UI Mouse/volume

plex-web

#1

UI just updated. General changes and look are fine, but the mouse used to turn up/down volume using the scroll function natively. (windows 10, chrome, web app) seams like this was a nice feature. I guess I can macro the Logitech mouse to do the same function, but would be nice if that was native again. This looks like a forum post, is there a better place to post my observation/suggestion to fix for the Plex developers?


#2

I miss this feature too, seems like a regression.


#3

It is most definitely regression.

I hope it comes back. I can't go back to CLICKING AND DRAGGING! gasp

But really. It should be brought back because it was a really great feature, as small as it was.


#4

Please return the option to change volume with the mouse.

The Plex team updates the UI and it looks very nice, I like it a lot but you also take away a wonderful convenient feature that helps people with disabilities who can't use both hands and only use the mouse and the wheel for full control.

I am hoping this is a bug and will be returned in a patched version of the webUI client.

Thank you,


#5

Agreed. I have forgotten and tried to use the scroll button at least once every time I've used the webclient since the change. I've even caught myself trying to do it on netflix and becoming frustrated they don't have it.

It was a great feature. And it's not like the scroll button is being used for something else now. So from a user standpoint, we don't lose anything by adding it back


#6

You can still use the mouse wheel when you move the mouse pointer over the volume slider on your screen.


#7

The whole reason that it was absurdly convenient is because you don't have to move the mouse onto that small section. You just move it to the video area (on the modern OS's it takes focus from mouse input) and scroll.


#8

It was not convenient when I would play music, then try to browse through photos. When I rolled the wheel expecting to scroll through photos, the music volume changed.


#9

I haven't used Plex for photo storage in a while, but does the scroll wheel have any use in that viewer?

Last time I used it, everything was click or arrow key oriented, not scroll wheel. I feel that your particular situation would fall under user error.

That being said, I would expect the use case to change when viewing different parts of the application. It could have more than one use.


#10

@evulhotdog said:
I haven't used Plex for photo storage in a while, but does the scroll wheel have any use in that viewer?

Yes, it does, exactly as I described it. If the player was off, the scroll wheel scrolled the page of photo thumbnails, just like any web page. When the player was present, its commandeering of the wheel adversely affected the expected behavior.

That being said, I would expect the use case to change when viewing different parts of the application. It could have more than one use.

I can agree with that.


#11

Please bring this feature back, this is a huge loss.


#12

Agreed this is a major inconvenience. I use the UI from a distance regularly and not having to target the volume slider was extremely convenient. This change is extremely frustrating.


#13

Time to be part of the vocal majority.

And in @Beckfield's case you could do some fancy computer mathematics and figure out which function is primarily in use (video, photo, music) and adjust the scroll wheel function accordingly.

Screen full of photos? Let's scroll those photos!
Screen full of pretty movie? Let's adjust volume!
For the music album I'd give the nod to scrolling all the music album tiles.

Hey, look at all this feedback. It's like something that should occur BEFORE sweeping & drastic UI changes.
Like swapping the Close & Fullscreen buttons. WTF was with that?


#14

Please bring this feature back


#15

I need my mouse scroll = volume adjust back!


#16

Guys, what is happening with this feature, and why in GODS name are you people removing features instead of making a f@$%@$%ing settings page to turn this stuff on and off? I’ve stood by and said nothing until now, but damn, i’m about to give my lifetime sub away to someone and move on to another option. What the hell are you guys doing?!?!?


#17

If you mouse over the volume slider it will change. We now have other scrollable elements in the player UI (such as the play queue view) and an errant scroll turning your volume up felt pretty rude.


#18

Why remove a feature though? Why not add an option to choose between the two different use-cases?