thanks very much, your tip seems to have solved my problem
. On the default skin it's hard to see which mode you've switched on. Also the documentation on the guide site wasn't that clear to me and maybe I have confused it with 'loop list'. I'm new to this player and I'm impressed with it's functionality and (small) size.
So far I see one drawback in the windows management (at least with win98se) as I just described in the thread "Minor issues...": the fact that XMPlay in big window mode cancels other applications 'always-on-top' attribute.
Perhaps this will be solved within one of the next releases or I will have switched to XP and will see how that will work ...