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* <menuchoice>Current Track</menuchoice>: Information about the current track. You may rate it by clicking on the stars, add a position marker, or edit track metadata.
 
* <menuchoice>Current Track</menuchoice>: Information about the current track. You may rate it by clicking on the stars, add a position marker, or edit track metadata.
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[[Image:Contextpane.jpg|100 px|thumb|right|Context Pane in action showing lyrics and song information.]]
 
* <menuchoice>Similar Artists</menuchoice>: Fetches artists similar to the one you're currently listening to, with a short description and options to find them in your collection, or on Last.fm, and add to your current playlist.
 
* <menuchoice>Similar Artists</menuchoice>: Fetches artists similar to the one you're currently listening to, with a short description and options to find them in your collection, or on Last.fm, and add to your current playlist.
 
* <menuchoice>Upcoming Events</menuchoice>: Displays upcoming events that involve the current artist or group. You can set a venue locale to be watched by entering the applet settings and narrowing it down under the Favorites section.
 
* <menuchoice>Upcoming Events</menuchoice>: Displays upcoming events that involve the current artist or group. You can set a venue locale to be watched by entering the applet settings and narrowing it down under the Favorites section.
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[Under construction - please make this into a table, rather than a list.]
 
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== Placeholder for Context pane in action ==
 
 
[[Image:Contextpane.jpg|70 px|thumb|left|Context Pane in action showing lyrics and song information.]]
 

Revision as of 21:40, 20 December 2010

Context Pane

The Context pane is a panel to which you can add various applets which offer information and media on the 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.

Pictured is the Context Pane when no track is playing. If hidden, use View -> Context to display. The pane is divided in two parts:

  • The applet panel itself, where you can interact with some of the applets, such as editing lyrics or changing settings.
  • The 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 slightly; each applet tab gets a red X icon that you can click to remove it from the Context Pane, and there is a new green plus icon which allows you to add new applets. To change the applet display order, click the tabs and drag them around the bar.

Applets

There are several applets available to dock in your Context Pane; below is a description of each.

  • Current Track: Information about the current track. You may rate it by clicking on the stars, add a position marker, or edit track metadata.
Context Pane in action showing lyrics and song information.
  • Similar Artists: Fetches artists similar to the one you're currently listening to, with a short description and options to find them in your collection, or on Last.fm, and add to your current playlist.
  • Upcoming Events: Displays upcoming events that involve the current artist or group. You can set a venue locale to be watched by entering the applet settings and narrowing it down under the Favorites section.
  • Wikipedia: Wikipedia page for the track or artist. Also browse other Wikipedia links, and use the back button to go back to the starting page.
  • Labels: View, add and edit Labels for the current song. To add a Label just type it in the text box and press Enter. Suggested Labels are user-contributed tags from Last.fm.
  • Videoclip: Shows several videoclip matches from Youtube for the current track.
  • Tabs: Fetches and displays guitar and bass tabs (if available). Not editable.
  • Lyrics: Displays the lyrics of the song that is currently playing. Add or change lyrics scripts in the Script Manager.
  • Albums: View albums from the current artist or band that are available in your local Collection.
  • Photos: This applet queries flickr.com for pictures of the band you're listening to. Open the settings to add more keywords to your query (e.g.: live in tokyo).
  • Info: Does nothing D: !!! (does too! Load Magnatunes, etc. to see some info. -v)

[Under construction - please make this into a table, rather than a list.]


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