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Re: How to move point in emms playlist?

From: Tom
Subject: Re: How to move point in emms playlist?
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2023 07:49:22 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/2.2.7 (2022-08-07)

On Tue, Jul 11, 2023 at 05:07:21PM -0400, Yoni Rabkin wrote:
> Before we get to the function itself, I'm wondering about how you
> imagine this would work in practice: If you have the point move on every
> song change then that can really mess up your editing of the playlist
> buffer. If you are doing stuff in the playlist buffer while the song
> changes then your editing will be ruined as point will move to the
> selected track.

No I usually don't edit playlists, I create them and then let them play 
> If on the other hand you never edit the playlist buffer, why would you
> care where the point is?

Ok, when I start playing a playlist, point will be on the first song. Then, 
during the day the list progresses to the next, and the next, etc. Then, let's 
say I want to re-play a song which has been played 3 or 4 songs "ago". 
Currently I have to use the emms navigation commands, that is - press 'p' a 
couple of times until I reach the desired song. 

Using point would be faster. If point were on the currently playing song, I had 
to hit 'up' a couple of times, no song would be started in the process, until I 
reach the target song, hit 'enter' and there I am.

I admit this may sound a little obscure :)

But this is the first time I am using emms. So far for me almost always in 
emacs the action was where point was. Now with emms it's not anymore. I may 
adjust to it, of course. Or bring emms behaviors up to my habits. Isn't this 
the reason why we love emacs after all?


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