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0017543MediaMonkey 5FileMonitor / Find Missingpublic2021-03-03 15:29
Reporterrusty Assigned To 
PriorityurgentSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Product Version5.0 
Target Version5.0.1Fixed in Version5.0 
Summary0017543: No obvious way to configure file scanning (without initiating a scan)
DescriptionFolder Monitor settings were moved from the Options dialog because in the course of combining the settings from add/rescan / filemonitor + file monitor options, the 'Options...' button was added to the Add/Rescan dialog which would result in a loop:
1 Press Add/Rescan
--> Add/Rescan dialog
2 Press [Options...]
--> Options:Library
3 Press [Add/Scan Settings...]
--> Add/Rescan dialog
4 Press [Options...]
--> Options:Library
....

BUT:
- at least 3 users have indicated confusion re. the fact that configuration of the 'Add/Scan settings...' (previous known as File Monitor) is nowhere to be found in the Options.
- modifying the config usually initiates a scan which is annoying for a large collection

Solution TBD. Possible options:
1) TBD
2) Leave the current config, but add a 'Save' button to the scan dialog so that scanning can be re-configured without initiating a scan
TagsNo tags attached.
Fixed in build2317

Relationships

related to 0017609 closedpetr Add/rescan dialog: Always show location checkmark 

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drakinite

2021-02-13 04:31

developer   ~0061924

Last edited: 2021-02-13 05:02

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1) If we add a button to Options, it could launch the Add/Rescan dialog with a specific launch parameter ("disableOptionsBtn"), and in the dialog, if that is set to true, then the "Options..." button can be disabled or hidden.

rusty

2021-02-15 03:59

administrator   ~0061931

The issue had also been raised by Glenn at https://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=98389 and iirc by Barry. Regardless, the points are valid:
1) Settings should generally be accessible via the Options dialog
2) Users shouldn't be forced to scan content if they want to change the settings.

Re. Ludek's point:
3) I haven't seen complaints about the functionality not being visible and users who have file monitoring configured will see the 'At Startup' or 'Continuously' label, so I don't think that's too serious.

If as Ludek suggests, the UI 'loop' is easily preventable, then a possible approach would be:
1) to add an [Add/Scan settings...] in Options > Library. i.e.
When adding files to the Library: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [Add/Scan settings...]

2) The dialogs would have 2 slightly different versions e.g.
a) in Options > Library | Add/Scan Settings...
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Save] [Cancel]

i.e. this version would commit changes to settings without initiating a scan.

b) In Add/Rescan files to the Library...
[Options...] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[OK] [Cancel]

i.e. this version would initiate scans.

rusty

2021-02-26 01:40

administrator   ~0062151

Last edited: 2021-02-26 18:20

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Another complaint about this issue raised at https://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=98516 is that each time the user makes a change to the scan settings another scan is initiated resulting in numerous concurrent scan processes!

If it's not too risky for 5.0 it may be worthwhile to just add a 'save' button to the current dialog. e.g. either:
[Options] . . . . . . . . . . . . [OK] [Save] [Cancel]
[Options] . . . . . . . . . . . . [Scan] [Save] [Cancel]
[Options] . . . . . . . . . . . . [Scan now] [Save] [Cancel]

Where: [Save] just saves the settings without initiating a scan, and [OK] / [Scan] / [Scan now] would save the changes and initiate a scan. The 3rd option is probably clearest, and although it's a new string, machinery can help us quickly translate it for languages that are already complete.

Ludek

2021-03-01 15:01

developer   ~0062182

Last edited: 2021-03-01 15:13

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Implemented in 2317:

i.e.
2) The dialog has two slightly different versions now
a) in Options > Library | Add/Scan Settings...
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[[Save]] [Cancel]

b) In Add/Rescan files to the Library...
[Options] . . . . . . . . . . . . [Scan now] [[Save]] [Cancel]

AFAIK 'Add/Scan settings' and 'Scan now' are new strings to be added to our WebLate

rusty

2021-03-03 15:29

administrator   ~0062203

Verified 2317.

The only item that could be a bit more clear is that 'Scan now' applies to checked folders only. This could be addressed via a text change such as 'Scan now' --> 'Scan selected', but I'm not sure if it necessary.