The 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, and even guitar or bass tabs, depending on which applets you choose to display.
Using the Context pane
Pictured is the Context pane when no track is playing. If it is hidden, use to display it. 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 .
Once you click in the lower portion of the Context pane changes slightly; each applet tab gets an icon that you can click to remove it, and a list of applets appear. To add new applet, simply click on the applet, and it will appear in the pane, ready to be used. To change the applet display order, click the tabs and drag them around the bar.
There are several applets available to dock in your Context pane; below is a description of each.
|Information about the current track. You may rate it by clicking on the stars, add a position marker, or edit track metadata. When not playing, the applet displays collection information and Recently Played Tracks, which allows you to view the tracks and add them to the playlist.|
|Fetches artists similar to the currently playing one, with a short description and options to find them in your collection, or on Last.fm, and add to your current playlist.|
|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 page for the track or artist. Also browse other Wikipedia links, and use the back button to go back to the starting page.|
|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.|
|Fetches and displays guitar and bass tabs (if available). Not editable.|
|Displays the lyrics of the song that is currently playing. Lines in the lyrics text are highlighted synchronized to song playback. Add or change lyrics scripts in the Script Manager.|
|View albums from the current artist or band that are available in your local Collection.|
|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).>|
|This is a new applet in version 2.8. It provides basic audio visualizations. A right click on it allows to configure the applet settings.|
|Information about the current media source. Allows you to navigate through internet services such as Librivox.org.|