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    Just wondering how many people like the new way folders and songs are displayed with the elipsis at the beginning of the track...to me it looks like my music collection is untagged or not sorted at a glance...doesnt look clean to me...would rather have everything look nice and neat...can this be edited somehow in any of the xml's to remove it or is it a perm function?
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  • #2
    Did you like it better not being able to see the song names? Just curious, many people complained about that and I thought this would be a good solution....

    I guess I could make it an option to turn it on/off

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    • #3
      I can understand why some people wouldnt like it...but for me i listen to my music everyday and know most of my albums and dont really need to see the entire track to know what it is...and would like the lists to look uniform...i think an option would be great...or just have it scroll that item after it has been highlighted for a very short period...like 1 or 2 sec...
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      • #4
        I feel the same way. The human eye tends to read Left to Right. So what happens here, is that we first read elipsis, with truncated words, and continue reading and scanning for the Song name. It is not natural for the human brain to try to read this way.

        I vote for this as the alternative solution:

        Song Name - Artist...

        I have a few devices that do it this way, including my new Sonos, and it works just excellent that way!
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        • #5
          I liked it the way it used to be...
          but offcourse everyone likes it different ways, so i think the best sollution would be to make it an option...

          I prefer
          artist - song na....

          Greetz
          Dj NRG

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          • #6
            Speaking of elipses, David, you might want to use the elipsis character, instead of three periods. The elipsis character is a little shorter in most fonts...


            ALT+0133 is the keystroke...
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            • #7
              Song Name - Artist...

              EW EW! Whats best about beta's??? Being able to test things to see if they work or not! David I say you test this method out and see what everyone says.. If not change it back but lets see!

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              • #8
                why test all the possibilities out if david can make it an option?
                making it an option would make everybody happy...
                just let people choose between

                song name first or artist first
                left alignment or right alignment...

                why make it any harder and test it all in 4 beta releases?

                Greetz

                Dj NRG

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dj-[NRG] View Post
                  why make it any harder and test it all in 4 beta releases?

                  Dj NRG

                  Harder for whom? Certainly easier for David to hardcode the change a few times to test the waters. Making it an option requires a whole lot more coding...
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                  • #10
                    sure, i agree that it would take more time for david to code it as an option, but it would take a lot more time for everyone to test the 4 possibilities out...
                    if he would have to code it 4 times another way, and then chose the way most people like it, he would have to code it 5 times, and even after coding it 5 times maybe 33% of the users would be satisfied...
                    coding it as an option would only require one more version (instead of test it in 4 different beta releases) and would make all the users happy...
                    i think it's worth the coding to make it an option...

                    Greetz

                    Dj NRG

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                    • #12
                      The left "..." has been removed...

                      I just wanted to see what people thought...

                      It's back to the way it was with "..." on the right and scrolling...

                      It still adds "..." to the left to allow you to see what you are typing in the OSK and numberpad...

                      still thinking about the song - artist... This breaks the searching because there is no order to the list anymore, but still thinking about it...

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                      • #13
                        the problem is idd like you say it yourself: if you put song - artist, then there is idd no order in the list...
                        most of the times when there is a ... in my list, it's because the songname is too long (for example artist - song (original club mix) )
                        if the original club mix is not shown, then i don't care...i can see the artist and the song name
                        if you put song first, then you can read the songname, the kind of mix (original club mix), but you can not see the artist anymore...

                        just my 2 cents

                        I still like it the way it used to be...

                        Greetz

                        Dj NRG

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                        • #14
                          David,

                          I plan to add a post later today with a full proposal. I am think about this a little differently, and 'out of the box', if you will. Would not require a lot of changes on your part if you decide it is a good solution.

                          Tonight I will post with an illustration so it is very clear. Thanks!
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                          • #15
                            OK, here is a proposal.

                            I would have to say that if I hear a song from my own library, I KNOW what band is playing it. Heck, we all normally browse by artist before choosing the album anyway, so we are likely to know the artist that is playing. Basically, what we always wonder is : Whats the name of that song? (how many wonder 'what band is playing?')
                            If you need more info, you go to media manager and look it up...

                            So, I propose using the top header to display only the song name. If too long, put elipsis at the end.

                            Then for the Media player, in the title of the list, we put:
                            Album - Band
                            (seems logical to me to group Album and Band, right?)

                            Finally, in the list, put only song Name.

                            Add elipsis towards ther end throughout when necessary....
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