Since the last update I now have to complete a further two steps to delete a track or album:
‘This action cannot be undone’
‘These tracks will be removed from your TIDAL favorites’ (I’ll ignore the American spelling of favourites…)
This is unnecessary and, to be honest, mildly annoying. Why did this have to change from what it was before? At least make it an option in Settings to turn ‘Require Confirmation Before Deleting’ on or off.
I believe it was considered necessary because too many people deleted real tracks while trying to remove Tidal content.
Personally, I think there should be 2 delete processes, one for Streaming and one for real content. That way the extra warnings should stay with the delete real content process, and a lesser warning can accompany removing Streaming content.
I think “removing” Tidal content from your library should not be named deleting because it is not. That’s where all the confusion comes from, it just isn’t named right. All the extra steps are totally not needed when everything is named after what it is.
Or, another way to eliminate the confusion: remove the delete action entirely. (Go from “Roon does not modify your files, unless you tell it to delete them…” to “Roon does not modify your files. Period.”)
Then instead of the delete action, we have a single “Remove from library” action. The language of this works whether the track source is Tidal streaming or a file on a local or networked storage location.
Yes, that would be the most logiucal step for Roon. Since Roon won’t let you browse directories and won’t let you tag your files or modify them in any way why would you wan’t Roon to be able to delete your files. No modification allowed but destruction is O.K. ?
Haha, I was going to write a post on this myself and noticed this.
It’s become especially relevant to me as I’m going through a 2nd backup of my entire collection trying to rationalise a working copy to fit onto a single 4tb small drive for holidays and such, and using the delete option extensively.
I count 9 clicks from selecting album on browser to deleting and return to browser.
Different people, different needs.
Look at the old posts with a lot of people moaning that they accidentialy deleted an album. and we already had clear warnings on deleting. The current system is the result of these requests. So, if you want to turn it back, you are starting a new circle, everything begins again.
After reading all the never ending complaints about extra steps to delete or, conversely, the unacceptable ease of deleting things, it seems like it should be a setup option as to how one wants to delete albums.
That is a somewhat separate topic. We want to totally re-do how streaming service library integration works in a way that allows you to have stuff from TIDAL in your Roon library without having it in the TIDAL library too…but doing this right is beyond the scope of making deletes work differently.
In my opinion Roon should never touch the music files themselves … deleting local content in Roon should just be a logical flag in the Roon DB to mark the music as “deleted”.
To maintain, I suggest that focus --> inspector should have an option to display “deleted” music, and then editing should be able to “un-delete” them if required.
If Roon / Roon users felt very strongly that Roon should be able to remove the files, then that could be implemented with a “Trash Can” purge feature … similar to Windows / Mac with appropriate warnings.