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Questions / Re: Modify Color of Caption Bar
« on: April 15, 2022, 05:33:27 PM »
Aren't (1) and (2) different skinning elements?
One "HeaderBar" and the other "Panel.ChildHeader.Default"?

Yeah you beat me to it. Thanks, they are. For some reason my view was messed up in the Sample Skin (which by the way, Sample Skin vs Chamelon DNA, any difference since they are both by you). I had to add the element to the skin I'm working on though.

That said, although this hides it, this still keeps the vertical space that ideally I would want to remove. So still hoping for a solution where I can remove the HeaderBar.

Questions / Re: Modify Color of Caption Bar
« on: April 15, 2022, 05:04:08 PM »
I've managed to get most of the colors as I wanted since my first post.  I'm trying to tackle the Header Menu now.

You can right click the header menu to hide it's title but as you can see, the bar remains; the gray outline (1). Is there a way to completely remove this bar?

If not, another option would have been to set the color of the bar to the background but element (2) takes on the same color and I would like to keep them separate. Is this possible?

Questions / Fix / Maintain Size of Panels (ex. Right Main Panel)
« on: April 15, 2022, 04:51:38 PM »
Is Musicbee capable of remembering panel sizes even if the app window is resized?

In the above, I want the album cover to take up half of the screen. However if I ever resize the Musicbee app or even drag it another monitor, it forgets the arrangement.  I haven't found a way around this and I can't imagine I'm the only one as my setup is inspired by screenshots posted here.

Skins / Re: Void (series)
« on: April 14, 2022, 04:59:04 PM »
The links for black and blue give an error at the moment.

Questions / Re: Modify Color of Caption Bar
« on: April 14, 2022, 04:02:48 PM »
The rbg value is commented how has that element been assigned that value?  How would I integrate this into my current skin?
Everything under:  <images id="Default">  are indeed, images.

So for those you will need to create your own image, then encode it as a base64 string, and then add that string to the xml.
A web/forum search on something like 'base64 image encoding' should give you explanations on how to do that.

Thanks. I figured it out!

Basically as a tip to help others who might find this in the future.

Skins are mostly defined in two ways - colors and images.  So for elements that are defined by an image, you can't just assign it an RBG value to change the color.

So once you've identified the element, I took a screenshot, cropped to pixel size as written in the xml and just changed the fill color to what I wanted. Uploaded the image to a base64 app online and that spat out the string i needed.

Questions / Re: Modify Color of Caption Bar
« on: April 13, 2022, 07:41:53 PM »
Ooh, a little more involved than I imagined. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

Questions / Re: Modify Color of Caption Bar
« on: April 13, 2022, 02:04:22 PM »
Great. Thanks for getting me to take a second look at that.

Here's what I've done so far.
-Loaded up Sample Skin
-Used color picker to get rbg value of the bar I'm interested in
-Looked up that value in the xml file

Found this and this was the only instance of that rbg value in the document:
 <!-- 1x28, or wider to create image or pattern effects - 63,99,140 160,180,198 -->
 <element id="FormBorderTop">

Here I am a little stuck and puzzled what to do next. The rbg value is commented how has that element been assigned that value?  How would I integrate this into my current skin?


Questions / Modify Color of Caption Bar
« on: April 13, 2022, 03:13:22 AM »

Please I'm trying to modify the color of the caption bar (dark grey in the screenshot; at the top).  I've been playing around in the xml without any success. Is there a specific name to this element? If it helps, the skin I'm modifying is Renoir 0.2  and I have the tabs bar set to show in the caption bar.  Thanks

I decided to try a completely new install and I noticed the behaviour went away, MB wouldn't adjust panel width anymore as in the clip (up to a certain point but it would default to a maximum width roughly half the screen).

I'll eventually try to recreate and reapply all my settings on the new install. If I notice the issue again, I'll update this thread and try to pinpoint what's triggering it. That could take a while though.

Questions / Add alternative source for Artwork search?
« on: October 16, 2020, 11:11:17 PM »
I love that MB can autodownload album art if you choose to.  However, I'm wondering if alternative sources could be added to replace fanart.  Specifically I'd like to be able to grab art from Deezer.

It would go a long way towards minimizing effort needed to update album art for a large library.

Questions / Re: Left/right main panel width
« on: October 16, 2020, 09:17:54 PM »
Don't forget to check the guide here for linking pictures -

TLDR, right click image where its hosted and copy its address. Back on the MB forum, click insert picture in the toolbar and paste (it automates

Preview - Click for Video

I made a gif to illustrate what's going on. Now I implicitly understand the option found in Layout (1) to fix the layout is probably intented to help avoid unintended dragging by the user.

Is there a way for MB to remember layout when its no longer maximized or is that more complicated than it sounds?

Questions / Re: ID3v2.3 vs ID3v1 handling: Show, copy, removal?
« on: October 16, 2020, 01:10:34 AM »
I too like to use an external tagger but that might just be old habits dying hard.

To answer your q, right click the track -> Edit. Or Shift Enter

Top of the new dialogue box, second tab is tag inspector.

New window across the top will show you options for which formats you can edit.  Although the interface isn't suited to do exactly what you wanted (as far as I know).

An another popular alternative is mp3tag.  You can set it READ both id3v1 and id3v2.3 but only WRITE ID3v2.3 in the options. So if you select a track, delete all the tags then undo the action, since its only writing to id3v2.3, it will write everything to that format.

I do this in mass to tracks as I go.

It shows you right in the main window if multiple formats are being used for each song you add.

Questions / Re: Artist Pictures and Lyrics
« on: October 15, 2020, 10:55:53 PM »
From your main Music Library, look at very top right. To the left of the search bar is an icon to configure your panels. Select Configure Panels (first option).

Look for Lyrics in the list on the left and click ... to configure its options. You can change font size here.

Alternatively same thing can be access from file menu. Edit->Edit Preference->Interface (1) Look for lyrics.

I believe you can use x mouse button controls (a separate app) to string keybinds to one mouse press. That might be worthwhile for you.

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