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June 2022

Play the Media for Windows update v1.1

Put together some updates for Play the Media for Windows, version 1.1.

  • Changed main navigation item appearance.
  • Added Soft Load toggle. When turned on, media is loaded into a collection but not displayed. This improves performance. This mode change requires an app restart.
  • Added double-click inside the player window toggles fullscreen on/off.
  • Enabled background playback capability.
  • Added .m4v video support.
  • Added support for keyboard shortcuts:
  • + - Adds directory
  • L - Loads media
  • V - Video toggle
  • A - Audio toggle
  • I - Images toggle
  • T - Timer toggle
  • P - Autoplay toggle
  • S - Shuffle toggle
  • M - Mute toggle
  • C - Controls toggle
  • Shift + Left Arrow - Previous Media Item (focus dependent).
  • Shift + Right Arrow - Next Media Item (focus dependent).
  • Space Toggles Play/Pause is built-in to media player element, if play/pause button is focused.
  • Removed text from icons to allow more button real estate. Text is still shown under tooltip.
  • Added History of played Media Items (25 max).
  • Added Previous Media Item and Next Media Item toolbar buttons

Speak Text in List Focus

Added Speech support to List Focus for macOS. This will take a text paragraph and break it into individual text components separated by either period, carriage return, or both. This is a useful app for large text paragraphs where reading is more easily achieved with text broken into a list.

List Focus for macOS

Also developing a Windows version in parallel.
List Focus for Windows

Focus on Sentence from a Paragraph

I started development on a new app to highlight a sentence from a paragraph via a List View. I often find myself referencing a paragraph of text and need to maintain a highlight of content; however I need to at times select different parts of the paragraph. This can be cumbersome and time consuming re-highlighting sections of a paragraph.
List Focus will aim to put the paragraph of text into individual List View Items, so the whole Item can be highlight by simply clicking on it in a List View or using a keyboard shortcut to progress up/down through list.

List Focus Development

List Focus Development

Auto Resize Clipboard Images with AutoScale for Windows

With ThatList finally complete, I am now starting development on an app I actually really need. AutoScale automatically changes clipboard images scaling to a predefined size. For my day job, I do a lot of screenshots and work with images. I am constantly manually resizing images to fit the space, which can be really repetative.

Auto Resize Clipboard Images with AutoScale for Windows