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Windows 7: WMP12 Library View Problem, Looking for a Tweak

05 Dec 2010   #1
TalahRama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
WMP12 Library View Problem, Looking for a Tweak

In WMP12 my music library view defaults to "Tile Mode" when there's still tons of space remaining for more artist blocks. It only stays in true "Icon View" when there's 24 artists or less in my library. The second I add a 25th, it goes stupid and into the drop down "Tile Mode". The thing that bothers me so much is if you do the math, at my resolution (1920x1080) 65 artist blocks should fit in the library view before this forced change occurs.

My question is, is there a way to force it into staying in "Icon View"? Maybe some registry file I have to alter and change the 24 into a 65? It's really a problem too, cause I have all this real estate in my WMP library that isnt being used. Instead I have to scroll down to get to each artist, it really breaks up the navigation. Hey Microsoft, how is that more convenient?

Here's an image link showing you what I mean, in case my words don't do the problem justice. Any tweak guides or work arounds would be GREATLY appreciated!

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/p...g?t=1291526620


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06 Dec 2010   #2
TalahRama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Come on guys, none among you are familiar enough with the WMP registry entries to know how to go about this or if it's even possible?
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06 Dec 2010   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you clicked on the "view" icon to set it how you want it?
Also, press the ALT button to get the menu to show ... File, Edit, View, etc
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06 Dec 2010   #4
TalahRama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah I've tried all the different view modes, but after I add that 25 artist to my library is forces all the views into an alphabetized version of themselves. I'm simply trying to figure out if there is a way to make the transition to drop down alphabetized not occur at all, or at least not happen till I fill the "Empty space" (as shown in the picture link) with artists.
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06 Dec 2010   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I haven't explored WMP enough to know if you can do that
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06 Dec 2010   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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07 Dec 2010   #7
TalahRama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There's some decent tips in there, but still not what I'm looking for. Thanks for the link though, Jacee. : )
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08 Dec 2010   #8
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If you remove alphabetic sorting, WMP will mostly likely fail to work properly anymore. It's as easy as that. The fact that I never heard any "tweak" for this reassures my statement.
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08 Dec 2010   #9
TalahRama

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I dont completely mind the alphabetical sorting Garnot, I just dont understand why the media player forces it into drop down alphabetical mode when I clearly have TONS of space left for artist blocks. After the 65 that would fit in my library, it would makes complete sense for the player to switch to that, but im just bewildered as to why it does it so early.
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08 Dec 2010   #10
kagusuchi

windows 7
 
 

That's the "group header" segmentation that has been bothering quite a number of users of WMP 12 for a while. You should search the "Windows Media Player Plus!" (from BM-productions) plugin for this tweak. There will be an option to disable the group header function.
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