Great job, but I would like to inspire a thought: Maybe combining the symbols for volume and microphone on the left with the switches on the right? I mean, using the symbols as the switches themselves. Would be even more minimal.
it's very clean and easy to understand. Keep up the good work! Right now i have 2 music players on my desktop, Noise and Spotify. I'd really like to see that you can only adjust the one that is playing. (now both spotify and noise are visible, wich is sort of annoying).
I often times switch back and forth between my webcam's mic and a mic built in to my wireless headphones. I wonder if toggling back and forth between both those options could some how be integrated into this.
Maybe by clicking on the mic icon or the speaker icon you could get a list of choices? Though that might clutter things up. Another option might be having the on/off toggles instead be a dropdown of some sort that has 'off' as an option.
If it *can* run on Luna than I don't see why we wouldn't let Luna get that update. But sometimes updates require newer libraries or a different architecture that just isn't available in an older release.
Now you've just got to add a sound manager to Luna. Like iOS, automatically pause the music player app when the movie player app starts a movie. Then you can justify the mini-player as an interface to the sound manager and therefore the system, not apps.
Also I'd say put a small icon of the current music-playing app in the bottom right corner of the album art. So that you know which app is playing music, in case of third-party music players.
i like it, tho something about the buttons centered under the info isn't sitting right with me. probably something to do with the alignment of the other items. your alignment/placement is always enviable
Dan, if you want to get rid of messaging menu, why not do the same with sound indicator? I mean, how often do you set volume of your mic, and more important... why to put all sound related actions in one pop-over? When person listens to music, he/she doesn't probably want to acces mic settings and vice versa - person chatting over skype won't have a need for playing songs. The point is, maybe app-centring approach is the one to follow? I really like what KevinKleinman has stated. Also, putting in all the staff from future voice/video chat app would probably make it messy. Just wanted to share my thoughts. all the sliders are gonna be grey, though? And would you please not make pointers metal-like? Even apple ditched this design.
Sure, things will only appear as they make sense. If your microphone is not in use, the microphone slider would not show. If music is not playing, the mini-player would not show. So in most usage, these items will not appear together at the same time. On first run, the only thing you'll see is the volume slider. I'm simply showing here the most complex possible version of the menu. But the menu only becomes as complex as your usage is.