[music app] Playing an album is not as simple as it should be

Bug #1446327 reported by Jonas G. Drange on 2015-04-20
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Music App
Ubuntu UX
Jouni Helminen

Bug Description

Say I want to play an album.

This is what I do:
1. Open music app
2. Click on the album

What happens:
I am given three choices by equally sized buttons:
 - One is called "Shuffled". This button is on top, and the first I see.
 - Another one called "Put all in a queue".
 - The third button is "Play all", and is green.

What should happen:
There should be a big play button, that starts the album right away.

I always have to spend a split second figuring out what I want to do, and stifle my surprise at not seeing a big play button.

Victor Thompson (vthompson) wrote :

Hi Jonas, thanks for taking the time to file this bug and help to make Ubuntu better! I've added the Design team as affected by this project--they'll need to weigh in on this topic. I think having a nice (green?) circular play button placed somewhere (don't really know where) might be a nice improvement.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Jouni Helminen (jounihelminen)
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
summary: - Playing an album is not as simple as it should be
+ [music app] Playing an album is not as simple as it should be
advocatux (advocatux) wrote :

I want to emphasized this behavior is more confusing when the UI is set to Spanish because the text has more characters. "Play all" becomes "Reproducir todo".

In portrait mode you can only read "Reproducir t...", and in landscape mode is even worse because only the first 2 bottoms are visible: "Shuffled" ("Aleatorio"), and "Put all in a queue" (Todo a la cola).

Tested in BQ 4.5

I'm attaching two screenshots.

advocatux (advocatux) wrote :
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