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Title: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: jistme on July 14, 2012, 09:10:33 PM
The dark alter ego of Jistme the Bee:

(nice for late at night, and plasma/lcd tv's)

(http://i.imgur.com/0EEEtxzl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/0EEEtxz.png)


download Jistme the NightBee v3.x (http://bit.ly/Jistme_the_NightBee_3x)



And here is an old version for MusicBee v2.x:
download Jistme the NightBee v2.x (http://bit.ly/Jistme_the_NightBee_2x)
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: beeing good on July 14, 2012, 10:36:11 PM
Very nice indeed, I was looking forward to your dark version!

The green highlight in the menus in a bit bright though, it's hard to read the text you have selected.

Edit: when you have tabs in the caption bar there is a white outline around each one, it's quite striking and not very nice compared to the rest of the skin, if they could look the same as the ones in your screenshot it would be perfect.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: jistme on July 14, 2012, 11:09:06 PM
If bright green appears anywhere, it is because in my setup/settings it doesn't show, but I suspect somewhere else it might.
Could you post a screenshots of that?

I will correct the tabs colors when shown in the caption bar.

The green highlight in the menus in a bit bright though, it's hard to read the text you have selected.

Edit: when you have tabs in the caption bar there is a white outline around each one, it's quite striking and not very nice compared to the rest of the skin, if they could look the same as the ones in your screenshot it would be perfect.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: beeing good on July 14, 2012, 11:15:34 PM
I remember you saying something about that in the other thread but it's not such a harsh contrast in your other orange skin. Here's a screenshot, you can see the tab issue and the green - http://i.imgur.com/4aPpU.jpg
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: jistme on July 14, 2012, 11:41:26 PM
I fixed the tabs, but I can't find how to fix 'your' green in the drop down menu's.
In my setup it's a kind of blue, and it's a value I searched for to change before, but I haven't been successful to find it, so my other skins will probably suffer the same problem...

(http://i.imgur.com/f2mLxl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/f2mLx.png)
(you and me left vs. right)

Hopefully some other skinner can help me with this?

Here's a screenshot, you can see the tab issue and the green - http://i.imgur.com/4aPpU.jpg
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: beeing good on July 14, 2012, 11:52:46 PM
That's pretty weird  ???
What version of MB do you use? I'm using the latest beta, I wonder if that is the reason we have different looking skins? I just noticed the menu button is different as well.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: jistme on July 15, 2012, 12:12:33 AM
2.0.4576

I changed the menu button together with the tabs. Just download again...

I suspect somehow in my system the concerning drop down menu element in the skin is overruled by something else. I just don't have a clue by what.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: beeing good on July 15, 2012, 12:45:12 AM
Oh well. The tabs and menu button look much better now, thanks!
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: jistme on July 15, 2012, 12:23:20 PM
Found it.

I have my Windows 7 in 'Windows Classic' theme. (don't like The Teletubbies, and that irritating Cleartype gives me headaches)
When I change the theme to anything but the classic view, I have the same colors as you.

The NightBee skin is now fixed and uploaded with these adjustments.

In my xml there are still some "0,255,0"s left.
I can spot no green items anywhere though, but if anyone does, please report.

I fixed the tabs, but I can't find how to fix 'your' green in the drop down menu's.
In my setup it's a kind of blue, and it's a value I searched for to change before, but I haven't been successful to find it, so my other skins will probably suffer the same problem...

Hopefully some other skinner can help me with this?
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: beeing good on July 15, 2012, 02:58:34 PM
Thanks jistme, that's fixed it. Fantastic skin now!
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: jistme on July 15, 2012, 10:24:32 PM
Thnx beeing good, that makes two with an exquisite but little awkward taste ;-)
 
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: beeing good on July 15, 2012, 11:56:15 PM
I'm surprised more people haven't commented on this one to be honest, I think the colour scheme works really well.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: VX on July 17, 2012, 12:12:23 PM
I'm surprised more people haven't commented on this one to be honest, I think the colour scheme works really well.

Indeed, the colour scheme looks great and presents quite unique concept for dark skins.

Well done, Jistme :) Your skins are getting better and better with every release 8)

Skins are becoming one of the greatest opportunities MB has to offer for its users.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: beeing good on July 18, 2012, 04:46:50 AM
jistme, I've just noticed another little problem. Open up the auto album tagger, some of the fields like original filename can't be seen very easily.

(http://i.imgur.com/dTv3W.jpg)
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: jistme on July 18, 2012, 09:48:12 AM
Right!
"not very easily" is even an understatement...

I found that those filename colors are determined by: [id="Controls.InputControl.Disabled"]
This is an element for text and items you actually don't want/need to see clearly to show they're disabled, which is shared in some other settings panels.
Maybe Steven can change this sometime?

I think I found a good compromise anyway. I uploaded the updated version.
Let me know if this works o.k. for you too.

P.S.
While at it, the text color of the 'original titles' are determined by [id="Controls.InputControl.Modified"], which I think is also not quite appropriate.

jistme, I've just noticed another little problem. Open up the auto album tagger, some of the fields like original filename can't be seen very easily.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: beeing good on July 18, 2012, 03:07:51 PM


I think I found a good compromise anyway. I uploaded the updated version.
Let me know if this works o.k. for you too.


Yeah, that works perfectly well now, that will make tagging albums a lot easier  8)
Thanks again!
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: jistme on July 20, 2012, 05:25:49 PM
Correction, I now see it is appropriate.
(it only shows color 'modified' when the suggested title differs from the current title)

P.S.
While at it, the text color of the 'original titles' are determined by [id="Controls.InputControl.Modified"], which I think is also not quite appropriate.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: jistme on September 15, 2012, 03:07:32 PM
Updated with some small refinements.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: jistme on October 28, 2012, 12:13:07 PM
Updated the 'right drive' version since some proportions seem to have changed a little bit with the latest MusicBee 2.1 update.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: blackknight on November 05, 2012, 09:12:12 AM
Perfect skin for night.

however i was thinking, that if you can make a skin similar to "eclipse" that is available for mediamonkey.

here's the link : http://www.mediamonkey.com/addons/browse/item/eclipse-3/

i am looking for a skin that is dark and having  blue or green or violet neon touch.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: beeing good on November 05, 2012, 04:00:23 PM
blackknight, you could open Jistme's skin in Notepad and change the colours yourself, for the text colours at least it would be quite easy.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: jistme on November 08, 2012, 07:10:21 PM
Perfect skin for night.
however i was thinking, that if you can make a skin similar to "eclipse" that is available for mediamonkey.
i am looking for a skin that is dark and having  blue or green or violet neon touch.

Thnx for the appreciation blackknight.
You mean something like this:?

(http://i.imgur.com/WTRb5l.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/WTRb5.png)
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: blackknight on November 08, 2012, 07:21:51 PM
Yup.. dats wat i'm looking for, but how can i get it?? also can the interface and fonts be little more shiny,otherwise its fine.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: jistme on November 08, 2012, 08:44:05 PM
It's in my head and on my computer only.
Still working on it. If and when I get to have it to look right to my own satisfaction I will release it.
(and, if you promise not to 'shout' in other topics... ;-)


Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: lnminente on November 09, 2012, 12:52:25 AM
WOJAA!! Really NICE Jistme! :o
Very good chosen the cyan, green and orange tones, i did some captures to the tron movie some months ago and wasn't able to get something nice. I admire that concept a lot!
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: beeing good on November 09, 2012, 12:55:15 AM
I really hope the Tron skin sees the light of day (or dark of night), it looks lovely.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: jistme on November 16, 2012, 07:48:42 PM
Updated.

- Added customized colors for the wave bar. (v. 2.1.4702 or higher required)
- Several small improvements
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: jistme on February 09, 2013, 06:56:29 PM
Updated
(support for new spectrum visualizer in Now Playing panel)
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: jistme on February 13, 2013, 07:43:30 PM
Made some slight improvements.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: jistme on April 15, 2013, 08:03:17 PM
Updated.
Track info panel and controls are now being re-positioned depending on whether 'spectrum', 'track rating' and 'last.fm love' are displayed or not.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: hiccup on November 29, 2015, 08:49:40 PM
This skin has been updated.
The download link has also been updated in the starting post of this topic.

Changed:
Under MusicBee v2.x it was not behaving very well with custom font types and sizes for the player info panel.
That should now have been vastly improved, and the skin is now also up to date for 'MusicBee v3demo'
(which is in development and in alpha stage at this moment of writing)

Please feel free to comment, be it good or bad.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: hiccup on May 14, 2016, 08:54:37 PM
The skin has been updated with many small improvements for use under MusicBee v3.
The download link is in the start post.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: hiccup on May 27, 2017, 01:34:29 PM
Updated for MusicBee v3.1
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: hiccup on July 29, 2017, 02:52:47 PM
updated

(and probably final for MB v3.1)

the download link is in the startpost
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: Viper73 on February 23, 2018, 12:18:50 PM
I just downloaded this skin because i really like it.

Now my MusicBee is in the colours like in your skin, but i do not have the same windows like in your preview. I miss the three columns where i can choose the songs (i highlighted it green in the screenshot). Does this skin only install the colours or did i make something wrong while installing it?

If a skins sets only the colours, not the columns/layout, how can i change it that it looks like in your preview? Or can i download another file where i also changes the columns/layout and everything else?

(https://abload.de/thumb/0eeetxzovkhr.png) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=0eeetxzovkhr.png)
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: hiccup on February 24, 2018, 07:54:10 AM
Welcome to the forum Viper73.

Skins can only define colours and icons, and in the case of xmlc (bitmapped) skins, the look and layout of the player panel bar.

You are looking for the 'Column Browser'.
By clicking the 'Arrange Panels' button, you can then activate it in the settings panel.
When the column browser is displayed in the main panel, you can right-click on it's header bar for further adjustments.

You could also create a keyboard shortcut and/or a toolbar button to quickly toggle it on/off.

(https://i.imgur.com/3uK01LW.png)
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: Viper73 on February 27, 2018, 07:09:23 AM
Thank you for the information.
Now i have the layout like i want it.  :)
Greets, Viper
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: RogueScholar on April 06, 2018, 08:00:20 AM
The link appears to be broken. Any chance of a mirror out there somewhere?
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: hiccup on April 07, 2018, 02:20:16 PM
The link appears to be broken. Any chance of a mirror out there somewhere?

The download link in the startpost has been updated and now should work again.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: bobby on April 23, 2018, 12:40:00 AM
how do I add skin to musicbee
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: phred on April 23, 2018, 02:12:35 AM
how do I add skin to musicbee
http://musicbee.wikia.com/wiki/Skin
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: hiccup on March 11, 2019, 03:27:13 PM
updated for MB 3.2
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: hiccup on April 07, 2019, 06:39:39 PM
minor update
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: hiccup on December 25, 2019, 01:41:10 PM
Updated, minor tweaks, device icons added.

(these device icons will only show up in MusicBee v3.4> which is not yet available at this moment)
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: hiccup on December 27, 2019, 07:10:50 PM
Updated again, the Mini Player has been improved.
(needs MB 3.3.7299 or up to display as intended)

My apologies for this forum bomb (again ;-) , but it's probably useful to users of these skins that have subscribed so to get notifications on updates.
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: hiccup on June 21, 2020, 12:30:40 PM
updated

Main changes:
- The Jukebox view is skinned.
- The readability/contrast of sub-text fields in 'Album and Tracks' view and in the Expanded Album panel is improved.

note: both these updates only function under MusicBee 3.4
(which is currently under development and in alpha release state)
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: hiccup on April 11, 2021, 09:55:14 AM
updated

improved the contrast/legibility of the text in the status bar
Title: Re: Jistme the NightBee skin
Post by: hiccup on October 23, 2021, 09:22:01 AM
updated

The last.fm scrobble button can now be hidden.