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General Preferences: Jump to File

Last Updated: Sep 02, 2013 02:03AM CEST

These options are provided by DrO's Jump To File Extra plugin (gen_jumpex.dll), aka: JTFE. Not only does JTFE enhance the Jump To File search function when you press the 'J' keyboard hotkey in the Playlist window, but it also adds a host of other features and functions throughout the whole of Winamp.

 

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  • Queue Options
    • Use extended 'Jump to file' dialog: Enable or disable the use of JTFE. When unchecked, the basic built-in default Jump To File dialog will be used instead.
    • Defaults button: Restores all the default settings for Jump To File Extra.
    • About button: Click to go to the About tab...
    • Double-Click Mode: Select the desired behavior for when you double-click entries in the Jump To File dialog.
      • Play: Jumps to the selected entry in the Playlist window and plays it (default behaviour).
      • Move after current: Moves the selected item after the currently playing entry in the Playlist window.
      • Enqueue: Places the selected entry in the JTFE queue to be played next.
    • Enter Key Mode: Select the desired behavior for when you hit the 'Enter' key on your keyboard for selected entries in the Jump To File dialog.
      • Play: Jumps to the selected entry in the Playlist window and plays it (default behaviour).
      • Move after current: Moves the selected item after the currently playing entry in the Playlist window.
      • Enqueue: Places the selected entry in the JTFE queue to be played next.
    • Keep the 'Jump To File' Dialog Open When Using:
      • Buttons: When checkmarked, the JTF dialog will stay open when clicking the Play, Enqueue, etc, buttons. When unchecked, the JTF dialog will close after clicking said buttons.
      • 'Enter' key: When checkmarked, the JTF dialog will stay open when hitting the 'Enter' key. When unchecked, the JTF dialog will close after hitting the 'Enter' key.
      • Double-click: When checkmarked, the JTF dialog will stay open when double-clicking entries. When unchecked, the JTF dialog will close after double-clicking entries.
    • Enable Playlist Editor features and related menus: Enables or disables the extra 'Jump to file' menu added by JTFE to the playlist item right-click context menu.
    • Remove file from queue when it is already in the queue: When checkmarked, using Q or Alt+click for items in the Playlist, or the Enqueue button/action in the JTF dialog, will remove items from the queue if they are already in it. When unchecked, the same item(s) will be added to the queue multiple times (ie. as many times as you enqueue them).
    • Allow 'Move after current' to move files as a list: When using the 'Move After Current' action in the 'Jump to file' submenu of the Playlist Editor, will move the selected items in the correct numbered order (eg. album tracknumbers 1-8 will remain in the same order). When unchecked, the selected items will just be moved after the currently playing entry in the order selected.
    • Force shuffle off when using 'Move after current': Turns Winamp's shuffle feature off, if enabled, when using the 'Move after current' function.
    • Restore the queue list when Winamp starts: Remembers the Queue List (if any items are in it) between Winamp sessions. If unchecked, the Queue List will be cleared on Winamp exit.
    • Check for a new version of JTFE when Winamp starts: Checks DrO's site for a new version of gen_jumpex.dll each time you start Winamp.
  • Display
    • Use text formatting in the 'Jump to file' dialog: Determines how to display the text and queue position number for queued items in the Jump To File dialog. If unchecked, then the queue position numbers will not be displayed in the JTF dialog. When checkmarked, the default string underneath should suffice in most cases, but if you wish to change it, then click the 'Help' button for further info.
    • Use text formatting in the playlist: Determines how to display the text and queue position number for queued items in the Playlist Editor window. When unchecked, the queued position will not be displayed at all in the Playlist window, but you can still view the Queue List in both the Manage Mode of the Jump To File dialog and in the Enqueue List tab of these preferences. When checkmarked, the default string underneath should suffice, but if you wish to change it, then click the 'Help' button above for further info.
    • Highlight background of queued items in playlist: Provides the option of changing the background color of queued items in the playlist window.
    • Options: Click the individual color selection boxes on the right to change the color for each of the respective options according to personal taste.
      • Highlight background of queued items in playlist: This is the exact same option as above, and enables/disables this feature accordingly.
      • Blend color with playlist background: Changes the highlight color to blend in more with the background color of the playlist (which greatly depends on the currently selected skin and/or color theme).
      • Span the highlight color across the full queued item: When checkmarked, the highlight color will span the entire line of the playlist entry. When unchecked, the highlight color will only span the queue number and track time on the right.
      • Use the exisitng color options (as above): When checkmarked, uses the same color as the one specified above. When unchecked, lets you specify a different color for the full span of the queued entry.
      • Use separate color for the main text: Lets you specify a different color for the text of the queued playlist titles (the queue number and track time will still use the same color text as specified above).
      • Use separate color for time entry text: Lets you specify a different color for the track time for queued items (the main text and queue number will still use the colors specified above).
    • Skin 'Jump to file' using the current Winamp style: When checkmarked, the Jump To File dialog will be skinned according to the current skin and/or color theme. When unchecked, the Jump To File dialog will be unskinned, and will therefore look the same as the built-in default JTF dialog instead.
    • Restore last position of the dialog on opening: Remembers the position on the desktop of the JTF dialog. When unchecked, the JTF dialog will always open in the default position. Note that this option only affects Classic skins, because Modern skin wasabi windows always remember their position.
    • Reload 'Jump to file' when Winamp starts: When checkmarked, the Jump To File dialog will always open when Winamp is opened.
    • Restore last search when opening the dialog: Remembers the last search filter you typed into the search field, if any, when you close and reopen the JTF dialog. If unchecked (default setting), then the search field is always empty on reopening the JTF dialog, thus showing the full contents of the current playlist.
    • Use Playlist Editor font for the 'Jump to file' dialog: Uses whatever same font is selected in Preferences > Playlist for the titles in the JTF dialog (Search and Manage Modes). If unchecked, uses the default skin/bitmap font instead.
    • Language: Use the selected language to display JTFE menus, buttons, preferences, etc. The default language is English, but more languages are available by installing the latest version of JTFE from DrO's site (refer to separate JTFE installer for additional language options).
  • Queue List
    • Queued File(s): Displays the current Queue List, if any.
    • Remove file: Removes the selected file(s) from the Queue List.
    • Up: Moves the selected file(s) up the Queue List.
    • Down: Moves the selected file(s) down the Queue List.
    • Clear list: Clears the entire Queue List.
    • Resume playback at the file expected after the current track before the queue was created: After the current Queue List has been fully played, playback will resume at the entry immediately after the one which was playing before the Queue List was created. If unchecked, then playback will proceed to the next item in the playlist immediately after the last entry in the Queue List.
    • Reset the current queue when loading playlists: Clears the Queue List if you load a playlist file into the queue. When unchecked, retains the current Queue List and adds the contents of the newly loaded playlist file to the end of the current queue. Note that playlist files (m3u, pls, etc) can be loaded by right-clicking in the Enqueued Files list above (or in the Manage Mode of the JTF dialog) and selecting 'Load playlist into queue'.
    • Load playlist into the queue when Winamp starts: Lets you specify a playlist file to always load into the queue at every Winamp startup. When checkmarked, the Browse button on the right become clickable...
  • Menus & Buttons
    • Function Button Organization: With these options you can control which function buttons are shown in the JTF dialog. Check/uncheck to taste. Note that the 'Close' button cannot be unchecked due to compatibility reasons with the default built-in JTF dialog. Click the 'Left' and 'Right' buttons to move the buttons to personal taste. Click the 'Help' button for more info.
    • Playlist Editor Menu Organization: Lets you specify which of JTFE's menu entries should be displayed in the right-click context menu for items in the Playlist Editor window. Select/Deselect the available menu items according to personal taste. Use the 'Up' and 'Down' buttons to rearrange the selected menu items according to taste. Click the 'Help' button for further info.
      • Queue selected: Queues up the selection to be played next.
      • Jump to file: Opens the 'Jump to File' window.
      • Move after current: Moves the selection after the currently playing track.
      • Jump to file options: Opens the Winamp Prefs at the JTF page (ie. here).
      • Manage queue: Opens the Winamp Prefs at the JTF -> Enqueue List tab.
      • Clear queue: Clears the queue list (if any).
      • Queue album from playlist: Lets you queue up an external playlist file.
      • Crop to queue: Removes all playlist entries except for those in the queue.
      • Queue selected and randomize: Same as 'Queue selected' but randomizes the order of the queued selection.
      • Random queue from current playlist: Randomly selects an item from the current playlist to be played next.
    • Put menu items in a submenu: When checkmarked, all of the selected menu items appear in a "Jump to file" submenu. When unchecked, the selected items all appear as individual entries in the main right-click context menu instead.
    • Add to the bottom of the menu: When checkmarked, the selected menu items (or single submenu item) appears at the bottom of the right-click context menu in the Playlist. When unchecked, the Jump To File menu/submenu stays in the default position, which is usually third from the top of the list.
    • Preview: Shows you a preview of how your selection will look in the Playlist menu.
    • Allow the Middle mouse button to add files to the queue: Lets you use the middle mouse button to enqueue items (in addition to the 'Alt+click' and 'Q' key methods). Note that this option will only work if the middle mouse button isn't already assigned to a double-click action in your mouse control panel.
  • Misc.
    • Toggle 'Jump to file' window if visible and hotkey is pressed again: Makes the J hotkey toggle the JTF window on and off. If unchecked, then J just opens the JTF dialog, but doesn't close it.
    • Flash playlist entry when using 'Show entry in playlist': Flashes the playlist entry when selecting that option in the right-click context menu for items in the JTF dialog, and also in the right-click 'Send To' menu for items in Local Media views in the Media Library.
    • Use inverted selection color for the flashing: Inverts the flashing color selection when using the above option/feature. If not checkmarked, uses the same color as the one selected for queued items in the Display tab.
    • Disable the sorting of the 'Jump to file' search results: By default, the search results in the JTF dialog are sorted alphabetically. Checkmarking this option makes the search results to be listed in the exact same order as they are in the current playlist.
    • Prevent Winamp from scrolling the current file into view: When checkmarked, the playlist window will no longer automatically scroll the current file into view when the next song starts playing. Note that you can still use the Spacebar to manually scroll the currently playing file into view, if needs be.
    • Limit the number of search results to be displayed up to... __: Helps to provide a faster search response when searching through large playlists. Enter a number to limit the search results to (default limit is 7000, adjust to taste).
    • Filter search results: Semicolon-delimited Filter list for excluding certain entries from being displayed in the JTF search results, eg. to exclude streams and other protocols, use: http://;mms://;rtsp://;uvox://;linein://;x:\.
    • Delay from last typing action before the search is processed: When you type letters in the JTF search field, determines how long a delay to use before processing the search results. Adjust the slider underneath to taste, eg. a value of "500 ms" will cause a half-second delay.
 

Subpages: Double click "Jump To File" in the left pane to expand/collapse accordingly.

 
  • Missing Files
    • Highlight the background of missing playlist entries: Highlights dead entries in the playlist (ie. an entry which points to a file that no longer exists in the specified folder or no longer has the specified filename). You can then either easily remove the missing entries, or you can use the "Playlist Entry" dialog (via the right-click context menu, or Ctrl+E) to fix them (use the 'browse' button in said dialog to search for the new location of the moved/renamed file).
    • Options: Click the 'Options' button to choose a highlight color for missing files.
    • Exclude shared folders when checking: Option to exclude shared/network folders from the above check for missing files.
    • External File Modification Tracking – Enable the updater: Option to make Winamp check for missing files in the playlist at the specified interval. This setting is useful for updating the current playlist to highlight any files that have been externally moved/renamed within the current Winamp session. Adjust the slider underneath to specify the frequency of the check, eg. every 4 seconds. The default setting is 'disabled' (all the way to the left). The lowest available 'enabled' setting is every 1 second, which is one notch up from 'disabled', and is as close to real-time as you can get. Note that this option may use a small amount of extra cpu/memory.
  • ML Options- Media Library Integration Options:
    • Enable Media Library 'JTFE Queue Manager' view: Inserts a 'JTFE Queue Manager' node into the left pane of the Media Library. When said node is selected, a JTFE-style Queue Manager view appears in the right pane, where you can view and manage the Queue List (instead of doing so via the Queue Manager mode in the JTFE dialog or the 'Enqueue List' page in the Preferences).
    • Enable Favorite Queue playlist features (for managing and using of predefined queues): Inserts 'Add to Favorite Queue' (only when the Queue List is populated) and 'Load favorite into queue' options into all instances of the JTFE Queue Manager's right-click menu. Lets you add favorite playlists to be listed under the JTFE Queue Manager node in the Media Library, thus making it easy to load full playlists into the JTFE Queue.
    • Enable 'Add to queue' entry on the 'Send to' menu: Inserts an 'Add to queue' entry in the 'Send to' menu when you right-click items in the Local Media views of the Media Library. Basically, this option makes it so you can add songs from the Media Library into the JTFE Queue List.
    • Enable 'Add to queue and play' entry on the 'Send to' menu: Inserts an 'Add to queue and play' entry in the 'Send to' menu when you right-click items in the Local Media views of the Media Library. This acts the same as 'Enqueue & Play' (see 'Shell Options' above), but for media library entries.
    • Insert files at the start of the queue: When using the above 'Send to' menu options, adds the queued files to the start of the current queue, if one already exists.
    • Insert files at the end of the queue: When using the above 'Send to' menu options, adds the queued files to the end of the current queue, if one already exists.
    • Query the Media Library if no valid playlist files are found when using 'Queue album from playlist': Does exactly as it says on the tin...
    • Add playlists from 'Save current search' into the Media Library playlists: When checkmarked, playlists created when using the 'Save current search' feature in the JTFE dialog will also be added to the Playlists section in the Media Library.
    • Add playlists from 'Save current queue' into the Media Library playlists: When checkmarked, playlists created when using the 'Save current queue' feature in the JTFE dialog will also be added to the Playlists section in the Media Library.
    • Add files to the playlist editor when using the 'Add to Winamp's Media Library' action in Windows Explorer: When checkmarked, also adds files to the end of the current playlist as well as adding the files to the Media Library database. When unchecked, just adds the files to the ML database only.
  • Extras
    • Queue Manager Window
      • Enable 'Queue Manager' window: Enables the separate/external Queue manager window and adds a "Queue Manager (Alt+Q)" item to Winamp's main menu.
      • When selecting the 'Manage Queue' action open: Queue Manager -or- Plugin Preferences: Either opens the separate 'Queue Manager' window or the 'Enqueue List' preferences page when selecting the "Manage Queue" action in the 'Jump to File' submenu of the Playlist Editor's right-click menu.
    • Winamp File Types Addition
      • Enable 'File Types' preferences page additions: When enabled, will display the current filetype icon next to the file extensions in the list on the main 'File Types' page above.
    • Miscellaneous Features
      • Enable windowshade mode for classic skin frame windows: Enables windowshade mode for general plugin frame windows such as the Media Library. Note that this option is for Classic skins only, not Modern skins.
      • Attempt to fix compatibility issues with nView: This option is for users with nVidia graphics cards who have enabled nView, and then find that the keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) no longer work in Winamp. Checkmarking this option should hopefully fix this issue.

 


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