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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0018314MediaMonkey 5Main Panelpublic2022-04-19 22:14
Reporterbarrym Assigned To 
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
PlatformWindowsOS-OS Version10
Product Version5.0 
Target Version5.0.4 
Summary0018314: Unable to change View / revert to default sorts by clicking on Summary column label
DescriptionIn MM4 the Summary column label had a click action which set, or toggled, panel sort sequence.
This behaviour was not transferred into MM5.
The user needs to manually set the sort sequence for every view in every node in every collection.
Multiple clicks are required for each view, and many more clicks if the AlbumArtist column is not on-display.
The user also needs to know how to create a multi-tag sort sequence.
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Fixed in build


related to 0017594 feedbackrusty Ability to copy configured nodes between various views 
related to 0018063 assignedpetr Column Width Management Improvements 
related to 0018210 assignedmichal Allow users to customize which fields are displayed in the Summary column/Simplified List 
related to 0018296 feedbackrusty Track Browser: Artwork and Summary columns should be pinned to top of Choose column list 
related to 0017972 closedlowlander Sorting in List (by Album) shows hides files in Descending mode 
related to 0018456 resolvedpetr Sort order is lost in various cases 



2021-10-12 00:43

administrator   ~0065114

The reason Summary isn't sortable is because it's not really clear what the sort should be. i.e. Summary includes Album, Album Artist, Year. So sorting by this header could conceivable sort by Album Artist / Album / Track# (and ignore Year), but it's not clear that users would know to do this or expect that result. Moreover, it's not clear what should happen if 'Summary' is chosen as a secondary sort.

That said, I completely agree that MM needs a way to quickly return to 'default' sort settings (and for those defaults to be quickly saved).

Pushing this to 5.0.3 as a high priority issue.


2022-04-19 22:14

administrator   ~0067592

The suggestion of using the 'Summary' field to reset to the default sort is problematic for the reason described above, and because the field is only used in List (by Album) views (i.e. there should be a mechanism of reverting to the default sort for _all_ views).

This issue along with a review of 0016391 should be a priority for 5.0.4.