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Customization / Camel Icon
February 21, 2011, 22:56:56
I created these to use on my cairo dock, my conky layout and as a tray icon...

I like them as they stand out a bit better...

I am also working on one with  a transparent silver background

These look fuzzy full blown but on the Dock and tray they look fine
Customization / VastOne GQLC layouts
February 18, 2011, 22:38:08
I have 3 different versions of a layout that I created and use here:

vastone.layout  is the original layout

vastone_top.layout is the same with an alternate Top view

vastone_bottom.layout is the same with an alternate Bottom view

Critiques are welcome...!  8)

Many thanks to aboettger and squentin for answering all my questions...

Customization / Artistinfo Menu question
February 17, 2011, 02:58:14
Is there a way to use the right click functions (the same menu system) that are in the in different parts of gmb?

When in Context/Artistinfo/Similar  I can right click on any of these similar artists and get a totally different menu system including Lookup in AMG

I was wondering if this menu is an action or function item that can be used in different parts of gmb?

Questions / Cannot reduce size of Main GMB window
February 16, 2011, 03:34:21
I am using today's commit - ee281cc560efe05a963f- and now cannot reduce the size of gmb.  It opens expanded at least 1/4 larger than from a few days ago and is locked from going smaller, although I can make it larger.

This is not limited to one layout, but to all of them.. Some can be reduced or more some less, but then stop.

Customization / Right Cick Edit Functions
February 10, 2011, 05:07:55
I am using the following in my layout

VBLeft = VBplayer _TBLeft
TBLeft = _"Artist/Album Playing" SongTree(activate=queue, activate2=addplay, songypad=1, group=Play:album) _"Context" Context _"Artist" ArtistSearch(activate=queue, activate2=addplay, songypad=1) _"Album" AlbumSearch(activate=queue, activate2=addplay, songypad=1) _"Playlist" SongList1(cols=playandqueue titleaa,mode=playlist,group=1,follow=1)

And it is a fantastic layout...

What would make it SO AWESOME I could not stand it is if in the Album and Artist lists I could also right click and edit from those...

Reason being is the searching from those are so much faster in finding what I am looking for whether it be Artist/Abum/Track because these are context sensitive searches and very fast.. But once I find anything there I really cannot do anything but Enqueue them (which is set by design).  What I really want is just to be able to edit anything found in these searches by a right click, just like you can from any playlist

So, are there a variables that would allow me to add these functions to these lists within my layout or would I have to change the behavior in another area?

Customization / Enhanced icons...
February 04, 2011, 08:04:00
I have attached a couple of icons I enhanced using the Gimp that look good on my desktop.

The traycion is obvious and the second one is what I display on my Conky layout and in my Cairo dock.

Here is a link to the desktop image showing it all
Questions / Another Cover Question
February 03, 2011, 19:57:02
In the image attached is a layout I thoroughly enjoy....

When setting a new image on the right Album Tab, it shows immediately there and through the dbus script I use to put it on the Conky desktop

But the image on the left panel in the Artist Info does not show up until I right click there and Set Picture again, duplicating what I just did

Since I see it coming, it is not an issue, but I wanted to send the info along...
Customization / Request for help on layout
January 30, 2011, 07:15:39
I like the layout of Queue, Library & Context.  

I would really like it if the Queue section and the Context Tab section completely swapped spots.

The Library Tab would need to remain as is

So the new layout would have the Queue as the top right section and the Context would be below the playing area

The only additional need would be for the Queue section on that top right side to be expandable up and down.  

Would some of you layout gurus please take a crack at this or let me know the changes?


Here is the code for it...

[Queue, Library & Context]
Default = Window(size=1120x820) FilterPane0(page=genre) FilterPane1(page=artist) FilterPane2(page=album,albumpsize=32,albuminfo=1) QueueList(cols=track titleaa length nbplay rating) VPRight(size=200-550)
MBmenu = MainMenuItem LayoutItem PSortItem PFilterItem QueueItem
MBlist = HistItem LSortItem PlayItem
HBmenu = _MBmenu
HBButtons1 = Prev Stop Play Next ExtraButtons 5-VolumeIcon -Pref -OpenBrowser(toggle=1)
HBButtons3 = 5Sort 5Filter 5Queue 5Pos -Stars
HBTime = Time _TimeBar
HBTitle = Filler0 _Title
HBArtist = LockArtist _Artist
HBAlbum = LockAlbum _Album -Year
VBText = HBButtons1 2HBTitle 2HBArtist 2HBAlbum HBTime
HBText_Cover = _VBText 5-Cover
VBplayer = HBButtons3 HBText_Cover
VBLeft = VBplayer 5_QueueList(group=1) HBQueueButtons
HBQueueButtons = EditListButtons(group=1,small=1) 4QueueActions
HPfp1 = FilterPane1(nb=2,hidebb=1) FilterPane2(nb=3,hidebb=1)
HPfp0 = FilterPane0(nb=1,hidebb=1) HPfp1
HBSongList = FilterBox -FilterLock -PlayFilter -Refresh -ResetFilter -MBlist
VBSongList = HBSongList _SongList
VPRight = HPfp0 _VBSongList
TBRight = _"Library" VPRight _"Context" Context
HPBottom = VBLeft _TBRight
VBmain = HBmenu 5_HPBottom
HSize0 = Filler0 LockArtist LockAlbum
VolumeScroll = VBplayer

Questions / Adding songs to Now Playing
January 27, 2011, 23:21:43
When finding a track I want to listen to, I simply want to add it to the Now Playing tab.

Right clicking on the track and Add to List shows only list000 and nothing to adding it to the Now Playing list

I can drag and drop the track to Now Playing but it would be easier to right click...

I will also look into creating a short cut key to do this...


Edit - No Short cut key, so I will officially request a Append to Playlist as one of the options.

Interestingly enough, I can append to the playlist an Album, Artist and even the whole Genre but not individual songs

Switching to Lists, Library and Context layout helped some because it makes dragging ad dropping to the playlist easy..

2nd Edit - I have found that by using Queue, Library and Context gives me exactly the options that I wanted.

I am curious, it is possible to tweak the Queue auto fill option to make it smart? An example would be that to have it select only from a Genre or a year or similar artists.
I am using the gericom layout and enjoy it's simplicity...

As you see in the attached image, In my setup I have a Genre tab on the left.

If I click on any Genre, the bottom playlist area changes to show every artist in that Genre

What I would like to also happen is that when clicking on a Genre, is that both the Artist and Album tabs on the top right to change and show only the Artists and Albums from that Genre

Is this doable?

Questions / Search Google takes me to Germany!
January 27, 2011, 04:46:14
When I do a Search on the Web from any menu, it takes me to the German Google site.

None of the other web searches does this...

I have looked but have not found a setting for this

Appreciate the help in getting to an English Google..

Questions / Update killed tray icon transparency
January 27, 2011, 01:31:40
Through normal sudo apt-get update/upgrade, I got an update today of gmusicbrowser.  

This update has made the tray icon lose it's transparency and is white...

I have read some of the past issues with this and looked for line 6360 to uncomment to see if this was the issue but since 6360 is a blank line for me in gmusicbrowser, I do not know exactly what I am looking for....

Any help is appreciated...

I do have the Cairo perl module installed.


I found it on line 6620 and uncommented and it worked...

Questions / Cover art display and settings
January 22, 2011, 22:40:46
I am using the following and it works quite well in putting the cover on my desktop

Type= D
Name= _"Cover Only"
Window =  transparent=1
DefaultFontColor= white
VBmain = 2HBAlbum -Cover(forceratio=0,maxsize=375,minsize=375)

I am trying to accomplish a single size displayed no matter the size of the image.

If I have a 500x500 image, it displays fine at 375x375, but if the image is 500x452, it does not display at 375x375 but proportionally smaller, 375x325

If the image is 250x250, it displays it correctly at 375x375

So it seems as if it only has issues wit files that are not "square"

Is there a setting that I can use to make every image the size I want it to be?

If there is any documentation on all of this, please point me to it and I will soak it all up.
Edit - I did find the docs and made the change from forceratio=0 to 1, but this has not helped

Great App!!!!  I feel like I have been wasting my time on every other product I have ever used.

Below also is a link to my screenshot using Conky and the widget

Requesting full MPRIS standards to be implemented. 

Standards can be reviewed here

Specifically the metadata and GetMetadata standards ...

With these, I could include Gmusicbrowser in the conky scripting I have setup for several other players. These scripts bring the dbus information to the conky screen using standard MPRIS protocol.  This would bring in many Conky users who look for this in their players

Full MPRIS is a feature in all major players.

For me, I love gmusicbrowser, but will not use it without this feature.

Thank you.