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Title: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on December 30, 2010, 21:51:08
The name is a tribute to a great game.

Preview:
http://fav.me/d369upk
or
http://fav.me/d36hrer (Includes a link to a video on YouTube.)

At this point there is no longer the code. I set up a repository on github (https://github.com/aboettger/gmusicbrowser). The only file that I change at the moment is the file "layouts". Maybe my changes will eventually move into the main branch ...
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 03, 2011, 03:34:18
Update, a modified main window.
http://fav.me/d369upk
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: cardiacanesthesia on January 03, 2011, 22:29:59
hi
a very nice layout.
can you do a small thing for me?
make a queue on the right side in place of context pane
like that in media monkey default
and the upper filter pane to show genres in place of years...
i would be grateful
dr subodh
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 04, 2011, 01:01:56
Modifications on the main window.

With the new version you can put the genre and / or year to display. You need to enlarge or shrink the area.
Likewise, you go ahead, so that only the queue is visible on the right.

Sorry for my english:
http://translate.google.com/#de|en|Mit%20der%20neuen%20Version%20kannst%20du%20dir%20das%20Genre%20und%2Foder%20das%20Jahr%20anzeigen%20lassen.%20Du%20musst%20dazu%20den%20Bereich%20vergr%C3%B6%C3%9Fern%20oder%20verkleinern.%0AEbenso%20gehst%20du%20vor%2C%20damit%20nur%20die%20Warteschlange%20auf%20der%20rechten%20Seite%20sichtbar%20ist. (http://translate.google.com/#de|en|Mit%20der%20neuen%20Version%20kannst%20du%20dir%20das%20Genre%20und%2Foder%20das%20Jahr%20anzeigen%20lassen.%20Du%20musst%20dazu%20den%20Bereich%20vergr%C3%B6%C3%9Fern%20oder%20verkleinern.%0AEbenso%20gehst%20du%20vor%2C%20damit%20nur%20die%20Warteschlange%20auf%20der%20rechten%20Seite%20sichtbar%20ist.)
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: cardiacanesthesia on January 04, 2011, 07:44:14
hi friend
thanks for quick reply
i changed year filter pane to genres by adding tab
but i can still not put the queue from down to right side.. like it is in itunes or mediamonkey or even windows media player
can you explain how to do that
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: pyropingvin on January 04, 2011, 20:21:55
can you put a button to remove all songs from queue list, that is the only thing i miss.

anyway thanks for great layout  ;D

Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: cardiacanesthesia on January 05, 2011, 16:02:26
moreover if i could get a menu or button somewhere to change the weighted list preferences
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 05, 2011, 20:15:20
but i can still not put the queue from down to right side.. like it is in itunes or mediamonkey or even windows media player
can you explain how to do that

The new code should be the queue already placed on the right. Below the context. You can minimize the context then.
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 06, 2011, 01:48:08
Here is a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQt_rPmR-s8
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: cardiacanesthesia on January 06, 2011, 06:02:31
thanks for the reply
probably because i don't understand programming at all....
isn't the new code on this forum on the top?on 30 dec post?
the link you pasted for the new code leads to a devianart page where there is an image and a  git commit.
do i create the code somehow from that?
because in ur youtube video it looks so cool but in my system actually there is no context pane at all on the right even in the full view?
forgive my stupidity
subodh
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: cardiacanesthesia on January 06, 2011, 06:28:18
hey man
finally i got to your GIT repository
and copied the layout
and now it is working like magic
thanks for helping me out
keep up the good work
Dr subodh
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: cardiacanesthesia on January 06, 2011, 06:34:02
now the only thing i miss is a button or a menu to change the queue options or to change the weighted order preferences
is it there somewhere and i am not able to find it?
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 06, 2011, 16:43:58
now the only thing i miss is a button or a menu to change the queue options or to change the weighted order preferences
is it there somewhere and i am not able to find it?

I hope I understand you correctly. Do you think maybe the button, located above the song list on the left?
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: cardiacanesthesia on January 06, 2011, 17:28:57
hi
yes i needed that button
but i copied it from another layout the "itunes like" layout
not very symmetrical but useful
now i think i have got the perfect layout for my needs.
although there is one small issue, if i try to edit the star rating from the currently playing song (HB current track box), it acts clumsy. however right click and set rating works without problem.
thanks for all your support
keep up the good work
Dr Subodh
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 06, 2011, 19:14:06
although there is one small issue, if i try to edit the star rating from the currently playing song (HB current track box), it acts clumsy. however right click and set rating works without problem.

It surprises me now. I have no idea why this does not work. ???
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: urlwolf on January 07, 2011, 22:14:22
Wonderful layout.
Is there any way to map a shortcut to the main search box?
Is the one thing I'm missing. That, and a 'clear search box' shortcut... glorious :)

Of course... I could map it to the search window, but it's distracting on xmonad (it's not a floating window, it takes the entire space the player window was using).
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 08, 2011, 02:13:24
A new revision is in the repository: https://github.com/aboettger/gmusicbrowser
The changes were made in the file "layouts": https://github.com/aboettger/gmusicbrowser/blob/master/layouts


Code: [Select]
commit bac53556173cd0a85be448520043687e6d263a3d
Author: Andreas Böttger
Date:   Fri Jan 7 22:04:38 2011 +0100

    Add a toggle button for a reduced view. Cover, controls and queue visible.

commit 410160273b25e48584769e4707e77502a044ebfb
Author: Andreas Böttger
Date:   Fri Jan 7 21:29:05 2011 +0100

    Add a keybinding:   ctrl-k - place focus on main search
                        ctrl-space - go to current song

    Add a new button for the treeview: go to current song
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 08, 2011, 02:14:35
Of course... I could map it to the search window, but it's distracting on xmonad (it's not a floating window, it takes the entire space the player window was using).

I think that this is not readily possible.
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: ochosi on January 08, 2011, 15:37:19
'clear searchbox' should be Esc.
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: urlwolf on January 08, 2011, 16:00:24
not the big searchbox on this layout. The tiny one on the music lister, yes.
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 08, 2011, 18:44:55
not the big searchbox on this layout. The tiny one on the music lister, yes.

Which keyboard shortcuts you take for it?
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 08, 2011, 18:48:13
'clear searchbox' should be Esc.


Can I put a shortcut to a button?
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: urlwolf on January 08, 2011, 19:18:22
not the big searchbox on this layout. The tiny one on the music lister, yes.

Which keyboard shortcuts you take for it?
ctrl+f brings a small search box on all gtk widgets that list things, I think. Tiny one on bottom right.
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 11, 2011, 01:50:11
A new version is in the git repository.
Screenshots: http://fav.me/d36vm2k

I have also switched to a dark GTK theme (http://fav.me/d35xysb).
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 13, 2011, 17:18:36
New version in Git repository
* Added: Icon Theme "awoken"
Title: Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on January 14, 2011, 23:01:58
Very, very, very good layout.
Very versatile (if you don't want that, hide it !)

Few details :
* "next artist/next album" "picture album" "rew/pause/foward" should be independant. Actually I want to hide "next artist/next album" "picture album" and I want to show "rew/pause/foward" and it's not possible
* Context/queue (and why not /list played) seems to me better in a tab than in a hide-able window
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 15, 2011, 01:12:08
Add some new groups in the development branch:

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{Group showHidePicture}
title   = Show/Hide picture
head    = 10
tail    = 15
vmin    = pic:h+10
#vcollapse= pic1:h+10
vcollapse= title:h
left    = pic:w+2
pic     : +aapic(y=title:h+title:y+4,picsize=100,ypad=2)
pic1    : -aapic(y=title:h+title:y+4,picsize=50,ypad=2)
#title   : -text(markup='<small><b>'.pesc($album).'</b></small>\n'.'<small>'.pesc($artist).'</small>',pad=0)
title   : -text(markup='<big><b>+</b></big>'.' <small><b>'.pesc($album).'</b>'.' by '.'<b>'.pesc($artist).'</b></small>',pad=0)

{Group albuminfo}
title   = Show artist, album, year
head    = 80
vcollapse= 100
vmin    = 100
left    = 2
title   : +text(pad=4, markup='\n<b><big>'.pesc($album).'</big></b>'.'\n'.pesc($artist).'\n'.\
           if(showyear && $year,'('.pesc($year).')'),\
    init_markup='',)
title1  : -text(pad=4, markup='\n<b><big>'.pesc($album).'</big></b>'.'\n'.pesc($artist).'\n'.\
            if(showyear && $year,'('.pesc($year).')'),\
    init_markup='',)
showyear : OptionBoolean(default=0,name='Show year')

{Group simplest}
title=Simple title without any
head=title:h
left=2
vcollapse=head
title: text(markup=pesc($title),pad=4)

and the EpicRating (http://github.com/orospakr/gmusicbrowser-epicrating ) plugin.
Title: Re:Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 15, 2011, 02:17:58
Thank you  :)

* "next artist/next album" "picture album" "rew/pause/foward" should be independant. Actually I want to hide "next artist/next album" "picture album" and I want to show "rew/pause/foward" and it's not possible
With the recent development branch that is possible.
Title: Re:Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 15, 2011, 22:01:38
* Context/queue (and why not /list played) seems to me better in a tab than in a hide-able window

Done, see the latest development branch.
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 17, 2011, 03:04:27
And the next version is going on.
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: cardiacanesthesia on January 17, 2011, 14:16:19
Wow! What next?
dear, whenever you upload a new version i go to the repository, layouts file and copy the text of arkanoid portion of  file in a new file in my layouts folder. it works fine
is this the usual way or do i need to add ur repository and do something like sudo get-update. forgive my ignorance
i am new to all this
thanks
subodh
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 17, 2011, 14:39:04
Sorry, there is no repository on Launchpad that includes my changes.
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 17, 2011, 14:54:12
You can clone my repository. It contains the current official state code plus some additions.

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git clone http://github.com/aboettger/gmusicbrowser.git
To use the development branch:
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git checkout -b development origin/development
To use the my master branch:
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git checkout master
To update the development branch with the latest version:
Code: [Select]
git fetch
git merge origin/development

Youn can install gmb with
Code: [Select]
sudo make installor you can start with
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./gmusicbrowser.pl
Title: Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: shamen456 on January 19, 2011, 01:39:29
wow...

your layout look nice...

can you post the .layout file or give a link to it ?
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 19, 2011, 02:05:52
It's a part of my gmusicbrowser fork (It's nothing bad. The changes should go back into squentins work ).
Currently in the development branch:  https://github.com/aboettger/gmusicbrowser/tree/development
Title: Re : Re:Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on January 20, 2011, 00:55:42
* Context/queue (and why not /list played) seems to me better in a tab than in a hide-able window

Done, see the latest development branch.

Thanks !
Title: Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on January 20, 2011, 01:04:30
May be "settings icon" close to the menu/volume/etc. buttons ?
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 20, 2011, 01:25:21
An extra button for settings? The menu item is in the main menu on the right.
I would not like to use more space for another button.
Title: Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on January 20, 2011, 01:48:19
OK (I often use "settings" choice in the "menu", to check new songs, switch to "List layout", but it doesn't matter)
I ask the tabs, it's usefull, but I ask myself if the tabs aren't breaking the layout original harmony...
What is your opinion ?
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: cardiacanesthesia on January 21, 2011, 19:01:02
Dear,
can there be a fullscreen layout like the arkanoid but showing the queue
i have a 22 inches monitor which has lots of space remaining after the image and buttons
a queue would be nice
i think it will make you 5 mins to write the code
thanks in advance
subodh
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 21, 2011, 20:26:40
Done in the latest development branch.
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 21, 2011, 20:28:31
Ask me for a different look.
Title: Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on January 21, 2011, 22:01:01
I have a problem. May be it's a GMB bug :
Buttons in queue list haven't any effect.
And when I clear the queue by "CTRL-A\right clic\delete from queue", it clears the queue AND the static playlist opened behind.
An idea ?
Title: Re : Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on January 21, 2011, 22:10:16
Done in the latest development branch.
The information about songs selected has disapear in new version (# song, duration, weight), in the bottom of Songtree, and I need it !
And now, song/album/artist on the top left isn't very gorgeous, take a look :
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5926513/Eventually%20-%20gmusicbrowser_001.png)
Thx a lot.
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 22, 2011, 00:42:33
See the lastest development branch.

The lists on the right are now slightly above.
Songtree stats now on the top
Title, Album, Artist and Stars are now on a independently pane.
This area can be resized. The right of the display for the pane is the handle.
Title: Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on January 22, 2011, 01:21:37
OK, thx a lot.
(I like the right panel, closed to the list panel of the default "list view" very usefull)
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 25, 2011, 02:13:11
Some changes in the development branch.
The lastfm2gmb plugin doesn't works at the moment. But here is the original: https://github.com/bor/lastfm2gmb
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: cardiacanesthesia on January 25, 2011, 10:56:56
The fullscreen with Queue is great. I exactly wanted that.
however in previous two development changes, my GMB crashes if i Attempt to change the song or even attempt to rate a song
i am working with the version before that
dunno why
have any clue?
subodh
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 25, 2011, 15:37:48
however in previous two development changes, my GMB crashes if i Attempt to change the song or even attempt to rate a song
i am working with the version before that
dunno why
have any clue?
subodh

in fullscreen or player?
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: cardiacanesthesia on January 26, 2011, 07:36:13
In player
when i use the latest arkanoid layout
the player suddenly exits without any warning on changing the song or attempting to rate or any other minor action
i am sticking to older version of arkanoid
nevertheless it is too good
i dont have any problem with fullscreen with queue, i made a small layout of that and use it as default fullscreen
it works great
does it have to do with some theme change you did?
subodh
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 26, 2011, 22:08:35
We should ask squentin. I have no idea. :(
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on January 26, 2011, 23:46:38
With the latest development branch also splits the layout "Arkanoid" in the two layouts "Arkanoid" and "Arkanoid alternative".

A new feature is a button that lets you hide the SavedFilter pane.

"Arkanoid"
Saved filters next to the SongTree

"Arkanoid alternative"
Saved filters below the cover picture (the original state)

Who it trusts that can duplicate the configuration for the layout "Arkanoid" and rename to "Arkanoid alternative".

Here is a snippet of my gmbrc ( /home/andreas/.config/gmusicbrowser/gmbrc):
Code: [Select]
Layouts:
  Arkanoid:
    FilterPane0:
      hidebb: 1
      min: 1
      page: artist
      page_artist:
        lmarkup: 0|0
        lpicsize: 0|0
        sort: default|default
        type: artist|0
      pages: artist
    FilterPane1:
      hidebb: 1
      min: 1
      page: album
      page_album:
        depth: 1
        lmarkup: 1|0
        lpicsize: 64|0
        mmarkup: below
        mode: mosaic
        mpicsize: 128
        sort: year|default
        type: album|year
      pages: album
    FilterPane2:
      hidebb: 1
      min: 1
      page: year
      page_year:
        cloud_min: 8
        mode: cloud
        sort: year
      pages: year
    FilterPane4:
      hidebb: 0
      min: 1
      page: savedtree
      page_added:
        type: added.year
      page_lastplay:
        type: lastplay.year
      pages: savedtree|artist|album|genre|label|added|folder|lastplay|rating|Top100
    FilterPane5:
      hidebb: 1
      min: 1
      page: genre
      page_genre:
        cloud_min: 8
        mode: cloud
        sort: alpha
      pages: genre
    HPContent:
      size: 1462-450
    HPControlsInfoAndSearch:
      size: 1793-119
    HPCurrentTrack:
      size: 489-967
    HPFilterPaneAndSongTree:
      size: 261-33
    HPTitleAndFiller:
      size: 580-876
    HPfp0:
      size: 0-961
    HPfpSongInfo_Search:
      size: 1469-318
    SimpleSearch:
      autofilter: 1
      fields: title|artist|album
    SongTree:
      cols: playandqueue title track ratingpic artist album
      colwidth: No1 52 Top10 83 Top100 51 Top20 46 album 228 artist 263 comment 111 playandqueue 22 playcount 26 ratingpic 138 skipcount 24 title 465 track 28
      follow: 1
      grouping: album|artistalbum_breadcrumbs(picsize=100)|disc|customprefix(prefix=CD,style=normal,weight=bold,xpad=4,ypad=4)|No1|customprefix(prefix=No1,style=normal,weight=bold,xpad=2,ypad=2)|Top100|customprefix(prefix=Top%20100,style=normal,weight=bold,xpad=0,ypad=2)
      isearchfields: title
      sort: album disc path track
    TabbedLists:
      page: '+PlayList'
      page_opt:
        "@same_album":
          children_opt:
            SongTree:
              cols: playandqueue title ratingpic
              colwidth: No1 52 Top10 83 Top100 51 Top20 46 album 228 artist 263 comment 111 playandqueue 22 playcount 26 ratingpic 125 skipcount 24 title 329 track 28
              follow: 1
              grouping: album|artistalbum_breadcrumbs(picsize=50)|year|simple|disc|discleft(width=15)
              isearchfields: title
              sort: album disc path track
        "@same_artist":
          children_opt:
            SongTree:
              cols: playandqueue title ratingpic
              colwidth: No1 52 Top10 83 Top100 51 Top20 46 album 228 artist 263 comment 111 playandqueue 22 playcount 26 ratingpic 125 skipcount 24 title 329 track 28
              follow: 1
              grouping: album|artistalbum_breadcrumbs(picsize=50)|year|simple|disc|discleft(width=15)
              isearchfields: title
              sort: album disc path track
        "@same_title":
          children_opt:
            SongTree:
              cols: playandqueue title track
              colwidth: No1 52 Top10 83 Top100 51 Top20 46 album 228 artist 263 comment 111 playandqueue 22 playcount 26 ratingpic 125 skipcount 24 title 245 track 28
              follow: 1
              grouping: album|artistalbum_breadcrumbs(picsize=50)|year|simple|disc|discleft(width=15)
              isearchfields: title
              sort: album disc path track
        PlayList:
          cols: playandqueue title artist album year length track file lastplay playcount rating
          colwidth: album 200 artist 200 file 400 lastplay 100 length 50 playandqueue 20 playcount 50 rating 80 title 270 track 40 year 40
          follow: 1
          sort: shuffle
        PluginArtistinfo:
          site: similar
        PluginLyrics:
          follow: 1
          font: Normal 9
          justification: left
        QueueList:
          cols: playandqueue title
          colwidth: Top10 100 Top100 327 album 290 artist 200 file 400 lastplay 202 length 58 playandqueue 20 playcount 50 rating 429 title 1088 track 48 year 58
          follow: ''
          sort: '-playcount'
      pages: '+PluginArtistinfo +PluginLyrics [email protected]_title [email protected]_artist [email protected]_album +QueueList +PlayList'
    Total:
      mode: list
    VPGenreYear:
      size: 0-1
    VPfp0:
      size: 197-313
    VPfp1:
      size: 0-191
    Window:
      hidden: "VBSavedFilterPane:261x510"
      pos: 0x0
      size: 1918x576
  "Arkanoid alternative":
    FilterPane0:
      hidebb: 1
      min: 1
      page: artist
      page_artist:
        lmarkup: 1
        lpicsize: 64
      pages: artist
    FilterPane1:
      hidebb: 1
      min: 1
      page: album
      page_album:
        lmarkup: 1
        lpicsize: 64
        mmarkup: below
        mode: mosaic
      pages: album
    FilterPane2:
      hidebb: 1
      min: 1
      page: year
      page_year:
        cloud_min: 8
        mode: cloud
        sort: year
      pages: year
    FilterPane4:
      hidebb: 0
      min: 1
      page: savedtree
      page_added:
        type: added.year
      page_lastplay:
        type: lastplay.year
      pages: savedtree|artist|album|genre|label|folder|added|lastplay|rating
    FilterPane5:
      hidebb: 1
      min: 1
      page: genre
      page_genre:
        cloud_min: 8
        mode: cloud
        sort: alpha
      pages: genre
    HPContent:
      size: 889-225
    HPControlsInfoAndSearch:
      size: 1002-112
    HPCurrentTrack:
      size: 198-685
    HPFilterPaneAndSongTree:
      size: 0-0
    HPTitleAndFiller:
      size: 854-29
    HPfp0:
      size: 476-203
    HPfpSongInfo_Search:
      size: 589-407
    SimpleSearch:
      autofilter: 1
      fields: title|artist|album
    SongTree:
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Title: Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on February 03, 2011, 22:42:06
Hi,

The queue buttons aren't in the recent version of Arkanoid, it seems. One are very usefull : "Empty queue" ("Q" letter in the classic layouts). Could you add it ?

The layout doesn't record the position of the left panels (small album picture / big choice panel, when I close GMB, always become the default big album picture / small choice panel). Is it normal ?

Tshaw !
Title: Re:Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on February 03, 2011, 22:55:17
The queue buttons aren't in the recent version of Arkanoid, it seems.
The second button from the left. Just above the list.

One are very usefull : "Empty queue" ("Q" letter in the classic layouts). Could you add it ?
I can't find a command for this.

The layout doesn't record the position of the left panels (small album picture / big choice panel, when I close GMB, always become the default big album picture / small choice panel). Is it normal ?
You need a newer version of gmb. This behaviour was a bug, fixed with  commit df18e2e3d95295e66b12
Title: Re:Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on February 03, 2011, 22:56:51
One are very usefull : "Empty queue" ("Q" letter in the classic layouts). Could you add it ?
I can't find a command for this.
found a command
Title: Re : Re:Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on February 03, 2011, 23:12:52
Queue buttons : I was talking about the "put up in the queue" "down in the queue" "first in the queue" "last in the queue" "clear the queue" buttons.
But I only use "Clear the queue".

Recent version : Strange ; I have an two-weeks-old version from Quentin Sculo's git.
All the other panels are recorded, except the left panel.
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on February 04, 2011, 00:10:59
two weeks ago is too old
Title: Re:Re : Re:Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on February 04, 2011, 00:12:35
Queue buttons : I was talking about the "put up in the queue" "down in the queue" "first in the queue" "last in the queue" "clear the queue" buttons.
But I only use "Clear the queue".
Ctrl-A Entf
Do you need really a button for this?
Title: Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on February 04, 2011, 00:24:49
Yes !
(there is a lot of space avaliable in the line of button !)
 ;D
Title: Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on February 05, 2011, 00:00:53
I can explain the problem with your layout, but my english is poor. Can I speak french here ?
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on February 05, 2011, 00:57:46
I don't understand french. Make a sketch. :)
or use the irc channel #gmusicbrowser on freenode

Quentin can interpret. ;)
Title: Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on February 05, 2011, 09:30:56
OK. I try in english.

Layouts have two faces.

Look and ergonomy.

Priority depends of the user.

I love look, I love ergonomy. I need both.

I have a hardest use of GMB, because music in my first hobby, and GMB is the best music browser (stable, versatile, etc.) IMO.

I LOVE your layout because it looks great. Better than all the default layouts, for the look. Not for the ergonomy.

I need some options. Without those options, GMB isn't the best.

For casual use, your layout is great.

But, for instance, a DJ is using your layout (and sometimes, I'm a DJ).

Adding tracks in the queue, change the queue because the public change or because the DJ made a mistake, clear the queue in emergency because your idea of the night was bullshit and you realise it and you want to clear that and take another start, put this tracks on the top because you need a atmosphere'boost, etc.

For casual user, the queue functionality aren't important. There are options.
For hard-core user, the clear-queue-button is the first (and the queue menu (randomize queue, etc.), the second).

When I use GMB in parties, I have to let down Arkanoid, because of the lack of queue-ergonomy.
I change to "List & context & library" or "itunes like".

You have a lot a space empty (button lines, for instance) to add buttons you even don't imagine people use them, please add the max button you can.

I love your layout. Some weeks ago, I send an email to friends using windows. I say them : for the first time I find a layout better than foobar2000 (the default foobar2000 layout is poor but it's easy to customize, and I customize it a lot, to bring foobar2000 close to the perfect browser : look and ergonomy compatibility), I was talking about Arkanoid.

But, IMO, Arkanoid needs few changes to be the ultimate layout. And it's actually close to.

Other button not avaliable : I add one or two albums each day, sometimes more. I have to check new tracks each day. Going to configuration menu for asking GMB to check the library need 2 or 3 clicks in arkanoid... Configuration access in one click is usefull (for me).

I hope you understand.

Greats.
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on February 05, 2011, 14:44:45
How about if I build a DJ-layout according to your wishes?
Given a menu item for direct switching of layouts.

Que diriez-vous si je construis un DJ-layout en fonction de vos souhaits?
Étant donné un élément de menu pour la commande directe des mises en page.
Title: Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on February 05, 2011, 16:16:25
Why not !
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on February 05, 2011, 17:01:22
Arkanoid updated in the development branch.
Title: Re:Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on February 05, 2011, 17:02:02
Why not !
your wishes please :)
Title: Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on February 07, 2011, 01:13:08
Thanx !

A tall panel on the left, to navigate easily on the numerous artists (like in itunes-like). Simple search on the top.
A central panel to affinate the navigation, like in itunes-like again (two windows on the top, only one in the button, but not Song tree, the classic in better, classic buttons between top and bottom).
But on the right, your arkanoid panel (tab with context, queue, etc).
And, in the queue tab, all the buttons to manage the queue.

Classic button (play, review, next) and album picture where you can or where you want, to make it looking great.
Perhaps on the right panel (top or bottom, I don't know, better in the top IMO).

The choice has to be from the left to the right.
Playlist first on the left, artist and album in the top center, tracks in the botom center and all the chosen tracks on the right, with the tools to change, navigate, manage the queue close to the layout queue in the right.

If you can...




Title: Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on February 07, 2011, 01:54:42
Ah : I like too the layout menu to swicth for one to one and the queue menu, but just for the "randomize" choice and I need a one-click-access to the configuration menu (for the "check library" possibility, the only one I need)
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: cardiacanesthesia on February 07, 2011, 19:00:49
hi
just adding my wishes for the same layout
a button or kinda plugin or a keyboard shortcut to append a song at the begining of the queue, just after the currently playing song. the present enqueue button adds it to the end of the queue.
secondly the choice of playlist filter if it is like a drop down list (like in banshee auto add mode), and same for the weighted random choices.
thanks
 subodh
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on February 08, 2011, 15:20:55
Update:
New rating icons
New queue icons
Title: Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on February 08, 2011, 21:50:49
Nice.
I prefer the bottom left panel behind the album picture. Usually I give to this panel all the place (hiding picture) because I have a lot of playlist.
So the alternative arkanoid is for me.
Thx.
Queue button in the queue tab are usefull.
Configuration button and check-library button are usefull too.
Good job
Title: Re : Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: mgrubert on February 10, 2011, 22:01:33
When I was on Windows, I use to use foobar2000, because it was light, versatile, sober, usefull.
And the layout conception was easy, so I took time to learn it.
And I obtain this layout :

(http://perpendiculaires.free.fr/documents/myfoobar2000layout.jpg)

Explanation :
Left panel : the same of the left bottom panel in Arkanoid but it takes all the tall, Simple search on the bottom (but it would be better on the top), playing order on the ultime bottom (repeat/random/default/etc.)
Small next left panel : a thin vertical panel with all the button (play, enqueue, stop, rew, foward, configuration, refresh, etc.)
Center panel : playlist tab / queue tab (with buttons) / etc.
Right panel : special tab panel with
And on the right bottom, under the tabs : progression bar and volume but it would be better on the top.

If you have so time, I would be happy to have the same in GMB.

Or may be I should learn to make layout with GMB :)
Title: Re: Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: cardiacanesthesia on February 11, 2011, 00:39:12
another small thing, the simple search box does not search all the variables from the metadata. can it be made to search anything related to the tracks including comments..
or may be the filter box having an option to search for "any text" in the metadata??
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on February 11, 2011, 00:42:41
I could switch, but this search box looks in dark themes not good.
Title: Re:Layout - Arkanoid
Post by: aboettger on February 11, 2011, 17:36:32
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