Work in Progress - reduce context menu size by mving some option to second dialog

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@spiff: Are you talking about files view or library view? In library view I have never seen a "scan" option except for tvshows.

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then there's been a regression over time. it used to be there, either on the 'movies' node (movies -> title if not flattened), as well as on the tvshows node and on individual tv shows.
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sorry, don't get the difference between "scan for new content" and "update library" - I expect both to do the same. Ok, "update library" could also mean that items already in library will be updated with new meta-data, but do we actually do this? I don't think "update library on startup" setting scans for new meta-data - it only adds new items to the library.
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if you don't get it, listen to those who do.
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Ah I never checked the "Movies" node in the library root view, I thought you meant it was there for individual movies. I'll double-check in Frodo and add it back if it was there. It is still there for individual tvshows though so that shouldn't have changed.

@da-anda: The difference is that "update library" will update all sources and media files for the video (or music) library whereas "scan for new content" is limited to a specific source/directory/path and does not affect the whole library. This is e.g. useful when you have a huge tvshow library but you only want to update the list of movies because there are a few new ones. With "scan for new content" you can avoid also working through all the tvshow-related sources/directories.

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There is some good UI feedback in the blog comments from latest monthly cycle it seems there is lots of opinion to:

- Re-instate the Watched/Unwatched button to the main menu
- Move "Remove Library" to the sub menu instead

You can read all the comments here.

http://xbmc.org/xbmc-13-gotham-august-cycle/#comments

I must admit I have never used the remove library feature, but ocasionally do use the set watched function.
(This post was last modified: 2013-09-05 19:59 by zag.)
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indeed "remove from library" belongs in "manage.."

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(2013-09-05 19:41)zag Wrote:  There is some good UI feedback in the blog comments from latest monthly cycle it seems there is lots of opinion to:

- Re-instate the Watched/Unwatched button to the main menu
- Move "Remove Library" to the sub menu instead

You can read all the comments here.

http://xbmc.org/xbmc-13-gotham-august-cycle/#comments

I must admit I have never used the remove library feature, but ocasionally do use the set watched function.

+1 to both
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(2013-09-05 19:41)zag Wrote:  There is some good UI feedback in the blog comments from latest monthly cycle it seems there is lots of opinion to:

- Re-instate the Watched/Unwatched button to the main menu

+ many

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I remember asking someone if I should move Watched/Unwatched into "Manage..." and the answer was yes. I wasn't too sure myself but it can be easily changed. The downside would be that Watched/Unwatched won't be available from the video info dialog once the Manage... option has been integrated there.

I already mentioned earlier that Remove from library will also be moved into Manage but that part of the code needs some refactoring before that can be done and I didn't have the time to do that yet.

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Would there be any problem with a bit of redundancy with the Watched/Unwatched buttons, keeping them both at the top level and in the Manage folder?
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(2013-09-07 02:11)natethomas Wrote:  Would there be any problem with a bit of redundancy with the Watched/Unwatched buttons, keeping them both at the top level and in the Manage folder?
That's not a good idea imo.

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(2013-09-07 11:09)Martijn Wrote:  
(2013-09-07 02:11)natethomas Wrote:  Would there be any problem with a bit of redundancy with the Watched/Unwatched buttons, keeping them both at the top level and in the Manage folder?
That's not a good idea imo.

From a technical standpoint or just a user interface standpoint?

I don't see an issue from a user interface standpoint. There's lots of times where redundancy is good and can be very effective.
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User interface. It makes no sense to have those buttons in almost the same dialog twice just on click in between.

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(2013-09-05 21:01)Ned Scott Wrote:  - Re-instate the Watched/Unwatched button to the main menu

I had to mark a dozen TV episodes as watched recently (with a remote control) and it was particularly cumbersome.
+1 to moving it back.
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