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Need help with Media Monkey or Recommendation of A Similar Audio Player

I discovered Media Monkey's great (and, I believe, automatic) functions of (1) automatically setting the playback volume of all tracks to the same level and (2) starting the following track very nicely when a track has a fadeout ending, for almost continuous music.

But I need help.

First, how do I change those miserable dark brown and black colors on the interface to something more readable? I can't seem to find that info anywhere in the user options. Is that something in the paid version that isn't spelled out anywhere? I don't mind popping for the paid version as long as it does what I need it to do.

Next, what I want to do is to set the playback to just go from one track to another (mixed playback list, no set order) AND during the playback, "tell" Media Monkey to stop after the song playing (so I can use a PA system to make an announcement) and then resume (NOT start over) at the touch of a button.

I find it surprising that what I perceive is simple is eluding me. So I guess I should add that if this can't be done with Media Monkey and you know of another audio/media player that offers these features, let me know. I suppose I could always normalize the list and use another player if the "pause" situation of my second question here worked very smoothly.
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on top menu:: Tools ―> Options ―> *scroll down to* Skin
Next, what I want to do is to set the playback to just go from one track to another (mixed playback list, no set order) AND during the playback, "tell" Media Monkey to stop after the song playing (so I can use a PA system to make an announcement) and then resume (NOT start over) at the touch of a button.

to create a playlist
use the Playlists option on left

click on new tab, then click Playlists
https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.php?title=WebHelp:Using_Playlists/4.0

during the playback, "tell" Media Monkey to stop after the song playing
click on new tab and click Now Playing

click the Pause button *bottom left*
RadioGeorgeOwner/Programmer

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Paul,

The info you provided to change the foreground/background colors was great! Fast and easy.

I find that I am having trouble crating the playlist, as straightforward as your directions look at first. I have the music I want to a USB drive and want to move it to the computer with Media Monkey on it. I created a folder  but can't seem to drag and drop. If you could give me some simple help on this, I'll be good to go.

...and to think that in the days of QBasic, I wrote some very complicated horse racing record keeping programs with multiple dimension arrays...

Darn!
i think the instructions here are clear enough: https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.php?title=WebHelp:Using_Playlists/4.0

if you create a new folder in your Music folder on your computer, copy the music from the usb key to this folder, then add it to MediaMonkey

now you can create a new playlist
RadioGeorgeOwner/Programmer

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Sorry for the delay in wrapping this up. Paul's info turned out to be most helpful, but I have to day that the reference to the page  https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index.php?title=WebHelp:Using_Playlists/4.0 was not helpful.

I searched a lot and found many other comments from people like me who want to use the power of Media Monkey who were, also like me, simply unable to understand what to do, due to a presentation that is simply not clear. I found it to be a wonderful example of that old joke about asking an engineer what time it is and the engineer answering by telling me how to build a clock.

But the added understanding of how powerful MM is as a result of the replies make it a positive deal, Thanks.