Author Topic: Dual Monitors and  (Read 3002 times)

SmashTheState

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When using two monitors (specifically on Windows 7) I generally keep musicbee on the secondary monitor. When musicbee is not the active window the popup displaying track information when a new track starts playing shows up on the bottom right (tray icon area) of the primary screen's toolbar (expected and desirable behaviour). However left clicking the tray icon when 'single click action' is set to 'show track information' displays that popup on the bottom right of the secondary screen instead of the primary (I assume this is because the player is located there though this does not seem to matter for the automatic popup on track change). I am unsure if this is a bug (if not apologies for using the incorrect section of the forum) but it seems strange for it to work differently in both cases and I cannot see an option to change it.

This is perhaps not the clearest description, I can try to explain things more effectively or provide a (poorly made) image to help illustrate what I mean if necessary.

mseiei

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experiencing the same ''issue'' also not sure if it's a bug, but the position of the New Track and Tray Click popup feels inconsistent, it should have and option to set the monitor/place or a remember the last position it was set

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Coogan

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When the pop-up is displayed, you can click on it and drag it to which ever monitor you would like it to be
displayed on.

Coogan
My MusicBee Version:
3.5.8878

SmashTheState

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When the pop-up is displayed, you can click on it and drag it to which ever monitor you would like it to be
displayed on.

Coogan

This works only for the automatic 'new track playing' notification, the pop-up that appears when I left click the tray icon to manually bring up the current track information always appears on the second monitor even if I drag it across to the primary monitor and try again. As that other poster said this strange inconsistency between the automatic-on-next-track and manual-click-on-tray pop-ups is the problem, ideally both should always appear in the same place and that place should be modifiable by dragging the pop-up. Even better would be an option to manually specify the screen it appears on in the options menu but I can live with only having the drag option.

Steven

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i have changed the popup to share the location used by the auto-invoked popup:

http://musicbee.niblseed.com/V3_1/MusicBee31_Patched.zip
unzip and replace the existing musicbee application files

SmashTheState

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i have changed the popup to share the location used by the auto-invoked popup:

http://musicbee.niblseed.com/V3_1/MusicBee31_Patched.zip
unzip and replace the existing musicbee application files

I've downloaded this and it works perfectly, many thanks.
I'm not sure how things with musicbee work, do I have to re-apply this patch every time I update?

phred

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I'm not sure how things with musicbee work, do I have to re-apply this patch every time I update?
No.
Think of 'patches' as incremental updates. Changes in today's patch are including in all patches, updates, and final releases going forward. Unless, of course, a feature or option is depreciated/removed.

Just continue to update via patches whenever you wish and you won't need this particular patch again.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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lordmahdi

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i have changed the popup to share the location used by the auto-invoked popup:

http://musicbee.niblseed.com/V3_1/MusicBee31_Patched.zip
unzip and replace the existing musicbee application files
hello sir, i have the same problem, but that link doesn't work anymore.. can you upload it again plz?

frankz

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This thread is from two and a half years ago.  You don't need that patch any more. All of the changes in it plus two and a half years of more changes are in the most recent version.