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Amethyst by slowboyfast Amethyst by slowboyfast
Clean, squared and simple.

:bulletblue: Installation manual can be found inside the archive or here.

:bulletred: If your AV is bitching about trojans, worms or atom bombs inside the archive, ignore it or get a non paranoid AV. It's just UI_hacks component which is totally safe.

:bulletred: Changelog:
2015-1-4: ***1.2a BUGFIX***
** Small playlist adjustments.

2014-9-1: ***1.2 UPDATE***
** I'VE BEEN PRODUCTIVE! Added PURE preset. Also fixed messed up UI_Hacks settings from 1.1 update.

2014-8-31: ***1.1 UPDATE***
** Track length is aligned properly, library tree does not use system dropdown lists anymore, mini-mode can display current track title on cover tab (click on the cover to show/hide text).

2013-12-19: ***1.0.1 BUGFIX***
** Details tab "online stream" text fixed.

2013-12-12: ***1.0.1 BUGFIX***
** Amethyst is fetching dynamic track and artist names now. Go on and stream something.

2013-12-8: ***1.0.1 UPDATE***
** Web links "Aw Crashed" errors corrected,
** Volume bar click area increased (for both mini and big mode), "Aw Crashed" errors corrected,
** New rating script.

2013-12-6: ***1.0 INITIAL RELEASE***

:bulletred: This theme was designed and tested on f2k v1.3 b4 (works fine on portable edition).
To install it on portable f2k, move "user-components", "configuration", "components" and "skins" to your portable installation dir, this should do the trick.

:bulletgreen: No cover – setting up „no cover stub image”:
1. Open prefs
2. Go to display
3. Look for "stub image path", point it to "nocover.png" (skins :pointr: Amethyst :pointr: Raw)

:bulletgreen: Enable/disable scrollbars in Library Tree Panel:
1. Right click on Library Tree Panel,
2. Choose panel preferences,
3. Set scrollbar to default (will be shown when needed) or hide (always hidden) :pointr: (bottom right section).

:bulletgreen: Enable/disable scrollbars in ELPlaylist:
1. Right click on any track or playlist header,
2. Choose setings,
3. Go to style tab,
4. Set scrollbar to default (will be shown when needed), hide (always hidden) or show (always visible) :pointr: (bottom left section).


If you like my configs, support me with a :+fav: or comment. :beer: is fine too!

Thanks to:
:iconmuzikfrrrik: for the inspiration
:iconscrollunlock: for amazing wallpaper
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:iconflodaddelt:
FloDaddelt Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Switched to this one from VERONiCA2 :D loving this one as well.

You have very sleek designs!
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:iconbasedkunard:
basedkunard Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  New Deviant
Would it be possible to change the colors for this myself? I would like to use something other than pink and blue.
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Artist
It's totally possible. You need to edit stack splitters. Basically, you right click on a panel, select splitter settings -> script and look for text color variables. I've put them near the top of the script (textcol, txtcol or texcol, can't remember how I named them right now). You need to do this for every panel (tab) in the player.
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:iconscrewdawholewarld:
SCREWDAWHOLEWARLD Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
You have done it man. I've been a devout user of Br3tt's Spotifoo theme for the last 5 years but today, I have changed. I love that I can get 95% of the functionality I loved from Spotifoo in such a beautiful and small player (love the overlay menus!).

One suggestion/question I have is regarding the seekbar. Is there anyway to get the track length/current time in the track to show up in that area of the player? Right now it's just a barebones seekbar, but sometimes I want to see how long a song is or at what minute into a song I am and I can't do that with this. :(
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Artist
It's totally possible. I'll post it how to do this later. Don't have much time lately :(
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:iconthedarkerone:
thedarkerone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Got the newest update, still love it. :)
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional Artist
Haha. I'm glad that you are a long-time supporter ;)
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:iconilyesdaoudi:
IlyesDaoudi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your design is simply beautiful, software aside. You mixed a great palette with a pixel perfect layout and visual effects. Hat down, sir!
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you kind sir!
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:icontviii:
tVIII Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Amazing skin! I don't use the rating system for my music. Is there a way to remove it?

Thank you!
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Artist
Yep, just head into prefs->display->columns ui->layout and remove wsh panel mod that's responsible for the rating (it should be somewhere in the second panel stack splitter).

Sadly, I can't upload any screenshots to guide you :(
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:iconoar80581:
oar80581 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
is there any way to get this looking like this preview image: muzikfrrrik.deviantart.com/art…
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional Artist
No
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:iconkurogatari:
kurogatari Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the greater skins I've seen so far! Great work. If you're planning on updating it some more, maybe you can add the ability to collapse an album using the middle click. We all know how the difference of one click can be a real matter of life and death sometimes! Cheers nonetheless!
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Artist
Will add it asap :)
For now, you can add this feature yourself. It's really easy.

Right click on playlist -> settings -> behaviour

Click action:
Middle click -> Group -> Change from "select group" to "expand/collapse".
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:iconmortred:
Mortred Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Great skin. Would be awesome if you could add "soft playlists" plugin(with the "love" track button in playlist/details window).
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Artist
I'll look into this after I finish my current project :)
Never actually used soft playlists, sounds like a useful component tho.
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:iconkaranrajpal14:
karanrajpal14 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Dude, this is by far the best skin I've used with foobar! I'm amazed!
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it :)
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:iconst0rm311:
st0rm311 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
This is really nice.

Is there any way to have the playlist sort by just artist, not album? Much appreciated in advance
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Artist
Nope, not possible right now. You can try to add it yourself or wait for an update.
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:iconzkaar:
Zkaar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
I'm having this problem here installing on my desktop, only the lyrics tab is alright, what could it be? I do installed all the fonts required and it's a fresh foobar install
i.imgur.com/7490W5B.png
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional Artist
Open up preferences, go to Display -> Main Window and look for Aero Effects. Try to disable them.
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:iconzkaar:
Zkaar Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
None of the four options seems to do anything other than remove the bottom  shadows. Is there any possibility this conflicts with a visual style?
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Edited Dec 26, 2014  Professional Artist
Is alpha transparency in Aero section off?

Edit:
No, it has nothing to do with VS.
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:iconzkaar:
Zkaar Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Yeah, if I turn it on the whole player goes white. Tried changing the fonts and I still get the same issue, did a fresh install once more but still getting it.
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Artist
Good, alpha transparency should stay off. When it's on, shit can get pretty out of hand.

On the first sight, I can clearly see that something is wrong with pseudo transparency on panels.
But really, I downloaded Amethyst, checked it for errors and repacked to make sure everything is allright.

Did you make any edits? Color changes?
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:iconzkaar:
Zkaar Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
After 2 days trying out, I noticed it was quite a peculiar combination of the visual style I had and MacType. Both of those together made the skin look like that, using one without the other goes quite well, not sure why.
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Artist
Foobar is using Windows GDI font rendering. So when you use MacType, it's not gonna "recognize" what's going on with fonts.
I just downloaded MacType to see if I can fix it.
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:iconzkaar:
Zkaar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Skin is really great and beautiful, but what about Last.fm scrobbling? Is it possible, or is it there and I am missing it out?
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Artist
I believe you need this plug-in :)
www.lastfm.pl/group/foo_audios…
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:iconzkaar:
Zkaar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Thanks, that worked out
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:iconflempabooster:
flempabooster Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Is there anyway to set songs to group by none? I love this skin
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional Artist
I think there's an option for that in right click menu. But if there isn't, I'll add it in the future :)
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:iconcezarfrunza:
cezarfrunza Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Amazing skin but no surprise because u are so talented,thank you.
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks mate :)
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dfsstarr Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
This is a beautiful skin. I'm so impressed. But there is a big -- or rather small -- problem on my Windows 8.1 HD 1080 laptop. The skin is too small to use. All of the following screen shots show Amethyst in the middle of my screen. As you can see, Amethyst is so tiny it's difficult to see. The fourth screenshot (with the lyrics panel) has a Google page with text at about the right size (maybe a little big) so you can see how tiny the Amethyst text is.

imgur.com/a/KtesZ

Is there any way to double the magnification or otherwise change the scaling? Thanks again for your beautiful work.
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Artist
To be honest, it's not tiny on my 23 inch EIZO Foris (it's just about right). And we're both using 1080p resolution.

I don't know if it's possible to scale f2k ColumnsUI. I'm afraid I'd need to rewrite amethyst with bigger fonts and stuff.
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:icondfsstarr:
dfsstarr Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Gotcha... Although the skin is perfectly legible, I guess it's just my personal preference that it look bigger on my screen. I played with the system scaling and can indeed make FooAmethyst bigger, along with every other program, but then the other programs are too big. Oh well, it must be a ColumnsUI thing, or Win8 not playing nice with ColumnsUI. Your Veronica skin (another stellar work, by the way) is also very small. I need to learn how to script and program things myself -- I'm just a user of other peoples' work right now!  :)
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Artist
I think it's columns ui related. I was playing with dpi scaling on my machine, and guess what. Everything was scaled up except foo. Default UI scales properly tho. :)
On the other hand, you mentioned you're working on a laptop. How big is your matrix? 16" - 18"? I bet that the difference between mine 1080p and your 1080p is because of matrix size. I had a HP ENVY that had a 17" screen and was Full HD. Sure, things looked nice but everything was also a lot smaller compared to my EIZO :)

If you really like Amethyst, I can rewrite it to be more "readable". Just give me some time ;)
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:icondfsstarr:
dfsstarr Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2014
I see what you are saying -- the dpi scaling does not affect fooAmethyst, although defaultUI does change size (along with the rest of the system and programs). The only way I could get fooAmethyst bigger was by changing its compatibility setting to launch in 640x800 resolution (a ridiculous solution!).

My screen is 15.6" across at 1080x1920 resolution. HD video looks great but I'm finding that this resolution is less than ideal for such a small screen... Sigh. Now I know. I have a few friends who also got small screens with high resolutions, not knowing they were inviting a unique set of difficulties balancing legibility with size!

Well, if you could offer a "larger" Amethyst, I would be very grateful. Foobar's default UI looks tragic on an HD screen, although I've done my best (i.imgur.com/7h5ueLz.png). Your Amethyst and Veronica work really are the best-looking Foobar skins, plus they are so useable!
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Artist
Another fix is to use 1600x900, but who's gonna do that if screen can support 1920x1080 natively. 

Your DUI config looks useful (and not that bad to be honest). Before I knew how to make better stuff in foo (read = before I discovered CUI and learned how to use it), I was using DUI to make compact stuff like this. I liked it because it was easy to place elements. Windows visual styles were a big deal tho, as they defined background color, frames and stuff like that. So in the end, people who used different visual styles complained that my theme was looking like shit on their PC :)

As I said earlier, I'll make a bigger version of amethyst (both colors :) ). It won't be that hard I suppose, as it's my first skin that's "properly" coded. VERONiCA v1 is a mess tho. I don't think I'll be able to make it bigger. VERONiCA v2 will feature high DPI setting tho. ;)
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:iconvanbear:
VanBeaR Featured By Owner Edited Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
pbrd.co/1tIn4E5
I have problem with that in every skin I try to install. What do I do wrong? I made everything according to instructions. Both in portable and standard mode. ;( Please help!
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:iconvanbear:
VanBeaR Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There is more: pbrd.co/1tIqyGF
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Artist
Masz odznaczone WSH Safe Mode w preferencjach?

Menu -> File -> Prefs -> Tools -> WSH Panel Mod -> Safe Mode
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:iconvanbear:
VanBeaR Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ten sam problem przy włączonym i wyłączonym :(
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Artist
To zróbmy tak, otwórz foobara, pozamykaj errory i włącz konsolę:
Menu -> View -> Console
I poproszę o screena jej zawartości.
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:iconvanbear:
VanBeaR Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
klikam prawym przyciskiem myszy na scrashowane elementy i w konfiguracji zmieniam script engine z Jscript na Jscript9 i śmiga :)
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:iconslowboyfast:
slowboyfast Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Artist
Czyli problem w sumie sam się rozwiązał? :)
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