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  • Dock WinAmp??

    Is there a way to dock winamp like it is seen in this picture:
    Click to see image 1
    (I accomplished the picture above by having to resize the browser.)

    But when I maximize the browser it ends up covering the status bar:
    Click to see image 2

    I tried dl'ing a few plug-in's after searching the forum but I don't like there skins, I like the WinAmp Modern Skin in the NightVision color...

    If anyone try's to help me, thanks...

    [edit > JonnyMac] Screenshots changed to hyperlink to preserve forum aesthetics and "table" size [/edit]

  • #2
    Docked Toolbar Mode
    The docked toolbar (introduced with ver. 5.03) is a feature of Modern skins. The Winamp Modern default & Bento skin and some of the newer skins will support docked toolbar . Other/older mod skins would have to updated by the respective authors to make use of the docked toolbar feature. Some other or earlier skins may have their own (independent) "docked toolbar" style feature built in to the skin, in which case the default docked toolbar options will not apply.

    Enabling Docked Toolbar

    -- Winamp Modern Skin

    The main/player window in the Modern Default should be in WindowShade (AKA toolbar, winshade) mode to enable docked toolbar. You can enable WindowShade mode by pressing the Ctrl+W key combo or by pressing the middle icon at the right hand side of the title bar. The playlist can be docked in "full" or WindowShade mode.

    To enable docked toolbar ...
    • Main/Player Window
      WindowShade (toolbar) mode > Ctrl+'Right Click' on a "empty" space > Docked Toolbar > select screen position
    • Playlist
      WindowShade (toolbar) or "normal/full" mode > Ctrl+'Right Click' on a "empty" space (not on the text or list area) > Docked Toolbar > select screen position

    -- (Big) Bento Skin

    The Bento skins may be in normal or WindowShode mode. Simply Ctrl+'Right Click' on a "empty" space in the player or multi-content panels > Docked Toolbar > select screen position

    -- Other Skins

    Ctrl+'Right Click' on a "empty" space generally in the main or playlist window (or panel if it is a SUI skin). It will vary with other modern skins that have the default docked toolbar. Some skins may only be dockable in "vertical" or "horizontal" winshade mode and some may be both. As mentioned above, some other or earlier skins may have their own (independent) "docked toolbar" feature built in to the skin, in which case Winamp's default docked toolbar options will grayed out and will not apply.

    Note: Ctrl+'Right Click' on a "empty" space is a shortcut to the Window Settings menu. You can also get the Window Settings from Winamp's main menu.. Additionally, if Docked Toolbar in enabled in options (either main/player or playlist window) you can toggle between docked toolbar and normal view with the Ctrl+W (WindowShade) shortcut key. That will vary with modern skin as well as the window in focus.

    Options Tips
    • 'Auto-Hide' + 'Always On Top'
      With this setting the toolbar/window will automatically fold when brought out of focus and cursor is in another application or window. When cursor is dragged to the edge of the screen of the docked position the toolbar/window will unfold.
    • just 'Always On Top'
      Allows docked toolbar/windows to be always on top. Also when enabling docked mode other applications will automatically be resized to avoid overlapping. The docked AOT is independent of Winamp's default (normal view) AOT.

    Some applications with their own AOT might override docked AOT views.

    Additional Info
    Winamp Blog > Tutorials: How to Dock Your Winamp Media Player

    Other/Third-Party skins compatible with Docked Toolbar .Skins listed in bold are right/left dockable for the main/player window
    There may be more mod skins with the Docked Toolbar feature or have their own "docked" feature. Try the following modern skin searches with docked, dockable, dock, docking, toolbar or bar as keyword(s). As mentioned above, the default Docked Toolbar options will not apply to skins with their own/independent "docked toolbar" feature.

    Docked Toolbar for Classic Skins

    There is no native docked toolbar function for classic skins. For a docked toolbar style function with classic skins, try the Xdock plug-in. Xdock is buggy with WA5, but may still work. If you are unsatisfied with Xdock, try DrO's Classic Skin Appbar plug-in (taken from the buggy link).

    Dock inside of taskbar like WMP or iTunes | Mini or Desk-band Mode

    Not a native function of Winamp. Click Here for suggested workaround, alternative plug-ins and more info.

    Docking Winamp Windows Together

    Not specifically related to the docked toolbar feature, however you can dock or "snap" Winamp windows together. Does not pertain to the docked toolbar mode.
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    • #3
      dude omg, ur are the awesomez, thank you so much!!


      • #4
        Sho nuff.! I joined so I could ask that question, and here it is, already answered.


        • #5
          Sorry can you explain it I dont get the whole windowshade thingy?


          • #6
            Event though Classic skins don't have a docked toolbar feature, WindowShade can be toggled by (EQ, Playlist, main/player window only)
            Double click on the title bar
            The second from right button in the title bar
            Basically the same will apply for modern skins. However, it will vary for the current modern skin used. Some skins may not have all of the WindowShade toggle methods mentioned above (just one or two). Also, some modern skins will have a different position for WindowShade button in the titlebar. Additionally some mod skins my not have a WindowShade mode for each of the above mentioned Windows (just one or two).
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            • #7
              On second thought, what are you asking? How to enable WindowShade or what is WindowShade?

              The idea of WindowShade is to take the least amount of screen space while providing basic controls/functionality of Winamp. Docked Toolbar enhances winshade mode allowing auto hide or docking of winshade. Also, with modern skins additional functionality can be added to the winshade by the skin's developer/author.
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              • #8
                Sorry how stupid of me... the tool bar viewing mode. D'oh!

                But yes when you dock it to bottom its not above the task bar? Is there away of doing that?


                • #9
                  Unckeck Auto-Hide (see attachment)
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                  • #10
                    Dual Screens

                    Does this work with dual screens? Or rather, is it supposed to work with dual screens? I would love to dock WinAmp on my secondary screen, but it doesn't seem to want to do that. It works like a champ on the main screen.


                    • #11
                      Winamp uses the Windows OS appbar function for docked toolbar mode. It is a limitation of appbar which does not work correctly on non-primary monitors.
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                      • #12
                        How hard is it to enable this feature in older dockable skins?

                        I reffer specificaly to Nonstep Nonstep.


                        • #13
                          A curious thing...

                          I've noticed with docked toolbar mode is that Winamp seems to use use more resources than in normal WindowShade mode. Playing a normal audio track from HD in WindowShade mode I'm running around 7750K. In docked toolbar mode, just over 27,000K when opened, only very gradually dropping back under 10,000 after playing for some time. Also, when docked Winamp takes around 5 seconds to close after clicking the close button, whereas in normal WindowShade mode it's instantaneous.

                          Has anyone else noticed this minor bug, and is there a logical explanation?


                          • #14
                            When I klick the desktop icon in WinXP the docked WA disappears although "always on top" in WA is activated. Is that a bug or something that just doesn't work because of Windows?

                            After it dissapeared I have to uncheck "always on top" and check it again in WA to make it stay on top.


                            • #15
                              is there a skin that have more width than vortex or panther ?
                              i like the toolbar mode of them but its to small i can read only the band title in playlist and only the first few chars of the songtitle. since i have a widesceen i have a lot of place on desktop for this. there is no option to resize the toolbar mode windows of this 2 skins right ?

                              for Azenis 2 there is no option to disample the visualation/libary/... view so its not exactly what i want.

                              i want i right docked toolbar like panther or vortex skin but with more width. is there something ?