Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Rhythmbox Tray Icon Usability & Minor Changes

On Sun, 2007-02-04 at 15:06 -0300, tom�pollak wrote:
> First of all, the Tray Icon Functionality. Have you ever seen the tray
> icon in Banshee? It's awesome. Not only does it show the current
> playing song + the album icon in a tooltip by hovering over, but it
> also allows you to change songs just by using the scrollwheel over the
> icon (the best feature EVER). Last but not least, it uses the original
> Banshee icon and not some generic "music" icon as it happens with
> Rhythmbox.

As others have mentioned, the current SVN (and so the upcoming release)
displays the cover art in the tooltip and song-change notification.

Currently using the scrollwheel over RB's tray icon changes the
application volume. We could change it to be "switch tracks" if the
general consensus is that doing that is better. Switching tracks is
probably a lot more common than changing the volume.

> - What about upgrading the iconset in Rhythmbox? It looks kinda
> "oldish" with the ones it currently has. Even the official Rhythmbox
> icon seems a bit outdated compared to the other ones in the menu!

There are some newer icon up at I've been meaning to
post to the list about them, to see what people think.

> - Small one: when switching from Library to Podcasts to Play Queue or
> whatever, I believe the searchbox input should automatically receive
> focus. You should be able to start typing right away, and not have to
> press anything to do so.

Stealing focus like that is *really* bad for accessibility, and people
without a mouse - it means that if you are using the arrow keys to move
down the source list, you have to tab back to it after each source


James "Doc" Livingston
On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament!], `Pray,
Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right
answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of
confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question. --Charles Babbage

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