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    Customize JiveLite

    Hi,

    I’ve been a long time user of the Squeezebox system, and have multiple of the Squeezebox 3s around the house. Since most of the remotes are dead, so we usually use SqueezeCommander on our phones to control the players. The main drawback is that our 3 year old kid is not able to play the music he wants to listen to. So I was looking around for a solution with a touchscreen.
    I ended up ordering a Raspberry Pi 7'' Touch Display Bundle with Audiophonics bundle from Max2Play.
    In general the setup works nicely. However I find the JiveLite interface a little cluttered and would like to customize it a bit.
    I have seen a few pictures where the interface is in “Grid” view instead for “List” view. But I cannot seem find out how to change that, any pointers on how to do that?

    Secondly, when we press a song it clears the playlist, and starts playing the pressed song – how do I change default action to “add” instead of “play”?

    Is there any documentation on how to customize / edit the JiveLite interface?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Customize JiveLite

    > players. The main drawback is that our 3 year old kid is not able to
    > play the music he wants to listen to. So I was looking around for a
    > solution with a touchscreen.


    Good plan! Worked fine here with my two kids.

    > I have seen a few pictures where the interface is in “Grid” view instead
    > for “List” view. But I cannot seem find out how to change that, any
    > pointers on how to do that?


    Settings/Screen/Select Skin. The Grid skin is a relatively new addition.
    If it wasn't available there, then you should ask the m2p guys to update
    jivelite.

    > Secondly, when we press a song it clears the playlist, and starts
    > playing the pressed song – how do I change default action to “add”
    > instead of “play”?


    Make sure you run LMS 7.8 or later. There's a new feature called "Defeat
    destructive Touch-To-Play" you should find in the web UI's player settings.

    > Is there any documentation on how to customize / edit the JiveLite
    > interface?


    Not really... One more trick: touch & hold an item you want to remove.
    You'll get a menu from which you can hide or move it up/down etc. Then
    there's a menu in Settings to reset the menus to default.

    And install LMS 7.9: it allows you to create custom browse menus. I used
    this to create a "Kids music" menu in the top level main menu.

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    Michael

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    Thanks for your reply.

    The GridSkin I have on my device is HD - unfortunately the 7" display on my player is only 800x480 so no luck there. Maybe a fitting resolution will be available as more people get the raspberry display.

    The Touch and hold trick did help me clean up the menus, that makes it easier for the kid.

    I'm already on 7.9 so I have the custom browse menus. And I have been playing with that. Is there any way to get the Custom Browse feature to include certain playlists?
    (So you can include music from streaming services )

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    > The GridSkin I have on my device is HD - unfortunately the 7" display on
    > my player is only 800x480 so no luck there. Maybe a fitting resolution
    > will be available as more people get the raspberry display.


    Then your device doesn't run a recent jivelite. Ask m2p to update the
    package. There should be a number of "Grid Skin" options for various
    resolutions, in addition to the "HD Grid Skin".

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    Michael

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    Just found that Max2Play have a "Compile latest from source..." button. So now I have the grid view working.

    Thanks for your support.

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