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CaTRoX (1.April.2014) by eXtremeHunter1972 CaTRoX (1.April.2014) by eXtremeHunter1972
Hello there!
Over a long time here's my new foobar2000 theme. :#1:

With this theme i mainly introduce my WSH playlist!

Layout: Biography, Lyrics, WSH cover art, WSH playlist, WSH meta info and filter panels + three reserved panel slots for you to customize (see installation.txt how to enable).

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If you have installed foobar2000 standard version, then copy configuration and user-components folders to:

---> on Windows 7/8: DRIVE: Users-Your Name-AppData-Roaming-foobar2000
---> on Windows XP: DRIVE: Documents and Settings-Your Name-Application Data-foobar2000

and themes folder to foobar2000 installation folder.

if you installed portable version then copy all to foobar2000 installation folder.

On first/clean install → interface module window comes up → select Column UI.

---> How to install video…

---> How to add new panel:…
Example shows how to add new wsh panel mod and then shows how to add Br3tts coverflow script.…

---> How to add new filter:…

---> to change panels button names right click on button and select Splitter Settings... then select Script

---> If you want to use web links or open images/image folders in cover art panel or change/hide window frame, then you need to disable WSH panel safe mode (Preferences/Tools/WSH Panel Mod)

----> PS. Lots of stuff can be enable/disable on right click menus.

---> CaTRoX (30.03.2014)
-> Panel_List.js
-> fix: Skip rated less than... not working, when using tag rating.
-> add: Some requested group variables: artistColorPlaying, albumColorPlaying, infoColorPlaying, dateColorPlaying, lineColorPlaying.
-> add: Grouping presets: by path, by date, by user defined.
-> fix: Group info: 24bit file codec. (v2)

---> CaTRoX (01.04.2014) :new:
-> Panel_List.js
-> fix: Send selection to another playlist was messed up.
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i0n0ff Featured By Owner May 2, 2019
and btw, if i wouldn't have customized so much to my taste this theme - i would choose (judging by the screenshot available) this
  Eole blows gently into your ear his nicest melody by alibalicou
There were nothing before and still there isn't anything visually appealing theme like this one. So, I've just decided to recommend to try it out here. Because before darkone's & catrox's skins I've found all other ones straight-up ugly
i0n0ff Featured By Owner May 2, 2019
I would like a help with \themes\CaTRoX\Scripts\Panel_List.js file. I did some minor edits before, but I can't do one thing I really want (for a long time now):
Since I often use playlists, or files from someone else - usually it's one track per album. So I end up with the situation like this
Untitled-0 by i0n0ff  
As you can see I've got fullhd display, and even by making fonts smaller - it doesn't really help - to few tracks are visible, so I have to scroll a lot. Plus, too much of unused space
I would really love to have it like this:
Untitled-1 by i0n0ff  
The changes are:
1)we combine 3 lines into one single row (Album Artist, Album name, Date, Genre & encoding line);
2)Tracks take the space we've just emptied just under our first line

This would be very space-efficient and nice looking. sadly i'm too dumb to figure out how to do this. I know almost nothing about coding - I couldn't figure out how to do this

If someone interested I can help out with how made visible in the playlist (years ago) my album comments, track marks (like my edits), if someone is mentioned in "COMPOSER" tag - it automatically adds " (prod. by %COMPOSER%)" at the end... very small and simple stuff like this
davidp10 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 16, 2018
Hello! How can I scroll songs in playlist with mouse wheel? It doesn't work for me.
i0n0ff Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018
no idea at all. It has always worked for me on different computers and versions of windows. that's my best help
i0n0ff Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
The only thing I'd really like to have - is getting this cool coloring for features and producers in the playlist like here:
foobar_ncmpcpp_mod by twnsnd
here's the link, just in case:…
hajosattila Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017
my fav. theme, Thanks!!
dgiglio Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017
Nice work, but I've noticed that for some reason any key shortcut I introduce gets Ctrl or Alt ignored.
i0n0ff Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
I can say it's not true in my experience at all
K11NGOFPOP Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017
Hello People.

Know someone, how to deactivate that annoying font check?
Because i couldn´t found it on internet.
i0n0ff Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Just double-click on mentions fonts in the folder "Fonts (Install these fonts if needed)" - it should be quite easy
K11NGOFPOP Featured By Owner Edited Feb 4, 2018
You kiddng me ... I need to deactivate it without installing that font or any because i am on portable version and in it i atached that fonts to theme and it work flawless  but only that check message remained.
Untitled by K11NGOFPOP   
i0n0ff Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Just double click on the font mentioned (Guifx.....) -> Click install in the top-left corner as far as i remember
i also use portable version. i really don't know how to help u otherwise. i would just install the font
K11NGOFPOP Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018
I know about that... but i looking for another solution.  It is annoying to install that font on every pc i use, or on someones i had given that player. 
TruckFister Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2017
I know this may be a stretch, but for any passerby's with coding skills who see this post;
could you do the rest of us a service by resolving some modification quirks that pretty much constitute 90% of questions, past or future,
and unloading a tutorial for basic users on the following:

- How to change the font to any desired font installed on the user's computer, as well as font size?
- How to change the font colors (i think there's 4 of them)?
- How to set player opacity (transparency)?
- And most arduous of all: How to change the 4 main player colors
(background which is darkest;
 panel background which is brighter;
 scrollbar background which is brightest dark shade;
 and of course the light gray/white accents such as the scroll bar itself and the arrows and the playback buttons and etc.)?

a. Which file to open to edit the above.
b. What to use to open it and edit it (i'm guessing Notepad++ is universal for everything or something like that).
c. Which line to change or find for effect [attribute] <===> [change].

This tutorial would make this theme universal, because the GUI is what's great about this player,
the only thing missing is aesthetic customization in regards to colors and font.
Thanks in advance to anyone (or even the creator if he/she resurfaces) who takes the time and creates this, or contributes to the creation of it.
i0n0ff Featured By Owner Edited Jan 23, 2018
about colors: you just could use ctlr+F in this topic. type "color". fonts should be very close there as well (in the preferences - column ui. i guess)
UPD: about fonts - look at the comment just below
Nexso Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2017
can I modified playlist font?

Update #1: I modified titleFontNormal, titleFontSelected and titleFontPlaying of Panel_List.js on  C:\Program Files (x86)\foobar2000\themes\CaTRoX\Scripts.

Now, I want to sort album by date but when if I type %date% on "sort incoming file by" on Shell Integration albums are sort by date but tracks are disorder.

Dk0dr Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I am running a customized version of this theme, to get the biography panel working I had to remove the old biography view component, installed JScript Panel and the JScript Biography script, and now it all works better than ever, fetching album info, pictures and biographys from and AllMusic. Running win7 64bit.

Foo2000 by Dk0dr
gjalleri Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018
Hey can you share the biography scripts and cover scripts for this one would love to have those working again thanks man!
shkarow Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017
Prompt, please, is it possible to install CaTRoX on Windows 10? And if yes, how to copy folders?
Cratzz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017  Student Writer
Great job! Worship
gjvah Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, great theme. Is there a way to enable the custom minimize, maximize and close buttons on windows 10? If I set the frame style to no border, they disappear completely.
kshitij-earth Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Brilliant! Clap :happybounce: +fav 
SirRichieRich Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016
Anyone know how to get the tooltip notifications back after installing this theme? Mine stopped working. Using Windows 10 and foobar v1.3.10.
TikiThorsen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
The Author is MIA, no point asking question or using this theme tbh.
thewallpaperist Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
This is easily one of the best themes available for foobar. To suggest it's not worth using is nonsense.
TikiThorsen Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
It has too many issues, specifically if you want to make any modifications.
IF you like EXACTLY as it its then you're a lucky, otherwise...
i0n0ff Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2017
I have no issues with this theme.
The only thing that this theme lacks for me - it's an absence of drag'n'drop function from playlist to external sources (the other way around works). That's it
No theme better around. With very small adjustments for my personal taste and use - I find it Great
Jeannela Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
drag'n'drop feature would be no way unless wsh_panel_mod.dll component support it one day.
i0n0ff Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
Don't know about that. Still havent seen any better ones. Edited just a bit the theme - it's best at least for me. Do I need author for using the skin?? Thanx to him for awesome work btw
user94 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Student General Artist
Hey, I have an hi-res monitor and foobar is tiny with your theme, can you make a double sized one (2x width and 2x height) for me or telling me how to do that?
Jeannela Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
It's really not easy.
BiGFooT-y2k Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
Hello, this is a great work overhere!

Is it possible to move the seeker bar part (together with volume and repeat/random) between the playlist and playback buttons?
Nekomare Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
I love this skin,
but when I remove "Group Header"so I can't find how to enable "Artist" column so I can see only track no, title and duration.
anyone who can help me with this please?
StarkitecktDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work, thanks.
kaerq Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2016
Really good skin, has everything you need. Only thing missing is ability to minimize the left side to maximize the playlist.

EDIT: Actually it has that nevermind, perfect.
By the way how do you remove the top windows bar? Above the menu bar. In your pic it's merged.
seriosbrad Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
Do you know how to make the Artist and Album panel stack filters follow playback and remember playback position upon restarting foobar?
herbster Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
Any way to change Genre to Folder structure, in the Library view? I never use genre but really rely on folder view, thanks for a great theme!
LeviathonVI Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
Did you ever get a reply or figure it out? I'm in the same boat.
AlinElRene Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
It seems the new one use CPU resource more. I still have the old version and still work as intended. For those who fail to load/search the lyric, update your Lyric Show Panel to at least version 3 (foo_uie_lyrics3).
Well, I love to change the font color by modifying the script for myself. Instead of orange, I use purple that fits my desktop.
makeyeu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
great skin, loved the looks very much. but is it possible to make following changes:
- delete biography and lyrics panels
- change library (LIB) panel to show my media library sorted by folder structure?
odeodex Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
I dunno what to do because, after I reinstall foobar and the skin, it won't online search the  lyrics anymore :(
can you help me sir?

ps. all component up to date
karmacode Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
Mine looks like this when I try to open it :(

I'm using the latest version of foobar with Windows 10. 
i0n0ff Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Reinstall , read the instructions provided in the archive
bryster126 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
make sure to update Foo_UIE_Lyrics (Lyrics show panel) in the components tab in the menu (hit the get updates button). The last version stopped working for me.
Jyrrisan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
How do I enable the option that allows me to toggle the circles around the media controls in the top right and hide the border?
Antmax Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
Thanks really appreciate the work you put into this. Have been using default UI for ages and it's looking positively prehistoric these days.  
is there a way so you dont have to double-click on an artist or album to view songs
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