How to change how the view sorts

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MrVideo
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How to change how the view sorts

Post by MrVideo » Wed May 08, 2019 9:06 pm

I'm not sure what the far left most view in called. The view button to the left of the view artwork button.

I have the first three columns set to Artist - Title - Album. There are more to the right, but for this particular issue, these three are it.

I have Artist selected as the main sort, ascending. But, the next sub-sort is the Album column. I do not want that, I want Title as the next sub-sort. With each artist I want to see the Titles in ascending alphabetical order. How can I do that? I've not found a way to do it.

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Re: How to change how the view sorts

Post by anonbeat » Fri May 10, 2019 6:07 am

Hello,
thank you for trying Guayadeque. The tracks view can be sorted only by one column.

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Re: How to change how the view sorts

Post by MrVideo » Fri May 10, 2019 4:18 pm

Enhancement request then: A way to sub-sort. To me it is obvious that when you sort on the artist, that all of the titles by that artist should be in alphabetical order. Makes them a lot easier to find.

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Re: How to change how the view sorts

Post by anonbeat » Fri May 10, 2019 9:03 pm

When you sort by artist its subsorted by album, disc, track number...

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Re: How to change how the view sorts

Post by MrVideo » Fri May 10, 2019 9:33 pm

Ya, I noticed that. I prefer that it be artist - title (alphabetical) - then whatever. Maybe an option in the preferences that allows the user to select what the sub-sorts are.

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Re: How to change how the view sorts

Post by kinggo » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:21 pm

not sure what do you mean exactly because a LOT of it depends on your layout and what you chose to see but.......
if you select artist from artist filed (that you set under "sources-nameofyourlibrary-library-then 9 different things to chose) then in that main column view where you can choose 5327865 things, set it like Artist-Title-Album. Then with a click on title it will sort it alphabetically. The next artist you pick from Artist filed will be sorted that way in the main column view.

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Re: How to change how the view sorts

Post by MrVideo » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:01 am

The best way to explain it is to provide an example:

http://vidiot/com/images/Guayadeque-01.jpg

Notice that the far left column is set to Artist and the next column is Title and that Artist is selected. Now, look at the titles for the "4 Seasons' artist. The titles are NOT in alphabetical order and I do not know how to make the titles sort alphabetically for each artist.

Hopefully now you understand what I am trying to accomplish.

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Re: How to change how the view sorts

Post by kinggo » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:35 am

you got nothing selected there. Pick one artist from the top middle area and you'll get what you want.
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Re: How to change how the view sorts

Post by MrVideo » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:14 am

Thanks for the tip, but that doesn't solve the way I like to look at the collection. To be frank, the way you suggest is very cumbersome. To have to select a single artist to be able to see their songs in alphabetical order is not user friendly.

I like to have all of the artists available so that I can scroll down thru them, with all of their songs in my collection shown in alphabetical order.

Think of this as a feature enhancement request whereby the list would be like a spreadsheet where you tell the spreadsheet how to sort the columns and in which order.

Example one: Artist - Title
Example two: Artist - Album - Title

The second example would sort all of the albums by artist and within the alums the titles would be sorted.

Thanks for considering my feature request.

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