Glided - Smaller Player

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Glided - Smaller Player

Post by timjthomas » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:13 am

I like the Glided skin, but the player is too large. Is there a way to make the player smaller?

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Re: Glided - Smaller Player

Post by nohitter151 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:59 am

Only by editing the skin (that would not be a small task though, it would take a lot of time). You could try some other skins that have smaller players, or just disable the player entirely (under the "View" menu).
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Re: Glided - Smaller Player

Post by timjthomas » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:55 am

Thanks - any recommendations?

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Re: Glided - Smaller Player

Post by nohitter151 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:01 pm

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Re: Glided - Smaller Player

Post by rovingcowboy » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:55 pm

timjthomas wrote:Thanks - any recommendations?
someone made a slim player you might like that one, what size of screen are you using. 8)
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Re: Glided - Smaller Player

Post by timjthomas » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:05 am

rovingcowboy wrote:someone made a slim player you might like that one, what size of screen are you using. 8)
It's a 14" laptop. 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.

I hope that makes sense.

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Re: Glided - Smaller Player

Post by Peke » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:49 pm

Check MM4 Vitreous Skin :)
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Re: Glided - Smaller Player

Post by timjthomas » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:45 am

Peke wrote:Check MM4 Vitreous Skin :)
How do I do that?

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Re: Glided - Smaller Player

Post by Dreadlau » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:57 am

Dreadlau wrote:mm4 public alpha is now downloadable here: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 56#p278637
The vitreous skin is included in the download.
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Re: Glided - Smaller Player

Post by timjthomas » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:31 am

Dreadlau wrote:
Dreadlau wrote:mm4 public alpha is now downloadable here: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 56#p278637
The vitreous skin is included in the download.
Thanks!! Can I install the alpha along side the current released version without "screwing" anything up?

Thanks again.

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Re: Glided - Smaller Player

Post by rovingcowboy » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:03 am

just put it in another folder it should run that way. i got mm 2 in a folder called mm 2 and mm 3 in a folder for mm 3.

so i can't see why it would not work that way for mm 4 :D
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Re: Glided - Smaller Player

Post by timjthomas » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:28 pm

rovingcowboy wrote:just put it in another folder it should run that way. i got mm 2 in a folder called mm 2 and mm 3 in a folder for mm 3.

so i can't see why it would not work that way for mm 4 :D
I've done just that :D Do both versions use the same database?

I like the layout of MM4, but not the color of the skin. Are there other skin options? Also, is there a summary someplace of the new functionality or what I should try out / help test?

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Re: Glided - Smaller Player

Post by Dreadlau » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:17 pm

timjthomas wrote:I like the layout of MM4, but not the color of the skin. Are there other skin options?
Yes. In tools > options > skin, try the Pulse skin.
timjthomas wrote:Also, is there a summary someplace of the new functionality or what I should try out / help test?
There is no change-log yet.
But there is always the bug tracker: http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view_all_bug_page.php
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Re: Glided - Smaller Player

Post by nojac » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:07 am

timjthomas wrote:
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!
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Re: Glided - Smaller Player

Post by DreadM » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:43 pm

Greetings
nojac wrote:Please make an alternative player the width of the left panel.
well, left panel / tree is also resizable and it's not easy to create a good looking / working small player,
and i think most new users don't know how to use them right, and i think small players don't really save space on small screens!

I run also a 15" and 10" laptop and prefer very slim players at the bottom like the eee player versions i make .

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