Feedback on collection scanning completion

Dan Meltzer parallelgrapefruit at
Sun Feb 22 18:34:08 CET 2009

On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 11:22 AM, Lydia Pintscher <lydia at> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 10:57, Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen
> <admin at> wrote:
>> Heya guys :)
>>  i threw an idea into channel a few minutes ago, and markey suggested i post
>> it here lest it be forgotten :)
>>  Just a simple one, really: Right now, upon collection rescan completion, the
>> OSD pops up, showing the currently playing track's details (this happens on
>> metadata changes, in this case it's just the same metadata ;) ). In stead, i'd
>> suggest actually making the feedback deliberate and make the message read
>> "Collection scan completed" - simple, but just one of those things :)
> Do we really need the OSD to notify about about a finished collection scan?
> The OSD is very distracting and should only be used for actual track
> change imho. If we start using it to announce stuff like finishing the
> scan we open the door for a lot more distraction that the user really
> shouldn't be bothered with.
> Now if you suggest this to fix the broke behaviour of identifying a
> real trackchange vs. a metadata change on the same track we should
> really really try to fix that instead of making it "prettier".

+1.  The fact that an OSD pops up is a bug in my opinion.
> Cheers
> Lydia
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