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Hi,

Using Poweramp 2.06.508 on Galaxy Nexus, Standard Goggle Rom JB 4.11

Poweramp is indeed a very flexible music player. I like very much the configuration options. However, the Album Jump buttons are unusual. I wonder what is the practical purpose of these buttons. For me, this is a serious inconvenience which makes the product almost unusable.

The "Jump Album" buttons don't have a symetrical behavior. i.e if I hit one by accident, hitting the opposite button doesn't bring back to the playing position before the mistake. Example: Playing track 32/50 of Album1. I accidentally hit the Next album button (PA plays track 1/n of Album2). Then I hit the Previous Album to undo the mistake. PA starts playing track 1/50 of Album1. Of course I want to continue where I was before the mistake. The only way I find so far is to review the content of Album1, then navigate slowly in the listing and try to remember where I was. This takes a while.

Granted. I am probably the kind of rare users who never jump album to album frenetically. However I do navigate to albums. For that, I just go back to the album view. Of course, this requires more button hit than a single button hit. But at least, this allows to jump to any album instead of Preview / Next. Additionally this allows to review the album content and even to select any track inside the album rather than always Track #1.

A touch interface is less precise than dedicated players with physical buttons. As such, touch mistake is quite frequent. I can get away with most of the touch mistakes. But a mistake on the Album Jump button is quite time consuming to fix that actually I prefer to stop evaluating Poweramp. Pleasee allow the option to remove these two Album Jump buttons and you'll find me as a customer. Better yet, these buttons would be better to be replaced by fast forward/backward (within the same playing track)

BTW, you may wonder why this is such a big deal. I listen to audiobooks. Each album is a different book. Jumping from book to book by accident and losing track of the chapter you were listining is very annoying.

Thanks in advance for your attention.

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I COMPLETELY agree! Those buttons really need an option to be disabled. I never use them and when I hit them accidentally, there is no intuitive way to get back to where I was. I can't see how they are useful, as who jumps from album to album in such a way? Maybe I just don't see it! :-)

Anyway, PLEASE allow us to disable them! :-)

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On reason I could think of for these Next/Prev Album buttons to be useful is:

- When finishing playing the last track of the Album, the player either loop to the 1st track or stops at the end. This button allow to continue playing on another album. And easy workaround would be to allow the playing order to continue to next album when the last track of the previous album is finished.

- People having a messy tagged library which have a lots of "one track per album". In that case, jumping to new album is equivalent to jumping to new track. I hope that this album buttons are not designed for this purpose because this sounds weird.

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+1 from me for this request! I find these "Jump Album" buttons rather annoying. I never use them - like the original poster, if I want to go to a new album, I prefer to manually browse to the folder or playlist using the library. And I've accidentally clicked those buttons numerous times, which is very, very annoying. So I'd love to see an option to hide them. Then, those who want them can keep them and those who don't can hide them.

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I actually use them a lot, and the behaviour of starting any new album (whether going forward or backward through the list) at the beginning of that album makes perfect sense to me.

What you seem to be asking for is a 'go back to previously played track' option (a bit like an Undo feature) which I agree would be very useful.

Andre

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I actually use them a lot, and the behaviour of starting any new album (whether going forward or backward through the list) at the beginning of that album makes perfect sense to me.

May be there is a good reason that I miss here but I cannot conceive the benefits of jumping albums a lot like that. How do you organize your albums so that you need to jump from album to album frequently like that? And because each time you start by track 1, what is the reason that you prefer Track 1 more than any other track in the album? Navigating albums the way you do, I wonder if you ever listen to the 2nd half of most of your albums.

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I mostly listen by songs to be honest (or random) but if I want to listen to a whole album then I'll start at the beginning as the artist intended - same as I do with films really - and just work my way through it. If I want a later track, I'll skip to it. Thowback to listening to cassette tapes and CDs I guess. :)

Andre

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+1 for the ability to disable!!

being an extensive audiobook listener, I found these buttons mostly useless and frequently anoying because player is losing its current listening position :unsure:

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A better option might be to have an alternative mode - mainly useful for long tracks such as concerts, radio shows, audiobooks, podcasts, etc - where the outer (currently Album Back/Forward) buttons act as Track forward/backward instead, and the current track navigation buttons are replaced with Skip Forward 30 seconds / Skip Back 10 seconds functions.

However for some reason even though better support for longer audio tracks has been requested by a number of people for a couple of years now, it doesn't seem to get much traction (or even replies) from the developers. It's almost as though they see the word 'audiobook' and ignore the fact that this really applies to ALL long audio files, both music and spoken word.

Andre

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I know this is an old topic but is there a way to disable these buttons. My fate fingers keep hitting them by accident

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6 hours ago, Beaky said:

I know this is an old topic but is there a way to disable these buttons. My fate fingers keep hitting them by accident

Install Poweramp v3, those buttons are only present in the Pro Buttons mode.

Andre

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