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    Mercury,

    Why not make that last screen (with the album covers) much bigger, to take up ALL the screen real estate, and then you will be able to include larger album art....?
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    Dude.. This skin is AWESOME! I'll be switching to CF for this.

    Unless someone makes it for RR.
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    Can you REALLY display the year of the album like that?
    Why not? The album info is read from ID3 tags, so the year should be able to be read as well. And, if it's not in the code to do that, then we can just bribe David.
    Why not make that last screen (with the album covers) much bigger, to take up ALL the screen real estate, and then you will be able to include larger album art....?
    Good idea! I was able to increase the album art size by 25%. Thanks, JIT.

    I also forgot the scroll and playlist buttons in that last version, so I've included them here.
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    I know we can't all have our way -- and don't get me wrong, I still think it's beautiful -- but if it's going to be larger, why not add more information instead of more empty space?
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    because it's easier to see bigger things when your driving.
    You don't want to take your eyes off the road too long to find the right album.
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    I'd think you'd be taking your eyes off the road longer to find the down button and then the right album, but either way I'm gonna be using this skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OoNikFraleyoO
    I'd think you'd be taking your eyes off the road longer to find the down button and then the right album, but either way I'm gonna be using this skin.
    umm, no.

    The down button will always be at the same exact stop all the time. So you'll have a feel for where it is and you hand will automatically go to the bottom right corner, you'll only have to take your eyes off the road for a split second to make sure you touch the button.
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    Man this skin is banging. Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro
    because it's easier to see bigger things when your driving.
    You don't want to take your eyes off the road too long to find the right album.
    I understand what you mean, but the text is the same size, and that's all you would be reading. The album covers are like icons...if you're looking for a specific one, you'll recognize it at a glance regardless of if it is a half inch or two inches.

    Also, with them smaller, you'll be able to get from one side of the alphabet to the other faster, which means you'll be searching for less time, putting your eyes back on the road sooner.

    Not trying to pick a fight, just bringing up another option that might make things easier.

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    I know we can't all have our way -- and don't get me wrong, I still think it's beautiful -- but if it's going to be larger, why not add more information instead of more empty space?
    The way to get to albums is to search or to browse by artist. Either way, you shouldn't have too many albums. Artist -> 12 at the most, Search -> be a little specifc, and you'll get just a few.

    In the example you provided, I can't quickly distinguish which album is which, and I certainly wouldn't be able to while driving.
    The down button will always be at the same exact stop all the time. So you'll have a feel for where it is and you hand will automatically go to the bottom right corner, you'll only have to take your eyes off the road for a split second to make sure you touch the button.
    ^ my thoughts exactly.

    I do like that you provided an example of what you were talking about though, chronot. I want this to be a skin that adresses all the problems people have, so feel free to post up any more ideas of yours. Two heads are better than one, especially if the thinking is left up to me!
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