That's what I want, I just want to remove them from the list within Mp3tag. But since I'm loading a different folder via /fp: it makes no sense that F5 causes those removed files to reappear, next to the files inside the folder that I actually chose via /fp:
Yes, that would make sense, IF the directory that should be read still is the same. But I changed the directory via /fp: to an entirely different one. Still, the files of the previous directory show up after F5.
I am loading a new folder (no /add, no Ctrl). By the way, I didn't even know about /add, it's not (yet) in the manual.
This causes both of the strange behaviors I've described.
Actually, I was holding down RAlt, because that + F3 is the shortcut I chose for it in Total Commander. But RAlt essentially is Ctrl+Alt. So sorry I didn't make that connection before.
I'm guessing there's no way around this? May I ask what exactly is the rationale of this feature (no sorting when holding Ctrl while adding/opening, and The Return Of The Files™ upon F5)? It's not mentioned in the Keyboard shortcuts page of Help either.
Not if the Ctrl key is pressed (either directly or indirectly).
Yes, sure: holding down the Ctrl key while performing the /fp:command-line action adds the files of the given directory to the existing list instead of loading the given directory afresh. This feature can be used, e.g., to create a playlist including specific files and folders. Often, the order is of great importance when creating playlists, so sorting is not performed in this case.
And for The Return Of The Files™ upon F5: If you add a directory, the previous directory is also still active (even if you removed all files from the file list). As soon as the file list is refreshed, all given active directories are processed again and the files return.