OK so today I finally upgraded to Winamp 5.5, and I like the look of Bento and I think it's a really good upgrade for Winamp. However I have a few of things I don't like about it and I hope that it's OK to start a thread since I really don't know where else to post this. I just hope the guys who are in charge of Bento take notice. So here it goes...
- Detachable windows for the playlist editor, ML, EQ and video. I know it's been discussed and the developers have noticed that a lot of people want this... But still, I'd like to add my 2 cents. Are you guys going to add this option to Bento? I get that it's at all-in-one skin, but the fact is that Winamp is great because of its flexibility. Having the option of an all-in-one Bento and a detachable Bento (in the same skin) would be great. And no, I don't wanna keep using the Winamp Modern skin. It doesn't look good on Vista and I think it's time for a change anyway.
- The windowshade mode, or mini mode, is no good. I use the windowshade There are quite a few problems with it in my opinion. First off, there are no buttons to toggle repeat, shuffle, and always on top, and no buttons to show the playlist, ML or equalizer. Secondly, there's wasted space by not having the seek bar underneath the name of the song, and also by not having the visualization in that same area (which is how it is with Winamp Modern). And nevermind the wasted space - the longer the seek bar is, the easier it is to get to a specific point in a song, so having it underneath the song name and time makes a lot of sense, because that way the seek bar will be longer. And at the same time, I feel the playback control buttons could be a little bit bigger. I like the minimize, maximize, window mode and quit buttons - so making the playback buttons look like those would be a good idea. Also, the WINAMP letters to the left are nice, but again, wasted space (maybe having that automatically hide when the width of the window is smaller would be good?)
OK so it's not as much as I thought it was gonna be, although I'll probably notice a couple other things here and there.
Great work on 5.5 though... And congrats on the 10th anniversary and the milestone release!
Can't believe it's been that long.