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Re: Volumio3 Experimental UI Feedback Thread

Postby mikeyb » Sat Aug 24 2019 10:11

I'm using the experimental version on my Allo Sparky/Piano 2.1 Dac and so far no issues, Spotify Connect has been playing for the last 2.5hrs without issue.

FF/REW works perfectly. ( Android smartphone in portrait mode uses a horizontal bar )

Skipping tracks fine too.
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Volumio3 Experimental UI Feedback Thread

Postby pdo59 » Sun Sep 15 2019 17:24

Hello Michelangelo,
I experiment the new GUI, it is powerful in many resolution but in a LCD 800x480 it would be better if the album image were bigger.
Thank you for this wonderful software!
I tried to upload a screenshot but it doesn't work
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Volumio3 Experimental UI Feedback Thread

Postby JackD » Mon Sep 30 2019 09:04

Hi Guys,
let me introduce myself, I'm Jackie, I'm the developer who brought on the Volumio 3 UI Theme with the team and Michelangelo, and I'm very happy to discuss with you your feedback and opinions to improve Volumio as best as possible! :D

Sorry for the late responses but has been quite a busy time.

First of all, thanks to you all for all your partecipation and the share of your thoughts on Volumio, now I'm trying to get the point on and discuss your latest impressions.

Missing scroll bar behaviour

Dave81 wrote:I can not access the settings menu from my laptop. The icon seems to have disappeared.

Marko wrote:I have settings now in menu on left. I do not know is it scrollable?

Pytanie wrote:I have just enabled it and main menu scrolling works only on Edge - no Firefox, no Safari, no IE, only Edge
So - "Settings", with my screen resolution, is available only on Edge...

danielfelix wrote:The Main Menu should have a scroll bar. With my screen settings, in Chrome, I don't see the last lines.

diwaker_verma wrote:In new 3.0 GUI, Left hand pane for music sources does not have the vertical scrollbar.

adri641 wrote:With the screen the left menu bar doesn't show all items and it is not scrollable.

pauljwells wrote:Horizontal scrollbar appears at bottom of the lists (seems to be all list views). Has no function.
When clicking on an item in a list (e.g. artist name in 'Artists') the following screen opens with the vertical scrollbar in the same position

This actually has been an issue that has been resolved early in the first days after the release, and it's already working correctly right now. Please upgrade to latest version.

Track actions partial overlay

Marko wrote:I discovered one visual glitch: When viewing track context menu of single track album, then pop-up menu opens to wrong direction and some menu items are not visible. Example screenshot from volumio offical app.

yokels wrote:On my laptop the side bar does not show all menu items and is missing a scroll bar.

Thanks for your reports, this is being taken care and I'll advise when solved.

Design preferences about previous theme

vmiguel wrote:Now, regarding Volumio3: ...

hyaku wrote:How about adding a button which minimizes the bottom bar when one likes that?

kalinga wrote:3. Album art should be bigger

chrisrm9208 wrote:the 'workflow' of the new UI.

aremdub wrote:...

About all your preferences expressed about some design element placements on the screen differences, Michelangelo, me and the team are working on some possible solutions, I forward you to him for more information about the outlook of this idea and we'll let you know once something ready.

Power Button in main menu

vmiguel wrote:And I would like to have the "Shutdown" button on the main menu. I could leave Raspberry Pi3 on for days without a worry, so not having a easy access "Shutdown" button was ok. But Raspberry Pi4 really gets hot and I prefer do shut it down at night and when I'm out for several hours, so a more direct button would be nice.

kalinga wrote:2. Ensure to give prominence to power off button in the main interface, it this is one of the most used buttons. UX is bad when you have to drill down menus.

lapor wrote:One thing. Is there any fast way to turn off the system?

This is has been asked a couple of times, but has not actually been scheduled in any roadmap.


vmiguel wrote:On the left menu bar, "Help" is dead.

Solved by enabling it correctly.

hyaku wrote:I am controlling the Volumio mainly via my TV's web browser...

That's look like a browser incompatibility issue. Can you please provide TV model, browser version and screen resolution for further investigations? Thanks.

michel8166 wrote:corners are not rounded up properly

Already modified the mobile player view with new little design improvements!

kiwi wrote:*Could we have check boxes to delete multiple items from the queue at one time?
*I have defined the directory path for my one and only NAS drive, but for some reason I need to drill down from NAS to NAS Music to the directories below that every time I choose Music Library. It would be great if it would open the NAS Music directory for me if I don't have multiple sources defined.

For this questions, I suggest you to open specific post in the appropriate forum section :)


So it is great to hear you opinion, and really a thank you to all for all the compliments and support, it's a pleasure to work in the way of producing a great solution for a lot of you :D

I'll let you know as soon as we'll distribute new updated.


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Volumio3 Experimental UI Feedback Thread

Postby Antoine_J » Mon Oct 21 2019 16:06

Hi !

I've switched to the volumio3 UI.
I use volumio mainly from my 5" smartphone's browser.

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For my use, on a 5" screen, this interface is less practical than the previous one. Too much space is used on the screen by the different icon bars when navigating in your library. The single bar of the UI2 with icons to navigate through the screens (library - reader - queue) was more intuitive to use. It was easy to switch from one tab to another. I think the playback bar is not necessary in the library tab.

On the other hand, when I navigate in my media library, I have several problems with the pop-up menu. Sometimes, the menu is not placed in the visible part of the screen as you can see on the next screenshot (forget the violet trash can icon, it's firefox klar) and there is no icons, just text as "browser.play" or "browser.add_to_queue".

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Now, in the playback tab, the space to write artist and album name is too short, too few characters available. Maybe one line for artist and one line for album. Why not use the side spaces to integrate icons like the volume icon, the favorite icon or the "add to a playlist" icon. The "three dots" icon is useless I think because it's a repetition of features (random, repeat, favorites, add to a playlist) that are already on the playback tab.

I think a single bottom bar with playback/queue/library/multiroom/settings would be better. You can add a search icon in the top right corner of the library tab.

That's my and only my feedback. Now I'm switching to the UI2 because for me it's better.

Congratulations for your work.
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Volumio3 Experimental UI Feedback Thread

Postby michelangelo » Mon Oct 21 2019 19:17

Dear Antoine, thank you very much for your feedback. We are analyzing your suggestions with the UI team ;)
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Volumio3 Experimental UI Feedback Thread

Postby heideachim » Wed Nov 13 2019 21:43

With Volumio3 UI, there are two glitches when adding titles to from the file view to the playlist:

When selecting and thus going inside a directory with titles, the list is scrolled down to the bottom. I would expect to start at the top. This is nothing serious, scrolling back to the beginning normally is not a problem since there are seldom more than 30 titles within one directory.

But then, I go up one directory level to select another disk. Now, the list jumps to the very beginning again. This is highly unwelcome - I would expect it to return back to where I descended into the disk directory.

Let me give an example:
I want to select something from the "The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra":
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Tap on it and I am in the directory:
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Tap on the back-arrow key and I am up again in the directory, but almost at the beginning:
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To select something from "The Sex Pistols" I have to scroll down all the way!

Since I am normally leafing through the directories and then adding one or two songs, this makes it very tedious to always scroll down where I just left off.

This happens on my smartphone as well as on my Windows PC.

Switching back to Volumio2 UI this behaviour disappears. The list is restored where I left it.
So I switched back to Volumio2 UI again, but it would be nice if the old behaviour was implemented in Volumio3 as well.

But honestly guys: Thanks for the excellent work!!!
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Audio Outputs and Zones issues with iPhone/iPad/Safari

Postby Nicosea » Mon Nov 18 2019 12:46


I cannot switch different Volumio players from Volumio 3 GUI. When I select the icon in bottom right corner for “Audio Outputs and Zones”, nothing happens on iPhone and iPad (both using either Safari or dedicated iOS app), and also on Safari OSX.

I have no problems with Android app or Chrome on Windows 10 and OSX.

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Volumio3 Experimental UI Feedback Thread

Postby briaheca » Mon Nov 25 2019 17:50


I've not do Many test with new interface but one thing goes wrong for me, the search. With Volumio 2 when I do a search in Qobuz the search is limited to Qobuz, same for internet radio or other but with the new interface when I'm doing a search even if I'm browsing a category, it search everywhere. That's a problem for me, I prefere contextual search when I'm browsing a category I don't want to search everywhere.

Thank you for developing Volumio I like it :) .

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Volumio3 Experimental UI Feedback Thread

Postby briaheca » Tue Nov 26 2019 07:54

I've forgot to mention that I'm using exclusively a smartphone to control Volumio. Mi9 latest update and Google Chrome.
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Volumio3 Experimental UI Feedback Thread

Postby MattLum » Mon Dec 02 2019 00:48

Hi There,
I am not sure there is any advantage to the Version3 GUI. Repeating the buttons and the permanent menu on the side just eats up screen real estate without offering any additional functionality. The version 2 GUI is beautiful in its simplicity and additional menus or settings are only one click away which is precisely where they should be.
I'd love any version 3 to offer me the choice of the "traditional display" or the newer menus but don't leave me stuck with both and the repeated controls on one screen.
My only issue with Version 2 is the volume slider on a phone or small tablet. It never responds reliably. Neither do the speaker icon buttons below the volume wheel. Pressing "up" or "down" volume works a few times then locks. This issue seems to happen on Google Chrome and Safari browsers no matter which device or screen orientation.
So for my 2 cents - Volumio2!
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