Release notes

latest enhancements

Winamp Advanced Controls

Version 5.6.8

  • New translations. Synchronized translations with the Foobar2000 component

Version 5.6.7

  • Fixed (v5.6.5): Regression on single-row, single-height taskbar

Version 5.6.6

  • Fixed: Y-mouse offset on vertical Win7 taskbar.

Version 5.6.5

  • Fixed: Y-mouse offset on single-row, double-height Win7 taskbar.

Version 5.6.4

  • New: Middle mouse button can be used on the icons to show/hide Winamp

Version 5.6.3

  • Fixed (v5.6.1): Volume slider is no longer updating the volume in realtime when moving it.

Version 5.6.2

  • Fixed bad hitpoint offset when SM_CXICON is not 16.

Version 5.6.1

  • Cosmetic fixes. Moved the preferences dialog under General

Version 5.6

  • Better Windows 7 support. See Readme file for more information

Version 5.5

  • Added partial Windows 7 support. See Readme file for more information

Version 5.4.6

  • Fixed a possible problem with 0-second tracks

Version 5.4.5

  • Fixed an incorrect offset in the mouse position handler

Version 5.4.4

  • Removed pre-Windows2000 support to simplify code as Winamp itself does not support these Windows versions anymore

Version 5.4.3

  • Fixed a problem with ampersand in tooltips

Version 5.4.2

  • New code to try to prevent icons from being hidden by the taskbar auto-hide feature

Version 5.4.1

  • Fixed: Title balloon does not always show when using with Winamp 5.5
  • Enhanced the title balloon procedure for streaming content
  • New: The display language changes as soon as another one is selected in the drop-down

Version 5.4

  • Auto-pause on screensaver restarts music streams instead of (de)-pausing them
  • Merged all languages in a single plugin file.

Version 5.3.1

  • Fixed: Skins drop-down does not list other installed skins

Version 5.3

  • New Unicode version.
  • Requires Winamp 5.3+ and Windows 2000/XP/Vista
  • Translation now supports asian languages
  • New languages: Danish, Estonian, Simplified chinese, Czech
  • Disabled the LiteStep integration for now, may be reintroduced later

Version 5.2.2

  • New option: Auto-pause when screensaver starts
  • Minor change in pop-up menu code for better interoperability with other plugins

Version 5.2.1

  • Minor modifications for the plugin to be compatible with MS Windows Vista (tested on Beta 2)

Version 5.2

  • Fixed title formatting problem caused by changes in Winamp 5.2


  • Fixed crashs, problems and lock-ups with the Delete Current File feature


  • Updated LiteStep support to latest litestep enhancements. Now supports xTray (tested with xTray 0.9.6 and litestep-


  • Balloon Title is filled with Filename (without extension) when the advanced title formatting returns an empty string for the Balloon Title Format.
  • Fixed: DLL doesn't have the correct version number


  • Fixed: The track length wasn't displayed properly on the baloon

Version 5.1

  • Now skinnable!
  • The plugin now uses Winamp builtin functions to format the baloon title, you can use the whole set of functions of Winamp Advanced Formatting System


  • A few bugfixes
  • New languages added (visit
  • Added Volume 10% up/down hotkey


  • '&' characters are no longer trimmed in tooltips

Version 5.0.2

  • Fixed Flashing balloon bug
  • Added an option to not show balloon on streaming source
  • Added an option to auto-switch to volume slider mode on streaming source
  • Optimisation and small bugfixes
  • More tests done with older OSes (Win98, WinME, Win2000)

Version 5.0.1

  • Added a few options regarding to streaming sources
  • Better integration with Global Hotkeys
  • Small bugfixes

Version 5.0

  • Started from v1.7.2.4, but did major rewrite.
  • Removed Hotkeys. The plugin now integrates with the Global Hotkeys plugin
  • The Delete Current File feature now works correctly.
  • The balloon contents is now customizeable, with a pattern similar to the
  • Winamp menu is now embedded in the plugin's menu.
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  • Modified config dialog to update email and web site address.


  • Small modification to add support for Jump To File plugin by Yoni Douek

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  • Small dialog-related bugfix

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  • Small menu-related bugfix

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  • Added Delete Current Song feature


  • Fixed a play/pause button incorrect update reported bu Mugendai
  • Finally (at last) fixed the incorrect volume shown bug.

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  • Minor changes for multilanguage support.
  • Minor bugfix in popup balloon
  • Minor changes (Don't remember what)

Version 2.1.1 / 1.7.1

  • Added support for Litestep Users
  • Fixed a bug related to empty playlist reported by Urge
  • Updated installer: New professionnal look!
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  • Fixed a display bug related to Win98 & ME.

Version 2.1

  • Added Configuration, Hotkeys, and all missing items from WinampTray 1.7


  • Fixed a bug introduced in 2.0.2, related to Windows 98


  • Fixed a bug introduced in 2.0.2, related to Windows 2000/ME

Version 2.0.2

  • Fixed some bugs related to streaming source.
  • Removed the seeking bar when listening for streaming source
  • Fixed some bugs related to Windows XP Skins.
  • The Slider setting is now saved between sessions.

Version 2.0.1

  • Recompiled with vc6 to avoid necessary vc7 runtime distribution... 300k

Version 2.0

  • Branched for Winamp3 Development.
  • All recoded on WASABI.
  • This version contains only basic functionnalities
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  • Very minor fixes


  • Restored the Right/Left hotkeys

Version 1.7

  • Major recoding, migrated to classes and Winamp3-like object model.
  • Added pop-up balloons with song title.

Version 1.6.2

  • Restored the Stop button

Version 1.6.1

  • Fixed a little bug that caused the jump window to stay behind

Version 1.6

  • Add Jump and Seek/Volume toggle Hotkey, Cosmetic fixes.
  • WARNING: This version has only been tested in Windows XP. It's supposed to

Version 1.5.1

  • Fixed the 'save config' bug reported by DJ Slane and Ricky
  • Fixed a small non-update bug reported by Ricky

Version 1.5

  • Now supports Windows XP

Version 1.4

  • Added some colors & enhancements
  • Fixed memory leaks

Version 1.3

  • Added Hotkey support

Version 1.2

  • Some bugs removed
  • Added a tooltip that shows the title of the song
  • Some time-consuming routines optimized to process faster
  • Now support volume setting for CDAudio files
  • Tested and adjusted for all version of the shell
  • Fixed a bug that causes Winamp crash when loading empty directories

Version 1.0

  • First Release