RE: Coding iTunes need your suggestions

  • From: "George B" <gbmagoo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 09:11:55 -0700

I got rid of the bining bar also rite away.
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Yadiel Sotomayor
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 06:57
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Coding iTunes need your suggestions
John, the stupid sidebar you are refering to it is called "ping". It is
apparently a social network for whatever you are listening. Frankly, I found
very stupid. But that is my opinion. The first thing I did was remove the
sidebar and remove the item fromt ehsource list. 
From: John Martyn <mailto:johnrobertmartyn@xxxxxxxxx>  
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 10:06 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: Re: Coding iTunes need your suggestions
The fast forward and rewind is control + left or right arrow. As far as
upgrades go, iTunes 9 is way different than 10. That is why I didn't release
the beta. I am making it for 10.2 and above. Things were working fine until
I updated to 10. Now I have to figure out some issues. I got the windows
working pretty good. They incorporated some new window instead of just a
track list. now, they list artists in a seperate column and the tracks in
another. Also, they made this stupid sidebar thing that locks you in it if
you don't hide it.  It was like a webpage for the latest music. much like an
advertising window. I have to get the artist column and track column to work
despite some issues so it is going to take a little longer. iTunes doesn't
respond the way the scripts anticipate. Like you are supposed to be able to
point the mouse cursor to the middle of a window, but it doesn't on some
windows. Anyway, back to work.
As far as updating this thing for future versions, I will keep on it since I
can't guarantee they won't do something that breaks the script. I'm trying
to make it consistent with unique items that shouldn't change. It is pretty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Yadiel Sotomayor <mailto:yadosotomayor@xxxxxxxxxxx>  
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 3:40 PM
Subject: Re: Coding iTunes need your suggestions
I like the results and the enter portion. The fast forward should be some
simple key like lat plus right arrow.  Or something like that. One thing
that worries me a bit John is what will happen to the scripts if jaws or
iTunes is updated? Would you design them to work after the update? Is that
even possible? 
From what you have mentioned it looks that it will kick the but of jTunes
bigtime. It sounds so good I am very excited.
From: John Martyn <mailto:johnrobertmartyn@xxxxxxxxx>  
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 11:54 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: Coding iTunes need your suggestions
Ok, I figured out a way to keep track of these wayward windows. I have built
in a lot of stuff so far. It works so smooth with all these shortcuts. I can
move lightning fast through things and getting info like artist album track
currently playing, timecode, status of tracks, quick search, quickly shift
from the sidebar sources to the track lists by just hitting enter. Also, you
can jump to the sidebar sources area and move directly to the top of the
list of objects. Also, you can access the library  directly, but this
feature kinda seems redundant since you can quickly switch to the sidebar
and just hit enter to pop into the library. I am working on the fast forward
thing to make it simple to do. Now is the time when I need your input on how
you want to navigate this application.  The coding is going very quickly and
I should start focusing on the store portion and connecting devices to work
with like an iTouch etc..
Also I am wondering if it would be helpful to say how many tracks were found
after a search. You can quickly jump to the search box, type something and
hit enter, then it pops you right into the library instead of using F6. I
really didn't like that key as it was a time waster. 
What would be helpful is if you tabbed through iTunes from the source area
to see what buttons and info you want quick access to. This is a matter of
preference but I'll try to accomodate the best ideas.
Yadiel J. Sotomayor
E-MAIL: yadosotomayor@xxxxxxxxxxx
Yadiel J. Sotomayor
E-MAIL: yadosotomayor@xxxxxxxxxxx

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