So here’s a general observation: I’m all for the application of context in the search. I’m opposed to Roon not letting me specify the context.
A solution could be to make the search more context aware: launch the search from artists, it’ll search for artists, launch the search from albums, search for albums, add a track overview and do the same, add a composer overview, rinse and repeat, launch the search from the general overview screen, search everything and bring back the kitchen sink.
I don’t understand why I should be searching for something I already know all about. In the case of “Help!” by The Beatles, I go to Tracks and filter Track and Artist. I don’t need a search for that! I need a search for the case I don’t know the exact title, name etc. For this I want to get useful suggestions.
I think @Frank_Daman had a point. Maybe an Advanced Search option is needed, in addition to the Focus. Focus, to me, seems to be just that: a focus on your library. Search should be literally searching everything. Maybe a drop down like in Qobuz’s native app. Which has artists, albums, then tracks. Or - Did you mean? Like Google. I’m not a programmer so I don’t know what thats called in programmer speak. I will say it has improved but we’re not there yet. Regardless, kudos for the effort thus far guys.
No one is “blaming” Roon; we are reporting issues we are having with Roon and suggesting improvements. This is a positive. And thanks to Danny and the Roon guys for listening, rather than just making it-works-for-me posts, like you.
(The truth is out there but not necessarily here)
Hi Anders. I know you are referring mostly to search but you’ve commented on Boolean logic and regular expressions in other threads, so I will just post this here.
Have you ever seen Foobar Columns UI? This is essentially Boolean logic for tags presented as a series of filters. It’s really powerful and useful.
It‘s just a subjective impression. I picked out some unknown albums/tracks from Tidals „What‘s new“ and entered them into Roons search. But that doesn‘t have to be Roons fault and can have many reasons.