Pandoras Box V1.3.0 Released

Pop-Up notifications on song change has made it into this version of Pandoras Box.

2006-09-27 12:02:00.0

Pandoras Box V1.3.0 Released

I was going to hold off on this release to add a few extra features but after so many emails for the features I had complete I said I would delpoy it while I finish the other items.

This version contains:

  • Popup notifications on song/artist change
  • Setting to enable/disable notifications
  • Copy-To-Clipboard functionality
  • New menu system for right-click
  • Fixes flicker issue on dual-monitor setups
  • Option to show/hide in taskbar.
  • If shown in taskbar, it now shows in the ALT+TAB list

If you are upgrading to a the latest version, I would recommend un-installing the last version completely before installing this version. If your lazy and you dont un-install you probably wont have any issues :-)

I'll be working on the new features shortly. Your going to like them!!

Thanks to all who donated to the PayPal beer fund. Very much appreciated! I you havent done so yet and you appreciate the application there is no time like the present ;-)


You can find out all about Pandoras Box and read about the initial version here :

Pandoras Box - System Tray Wrapper Application For Pandora

Thank you to everyone who contributed comments, suggestions and encouragement. As always donated beer money goes along way to encourage development so if you like and use Pandoras Box, please consider clicking the donate button :-)

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J Allen said:
The download link escapes me :)
S Crotty said:
This preview release rocks! I was so hoping for the "notification" feature. Thanks Daniel!
Rob O said:
Are you still planning on releasing the source code for this?
Gal said:
After installing and trying ti run I get an error:
Component trayicon.ocx or one of its dependencies not correctly registered : a file is missing or invalid

got the same problem with the previous mbtray.ocx

using XP SP2
Tim said:

I asked Tim Westergren (at a recent Meetup) if there was anything would be doing about people who were developing wrappers that cut out their advertising revenue. His response was basically they were flattered that people were creating projects based using Pandora, but if they perceived usage really cutting into their overall they would have to look into it more closely. It seemed to me that he didn't think it was too big a deal right now because the vast majority of Pandora users access their music directly from

On another note, being a big Pandora fan myself, I created the site and the mashup thing and I'm currently working on the Internet Radio page as well.

The team at is also working on integrating feeds from the CrispyNews page into their mashup in a new version.

What I'm really wondering is if you might consider adding some kind of station sharing functionality to your application (I think the easiest/best way may be to add a one-click option to allow people to post the currently playing station to their account with the pandorastations tag.

Anyway thought it couldn't hurt to ask.


Dan said:

Could you email me directly to discuss this? I would love to get behind and help with this. I have a few ideas of my own I would like to share.

Mike M said:
I noticed you said v1.3.1 is due out in a few days here. Do you have an ETA? Thanks.
Wes W said:

You've done great work on this software. It's now my main source of music. However, I have one feature request.

Can you add a feature that will logging all the tracks I mark as "I like it!". After a heavy session using Pandora's Box, I could then go to a pre-specified directory and pickup a .txt file that contains a list of all the tracks that I liked in that session.

I could then go and investigate those artists further, build stations around them and know what tracks to buy online.

It would be so damn useful!

Hi Mike (And all)

I have been delayed in releasing the latest version as I add some more features and iron out some issues.

I'll keep you posted :-)

John said:
Hi Dan. Great work. A suggestion regarding the lyrics might be if the lyrics are not found and if the artist name starts with 'The' then also do a search for the song with 'The ' removed from the front of the artist. E.g. 'The Monkees' is simply stored as 'Monkees' at
Kevin said:
pandora just updated the client and broke your app, they added "Quick Mix" which plays music from your stations, you can select which ones you want, not just all of them. btw, its Oct 13, 1:46AM EST. thats the time i reopened pandoras box to fix the song title bug
btw, after a few songs, pandoras box doesnt pick up the song changes anymore, forcing a restart of pandoras star
Ovidiu E said:
Hi Dan,
I'm having some problems running Pandora. After a successful install when I'm trying to run it I get : Runtime error : -2147417848 (80010108) Automation error The object invoked disconected from its clients.
I'm on P4, 3 Ghz, 512 Ram, Windows XP SP2 with all the updates. I'm the administrator on the local machine.
On my laptop it's working fine.
You're doiung a great job.
Joseph said:
In the comments you mentioned of making this project open source. Are you still considering doing that? As a C# Software Developer I would love to get my hands on it and see if i couldn't work on it a little.
I'm getting the same error as Ovidiu:

Run-time error '-2147417848 (80010108)':

Automation error
The object invoked has disconnected from its clients.

I had just installed Pandora's Box on my laptop and run it without problems once. After restarting my laptop, it now gives me this error message every time.
brendan joe said:
I would like Padoras box to have the the feature of stretching the program to be any size wanted.