Take a tour
In this topic you'll learn the main window of the music player program
and its various parts. Detailed instructions of other functions are covered
under subsequent topics.
The opening main window of the music player program looks as shown below.
The Menu bar
The Menubar and its menus is where you can access and perform most of
the functions of the music player. Position the mouse over a menu item
and its associated menu drops down revealing the options as shown below
for the File menu.
You can also invoke the menus using the Alt
key of your keyboard plus the first letter of a menu. For example to invoke
the File menu press Alt
on your keyboard and holding it down press F.
Inside a menu you can select an option by either clicking it with the
mouse or using speedkey combinations indicated beside a menu option. For
instance to open a New project press the Control
(Ctrl) key and holding it down
press N on your keyboard. Note
that to use a speedkey you need not open a menu.
Also once a menu is open you can perform any of the functions in that
menu by pressing the underlined letter of that function on your keyboard.
Several important functions of the Menubar are displayed using the same
icons as in the menus conveniently below the menubar on a Toolbar. To
find out what these buttons stand for simply hold your mouse pointer on
any of them and a tool tip will indicate their function.
There are three distinct panels. They are:
This panel displays the skin of the player. The controls of the player
can also be tested here.
The tabbed panel
This panel displays album and song information under the Playlist
Editor tab. You can also use the other tabs to create buttons on
your player and set other player options.
The Album/Song Settings panel
This panel works in tandem with the Playlist
Tab of the previous panel and reflects information about the albums
and songs. Here you can edit song and artist information and link songs
to their source files on the computer or remotely on the internet and
associate images to them.