User Tools

Site Tools


columns_ui:faqs

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
Next revision
Previous revision
columns_ui:faqs [2007/02/07 23:57]
80.73.88.122
columns_ui:faqs [2012/10/05 21:36]
116.15.33.204 restored
Line 6: Line 6:
 ===== 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]].
  
Line 15: Line 15:
 ==== 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.
- 
-==== 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 ?! ====
Line 41: Line 38:
 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 ==== 
-{{ columns_ui:playlist_tabs.png?300|The finished tree}} +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 olderand when you have an application running that registers a certain type of global hookSuch applications have included Logitech SetPointmultiple display utilities, a utility to block Windows key presses, Microsoft Spy++ and othersYou 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.
-==== How do I get my playlist tabs back? ==== +
-For the default configuration: +
-  - Start foobar2000 and enter the preferences. +
-  - From the Columns UI pageactivate the Layout tab. +
-  - Right click the base item"Columns Playlist". +
-  - Select the "Change base/Splitter/Playlist tabs" item. +
-  - Right click the new "Playlist tabs" base item. +
-  - Select "Insert panel/Playlist views/Columns playlist" +
-  - Close preferences or click "Apply".+
  
-In 0.1.3 beta 1, you can select the menu item ''View/Layout/Playlist tabs'' to activate the default playlist tabs layout.+=== Technical details === 
 +[[http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=28647&view=findpost&p=609797|Some discussion]]
  
 +The problem is caused by a combination of factors:
 +  * Recursive SetWindowPos (i.e. through 'nested' child windows) calls depleting the kernel stack around twice as fast on 64-bit Windows
 +  * 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)
  
-===== 0.1.3 beta 1 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 global hook.
-{{ :columns_ui:sidebar_013b1.png?150}} tezt +
-==== What happened to the sidebar?! ==== +
-It was removed. The new layout system replaces it. +
-See the screen shot to the right to understand how something equivalent is obtained from the layout system. +
-The layout pictured is based off modified default configuration. The first "Vertical splitter" represents the equivalent of the sidebar. Note it is locked, and is contained in horizontal splitter. To add panels inside it, right click on the "Vertical splitter" item.+
  
-===== 0.1.2 questions ===== +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**Howeveron 64-bit Windows the maximum splitter depth is still less than half of what it is on 32-bit WindowsDirect any complaints about that at Microsoft.**
-==== 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/OtherThenyou 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.+
columns_ui/faqs.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/05 21:36 by 116.15.33.204