Old 22nd June 2009, 08:56   #1
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German language pack Y/Z key remapping test build

Well, as we all know, 'Y' and 'Z' keys on German keyboards are inverted.

The result is, that the hotkey for 'Previous Title' isn't in the area, like the other hotkeys (Play, Pause, Stop, Next Title) are. So controlling Winamp via keyboard on German systems isn't ideal.

Many people asked me, if it's possible to change the key for 'Previous Title' to 'Y' instead of 'Z'.

Well, it's possible to remap the keys within the language file. The reason why I never spend any work on it was:

a. because of the lack of time for testing
b. because it could break some third party plug-ins

I've created and tested a language file with remapped keys, it was working great on my test system(s). But that's not enough for me to ship this in Winamp. I want to make sure, that nothing will broken, because of that change.

So to make it short, I need people, who test the language file on their system.

If it's working, then this change will make it into the next Winamp release.

If nobody provides me any feedback, I assume, that this feature isn't useful anymore.

Please contact me via PM or mail, then I give you a link to a test file.

Feedback can be written directly in this thread.

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Old 23rd June 2009, 11:25   #2
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My test results:

Tested successful with Winamp Classic, Winamp Modern and Bento skin.

The only 3rd party plug-in, which is using a 'Z' key on my system is DrO's Playlist Undo. Undoing changes via 'Alt+Z' or opening the Undo Queue via 'Shift+Alt+Z' was working ok.

Also the multimedia keys from my keyboard (Logitech Internet Navigator) are still working as expected.

Note:

In Bento the playlist tab OR the playlist area on the right side must be active/visible for working hotkeys. If you open e.g. just the Library tab and no playlist is visible, hotkeys won't work. That's because of Bento's design and has nothing to do with this test.

Note 2:

I havn't changed all parts of the documentation for this in the test build yet. So some menus still show 'Vorheriger Titel Z' instead of 'Vorheriger Titel Y'. But it's just a cosmetic thing.

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Old 23rd June 2009, 15:46   #3
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Hello Chris,

where can I download the file?

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Old 23rd June 2009, 15:56   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Koopatrooper
Please contact me via PM or mail, then I give you a link to a test file.


I sent you a PM with the download link.

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A few more infos, since I guess they are needed.

Controlling Winamp via hotkeys in this test file is working like this:

(Wiedergabefunktionen)
Y Vorheriger Titel (was Z before)
X Abspielen/Neustart/Wiedergabe fortsetzen
C Pause/Wiedergabe fortsetzen
V Stopp
Umschalt+V Stopp mit Ausblenden
Strg+V Stopp nach aktuellem Titel
B Nächster Titel

If you got a test file from me, please test the file a few days. Use Winamp, like you always use it. I really want to make sure, that this change has no bad side effect.

If you noticed, that anything isn't working like before with that file, please post infos in this thread.

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