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Cleartext for Rainmeter [v3.4 | 21/May/2017] by Redsaph Cleartext for Rainmeter [v3.4 | 21/May/2017] 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 ● Pure text mode
Smooth scroll for Pure mode ● Easy font changing ● Hide-away controls ● Update indicators
Right align text mode ● User-friendly Settings panel ● Switch color mode ● Text switching



Latest changes
  • 3.4 | 21 May 2017
    • Fixed bug for alignment after scaling.
    • Removed repeating code.
    • Dropped support for Untamed Now Playing.
    • Dropped support for smart player switching. Please use the Change Media Player option in the Settings panel.
  • 3.3.1 | 21 Mar 2017
    • Included the latest version of the Spotify plugin.
  • 3.3.0 | 21 Dec 2016 - Here's a potato GIF showing this update's features.
    • Smart player switching available. Set the secondary player with the Settings panel and switch between that and Spotify easily!
    • Smoother scrolling in Pure mode
    • Changed source for update indicators and help button
    • Added two custom scripts for smart player switching. If you're a developer and want to refine my code, please pitch in :)
    • Various code changes in Cleartext, Cleartext Pure, Settings panel for the top features
    • This update will remove any custom values for variables.inc and color.inc due to some structural changes
  • 3.2.3 | 16 Sep 2016
    • Included the latest version of the Spotify plugin.
  • 3.2.2 | 22 Jul 2016
    • Added context menus on right click. Toggle between Pure and open the Settings panel on right click easily!
    • Added update indicators on both Cleartext and Cleartext Pure for faster notification
    • Removed splash image in the Settings panel
    • Changed character encoding on both Cleartext and Cleartext Pure
    • Renamed Resize Cleartext to Resize/Scale Cleartext in the Settings panel
  • 3.2.1 | 5 Jul 2016
    • Added Help button in the Settings panel
  • 3.2 | 28 Jun 2016
    • Added support for the Untamed Now Playing plugin for Firefox and Waterfox
    • Various code changes in Cleartext, Cleartext Pure and Settings panel for Untamed Now Playing support.
  • 3.1 | 02 Jun 2016
    • Right aligned Cleartext now available to be set up in the Settings panel (there's a preview in my profile or the Cleartext page in my website)
    • Added the FrostedGlass plugin which adds Aero Blur in the Settings panel. (Windows 10 only!)
  • 3.0.1 | 19 Apr 2016
    • Fixed Adaptive Hide not working when multiple players are being opened
    • Settings panel automatically centered in your screen!
    • Squashed some bugs

Complete changelog available to view here.



Credits

  • .raptor from the Rainmeter forums for his awesome Spotify plug-in available here.
  • Mordasius for his FeedReader II w/ sorting adaptation on Kaelri's reader script
  • skymil from the Rainmeter forums for his UTF-8 adaptation of smurfier's Lua Marquee script found 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!
  • /u/ImSkripted from Reddit for his code which made Untamed Now Playing support possible.





Thank you to the people who donated:

Brendon M.


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:iconstormplayzz:
StormPlayzz Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
where is the "Change Untamed Now Playing Directory" setting?
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:iconpetrodesignr:
petrodesignr Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
i need some help!!! the cleartext pure does not work and the cleartext is not showing the current playing song...
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:iconmrswag-man:
MrSwag-Man Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Why did you remove the smart player switching?
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:iconxnickstar:
xNickStar Featured By Owner May 12, 2017
Hi! Is there a way to customise the text colour beyond black and white? Far too afraid to mess with anything in the settings. Thanks 
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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:iconalexandersct:
AlexanderSct Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
I've noticed that scrolling text is completely different between ClearText and ClearText Pure. Also that it looks laggy. Why?
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah, they're written differently. It's hard to use the same scrolling in Pure to regular Cleartext due to how it's been done.
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:icondietrazor:
dietrazor Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  New Deviant
Love this skin! The slanted nature of the font I'm using means part of it is getting cut off. Center alignment of the text would fix the issue but changing "Left" to "Centre" in the .ini isn't working for me, any advice? 

Note: This may have been asked previously in the feed but all I could find was centring the object on the screen, not centre-alignment of text on the object.
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh, if it's getting cut off then you can extend Cleartext's width. Instructions are here. Let me know if you face any more issues.
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:iconispyde:
ispyde Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017
I disabled scrolling per your instructions on the FAQ but it created a couple of issues:
-In Cleartext Pure, align right no longer works (skin just disappears)
-When align right, scaling no longer works (however you can align left, scale, then align right and that works)

The first one is more of an issue because i would like to use Cleartext Pure aligned right without scrolling.

Thanks for the great skin!
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, sorry for replying late.

Yes, there's a few issues regarding changing alignment especially when the scaling is modified.

What I could suggest as a quick fix is re-apply the alignment after scaling. There's an update to fix that issue but I'm currently sorting out a few bugs.
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:iconcrazyboyt2:
crazyboyt2 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
I had a small CPU usage problem with this. It seems that the update time was too short. When I changed the update time from 50 to 500, the CPU consume goes down from 30% to almost nonexistent, and I can cope with the delay. Just wanted you to know.
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi there. The update time was very short in order to allow a smoother scrolling experience with it. It's good to hear you can cope with the delay :)
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:iconstrausfuenf:
StrausFuenf Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
Hey,

after the 3.3.1 Update my Cleartext with UNP always says Fetching...
Configured UNP like your screenshot but it wont work :l
Is it broken or is it just me? :D
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:iconalexandersct:
AlexanderSct Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
is the UNP set to the directory and not the files? also make sure to select multiple files in the UNP settings.
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:iconstrausfuenf:
StrausFuenf Featured By Owner May 14, 2017
thats what I did but its always Fetching.. :l and its also set to the right directory
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:iconmrswag-man:
MrSwag-Man Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
Is there anyway to rotate the player?
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:iconzowathraa:
Zowathraa Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Hello, 

I've downloaded 3.3.0 a bit ago and have modified it a tadbit to fit my desires (font, size and color), it's a nice skin and I like it! 
Since you uploaded 3.3.1 a little red '!' has appeared to notify that 3.3.1 is live. Now I wouldn't want to lose my modifications and it's working perfectly for me, so my questions are; 

If I download 3.3.1 will my mods be gone? 
If so, how can I get rid of the red '!' ? for now and future updates. Do I have to delete [mVersion] and [mVersionEvaluator] ? 

Thank you for your time and for this skin, I like all the settings you added to adapt it so easily! 
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi,

In theory your modifications should still be intact. You can back them up by keeping the color.inc and variables.inc from the Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Cleartext\resources directory.

It's better to not delete the indicator so that you can be notified for any problem.

If you choose to update, please let me know if your modifications remained intact.

Thanks :)
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:iconzowathraa:
Zowathraa Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017
Hi, 

First of all, thank you for your response! 

I did update and the modifications got changed. 
Nonetheless, I did back up Color and variables.ini as you said, and a simple copy paste restored everything back to normal! 

Thanks a lot! 
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That's great to hear :)
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:iconmukku-chan:
Mukku-chan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017
I fixed my Fetching...-Problem with updating Rainmeter. Might be helpful for someone as well. xD

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:iconlimelines:
Limelines Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there any way to let it display the full song title when the song has a long title? Right now, it scrolls.

Still love this skin, and works like a charm since installing the Spotify update :)
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Here are some instructions. You can also find other instructions to modify Cleartext as you please :)
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:iconlimelines:
Limelines Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch!!
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:icondevocalypse:
Devocalypse Featured By Owner Edited Apr 25, 2017
It annoyed me as well and I think it's explained in the FAQ at redsaph.ml/cleartext/support/#…

I fixed mine with:
[Rainmeter]
SkinWidth=1920

[TopText]
MeasureName=#topText##MusicSwitch#

[BottomText]
MeasureName=#bottomText##MusicSwitch#

Setting width to max breaks right align so beware.

Aside from that. Great work on the skin.
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:iconlforstner:
LForstner Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
I love this skin but sadly after the last update I only see a red sign. When I try the latest build of your skin I get a message saying I need the newest rainmeter even though I have it. Any fix to this?
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That's weird. I don't know about the latter, but you shouldn't see the red sign on the latest version. Can you try installing a fresh version of both Rainmeter and Cleartext again?
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:iconrusoski:
Rusoski Featured By Owner Edited Apr 2, 2017
Fetching... For ever on Spotify. I've tried every method you have mentioned on:

redsaph.ml/cleartext/support/#…
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Did you try reinstalling the Spotify plugin? Does this occur only to Cleartext (how about other players)?
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:iconaglogger:
AGlogger Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
Hey! Great Skin but for special Utf-8 Characters like å i get just random characters showing up. You may know how to fix that?
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That's weird... Everything works fine on my end. Try reinstalling Cleartext?
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:iconbuddah8161:
buddah8161 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 23, 2017
Scaling does not seem to be working. I change the size to 300px and the entire skin vanishes. 400px and its partially cut off.

Using regular mode. Right aligned text.  

Seems to work fine if using left aligned
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello, it isn't perfect but there's a workaround.

Do this in order:
1. Scale to 300px
2. Choose right align again
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:iconanikagames:
AnikaGames Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
I found a bug. I usally don't use Spotify. But if I play song via Spotify and then a song with iTunes (as my secondary player) the settings are gone. And is it possible to change the player? iTunes as my 1th and Spotify as my 2th?
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
But if I play song via Spotify and then a song with iTunes (as my secondary player) the settings are gone.

Can you please clarify?

And is it possible to change the player? iTunes as my 1st and Spotify as my 2nd?

It's currently a limitation with the code, I'll see what I can do about it.
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:iconnovak-topofus:
novak-topofus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  New Deviant
Can you add Groove Music (Windows 10) media player please? That would be perfect.
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm sorry but there's no plugin for Groove Music yet. :(
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:iconwhenimsoliora:
Hey there! I love Cleartext, but recently it's only started showing me [mArtist] and [mTitle] when I load the Spotify skin. Is there any way I can fix this? Thanks in advance!
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:iconwhenimsoliora:
WhenImSoliora Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
I should probably note that I've reinstalled Spotify, installed the latest version of Cleartext and completely reinstalled Rainmeter and its plugins, and yet it still isn't working
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:iconexcapizm:
eXcapiZm Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017   Writer
How do I hide the update icon?
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You hide it by updating to the latest Cleartext :)
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:iconszramiakje:
Szramiakje Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  New Deviant
Still says "Fetching..." for me. Is the spotify plugin version 1.3 the latest version? I installed that and tried reinstalling spotify, and reinstalled the latest version of rainmeter, and installed the latest cleartext but it still says "Fetching..." This is killing me. Any help would be very much appreciated! :/
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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:icondarksted:
Darksted Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much for this latest update! Cheers :)
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome :)
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:iconkirboooo:
Kirboooo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Says Fetching... and nothing I do works. I've reinstalled spotify, rainmeter, I open spotify first, nothing helps. This is extremely frustrating. I'd try another program that uses spotify, but I'm new and don't know of any. Can someone please help?
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:iconredsaph:
Redsaph Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi there!

There's a problem with the Spotify plugin. I've pushed an update that includes the newest plugin. Alternatively, you could download the latest plugin from here.
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