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Andrew Lucas
2005-01-06, 08:25
Hi,

After several succesful parties over the festive period where my squeeze's
did a great job (thanks slimdevices), only one thing bugged me a bit and I
wondered if there was a current way of doing it, if not I would like to
offer this as a feature request.

After painstakingly building a playlist (well, more like randomly selecting
a bunch of albums), someone all excited would have searched for the
favourite tune and then hit play now.

This is great but then my playlist has gone and I would have to repeat the
exercise.

After having to do this many many times I hid the pc so I could get stuck
into the alcohol!!

What struck me was that if the behaviour of the 'play now' arrow could be
configured to be 'play next', in that the selected track was inserted into
position #2 in the playlist, in front of the existing #2 so everything else
gets bumbed down one position, the selected track would play soon enough to
satisfy without overly affecting the flow of the tunes and the old playlist
would continue on afterwards...this would ensure no interruptions to my flow
of beer also..

I appreciate that I could teach folks how to use the '+' button instead then
move the track up the playlist with the arrows but this is a bit of a pain
to be honest..to much clicking & refreshing.

Thanks
Andy

Daryle A. Tilroe
2005-01-06, 09:20
Andrew Lucas wrote:

> After painstakingly building a playlist (well, more like randomly selecting
> a bunch of albums), someone all excited would have searched for the
> favourite tune and then hit play now.
>
> What struck me was that if the behaviour of the 'play now' arrow could be
> configured to be 'play next', in that the selected track was inserted into
> position #2 in the playlist, in front of the existing #2 so everything else
> gets bumbed down one position, the selected track would play soon enough to
> satisfy without overly affecting the flow of the tunes and the old playlist
> would continue on afterwards...this would ensure no interruptions to my flow
> of beer also..

Sounds related to my enhancement requests:

http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=507
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=509

--
Daryle A. Tilroe

John Hernandez
2005-01-06, 09:34
Andrew Lucas wrote:
> What struck me was that if the behaviour of the 'play now' arrow could be
> configured to be 'play next', in that the selected track was inserted into
> position #2 in the playlist, in front of the existing #2 so everything else
> gets bumbed down one position, the selected track would play soon enough to
> satisfy without overly affecting the flow of the tunes and the old playlist
> would continue on afterwards...this would ensure no interruptions to my flow
> of beer also..
>

Try the fishbone skin. It has a button which allows you to move any
given song in the current playlist to the "next up" position.