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DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox screensaver notes
« on: January 16, 2005, 01:16:41 pm »
I wanted to put this out for comments...

I just added a simple screensaver to DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox.  I'm fine-tuning it's behavior now.  Right now, the screensaver will kick in after the number of minutes specified in the jukebox.ini.  It will clear the screen and display a kaleidoscope effect with the "now playing" display information bouncing around the screen in front of it.   I was just deciding how to bring it out of screensaver mode and I wanted to see if anyone had any comments or suggestions.

As it sits right now, if you press any mapped key or game pad button or axis, or move the mouse or push a mouse button, it will bring the jukebox out of screensaver mode and it will ignore the key or button to prevent accidentally doing something.  The exceptions are:

Credits: Inserting a coin will bring the jukebox out of screensaver, but the credit will not be ignored.
Volume control keys, radio mode key, pause key, select random song key, and screenshot key: These keys will operate normally when the screensaver is running, and will not bring the jukebox out of screensaver.

Does this sound good?  Should other keys operate normally while the screensaver is running, or should these exception keys behave differently?

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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox screensaver notes
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2005, 10:40:20 pm »
That sounds great.  Perhaps also check for the 'Delete' (current selection) key, to allow the user to skip to the next queued song w/o stopping the screensaver.

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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox screensaver notes
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2005, 01:51:19 am »
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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox screensaver notes
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2005, 03:25:02 pm »
I vote that Delete leaves the screensaver on. Also maybe a box around the floating song title.

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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox screensaver notes
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2005, 07:51:18 pm »
Can you make it configurable from the jukebox.ini file?  That way folks can choose which keys bring it out of screensaver mode and which ones don't.

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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox screensaver notes
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2005, 02:50:52 am »
Can you make it configurable from the jukebox.ini file?
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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox screensaver notes
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2005, 03:13:39 am »
I vote that Delete leaves the screensaver on. Also maybe a box around the floating song title.
Done.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2005, 03:15:27 am by Chris »
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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox screensaver notes
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2005, 03:28:25 pm »
Much better  :)

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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox screensaver notes
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2005, 12:04:47 pm »
Since you are working on cover art jukebox skin, current or random cover art slowly moving around might be cool.

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Re: DOSCab/WinCab Jukebox screensaver notes
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2005, 12:53:36 pm »
This is looking good, Chris!

  
 

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