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Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #725
Hello there all! Eldarien, thanks so much for this excellent plugin! I'll admit to not reading all 29 pages of this thread as I just recently started using Foobar, but I'd like to ask what may be a noob question, if I may.

Is it possible to have the 'Tooltip' album art not be a tooltip, but visible permanently? I really enjoy the album art and have taken pains to ensure they are all good, correct images, and this would be my idea of a perfect mini-player. Thanks for any info,

ianc

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #726
Hi Eldarien.

I am currently on Win7 x64 and after so many tries, I still can't install this awesome plug-in.

Link is the photo showing the error I experience.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ShAdJUprEaevm3ceyGyvRVvv-rPfeQ0E/view?usp=sharing

Seems to be related to CMD location, yet the cmd.exe is at the exact location the installer is set to search.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/18txrKKwCQgm1Xj3-FcWladqX2aXkc5er/view?usp=sharing

Foobar components installed
https://drive.google.com/file/d/16FTn5E0az8LYuwL32rMwIj77DJiVaCPO/view?usp=sharing

Please help.

What I've tried so far:
- Unbocked the installer
- Old installer links
- Installing from Desktop
- Opening a CMD session while trying to install component
- Remove then reinstall component at Foobar (yes, I can add the component to Foobar, but error happens halfway, and it doesnt successfully show on the Windows Toolbar)


Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #727
Hi @shryock, Do you by chance run foobar2000 as administrator? If so stop doing it. It helped me with installation issues.
Hi Alexander.

Please do not run foobar2000 as administrator, deskband controls can not send commands to an elevated process.

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #728
Hi @shryock, Do you by chance run foobar2000 as administrator? If so stop doing it. It helped me with installation issues.
Hi Alexander.

Please do not run foobar2000 as administrator, deskband controls can not send commands to an elevated process.

Hello LL.
It wasn't run as admin.
Any other tips? Thank you.

Please see photo showing Foobar properties.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-FnxCSnuFILdpmtG8MJ_TKE1nWxJFKSh/view?usp=sharing

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #729
Hi @shryock, Do you by chance run foobar2000 as administrator? If so stop doing it. It helped me with installation issues.
Hi Alexander.

Please do not run foobar2000 as administrator, deskband controls can not send commands to an elevated process.

I was thinking of your suggestion not running Foobar at a higher privilege, and I got the inspiration to do the opposite.
So I run it as admin, and poof! IT NOW WORKS!
Thank you so much.

What a turn of events. =D

Proof below
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kEi-RxodZN_OlJwWhIoaQM10ejLSOeER/view?usp=sharing

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #730
@eldarien can you explain it ?  :o
Both @shryock and myself run Win7 x64.
Hi @shryock, Do you by chance run foobar2000 as administrator? If so stop doing it. It helped me with installation issues.
Hi Alexander.

Please do not run foobar2000 as administrator, deskband controls can not send commands to an elevated process.

I was thinking of your suggestion not running Foobar at a higher privilege, and I got the inspiration to do the opposite.
So I run it as admin, and poof! IT NOW WORKS!
Thank you so much.

What a turn of events. =D

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #731
Hi @shryock, Do you by chance run foobar2000 as administrator? If so stop doing it. It helped me with installation issues.
Hi Alexander.

Please do not run foobar2000 as administrator, deskband controls can not send commands to an elevated process.
  
  
I was thinking of your suggestion not running Foobar at a higher privilege, and I got the inspiration to do the opposite.
So I run it as admin, and poof! IT NOW WORKS!
Thank you so much.

What a turn of events. =D

Proof below
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kEi-RxodZN_OlJwWhIoaQM10ejLSOeER/view?usp=sharing
 
 
Hi. Apparently on your system explorer.exe is running with admin privileges. No idea why, but that is definitely not a default in a windows, as far as I know.

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #732
Hi @shryock, Do you by chance run foobar2000 as administrator? If so stop doing it. It helped me with installation issues.
Hi Alexander.

Please do not run foobar2000 as administrator, deskband controls can not send commands to an elevated process.
  
  
I was thinking of your suggestion not running Foobar at a higher privilege, and I got the inspiration to do the opposite.
So I run it as admin, and poof! IT NOW WORKS!
Thank you so much.

What a turn of events. =D

Proof below
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kEi-RxodZN_OlJwWhIoaQM10ejLSOeER/view?usp=sharing

 
Hi. Apparently on your system explorer.exe is running with admin privileges. No idea why, but that is definitely not a default in a windows, as far as I know.

I looked it up and its not on admin privileges. Anyway, it works, so no more problem there.
Thank you!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Sh4i9Wcq2NevBjjAiLwczJk2JfF1-iqw/view?usp=sharing

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #733
Hello, i reinstalled foobar and i see that a Peak Meter has been added (but hidden by default).

The problem is that there is now an empty area right to the Deskband : X
I don't need the Peak Meter so hidding it, i would want to have it completely cut from the Deskband.

Thank you.

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #734
Hello, i reinstalled foobar and i see that a Peak Meter has been added (but hidden by default).

The problem is that there is now an empty area right to the Deskband : [attach type=image align=center]17392[/attach]
I don't need the Peak Meter so hidding it, i would want to have it completely cut from the Deskband.

Thank you.
Hello JoeBar,
In the settings --foobar2000 plugin--Size-Width
you can change it. 255 i think is ok

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #735
Hello, i reinstalled foobar and i see that a Peak Meter has been added (but hidden by default).

The problem is that there is now an empty area right to the Deskband : [attach type=image align=center]17392[/attach]
I don't need the Peak Meter so hidding it, i would want to have it completely cut from the Deskband.

Thank you.
Hello JoeBar,
In the settings --foobar2000 plugin--Size-Width
you can change it. 255 i think is ok
Thanks, it does the job.

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #736
Trying to install Deskband Controls on a fresh windows/foobar install and having some trouble. Is this working for anyone else on Windows 10 ver 2004?

It seems to install correctly, and when I get to the part of enabling the toolbar, the controls pop up and then promptly disappear from the taskbar, never to appear again.

Also, not sure if related, but when I try to uninstall in order to retry, I have gotten an error after removing the component from foobar - unable to uninstall due to a file in use - abort, retry, ignore. After comtinuing uninstalling via the uninstall,cmd it seems okay to actually uninstall.

Anyways, if anyone has any guidance, Im open to any help. Thanks.

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #737
Try to reboot after uninstalling and after reinstalling.

I managed to make it work on 2004, otherwise "Deskband Control" didn't appear in "Taskbars".

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #738
Try to reboot after uninstalling and after reinstalling.

I managed to make it work on 2004, otherwise "Deskband Control" didn't appear in "Taskbars".
Unfortunately, that isnt working for me. Thanks for the tip though.

It's odd, everytime I enable the toolbar the Deskband Controls pop up on the taskbar for a second and then just disappears.

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #739
Hi, I just noticed the peak meter feature — it's really neat!  However, I wasn't able to figure out 1) how to make it vertical, 2) how to get rid of the segment borders, or 3) how to make the colors transparent.  Also there's a typo, "Heigth".  Thanks for continuing to update this already great component!

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #740
Hi, can someone please tell me how can I uninstall this plugin from my PC? I want it removed from the toolbar section in the taskbar.

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #741
just noticed something if an mp3 has metadata in it. It rather reads metadata instead of mp3's title, artist is it possible to disable?

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #742
Strangely the deskband stopped working properly recently.
It no longer display text, and the peak meter no longer works.
When the mouse hover over it, it will show the album art, and the progress bar is still working.
I have checked the settings, it is unchanged for over a year.
I have reinstalled the component, but it behaves the same.
I am on Windows 10 ver 20H2.
The deskband picture is shown below.
Any idea how to fix it?






Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #743
Strangely the deskband stopped working properly recently.
It no longer display text, and the peak meter no longer works.
When the mouse hover over it, it will show the album art, and the progress bar is still working.
I have checked the settings, it is unchanged for over a year.
I have reinstalled the component, but it behaves the same.
I am on Windows 10 ver 20H2.
The deskband picture is shown below.
Any idea how to fix it?



I found the problem...foobar was running with administrator rights. Downgraded foobar to normal rights, and it's working well now.

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #744
Great component! One question, is it possible to change the icons, or to remove the color fade from the buttons? They seem to be darker on top and lighter on the bottom. Thanks.

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #745
Great component! One question, is it possible to change the icons, or to remove the color fade from the buttons? They seem to be darker on top and lighter on the bottom. Thanks.
Every button has two config entries related to icons, "Icon Path" and "Secondary Icon Path" (the latter is mainly for the Play/Pause and Stop After Current buttons), which can be used to load custom icons.
Buttons may appear faded or having a sort of colour gradient to them when the taskbar is partially transparent or with certain Windows themes. Try changing their position in relation to the edges of the taskbar, if custom icons don't solve the fading.

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #746
I've just installed this. Thanks very much for this.

Is there a way to get the default button image back?

  • What I did was add an image to a button to icon path.
  • Removed the path from icon path.
  • No image is there any more.

I'm running a portable build with the path to the folder with foobar2000.exe pointing at the correct folder.

One more thing, is there a way to add support of .fcb files for the buttons?

Re: foobar2000 DeskBand Controls

Reply #747
Sorted, in the: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\DeskbandControls

For the two .json files I removed:
Code: [Select]
"Icon1Path": "",
"Icon2Path": "",


 
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