Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Longer seek control

A longer seek slider in the main UI looks really ugly, especially since
there probably are not many people using it. A pop-up window which can
be triggered through a keyboard shortcut or a menu entry containing a
longer slider and a way to enter a specific time using the keyboard
might be better.


Le jeudi 11 août 2005 à 18:49 +1000, James Livingston a écrit :
> On Wed, 2005-08-10 at 21:32 +0100, Chris Seaton wrote:
> > There seems to be a huge ammount of wasted space in the Rhythmbox GUI 
> > between the seek control and the title, artist and album labels. Could 
> > the seek control not be made longer?
> > 
> > Something like this mockup?
> > 
> >
> The problem I see with that design, is that it doesn't work well with
> long song titles or large fonts, because the title will run out of room.
> > When you have a very long file (hours) seeking with that tiny tiny 
> > control is very hard.
> The "merge" branch had started some changes to the header. A screenshot
> of what it had, along with a few additional changes I made (moving the
> cover art to the header) is up at
> There are three main things this did: make the slider much longer, get
> rid of the clickable links and move the volume, shuffle and repeat
> control to be below previous/play/next.
> I personally think most of the changes it made are good because a) a
> longer slider is handy, as you mention b) the clickable links are fairly
> pointless and c) the shuffle and repeat controls don't belong in the
> status bar. I actually think we need a better way to choose the play
> order than those two buttons, but that's a separate issue.
> > Could someone at least tell me where I could modify the source to change 
> > the GUI myself? There don't seem to be any Glade files for the GUI and 
> > poking around the source I can't see any expand property or anything 
> > that obvious being set to control which of the labels or the seek 
> > control expands to fill the gap.
> Because it uses a lot of custom widgets, it isn't in a glade file, it is
> generated by source code.
> widgets/rb-header.c contains the song info & slider,
> shell/rb-shell-player.c contains the main layout of that section.
> Cheers,
> James "Doc" Livingston 
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