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Author Topic: *** in Songticker  (Read 1226 times)

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*** in Songticker
« on: February 25, 2024, 11:57:54 AM »
I searched in preferences over and over but I can not find where to edit or disable these 3 stars ***
(it seems there's only an option for the taskbar text)
Can you please make this an option or include this in the songticker text ATF ?
I like to have the rating in the songticker and at the moment it's just a mess of stars.  :-\

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Re: *** in Songticker
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2024, 01:29:01 PM »
The only way currently is by going to Preferences -> General -> Taskbar -> Taskbar Text -> un-check the 'Scroll the text in the taskbar' option or you could try using the custom text option & un-checking the 'Append ' *** ' at the end of the title when title scrolling is enabled' option with that.

Though I've got to double-check the options on that prefs page as some aspects don't seem to be working as I'd expect in the current beta / dev build along with making sure that if ratings are set to be shown that they use the nice looking stars instead of the *** which is there by default for compatibility with external programs that might try to scrape the currently playing information from the program title text.

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Re: *** in Songticker
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2024, 02:45:03 AM »
I've now had a proper look at this & the majority of the issues I was seeing mainly seem to relate to dev / beta build changes & doesn't seem to massively affect the current preview build.

As for the ' *** ' handling, that's now been changed so the option on the prefs page noted above can be toggled on/off whether the default text or a custom atf string is being used which afaict should allow you to achieve what you're wanting if the existing suggestions don't quite work.

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Re: *** in Songticker
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2024, 05:44:08 AM »
Hi dro,

I'm using the beta builds instead of the public previews, but I think the OP is talking about the handling in the main player window for classic skins instead of the taskbar handling. The options you pointed to for the taskbar currently do work in my configuration, but there is no way to disable the " *** " when the default or a custom string is scrolling in the main player window for classic skins. As you know, the main player window in some modern skins do not follow the same behavior as classic skins and will do something different.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2024, 06:38:09 AM by Aminifu »
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Re: *** in Songticker
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2024, 03:25:43 PM »
At least someone is paying attention. Adding it for classic skins is simple enough, for modern skins it's either requiring them to be modified on a per-skin basis or trying to hook / patch things generically to try to strip it out which isn't something I'm going to spend time on doing at this point & most afaict tend to do the left/right bouncing by default over the continuous scrolling mode (something I've still to get around to adding for classic skins).

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Re: *** in Songticker
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2024, 04:25:40 PM »
I don't use ratings, so I can't verify if the 'nice looking stars' are being used. I like all the songs in my library about the same or I won't put them in my library.

I like having the " *** " in the main player window, it lets me see at a glance when the songticker string is restarting. But I can understand the OP's issue, if it affects the rating indications for those who use them.

For now, users with this issue could simply not put the rating metadata at the start or end of their ATF string (to state the obvious).   :)
« Last Edit: February 29, 2024, 04:53:41 PM by Aminifu »
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Re: *** in Songticker
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2024, 06:18:51 PM »
They're not & it's either asterisks or what might have been manually set to be repeated or the skinned font equivalent depending on the font mode being used. Either way on preference there's changes now made which should allow the request to be met along with a $rating([filename][, star_mode]) ATF method addition which can output the imho nicer unicode stars or the asterisk with the star_mode parameter instead of the $repeat(*,%rating%) alternative.

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