2232 - focus nodes when jumping to content

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2232 - focus nodes when jumping to content

Post by Barry4679 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:23 am

What does this option do? ... I have toggled it off|on, but can't detect any difference.

My assumption was that if I selected a node in the Media tree, the cursor would focused on the main panel that I had just opened, so that the arrow keys could be used, without requiring me to click there with the mouse ... but apparently not ... so what's it for?

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Re: 2232 - focus nodes when jumping to content

Post by Ludek » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:35 am

As you can see it is option of 'Media Tree' so it focuses media tree nodes when jumping concent.
e.g. right-click a track > Find more from same > Folder (library)
=> the library folder is auto-expanded and focused in the media tree.

Similarly if you click an artist in the "Preview" window then this artist is focused in the media tree (supposing you enabled also 'Show all subnodes' for the media tree).

That said these two options were added mainly because of MM4 users that requires MM5 media tree to behave like MM4 media tree.

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Re: 2232 - focus nodes when jumping to content

Post by Barry4679 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:07 am

Ok, thanks for explanation .... It not clear what "jumping to content" means., but I can't think of how explain it in short menu option form either .... you could add a menu section sub-heading that said "for use with Find More Of Same"

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Re: 2232 - focus nodes when jumping to content

Post by Ludek » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:31 am

...sub-heading that said "for use with Find More Of Same"
But that's not just for find more from same, it applies to any navigation.
e.g. when navigating using breadscumbs or when clicking nodes in the view directly.

So maybe something like ''Focus tree nodes when navigating" would be more clearer/accurate.
Alternatively "Focus tree nodes when browsing content" might work too.

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Re: 2232 - focus nodes when jumping to content

Post by Barry4679 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:05 pm

Ludek wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:31 am
So maybe something like ''Focus tree nodes when navigating" would be more clearer/accurate.
Alternatively "Focus tree nodes when browsing content" might work too.
I think that the current "jumping to content" is at least as good as either of those. ... The problem is that since this is a Media tree control, a person will think that your word "navigating" or "browsing" relates to an action in the Media Tree .... and "jumping" is not much use either, because "jumping" is not a term that is used elsewhere in the MM5 UI.

Maybe "Sync Media Tree to main panel navigation"
or just "Sync to main panel navigation" since the Media Tree is implied, as you said.

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