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Offline Max Power

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Artist View as main screen?
« on: September 14, 2012, 10:14:55 AM »
Hi all,
Newbie posting, im currently making a touch jukebox for my Dad's 50th
and im definitly going to use etouch 8, great software.
I'm still kind of messing around with it on my laptop to get it configured
just how I want, the easier the better for the computer illiterate dad!
I was wondering if it is possible to have an artists view as the main page,
with some fanart for each artist thumbnail.
The filter search is close to what im looking for, but i can only view that as
24 thumbnails on the screen with no pics.
I was hoping for about 6 - 12 covers per page and on the main screen,
when the program is loaded?
Apologies if this has already been answered, i've searched the forums a bit
and couldn't find anything on it. Thanks
The attached image shows kinda what I mean  :)
« Last Edit: September 14, 2012, 10:33:38 AM by Max Power »

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Re: Artist View as main screen?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 11:43:45 AM »
There are 2 ways of doing this...

1/ If you only have collections of individual tracks then you can group them in a folder by artist and put the cover image as a fan art picture. Give them all the same album name such as Greatest Hits and build the DB againts that. It will look like the image you posted and when you click on the artist you will see all the tracks.

2/ Use the artist filter and use the skintool to change the filter screen so it only shows as many artists as you want. You will need to set the filter screen to be the default screen as well. This way is a little more complicated and you may need help with this to get the skin right.
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Re: Artist View as main screen?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2012, 11:51:24 AM »
Thanks for that, I'll try change the skin.
If I'm not able to do that then I'll try re-structure the folders,
Cheers
I'll probably have a few more questions before I get it  :D

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Re: Artist View as main screen?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012, 04:41:58 PM »
Thanks for that, I'll try change the skin.
If I'm not able to do that then I'll try re-structure the folders,
Cheers
I'll probably have a few more questions before I get it  :D

No worries.
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