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Dan Speirs
2004-07-09, 17:56
Michael,
I am a total newbie at the PDA squeezebox remote
thing. It seems to work great by why is it when I
click on the link that says "Default" (next to the
link "Handheld" in the upper right) it goes to the
"standard" default skin. Can it go to the last skin I
was using before changing it to Handheld? Any reason
why it has to go back to the default everytime?

Also, when I change it from Handheld to Default and I
click on Server settings in the default skin it does
not give me the ability to change it back to
"Fishbone". Either there are no "Additional Server
Options" or it has the "Web Interface" but no choices.
This seems lke a bug. Anyone else have this same
problem?

dks

--- Michael Herger <slim (AT) herger (DOT) net> wrote:
> > I just received my Del PDA and wanted to ask a few
> > questions to someone who is currently running a
> PDA
> > that controls their squeezebox. I wanted to
> create a
> > separate section on http://www.mysqueezebox.com
> just
> > for PDA/squeezebox controls.
>
> You're talking about using PDA as a remote? Most
> important: use the
> Handheld skin.
>
> What information are you looking for?
>
> > If you have any experience with using a PDA and
> > squeezebox can you e-mail me off the list as I
> want to
> > better understand what is possible, limitations
> and
> > wishlist stuff.
>
> --
>
> Michael
>
>
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> inoffiziell!
> http://www.herger.net/photo - mein kleines
> Photoalbum
>

mherger
2004-07-11, 01:50
Dan

> I am a total newbie at the PDA squeezebox remote
> thing. It seems to work great by why is it when I
> click on the link that says "Default" (next to the
> link "Handheld" in the upper right) it goes to the
> "standard" default skin.

This is because it's hard coded in the skin. The "Default" link does point
to http://yourserver:9000/Default/, not the root of the server itself. It
does not replace the skin setting from the server settings page.

> Can it go to the last skin I
> was using before changing it to Handheld?

This depends on how you changed your skin. If you did it using the server
settings, it can't, as the former skin imho is not saved anywhere.

If you changed by adding the /Handheld/ to the basic url, we could change
the "default" link to a "standard" link, which jumps back to the skin set
by the user settings. But currently it's not possible.

> Any reason why it has to go back to the default everytime?

Because it was the author's preferred skin, may be? :-)

> Also, when I change it from Handheld to Default and I
> click on Server settings in the default skin it does
> not give me the ability to change it back to
> "Fishbone". Either there are no "Additional Server
> Options" or it has the "Web Interface" but no choices.
> This seems lke a bug. Anyone else have this same
> problem?

Might be related to the phenomenon described in
http://lists.slimdevices.com/archives/discuss/2004-July/032038.html?

Michael

>
> dks
>
> --- Michael Herger <slim (AT) herger (DOT) net> wrote:
>> > I just received my Del PDA and wanted to ask a few
>> > questions to someone who is currently running a
>> PDA
>> > that controls their squeezebox. I wanted to
>> create a
>> > separate section on http://www.mysqueezebox.com
>> just
>> > for PDA/squeezebox controls.
>>
>> You're talking about using PDA as a remote? Most
>> important: use the
>> Handheld skin.
>>
>> What information are you looking for?
>>
>> > If you have any experience with using a PDA and
>> > squeezebox can you e-mail me off the list as I
>> want to
>> > better understand what is possible, limitations
>> and
>> > wishlist stuff.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Michael
>>
>>
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>> http://www.jo-sac.ch - JO-SAC
>> inoffiziell!
>> http://www.herger.net/photo - mein kleines
>> Photoalbum
>>

mherger
2004-07-13, 01:11
Dan

I did some changes to the skin which, I hope, reflect your thoughts and
wishes.

Before we go to work let's assume the following:

- You defined your favourite skin in the web interface. It's the one you'd
like to use on your PC.
- You'd like to use your PDA to remote control your SlimServer, but don't
want to change the skin every time you change from PDA to PC and back.

-> bookmark the SlimServer's URL on your PDA as follows:
http://yourservername:9000/Handheld/ (don't mess up cases and don't forget
the trailing /). This will keep the skin setting, allowing you to use the
Handheld skin anyway.

This is fine so far, but the "Default" link will still jump to the default
skin instead of your favourite. That's where you should try the changed
Handheld skin.

- Please locate your SlimServer installation. Assuming you're running
Windows it will be something like C:\Program Files\SlimServer\.
- Open the HTML/Handheld folder.
- Rename the existing pageheader.html to pageheader.html.old (or anything
you want).
- Copy the pageheader.html attached to this mail to that folder.
- Refresh your PDA's display.

You should now see a "Standard" link, but no more "Default" and "Handheld"
(I removed the latter as it did not make any sense, did it?).

>> I am a total newbie at the PDA squeezebox remote
>> thing. It seems to work great by why is it when I
>> click on the link that says "Default" (next to the
>> link "Handheld" in the upper right) it goes to the
>> "standard" default skin.

Did that change do the trick for you?

[..]
>> Can it go to the last skin I
>> was using before changing it to Handheld?

It will now go to the skin you selected in the server's settings.

[..]
>> Any reason why it has to go back to the default everytime?

No more :-).

[..]

Regards,

--

Michael

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http://www.jo-sac.ch - JO-SAC inoffiziell!
http://www.herger.net/photo - mein kleines Photoalbum