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Terms used to describe parts of the Zune Software window
« on: January 01, 2007, 01:57:34 AM »

I think it will help our tech support, and troubleshooting, if we start to use consistent terms for the various parts of the Zune Software screen.

I've created some graphics that indicate the different screen areas, and noted what that part of the screen is called in Microsoft's online documentation.

I've also indicated the filename of each graphic. Feel free to use them if they are helpful when you're explaining something to a new Zune user in a thread.


Address bar

filename: http://www.zunerama.com/graphics/zunesw-addressbar.jpg

Change layout

filename: http://www.zunerama.com/graphics/zunesw-changelayout.jpg

Options

filename: http://www.zunerama.com/graphics/zunesw-options.jpg

Sign-in

filename: http://www.zunerama.com/graphics/zunesw-signin.jpg

Media Selectors

filename: http://www.zunerama.com/graphics/zunesw-mediaselectors.jpg

Navigation Pane

filename: http://www.zunerama.com/graphics/zunesw-navpane.jpg

Details Pane

filename: http://www.zunerama.com/graphics/zunesw-detailspane.jpg

Task Selectors

filename: http://www.zunerama.com/graphics/zunesw-taskselectors.jpg

List Pane

filename: http://www.zunerama.com/graphics/zunesw-listpane.jpg

Playback Controls

filename: http://www.zunerama.com/graphics/zunesw-playbackcontrols.jpg
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Re: Terms used to describe parts of the Zune Software window
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2007, 12:28:00 AM »

nicely done
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Re: Terms used to describe parts of the Zune Software window
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007, 04:56:23 AM »

what do you call the main window when a song list is in there playing?

(i have another post commenting about it)

i called it the "now playing" list.
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Re: Terms used to describe parts of the Zune Software window
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007, 08:34:30 AM »

I think I would still refer to it as the Details Pane.
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Re: Terms used to describe parts of the Zune Software window
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2007, 10:28:08 PM »

i think personally this software works better and is laid out much much better than iTunes ..... but that's just me ya know
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Re: Terms used to describe parts of the Zune Software window
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2007, 04:40:49 PM »

The Zune software is so colorful... Grin

The iTunes software is just so blah... Angry It's just grey on grey
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Re: Terms used to describe parts of the Zune Software window
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2007, 09:09:45 PM »

i agree about the software.it is laid out better ad is indeed more colorfull.i also think it has way more options than itunes.
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Re: Terms used to describe parts of the Zune Software window
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2007, 05:54:21 PM »

Beside the zune software load ALOT faster than the itunes software. I got an itunes gift card this past christmas and when i was shpping it would take forever for me to chnag screens and navigate through the itunes store. I evetually did and downloaded some albuams and then converted them to mp3 format and are now currently on my zune for easy listening.
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Re: Terms used to describe parts of the Zune Software window
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2007, 07:27:16 AM »

Is there an explanation somewhere for each of the "functions" you have so kindly "labeled".  I'm hoping I can find a lot more than just a Descriptor, as I am not MP3 device-literate (but very PC competent)?

I just cannot understand this interface nor make it work properly. There are multiple icons and "hot links" which I do not know in which context to use. And the Zune site offers no Help Guide on this point.  Similarly, I can't find any reference to this screen on the Zune How-To site, or FAQ or in the KB. Which is why, I guess, I can't get some sense out of the KB?

What I'm struggling with most is the list of "folders" on the left hand side of the screen; I haven't figured out what belongs to what "folder".  Besides being ignorant about the subtle "functionality" inherent in this screen, I'm also hampered by (after several weeks of trying and giving up) is how to download multiple Audio discs + chapters; i.e. without them merging into the same chapter numbers. But that is another story ............

Appreciatively,  Andrew C
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