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Smart Button Song Picker
#1
Hi Mike,

I wanted to use the new smart button feature with the option to open another song.

That's one rare occasion where one of your new features is barely usable (at least for me). I'm talking about the song picking window for choosing the file for the smart button.

You know I have a big library with thousands of songs (as have a lot of other users). If the songpicker doesn't get a fliter, search or letterbar option I have literally to scroll minutes to get to a song in the second part of the alphabet.

Also if I have songs with the the same title (of which I have many) and I can't see the metadata information I can't know which song of several versions I want to choose.

Much better would be if the picking could be done somehow by changing to the normal song library and pick from there.
If that's not possible, maybe you can make the song ID somewhere visible (maybe in the metadata tab) and just let us pick a song by this ID in the smart button song picker.
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#2
That's why the "one file per song" part of my library has alfabetical subdirectories
\\com.zubersoft.mobilesheetspro\files\Songs\A\ ... ...\Z\
I do it like that from the beginning because I access my files every now and then using other tools. If the file list is too long other programs have similar problems.
Not easy to reorganise later, I know. Sorry if this info might not be very helpful in your case.
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#3
You haven't' tried it yet I guess?

Indeed I don't like the single file approach and prefer collected pdfs.

But the songpicker doesn't use files but titles from the db so you have the same problem with your organisation.
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#4
Correct. I mixed up picking a song with picking a file.
I did not try your scenario, I don't see a use case for me.
first language: German
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#5
Well, if you're interested: I think it's a good option for all the cases you might want get quickly to another song but don't want to use that song as next item in the setlist or itself as part of the main song.

In my case in my bigband I now or once want to go from my piano chart to the score to look something up in the arrangement. With a smart button at the top that's much more convenient than clicking through the library (and not much sense in putting the score in a setlist or as part of the song).

Another one might if I want to have to option to change quickly from a leadsheet to text only or chord pro (for singing all verses or something), also if I might want to change from an English text to a German text for the same song. There may be more use cases.
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#6
Thanks. You answered before I asked... Now I see a number of useful scenarios.

The advantage in comparison with file links is that you stay within MSP and keep all the MSP features of the destination song that you jump to: annotations, meta data, cropping, transposing chordpro, smart button to jump back ...
That could also be an interesting alternative to song notes.

A UI example for your request already exists: the right column and the filter section of the setlist editor is exactly what is required.
first language: German
Acer A1-830, Android 4.4.2 - HP x2 210 G2 Detachable, Win 10 1803
www.moonlightcrisis.de - www.basdjo.de - www.frankenbaend.de


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#7
There exists a dialog in the application for picking a song already (you can reassign the right button in the quick action box to find a song, and it will pop up that dialog). I will work on switching the smart buttons dialog to use that dialog for picking a song, as it supports filtering.

Thanks,
Mike
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#8
You mean the one accessible from the menu at the left bottom? Yes, that will do fine. Thanks.
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#9
Yes, that one Smile
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#10
Mike, another thought. I would prefer it if after a Jump to a song by smart button (or the menu) the back buttons bring you back to the previous song and not to the tab you chose the start song from.
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