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Bug 248367 - Confusing behaviour in playlist editor
Confusing behaviour in playlist editor
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rhythmbox (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-16 10:34 EDT by Tim Waugh
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-11 09:28:06 EDT
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Description Tim Waugh 2007-07-16 10:34:36 EDT
Description of problem:
When removing a track from a playlist by right-clicking on it, there are two
relevant menu entries:

* Remove
* Move to Wastebasket

It is not clear what the difference is.  In fact, 'Move to Wastebasket' will
actually move the *original track* from your Library(!!), whereas Remove will do
the right thing and remove the track from the playlist (but keep the Library as-is).

This is very confusing, and will lead to people unintentionally losing tracks
from their Library.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create a playlist
2.Add a track to the playlist from the Library
3.Right-click on the track in the playlist
4.Try to decide what the opposite of step 2 is from the menu entries given

Actual results:
'Move to Wastebasket' is selected, no confirmation required, track is removed
from Library.

Expected results:
F-Spot is an example of an application that does this sort of thing much better.
Comment 1 Bastien Nocera 2007-08-20 07:47:46 EDT
Could you elaborate on the "F-Spot is an example of an application that does
this sort of thing much better."?

Should it be "Move file to Wastebasket"? Any other hints?
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2007-08-24 10:37:27 EDT
The F-Spot menu items read:

Remove From Catalogue
Delete From Drive
Comment 3 Bastien Nocera 2007-10-11 09:28:06 EDT
I filed this upstream for discussion:

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