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Very awesome stuff! But I'm having a slight issue. It is not fitted into my screen properly, some of the buttons are partly outside the screen even if I double-click to enter fullscreen. It is only better when I go to theater panel dock and I change the startup mode to fullscreen.

Thanks for your compliments!  :)

As far as I could remember, the bug should be fixed within MusicBee by @steven a while ago.

With that said, I had made a few variations for lower or higher resolution displays in response to a few bug reports back then. You can find them on my GitHub at:

TheaterMode / Re: TM Requests
« on: September 16, 2020, 04:51:07 PM »
I made quite a few corrections so should be downloaded again.
It fixes everything!!!! Even my most complicated TMs!!!!

Thank you Thank you Thank you  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*

TheaterMode / Re: METRO. A wall of text for your wall of sound.
« on: September 16, 2020, 04:24:42 PM »
@mmakes, see
as long as someone is using the updated theatremode plugin (works with all MB versions) and you use the new dpi setting then it should work much better

 :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-*  :-* 

Woah!!! Amazing!!!!!!! Thank you!!!

Let me update the TMs and see if it works.  8)

TheaterMode / Re: METRO. A wall of text for your wall of sound.
« on: September 16, 2020, 04:33:09 AM »
Really? Nothin? Ok.

Dude, what's that attitude?  :-\

As I had said above, it's a bug that should be Musicbee's responsibility to fix. Unfortunately, I have limited time and resources to code all the different window scales. (You are on 125%. That's why text overlaps.) I had put the suggestion above on how one might be able to fix it for themselves.

As for the text, you have to make sure Virtual1, Virtual2, and Virtual3 are the right text in the right order. Virtual1 refers to the first Virtual Tag in your list of Virtual Tags. If you don't have the tags in the first, second, and third on the list of virtual tags, you need to edit the skin and replace them accordingly.

TheaterMode / Re: TM Requests
« on: September 03, 2020, 03:30:57 AM »
Is there a way for TheaterModes to scale properly to different windows scaling?

For example, I'm on 150% window scaling on Windows 10. And pretty much all TMs that come with MB don't scale correctly - everything is too small and spaced incorrectly.

The reverse is also a problem. Since I created most of my TMs in 150% scale, users on 100% or 125% window scaling are seeing everything in the wrong place also.

I fixed this by basically releasing multiple versions of the same TM, each with different font sizes, and x and y coordinates. I wish there's a way not to do that though.

TheaterMode / Re: METRO. A wall of text for your wall of sound.
« on: September 03, 2020, 03:26:38 AM »
MusicBee can't resize TheaterModes properly for some reason. The way I would make a 125% version would be to multiply all X and Y values in the 100% version by 1.25... that's pretty much it.

TheaterMode / Re: METRO. A wall of text for your wall of sound.
« on: August 30, 2020, 02:53:01 AM »
Very nice.

I have a problem though, all the text looks like this:

Every track is the same and it happens in full screen too.

Thanks for helping to test this and posting the bug, Mr. Trev. I realized that I forgot to mention that this TheaterMode relies on Virtual Tags instead of turn the artist / album / track names into ALL CAPS.

To set it up you will need to do the following:

1. Add Virtual Tags under MusicBee Preferences > Tags (1) > Define New Tags...

2. Then add the following tags. I used Virtual1, Virtual2, and Virtual3 for the all caps version of Artist, Title, and Album.

Virtual1 = $Upper(<Album Artist>)
Virtual2 = $Upper(<Title>)
Virtual3 = $Upper(<Album>)

It will look like this:

If you already have other virtual tags occupying Virtual1, Virtual2, or Virtual3, you can use another virtual tag, too, but you will need to edit the skin file. Replace all instances of "Virtual1" with the tag you made for Album Artist, Virtual2 for Title, and Virtual3 for Album.

Hope this works.  8)

TheaterMode / METRO. A wall of text for your wall of sound.
« on: August 25, 2020, 04:00:12 AM »
Stretching the limits of code is my forte, so this is one of those experiments that looks pleasant and awesome enough for me to share.  8) This is great for people who listen to albums with colorful covers. It makes visuals that resembles cool posters you would see in concert venues.

Download the latest release here: (for low DPI monitors. Use this if all your text is mushed together!)

Installation Instructions:

If you're using it, please post a screenshot of how it looks on your end! That'd be very helpful.

Feel free to redistribute, but all I ask is to give credit back to me wherever you post or in any edits you made. I make designs to get food in this apocalyptic world, y'know.

TheaterMode / Re: Album Tiles
« on: August 21, 2020, 07:38:54 AM »
Mixing album covers and artist pictures is a cool idea! Awesome job!  :)  8)

(I might copy that idea :P if you don't mind)

Questions / Re: How can I remove icons from the Tab Bar?
« on: August 20, 2020, 08:07:13 AM »
It looks pretty perfect now. Thanks for the help.  :-*

Questions / How to hide the Back and Forward buttons?
« on: August 20, 2020, 07:59:47 AM »
The Back and Forward buttons seem to be used only for Music Explorer. And since I rarely use Music Explorer, they pretty much stayed eternally disabled. Is there a way to hide them?

Thanks for the help in advance!

Questions / Re: Casting MusicBee from PC to Chromecast - UPDATE
« on: August 20, 2020, 07:54:28 AM »
Guys i want to output the audio played from Musicbee library directly on my iPhone Speakers. Can i do this somehow?

I don't know of any software that lets you "cast" music from anything to an iOS device.

Your best bet is to set up a Plex server and play music on your iPhone using the Plex app.

Developers' Area / Re: Zune visualizer
« on: August 20, 2020, 02:39:57 AM »
Hey Fellow Zune Lover, there are a few Theater Modes that looks close to what you are looking for.

Not exactly close to Zune's, but close enough. I'd love to see if someone can figure out the animated visualizer though. :)

MusicBee Wishlist / Re: Option to Hide Icons in the Tab Bar
« on: August 19, 2020, 04:01:32 PM »
It works! Thanks  8)

How do I change the font sizes and picture sizes of the area?

For example, how do I change the font of this header?

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