RoPieee suggestions

I recently built a few RoPieee endpoints and they work great. I have a few suggestions:

  1. In the Roon Client, when the last track in the queue has finished playing, or you clear all tracks from the queue, the album art and artist/album/track metadata display is cleared from the “Screen Saver” and it shows “Nothing Playing”. Similarly, Roon Displays switch to just the “roon” logo. RoPieee’s behavior is not consistent with this UX paradigm. It continues to display the album art and metadata of the last played track (even if it has been removed from the queue!). Clicking on the play button does nothing. I feel it will be more consistent and logical for RoPieee to clear the metadata and switch the album art to the RoPieee logo, basically back to the initial state when nothing was playing.

  2. I’ve turned down the clock brightness, but the power button remains much brighter than the clock itself, which is kind of distracting. Can the brightness be reduced to match, or even better, can we get rid of the power button? Tapping on the top right corner could work like a hidden power button, just like the bottom right corner brings up settings. I feel that the clock will look much more elegant without the power button :slight_smile:.

  3. I’m guessing many users like me don’t use the radio/shuffle/repeat buttons. Can we have option to hide these buttons?

  4. Please allow the airplay name be configurable via the web client, instead of using the default “$hostname [RoPieee XL]”


Tagging @spockfish.

I’ve seen the suggestions.
As this is a project run in my spare time I don’t commit to issues in general.

The service name(s) will definitely be configurable, as this is already implemented but not exposed in the UI.

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Thanks, I’m sure there is a long suggestions/wish list and you obviously have to prioritize which ones you can / want to do.

I love all four of these suggestions.

That’s great news. thanks for the info.


Thanks for providing the option to hide the clock screen’s power button!

Other buttons (radio, shuffle and repeat) will follow in the next release.

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