view and select this artist. The same happens with the album, track and year elements.
  • Go to next and previous cover in the cover editor
    To go to the next and previous cover in the cover editor you can use the buttons with the arrows but also you can use the scroll wheel. There is also another option just clicking in the right and left borders.
  • In the last.fm panel you can enqueue or play tracks right clicking over the different elements. It is helpful also save it as playlist to have for example a 'The Best' playlist of our favorite artist. Also the elements with light color are not in your collection and the elements with dark color are present in your collection and can be activated.
    Also you can collapse or expand the different sections double clicking over the title of the section.
  • Avoid commercials while recording from radio station
    You can remove automatically all commercials from a radiostation while recording enabling the option to remove tracks that are not longer than for example 90secs. Usually the commercials are shorter than that length and with that option enabled it will keep only the tracks that are longer than that.
  • All the copy to patterns you can use
    When you define a copy to option you can use many patterns to organize your music the way you want. Here I will list all the patterns you can use.

    Artist name : {a}, {al}, {au},{a1}
    Album Artist name : {aa}, {aal}, {aau}, {aa1}
    The Album Artist or in case it is empty the Artist name : {A}, {Al}, {Au}, {A1}
    Album name : {b}, {bl}, {bu}, {b1}
    Album path : {bp}
    Composer : {c}, {cl}, {cu}, {c1}
    File name : {f}
    Genre name : {g}, {gl}, {gu}, {g1}
    Track number : {n}
    Track title : {t}, {tl}, {tu}
    Year : {y}
    Disk : {d}
    Copy item index : {i}

    All items ending in l means lower case, ending in u means upper case, ending in 1 means just first character.
  • Delete old portable device entries from the menu
    To delete all the old portable device entries that guayadeque have been adding you can simply go to the preferences -> Collections and from there select the portable device listed and with the - button delete it.
  • Increase the volume with mouse wheel.
    If you put the mouse over the volume icon you can increase the volume. If you use while pressing shift the increments are more precise.
  • Last FM Panel navigation buttons

    With the last.fm top navigation buttons you can go to the information for the previous tracks listened. You can got back and forward looking at all the information about the track or the artist.
  • If you press the Shift Key while pressing Skip or Prev track buttons you skip the whole album.

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