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I prefer using the Queue as I can add songs / albums or just about anything to the end of the Queue without interrupting what is currently playing. If this were a mode you would long press an Album / Artist / Album Artist / Genre and be given a choice of "Add to end" or "Play Next". A short tap on Album / Artist / Album Artist / Genre would drill into that item. If you tapped a song it would default to "Add to end" or long press to "Play next". When you picked to clear the Queue everything in the Queue would be removed and the player would stop. The Queue would support Shuffle and repeat Queue options.

Other than having this play mode this is the best player I've come across, THANKS!

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A couple of things which might get closer to what to you want:

Settings > Library > Queue > On Queue End --> Stay in Queue/Repeat Queue
Settings > Library > Queue > Ignore Shuffle --> Disable
Settings > Library > Queue > Play Next: Start Queue --> Enable
Settings > Library > Lists > List Item Click Action --> Enqueue and stay in list.

For any item (either a song, or a category such as an album/artist/genre/etc) that you want to add to the queue, or to Play Next, just long-press on the item and select either '>> Queue' or 'Play Next'.

Note: the Queue can only contain individual songs, not category group items - so for example if you add an Album then all of the songs within that album will be added to the queue individually (in the album sorting order).

Andre

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@andrewilley, Thanks for the reply. I do have all the settings that you referenced set as you describe and in addition Settings > Library > Queue > Start Playing Queue - Immediately. In the Queue only mode I would like a couple of changes to this that would come even closer to a Queue only mode. 1- The "Stay in Queue/Repeat Queue" would be honored even after a Clear Queue is executed. 2- A short tape on a song would prompt for "Next" or "End" of Queue or a short tap would default to "End" of Queue and a long press would prompt like it does now.

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It would not be possible to stay in the Queue when you have cleared it, there is no queue to stay in - what would the song in the player screen be shown as for example? Poweramp always requires something to be considered as the currently active song, even if it is paused/stopped.

If you have Settings > Library > Lists > 'List Item Click Action' set to 'Enqueue and stay in list', then a tap on a song title will already add it to the Queue.

Remember that whatever you are trying to make it do, the Queue in Poweramp is designed to be a temporary/transient thing, which jumps away from 'normal' playback and then returns to normal playback again after the queue is done with. 

Andre

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3 hours ago, andrewilley said:

Remember that whatever you are trying to make it do, the Queue in Poweramp is designed to be a temporary/transient thing, which jumps away from 'normal' playback and then returns to normal playback again after the queue is done with

Andre

When you select "Settings > Library > Queue > On Queue End - Stay in Queue / repeat Queue" the player stops and does not return to "normal" playback. I would just like it to stay that way (stopped) when I clear the Queue. Nothing would be something if there were such a thing as a "Queue only mode".

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21 minutes ago, w3wilkes said:

I would just like it to stay that way (stopped) when I clear the Queue. 

But if you clear the queue but still want to remain "in" the queue (even though there isn't one) what should be shown as the current song in the main player screen?

Andre

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5 hours ago, andrewilley said:

But if you clear the queue but still want to remain "in" the queue (even though there isn't one) what should be shown as the current song in the main player screen?

Andre

I would show the stock kind of record album cover art (darker gray square border with a lighter gray circle with spindle hole in the center) that says something like Queue Empty. I would then go along and select a new music population for the player (Queue). Sorry, it's just the method I've used in all my other players over the last 20 years. As said, I've got all the tweaks you've mentioned so far in play and it comes close to the way I prefer that there was a mode for. Thanks for a great player that I use exclusively on my android devices.

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That would be up to Max, but library/filesystem errors notwithstanding, the design of PA requires something to be the current item in the player screen, it can't be blank or empty. If you don't choose one, PA will default to the first song in the All Songs list.

Andre

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