play queue troubles

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i use the queue function alot. i have noticed that when you add songs to the play queue it treats them as a seperate playlist which is fine but what would be nice is if after the last song (in the play que), songbird would play the next song in the library (assuming shuffle is off). at the moment what it does (when shuffle is off) is it will play through the queue and then play the song that was after the song that before the queue was created. does that make sense? here's an example:

i play song A (which is in the library and not the new playlist that is created by the queue)
during song A i add a few songs to the queue: L, K, Z, and D

what i would like is for songbird to play through the queue and upon completing D i would expect it to play song E. instead it plays song B. this is frustrating especially if you make a long cue and expect it to carry on playing the artist of the last song in the queue and it doesn't.

please consider this. i'l help however i can.
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tylerstyle, Champion

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Good Idea!
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Nelson Pavlosky

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I would also like it if when Songbird is on random, once the Now Playing queue is exhausted Songbird would just start playing random songs from the library. Currently, once the queue is exhausted, Songbird just stops playing music, which is not what I want. For guidance, look to Rhythmbox's play queue.

Autofilling the playlist when it starts running out of songs, like Party Shuffle in iTunes, would be nice, but it's really not necessary, all that's necessary is that it keep playing music from somewhere.
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not sure i this is the same problem, but when I have a song playing, i expect the next song in the album to start playing, even if i change the filters. This works in 1.0 RC2 but, when you highlight a different song it reads it as the now playing and plays the song following the song you highlight.
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I was just wondering..
I just upgraded from 0.70 to 1.0.0 and since I did that my Play Queue or Now Playing list automaticly removes the played file from the list. So after the whole list is played it is empty! Is there any way to change this or should I reinstall/downgrade songbird?

(: Im sorry if my English is a little funny :)