What I'd like to see is that the player is about the same width as the library menu on the left. That would allow maximum amount of screen for library itself.
In my opinion, the place consuming player is the main disadvantage of MM3. Very few skins have players that can be placed under the left panel.
I have solved the problem by customizing my favourite skins (spotify-indie
and other dark skins), replacing the standard player with the microplayer which I place under the left panel in the main window. This is a rather simple process which involves unzipping the skin file (.msz)
and renaming the microplayer to player.mskin
All the skins of the MM4-alpha occupy the width of the main window. Glided
is far too big and really needs a redesign if it is still to be included in the standard download. 4-delletronic eee
(black and green)and Vitreous
(white) players are much lower and less space-consuming. Nice! (A LOW player "band" at the bottom is the alternative to a left panel only player)
Hopefully, many of the very good MM-skinners will remember the laptop users with small screens in their future desgins.
PS I am impressed that MM4 Alpha already seems to work perfectly side by side with MM3!