Old 27th November 2018, 07:57   #401
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Yes, that makes it clear.
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Old 27th November 2018, 19:18   #402
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Oh my! I have finally understood how to code a gradient. Yes, to code, not to draw. One cannot use a drawn gradient for the background of a resizable window - looks awful. But a gradient created using some code lines is the perfect solution for such purpose.

The gradient on the screenshot is nothing fancy - just two horizontal lines going from bright blue to dark blue. But it looks kinda glossy does it not? Maybe we could find another "fields of application" for that nice effect. (I still would love to have backgrounds in this modern acrylic style).

Any genius coder out there?
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Old Yesterday, 19:28   #403
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I just found out that adding my own background files to the CD Coverflow is surprisingly easy. Let me walk you through the process:

1) Click on the right mouse button in order to gain access to the context menu, scroll down to Add Own Background:



2) A small additional window will pop up on your desktop with an edit field and a button. Here you are supposed to paste the full address to the bitmap file of your choice. For example: G:\Quinto Black CT\Other Skins\Komodo\backgrounds\01.jpg. You can use *.bmp, *.jpg or *.png files.



After a click on the GO button the background is changed. Kinda cool huh?

Please remember that Winamp will resize the background pictures depending on the chosen window size. I will provide the exact sizes for every window size so you can crop your pictures accordingly and avoid being stretched.

P.S. I took the liberty of using background pictures from Victhor's Komodo skin for the presentation purpose.
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Old Today, 00:10   #404
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As its name implies, Quinto should be the fifth official Winamp skin:
  1. Classic
  2. Modern
  3. Bento
  4. Big Bento
  5. Quinto
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Old Today, 07:21   #405
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ariszlo View Post
As its name implies, Quinto should be the fifth official Winamp skin:
  1. Classic
  2. Modern
  3. Bento
  4. Big Bento
  5. Quinto
It is a nice coincidence but Quinto was originally chosen as a Latin name. I just did not stumble upon the other meaning back then, found out later after the first release.
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Old Today, 19:27   #406
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I am having some troubles here with key strokes. It is a neat feature as far as CD Coverflow window is concerned but as soon as there is another window open keyboard becomes useless. Like in this example:



I pasted the full address and file name into the edit field and would like to ...

1) confirm my choice by hitting "enter" - too bad Winamp starts playing a song because the key stroke "enter" is coded as "play current song" in the cd-coverflow.m file

2) move my mouse pointer to the left (in order to change a letter/number) and I cannot because "left" and "right" keys move album covers.

Somehow the command System.onKeyDown(string key) seems to work globally and not locally. I have no clue how to "isolate" those key strokes and keep them "within" one window. There is a post that describes exactly this behavior. Apparently, this onKeyDown() command used to work locally prior to version 5.53. Unfortunately nothing has changed.

What to do, what to do?
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