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  • wilhen01
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Foobar/facets - set album art to display now playing?
This is prolly a pretty simple thing to fix but I just can't find the option to save my life! I've just switched from iTunes + MP + foobar passthru over to foobar (got sick of the instability of the iTunes multi-plugin). I went with the facets component since it pretty much mimicks the iTunes interface, and for the most part it's brilliant! However I have an issue with the artwork panel, it always displays artwork for what's currently selected rather than what's currently playing. Is there a way to change this?

  • hot4mix
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Foobar/facets - set album art to display now playing?
Reply #1
sorry dude not gonna be of much help
but i wud recommend using ColumnsUI
you can customize to whatever look u like and artwork panel is customizable
though it displays what currently playing instead of the currently selected

  • carpman
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Foobar/facets - set album art to display now playing?
Reply #2
I don't use facets, but isn't this a "cursor follows playback issue"?

Main Menu > Playback > [Make sure "playback follows cursor" is unticked] > Tick "Cursor follows playback"

I might be wrong, but see if that helps.

C.
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  • wilhen01
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Foobar/facets - set album art to display now playing?
Reply #3
hot4mix - I tired Columns UI but overall I found facets a lot better with a lot less setup required

carpman - Tried that, doesn't work

I'm guessing facets just doesn't allow this particular customization which is a shame...

  • tpijag
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Foobar/facets - set album art to display now playing?
Reply #4
It is just the nature of the default user interface and it's art viewer.

Not much you can do. Keep in mind double clicking on the status bar will bring you back to the now playing track which also refocuses your album art.

Not a fix, but sometimes what disturbs people is simply that they get lost browsing and wonder where amongst various playlists they started from

terry
  • Last Edit: 16 June, 2009, 01:47:59 AM by tpijag

  • Melomane
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Foobar/facets - set album art to display now playing?
Reply #5
easy!

album art display is set to playing item when nothing is selected, so:

CLICK ON EMPTY AERA IN:

playlist manager
playlist
facet

now album art display playing item...

also hit space bar!
working allways but not with facet (bug)

also you can click on search aera in facet and album list , playback order  ....
  • Last Edit: 16 June, 2009, 08:16:45 AM by Melomane
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  • wolfkin
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Foobar/facets - set album art to display now playing?
Reply #6
This ancient topic has caught my eye because it was a problem I had.

Just because this apparently has so much SEO I feel like here's how it works. I presume that FooBar has grown up a bit since then. But the default is still to play the currently selected track rather than the currently playing track. There is no way to select 'nothing' as a previous post once suggested once upon a time. But here what does work at the moment

Library > Configure > Display

Selection Viewers > "Prefer Currently Playing Track"  which is the second radio button option from the default of "Prefer current selection"

anyway I hope this helps someone else. Being somewhat new to foobar I'm not 100% on what faucets is but I presume it was the default UI. My suggestion works for me on the current default UI which is just labeled default UI. Cheers.
  • Last Edit: 20 June, 2015, 12:33:43 AM by wolfkin