andrewilley Posted September 1, 2018 Share Posted September 1, 2018 Note: The following are my own personal observations as a PA user, not as forum moderator. The italicised ones are points that would normally be deal-breakers for me. The three-dots icon changes position on every different screen. It would be much easier and more convenient for it to be in a consistent location - the static bottom row would be ideal. In fact, I would suggest combining it with the pretty-much redundant and currently space-wasting three-lines icon ('Settings' could easily be added to the bottom of the three-dots options, with the hardly-ever-needed 'Changelog' placed in the Settings menu near where 'Get Support' is already duplicated). Thinking about it, the four-squares icon at the left of that bottom row seems pretty-much redundant too, as its function is also duplicated in several other ways already. Why does the Queue not work when you are listening to Shuffled music? I currently use that feature all the time to break out from shuffled play to listen to an occasional specific track, and was really surprised to find it doesn't work on the new release. In Dark Theme it is almost impossible to see which Repeat and Shuffle mode is currently in use. For example the 'Off' and 'Shuffle All' icons look very similar against a pale background. The way that the Timer button works, adding an extra background to the icon when it is enabled, makes it much easier to distinguish between on and off. In Pro Buttons mode, the five playback control buttons almost completely obscure the seek bar, making it very difficult to use. The buttons really should be placed in a separate row (i.e. all five playback controls in one line, with the seek bar placed it its own separate space underneath them). There's plenty of room for this, even on 16:9 screens - well, as long as the Play button doesn't try to take up about half of the screen anyway What is the point of the up/down gesture on the album artwork? Up doesn't seem to do anything but bounce the image around a bit, and Down does the same as tapping the artwork or using the four-squares icon in the bottom left. On a related note, could the configuration feature for gestures be brought back as it was on v2, or even expanded a bit? I'd suggest a 'Gestures' section in Settings>Look and Feel, allowing the user to select what happens for Left/Right swipes (e.g. Change Track, Change List, Disable), Up/Down swipes (e.g. Change Track, Change List, Disable), Single tap (e.g. Show the 'options' popup, Go to List View, Download Album Art, Disable), and Long-press (e.g. Show the 'options' popup, Go to List View, Download Album Art, Disable). That would make it a lot easier to avoid triggering inadvertent gestures (which I manage to do all the time, especially tap). The Compact List view option is great, but ideally needs to be available in more categories (especially Folders, which often need more text space). On the Player screen, longer text items (e.g. title, artist/album, filename, etc) need to horizontally scroll back and forth as they did in PA v2, rather than always being truncated with ellipses. I have a lot of audio files where the title or filename is longer than the screen space allows, but the early portion of the name is the same for each track so I now can't tell them apart (e.g. "The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Fit the First.mp3", "The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Fit the Second.mp3", and tons of others). Similarly, in Folder/Playlist/etc list views, those sort of longer names should text-wrap onto the next line as there is plenty of white space to allow two or even three lines there where needed. Andre Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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