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Cleartext for Rainmeter [v5.0.2 | 17/Jun/2018] by Redsaph Cleartext for Rainmeter [v5.0.2 | 17/Jun/2018] by Redsaph







Welcome to Cleartext.


This is a now playing widget inspired by clear information boards which only show important content. More options, such as skipping the track and pausing it can be found by hovering over it.

F E A T U R E S
Adaptive Resizing ● Adaptive Hide ● Smart Switching ● Spotify support ● WebNowPlaying support
Pure text mode ● Smooth scroll for Pure mode ● Easy font changing ● Smart text trimming ● Hide-away controls
Update indicators ● Right align text mode ● User-friendly Settings panel ● Switch color mode ● Text switching



Latest changes
  • 5.0.2 | 17 Jun 2018
    • Added the latest version of the Spotify plugin
    • Updated media controls for Spotify players
    • Re-added progress bar from hairline
    • Added ability to change fonts separately for media controls and media metadata
  • 5.0.1 | 1 Apr 2018
    • Fixed inability to resize
    • Fixed bug where text will appear randomly in Cleartext Pure
    • Fixed faulty progress percentage for Spotify
    • Added the 2.1.3 version of the Spotify plugin
  • 5.0 | 2 Mar 2018
    • Added the latest version of the Spotify plugin.
    • Removed scrolling in regular Cleartext. Text now automatically expands.
    • Removed progress bar from hairline.
    • Controls now hide by default when regular Cleartext is refreshed.
    • Scrolling for right align is improved in Cleartext Pure.
  • 4.2 | 26 Nov 2017
    • Reintroduced Smart Switching with support for all 3 supported plugins (NowPlaying, Spotify, WebNowPlaying)
    • More comprehensive text trimming
    • Aesthetic refinements in Settings panel
    • Performance improvements
    • Bug fixes
  • 4.1 | 4 Nov 2017
    • Included the latest version of the WebNowPlaying plugin
    • Updated support link for help button in the Settings panel
    • Changed fonts used in skin
    • Enabled Direct2D rendering for text in regular Cleartext
    • Sorted out text alignment issues brought by the D2D renderer
    • Fixed bug where the Settings panel would disappear when set player is closed



Credits

  • .raptor from the Rainmeter forums for his awesome Spotify plug-in available here
  • tjhrulz for this super cool WebNowPlaying plugin here
  • FlixWolfz for his very active participation on the old Cleartext deviation page which prompted me to update and re-release it... Kinda like a re-master version of an awesome game!
  • ryan86me for his suggestion and code which made Adaptive Hide for Cleartext Spotify possible!
  • theAzack9 for his amazing FrostedGlass plugin which made the Settings panel more beautiful!
  • RainEnthusiast for letting me now that WebNowPlaying existed :O
  • LambArchie for implementing the controlsFont change which makes Cleartext more customizable.


Wallpaper: Lower Antelope Canyon / Ashim D'Silva




Thank you to the people who donated:

Brendon M., Mike B., Saul H., Glenn P.


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:iconairbourne238:
Airbourne238 Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
Cleartext isn't showing what's currently playing on Spotify. Any recommendations?
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:icondustinwhitelock:
dustinwhitelock Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
It's not working with Groove :(
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:iconnoedigv:
noedigv Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
Hello !!

So guy i'm problems with spotify plugin in the Now Playing, not showing the names of the songs you are playing, can you help me ? :(
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:iconspokiechris:
Spokiechris Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Is it possible to get rid of the N/A displayed when no song is played?
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:icontrillo-lillo:
Trillo-Lillo Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Filmographer
heyyy!!! you know I love this so much, and I'm using it, but I have just one little problem, and it's when you put the controls on the right, then it's almost impossible to click play, prev, next, etc. Besides that, this is gorgeous
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:iconniconiconiiiiiiiii:
niconiconiiiiiiiii Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
how and why was i still on 3.3.0? like, was i lazy and never updated it? we will never know..
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:iconore-wa-yami:
ore-wa-yami Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Student General Artist
Hi, I'm having trouble using this. For some reason installing it would crash Rainmeter, and thats as far as I can go. Rainmeter wont work unless I delete this skin from my skin's folder. Other music player works just fine but not this one. I saw other people using this and I think it would go perfectly with the skin I'm working with. Only if I can find a way to make it work. Any help?
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:icongrohiikvulon:
Grohiikvulon Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, I just made translated version to Spanish, how can I share it?
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:iconsomederpypineapple:
SomeDerpyPineapple Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
Hey, Cleartext is not detecting my AIMP, is anyone else having this problem? It detects webnowplaying, tho.
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:iconalbertmu:
AlbertMu Featured By Owner Edited Jul 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How can I modify the bottom text width? I tried modifying the "bottomTextWidth" value in variables.inc but no effect. The thing is that for certain songs with long title, even with scrolling text enabled, it still takes half of my screen.
Untitled by AlbertMu  
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:iconsomederpypineapple:
SomeDerpyPineapple Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
scrolling text only works on cleartext pure according to settings.
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:icond0ekun:
d0ekun Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018
For whatever reason, Spotify controls aren't working.  Any suggestions?
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:icontacoplaysyt:
TacoPlaysYT Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018
Nice skin, I'm really liking it so far.

Just wondering, how am I supposed to click on the previous, pause, and next buttons if they disappear when I move my cursor on to them. They show only when my cursor is on the now playing text, and don't stay visible long enough to click them.
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:iconbiswassudipta05:
I am currently using AIMP as a portable version, and the skin is not showing anything though works with Windows Media player.

Edit: Started working after restarting windows
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:iconsapphirefox666:
Sapphirefox666 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
After updating today cleartext crashes rainmeter for me. I'm not sure if it's the spotify plugin or cleartext itself.
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:iconbiglisy:
BigLisy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018
It only happens if you align the text to the right, for some reason. Waiting for an update to fix it because I can only use it when it's aligned right :(
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:iconilikechikin:
ILikeChikin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh damn, so THAT'S what it is!
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:iconiljoker88:
IlJoker88 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
nice skin redsaph! :D just i ask, the colors are just black or white? It's impossible other color for example red? Anyway great job! ^^
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:iconthisguydoesstuff:
ThisGuyDoesStuff Featured By Owner Edited Jun 19, 2018  New Deviant
Very easy to swap the color, I've set mine to an acid green.
Rainmeter > Skins > Cleartext > (@ symbol)Resources > color

Just change the RGB code to what you want, save, and refresh the skin.

(A better explanation is in the FAQ above ^^ )
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:iconthisguydoesstuff:
ThisGuyDoesStuff Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  New Deviant
5.0.2 issue report, setting text align to the right side causes rainmeter to freeze instantly and not respond. No other issues so far.
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:iconbiglisy:
BigLisy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
I see, that's what does it. I was wondering what was causing it as it seemed so random on different installs of the plug-in. It is indeed the right alignment.
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:iconthisguydoesstuff:
ThisGuyDoesStuff Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  New Deviant
Took quite a bit to figure out exactly what triggered it, I'm just happy it's that simple.
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:iconsoso5599:
soso5599 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  New Deviant
I have it like this gyazo.com/a71ee59728e951826730…

(this is cleartext not the pure one)

any solution?
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That's weird. Did you modify the skin by any chance?
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:iconsoso5599:
soso5599 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  New Deviant
not at all :(

I even reset it to default + delete it and re-install it
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:iconmagatsu-kiba:
magatsu-kiba Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
looks very nice, but sadly it does not hide when I pause a song on spotify (Adaptive Hide is enabled)
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, that's actually how it's supposed to be. It only hides when you exit Spotify, as you couldn't press play again if I hid Cleartext when the music's paused.
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:icondankmanwithaplan:
DankManWithAPlan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  New Deviant
How can I change the font of Cleartext?
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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:iconjzpotter:
JZPotter Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
Did they ever fix this?
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:iconfortnitegaylol:
fortnitegaylol Featured By Owner May 26, 2018
if i use an older version of SpotifyPlugin (1.3.0.1) the skin works but the artist and song isnt displayed. but if i use the latest version of SpotifyPlugin rainmeter just crashes if i try to load this skin. i also get '2 music players are playing' notification but idk why that is. i already tried switching the secondary player to something i dont use but still no luck
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, can you check if the latest update fixes your issues?
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:iconwebcrawler09:
webCrawler09 Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  New Deviant
How can I enable text scrolling on ClearText, just like in ClearText Pure?
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, that's not possible at the moment.
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:iconnicoper:
nicoper Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
Any chance you could add it back?
Maybe add an option and set it to expand instead of scroll by default?
I very much prefer scrolling, as Cleartext otherwise conflicts with other things on the monitor I have placed it on.
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:iconfredthereader:
FredTheReader Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  New Deviant
Crashes if my firewall is blocking rainmeter.
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, can you check if the latest update fixes your issues?
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:iconnatan33988:
Natan33988 Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Is Thair a way to make it auto choose an album?
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:iconpayback0:
Payback0 Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  New Deviant

I have used Cleartext for a while, but recently rainmeter crashed when booting up rainmeter. When I unloaded Cleartext everything worked fine. I then redownloaded Cleartext, but now it doesn't show the Title or Artist of the song that's playing.

I've tried again reinstalling Cleartext, and I've spent 20 minutes changing the settings

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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, can you check if the latest update fixes your issues?
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:iconpayback0:
Payback0 Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  New Deviant
I fixed it! If anyone else has the same issue, my problem was that the secondary media player was Windows Media Player. I changed it to a media player I've never used and it worked fine! Apparently Windows Media Player always runs in the background and Cleartext thought two media players were running.
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:iconzowathraa:
Zowathraa Featured By Owner May 23, 2018
Hello, 

Where do you see this secondary player option? 
I went to look in the settings but didn't seem to see it so I don't know if I'm just looking in the wrong place...

Thanks a lot! 
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:iconicakeistasty:
iCakeisTasty Featured By Owner Edited May 14, 2018
I'm using foobar and I had a similar problem. From the look of it, Rainmeter doesn't crash but instead stuck on some loop, as it still changes song titles. It's like every skin is paused except for Cleartext flickering the song title.

I tried using DinoAlbatross solution by installing and having Spotify running in the background. Now I'm seeing the "Two music players are running... icon", as expected, and I'd like to confirm with you that you were seeing this icon before changing the secondary media player
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:icondinoalbatross:
DinoAlbatross Featured By Owner May 15, 2018
Glad my solution helped :)

On the other hand, my solution *isn't* working after reinstalling Cleartext. The song name still flickers for a split second and then changes to N/A.

Welp, beck to finding a solution :/
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:iconpayback0:
Payback0 Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  New Deviant
What cleartext shows on my desktop: gyazo.com/9a459a512ac821a2bfbc…
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:iconsreeprad99:
sreeprad99 Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  New Deviant
same here, it doesnt display the song
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:iconnimbus2o:
Nimbus2O Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
Hey! I really like Cleartext and used it in every single Layout i created, but you know.. I'm a very big fan of Gravity Falls and (of course) I created a layout but I'd like to create a skin for a big notification if season 3 will come out and for that to work I need to know how you did that notification for an update for Cleartext, I'd like to use it for the skin and I would realy apprechiate it if you could help me because I cant find the Plugin you used anywhere....

LG Nimbus2O
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, the update indicator is implemented by checking the contents of an external URL and comparing it with a locally stored value. If they are not equal, the update indicator shows up. As for the line of text in the Settings panel, it's implemented by displaying the first result of an XML feed hosted online.
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:iconpylorns:
pylorns Featured By Owner May 5, 2018
By any chance would you be able to look into supporting Roon player as a media player?
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I can't, as there's no plugin available to enable communication between Roon Player and Rainmeter.
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