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Skins for foo_title plugin, Post your skins
Sphix
post Oct 24 2006, 01:02
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Nice skin, sune cool.gif


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-HD 80Gb using High QualityVBR MP3s
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sankukaai
post Oct 24 2006, 22:31
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hello, great plugin, but i have a question though :

how can you fix the position of the window on the right side? Im using the white skin, so i set the bar the be next to the 3 windows buttons (minimze, expand/contract, close), but depending on which song is playing and the length of the title, the right end of the bar can either move to the left or cover the buttons. Anyone got a solution?

thanks in advance.
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Quiark
post Oct 25 2006, 07:35
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That is not possible. The only thing you can do is to use a fixed size skin, so that it doesn't change it's width.
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sankukaai
post Oct 25 2006, 09:07
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Hey thanks for your answer, I changed to Sune's skin, which is great.

Actually i tweaked it a little (i hope you don't mind Sune) to fit a clear background (you could barely see it before), so I recolorized the background, and made some other buttons. It's the first time i touch someting this close to skinning, i never believed i could have done this kind of thing and stayed up this late for that.

Anyway, I got two questions about that, after that it'll be perfect:

- I try to insert my tags for the rating into this panel so it'll show the rating of the song playing, the script I use in ColumnsUI is $repeat(*,%rating%), but it doesn't seem to be working here. Do I do anything wrong or is it just this kind of script that is not supported by this plugin?

- The size of the panel is fixed, which is what I was looking for, and the text is scrolling, but I'd like to have the text scrolling only when the mouse is over. I might have to change something in this line
<layer name="trackinfo" type="scrolling-text">
like changing scrolling-text to something else, but I couldn't figure out why.

Thanks yall for your help, I'll upload the final thing if it's working and if it might interest someone, and of course if Sune is OK with it.

snk.
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sune
post Oct 27 2006, 01:31
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@sankukaai, I dont' mind at all, of course you can use my skin and change it the best way to feet your desktop, vs.. I wouldn't share it otherwise. no copyright tongue.gif
It's true this will only suit a dark background, but I made it for myself, so.. If you have made a nice dark one for clear background, do upload it! now! smile.gif
about the rating, I don't know, cause I don't use it, but the string looks ok to me
as for your 2nd question, I don't think that's possible. there is only one kind of scrolling-text layer, and it has no such option. see the documentation here

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sankukaai
post Oct 27 2006, 08:11
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All right then, so I upload what i did:
- its more dark skinned so you can see it on light backgrounds
- i changed the buttons and made them black, and changed the activate button (see below)
- the 'activate' button is now the whole bar, and it activates or hides. Click on the bar, it'll show or hide fb2k.

Im still looking for the 'scroll only when mouse over feature' and how to show ratings in the bar. the rating script is implemented, so if it works for you just let me know.

Thanks again Sune

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Quiark
post Oct 28 2006, 14:45
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That feature with scrolling only when mouse is over the layer doesn't exist either.. foo_title is only a simple plugin wink.gif
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vivagardner
post Oct 30 2006, 01:20
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sune, i like your skin.


Would you consider inverting the colors? For example, my menu bars are silver, so what about making it look the way the skin looks when it is sitting on your black menu bars.
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sune
post Oct 30 2006, 06:12
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there you go. A quick batch-invert on the images, not too much work smile.gif

when switching to the default XP visual style (silver) to see how it would suit it I realised the bar is thicker, and it does not fit in "exactly", like in my visual style. I hadn't thought of that... mellow.gif



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post Oct 31 2006, 05:38
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QUOTE (sune @ Oct 30 2006, 12:12) *
there you go. A quick batch-invert on the images, not too much work smile.gif

when switching to the default XP visual style (silver) to see how it would suit it I realised the bar is thicker, and it does not fit in "exactly", like in my visual style. I hadn't thought of that... mellow.gif





waw sune cool.....
(request)can u make the opsite? the font is white and the layer is black? coz i used black vs tongue.gif
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sune
post Oct 31 2006, 19:00
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if you want only the text to be white you can change it yourself in the skin.xml file. change the color of the "text" layer and the "scrolling text" layer. CC000000 is the black i used. change them both to ffffffff (white).
and If you want the whole thing in white it's in the previous page for download

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post Nov 1 2006, 16:41
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thanks a lot sune biggrin.gif
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gatorade
post Nov 11 2006, 08:49
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is there any skins that have the ability to extend the playlist?
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vivagardner
post Nov 12 2006, 18:51
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sune---- thanks a million man

I really love it.

This is really nit picky... but is there a way to make the skin sit 1 pixel lower when it is all the way at the top of the screen?

I tried to edit the image, by manually moving the transparent box down 1 notch, but then I couldn't get the skin to load. If it was just a tiny bit lower it would sit perfect on my firefox titlebar.

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KrisWood
post Nov 26 2006, 23:01
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Hi guys, I'm really new to all this and putting together a skin of my own for foo_title, this may be a dumb question but, is there a list of the commands somwhere? I looked on the wiki but didn't find one. Specificly I'd like to add a resize feature and a volume slider to my foo_title skin. smile.gif
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Quiark
post Nov 26 2006, 23:11
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Neither resize nor volume slider is possible in foo_title (it's a simple program wink.gif. The commands for buttons you can use are the foobar's main menu commands such as Next, Play, Open...
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KrisWood
post Nov 26 2006, 23:25
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Damn, I was hoping I could ditch WMP for good sad.gif I'm too lazy to learn hotkeys or maximize foobar every time I want to change volume and even the smallest of these foo_title skins is too large to leave comfortably at the bottom of my screen. sad.gif If only there was a way to make it behave exactly like WMP's taskbar toolbar. I just got an Auzentech XM7.1 last week though and it sounds infinitely better on foobar than on WMP, so trying to take my features with me haha. Well, I guess I can just make a smaller skin (about the size of a taskbar item). Is there a way to get it to show/hide the now playing? I guess I could put in a really small scrolling area... Any suggestions for how I could get volume control working? I know you say it's not possible with foo_title, would it be hard to add to the .net code? Sorry for all the questions, I'm still getting accustomed to this thing. smile.gif

Edit: Also, I don't really want to use the system tray component, the less things running in the systray the better. Also the method that one user posted of making shortcuts for a taskbar toolbar seems kinda kludgy and I'd prefer a more elegant solution like foo_title which I can at least park at the bottom of the screen even if it's not an actual taskbar item.

Edit2: What about a time slider?

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Matt Schuette
post Nov 29 2006, 17:28
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QUOTE (KrisWood @ Nov 26 2006, 16:25) *
even the smallest of these foo_title skins is too large to leave comfortably at the bottom of my screen.

Make your own skin... then you can make it arbitrarily small.

QUOTE (KrisWood @ Nov 26 2006, 16:25) *
Is there a way to get it to show/hide the now playing? I guess I could put in a really small scrolling area...

Any suggestions for how I could get volume control working?

To simply hide the now playing area, remove that layer from the skin. If you mean a toggle between showing and hiding it, foo_title doesn't currently do that. As for the volume, vlada has a pretty nice solution on his "shade" skin. It's not a slider, but again, not yet possible in foo_title.

QUOTE (KrisWood @ Nov 26 2006, 16:25) *
Edit2: What about a time slider?

No sliders of any kind in foo_title. Should you need this post haste, Quiark has graciously posted the code for foo_title on SourceForge so that we all may contribute. I have plans to do so, and sliders are very near the top on my personal wishlist. Maybe I'll bump the priority on that a bit since it seems a popular request.
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post Jan 27 2007, 01:33
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I made myself a very slim little skin... Just for me.
It has quick button for shuffle (the round circle with the S if you didn't figure that out)and displays the info about the song...

I definately not expect anyone to like or even want this but i thought i'd show that you don't need a fancy skin for a plugin to be very useful.

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sankukaai
post Jan 31 2007, 01:39
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i got a question here,

CODE
<layer name="trackinfo" type="scrolling-text">
        <geometry type="absolute">
            <size x="379" y="3" />
            <position x="22" y="3" align="left" />
        </geometry>
        <contents spacing="0" font="Verdana" size="9">
            <label position="left" color="ff000000">%title%

$repeat(*,%rating%)[| %tracknumber%][ | %artist%][ | %album%]</label>
        </contents>
    </layer>


this is what i use, but id like to change that scrolling text to a fixed one where the end is wrapped if the title is too large.

I tried to change to "text", but whatever size I put under <size x="379" y="3" />, the text will not be wrapped and will go on miserably on the sreen without any skin behind it....
any suggestion to fix that? thanks
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Quiark
post Jan 31 2007, 08:52
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Text wrapping is not supported in foo_title and overflowing is an unsolved problem. Maybe you could use some tricky formatting string to achieve what you want (using for example $iflonger, $substr and such).
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drake
post Feb 5 2007, 23:05
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how do we integrate titleformat language into xml?
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Quiark
post Feb 5 2007, 23:10
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Only in the text layer - like this:

CODE
<layer name="trackinfo" type="scrolling-text">
        <geometry type="absolute">
            <size x="379" y="3" />
            <position x="22" y="3" align="left" />
        </geometry>
        <contents spacing="0" font="Verdana" size="9">
            <label position="left" color="ff000000">%title% $repeat(*,%rating%)[| %tracknumber%][ | %artist%][ | %album%]</label>
        </contents>
    </layer>


Borrowed the code from sankukaai smile.gif
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jakelian
post Feb 23 2007, 19:15
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Hi, Everyone.
This is my "first" post smile.gif

I was been inspired by all that master piece, so I made a little skin like below...

That is a Mac-like crystal skin, but I have to admit that that skin isn't Really as same as the Mac OS.
I just design it by my poor imagination... crying.gif crying.gif

It cast some simple glass & shadow effect. crying.gif

I made it just for fun tongue.gif Download it if you like it.

(P.S My grammar is very poor... SORRY..)
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Quiark
post Feb 23 2007, 20:04
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jakelian: Nice skin smile.gif
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