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-====== Frequently Asked Questions ======+======= Frequently Asked Questions =======
 ===== General ===== ===== General =====
 ==== Could you implement feature x? ==== ==== Could you implement feature x? ====
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 ===== Technical Support Questions ===== ===== Technical Support Questions =====
  
-==== I downloaded Columns UI, but I don't know what do do with a .7z file ?! ====+==== I downloaded Columns UI, but I don't know what to do with a .7z file ?! ====
 The file is an archive created by [[http://www.7-zip.org/|7-Zip]]. Most popular archivers can extract it, including [[http://www.rarlab.com/|WinRAR]]. The file is an archive created by [[http://www.7-zip.org/|7-Zip]]. Most popular archivers can extract it, including [[http://www.rarlab.com/|WinRAR]].
  
 If you use [[wp>Total Commander]], you can have it treat 7-Zip archives like folders with the [[http://www.totalcmd.net/plugring/7zip_plugin.html|7-Zip Total Commander Plugin]]. If you use [[wp>Total Commander]], you can have it treat 7-Zip archives like folders with the [[http://www.totalcmd.net/plugring/7zip_plugin.html|7-Zip Total Commander Plugin]].
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 +As with any foobar components you need to place the *.dll files in the components folder of your foobar2000 folder.
  
 ==== I installed the plugin, but my foobar still looks the same. ==== ==== I installed the plugin, but my foobar still looks the same. ====
 Please check that you have selected Columns UI as the active user interface module. See the Installation section for more details: Please check that you have selected Columns UI as the active user interface module. See the Installation section for more details:
-  * [[columns_ui:columns_ui#Installation|0.1.Installation]] +  * [[start#Installation|0.3.Installation]] 
-  * [[columns_ui:0.1.2:start#Installation|0.1.2 installation]] + 
-==== What do I do with an fcs file? ==== +==== What do I do with an fcs or fcl file? ==== 
-From the Columns UI page in preferences, goto the Other tab, and select "Import". Alternatively, you can open them from the command-line. From 0.1.2 beta 4, the format is foobar2000 /columnsui:import:<path>. You can use this to associate fcs files with foobar (foobar2000.exe /columnsui:import:"%1").+From the Columns UI page in preferences, goto the Main tab, and select "Import". Alternatively, you can open them from the command-line. From 0.1.2 beta 4, the format is foobar2000 /columnsui:import:<path>. You can use this to associate fcs files with foobar (foobar2000.exe /columnsui:import:"%1").
  
 ==== How do I load png files for the toolbar buttons? ==== ==== How do I load png files for the toolbar buttons? ====
-You need the current versions of [[wiki:libpng]] and [[wiki:zlib]] in your foobar2000 folder. Unofficial MSVC6 compiled binaries can also be obtained [[http://music.morbo.org/download/libpng128-zlib122.7z|here]].+You need the current versions of [[wiki:libpng]] and [[wiki:zlib]] in your foobar2000 folder.
  
 ==== I changed my buttons to some PNGs. But they disappear next time I start foobar2000?? ==== ==== I changed my buttons to some PNGs. But they disappear next time I start foobar2000?? ====
 Make sure you put the libpng13.dll and zlib1.dll files in your foobar2000 directory, not the components directory. Make sure you put the libpng13.dll and zlib1.dll files in your foobar2000 directory, not the components directory.
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-==== I disabled all the sidebar panel captions, but now I cant add panels!! ==== 
-If you have more than one panel, you can right click on the separator between them to bring up the add/remove menu. Otherwise, you will have to hit the 'Reset Sidebar' button in [[.config:sidebar|sidebar preferences]]. 
  
 ==== I hid the toolbars, now how do I get them back ?! ==== ==== I hid the toolbars, now how do I get them back ?! ====
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 All images must have the same dimensions. See [[.config:buttons]] for more information. All images must have the same dimensions. See [[.config:buttons]] for more information.
  
-===== 0.1.3 upgrading questions ===== +==== I am running a 64-bit version of Windows, and I have rendering/sizing/scrollbar glitches with panels below a certain splitter depth ===
-==== How do I get my playlist tabs back? ==== +Unfortunately, this is caused by an "oversight" in these operating systems. The issue would normally be faced with Columns UI 0.3.6.4 and older, and when you have an application running that registers a certain type of global hookSuch applications have included Logitech SetPoint, multiple display utilities, a utility to block Windows key presses, Microsoft Spy++ and others. You can work around this issue by removing any such applications; normally you can test which one is registering such a hook by ending their processes in task manager. 
-{{ columns_ui:playlist_tabs.png?300|The finished tree}} + 
-For the default configuration+=== Technical details === 
-  - Start foobar2000 and enter the preferences. +[[http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=28647&view=findpost&p=609797|Some discussion]] 
-  - From the Columns UI page, activate the Layout tab. + 
-  Right click the base item, "Columns Playlist". +The problem is caused by a combination of factors
-  - Select the "Change base/Splitter/Playlist tabs" item. +  * Recursive SetWindowPos (i.e. through 'nested' child windows) calls depleting the kernel stack around twice as fast on 64-bit Windows 
-  - Right click the new "Playlist tabs" base item. +  * Global WH_CALLWNDPROC/WH_CALLWNDPROCRET hooks causing depletion of the kernel stack during recursive 'SendMessage' calls (the call here seems to be the WM_SIZE generated from WM_WINDOWPOSCHANGED)
-  - Select "Insert panel/Playlist views/Columns playlist" +
-  - Close preferences or click "Apply".+
  
-===== 0.1.2 questions ===== +The end result is that the maximum splitter depth on 64-bit Windows with a global hook is less than quarter of what it is on 32-bit Windows without a global hook.
-==== How do I get panels above the playlist? ==== +
-You can add panels with a configurable minimum height to the toolbar area by first enabling the "List all toolbars" in Prefs/Columns UI/Other. Then, you can insert the panel as a toolbar. You will have to then adjust the panel's minimum height in its configuration. As you can imagine this is a bit of a hack; it will not be necessary in version 0.1.3. +
-==== I don't see bars mode in the visualisation context menu?? ==== +
-Ensure you are running Columns UI 0.1.2 **final** or newer. +
-==== I installed panel x, but it is not listed in the sidebar menu? ==== +
-Most likely it was created for an older version of Columns UI, or you have an old version of Columns UI. Updating your components will usually suffice, you can use the [[:ui_extension:scanner|UI extension scannertool]] for further investigation.+
  
 +A workaround is included in Columns UI 0.3.6.5 and newer which minimises the impact of the global hook on the maximum splitter depth. **However, on 64-bit Windows the maximum splitter depth is still less than half of what it is on 32-bit Windows. Direct any complaints about that at Microsoft.**
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