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Seek bar during playback
« on: March 27, 2021, 03:12:26 PM »
I have two indicators in the seeker bar.

1) Shows where the song currently is in it's duration during playback.
2) Another indicator exactly like the first that only moves when I move it with my mouse but does nothing.

I want to keep the standard one but find nothing in the options to remove the secondary one. It always trips me up when i look to see where the song is in its duration because there are TWO indicators.

Can anyone offer help?

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Re: Seek bar during playback
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2021, 03:53:52 PM »
Are you using a Modern Skin? (i.e. Winamp Modern, Bento or Big Bento Modern)
I made that one skin that one time.
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Re: Seek bar during playback
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2021, 04:04:19 PM »
"Winamp Modern", specifically.
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Re: Seek bar during playback
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2021, 04:37:58 PM »
There's no option to disable the secondary ghost seeker, nor am I sure if that's possible within a Modern Skin itself
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Re: Seek bar during playback
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2021, 05:45:31 PM »
I don't see a secondary ghost seeker bar in my copy of Winamp Modern. Can either of you post a screenshot?
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Re: Seek bar during playback
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2021, 05:58:24 PM »


Happens when you want to seek to a position
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Re: Seek bar during playback
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2021, 08:56:52 PM »
I don't have that behavior when I click in the seek bar or drag the seek button back or forth. I see that you have the repeat mode active. I tried with repeat all and with repeat track and still don't see the shadow seek button. It may be some other preference differences between my configuration and you guys. Hopefully, dro will respond to this.
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Re: Seek bar during playback
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2021, 01:35:01 AM »
Am sure someone else reported something like this a while back & it was down to a corrupted studio.xnf file messing things up as it's definitely not a desired behaviour to have the seeking mode showing all of the time. Preferences -> Advanced -> Diagnostics -> 'Settings Locations' tab has the settings folder path to find to remove the studio.xnf file (when WACUP is not running).

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Re: Seek bar during playback
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2021, 03:29:02 PM »


Still happens with a new studio.xnf file, my guess is that it is intended behavior
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Re: Seek bar during playback
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2021, 03:40:29 PM »
If it's seen when it's being intentionally moved as part of a seeking action until the mouse is released then it's how that skin has always worked as it's there to help fine tune the position prior to the seek being attempted. If it's happening just by putting the mouse near things (as the initial wording in the second point by the OP seems to imply) then my suggestion is the best I've got based on another example that I can't find at the moment.

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Re: Seek bar during playback
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2021, 10:49:41 PM »
If it's seen when it's being intentionally moved as part of a seeking action until the mouse is released then it's how that skin has always worked as it's there to help fine tune the position prior to the seek being attempted. ...

This is the behavior that I see.
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Re: Seek bar during playback
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2021, 11:24:21 PM »
Maybe I should've been clearer, hovering over it obviously lights it up, it is the ghosting effect that occurs when you grab and drag the seeker to the new position
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Re: Seek bar during playback
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2021, 11:52:30 PM »
I'm probably getting confused here. The ghost action as per the screenshots is absolutely correct unless that's being triggered by _not_ first having to have clicked on the seekbar. Best to wait for the OP to hopefully reply back to clarify things.

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Re: Seek bar during playback
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2021, 06:11:39 PM »
I do not have to click for the ghost seek bar to be there. Wherever my mouse moves over the seek bar, the ghost button appears and moves with my mouse as fluidly as if it were an intended function of the program.

I see a use for it. I just don't want it.

The use is as you play a song, you can locate a certain part by moving your mouse over it during playback and the thost bar remains there (unless you move the mouse over another section).

I just don't want the dang thing.

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Re: Seek bar during playback
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2021, 07:13:36 PM »
Have you done as per my suggestion of the file to remove to see if that helps ?

As its not meant to be doing that nor can I replicate & am going on what fixed it for the one other user that I know had that issue. Unless there's something going on with mouse drivers / some other software that's on your machine which is triggering the action in the modern skin engine.

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