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    How do you return to your music display once you enter an external app? Copilot for example. How do you switch back? Is there a hot key or hot area on the display to task switch?

    Is there a hot key to select an artist (or album) other than a select using the TS? I use Contour Express and have programmed hot keys. I'd like a select key so I can navigate tracks using jog shuttle. In fact, if anyone has this input device, how do you program for Frodo? I have "return" programmed on mine for select which works fine in MediaEngine.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Wow, you can't task switch in FrodoPlayer? Maybe I'll look at my other options.

    Thanks, guys.
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    • #3
      Uh, dude. When you launched the app you had the option of putting frodoplayer in Mini-Mode. And the next version has a built in task switching function that replaces alt-tab.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by frodobaggins
        Uh, dude. When you launched the app you had the option of putting frodoplayer in Mini-Mode. And the next version has a built in task switching function that replaces alt-tab.
        Where is this option? In the config panels, or am I queried (I don't see this one)? I guess I can program an alt-tab into my Contour. Why don't you just put a touch button that does that?

        How 'bout a key for selecting an artist to jump to the song selection window without using the TS?

        Thanks, Frodo. Any docs yet that I can refer to in the future?
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        • #5
          When you setup which external app to use for your GPS and DVD player there is a switch to fill in to "minimize" when starting external app. When you want to go back to the music player, press the downward facing arrow on the left side of your display. Had me confused too!

          Originally posted by Swell Guy
          Where is this option? In the config panels, or am I queried (I don't see this one)? I guess I can program an alt-tab into my Contour. Why don't you just put a touch button that does that?

          How 'bout a key for selecting an artist to jump to the song selection window without using the TS?

          Thanks, Frodo. Any docs yet that I can refer to in the future?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by chut
            When you setup which external app to use for your GPS and DVD player there is a switch to fill in to "minimize" when starting external app. When you want to go back to the music player, press the downward facing arrow on the left side of your display. Had me confused too!
            Yeah, it's in the config panel. Thanks, works great. Thanks you guys.

            No one uses a Contour I guess?
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