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ON AIR 4.0.0.896

A Skype plugin to display the music you are listening to

by Bob Thornton

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 10 August 2013
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Developer: DJmaster.com
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ON AIR
Share the music you're listening to via Skype with ON AIR

When you are listening to music, you have probably forgotten the name of the track that is currently playing and had to switch from what you are doing to look at your media player. This can slow you down, particularly if you are listening to music while you work, but it is something that ON AIR can help you with. This free plugin enables you to see at a glance what you are listening to, and also to share your music listening through Skype.

Whenever a new track is played, the name of it will pop up from the taskbar in a balloon notification. This may be all you want to know, but you can click on the notification to be taken online to look up more information about the band or artist in question so you can view a discography, read lyrics and find out anything else you may want to know.

But one of the main features of ON AIR, and the very reason that it is a Skype plugin rather than just a standalone program, is that it can be configured to update your Skype status with the name of the track you are currently listening to. There is support for a very large number of media players including all of the big name like VLC, WinAmp and Windows Media Player.

If you use different players for different things, you can opt to have any you want to be ignored so tracks that are played here will not be advertised. Your Skype status can be customized in a number of ways, not just with the name of what you are listening to at the moment. You can also have text, links and emoticons added so your updates are completely personalised rather than being the same as other ON AIR users’.

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An interesting way to make use of Skype, this is also a helpful tool to aid music identification.

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Windows 10 November 2019 Update ISO (build 1909)

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

November 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1090 which is the November 2019 Update.

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