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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]].
  
-There is also simle way, how to teach your Total Commander ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Commander|?]]) to work with 7z archives like with folders. Just download and install this [[http://www.totalcmd.net/plugring/7zip_plugin.html|7Zip 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]]
 + 
 +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 installed panel x, but it is not listed in the sidebar menu? ==== +==== I changed my buttons to some PNGsBut they disappear next time start foobar2000?? ==== 
-Most likely it was created for an older version of Columns UI, or you have an old version of Columns UIUpdating your components will usually suffice, you can use the [[:ui_extension:scanner|UI extension scannertool]] for further investigation. +Make sure you put the libpng13.dll and zlib1.dll files in your foobar2000 directory, not the components directory.
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-==== 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 menuOtherwise, you will have to hit the 'Reset Sidebar' button in [[.config:sidebar|sidebar preferences]]. +
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-==== 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. Thenyou 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 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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   * As a last fail-safe resort, the command-line command ''foobar2000 /config'' will bring up the preferences.   * As a last fail-safe resort, the command-line command ''foobar2000 /config'' will bring up the preferences.
  
-===== 0.1.3 questions ===== +==== I installed panel x, but it is not listed as a panel within foobar2000? ==== 
-==== How do get my playlist tabs back? ==== +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. 
-{{ columns_ui:playlist_tabs.png?300|The finished tree}} + 
-For the default configuration: +==== I changed one of the button images in the toolbars. Now all the others have disappeared?? ==== 
-  - Start foobar2000 and enter the preferences+All images must have the same dimensionsSee [[.config:buttons]] for more information
-  - From the Columns UI page, activate the Layout tab. + 
-  Right click the base item"Columns Playlist"+==== I am running a 64-bit version of Windowsand I have rendering/sizing/scrollbar glitches with panels below a certain splitter depth ==== 
-  - Select the "Change base/Splitter/Playlist tabs" item. +Unfortunately, this is caused by an "oversightin these operating systemsThe 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 hook. Such 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. 
-  - Right click the new "Playlist tabsbase item. + 
-  - Select "Insert panel/Playlist views/Columns playlist" +=== Technical details === 
-  - Close preferences or click "Apply"+[[http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=28647&view=findpost&p=609797|Some discussion]] 
-==== I get an error message from foobar2000 whilst using Columns UI ==== + 
-=== You receive the error message "Failed to load DLLfoo_ui_columns.dll, reason: This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem." at startup === +The problem is caused by a combination of factors: 
-Please install the [[misc:vc2005_crt|VC++2005 Run-times]].+  * 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) 
 + 
 +The end result is that the maximum splitter depth on 64-bit Windows with a global hook is less than a quarter of what it is on 32-bit Windows without a global hook
 + 
 +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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