randomize the sort order of the files found?

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frew
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randomize the sort order of the files found?

Postby frew » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:00 pm

Hello,

Is it possible to randomize the sort order of the files found?

Sometimes it would be fun, for example, to browse the mp3s I find on my hard drive
through a randomized listing of files.

Thank you,

frew

frew
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Re: randomize the sort order of the files found?

Postby frew » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:33 am

Hello,

Just wondering if there may be a way that I don't know of yet,

to sort the results randomly.

There's many fun uses for random sort.

For example, to browse a music collection in a way that surprises me each time.

Any way to get all my mp3s that show up in Everything searches to be sorted randomly?

Thanks for any ideas.

frew

Stamimail
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Re: randomize the sort order of the files found?

Postby Stamimail » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:35 pm

Maybe the solution would be by Run Count.
You can set the Run Count manually by Context Menu.
I don't know if or how you can set to a random nunber with scripting.

void
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Re: randomize the sort order of the files found?

Postby void » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:44 pm

Setting the run count for every file and folder is not very efficient.

Because the result list is a live list of the database, sorting randomly is not an easy task.
I need to create an randomized "index of the index" and maintain it in real-time.

It is on my TODO list.

frew
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Re: randomize the sort order of the files found?

Postby frew » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:58 am

Stamimail wrote:Maybe the solution would be by Run Count.


Thanks for the idea, but I was hoping for perhaps
a hot key combination to just randomly sort the search results.

This can be fun for browsing music files sorted randomly.

void wrote:Because the result list is a live list of the database, sorting randomly is not an easy task.
I need to create an randomized "index of the index" and maintain it in real-time.

It is on my TODO list.


Good to know.
And thanks for considering this option.
I'll bet many would enjoy it too.

Thanks again,

Seeya,

frew

Stamimail
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Re: randomize the sort order of the files found?

Postby Stamimail » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:15 pm

I understand you would prefer not to use the Random option of your MP3 Player.
Why is it?


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