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Thread: Why so much wasted space in skins?

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    Why so much wasted space in skins?

    Are there any front ends that have big displays of the song playing with maybe 2 or 3 lines so the name doesn't have to scroll?
    How about a big clock so that you don't have to squint your eyes?
    I don't understand why so many skins have such wasted space for stuff like album covers, spinning logos, etc.... Who want's that? I'd rather have an easier to read display while driving.
    Maybe I need something for old fogies who are half blind?
    Are there any skins or front ends that have a more OEM look or feel to it that is more efficient in using the small amount of space available?

    I keep looking and searching, but coming up with nothing. Any help would be appreciated.

    Jason

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    Each skinner makes their skin for their requirements... MANY have 100% oem feel (idrive, golf, mazda console, others)... if you dont like the way they have done it you can always make your own, or at least make a sketch of what you mean...

    The screens most of us use are very small (7inch or so) so it is difficult to fit everything in it... I find that the MC2 skin for RR has a pretty good font size.
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    Are "idrive, golf, mazda console" skins? If so I'll search and try them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonWW
    Are "idrive, golf, mazda console" skins? If so I'll search and try them out.
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    Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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    None of those work very well for me. I guess I'll have to make my own. Thanks.

    Should I spend my time learning to skin RR, CF or another one? I'm guessing RR at the moment.

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    You could always make the layout and ask someone to help you make the skin. I would be more than happy to help out if you have an idea of what an OEM style skin should look like.

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    Is it possible to change the standard way the front end works?
    Instead of starting with a useless first screen where you chose MP3, video, GPS, etc... how about having those buttons along the side all the time so that you don't have to go back to that first screen to switch to another format?
    Can you have a big clock always displayed?

    OK. I spent a little time and mixed up an Alpine skin. Big clock, big display of what is playing with 2 rows for info so that it doesn't have to scroll. Can switch to different formats without going back to the main screen etc...
    Is something like that possible? If so, I'll learn how to do it.
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    Is something like that possible?
    Yes it is.

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    Wow, now you've got a BIG display and tiny button. You think this is save while driving???

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