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Cleartext for Rainmeter [v5.2 | 13/Feb/2019] by Redsaph Cleartext for Rainmeter [v5.2 | 13/Feb/2019] 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 ● Spotify support† ● GPMDP 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
  • 5.2 | 13 Feb 2019
        
              
    • Added support for Google Play Music Desktop Player
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    • Updated URLs for update indicators and buttons
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  • 5.1.1 | 28 Jul 2018
        
              
    • Fixed right alignment issues such as flashing, inability to use controls, and crashing
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  • 5.1 | 26 Jul 2018
        
              
    • Removed Spotify plugin dependency
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    • Added support for Spotify player via NowPlaying plugin
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    • Removed Smart Switching temporarily. Manually choose the media player in the Settings panel for the meantime. The default player set is Windows Media Player.
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    • Added text trimming to artist name and WebNowPlaying-fetched data
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  • 5.0.2 | 17 Jun 2018
        
              
    • Added the latest version of the Spotify plugin
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    • Updated media controls for Spotify players
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    • Re-added progress bar from hairline
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    • Added ability to change fonts separately for media controls and media metadata
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  • 5.0.1 | 1 Apr 2018
        
              
    • Fixed inability to resize
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    • Fixed bug where text will appear randomly in Cleartext Pure
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    • Fixed faulty progress percentage for Spotify
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    • Added the 2.1.3 version of the Spotify plugin
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  • 5.0 | 2 Mar 2018
        
              
    • Added the latest version of the Spotify plugin.
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    • Removed scrolling in regular Cleartext. Text now automatically expands.
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    • Removed progress bar from hairline.
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    • Controls now hide by default when regular Cleartext is refreshed.
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    • Scrolling for right align is improved in Cleartext Pure.
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Credits
tjhrulz for this super cool WebNowPlaying and GPMDP plugins here and 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 by Colin Watts


Thank you to the people who donated:
Brendon M., Mike B., Saul H., Glenn P., Jeffrey E.




†Basic Spotify support is done through the revamped NowPlaying measure in Rainmeter 4.2. For full Spotify support, choose WebNowPlaying as the media player in the Cleartext Settings panel, install Spicetify and enable the modded WebNowPlaying Companion in the Spicetify menu.
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:iconvoid-00:
Void-00 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Is there any way you can set a max length for names since right now long names cover everything else on my desktop...
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:icondr490nw4rri0r:
DR490NW4RRI0R Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
For some reason it won't accept my font (Dark Future) when I enter it into the change font fields.
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:iconkellogga:
KelloggA Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019
Everything works really well for me except for the time elapsed for the song. Any idea how to get this working? 
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:iconryangrabham:
RyanGrabham Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2019  New Deviant
The song time isn't working it just stays on 00:00/00:00 and 0% throughout the whole song..
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:iconlmabit:
LMABit Featured By Owner Edited Mar 2, 2019  New Deviant
Bitdefender blocked version.ini and updates.txt for Phishing attempt. Not sure where to find those items as they come from this location redsaph.xyz/updates/cleartext/updates.txt and version.ini. Any idea what those are?

redsaph.xyz/updates/cleartext/…

That address is blocked by Bitdefender. It could be a false positive but I was wondering what it contains.

it seems to be just a number 520 shown when loading the file in the browser.
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, those are the update data made available on my website so that Cleartext can notify you if it needs updating. It's really just a bunch of text. 520 is the internal version number :-)

I can guarantee you there's nothing malicious about the files I've hosted.
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:iconlmabit:
LMABit Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2019  New Deviant
Yeah, I have it installed and excluded in Bitdefender since then. Just weird it gets tagged as malicious. Thanks for replying man.
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:icondanielbarker126:
danielbarker126 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019  New Deviant
Hi, how do I change how much text is needed for the scroll feature to activate? Currently I'm getting long song names and even with scrolling enabled it never actually takes effect. Thanks
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, are you using regular Cleartext? Scrolling doesn't apply there. Scrolling is only available on Pure. Sorry!
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:icondanielbarker126:
danielbarker126 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  New Deviant
Oh yeah, I'm using regular. Thanks for the response. I'll just reconfigure my desktop so that it doesn't overlap with another text-based that I have loaded. If you have time in the future that may be a useful setting to have in regular. Wasn't it there in a previous version, or am I just crazy?
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y0himba Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2019
I cannot get 5.2 | 13 Feb 2019 to display Time/Time Remaining or percentage played. Spicetify doesn't work. Using 1.1.0.237.g378f6f25 (Windows Store version) of Spotify and 1.7.7 of Spicetify.  What am I doing wrong?
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi y0himba,

I will be replying for everyone who might have had the same problem as you (since I have replied to your email):

Spotify must be installed from their own website and not from the Windows Store because Spicetify cannot access the Spotify files in the Windows Store version.
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:icony0himba:
y0himba Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019
I got it working, however the issue is that Windows automatically upgrades Spotify to the app version, breaking it again. There is no way to stop the upgrade.  I really like Spicetify with the web site version!  Any ideas?
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:iconakisp21:
AkisP21 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019
Is there a way that i can run both Spotify and Itunes skins without having to open the settings every time i need to open either player? For example, I have the Spotify NowPlaying on the bottom left side of my desktop and i need the itunes NowPlaying on the bottom right side of the desktop! So every time i change sources the skin displaying the right source!
Thank you!
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I guess what you can do is duplicate the Cleartext folder and rename it to something like "Cleartext-2" and set them differently. :)
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:iconakisp21:
AkisP21 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019
I did that and it worked wonderfully! Thanks mate!
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No problem!
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:iconvarirus:
Varirus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  New Deviant
Can you add support for TIDAL?
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sorry, there's no plugins that allow communication between the TIDAL desktop app and Rainmeter. If you use the browser however, you can use WebNowPlaying with it :)
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:iconlopesronaldo:
LopesRonaldo Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
How to I hide the "Now Playing" UI until the media player assigned to Cleartext is open?

The previous version of Cleartext I have hid itself until the assigned media player was opened. But this version just has the "Now Playing" UI (alongside the hairline/song timer) showing at all times.
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You should activate Adaptive Hide from the Settings panel :)
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:iconkenji-2322:
kenji-2322 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2019
It is not working with MusicBee, i even selected musicbee in setting, but the currently playing song dosen't show ?
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:iconkenji-2322:
kenji-2322 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2019
I got it working....
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:iconkenji-2322:
kenji-2322 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 22, 2019
How to make it work with Groove Music ..... sorry, now i know it is imposiible because of microsoft..
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:iconfurryfox2018:
furryfox2018 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2019
btw why you removed the plugin for spotify
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:iconeiknum:
Eiknum Featured By Owner Edited Jan 21, 2019
Just curious: Do you have plans to include any kind of rotation?

I have a setup I like, but having NowPlaying be vertical would be awesome. If this exists, and I am blind, please forgive me.
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey, it would take a lot to rotate Cleartext since the scrolling behavior will need to be modified heavily. So for now, it's a no. Sorry~
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:iconkneelesh48:
kneelesh48 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019
The skin fetches data from "Fetching: www.redsaph.ml/updates/clearte…" every 60 seconds. The site doesn't even exist. What does it fetch and can I stop it from doing so? Thank you.
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, it was due to a faulty URL when trying to fetch update data. Please download the latest update to fix this issue.
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:iconnicoper:
nicoper Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2019
It seems like the author of this skin no longer has control over that domain, based on other comments they've written. It used to check if there was an update for the skin.
To stop this behavior you can comment out the [mVersion] section, or at the very least it's URL key found near the bottom in <Cleartext folder>/@Resources/base.ini.
(the default path should be %UserProfile%/Documents/Rainmeter/Skins/Cleartext/@Resources/base.ini)
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:iconconan456zx:
conan456zx Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018
how to resize
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, instructions to resize can be found here.
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:iconhanifshaquille1601:
hanifshaquille1601 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, the music player doesn't work with GOM Audio. And also, how to change fonts of the Cleartext Pure & Cleartext on settings? I've downloaded this and Rainmeter on my PC. Thanks!
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey there, GOM Audio is not currently supported by Rainmeter. 

Learn more about changing the fonts here
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:iconfurryfox2018:
furryfox2018 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2019
hey ik i used this before but why did you removed it for spotify?
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey,

Spotify plugin was removed because it was discontinued. However, you can use WebNowPlaying and Spicetify.
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:iconhanifshaquille1601:
hanifshaquille1601 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, alright. Then where I should report this to Rainmeter?

And also pardon me, I know how to change the fonts on your Rainmeter widget!
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, sorry for the late reply.

You can file a report on the Rainmeter forums at forum.rainmeter.net/

I'm sorry for the misunderstanding!
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:iconhanifshaquille1601:
hanifshaquille1601 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
*facepalm*
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:iconkuuhaku42:
Kuuhaku42 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018
Just installed it, and seems flawless!
Not being dependent of the spotify plugin saved me from a big headache
I would love to know how to mod it, to make a horizontal version of it, to put at the top or bottom of the screen
Besides my wishes, it's a great job! Hope to see more masterpieces like that
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, thanks for the love!

It would take a lot to rotate Cleartext since the scrolling behavior will need to be modified heavily.
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:iconshinyhero15:
Shinyhero15 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018
Is there a portable version of this skin please?
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:iconkuuhaku42:
Kuuhaku42 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018
For smartphones? i didn't get it :c
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:iconshinyhero15:
Shinyhero15 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018
I'm mean a version on pc. I need to change the skin directory but once i have done that it skin messed up
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:iconkalystar181206:
kalystar181206 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018
I use Spotify and the Web Now Playing plugin , everything works EXCEPT the divider/progess bar and the progress text. why is this? 
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:iconfinderz:
finderz Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2018
Great skin however I am having issues with the skin not updating after stopping or closing windows media players, the file seem to be stuck in cleartext and doesn't unload the information.
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:iconmarkkbobis06:
markkbobis06 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
how to get the skin?
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:iconimonline:
imonline Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I use Foobar2000.  In setting I chose Foobar2000 and clicked "Done" but can't get the skin to work.

Capture by imonline   

EDIT:  I have foo_cad.dll installed.
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