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Post by Morten »

Have I ever said you were angry? :roll: What I said was that if you don't like the skin, install another...
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Post by Rockas »

Well... I don't want to start a flame war about the best... not my type.

I code too as an hobby (http://www.rockassoftware.pt.vu) and no... i don't have time for skinning stuff :)

my opinions went into the direction that the new "default" skin was a step back related to the previous one "Casino" (I always used "Casino orange" :)) mainly because the undockable player and it is my oppinion.

the round corners... well... casino has them on top too, not that important... the new one has them on the bottom too but this is a tiny detail... not that important at all.

If the new "default" skins keep the undockable player, I will just continue on "Casino Orange" hoping that it is still compatible with future releases.

I don't like the WMP minimized player on ast bar either BUT I completly understand that these are test releases and that's what they are for... people exchanging opinions without rudeness or hard feelings and that's the way I see things.

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Post by Rockas »

Just a heads hup.

@Morten take a look at my screenshot and you'll see what I mean... i use a 16:9 monitor and the player when docked gets too wide. i see on your screenshot it looks better but sorry, i won't change my screen ;)

and I agree the album art on the player ends up to be a redundancy but I can agree that some people don't have the art window opened above

edit: Typo
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Post by Morten »

If you read my first post in this very thread, you'll see that this area will be occupied by two twings (switchable) in future releases;
1) Playlist. (5-7 tracks?)
2) Lyrics viewer. (5-7 lines?)
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Post by Rockas »

Sorry... I din't read that :oops:

Can you make it so it just don't displays anything as a third option? is it possible?

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Post by gege »

Hi, Morten. Me again...

Regarding the "Now Playing" not docking, as I refered in the other thread, it was my fault. I simply missed the "Dock to Window" option, available via context menu... Shame on me...
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Post by rovingcowboy »

gege wrote:Hi, Morten. Me again...

Regarding the "Now Playing" not docking, as I refered in the other thread, it was my fault. I simply missed the "Dock to Window" option, available via context menu... Shame on me...
i got this error also but it was not with the default skin.
i think there is something messing with it. the last bug i found in alpha 4 was a crash that left the float player and the main player on the screen at the same time. the playlist after i restarted monkey and then rebooted the computer, was also undocked. so it might be undocking automaticly on shutdown or closing of media monkey.

i don't think its a skin error. :-?
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Post by Morten »

Rockas wrote:Sorry... I din't read that :oops:

Can you make it so it just don't displays anything as a third option? is it possible?

thank you,
Rockas
That will of course be possible too. Also, it will be possible to switch/turn off visualisation in the future.
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Post by MarineBrat »

Rockas wrote:and I agree the album art on the player ends up to be a redundancy but I can agree that some people don't have the art window opened above
ALbum art on the player is not redundant in the case where you have your album art window set to "Selected", in which case you see the "selected" album art in the album art window and the "now playing" album art on the player.

Personally, I'm still using the "Aqua3" skin because I can't stand giving up so much real estate on a player that insists on stretching all the way across the screen.
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Post by Steegy »

I like this one better:
Image
:wink:
Just kiddin of course.

I find Morten's Glided skin kind of "cosy". It gives me the opportunity to see MediaMonkey more as a song player/library combo, instead of the previously "colder" song database (of course slightly exagerated, but that's to show how it feels).
So when I want to play songs or to use party mode and such, I'm sure to use Glided or other similar cosy skins (e.g. WMP11 and other dark skins).
My screen's "real estate" isn't very big, so to organize files it's sometimes easier to use a thin skin, without album art, player, ... . Of course that doesn't look as nice, but for every purpose there's a specific solution that suits best.

I currently have 2 remarks, which may be dependant on my laptop screen (which seems to display colors diffently than on e.g. our old crt at home):
- some colors don't really match 100%, e.g. the player gray color with the tree background gray and the menu/tool bar gray.
- some player items are not easy to see, e.g. the mute button at the right side of the player (but that may be caused by lighting and screen contrast).

In the beginning, the large column headers looked strange to me, but by using the skin I've already quite gotten used to it.

This skin certainly suits to be MediaMonkey3's default skin. I haven't seen any other original skin that comes close to this one.

So, keep up the good work Morten (and of course also other skinners)!
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Post by Psyker7 »

@Psyker7; It will have a miniplayer and a microplayer, but tell me; how easy is it to provide this in less than two weeks? In addition, there are some errors in miniplayer-module which is keeping me from making it (semi-transparent areas). Ratings I think is better centered. It's much easier to quick navigate to the rating when it's centered rather than left-aligned in my opinion. But of course, these things may change.
No rush on the mini/micro players, was just curious.
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Post by gege »

gege wrote: 1 - Open MM with this selected. The status bar is shown ABOVE the player, as it is supposed to be. Hide the player (with Ctrl+Alt+L or Show>Player menu). Unhide the player (again with Ctrl+Alt+L or Show>Player menu). The status bar is displayed BELOW the player.
Close MM, start it again and the status is back ABOVE the player...
Morten, this bug I describe for you in the WMP11 skin thread its not solved yet. It happens with Glided in A5 too...
Has it been reported to the devs already?
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Post by Morten »

I'll let them know now.
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Post by Blake »

I love this skin the most, but, I just wanted to say that i think the play/pause button looks a bit alone, sort of like it is isolated.

This is just a comment, and don't mind if you do anything about it or not, I just wanted to see if other people thought the same thing..
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Post by Eminent »

I completely agree with Steegy, this is actually a skin that will impress people playing around with MM for the first time, instead of detracting (especially compared to the MM2 skins). It's replaced the WMP11 skin in my setup. Now a few notes (some are more general than specific to this skin):
  • - I've found myself missing the stop button doing specific tasks, but I don't believe it will be missed during normal usage (perhaps a version of the skin that incoorperates it down the road?)

    - I don't seem to be able to resize the "normal" album art window without the title bar being shown, could be a general bug introduced in Alpha 5.

    - An ability to "lock" the menubar in order to remove the dots infront of each button group would be nice visually, again, maybe not skin-specific.

    - The ability to resize the seach field!

    - Some non-orange versions of the skin would be great!

    - An ability to have album art automatically resized to the window's size, or the height of the window automatically scaled to fit the width in proportion with the album art's dimension.
Actually, only a couple of those are skin-specific... Great work!
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