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#1 bradford OFFLINE  

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:34 AM

I would like the ability to group multiple libraries together so they appear as a single library from the main screen, but allowing me to dive down into the different libraries.

 

For example, I have 3 music libraries - mine, my wife's, and kids music for the kids. I don't want all 3 visible from the main screen, but I would like a single entry called 'Family Music' or 'Music' that allows me to drill down into the different libraries.

 

It would be helpful for seasonal libraries, like my Christmas and Halloween libraries.


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 10:36 AM

Hi, I would just make them one library in library setup.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:39 PM

There are some use cases where that doesn't work as well. Seasonal movies are an example - I would love a 'folder' of seasonal libraries - and subfolders under that for Christmas and Halloween, each with it's respective movie and music libraries. That way the content is accessible without a) showing up when I browse my main libraries and B) not cluttering up my list of libraries in the main screen.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:58 PM

Sounds like you want the Folder View option.

 

In 3.5.3.0 the setting if found in Dashboard-Library-Display.

 

There is a redesign in 3.6 as this becomes a per library tab option.  Which could require some library folder reconfiguring.

 

One library entry point with two folders

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Once you enter Movies library Folder view reflect 2 folder

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The Movies tab shows the grouped content type listing.



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:21 PM

Yup, that will work. Thanks happy2play.







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