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post May 3 2003, 15:16
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post Jan 29 2004, 21:18
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[quote=The Link,Jan 28 2004, 10:03 PM]This is getting really cool!  smile.gif
Even the default settings look good IMHO (with the right fonts chosen). One thing that I'd like to have is working scrolling with the mouse wheel (no name mouse here ==> no good drivers). Otherwise everything is just great!

Regards,
The Link[/quote]
Do you mean pressing the wheel (autoscroll) or turning it?

[quote=BlueScreenJunky,Jan 28 2004, 10:08 PM]wow, sweeeet ! I love your UI, maybe still a few things to add/fix, but it's already better than the default one IMHO.

anyway, here are my thoughts, questions, suggestions :
  • Can you change the color of the font used to display the playlists list ? Well if you can't consider it as a feature request (white font on white background is not really readable ^^)
  • I think when you click the header of a column it should switch between ascending and descending sorting... Unless you prefer it that way for some reason ?
  • You should definitely be able to import/export configs (it's already been requested but I think it's an important feature)
  • I'd love to have a cusomizable tool-tip, that would display a string when you let your cursor over a title.
  • Could you use the same seekbar as in the default UI ? I find it easier to grab.
  • What is the space between the status bar and the playlist (about 5 pixels) used for ?  :-P

Well, I think that's all for now. Just keep up the good work ^^[/quote]
1. done, forgot about that
2. ok will do since so many requests for it
3. yes later
4. later
5. ill change it
6. probably some bad calculations when resizing, can you show me a screenshot of everything?

[quote=kerpondile,Jan 28 2004, 10:11 PM]Good job!! This component looks very good!!!

few improvements/suggestions:
when pressing a key in the playlist could take it to artist beginning with that alphabet.

for example you press B and the selection goes to Britney Spears wink.gif
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try foo_playlistfind, search for it

[quote=kalmark,Jan 28 2004, 10:30 PM]Stuff worth mentoning:

1) You can only en/disable "Playback order", "Playback buttons" is linked to the same

2) If you change the column sizes by dragging, this does not change the sizes set in config -> you go into config, and everything gets back to the default (or whatever you set there)

3) Maybe a time_elapsed tooltip for the seekbar would be nice

4) And yes, the default colors should be changed smile.gif

5) Maybe a different kind of vis... I made a small "stereo" vis, if you're interested, maybe it can be incorporated. I dunno how "vis-in-ui" code works, but I'm sure if I sent you my code it could be easily merged smile.gif

BTW, anyone care to make some nice formatting strings for this UI? smile.gif

And, before I forget : THANK YOU, again, for making this cool plugin!  biggrin.gif[/quote]

1. fixed

2. it should update when you next open prefs, but if you resize whilst prefs is open, it wont, because it cant keep track (you may add new columns etc.)


3. maybe later

5. do something about that much later

[quote=Speek,Jan 28 2004, 11:14 PM][quote=musicmusic,Jan 28 2004, 10:18 PM] [quote=Speek,Jan 27 2004, 01:42 PM]And another request: could you make the playlist 3D instead of flat look?[/quote] do you mean the frame/border around the playlist, or something else? [/quote]
Yes, that's what I mean.[/quote]

I added an option for it for now, because its only around playlist (not pl list if you use that) and looks bad for some reason.

[quote=juglesh,Jan 29 2004, 12:44 AM]

[quote]Maybe i could add a scrollbar less mode where columns expand/compress to take up all available space[/quote]

that would be a decent solution if you could specify min/max pixels or % for each column. for example, the length column (which i would want right aligned) would have a min/max of 70 pixels. if all columns resized on window resize or column resize, the length column would allways stay the right size, and would allways stay to the right.[/quote]

they would just act as ratios

[quote=meatsoup,Jan 29 2004, 12:51 AM]I absolutely love this UI, but I have a problem with the playlist display after scrolling horizontally. Here's a screenshot.

If I scroll horizontally to the right, then select an item, it will display left-aligned as though I hadn't scrolled. This is with alpha 6, but I'm pretty sure it was happening with earlier builds.[/quote]

Thanks, fixed

[quote=treech,Jan 29 2004, 01:37 AM]Gettingreally good, but there are a few more things i'del ike to comment smile.gif

the new option, use global string might have something to do with this suggestion, yes?

[quote]Also, ONE color property for all fields would be usefull (as an option)
and perhaps a singe place where i could paste thing like color definitions so i don't have to do that in every single window[/quote]

please explain it further, i tried to add my color definitions there but it did not work as expected dry.gif

also, the scrollwheel on my mouse ain't working, mx700 (logitech) mouse that works just fine with the default UI smile.gif

EDIT:
The dropdown thingy on the playback order is still not working.... wink.gif[/quote]

1. it is combined with column string then sent to be formatted. put a $puts there and then a $get in each column it was wiped when you go back into config in alpha 6.

2. done
3. what happens exactly? nothing drops down? i will look into it, i just need to reproduce it first.

[quote=bisley,Jan 29 2004, 11:32 AM]good job musicmusic, i like so much this ui smile.gif  but 2 things...

when i change background color, only change the scroll bar color
and Why i dont see them?

keep up the good work ![/quote]

1. i think you need to use colour string
2. you need to use arial unicode ms if you have that font

[quote=Lyx,Jan 29 2004, 06:20 PM]ok, here're some basic things which come to my mind about streamlining and a more copy'n paste friendly layout:

- the colour-string should be global, instead of column-specific(individual column-foreground-colors can easiely be set in the column-string itself.
- selected-item-frame and background-color could then too be moved into the above global colour-string, and the coresponding color buttons removed
- rename "titleformatting spec" to "titleformating"
- rename "use custom titleformatting spec for sorting by column" to "use custom sorting string"

rearange the options:
- make the current "more" page, the root UI-page
- rename the current root UI-page to "column-formatting" and make it a sub of the root
- move the global color-string, vis-color-buttons and font-settings into a third options-page called "fonts & colors"

Of course the above is just my personal opinion on what could be improved about the options, and it may be well the case that most others do find my proposals wrong or plain stupid.

- Lyx

edit: even better would imho be, if the "global string" and "global color string" could be merged, so that we could set the global colors right inside the "global string" with a function, or something like that. But i don't know if thats possible.[/quote]

i cant be bothered to cut up your quote so respectively:

1. then you cant set diff background colours per column, only per row (track). unless i set some extra item, %_column_index% or somthing, i might change it then
2. sel frame could if it was one string yes. background colour button does not relate to columns at all
3. what kind of diffrence would that make? apart from not making any sense.
[quote=kode54,Jan 29 2004, 12:33 AM]There's also a slight bug in the total time display. It seems to show the length of the first track in the selection multiplied by the number of tracks selected.[/quote]
thanks fixed
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small release:
alpha 7
- fix turnng off toolbar buttons
- handle mouse wheel turning
- fix rendering when scrolling
- fix total time count
- some more options for fonts/ colours


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- musicmusic   [seemingly abandonware] Columns UI   May 3 2003, 15:16
- - kikuzo   foo_ui_columns is UI to which I was waiting eagerl...   Jan 23 2004, 03:11
- - ssamadhi97   hmm plugin seems to have trouble with sorting/disp...   Jan 23 2004, 03:42
- - The Link   Under Win2kSP4 the GUI shows up as an empty grey w...   Jan 23 2004, 10:15
- - treech   indeed problems with SP4 + win2000, but keep worki...   Jan 23 2004, 11:09
- - Tri   It looks very good already but it needs some work,...   Jan 23 2004, 19:56
- - musicmusic   QUOTE (kikuzo @ Jan 23 2004, 02:11 AM)foo_ui_...   Jan 24 2004, 01:30
- - Sid59   nice UI .. - when i click on the 'time' o...   Jan 24 2004, 02:07
- - juglesh   i just get a grey window, also. dont get me wrong...   Jan 24 2004, 02:20
- - Speek   Alpha 2 is still just a grey form with a title bar...   Jan 24 2004, 09:46
- - musicmusic   QUOTE (Sid59 @ Jan 24 2004, 01:07 AM)nice UI ...   Jan 24 2004, 12:19
- - rage-   The latest version seems to have loaded up for me ...   Jan 24 2004, 12:29
- - Speek   From console: ERROR (foo_ui_columns) : wm_create E...   Jan 24 2004, 14:01
- - musicmusic   QUOTE (Speek @ Jan 24 2004, 01:01 PM)From con...   Jan 24 2004, 19:54
- - Speek   With the latest debug version: ERROR (foo_ui_colum...   Jan 24 2004, 21:27
- - juglesh   (win98se) am now getting the interface, when it lo...   Jan 24 2004, 21:59
- - rectangle   Love this UI but couple of problems I've found...   Jan 24 2004, 22:57
- - TurinsRevenge   Great Start! This is going to be really nice ...   Jan 25 2004, 03:35
- - kikuzo   Thanks for udating.Sometimes foobar2000 crash with...   Jan 25 2004, 10:47
- - Speek   QUOTE (kikuzo @ Jan 25 2004, 10:47 AM)I have ...   Jan 25 2004, 11:05
- - musicmusic   QUOTE (juglesh @ Jan 24 2004, 08:59 PM)(win98...   Jan 25 2004, 17:01
- - fantomex   am i the only one who gets this?   Jan 25 2004, 18:16
- - lightbulb   QUOTE (fantomex @ Jan 25 2004, 09:16 AM) am i...   Jan 25 2004, 18:45
- - Tri   While playing around I noticed that the 'Item ...   Jan 25 2004, 20:33
- - Mike Giacomelli   This looks great. keep up the good work.   Jan 25 2004, 22:33
- - Mike Giacomelli   QUOTE (Tri @ Jan 23 2004, 10:56 AM)It looks v...   Jan 25 2004, 22:36
- - Funkstar De Luxe   QUOTE (Mike Giacomelli @ Jan 25 2004, 01:36 P...   Jan 25 2004, 22:59
- - YinYang   Win98SE bug here. It seems that I cannot manually...   Jan 25 2004, 23:42
- - juglesh   QUOTE QUOTE (juglesh @ Jan 24 2004, 08:59 PM) whe...   Jan 25 2004, 23:42
- - Killmaster   Some thoughts and suggestions: -Setting custom st...   Jan 26 2004, 00:39
- - Tri   QUOTE (Mike Giacomelli @ Jan 25 2004, 10:36 P...   Jan 26 2004, 06:22
- - kerpondile   apparently taskbar balloon tip on song change is n...   Jan 26 2004, 18:11
- - The Link   QUOTE (kerpondile @ Jan 26 2004, 06:11 PM)app...   Jan 26 2004, 18:15
- - musicmusic   QUOTE (fantomex @ Jan 25 2004, 05:16 PM) am i...   Jan 26 2004, 19:56
- - treech   Very cool, works with w2k + sp4 now anyway, i did...   Jan 26 2004, 20:54
- - Tri   With alpha 5, the right-click menu doesn't wor...   Jan 26 2004, 21:09
- - rectangle   Right click context menu items now not working in ...   Jan 26 2004, 21:21
- - Haggis   QUOTE (musicmusic @ Jan 26 2004, 10:56 AM)Doe...   Jan 26 2004, 22:29
- - musicmusic   QUOTE (treech @ Jan 26 2004, 07:54 PM)Very co...   Jan 26 2004, 22:30
- - musicmusic   My post got cut off somehow Tri & rectangle...   Jan 26 2004, 22:36
- - treech   Also, ONE color property for all fields would be u...   Jan 26 2004, 23:36
- - juglesh   QUOTE Does anyone have any requests for columns. I...   Jan 27 2004, 04:43
- - Sid59   getting better and better .. good job. you change...   Jan 27 2004, 09:38
- - kerpondile   This is small feature, but is it possible statusba...   Jan 27 2004, 11:15
- - Speek   And another request: could you make the playlist 3...   Jan 27 2004, 14:42
- - ginipig1   Looking good   Jan 27 2004, 14:53
- - kalmark   I like it, I like it!!! Suggestions:...   Jan 27 2004, 16:33
- - foosion   QUOTE (juglesh @ Jan 27 2004, 04:43 AM)what a...   Jan 27 2004, 18:05
- - ginipig1   what do you mean foosion? Since this dll is still...   Jan 27 2004, 18:32
- - foosion   QUOTE (ginipig1 @ Jan 27 2004, 06:32 PM)Since...   Jan 27 2004, 19:41
- - ginipig1   bleh, i misread his post.. I thought he meant 1 ho...   Jan 27 2004, 21:46
- - juglesh   @ ginipig1 and foosion: guys...hello? foobar is su...   Jan 27 2004, 22:00
- - ginipig1   QUOTE (juglesh @ Jan 27 2004, 01:00 PM)@ gini...   Jan 27 2004, 22:16
- - foosion   QUOTE (juglesh @ Jan 27 2004, 10:00 PM)@ gini...   Jan 27 2004, 22:26
- - musicmusic   You misinterpreted me - i meant text alignment. Y...   Jan 28 2004, 22:18
- - fantomex   QUOTE (musicmusic @ Jan 26 2004, 07:56 PM)QUO...   Jan 28 2004, 22:43
- - fantomex   edit, something IS wrong with me   Jan 28 2004, 22:48
- - The Link   This is getting really cool! Even the defau...   Jan 28 2004, 23:03
- - BlueScreenJunky   wow, sweeeet ! I love your UI, maybe still a f...   Jan 28 2004, 23:08
- - kerpondile   Good job!! This component looks very good...   Jan 28 2004, 23:11
- - kalmark   Stuff worth mentoning: 1) You can only en/disable...   Jan 28 2004, 23:30
- - foosion   QUOTE (kerpondile @ Jan 28 2004, 11:11 PM)The...   Jan 29 2004, 00:08
- - Speek   QUOTE (musicmusic @ Jan 28 2004, 10:18 PM)QUO...   Jan 29 2004, 00:14
- - BlueScreenJunky   err... in the default config the length string has...   Jan 29 2004, 00:43
- - kode54   QUOTE (BlueScreenJunky @ Jan 28 2004, 03:43 P...   Jan 29 2004, 01:33
- - juglesh   QUOTE when pressing a key in the playlist could ta...   Jan 29 2004, 01:44
- - meatsoup   I absolutely love this UI, but I have a problem wi...   Jan 29 2004, 01:51
- - BlueScreenJunky   QUOTE It shows the elapsed time on whichever file ...   Jan 29 2004, 02:37
- - treech   Gettingreally good, but there are a few more thing...   Jan 29 2004, 02:37
- - Haggis   QUOTE (BlueScreenJunky @ Jan 28 2004, 05:37 P...   Jan 29 2004, 02:45
- - slayerbeast   hey i think it would be cool if it could have a pa...   Jan 29 2004, 08:28
- - kerpondile   QUOTE (foosion @ Jan 28 2004, 03:08 PM)QUOTE ...   Jan 29 2004, 08:58
- - bisley   good job musicmusic, i like so much this ui but ...   Jan 29 2004, 12:32
- - bisley   and one thing more... i choose one of the playlis...   Jan 29 2004, 17:10
- - kerpondile   QUOTE (juglesh @ Jan 28 2004, 04:44 PM)when p...   Jan 29 2004, 17:46
- - Lyx   hi, my 2 cents about this promising alternate GUI...   Jan 29 2004, 18:07
- - Lyx   ok, here're some basic things which come to my...   Jan 29 2004, 19:20
- - Speek   Musicmusic, Thanks for the sunken effect option. ...   Jan 29 2004, 21:07
- - musicmusic   Do you mean pressing the wheel (autoscroll) or tu...   Jan 29 2004, 21:18
- - treech   musicmusic: thanks for the fixes, very cool   Jan 29 2004, 21:57
- - Lyx   QUOTE 1. then you cant set diff background colours...   Jan 29 2004, 22:03
- - kerpondile   QUOTE QUOTE (kerpondile @ Jan 28 2004, 10:11 PM) ...   Jan 29 2004, 22:36
- - musicmusic   QUOTE (treech @ Jan 29 2004, 08:57 PM)musicmu...   Jan 29 2004, 22:44
- - musicmusic   QUOTE (Lyx @ Jan 29 2004, 09:03 PM)QUOTE 1. t...   Jan 29 2004, 22:47
- - The Link   QUOTE Do you mean pressing the wheel (autoscroll) ...   Jan 29 2004, 22:57
- - treech   QUOTE EDIT: cropping ? wtf is that?  Ok that...   Jan 29 2004, 23:01
- - kode54   Reducing the color formatting of all columns to on...   Jan 30 2004, 00:17
- - rectangle   right click on playlist tab "Save Playlist...   Jan 30 2004, 00:30
- - genmu   Thanks for this great UI... ^^ One minor request:...   Jan 30 2004, 00:43
- - BlueScreenJunky   QUOTE 6. probably some bad calculations when resiz...   Jan 30 2004, 01:03
- - Fickle   I cant seem to remove the playback buttons when us...   Jan 30 2004, 15:42
- - treech   QUOTE Illegal operation: Code: C0000094h, flags: 0...   Jan 30 2004, 17:19
- - treech   Disturbing, just found all of my columns getting s...   Jan 30 2004, 19:03
- - kode54   QUOTE (treech @ Jan 30 2004, 10:03 AM)Disturb...   Jan 30 2004, 19:52
- - dewey1973   I feel like a dolt, but I can't get this to do...   Jan 30 2004, 19:55
- - kode54   QUOTE (musicmusic @ Jan 29 2004, 12:18 PM)- f...   Jan 31 2004, 05:28
- - musicmusic   QUOTE (Fickle @ Jan 30 2004, 02:42 PM)I cant ...   Feb 1 2004, 16:41
- - treech   QUOTE it also seems to remove a few of the new 0.8...   Feb 1 2004, 21:33
- - kode54   QUOTE (treech @ Feb 1 2004, 12:33 PM)QUOTE it...   Feb 1 2004, 21:40
- - kerpondile   Shortcutkeys doesn't appear to work when you h...   Feb 1 2004, 21:45
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