Music list display

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Music list display

Postby GetReal » Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:45 am

The currently display of the list of musics is in two columns, but I think it would be more organized if it was only a single column. For people like me, using 640x480 resolution, the list always gets messed up with long song names. I'll try to exemplify my suggestion.

This is how currently displayed:
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"=" = "Current: (none)       Next: a song with a very very very very very very very very very very very very long name"
  1. .\                                                        2. ..\                                                     
  3. another folder\                                           4. some folder\                                             
  5. a song with a very very very very very very very very very very very very long name   6. another music

In game:
Image

How I want it to be displayed:
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"=" = "Current: (none)       Next: a song with a very very very very very very very very very very very very long name"
  1. .\
  2. ..\
  3. another folder\
  4. some folder\
  5. a song with a very very very very very very very very very very very very long name
  6. another music

Sometimes the current display takes me minutes loking for a music that is already in front of me. I think that if you try using long names you'll get the same opinion as I do.

Can be this be achieved by editing any file?

(This is both a suggestion and a problem ;))
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Re: Music list display

Postby Renegade » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:07 pm

It is possible to display it in a single list, but even still, the console window would be too small to fit it on screen and would cause it to wrap to the next line, not to mention if you have a fair amount of songs, the list would be twice as long.
640x480 is just too small/rare a resolution. I'm actually contemplating splitting it into 3 or 4 columns, as most people are running fairly high resolutions.

However, if you still want to try 1 column, I'll try to get you a special build when I get a chance, check this thread later.
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Re: Music list display

Postby GetReal » Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:39 am

Thank you, sir. Even though it would be longer, it's easier for me to search the music because I look at the name of the song and I recognize its associated number faster by having 1 column only. By the way, I use 640x480 resolution because my computer (or should I say my laptop? :roll:) isn't that good.
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Re: Music list display

Postby Renegade » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:57 pm

There ya go:
hldj_1col_list.zip
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hope it helps.
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Re: Music list display

Postby GetReal » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:43 am

For me, now, it's much better. Thank you once again. Now I found it more easy to search the musics I want to play. Althought I have what I wanted, I'm going to give a suggestion. In the configuration of the program, you could ask for how much columns, so that you wouldn't have got to change the code for every person that wants a different number of columns. ;)
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Re: Music list display

Postby Renegade » Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:22 am

Yep, it's been on the to-do list for a while. I'd like to revamp the settings file format before I add anymore.
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