Author Topic: Tab layout on the Now Playing Playlist view  (Read 3506 times)

vivadavid

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Hello, Steve,

I don’t know if this is exactly a wishlist item, but you suggested opening a thread, and so I am doing.

I’d like to propose to disconnect (if this is the right word) two features: displaying Details, Artwork and Lyrics in tabs on the right sidebar, on the one hand, and displaying the Now Playing list on the aforementioned right sidebar, on the other hand.

The consequences of this connection, of these two features being linked, is that, when you are on the Now Playing Playlist, there’s no way of having Details, Artwork and Lyrics displayed in tabs, since the Now Playing list can’t be turned on.

If you go, on the right sidebar, to Customize panel settings, you’ll see that, as I’ve just said, the Now Playing list can’t be turned on and that prevents the user from selecting the layout in tabs for Details, Artwork and Lyrics, which is the best layout in my opinion.

Here are two captions you may find useful:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17615125/Capture_1.png

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17615125/Capture_2.png

I hope I explained myself well.

Thanks,

David


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this version has some more flexibility when no now playing list is displayed - you can have a horizontal tab layout if you want now.
The default behavior for the Now Playing node is as now but you can override and set horiztal tabs in this config as well
http://musicbee.niblseed.com/V2_2/MusicBee_Exe_Patched.zip

vivadavid

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Thank you, Steven!!

You've successfully fixed both the layout  and the lyrics issues, and it looks great now, especially because the artist picture can take advantage of the space taken before by the lyrics, as you can see here (although the results vary depending on the dimensions of the photographs):

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17615125/foros/Musicbee/nowplaying.png

I wanted to mention something, though: when I am in the Now Playing Playlist (more specifically on the Now Playing tab, as you can see on the caption), if I switch to the Playing Track Tab and then I switch back again to the Now Playing tab, I'm automatically taking to the Music tab of my library. Is this normal? You can compare the previous caption to this one:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17615125/foros/Musicbee/nowplaying.png

Thank you so much again,

David

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You have posted the same image in both links and i am afraid i have no idea what you mean.

vivadavid

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It's true: my mistake!

This is where I am (Now Playing Playlist -- Now Playing Tab):

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17615125/foros/Musicbee/nowplaying.png

Then I click on the Playing Track tab, and, in order to go back where I was, I click again on the Now Playing Tab. I should be again at the same place displayed on the previous caption. However, this is where MB has taken me to:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17615125/foros/Musicbee/issue.png

Maybe I'm missing something?

vivadavid

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Correction: now this "strange" behaviour doesn't happen any more. One those of those things... I'm sorry: if I notice something again, I'll pay more attention to give you more information.

David