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Re: Will there be a way to change layouts?

by Ludek » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:13 am

BoraBora wrote:
Ludek wrote:This can be changed in Tools > Options > Appearance > Image Size
Thanks, I found it! So the large size is 160x160? May I ask you to consider in the future a much larger size or even a custom size? I use a 40" display in 4k without scaling and 160x160 is really tiny.
I guess this is dependent on skin as it is relative to the default skin font size (e.g. would be larger in "Gold Monkey" or "Red Devil" test skins).
Also in Touch mode they are higher. Nevertheless added this as a feature request: http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=13940

Re: Will there be a way to change layouts?

by BoraBora » Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:50 am

Ludek wrote:This can be changed in Tools > Options > Appearance > Image Size
Thanks, I found it! So the large size is 160x160? May I ask you to consider in the future a much larger size or even a custom size? I use a 40" display in 4k without scaling and 160x160 is really tiny.

Re: Will there be a way to change layouts?

by Ludek » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:47 pm

Thanks for the feedback!

Just some replies now (others are coming):
Barry4679 wrote: I can't get to "all tracks" view when I am in a filtered view, ie. Genre|Blues ... I am stuck in cover art view. The tool bar button (Simplified|List|Filtered view) is unavailable. I think I saw some talk about a workaround, but I can't find it.
When you click the genre name (e.g. Funk) then you go to Music > Genres > Funk and once the "List filter" view is selected then you see the "all tracks" view, isn't it? The view type select is persistent per collection.
Barry4679 wrote: The cover art becomes overlaid in Art&Details when details are also displayed.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104861308/mm1.png
A&D has been improved in 2058 by introducing "layouts" enhancable by addons and is going to improve further:
http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view. ... 406#c46326
Barry4679 wrote: Is it possible to see full size cover art in a popup, from a row or from a matrix entry?
Yes, it is possible in the "Artwork only" layout, but can be easily added to the whatever layout.

Also some further artwork related improvements were implemented in 2058: http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=13876
BoraBora wrote: And can or will we choose the thumbnails size?
This can be changed in Tools > Options > Appearance > Image Size

Re: Will there be a way to change layouts?

by BoraBora » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:48 pm

MMFrLife wrote:All that is required is a single click on All Tracks or arrow down to All Tracks from keyboard, then views button with dropdown arrow will apear
above file list to the right next to "Playing" pane.
Is it or will it possible to display both the filters (like in List Filter) and the album covers? Like this:

Image

And can or will we choose the thumbnails size?

Re: Will there be a way to change layouts?

by Barry4679 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:57 pm

Are you going to re-implement the "Summary" column, ie. AlbumArtist|Album in "All Tracks" view.
I often use what was "Show Art with Details". Sorting on the Summary column used to group the album together. See attached output from v4 & v5.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104861308/MMv4.png
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104861308/MMv5.png

I can't quite follow the advise re "All Tracks" availability in V5. I can't get to "all tracks" view when I am in a filtered view, ie. Genre|Blues ... I am stuck in cover art view. The tool bar button (Simplified|List|Filtered view) is unavailable. I think I saw some talk about a workaround, but I can't find it.

What is the column "Artist Album" in the Column Chooser? ... ie. additional to "Album Artist"

The column sort numbers in superscript font, mention by MMFrLife; there is a way to set these? eg set the grid sorted to DateReleased|AlbumArtist

The cover art becomes overlaid in Art&Details when details are also displayed.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104861308/mm1.png

Is it possible to see full size cover art in a popup, from a row or from a matrix entry?

What's happening to the Classical Music node in the Media Tree? I see all my classical albums in Music|Composer. ... Not saying that this a bad thing BTW
When in Music|Composer All entries are stuck in AllTracks display, ie. no cover flow. ... Whereas if I go Music|Artist, I am stuck in coverflow.
I know that composer is a track attribute, rather than album one, but I used to be able to do this in MM V4.

Re: Will there be a way to change layouts?

by MMFrLife » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:05 am

Also, I wanted to give thanks to a great feature (and the only one that "really" surprised me - mainly because I have never even thought of it),
adding custom sort order "numbers" to the columns. Seems like a little thing but how nice and unique, useful! :D

In addition, I love how easy it is now to move the columns around from the GUI.
Oh, and I forgot to add horizontal scrolling (L and R mouse wheel tilt), although, it seems slightly buggy. I'll have to mess around with it some more
though (could be mouse).

Re: Will there be a way to change layouts?

by MMFrLife » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:58 am

Thanks, Peke.

I know toolbar buttons are coming, but when they do, please make one for "all tracks/List View". It's a little annoying with all tracks being tucked under
something, and it being the only way to access views menu button.

It's such a dramatically important view for "power users" (you know, those mad scientist users that are constantly tinkering). If I ever move away from it
or it ever goes away or disappears for some freak reason, I just want to be able to "always" have something there representin'. Kind of like a "blankie" for us
power users. :wink:

Re: Will there be a way to change layouts?

by Peke » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:30 pm

Hi,
Many drag and Drop features of UI is disabled due the instability and will be added during the Alpha testing.

Like Jiri said and you just pointed out we are open to suggestions/critics and many aspects of MM5 are prone to changes like Rusty pointed in announcements.

Re: Will there be a way to change layouts?

by MMFrLife » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:52 pm

funkafonik wrote:the only feature I seem to be missing is the Column Browser
Follow the instructions about the views button in this thread.

Re: Will there be a way to change layouts?

by Funkafonik » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:32 pm

jiri wrote:Note that we are open to suggestions re. how to improve the default layouts, i.e. which features you miss and use mostly. And also, MM5 is designed so that it's easy for Add-on developers to modify the looks, so it's possible to achieve any looks you prefer without any need for code modifications from us.

Jiri
Very excited finally having MM5 in testing mode! :D
At first glance, the only feature I seem to be missing is the Column Browser... is it still part of MM5?

Re: Will there be a way to change layouts?

by MMFrLife » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:44 am

Thanks, Jiri.
What about the ability to move panes around? Like panel relocation in MM4.
Will that be implemented, eventually?

Re: Will there be a way to change layouts?

by jiri » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:41 am

Note that we are open to suggestions re. how to improve the default layouts, i.e. which features you miss and use mostly. And also, MM5 is designed so that it's easy for Add-on developers to modify the looks, so it's possible to achieve any looks you prefer without any need for code modifications from us.

Jiri

Re: Will there be a way to change layouts?

by MMFrLife » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:33 pm

To expand for anyone else,
It seems to have disappeared in the image because the selection is resting on Music.

All that is required is a single click on All Tracks or arrow down to All Tracks from keyboard, then views button with dropdown arrow will apear
above file list to the right next to "Playing" pane.

Re: Will there be a way to change layouts?

by Dan33185 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:11 pm

Got it figured out, thanks for the help everyone!

Re: Will there be a way to change layouts?

by dtsig » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:12 pm

Along the top you will see Home (icon) Music .. click on music. T^his gives you some options including album,alltracks etc. DClick on all tracks. Once that comes up an Icon shows up to the right of ALL TRACKS. clicking this will change layouts

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