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Text Display (foo_textdisplay), UI Element for Default User Interface 0.9.5 and compatible
foosion
post Jul 7 2008, 09:30
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Test Display is a UI Element for use with the Default User Interface version 0.9.5 or compatible. It displays text that is generated through title formatting from the playing track or the selected track. The component defaults to the font and colors that are configured in the Default User Interface but allows the user to override them when desired.

The number of options has been kept small for several reasons. Most importantly, it makes it easy even for new users to modify the settings, instead of being limited to copying other users' settings without really understanding how they work.

Documentation

Please refer to the help file that is included with the component.

Screenshots

Displaying title, album, and artist:


Displaying artist, title, and lyrics:


Download

foo_textdisplay can be downloaded from my components page.


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post Jul 10 2008, 21:59
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QUOTE (q-stankovic @ Jul 10 2008, 19:59) *
As the fall back in "prefer playing track" is similar to the automatic mode of columnsUi's viewers the confusion is existent but not so big like the other fall back in selection mode because the first one can offer a desirable behavior whereas the first one just irritates. Especially when using two displays in two different modes that can drive you crazy.
You actually have confused me here. Which fallback behavior is the one you find confusing? And what do you mean by "selection mode"?

QUOTE (q-stankovic @ Jul 10 2008, 19:59) *
Can you estimate how are the chances that Peter will add a "now playing" mode for his viewers and if he then would favorize the three-source-mode as well?
Between 0% and 100%, read: I don't know. He is currently focusing on other parts of the player for 0.9.6.

QUOTE (q-stankovic @ Jul 10 2008, 19:59) *
Sorry, i am not sure what you mean! If you mean an indication in display without using conditional syntax (please correct me if that is wrong) the simplest would be an checkbox-option "Show Caption for Source mode". If enabled the first line would show depending of state 1)"Now Playing" or 2)"Selection" or 3)"Automatic (Now playing)" resp. "Automatic (Selection)". Such headings may be helpful for users that likes to use just one display and control the source by context menu. In my case such indications wouldn't be necessary as i like to use more dislays so that would orientate myself on the position or tabs of the textdisplays. But as already said, i am not sure if you really meant that at all.
No, I was actually thinking about a non-textual indicator, which among other things has the disadvantage that it could be scrolled out of view. I was thinking more along the lines of watermark like in the image below. (Disclaimer: The image is purely for demonstration purposes. It is undecided if the watermark feature will be included in a future version of the component or which watermark images would be used.)

The first row shows two indicators that could be used to display that the information is taken from the playing track. The paused indicator on the right might be useful, but I'm not fully convinced about it, since this would mean the watermark would show two different things: the source of the information and the playback state. The second row shows two ideas for a selection indicator (my preference is for the one on the left).

The example uses different colors although it would be hard to chose those automatically to match the users color scheme (read: prevent them from being invisible against the background color). The benefit is that both the text and the watermark are easier to read. Using different colors for different watermarks adds another way to distinguish them except for their shape. This means it is easier to recognize the watermark at a glance. For comparison, here is the same image converted to grayscale:


QUOTE (tere @ Jul 10 2008, 20:35) *
Whit this plugin there is a way to display what is inside *.nfo also?
No, this is not possible.

This post has been edited by foosion: Jul 11 2008, 13:57


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- foosion   Text Display (foo_textdisplay)   Jul 7 2008, 09:30
- - Bimbo Frogger   That's really great. Seems to work perfect. T...   Jul 7 2008, 10:26
- - q-stankovic   It works almost perfect! An usability issue...   Jul 7 2008, 12:19
|- - cartman(2vd)   thank you foosion... missing lyrics panel is NO MO...   Jul 7 2008, 16:54
- - smkk   Neat, thanks for this. Lyrics finally! A litt...   Jul 7 2008, 17:26
- - tpijag   QUOTE (foosion @ Jul 7 2008, 03:30) The n...   Jul 7 2008, 18:29
- - grimes   Thank you foosion! Very nice plugin. I needed ...   Jul 7 2008, 18:48
|- - grimes   QUOTE (grimes @ Jul 7 2008, 18:48) Small ...   Jul 9 2008, 18:51
|- - foosion   QUOTE (grimes @ Jul 9 2008, 19:51) Scroll...   Jul 9 2008, 23:02
|- - cartman(2vd)   QUOTE (foosion @ Jul 9 2008, 23:02) When ...   Jul 10 2008, 17:37
- - _oao   I was missing lyrics in the default UI and this pl...   Jul 7 2008, 18:58
- - foosion   QUOTE (q-stankovic @ Jul 7 2008, 12...   Jul 7 2008, 19:50
|- - foosion   foo_textdisplay 1.0 RC 2 QUOTE (q-stankovic ...   Jul 7 2008, 22:20
||- - cartman(2vd)   QUOTE (foosion @ Jul 7 2008, 22:20) I hav...   Jul 7 2008, 23:32
|- - smkk   QUOTE (foosion @ Jul 7 2008, 20:50) QUOTE...   Jul 8 2008, 00:15
- - grimes   QUOTE Is the selection properties element updated ...   Jul 7 2008, 19:59
- - Olaf   Thanks foosion for this great plugin. Still not ...   Jul 8 2008, 07:54
|- - kanak   QUOTE (Olaf @ Jul 8 2008, 02:54) Still no...   Jul 8 2008, 15:05
- - DarKobra   Very nice, I am enjoying this a great deal!   Jul 8 2008, 14:54
- - foosion   foo_textdisplay 1.0 RC 3 Fixed a bug where the te...   Jul 8 2008, 18:59
- - Mar2zz   Thx foosion. Great plugin. I use it for lyrics and...   Jul 8 2008, 19:11
- - Olaf   QUOTE (foosion @ Jul 8 2008, 19:59) About...   Jul 8 2008, 19:47
- - flasken   Incredible. Finally makes default ui completely us...   Jul 9 2008, 15:52
- - randal1013   thank you for this text display, i have been wishi...   Jul 9 2008, 17:40
- - q-stankovic   Hello foosion! All the three selection viewer...   Jul 9 2008, 18:20
- - sylla   Sounds wonderful - but I can't seem to downloa...   Jul 10 2008, 18:57
- - q-stankovic   QUOTE (foosion @ Jul 10 2008, 00:02) When...   Jul 10 2008, 18:59
- - tere   Whit this plugin there is a way to display what is...   Jul 10 2008, 19:35
- - foosion   QUOTE (q-stankovic @ Jul 10 2008, 19...   Jul 10 2008, 21:59
- - Ritsl   I'm using this component to show lyrics now. V...   Jul 10 2008, 23:39
- - q-stankovic   QUOTE (foosion @ Jul 10 2008, 22:59) You ...   Jul 11 2008, 13:17
- - labou   its not loading im my foobar???   Jul 15 2008, 23:24
|- - tpijag   QUOTE (labou @ Jul 15 2008, 17:24) its no...   Jul 15 2008, 23:39
- - labou   thanks... I reinstalled foobar and its working now   Jul 15 2008, 23:48
- - shakey_snake   Wow, look what I missed when on vacation. Thank y...   Jul 16 2008, 00:44
- - labou   is it possibly 2 make is scroll down by itself; so...   Jul 16 2008, 01:44
- - acidus   great tool foosion! another question: is it p...   Jul 16 2008, 13:01
- - start78   Totaly missed that! Thanks so much for this pl...   Jul 29 2008, 22:33
- - Yod4z   Thank you for this plugin. Is it possible to add s...   Aug 1 2008, 09:57
|- - AlleyMan   QUOTE (Yod4z @ Aug 1 2008, 02:57) but in ...   Aug 1 2008, 10:27
||- - Yod4z   QUOTE (AlleyMan @ Aug 1 2008, 10:27) Add ...   Aug 1 2008, 17:42
|- - cartman(2vd)   QUOTE (Yod4z @ Aug 1 2008, 09:57) Is it p...   Aug 3 2008, 16:14
- - q-stankovic   I have one request: the text display shows the fi...   Aug 1 2008, 12:56
- - dypsis   Some of my tracks have year and date metadata in b...   Aug 2 2008, 03:35
- - aliumalik   foosion when calculating the center point (horizon...   Oct 22 2008, 15:16
- - shakey_snake   ...wouldn't text be covered up by the scroll b...   Oct 22 2008, 19:39
- - aliumalik   not if its padded correctly. but that isn't th...   Oct 23 2008, 07:34
|- - Varluche   Hi, I wish to display an information text, such as...   Nov 16 2008, 00:34
- - threEchelon   Edit: Nevermind this. I think the problem is somet...   Dec 17 2008, 22:19
- - Mar2zz   Does it also happen if you lock also the height of...   Dec 17 2008, 23:19
- - TsiRoadkill   I'm trying to get proper format string to dis...   Dec 22 2008, 08:08
- - Mar2zz   Not possible. There is no syntax which grabs today...   Dec 22 2008, 11:52
- - foorious   foosion, would it be possible to add an option (ju...   Dec 25 2008, 13:13
- - Yirkha   Maybe foo_np_simple.   Dec 25 2008, 18:57
- - foorious   Yirkha, unfortunately I have already tried foo_np_...   Dec 25 2008, 23:32
- - lokioki   I love this component, just what I have been searc...   Dec 31 2008, 18:40
- - TomBarlow   I second what aliumalik said about the alignment- ...   Dec 31 2008, 22:10
|- - ojdo   QUOTE (TomBarlow @ Dec 31 2008, 22:10) Al...   Feb 27 2009, 20:37
- - neothe0ne   1) Is it possible to have this UI element load th...   Feb 15 2009, 02:12
|- - ojdo   QUOTE (neothe0ne @ Feb 15 2009, 02:12) 1)...   Feb 15 2009, 12:58
|- - ojdo   QUOTE (neothe0ne @ Feb 15 2009, 02:12) 1)...   Apr 4 2009, 13:24
- - q-stankovic   Displaying textfiles is not only a gimmick but an ...   Feb 15 2009, 15:38
- - damator   Hello, is there any way to show some playlist inf...   Mar 7 2009, 23:36
- - M   I just found this component tonight, and I am not ...   Mar 8 2009, 06:25
- - q-stankovic   QUOTE (ojdo @ Apr 4 2009, 13:24) I would ...   Apr 4 2009, 15:54
|- - ojdo   QUOTE (q-stankovic @ Apr 4 2009, 15...   Apr 5 2009, 00:50
- - foolver   i use this to read the lyrics from %unsynced lyric...   Apr 4 2009, 17:24
- - lokioki   QUOTE (foolver @ Apr 4 2009, 19:24) i use...   Apr 4 2009, 17:52
- - q-stankovic   Some thoughts on the requested ability to display ...   Apr 4 2009, 19:32
- - passerby   I don't know what to write to get the lyrics t...   Jun 12 2009, 14:36
- - tpijag   In what field are your lyrics? If, field = lyrics...   Jun 12 2009, 15:43
- - passerby   In what field? I don't know. I'm using foo...   Jun 12 2009, 21:58
- - tpijag   Well, I do not use foo_lyricsdb and am not going t...   Jun 12 2009, 22:08
- - jeremija   is it possible to change the edge type to grey? it...   Nov 26 2009, 11:47
|- - Hitchhiker427   QUOTE (jeremija @ Nov 26 2009, 04:47) is ...   Jan 21 2010, 06:42
- - stefle   Hello, small request: left/right alignment would ...   Jan 17 2010, 21:39
|- - stefle   QUOTE (stefle @ Jan 17 2010, 21:39) Hello...   Feb 15 2010, 03:01
- - nico884   Is it open-sourced? can we get the source somewher...   Jan 28 2010, 21:22
- - jeremija   I don't think so, but you could try to contact...   Jan 28 2010, 22:07
- - alvaro84   Now that foobar 1 got coloring (ok, highlighting) ...   Jan 29 2010, 08:32
- - q-stankovic   If you mean the ">" and "<...   Jan 29 2010, 17:35
- - Yirkha   By "source" you mean the "prefer no...   Feb 13 2010, 04:00
- - q-stankovic   Yes, that's what i mean! Actually it seems...   Feb 13 2010, 13:23
- - foosion   I haven't had time yet to take a closer look a...   Feb 14 2010, 14:37
|- - tberman333   QUOTE (foosion @ Feb 14 2010, 08:37) Now ...   Apr 17 2010, 19:29
- - q-stankovic   QUOTE (foosion @ Feb 14 2010, 14:37) Just...   Feb 14 2010, 21:10
|- - foosion   QUOTE (q-stankovic @ Feb 14 2010, 21...   Feb 15 2010, 20:54
- - q-stankovic   QUOTE (foosion @ Feb 14 2010, 14:37) I ha...   Feb 15 2010, 12:28
- - 2E7AH   I guess it would be useful for auto statistics scr...   Feb 15 2010, 21:12
- - A16395   Hello, I love the foo_textdisplay tool - itīs nea...   Feb 19 2010, 23:31
- - durch   I think this component is a good peace of work, bu...   May 16 2010, 18:03
- - manudevil   Excuse me, but how do you display lyrics ? I have ...   May 23 2010, 17:55
- - Oooh, shiny   All I wanted was to put lyrics in a tab. Here...   Jun 1 2010, 18:01
- - marc2003   not sure i fully understand what you're asking...   Jun 2 2010, 08:20
|- - Oooh, shiny   Exactly like what i have now. $if2(%playback_...   Jun 2 2010, 08:44
- - Oooh, shiny   Making another reply in case someone is answering ...   Jun 2 2010, 09:25
- - Cutter   foosion, thanks for this great component. Please, ...   Jun 13 2010, 14:31
- - Dark14db   Is there any way of displaying the contents of sel...   Oct 22 2010, 19:40
- - tpijag   I do not know what you mean (in tracks). Have you...   Oct 23 2010, 00:10
- - Triple Sick   So either this entire component and thread is a bi...   Feb 21 2011, 01:38
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