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I'm using WMP for for managing my music library. Lately I noticed something. I was reorganizing my library and came across a strange -I mean annoying- behavior of WMP. The way WMP sorts Artists.

Normally it sorts them next to each other like a line, and when there's no space it moves to next line, a unit below, then continues to sorting. You know what I'm talking about. This goes on until you reach the 25th artist. If there's a 25th artist sorting changes. It won't sort artists next to each other but group them with letters and sort to below. I don't want that.

I did some googling and found out that I'm not the only one who's annoyed with this. And as a solution, people suggested using WMP Plus!. So I downloaded and tested. It solves the problem. Kinda. It removes the -letter- headers. So it goes back to default sorting. But then things get messy. There's no line separator between albums. So I have to resize album covers column to put some space between them. Troublesome.

Is there a better way to fix this? Or does anyone know if this behavior is intentionally put? If so, it sucks.

While writing this, I noticed not just artist sorting but also other sorting methods does the same thing. Album, genre... After the 25th item it starts annoying.

EDIT: using WMP 12.

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so you googled it, found the answer, and now you want an alternate answer? I could be wrong, but I really doubt anyone is going to have a fix for such a minor pet peeve such as this. – Sickest Sep 21 '13 at 19:19
Hmm. I think that depends on the definition of answer. If I asked you 2+2, you could say 4, or 2^2, or sqrt(16). These are more like a workaround. I think. Anyway. I like to try my luck. Thank you for your concern. – akinuri Sep 21 '13 at 19:42
@ Akinuri : Which windows version are you using? – Sweet72 Sep 21 '13 at 19:50
This answer can help you :… – Sweet72 Sep 21 '13 at 19:51
Hi, I'm the author of the WMP Plus! plug-in. What exactly do you mean with there being no line separator between albums and having to resize the album covers column? A screenshot would be helpful here. – Tim De Baets Sep 23 '13 at 19:31

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