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Reply #150
I'm not sure if it's possible to use it in other components, but if you want to go back to the old style for the sake of consistency, you can do so by changing the "selection" color in the preferences.

On the topic of the selection rectangle, I have a little minor glitch.  The selection rectangle for the currently selected track (when active) draws the blue gradient aero-style rectangle AND a black wireframe rectangle around that.  Is this normal?

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Reply #151
Yes. That's how you know which track/item is focused and not merely selected.

see:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd...28VS.85%29.aspx
  • Last Edit: 14 January, 2010, 08:38:54 PM by shakey_snake
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Reply #152
Oh, I see.  That makes sense, but other Windows apps don't seem to do that.

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Reply #153
Hitchhiker's right, if you look at how Explorer does it, the highlight rectangle is a darker color if it's focused, otherwise it's lighter.  Never do you see a black outline around the current selection like in fb2k.
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Reply #154
The fb2k's various focus rectangles don't appear to be "aero-styled", no (neither is the album list), but there certainly still is a focus rectangle in explorer.

e.g. Highlight a single item in explorer then ctrl+click that item.
  • Last Edit: 14 January, 2010, 10:09:44 PM by shakey_snake
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Reply #155
Okay, yeah, I see what you mean now.  Explorer's focus outline isn't quite as dark as fb2k's though (it's bluish like the rest of the rectangle, where in fb2k even in the Aero-styled playlist view it's either black or a really dark gray).  Not sure why, though, I assume foobar is using built-in Windows functions to render the listview?
  • Last Edit: 14 January, 2010, 10:20:00 PM by fatcerberus1

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Reply #156
Oh, I see now.  Still, in explorer it doesn't appear to draw a second rectangle around the selected item like it does in foobar.  It's not a big deal or anything, just a bit ugly.

I'd also like to see row highlighting in the playlist when the mouse hovers over items like it does in explorer and WMP.

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Reply #157
I'd also love to see the currently playing track highlighted a different colour.

At the moment all we get to see what track is playing is that insignificant little greater than arrow.

The fact that the last track you highlighted stays highlighted while another track is playing is to be quite off putting.

I know it is on Foobars To Do List. But It would seem to be relatively easy to program (seeing as how they already have the little arrow moving down).

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Reply #158
I'd also love to see the currently playing track highlighted a different colour.
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I know it is on Foobars To Do List.
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It's here as of 1.0
See this thread and/or Help->Title Formatting Help
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Reply #159
Also main menu > Playback > Cursor follows playback, anyone?
Full-quoting makes you scroll past the same junk over and over.

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Reply #160
Congratulations foobar2000. 
I've been waiting 1.0 since several years ago, lol.

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Reply #161
I'm missing the actions Properties (metadata tab) and (properties tab) or are they still there?

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Reply #162
Congratulations for the 1.x release! 
I've been using Foobar2000 since version 0.8.3 and oh boy what a long journey since then 
Anyway this gets me very exited! Keep up the great job!
I think I become more fanatic with Foobar2000 

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Reply #163
Again, A big thanks to Peter and everyone who contributed to this historical version of foobar which was already perfect in my opinion ! This player really changed my life  .


Well actually I still got something very embarassing  , I know I should have tested the beta, but unfortunatly I didn't have internet, I was on holiday... So here's the problem :


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Portable installs now remember Media Library paths relatively to the install folder.


If I understand well, I get my external hard drive, on one computer the letter is H:\ the playlist works, on the other one it is F:\ it should works considering this quote but it doesn't, do I have to put the music in a special directory ? I tried recopying the music and remaking the playlists in foobar's directory, it did not work, can somebody help me or point me a component for this ? (I heard about something called foo_revive or so but I didn't find it...)  What I do now is making special folders to be able to recreate playlists in a couple of minutes.

Thank you very much,

Thib

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Reply #164
This was something I complained about recently, too.  Media Library is relative, but .fpl playlists or not.  foo_playlist_revive is your only option for now.

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=73910

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Reply #165
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This was something I complained about recently, too. Media Library is relative, but .fpl playlists or not. foo_playlist_revive is your only option for now.

http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=73910


Thanks pal, a little operation but works like a charm 

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Reply #166
Thank you, Peter! Foobar2000 has always been my favorite program. 

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Reply #167
Also main menu > Playback > Cursor follows playback, anyone?



Brilliant !
Thanks a million for that - I have been wanting my highlight bar to follow the song being played for years and maybe it was there just above my nose !

Thanks

And yes thanks again Peter for Foobar (just so glad we finally got to ver 1.00)
Microsoft usually need to get to version 3.00 before they got a useable product !

Kind Regards

Digby

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Reply #168
I'm missing the actions Properties (metadata tab) and (properties tab) or are they still there?

I've noticed this too. In previous versions of foobar, I had separate keyboard shortcuts for Properties (metadata tab)" and "Properties (properties tab)" which was pretty convenient for me. Those shortcuts were the only two that didn't transfer, and now the only option I can find is "Properites" which goes to the metadata tab by default.
It's not a big deal, but I'm curious as to whether this was nixed for a reason (vs. just working out that way).
God kills a kitten every time you encode with CBR 320

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Reply #169
.. I had separate keyboard shortcuts for Properties (metadata tab)" and "Properties (properties tab)" which was pretty convenient for me.

I noticed this during the beta stage and have requested to bring the action "Properties (properties tab)" back. The silence was deafening .
My guess is that the goal was to have only one Properties thing. But it could have been called any name really and in any of the context menu categories (or not in any at all) for the purpose of having a keyboard shortcut.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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Reply #170
I really hate what happened to the context menus, and I think that's awful and backwards but otherwise it seems nice so far!


i think the same. what is the reason for this?

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Reply #171
hi, i have a problem with the artreader of 1.0
If i my artist name is "*shels" and i use %artist% in the path it wont find anything. '*' is forbidden in a file path so those special  characters should be removed from search path by the artreader.

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Reply #172
Album art uses the same replacement rules as the file operations component, where * is replaced by x.

Your image should be loaded after renaming it to xshels.jpg.

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Reply #173
Very good to know. Where can i find those replacement rules?

EDIT: found them, but using the funtion $ansi or $ascii doesnt work. i want to clear that string "D:/Martin/My Documents/My Music/LastFmData/*shels.lastfm" but it doesnt
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Reply #174
Is there any way to recreate the old "View Now Playing" behavior? Currently, when that command is executed, a popup balloon appears over the foobar icon and displays the current playing track. The old behavior actually changed the focus of the selection to the track that was currently playing.

This was very useful when a lot of playlists were open and you wanted to quickly go to the one that was playing.