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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0015758||MediaMonkey 5||Main Panel/Toolbars/Menus||public||2019-06-17 20:04||2019-08-20 08:31|
|Target Version||5.0||Fixed in Version||5.0|
|Summary||0015758: Functionality of the Preview Window unclear (due to Title bar heading?)|
|Description||Now Playing title bar shows "Playing (x/y)"|
and A&D Title bar when selected shows "Playing"
It would be good to change wording to "Now Playing (x/y)" and "Playing/Selected Details"
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|Fixed in build||2191|
|related to||0015792||closed||petr||Regressions in Arts&Details panel|
|related to||0015841||closed||petr||Preview window: switching to 'Selected' when video is playing has no effect|
|related to||0015854||closed||petr||Preview Window: if possible 'v' Arrow should be moved bit to left so that 'x' do not overlap|
|related to||0015761||closed||michal||Improve access to Player and Panel layout config|
||It is wording issue, assigned to Rusty....|
||Another re-report from Barry: https://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=94712|
I think that the wording is actually fine. The problem is that that it's not obvious from the UI that 'Playing' in the Preview window is shown in order to toggle between Playing and Selected.
In MM4, the UI was actually very similar in the sense that both the list and the AA window both indicated 'Now Playing'--and yet despite being identically named, it wasn't confusing. The reason why it wasn't confusing is because the 'Preview' window additionally showed a 'Selected' tab, so the difference between the list and the Preview window was more clear. IIRC, the reason for changing this in MM5 was because the Tabs, as designed, didn't display well in that bar (they took up too much space, and it wasn't obvious that they were tabs).
So I don't think that changing the wording is the solution, but rather to make it obvious that 'Playing' is a toggle with 'Selected'. Options:
1) add a 'v' to the right of playing so that it's clear that it's a selector (it should work like the view selector in the navigation bar)
2) add back tabs and improve the look and feel so that they display better in this window
I think that 1) is the better/easier approach.
It is clear now after 'v' is added.
||Petr, currently the 'v' overlaps a bit with the 'x' that appears on hover (it looks a bit 'messy'). Would it make sense to have the 'v' right next to the selected/playing text (that way it's also more obvious that the dropdown applies to that text).|