08-31-2014 03:01 AM
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  1. LesyTehNoodle's Avatar
    Can someone please tell me how the hell do I get rid of this?
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    Thanks.
    08-26-2014 03:56 PM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    The now playing bar?

    Get an app called stopmusic and pin it to your start screen, this app should be free.

    Unfortunately that is the best solution (the other being playing a video and then closing it), until MS decides to incorporate the stop button on the now playing bar.
    rdubmu likes this.
    08-26-2014 04:21 PM
  3. LesyTehNoodle's Avatar
    The now playing bar?

    Get an app called stopmusic and pin it to your start screen, this app should be free.

    Unfortunately that is the best solution (the other being playing a video and then closing it), until MS decides to incorporate the stop button on the now playing bar.
    That's really sad, I have to download 3rd party app to close this. Really Microsoft? Really?
    08-26-2014 04:26 PM
  4. falconrap's Avatar
    This is probably the single most ridiculous feature in WP. Who on earth would actually want this functionality? There's a couple of apps like Stop that will close this and go back to your start screen. Some apps make you launch them, stop the music, then exit the app. So make sure you get one that just stops it and closes automatically. Makes it like you're hitting a toggle button.
    08-26-2014 04:55 PM
  5. P1ng0fDeath's Avatar
    This kinda bothers me too lol i was hoping for a "fix" on 8.1 but...
    08-26-2014 05:01 PM
  6. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    This is probably the single most ridiculous feature in WP. Who on earth would actually want this functionality? There's a couple of apps like Stop that will close this and go back to your start screen. Some apps make you launch them, stop the music, then exit the app. So make sure you get one that just stops it and closes automatically. Makes it like you're hitting a toggle button.
    I do! When I pause my music for whatever reason and wanna go back to it, I just have to double tap and it's right there without having to unlock the phone or look for music app again.
    08-26-2014 05:01 PM
  7. LesyTehNoodle's Avatar
    Can't we all just agree that this should have been fixed ages ago? Man, I'm gonna switch OS as soon as possible.
    08-26-2014 05:17 PM
  8. jharr100's Avatar
    Yes its annoying...cause for switching imo nah...actually when I looked at the pic I was like what's wrong??? It auto hides and bam "its gone"
    Nerdy Woman likes this.
    08-26-2014 05:33 PM
  9. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    I'm with jharr100 on this. It's only there for a couple of seconds and then it disappears. It only appears on unlock or when you press the volume key. My guess is that they assume that if you have music playing, you might want to have instant control over it. If you unlock and immediately want to access something that is underneath the bar, just tap the arrow in the upper right corner and it will slide out of the way.
    Blkacesvf41 likes this.
    08-26-2014 06:50 PM
  10. berty6294's Avatar
    lol definitely not something that would force me to change OS's. I actually love that its always there. It makes it very easy for me to resume my music! I actually wish that when I play a video it still stays up there instead of resetting itself.
    08-26-2014 07:40 PM
  11. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Go into Kids corner and then come back to your main profile and it should be gone.

    On a side note I really like Google's approach on this, where you can just easily tap a small 'x' and the now playing thing disappears. Here's how it looks on Android:

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    08-26-2014 07:47 PM
  12. berty6294's Avatar
    Go into Kids corner and then come back to your main profile and it should be gone.

    On a side note I really like Google's approach on this, where you can just easily tap a small 'x' and the now playing thing disappears. Here's how it looks on Android:

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    A good way to implement that into Windows Phone is a swipe to the right, similar to what you would do with a notification! Now that's something they can implement!
    08-26-2014 07:49 PM
  13. metalchick719's Avatar
    I'll never understand why this bothers people. I'm with berty6294 on actually liking it. But if you want to get rid of it, all you really have to do is reboot. It's funny, it always annoyed me when it would vanish because I preferred having it up there so I could easily resume playing what I last listened to.
    08-26-2014 07:53 PM
  14. Tornado92's Avatar
    I'm with jharr100 on this. It's only there for a couple of seconds and then it disappears.
    That's the problem. In that 2 second, you can't do anything about it, all you can do about it is just wait.
    This problem is very annoying if you're playing a game in landscape mode and listening to music at the same time, and you want to skip a track without pausing the game. In landscape mode, the UI takes up almost half the screen.
    08-26-2014 08:27 PM
  15. berty6294's Avatar
    That's the problem. In that 2 second, you can't do anything about it, all you can do about it is just wait.
    This problem is very annoying if you're playing a game in landscape mode and listening to music at the same time, and you want to skip a track without pausing the game. In landscape mode, the UI takes up almost half the screen.
    Oh so you're looking to swipe it back up to get it out of the way quicker. I actually wish that was an option too. There have been times when I swipe up on it just to realize that that cant be done lol
    08-26-2014 08:37 PM
  16. Nerdy Woman's Avatar
    That's the problem. In that 2 second, you can't do anything about it, all you can do about it is just wait.
    This problem is very annoying if you're playing a game in landscape mode and listening to music at the same time, and you want to skip a track without pausing the game. In landscape mode, the UI takes up almost half the screen.
    I want your phone, Tornado92. My games lag when I try to play music simultaneously on my 920... :P
    08-26-2014 08:37 PM
  17. vepac's Avatar
    I like it..
    08-26-2014 10:05 PM
  18. LesyTehNoodle's Avatar
    lol definitely not something that would force me to change OS's. I actually love that its always there. It makes it very easy for me to resume my music! I actually wish that when I play a video it still stays up there instead of resetting itself.
    I was gonna switch OS's anyways. There are just too many things I hate about the Windows Phone, the one being is bad support for apps. I really like the phone, I really do. It's very unique UI and the smoothness is amazing but, the lack of apps is what puts me off.
    08-27-2014 02:47 AM
  19. salmanahmad's Avatar
    I was gonna switch OS's anyways. There are just too many things I hate about the Windows Phone, the one being is bad support for apps. I really like the phone, I really do. It's very unique UI and the smoothness is amazing but, the lack of apps is what puts me off.
    You could message me if you are looking for a new device, I'll be able to help.
    LesyTehNoodle likes this.
    08-27-2014 07:42 AM
  20. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Gonna switch OS because of this? Ha ha ha ha......

    Took me awhile to understand you can't close your music w/o a reboot. But so what? It just lurks there, doesn't take up cycles, no need to download an app.

    Harmless. Deal with it. Disinvest your negative energy.
    08-27-2014 09:47 AM
  21. LesyTehNoodle's Avatar
    Gonna switch OS because of this? Ha ha ha ha......

    Took me awhile to understand you can't close your music w/o a reboot. But so what? It just lurks there, doesn't take up cycles, no need to download an app.

    Harmless. Deal with it. Disinvest your negative energy.
    As I stated above, that's not the biggest reason. It's the apps, bad app support.
    08-27-2014 03:05 PM
  22. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    As I stated above, that's not the biggest reason. It's the apps, bad app support.
    Each to their own needs. Other than my small bank doesn't have a WP app, I'm fine.

    But the opening salvo was about the music not shutting all the way offf.
    08-27-2014 05:53 PM
  23. LesyTehNoodle's Avatar
    I'm satisfied with my answer. Downloaded the app, works perfectly but still, do I really need a 3rd party app to close the play bar?
    08-27-2014 06:16 PM
  24. WDavis4692's Avatar
    A good way to implement that into Windows Phone is a swipe to the right, similar to what you would do with a notification! Now that's something they can implement!
    that small X close button is way too small IMO on the Android screenshot. Something like that would be lovely, but slightly bigger. I would actually say that the empty space on the WP implementation is quite big; they could easily just add a large 'stop' or 'close' button.

    Though in truth you eventually get used to it and stop paying attention to it.

    edit- quoted wrong person. lol!

    Another cool thing would be that on the notification panel is a music icon, and when you tap it, it replaces your notifications area with a list of not only what's currently playing/paused, but the upcoming tracks in your playlist (or maybe other tracks in the album if a custom playlist isn't in use)
    08-27-2014 08:16 PM
  25. salmanahmad's Avatar
    that small X close button is way too small IMO on the Android screenshot. Something like that would be lovely, but slightly bigger. I would actually say that the empty space on the WP implementation is quite big; they could easily just add a large 'stop' or 'close' button.

    Though in truth you eventually get used to it and stop paying attention to it.

    edit- quoted wrong person. lol!

    Another cool thing would be that on the notification panel is a music icon, and when you tap it, it replaces your notifications area with a list of not only what's currently playing/paused, but the upcoming tracks in your playlist (or maybe other tracks in the album if a custom playlist isn't in use)
    It looks small but works very well, never had any issues with the size of it.
    08-27-2014 08:31 PM
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