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Steven

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The original mock-up had the Artist as the centre line (inside the box) with the track title above. IMHO this looks better is more traditional for jukebox cards.
Although you can change the order of the fields in the customise panel, the first item takes the priority "fg" colour and the second and third line take the "fg2" colour.  The field in the center should have the "fg" and the two get the "fg2".
the ordering, font and contrast can be overriden, so if i get rid of fg2 and leave it up to the user to set the override the contrast then the original mock up can be re-created.
It was intentional to put Track Title at the top in bold so it stands out more

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It was intentional to put Track Title at the top in bold so it stands out more
But I think whatever is in the center square should be bold, so
if i get rid of fg2 and leave it up to the user to set the override the contrast then the original mock up can be re-created.
that would be a good compromise  :D

More for that error above (REPLY #59): It only occurs when tracks are playing.
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But I think whatever is in the center square should be bold, so
you can already override the fonts as well

http://www.mediafire.com/file/rkx9mn38mybdpaa/MusicBee.zip/file

this version has the bug fixed and removes support for fg2 - the user can override the contrast to get a similar effect. The contrast for new users will set 50 for the bottom 2 lines

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this version has the bug fixed and removes support for fg2

Thank you. Looks great.
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Also hiccup's original had grouping by decades. Maybe that could be added.
I will have a look at that but not promising

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Also hiccup's original had grouping by decades. Maybe that could be added.
I will have a look at that but not promising

If it's going to be done, I think it should not just look at the standard 'year' tag, since many of us will have that populated with a recent date of a compilation album or a re-released remaster.
And you don't want to see those dates for your 'singles'.

So it should be possible to have an 'original year' used, but since different users will use different tags for that purpose, it would need to be configurable in the Jukebox view settings.

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@Steven - will you be adding "View: Show Jukebox" as a command button and hotkey option to 3.4?

How about just having "+⏵" for the cue icon. After all it's literally adding it to the playlist.
+1 While the latest iteration from Steven is better (an icon showing a 'list' and a '+') I think believer's suggestion is spot on.

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When you don't have enough tracks to fill all the cards in a row, maybe the row could be padded out with empty cards to increase the "Jukebox" feel.
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Otherwise everything else looks great!
I agree. This took off very quickly after hibernating for for more than two years, and now looks quite polished.
Nicely done Steven.
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Also hiccup's original had grouping by decades. Maybe that could be added.
@Steven - will you be adding "View: Show Jukebox" as a command button and hotkey option to 3.4?
these are now implemented
http://www.mediafire.com/file/rkx9mn38mybdpaa/MusicBee.zip/file

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When you don't have enough tracks to fill all the cards in a row, maybe the row could be padded out with empty cards to increase the "Jukebox" feel.
I am not really getting this one but have done that
http://www.mediafire.com/file/rkx9mn38mybdpaa/MusicBee.zip/file


I don't have any more planned changes but of course will respond to further requests as people use this more
Last Edit: May 26, 2020, 10:09:38 AM by Steven

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When you don't have enough tracks to fill all the cards in a row, maybe the row could be padded out with empty cards to increase the "Jukebox" feel.
I am not really getting this one but have done that
http://www.mediafire.com/file/rkx9mn38mybdpaa/MusicBee.zip/file

I don't have any more planned changes but of course will respond to further requests as people use this more

I am not sure if displaying a normal card without text would look good.
But perhaps an element such as NoCard bg=  could be nice.

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When you don't have enough tracks to fill all the cards in a row, maybe the row could be padded out with empty cards to increase the "Jukebox" feel.
I am not really getting this one but have done that
http://www.mediafire.com/file/rkx9mn38mybdpaa/MusicBee.zip/file

Thanks heaps Steven. Looks good.

When I was able to visit pubs (before COVID-19), some of them would have jukeboxes with flip-thru pages and cards just like hiccup's design.
Some played singles, some played albums, but they would often have blank cards where there was more space in the machine, but no tracks allocated to those selections.
This addition, to me anyway, gives it a more authentic tone.
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When I was able to visit pubs (before COVID-19), some of them would have jukeboxes with flip-thru pages and cards just like hiccup's design.
Some played singles, some played albums, but they would often have blank cards where there was more space in the machine, but no tracks allocated to those selections.
This addition, to me anyway, gives it a more authentic tone.

Working on a candy-cane neon Wurlitzer skin already? ;-)

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Working on a candy-cane neon Wurlitzer skin already? ;-)

I wasn't. But that just might be the inspiration to get me back to do some skinning work  8)
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Working on a candy-cane neon Wurlitzer skin already? ;-)

I wasn't. But that just might be the inspiration to get me back to do some skinning work  8)

That could be nice.
I am probably going to pass on trying to create an actual jukebox look.
It's probably beyond my talents, and I still haven't been able to find the colour 'chrome' in my photoshop toolbox ;-)

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@Steven thank you!

I have an ultrawide monitor and it looks incredible.