Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Keywords (aka categories or tags) in Rhythmbox

On Wed, 2007-02-28 at 11:05 -0500, Andrew Conkling wrote: 
> On 2/28/07, Christophe Dehais <christophe dehais gmail com> wrote:
> > although I think the Epiphany UI is very efficient, particularly for
> > creating new tags, maybe we want to have something more visual, with
> > the possiblity to associate an icon to the tag (or even a thumbnailed
> > cover image like f-spot does)
> I tend to think that the Epiphany dialog is useful for Epiphany, but I
> would appreciate something a bit more lightweight (read: integrated in
> the main UI) in Rhythmbox. The first thing that came to mind was an
> editable textbox in the TreeView.

On Wed, 2007-02-28 at 00:15 +0700, Nguyen Thai Ngoc Duy wrote:
> I'm thinking simple way: how about a "tag cloud" right under the 
> search bar, on top of the browser?
> For editing tags, another field in Song properties dialog would be
> enough. Users can separate tags with commas or spaces.

I also think that tags need to be somewhere more obvious (but optionally
removable, of course). When people first start to use this, they will
have a library of tracks which aren't tagged at all, so some way to
easily get started with the tagging would be useful. Having them only in
the song properties window doesn't make it easy to tag things.

What I was thinking of was a "tag cloud" style thing sitting somewhere
in the main user interface, which lists the tags on the currently
selected song(s). If you have multiple songs selected, it would make
tags that are on more tracks larger.

As well as having those, it could fill up any extra space with "grayed
out" tags that you might like to apply, gotten from your library
(somehow), or similar places. You could apply the tags by
clicking on them, or using a text box to add new ones.

I haven't gotten around to making a mockup (image or non-working code)
yet, so I'm not sure how well it would work.


James "Doc" Livingston
"The number of Unix installations has grown to 10, with more expected."
    -- The Unix Programmer's Manual, 2nd Edition, June, 1972

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