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Wolksby

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The view I have arrived at on my S23 homescreen from where I can fully open the app is, of course, different from the view I have created using one of the YAPS skins.

I have had outstanding help and support from Theo Klink, and which is still currently ongoing.

The view I have arrived at, using the YAPS skin is basically exactly what I want.

The initial-viee screen (I'm not really quite au fair with the correct terminology) is more than fit for purpose, but I'd like any advice as to how to make it look more like the third-party skin, especially in terms of appearance of the transport buttons, and the font details of the two respective lines of text.

I am afraid that if I tried to alter the appearance of one page, it would affect the other, especially in the two main concerns above, and I am happy with how the main page with the skin looks.looks

I appreciate that my question involves both Poweramp as is, as well as a Third-party skin, albeit one that would seem to be custom-made for Poweramp, which makes me want to tread carefully. I now endeavour to save every minor change I make.

I've attached two screenshots, hopefully to clarify what I'm seeking to ask, and look forward to some further sage advice from the Forum. Many thanks.

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The 'Widget' (which is what you have added to your Andorid home screen, in the first screenshot) is not controlled by any skin that you may have chosen for the main Poweramp app (second screenshot, main Player Screen or "Player UI"). So you can adjust the Widget as much as you like, well as far as its more modest controls allow anyway, without affecting anything in the main app interface.

Andre

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Andre, that is really helpful! Thank you so much for giving me a response that I understand, as well as confirming what each screenshot is, what it's called, and which settings control either one.

Interestingly, while I was using Android Auto in my car earlier today, I noticed how the album art in some situations is spoilt by a colour shading, and something I hadn't noticed before.

I have just read some posts here where other users have similarly commented on / complained about it, and while it's a Google issue, and not some failing on my part in terms of AA's internal settings, it's good to know that it's currently beyond our control, even if it might be considered as a retrograde step, from the purely visual aspect. Philip

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Yes the colour shading in AA is by Google design, and it only occurs on the multi-panel view - presumably so the overlaid text is visible regardless of the visual content of the cover artwork. It should not happen on the fullscreen AA display.

Andre

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Thanks for confirming, Andre!

Exactly, it's only visible on the multi-panel view, but reverts to normal on the full screen display.

Now knowing about it, I'm happier to live with it, than I was when I first noticed it this morning, and thought, 'Oh no, have I done something to make this happen?'!

 

Best wishes, Philip

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9 hours ago, Wolksby said:

Now knowing about it, I'm happier to live with it, than I was when I first noticed it this morning, and thought, 'Oh no, have I done something to make this happen?'

Nope, nothing you've done, that's how Google designed it to look. Only way to change that would be to persuade Google, but honestly it doesn't bother me in the slightest, the mini-panel is too small to see much useful anyway (especially when you are driving).

Andre

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Hi Andre, you previously mentioned that there isn't a lot of options when wishing to tweak my Widget screen closer to the Player UI, and in my example below, I'm limited only to the two lines of text, and the design/colour of the buttons.

I like the buttons, but would perhaps like them slightly blue. I'd like to tweak the fonts etc of the two lines, perhaps with a little Bold here, or Italic therScreenshot_20230424_150011_OneUIHome.thumb.jpg.ce0abcb28e9e860bc471987ee7273dc4.jpg

Where, specifically would I be looking just to change these items, but without altering anything elsewhere in the app? Best wishes, Philip

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Depending on the device, once a widget is created you may not be able to edit it any further. If you can, generally you tap and hold the top-right corner of the widget to get into the settings for it. If this doesn't work, you may have to delete the widget and create a new one. At that point you would have access to all of the settings for the widget layout. and any colour options for the buttons, text, backgrounds, etc.

It is a bit of a hassle to get it done, but once it is complete you don't have to mess with it any further.

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Generally, tapping the extreme upper-right of the Widget should take you back into the configuration screen (just the same as when you first created the widget). Some launchers will allow you to long-press on a widget and see multiple options (including "Configure") rather than just resizing, but that varies from launcher to launcher.

You won't get full skin-style settings, but there are quite a few tweaks you can make include colour of text and buttons, number of buttons, background/artwork/etc opacity, font style/weight/centring/etc, shadows, etc.

Andre

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Hi Andre and Motley,

Thank you both for your respective responses, and especially for reminding me about the facility to tap the top RH of the Widget screen, when the abundance of easily-applied and editable visual appearances become accessible. I'd used this in the past, but had completely forgotten about the facility. It's already looking much better, together with a change of 'theme' on the phone itself!

Thanks, as ever! Wolksby

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