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foobar2000 v1.6.2 beta 1 feedback - clicking album art

Not sure if this is just how I use foobar2000, but now that v1.6.2 changes the default action of double clicking on the album art, to get the album art to be shown in Explorer (which I frequently do) takes more time. Now you have to right click and choose Show in Explorer.

Is there any hope of making the default double click behavior a toggleable advanced option, as in keep the current behavior or show in Explorer?

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Reply #1
I was about to post exactly the same request! I understand you can right click to 'view in explorer', but could this perhaps be added as default behaviour using a toggle in advanced settings or something?

This has been a fast and handy way of getting to the folder for over a decade now, I'm sure we're not the only people who use it constantly  :(

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Reply #2
I was the one who suggested the new behavior so blame me for that. :)
I think the new behavior is more practical and more modern.

Difference is, that you can set up custom keyboard shortcut to open containing folder while there is no other way around (to view cover art by keyboard shortcut).
foobar2000 plays music

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Reply #3
Perhaps an advanced settings toggle could determine which gets put in the secondary right click position, "open folder" or "open artwork"? That way everyone is happy :)

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Reply #4
Not liking this change either. Would love to see it configurable.

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Reply #5
I do not like this change either.
I often forget the new default and when i double click, like I've always done, I get an large image instead :(

An toggle or option in advanced settings wold be nice...

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Reply #6
I was the one who suggested the new behavior so blame me for that. :)
I think the new behavior is more practical and more modern.

You made a bad suggestion. It obviously isn't at all more practical if you need to do more for the same action previously.

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Reply #7
It obviously isn't at all more practical if you need to do more for the same action previously.

To me it definitely is. I enjoy to watch full screen cover art when listening to an album.
foobar2000 plays music

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Reply #8
I hardly see "enjoy full cover art" as a valid argument to have two actions to reach a result (right click, select from menu), as opposed to just one (double click) as "definitely" more practical.

For those affected by this and not wanting this here's a slight alternative. Use foo_run to create an action to open image or image folder then bind that action to a keyboard shortcut. Sure, it's not as easy as double click but at least it's an alternative choice.

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Reply #9
I hardly see "enjoy full cover art" as a valid argument to have two actions to reach a result (right click, select from menu), as opposed to just one (double click) as "definitely" more practical.

I don't want to argue with you what option is more practical. Tastes are different and I can't argue about that.

For those affected by this and not wanting this here's a slight alternative. Use foo_run to create an action to open image or image folder then bind that action to a keyboard shortcut. Sure, it's not as easy as double click but at least it's an alternative choice.

As to your suggestion you can also do simple CTRL+O (or whatever you want) shortcut key to open file directory just like it was on older cover art double clicking action. There is also option to right click > Show in explorer, on cover art to locate it in folder.
foobar2000 plays music

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Reply #10
Ctrl O doesn't work. Perhaps in your configuration it does but it certainly isn't playlist viewer independent which a keyboard shortcut is.

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Reply #11
I just noticed this.

Difference is, that you can set up custom keyboard shortcut to open containing folder while there is no other way around (to view cover art by keyboard shortcut).


Do you mean you can't open cover art in explorer by keyboard shortcut? Because you can. I have keyboard shortcuts to open image folder (which is an independent folder, not located in the same folder as music files), one to open image straight in photoshop (for editing purposes), and one keyboard shortcut to view image full screen in my default image viewer (picasa). All with foo_run.

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Reply #12
^ I meant you can open file containing folder to locate cover image with shortcut key (works with CTRL+O at my configuration at any playlist of selected file) but can't open cover art by shortcut key by default.

Yes, with foo_run it is possible as many other options.
foobar2000 plays music

 
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