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bowtieBar 1.6.3



Minimum Bowtie 1.4Beta Recommended

My second theme for Bowtie: bowtieBar 1.6.3
Tested with Bowtie 1.3.1 and 1.4beta, 1.5.
Update 1.6.3 (2012.07.17.):
I promise this is the last update today :D
- Shadow added when scrolling and scrolling mechanism fine tuned.
- Tweaked update notifcation a little bit.
Update 1.6.2 (2012.07.17.):
Sorry for so much update on one day, but I just found these as I started to use the theme.
- Not all cover image filled the albumart area perfectly, this is fixed.
- Fixed another typo.
- Fine tuned some color and shadow.
Update 1.6.1 (2012.07.17.):
- Albumart and Quick Pin icon position fix.
- Fixed a typo.
Update 1.6 (2012.07.17.):
- COMPLETELY REDESIGNED to match Mountain Lion Notification Center Design.
- The bar is now narrower.
- The controls now have background in Transparent Mode.
- Spring Setting is disabled by default.
- Hopefully fixed the scrolling finally in Settings.
- Code fix-ups.
Update 1.5 (2012.07.15.):
- Redesigned to match Mountain Lion Notification Center Design. (New background, new switches, future UI changes in plan)
- Fixed a bug in Settings.
Update 1.4.3 (2012.07.03.):
- Modified the settings panel scroll function mechanism (visible only on smaller resolutions)
- Glow Effect turned off by default.
- Hide the bar after 6 seconds by default.
- Modified the update info style.
- Added small description for Glow effect and Transparent mode switches.
Update 1.4.2 (2012.07.02.):
- Fixed border opacity. (note: the preview image on this site not updated yet)
- Updated in-theme preview image.
Update 1.4.1 (2012.06.30.):
- Border made thinner to match new OSX versions Launchpad. (note: the preview image on this site not updated yet)
Update 1.4 (2011.11.16.):
- (NEW) Optional Transparent Bar Mode.
- Track Title, Artist, Album Art now have smoother fading.
Update 1.3.2 (2011.11.15.):
- Switches animation smoother.
(This update is mainly for testing the Update Notifier)
Update 1.3.1 (2011.11.09.):
- Fixed a bug (that came with 1.2) which caused switches not changed visually.
Update 1.3 (2011.11.09.):
- Fixed broken Update Notify System.
Update 1.2 (2011.11.09.):
- Some clean-up and changes in the script for speed (when settings panel open).
Update 1.1 (2011.11.08.):
- New settings panel layout, more space for future options.
- (NEW) Update notify system, the "i" glow white and update info appear on the settings panel when new version available. (the update system uses this deviantArt page for checking)
- (NEW) Option to turn off the glow effect when QuickPin enabled
- (NEW) Option to turn off auto check for update.
- (NEW) Fade transition for the song title and artist when track changes.
- Redesigned iTunes Icon
- Bugfixes in the code
Update 1.0 (2011.10.26.):
- Refined the bar border (looks more like the Launchpad folders border).
- Removed a gradient from the background.
- Fine tuned the shadow in the bar.
- Minor visual changes on the quick pin icon.
- Minor code fix for the quick pin button.
- Added 1-2 second glow indication when Quick Pin enabled.
Update 0.9 (2011.10.25.):
- Refined album art border.
- Changed default settings. (auto hide after: 4s, slide speed: 0.2s)
Update 0.8 (2011.10.24.):
- (NEW) Quick Pin function

Click on the albumart to Pin the bar. Click again to Unpin it. (Only available when "Auto Hide" Setting enabled)
Update 0.7 (2011.10.21.):
- Script cleaning-fixing (and fixed a bug that came with 0.6)
Update 0.6 (2011.10.21.):
- Small delay (0.5s) to show the bar when the mouse is on the left screen edge to avoid unwanted slide in
- Minor title and artist text re-position
Update 0.5 (2011.10.21.):
- Settings panel now have two scroll buttons on lower resolution to access all settings
Update 0.4 (2011.10.20.):
- Fixed a bug that may caused the controls to stay shown even if the mouse was not over the bar.
Update 0.3 (2011.10.20.):
- Bowlet shows up when you move mouse to left edge of the screen
Update 0.2 (2011.10.20.):
- Fixed auto-size bug (hopefully)
- (NEW) Spring-like effect to contents
- (NEW) Settings panel
- some minor cosmetic change

Watch it in action(youtube links):
version 0.1 -> [link]
version 0.2-0.8 -> [link]


  • Animated auto show/hide

  • Auto position to the left

  • Auto sizing for every resolution

  • Hover with mouse to show controls

  • Icon to show iTunes

  • Click on the Album art to Pin the Bar. Click again to Unpin it. (Only works when "Auto Hide" Setting enabled)

(Tip: if you want to hide it immediately, just move your mouse over the bar and then move out.)

- Repeat, Shuffle buttons (when repeat function in Bowtie gets fixed - it's broken now)

Note: title and artist text style may be different a little, related to your Bowtie version. (I recommend Bowtie 1.4beta)
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pixelated-texan's avatar
Nice to know MacOS Mojave didn't break this.