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Title: New user, some thoughts/suggestions
Post by: leolo on May 14, 2018, 02:31:01
Hi all, I just began using AIMP and I really like it so far, compared to WMP (that I used since I began using a computer lol). However, I do have some suggestions. They're probably nothing new, but still:

1) Include an option that minimizes the program into the task bar when you click X. I know that X is normally used to close a program, but a lot of programs have at least the option to change it to "minimize". So I think AIMP should at least have the option for the user.

2) When I minimize AIMP into the symbol tray, the program icon in the task bar looks like the AIMP wasn't even started. I'm not sure if that's intentional, but it would be nice to always show that it's active if it's active.

3) The biggest thing I missed from Windows 7 WMP was that the program wasn't controllable from the task bar. Would it be possible to draw the mini player to the task bar and attach it there? So far, I can only attach it directly above the task bar, but I'd like to have it inside of it, next to the clock etc.

4) Normally, when you click on Play, the song plays and if you click again, it pauses. I think making the song restart by clicking Play when it is already playing is kinda counter-intuitive. Maybe that's just me, since I'm used to WMP, but wouldn't it be more logical to swap the Play option with a Pause option when the song is playing, and with a Play/Unpause option when the song is paused?

That's all for now, please tell me what you think. :)

Also, if you need someone to correct the English and German translations, please let me know!
Title: Re: New user, some thoughts/suggestions
Post by: Artem on May 14, 2018, 08:58:37
1) No, no and again no! Who was introduced this unclear behavior?! App MUST NOT BE minimized when you click the close button! Close button MUST close the app, if you want to minimize the app - just click the minimize button that placed about few pixels from left.
2) This is Windows behavior and it is by design, Windows highlight the taskbar button only if one of the top-level windows of app is displayed on the screen. When you minimizes the app to tray it hides all top-level windows.
3) Please, try one of these plugins https://www.aimp.ru/forum/index.php?topic=13033.0 or https://www.aimp.ru/forum/index.php?topic=30043
4) No, its not normal. Of course, we have skins that has single play / pause button with this behavior. But if you refer to old school hardware players - you will see, that play and pause buttons are different hardware buttons with different functionality.
Title: Re: New user, some thoughts/suggestions
Post by: leolo on May 15, 2018, 03:17:38
1) I don't know who introduced it, but it's in a lot of programs these days.
2) Okay.
3) I will try them, thank you! :)
4) Yes, but this is not an oldschool hardware player, right? :]

Also, one more thing I noticed: Would it be possible to highlight the currently played song in the song list? Because if I have a very long list of songs and want to find the currently playing song in that list, I'd like some kind of a highlight. Is that possible to implement?
Title: Re: New user, some thoughts/suggestions
Post by: Artem on May 15, 2018, 09:18:29
4) Yes, but this is not an oldschool hardware player, right? :]

Also, one more thing I noticed: Would it be possible to highlight the currently played song in the song list? Because if I have a very long list of songs and want to find the currently playing song in that list, I'd like some kind of a highlight. Is that possible to implement?

4) Ok, I don't like single play/pause button...

Its already highlighted, use the "show current file" command from Misc menu to navigate to current playing file
Title: Re: New user, some thoughts/suggestions
Post by: leolo on May 15, 2018, 14:13:52
Hmm, I don't seem to have that option... what I mean is, when I click on a file once, it's yellow, right?
Something like that would be nice for the song that is currently playing. Of course with a different colour.
Title: Re: New user, some thoughts/suggestions
Post by: Artem on May 16, 2018, 08:18:09
Hmm, I don't seem to have that option... what I mean is, when I click on a file once, it's yellow, right?
Something like that would be nice for the song that is currently playing. Of course with a different colour.

In default skin, click the "..." button that placed at bottom of playlist.
Title: Re: New user, some thoughts/suggestions
Post by: leolo on May 16, 2018, 18:18:26
In default skin, click the "..." button that placed at bottom of playlist.

Yup, it's not there... only the "tag reload", "setting back stats", "misplaced files" and "report"...
Title: Re: New user, some thoughts/suggestions
Post by: sveakul on May 16, 2018, 20:59:45
(https://i.imgur.com/9VCArqb.jpg)

"Show current file" appears at the top of the menu when you click this button
Title: Re: New user, some thoughts/suggestions
Post by: leolo on May 16, 2018, 22:10:25
It doesn't, as I said.
Title: Re: New user, some thoughts/suggestions
Post by: sveakul on May 17, 2018, 04:42:57
It doesn't, as I said.

What version of AIMP are you using?  Displays here at top of the button's menu and goes to playing file when clicked, this is with 4.51.2077 portable version:

(https://i.imgur.com/XngxUI1.jpg)
Title: Re: New user, some thoughts/suggestions
Post by: Artem on May 17, 2018, 07:54:13
Yup, it's not there... only the "tag reload", "setting back stats", "misplaced files" and "report"...

You clicking the button in music library window, not in playlist
Title: Re: New user, some thoughts/suggestions
Post by: leolo on May 17, 2018, 13:58:59
You clicking the button in music library window, not in playlist

Yes, because that's what I'm talking about. I'd like to have a highlight in the library, if possible. :)
Title: Re: New user, some thoughts/suggestions
Post by: Soolo on May 17, 2018, 14:20:10
Yes, because that's what I'm talking about. I'd like to have a highlight in the library, if possible. :)
context menu in playlist \ Find in Music Library
Title: Re: New user, some thoughts/suggestions
Post by: leolo on May 17, 2018, 15:53:33
context menu in playlist \ Find in Music Library

What do you mean? :/