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    LMS advanced search: Sort by file modification date?

    Is it possible to use LMS Advanced Search to sort by file modification date (Date Modified?) in the same way that 'New Music' displays albums?

    I use Trackstat ratings to select out my favourite albums and save 'As Library View' then set up an 'Additional Browse Mode' so I can display them and easily select/play my most recent favourite purchases. The Library View displays in order of album name but I would rather it displayed effectively in the order I purchased them. Like most people I end up purchasing albums that I play over and over (my favourites) and others I play rarely.

    It's a convenience thing really but is it possible?
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    LMS advanced search: Sort by filemodification date?

    > Is it possible to use LMS Advanced Search to sort by file modification
    > date (Date Modified?) in the same way that 'New Music' displays albums?


    No, that's not possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobertuk View Post
    Is it possible to use LMS Advanced Search to sort by file modification date (Date Modified?) in the same way that 'New Music' displays albums?

    I use Trackstat ratings to select out my favourite albums and save 'As Library View' then set up an 'Additional Browse Mode' so I can display them and easily select/play my most recent favourite purchases. The Library View displays in order of album name but I would rather it displayed effectively in the order I purchased them. Like most people I end up purchasing albums that I play over and over (my favourites) and others I play rarely.

    It's a convenience thing really but is it possible?
    If you create a library view, can you not just use that library view and when you enter 'New Music' you should only see albums from that library. So, whilst the search results are not sorted that way, you can still see the albums in that order using New Music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpd73 View Post
    If you create a library view, can you not just use that library view and when you enter 'New Music' you should only see albums from that library. So, whilst the search results are not sorted that way, you can still see the albums in that order using New Music.
    Good catch! Just tried it and it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpd73 View Post
    If you create a library view, can you not just use that library view and when you enter 'New Music' you should only see albums from that library. So, whilst the search results are not sorted that way, you can still see the albums in that order using New Music.
    Maybe not! It works with LMS Default Skin but not with Material Skin. Material displays the New Music taking no account of the selected Library View.

    Additionally, it's straightforward changing Library Views with the Default Skin but not so much with Material. Is there a better way to select a Library View with Material - URL maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobertuk View Post
    Maybe not! It works with LMS Default Skin but not with Material Skin. Material displays the New Music taking no account of the selected Library View.

    Additionally, it's straightforward changing Library Views with the Default Skin but not so much with Material. Is there a better way to select a Library View with Material - URL maybe?
    Depends how you're doing it?

    Just click/press the notes icon on the "My Music" page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidstypike View Post
    Depends how you're doing it?

    Just click/press the notes icon on the "My Music" page.

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    Didn't know about that and it does work. Material is so flexible its's amazing - there are lots of hidden gems in there, just takes a little help from forum users.
    Thanks @kidstypike

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    Any chance of moving or duplicating 'Change Library' (notes icon) to the Music sources page? Would make selecting Library Views so much easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobertuk View Post
    Didn't know about that and it does work. Material is so flexible its's amazing - there are lots of hidden gems in there, just takes a little help from forum users.
    Thanks @kidstypike

    @cpd73...
    Any chance of moving or duplicating 'Change Library' (notes icon) to the Music sources page? Would make selecting Library Views so much easier.
    How would that make it easier to select library views? Library views are only relevant to My Music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slartibartfast View Post
    How would that make it easier to select library views? Library views are only relevant to My Music.

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    All my Library Views are pinned to 'Music Sources' which is essentially the front page of Material, allowing items to be manually sorted according to personal preference. It's simply a matter of convenience - fewer key presses, more functionality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobertuk View Post
    All my Library Views are pinned to 'Music Sources' which is essentially the front page of Material, allowing items to be manually sorted according to personal preference. It's simply a matter of convenience - fewer key presses, more functionality.
    How do you pin a library view to the home page? Could you show a screenshot of your Material home page?

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