Re: Coding iTunes need your suggestions

  • From: John Martyn <johnrobertmartyn@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 18:06:36 -0800

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 
  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 
  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

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