Request: Repeat Last Action

From your description, it seems that you're suggesting a replay feature that applies the last action to a different set of files.

Redo is usually referred to as "undoing the last undo" (which would be a separate thing).

Edit: I've adjusted the topic title accordingly.

I assume, his wish is something like "Repeat"?
Same article in German.

I'm guessing that Omar meant "repeat" or "reapply" instead of "redo". Florian, I would like this feature also.

Please consider a function key shortcut that would repeat the last-run quick action, action, or action group on the current selection during the current Mp3tag session. If no actions had been executed during the current Mp3tag session, pressing the shortcut key would do nothing.

I have such a shortcut in my HTML editor and it uses F6 this way. That key does not seem to be assigned within Mp3tag so presumably it could be used here. And yes, I know about Alt+6. That is not the same because it merely displays the Actions list and then requires an additional click or key press to execute. And Alt+6 doesn't work for quick actions at all.

Sometimes I create a quick action for an operation that I know will never be needed again outside of the current folder. I apply that to the selection, but later decide that more files in the current folder need the same action. As it is now, I have to recreate the quick action from scratch all over again, which is tedious. For me, a function key "repeat current action" shortcut would be a real time-saver.

As indicated by Doug, the request is for a repeat or reapply. I have a similar use case to the one provided by Doug.

Count me in; as long as it is available as icon and also under the right click menu

I think now we need this more than before:

Just imagine that you navigate through 3 or 4 sub-menus to some action that you need- and then once again to applay it to some other file that you forgot to select before than first navigation. And then again and again

It would be much easier and quicker in such situation to just click some icon located on a Toolbar or under the right click menu

Hi Florian

Is it possible to add a custom "button" feature? For instance, if one is editing an MP3 using the same Case and Replace it would be convenient to have the 2 functions as a single keystroke. As a software designer I know it is a lot of work and may not be feasible.

Jerry B

you can set in Actions>Actions which action groups should be executed when closing the actions dialogue.
So you can select the action for case conversion and replacing and with the key combination Alt-6-Enter these actions are applied.
Alternatively, you click on the actions button in the toolbar and press enter. So the function is almost there.

Thanks ohrenkino. I'll play around with that concept. I have been using MP3Tag for a few years and am learning more every day. Florian outdid himself on this application.

Jerry B

Unfortunately, this is not exactly the same. From time to time the actions are different. A really quick solution is a repeat button or keystroke, such as in MS Office Ctrl+Y.

So, +1 vote for this suggestion.

Actions>Quick remembers the last action but still lets you set whether you really want to execute it
Actions>Quick>Replace remembers all the data for fields, search and replace - and still you have to click OK to execute it.
I find it often rather surprising, what

thinks what my last action was and what I think it should have been.
So I favour a system where you can see what happens next.

I understand you too. However, on the one hand, not all actions can be repeated, or as minimum, you must to open with the arrow^^; on the other hand, this does not apply to groups, and I am mainly interested in actions groups.

Having the repeat option does not mean, that you must to use it -- but it speeds up a lot for me and others.

^^ Did you ever try to find the needed one line in 50-100 lines?

In 3.02 you can sort the actions alphabetically or by status.
That should speed up the search.
In addition it is still possible to add mnemonic shortcuts to actions with an ampersand preceding the respective addressing letter.

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Misunderstanding, ohrenkino, I meant the lists under arrows at simple actions (= Quick Action), not at action groups. Sorting became possible now in groups.

Thank you, it sounds interesting. Now i try it.
Later: sorry, it is not easier/quicker, than to click with mouse, as usually. So my +1 vote is still living. But thank you for your effort.

I will add another vote for this. Like has been said, many have requested it. Here are a few other threads:

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I agree. The Undo function is excellent; now, how about a Redo as well?

I've added both

  • Redo, to redo the last undone action and
  • Repeat, to repeat the last action or action group

with Mp3tag v3.20a.


I see Undo and Redo but where is Repeat?

The same button. Depending on the previous operation, it changes, whether it is Redo or Repeat.


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