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TECH v1.5.2 by Br3tt TECH v1.5.2 by Br3tt
ColumnsUI config for foobar2000 v1.0+ (v1.5.2 tested with foobar2000 v1.3.2)

Versions History:
v1.0 : Released on 2010-05-02
v1.1 : Released on 2010-05-16
v1.2 : Released on 2010-05-19
v1.3 : Released on 2010-05-27
v1.4 : Released on 2010-07-28
v1.5.0 : Released on 2011-08-26
v1.5.1 : Released on 2011-08-29
v1.5.2 : Released on 2014-05-08

What's new in v1.5.2 ? Just Check the change log file stored in ...skins/tech/ folder

BEFORE INSTALLING, check requirements below

*Cleaning previous Tech Installation
  • If you want to update an existing TECH config, you MUST delete the previous .../skins/tech folder before extracting the new .zip file, otherwize, it could generate some WSH crash later!

*Required Fonts
*Required dependencies
*Installation Notes
  1. Install foobar2000 if not already done (Normal or Portable installation, as you prefer), then :
    • If Normal install done, extract the .zip file into your foobar2000 user profile folder, on Seven it's C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\foobar2000
    • If Portable install done, extract the .zip file into your foobar2000 program folder, for example C:\My Programs\foobar2000
  2. Run foobar2000
  3. When prompted, select as default interface "ColumnsUI" then OK
  4. Now Tech layout is visible, first your have to configure your media library : use the main menu entry "Library>Configure"
  5. You have to setup Shpeck component: 1st, rename file winamp.xxx to winamp.exe (in the user profile folder), then go to "File>Preference>Visualizations>Shpeck" then Change Winamp Directory with your foobar2000 user profile folder, it contains the fake winamp.exe (just renamed from winamp.xxx). After that an available plugin will appear in the list, configure if you need, click Start/Stop button to active the panel
  6. Installation is now over, you may have to set some other useful features, like "Cursor follows Playback" (menu "Playback") ...

It's that easy :D

*Tips:
- Right click on the ELPlaylist > Group/Sort by ... will give you 4 presets :)
- Try the right click on all items ... there are some useful context menu there ...
- For a smoother scrolling in playlist, disable Pseudo Transparency in ELPlaylist settings (recommended for slow computer or netbooks or simply is playlist is so huge!)

Br3tt aka Falstaff

If you like my work, please, do not forget to add it a :+fav:, Thanx

PS: Visual Style used in Preview is Placebo VS for Seven : fav.me/d346dad
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Given 2010-05-08
TECH v1.0 by ~Br3tt Yet another outstanding Foobar skin by br3tt. Everything looks so professional, so much so that Foobar should make this it's defualt ;) ( Featured by mrrste )
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laboccia Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  New member
Mi piace molto, ma vorrei aprire wikipedia e last.fm in italiano dal menu superiore centrale
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laboccia Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  New member
Mi piace un sacco, ma vorrei poter aprire wikipedia e last.fm in italiano dal menu superiore centrale
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Kr0wniaK Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so fucking hard and confusing to do...
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Hagar1200 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  New member
NICE...Really NICE.

However any chance of telling me how to change the text color in the right column? Its to dark and unreadable from the back of the room.

And add context head such as "Date" and rating?
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Hagar1200 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  New member
Nice, very nice and almost perfect.

How can I change the font color on the right hand side so its not black and is there an option to show the date field/ratings as well?

Thanx
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xXxLoliHunterxXx Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I really love this foobar2000 config. Makes it look really great. I have spent a lot of time setting it up just the way I want, but I have one issue.

I have changed a lot of font colors to my liking, but I cannot find out how to change one particular font color. It's the one you can see in your main image that greenish/yellow in the top left for "Artist", "Album", and "Title". It seems to also be the same color for the file type info on the right for the format, bitrate, etc, as well as all the left most titles under "Track Info". I really want to change these to red but haven't found out how, any help would be appreciated.

Also, really good job! Favorited for sure.
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DaMiRmAn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The best skin for foobar!!! Amazing work :happybounce: 
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Br3tt Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you :)
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xixxixorx Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Just wow. This is something else. Is that largely PanelStackSplitter code? I wanna find myself good enough to make a skin on this level. You have any pointers to reading material?
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Br3tt Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
-Thanks, if you like, don't forget to add it to your favorites!

-Yes, Panel Stack Splitter and WSH Panel Mod panels (jscript)

-Here is a good start point if you want to learn skinning foobar2000: fav.me/d6qfszf

HTH
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