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Music App in 10.15.2 beta has Column Browser

dauber

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Cool!

Now...will it work with the 7th-gen iPod? If it will, it might make me consider trying Catalina again. It was such a PITA before and it was one of the reasons I reverted to Mojave. (The other reasons: I use Levelator and Jing religiously, but they're only 32-bit apps, and the Levelator developer retired the project.)
 

haralds

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Music 1.0.2 also runs under the current 10.5.1 release.
 

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mikzn

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Just noticed that the Music App in 10.15.2 beta has the Column Browser. It missing was my biggest gripe! Yeah!
thanks for the update

? Very good news :cool: - what a relief - I totally missed that

I downloaded the Beta yesterday and opened music as ussual after every update and did not notice it - but there it is - right there in the in the View menu - ?
 
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haralds

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thanks for the update

? Very good news :cool: - what a relief - I totally missed that

I downloaded the Beta yesterday and opened music as ussual after every update and did not notice it - but there it is - right there in the in the View menu - ?
It was my biggest issue with Catalina!
 
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haralds

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Oh well. At least we're back to the level of functionality offered 20 years ago by iTunes 1.0. ;)

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Not sure how that version would handle 60K tracks. But I was a user then with a smaller library. Most of my stuff was in CDs with disk space too precious to encode. Still have the CDs and recoding in lossless now.
 

jgrove

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I think Music and TV are a compete mess, the whole thing is not intuitive. But I did get used to iTunes so I imagine I just need to allow these apps to mature.
 

mikzn

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it does not stay put - but you really don't need it with Column Browser back

Edit - I don’t know why I made that comment because you really do need a key search ability even with the column browser and the filter field is the only choice you have - very annoying to reactivate each time you use it
 
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DirtFarmer#1

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it does not stay put - but you really don't need it with Column Browser back


So I have been testing Column Browser (never used before) vs the filter field.

If I type "Miles", yes, it takes me to Miles Davis. But how do I then quickly go back to "all artists", without having to scroll up?

EDIT: When I search John Coltrane by artist in column browser, it misses a few albums. What's going on??
 
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mikzn

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So I have been testing Column Browser (never used before) vs the filter field.

If I type "Miles", yes, it takes me to Miles Davis. But how do I then quickly go back to "all artists", without having to scroll up?

Quick way to go back to “all artists” is to delete the text in the filter field and / or click the header of each of the columns to make sure they areback at “all” not on a specific artist
 
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