Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] A Christmas wish-list

> A couple of suggestions, if I may (based on RB 0.6.1)
> 1) A clear button next to the Search field.  Admittedly Ctrl-U is easy
> enough to type but this is only convenient if you are about to type
> something else into the field and have your hands on the keyboard.  If
> you are mousing round, you have to go to the keyboard to get rid of an
> unwanted search string. Incidentally, I am often annoyed by an obsolete
> search string.  Perhaps the Search field should simply be cleared as a
> side-effect of poking around the interface.  For instance, selection in
> the Genre Artist or Album could clear the field.  Certainly it seems
> that clicking one of the All's might clear the search field.  I don't
> see a user scenario where one would want the search string to remain
> after switching Genres.

Delete works from the keyboard as well.... AFAIK, filtering in the browser
clears the search box... or maybe it used to, I'm not at a linux box to
test right now.

> 2) Full-screen mode.  It would be nice to be able to turn my laptop into
> a Rhythmbox appliance next to my stereo and have maximum screen
> utilization.

I'm not sure that this would ever be done in rhythmbox... metacity does
have a fullscreen mode though.  It essentially stretches a window to fill
the screen and removes window decoration.  If you poke around in gconf,
you should find the setting for its keyboard shortcut

> 3) What is the deal with the local volume control?  Am I missing
> something?  Last night I wanted to turn the volume up the max. I
> had to raise the volume in three places, in RB, in PCM and the
> master volume.  Is this a gstreamer thing?  Could the volume
> control on RB be wired to PCM or Master.  If there are aspirations to
> play CDs it should probably be the Master volume.

This is done intentionally.  Mostly for instances where you want music
playing in the background, but you have something like gaim or a game that
you want to be louder.  I don't really use this feature, or pcm for that
matter, so I just leave it at 100%

> 4) I have mentioned this before and I keep wishing I had this.  If I am
> listening in random mode, I occasionally come across some album or
> artist that I would like to focus on.  It would be great to be able to
> right mouse over the album or artist column in the track listing and say
> "Narrow to ..".  This right mouse action could also be available from
> the 'from' link or the 'by' link of the currently-playing song, thereby
> saving the "Jump to Playing Song". The effect would be the same as
> selecting the album in the album browser or the artist in the artist
> browser, but those actions take a while to do manually.

This would be a nice feature, I do exactly what you mentioned fairly often
and being able to filter from a context menu would be very helpful...

> That aside, the love-affair with RB continues.
>   Gisli
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