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There are several applets available to dock in your '''Context Pane''', below is a description of what each of them does.
 
There are several applets available to dock in your '''Context Pane''', below is a description of what each of them does.
  
*'''Current Track'''
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*'''Current Track''': Show you info about the current track, also allows you to rate it, add a position marker or edit its info.
*'''Similar Artists'''
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*'''Similar Artists''': Fetches artists similar to the one you're currently listening to and shows them with a short description.
*'''Upcoming Events'''
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*'''Upcoming Events''': Displays upcoming events that involve the current artist or group. You can set a local to be watched by entering this applet's settings and narrowing it down under the Favorites section.
*'''Wikipedia'''
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*'''Wikipedia''': Shows you the wikipedia page for the page, in this applet you can also conveniently browse other wikipedia links from the page, and use the back button to go back to the starting page.
*'''Labels'''
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*'''Labels''': Allows you to view, add and edit Labels for the current song, to add a Label just type it in the text box and press <keycap>Enter</keycap>
*'''Videoclip'''
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*'''Videoclip''':Shows several videoclip matches from youtube for the current song.
*'''Tabs'''
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*'''Tabs''': This applet fetches and displays guitar and bass tabs (if available), you can not, however, edit them.
*'''Lyrics'''
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*'''Lyrics''': This applet shows the lyrics of the song that is currently playing.
*'''Albums'''
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*'''Albums''': Here you can view the albums from the current artist or band that are available in the local library.
*'''Photos'''
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*'''Photos''': This applet queries flickr.com for pictures of the band you're listening to, if you open the settings for this applet you can add more keywords to your query (e.g.: live in tokyo)
*'''Info'''
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*'''Info''': Does nothing D: !!!
  
 
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Revision as of 05:08, 20 December 2010

Context Pane

The Context pane is a panel to which you can add various applets,these which offer you information and media on your current music. A connection to the Internet is required for the most useful use of these little applications, which will fetch lyrics, information, photos, videos, and even guitar or bass tabs, depending on which applets you choose to display.

Using The Context Pane

Context Pane with Current Track, Lyrics and Tabs applets.

On the above image is shown the Context Pane, which can be shown by going to View -> Context if its hidden. The pane is divided in two parts:

  • The applet panel itself, where you can interact with the various applets in ways such as editing the lyrics or changing applet settings.
  • Th lower portion of the panel, where you can expand and collapse applets and manipulate them in various ways once you click the Configure Applets icon (Wrench Icon).

Configuring Applets

Lowerpart.jpeg

Once you click the Configure Applets the lower portion of the Context Pane changes sligthly, each applet tab gets a red X icon that you can click to remove it from the Context Pane, there's a new green plus icon that allows you to add new applets, you can also click your applet's tabs and drag them around the bar.

Applets

There are several applets available to dock in your Context Pane, below is a description of what each of them does.

  • Current Track: Show you info about the current track, also allows you to rate it, add a position marker or edit its info.
  • Similar Artists: Fetches artists similar to the one you're currently listening to and shows them with a short description.
  • Upcoming Events: Displays upcoming events that involve the current artist or group. You can set a local to be watched by entering this applet's settings and narrowing it down under the Favorites section.
  • Wikipedia: Shows you the wikipedia page for the page, in this applet you can also conveniently browse other wikipedia links from the page, and use the back button to go back to the starting page.
  • Labels: Allows you to view, add and edit Labels for the current song, to add a Label just type it in the text box and press Enter
  • Videoclip:Shows several videoclip matches from youtube for the current song.
  • Tabs: This applet fetches and displays guitar and bass tabs (if available), you can not, however, edit them.
  • Lyrics: This applet shows the lyrics of the song that is currently playing.
  • Albums: Here you can view the albums from the current artist or band that are available in the local library.
  • Photos: This applet queries flickr.com for pictures of the band you're listening to, if you open the settings for this applet you can add more keywords to your query (e.g.: live in tokyo)
  • Info: Does nothing D: !!!

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