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Nov 28, 12 at 11:11amhiigaran

bloody winamp. i only use it because its got a few handy things in it. now, when i open it, its invisible, and i cant do anything but play music, and stop it by ending the process. i do not want to delete studio.xcf, or whatever the name of that file is, because i dont want to go through all my settings again. is there any other way i can make it visible again?

EDIT: to random people who keep coming in this thread and offering their advice, ITS SOLVED. LOOK AT THE POST DATE OF THIS POST AND READ THE THREAD

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Jan 2, 17 at 8:38am
Andi Rahmatullah


Sep 22, 16 at 1:09am

Just Reinstall Winamp (run setup again)
It WILL almost definitely fix it!

Jul 17, 15 at 5:41am

Thanks. You helped me out.

quote Ren of Heavens
With Winamp closed, open up studio.xnf and you'll see loads of xml entries like this:

<section name="Container:main">
  <section name="Player Window">
	<section name="Layout:normal">
	  <entry name="appbar" value="-1" />
	  <entry name="appbarhidden" value="0" />
	  <entry name="appbarisautohide" value="0" />
	  <entry name="appbarontop" value="1" />
	  <entry name="appbarwantautohide" value="1" />
	  <entry name="autoopacify" value="0" />
	  <entry name="maximized" value="0" />
	  <entry name="odim" value="-2,-2" />
	  <entry name="r" value="1.000000" />
	  <entry name="rect" value="1920,0,536,280" />
	  <entry name="restoredrect" value="1920,0,536,280" />
	  <entry name="sl" value="0" />
	  <entry name="sm" value="1.000000" />

rect and restoredrect are the ones you probably want to modify. For example, mine is 1920,0,536,280 which is start 1920 pixels to the right (Beginning of my second monitor), 0 pixels down, 536 wide and 280 high. If you change the first 2 entries to 0,0 it should send everything back to the far top left in a pile.

There will be a separate entry for every module such as controls, playlist, library etc.

Feb 18, 15 at 8:37am

If you can't see the main window on the screen, but you see in the system tray.

Just press "F1". That's IT!!!!!!!

Feb 12, 15 at 9:30pm

Press Alt+Tab and select Winamp after this Alt+W Toggle main window

Dec 27, 14 at 10:32am
Janet Cooper

Hi - I did everything you said, but it still didn't open!! The title screen comes up,and after that, <zip>!!
PLEASE help...I've had Winamp 5.63 since 2011 with no problem...You saved my sanity when everything else was a complete mess...
Sincerely, JanetCoop

Mar 1, 14 at 3:58am

hmm... maybe I'm late, but, try click your winamp, and then alt+w, your main window should be visible again

Jan 29, 14 at 3:14am

If you use docking, go back in to the settings and disable that last option again.

Jan 19, 14 at 12:38am

1. If winamp is running, close it.
1. Open run window (Windows_Button+R).
2. Type the command given in quotes "%appdata%" and type Enter. It will take you to
"C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming" folder.
3. Navigate to Winamp folder and open it. Navigate to studio.xnf file and open it with Notepad.
4. Search for a section name "activated". It will look something like this...
<section name="activated">
<entry name="Album Art" value="1" />
<entry name="Main Window" value="0" />
<entry name="Player Window" value="1" />
5. Under this section search for an entry named as "Main Window". If the value of this entry is 0 (zero), change it to 1. If it is not 0 (zero), my help stops here
6. Save the file and close it.
7. Re-open winamp. You'll have your main window showing its face..

Jan 5, 13 at 11:46pm

You drag the mouse arrow on winamp it becomes visible again. or right click anywhere on winamp so that you get the menu. then under window the window settings> opacity choose 10% and make sure opaque on hover is checked.

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