Feature #158

Search Tool - Search by Genre

Added by Daniel Bedrenko over 5 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:August 05, 2012
Priority:Minor Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:


Category:plugins/search tool
Target version:3.6
Affects version:3.3


Hello, since v3.3 it's no longer possible to search the library by genre (i.e. in Search Tool, typing "Rock" would return "Genre: Rock" and then you could double-click that to create a playlist of all Rock songs in your library).

I like to have tabs for each genre of music, and when I add music of a particular genre to the library, I would like to easily update that genre's tab by searching for that genre. Importing/Exporting playlist files everytime or sorting library by genre and manually selecting the songs everytime is rather cumbersome.

Ty devs, for this awesome XMMS successor :)

Associated revisions

Revision 201bc02c
Added by John Lindgren over 3 years ago

search-tool: Various improvements:
- Support searching by genre again (Closes: #158)
- Prioritize search results with more entries (Closes: #396)
- Limit displayed search results to 20
- Add a label indicating when search results have been hidden
- Remove useless "Unknown Artist" and "Unknown Album"
- Remove redundant results for artists with only one song
- Perform search immediately if Enter is pressed before timeout fires
- Fix unstable sort order for songs with the same title


#1 Updated by John Lindgren over 3 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Target version set to 3.6
  • Status changed from New to Closed

Searching by genre will be possible again in 3.6.

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