You have used the standard user interface (Default UI) so far? This behaviour isn't touched by my config, but maybe touched by the Columns UI component. With Columns UI you need to disable "Minimise to icon" on Ctrl+P --> Columns UI/Notification area tab.
Before using your skin I didn't use the columns UI of Foobar. Since I didn't know the hotkey for control panel I didn't find it. I only was able to find the settings menu (right-mouse-click) where notification wasn't available.
I'd like to remove the album art column from the Groups Header on the ELPlaylist. How do I do this? I don't have album art for vast majority of my music, so makes no sense for me to have all these blank boxes.
I'm really enjoying using your theme, I can tell alot of hard work and time was spent creating it. I got tired of my boring default few simple colors setup and took the plunge on modifying foobar with glad I did.
I still need to learn how to setup some things so that albums with Various artists don't show as 20 separate artist entries with one track ( splitting up the album) in what I think is called the NG playlist view, the simple one with no album art.
In my stock foobar setup, I had columns and the album would stay together even if the artists were different in the artist field in album sort I believe...plus I could put Various in the Album artist properties tag with no issues.
I don't know wth I'm doing but I was able to add some fields to display in the upper left square display panel....like the comment tag (I write the release and catalog info in comment field), sample rate, bits per sample and channels, so it displays that info right above the seek bar. I have lots of HI rez Vinyl rips and regular Redbook vinyl rips, DVDA rips, ect. Just like to see that info at a glance if I didn't mention it in the album title.
Here's what the code looked like after I was done, not sure it's totally correct, but it displays fine. ==========================================
$rgb(192,224,255)[$upper(%album%[ - %album subtitle%][ - CD %discnumber%])$crlf()]
$crlf()$rgb()Sample Rate: $info(samplerate) | Bits Per Sample: $info(bitspersample)$crlf() Channels: $info(channels)$crlf()]
$if(%play_count%, - Track played $ifequal(%play_count%,1, only once -, $ifequal(%play_count%,2, twice -, %play_count% times -) ),)
The real reason for my post was to ask someone who might know the proper way to go about switching between themes smoothly. I'm new to this and don't want to mess a previous them up installing another one.
I kind of gather that I can export the .flc and it should save any mods I may have made like above and just import that file when I switch back.
So, is that the method, just load the corresponding .flc file for the theme one's using and it overwrites the setup?
Then each time you switch, export your current one, and import the new one after installing the new theme?
This keeps things intact, for each setup?
Do I have to rename any folders in foobar, like the themes folder this install creates, or is it ok for other themes to share the same folder...they will just use what they need from the folder like the components folder?
Thanks for your efforts....sorry for such a long post.
This is the way you have to switch between different themes, yes. All your settings should be stored in the FCL-File.
But there could be some problems: 1) If the theme you've downloaded includes the needed components it may happen that older ones will overwrite newer ones, or a theme may be "locked" to a special version, so that it won't work correctly
2) If the theme uses Panel Stack Splitter (like mine) you should create the "global variables" at first startup of the theme (right-mouse-click on the "mother" Panel Stack Splitter, the other Panels are loaded in --> Splitter Settings --> Global Variables tab --> "Delete All" --> "OK"). This will ensure that there aren't two different global variables with the same name that could probably conflict each other.
For your first problem (grouping in NG Playlist): As described in the user guide, there is a *.txt-file with an appropriate TF-String to copy as "Script" on the Playlist views Grouping tab (Preferences --> Columns UI --> Playlist view/Grouping tab) in the foobar2000\DarkOne21\Others\Settings folder
Ok sweet, I missed that part about the text file with the string to synch the playlist views in the manual. Probably was tired and suffering from info overload at the time. Worked perfectly, even saw how adjust the column widths in the settings while I was in there loading the script.
It had been well over a year since I made any changes to foobar's default view settings, so couldn't recall where or how to do things.
By the way, it's a very helpful and detailed manual, Sometimes even with good instructions us noobs don't know what we are reading when we read it
Isn't it wonderful. Thanks lots man. Another question if you don't mind. The lyrics grabber searches only if I right click the played file. Wouldn't it be easier to simply click the empty lyrics window of currently playing track? Unless it is already configurable of course.
Right-click in the lyrics panel and select Online search.
If you haven't this entry you need to go to the panel's Properties window and hit Clear. But this would delete your Lyrics Search Path (if already set...)
Wait for the v3.0 release before making any changes. It should be released in the next days. Otherwise you would have to do your changes again... And it may be that you use the old lyrics panel script (not the new one that works with foo_lyricsgrabber2).
Online Search only shows in foo_lyricsgrabber not the foo_lyricsgrabber2 but on the other hand when it does show in older version it doesn't download anything from the net. Did download and installed it all as described many times to make it work once even from scratch - no luck.
Wavefrom & EsPlaylist don't exist in %appdata%\foobar2000\configuration directory...
Love your input and all the work on worlds most favorite player. One question though:
The artist pics nicely grouped in music parent folder do show nicely however only first one not the others. Let's say they are named artist1, artist2, etc. So is the search pattern in Album Art. Looks like everything should work but only first one shows up...
How to remove this limitation to let's say 5 as it was in previous version if I remember correctly?
Maybe it wasn't but I remember I could cycle between all 5 artist pictures plus front, back and disc and I think I preferred it that way without extra clicks to uncover only artist pics in Cover Panel. If you could point me how to do it the "oldfashioned" way I'd be very happy. Thank you Tedgo. Happy Thanksgiving.
By cycling I mean clicking on the pic to change to the next and next and artist1 and artist2 etc. If it is what you meant then please please can I ask you for such feature or work around to achieve that?
It changed actually after I upgraded to f2k v1.1.1 from v1.1 guess it was only a glitch, but I liked it.
With the actual cover panel you'd need to switch to custom pictures once the album art is clicked through. Btw. if you have clicked through all album art, a middle click switches to the custom pictures If you clicked them through you can again middle-click to switch back to the album art.