Above my playlist window I have 3 Album List panels set out as Genre, Artist and Album ala iTunes.Basically I'm wondering if selecting an artist in one panel could affect what shows in the other two.Any ideas?Secondly, could the album one be split into two (that part I know is possible) and have the top one show albums from only ONE artist (VA_Electronic) and the other the albums from another (VA_Rock) as my compilations I'd rather sort by albums.Any ideas?
Use foo_browser instead of album list. For the second part, you could either use two different browser panels (one for VA albums, other for single artist albums) or use titleformatting to show all the VA albums first.
ehhh, i'd recommend Album List over browser. browser is not really as functional as album list. you can also make your album list very small, and it automatically throws your results into a playlist view that i find to be quite useful.
If you want an iTunes-like experiance, use foo_browser.However, if you're comfortable using foo_playlist_tree then by all means, forget about iTunes and look-alikes and learn to make the most of playlist_tree: it's much more powerful.(foo_browser is actually a watered-down derivative of foo_playlist_tree, both made by Chris Bowron)Album List is nice, but probably not what you are looking for as it can't interact with other instances of itself, as you've experienced.(I don't know what compelled iron fist to bring it up, other than he wanted to confuse you)
middle-click -> refresh queriesI'm confused as to why you have 2 playlist_tree views.You only ever need one.In case I wasn't clear before, playlist_tree is not for replicating iTunes, but it is more powerful. foo_browser is for replicating iTunes.
Bobly start by getting rid of playlist tree. I don't know why you keep interpreting "use foo_browser" as "do something with playlist tree". For now, just don't think about playlist tree!Then, go to the layout tab in Column UI preferences and add a horizontal splitter and then add the browser panels (as many as you require). Then go to browser configuration and set the panels. That's it.