[MM4] M-Plexx4 Skin v1,2,0,1 (07.06.2011)

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[MM4] M-Plexx4 Skin v1,2,0,1 (07.06.2011)

Post by DreadM » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:33 pm

Greetings

First released: 22.02.2011

Current version: 1.2.0.1

Last Update: 07.06.2011

Here is the MM4 version from the M-Plexx skin,

Theme / Player:
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Skin supports the new Tab overlay feature (big thanks to Petr) :D
In Arts & Details i try something different with the tabs (some people don't like the Taps there ,me also)
It still use tabs but looks more like Radiobuttons (like in MonkeyRock skin),
added hole set of content type No Art's,
I try also with a aeroplayer, but don't include them, i prefer to move the player around!
Skin use also Dreadlaus wonderful Pulse IconSet that match's perfect this skin .

Download:
Version 1.2.0.0
M-Plexx4.msz for MediaMonkey4 (build 1383)

Fixes / News:

Version 1.2.0.1 : (07.06.2011)
Theme:
fix Album Art Track background selection color
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Version 1.2.0.0 : (04.06.2011)
Theme:
update for MM4 build 1383
update some missing icons

MainPlayer:
add stop button
add also ContinousButton
now player have 4 buttons on each site , and a bit more space between player sections
and 2 pix longer sliders

FloatPlayer:
overwork layout , now it's 26 pix high
add something like a Open AArt Window Button(Left Corner),
it's a normal AArt object with nontransparent Overlay (click on it and AArtWindow will open)

MicroPlayer:
overwork layout

VideoPlayer:
overwork layout
add EjectButton
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Version 1.1.0.0 : (03.03.2011)
update for MM4 build 1351
new MainWindow Tabs
new Properties Tabs
new MainWindow Tabs for XP (focused tab still don't touch the toolbar)
change/update Ratings in all players to stars
Fix wrong Playlist button and round corners in microplayer PopUp
overwork rollup icon

If you have any suggestions, criticism, or find any bugs let me know !
need your feedback for development !

Enjoy
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Re: [MM4] M-Plexx4 Skin v1,0,0,0 (22.02.2011)

Post by Lowlander » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:38 pm

Great job. I would suggest at looking at the hover over inactive tab lack of contrast. Either lightening the text or the tab background should improve the contrast.
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Re: [MM4] M-Plexx4 Skin v1,0,0,0 (22.02.2011)

Post by Dreadlau » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:14 pm

Hey DreadM.

A few suggestions re. the tabs:

1) It's a detail but...
I think the order of the tab overlay is not good. The left tabs should be on top of the right tabs. ( Like in Google Chrome )

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2) Would be nice to remove the text blur effect from the tabs.

3) The current tab should be opaque and the unselected tabs should be more transparent.

4) Maybe make the tabs one or two pixels bigger/ higher.



But general impression is that this skin is awesome! :)

ps: Nice that you got the radio button tabs for art and details to work.
Looks very clean!
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Re: [MM4] M-Plexx4 Skin v1,0,0,0 (22.02.2011)

Post by DreadM » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:05 am

Greetings

Well it's still difficult to display the tabs right on Aero (anti alias / white artefact's),
and to find the right balance also for Xp systems!
Dreadlau wrote:1) It's a detail but...I think the order of the tab overlay is not good. The left tabs should be on top of the right tabs. ( Like in Google Chrome )
I already report this to Petr and he means it would be no problem to change this !
The question is just if we should do this , in beginning i thought this way was logical ,
but more i look at the tabs i think also the first one have to be in front of follow tabs ( Like in Google Chrome )
Dreadlau wrote:Would be nice to remove the text blur effect from the tabs.
i think it's not possible at the moment
Lowlander wrote:Either lightening the text or the tab background should improve the contrast.
Have no control over the font color ( i think belongs to aero blur effect)
Dreadlau wrote:The current tab should be opaque and the unselected tabs should be more transparent.
More transparent brings more problems (change colors on different backgrounds)

But i look again for the tabs and see what i can do :wink:

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Re: [MM4] M-Plexx4 Skin v1,0,0,0 (22.02.2011)

Post by Lowlander » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:10 pm

There is one bug I came across on XP. When applying this skin the top left MediaMonkey icon still had the previous skin border. This was fixed by restarting.
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Re: [MM4] M-Plexx4 Skin v1,0,0,0 (22.02.2011)

Post by Lowlander » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:20 pm

I'm seeing the following issue with column headers in the Options for Media Sharing and Media Tree:
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Re: [MM4] M-Plexx4 Skin v1,0,0,0 (22.02.2011)

Post by DreadM » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:13 am

Lowlander i see the same here :-?
also in Pulse skin ,Vitreous looks ok ,
Can you check on Xp how this 2 other skin look ,
i have an idea what it can be ,but not sure.

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Re: [MM4] M-Plexx4 Skin v1,0,0,0 (22.02.2011)

Post by Lowlander » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:03 pm

Vitreous does look okay, but I'm not a 100% sure is it is using very light colors.

Vitreous:
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Pulse:
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Re: [MM4] M-Plexx4 Skin v1,0,0,0 (22.02.2011)

Post by DreadM » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:42 pm

Ok, if you zoom in your screenshot ,theres also an overlay in Vitreous,
It look like a engine problem not a skin bug,

I start on tab rework ,
What you think about the new Properties tab (looks same on Aero and XP Systems)
Tab order is change now (like ChromeTabs) :D

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Re: [MM4] M-Plexx4 Skin v1,0,0,0 (22.02.2011)

Post by Lowlander » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:19 pm

The Properties tabs look the good to me.
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Re: [MM4] M-Plexx4 Skin v1,0,0,0 (22.02.2011)

Post by Dreadlau » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:19 pm

I like them too! :D

One more suggestion for the tabs:

In google chrome there is a thin shadow around the selected tab and above the toolbar.
Would be nice to have that.
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Re: [MM4] M-Plexx4 Skin v1,0,0,0 (22.02.2011)

Post by Dreadlau » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:23 pm

DreadM wrote: Well it's still difficult to display the tabs right on Aero (anti alias / white artefact's),
and to find the right balance also for Xp systems!
Would be nice if it was possible to define two different tabs images.
one for aero and one for classic/xp.
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Re: [MM4] M-Plexx4 Skin v1,0,0,0 (22.02.2011)

Post by PetrCBR » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:05 am

For a next build you will be able to define different tabs for XP.
For now main tabs can be defined using MainWindowTabs. In 1351 you can also define MainWindowTabsXP.

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Re: [MM4] M-Plexx4 Skin v1,0,0,0 (22.02.2011)

Post by DreadM » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:24 am

Good to hear ,
i don't know if it's really necessary because since the last build we can defined Tab background for XP,
and this solves some problems :D

But sure it's useful when we use Transparency tabs in Skin/Aero systems.

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Re: [MM4] M-Plexx4 Skin v1,0,0,0 (22.02.2011)

Post by Dreadlau » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:29 pm

DreadM wrote: But sure it's useful when we use Transparency tabs in Skin/Aero systems.
Yes that's why I suggested it.

Thank you Petr !
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