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Author:   hiigaran
Date:   Nov 28, 12 at 11:11am (PST)
Subject:   winamp is invisible. how do i make it visible again?
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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



Author:   Ren of Heavens
Date:   Nov 28, 12 at 12:04pm (PST)
Subject:   re: winamp is invisible. how do i make it visible again?
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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" />
	</section>


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.



Author:   hiigaran
Date:   Nov 28, 12 at 12:09pm (PST)
Subject:   re: winamp is invisible. how do i make it visible again?
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huh...cant find the file. what folder is it in?



Author:   Ren of Heavens
Date:   Nov 28, 12 at 12:14pm (PST)
Subject:   re: winamp is invisible. how do i make it visible again?
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Should be in %APPDATA%\Winamp



Author:   hiigaran
Date:   Nov 28, 12 at 12:28pm (PST)
Subject:   re: winamp is invisible. how do i make it visible again?
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righty. was looking in the wrong folder. anyway, tried a bunch of different combos, but none work. current settings:

<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="0,0,790,349" />
              <entry name="restoredrect" value="0,0,790,349" />
              <entry name="sl" value="0" />
              <entry name="sm" value="1.000000" />




Author:   Ren of Heavens
Date:   Nov 29, 12 at 1:22pm (PST)
Subject:   re: winamp is invisible. how do i make it visible again?
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Might be easier to just delete it then

Should only be the skin config stored in it, main program settings are in a separate .ini file.



Author:   hiigaran
Date:   Nov 29, 12 at 1:25pm (PST)
Subject:   re: winamp is invisible. how do i make it visible again?
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damn.

*sigh* very well, ill do it later on.

this has happened before, but i dont remember what i did to fix it.



Author:   harbin
Date:   Nov 30, 12 at 9:53am (PST)
Subject:   re: winamp is invisible. how do i make it visible again?
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Do you not have the little icon in the taskbar? Or a keyboard shortcut to unhide it?



Author:   hiigaran
Date:   Nov 30, 12 at 9:56am (PST)
Subject:   re: winamp is invisible. how do i make it visible again?
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whats the shortcut? and no, its not displayed in the taskbar or the systray



Author:   harbin
Date:   Nov 30, 12 at 9:59am (PST)
Subject:   re: winamp is invisible. how do i make it visible again?
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quote hiigaran
whats the shortcut? and no, its not displayed in the taskbar or the systray
I don't know, I was hoping you could tell me.

If you press, F1 does it bring up help so you can search through for stuff?



Author:   hiigaran
Date:   Dec 01, 12 at 12:13pm (PST)
Subject:   re: winamp is invisible. how do i make it visible again?
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okay i fixed it. after you mentioned hotkeys, i looked up a list of winamp hotkeys, found the preferences hotkey (ctrl p), then after opening winamp, i got in to the preferences and enabled the icon in the taskbar so i could open the main window. its all good now.

for future reference, if it ends up hidden, open winamp (ie, click the program file/shortcut), then press alt w to display the main program section.



Author:   Devon123
Date:   Jan 05, 13 at 11:46pm (PST)
Subject:   re: winamp is invisible. how do i make it visible again?
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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.



Author:   premkumar_pro
Date:   Jan 19, 14 at 12:38am (PST)
Subject:   re: winamp is invisible. how do i make it visible again?
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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" />
</section>
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..



Author:   Patricescott
Date:   Jan 29, 14 at 3:14am (PST)
Subject:   re: winamp is invisible. how do i make it visible again?
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If you use docking, go back in to the settings and disable that last option again.



Author:   Razgriz.Kusmana
Date:   Mar 01, 14 at 3:58am (PST)
Subject:   re: winamp is invisible. how do i make it visible again?
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hmm... maybe I'm late, but, try click your winamp, and then alt+w, your main window should be visible again


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