Search Collection lets you specify complex filters to search for specific tracks in your collection. Use the edit box in the Media Sources pane or click the button right next to the edit box. Alternatively you can simply press Ctrl + F to activate the search bar.
When you type in the input field, Amarok will search for the text in all available tags such as artist, album and title. Your view of the collection will update automatically to display only the matches of the search.
Pressing Enter after searching will populate your playlist with all of the found search items and clear the search box. This is a great way to quickly add hundreds or thousands of tracks to a playlist instantly!
To search in a specific tag, type
tag:value into the search bar. Operators like ">" and "<" can be used to create more general conditions. Several conditions can be used together by separating them by a space character. For time conditions, use the following abbreviations: d=day, w=week, m=month, y=year.
The following tags can be searched:
Along with tags, the following can also be searched:
Numerical tags can use the following operators to create a condition:
If you search without specifying a tag, Amarok will search in all important text tags:
More complex patterns can be used to get better results:
If you prefer to build your searches more programatically, drag down the icons for the search terms you want, and drag to change search-term order. You may search by:, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . You can also add and here.
Select a term and check
Of course, clicking removes your selections.