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How To Display Now Playing Track Inside Foobar

Hello everyone,

I'm sorry to bother everyone with a simple question, but...

I was curious if there was a way to display the current playing track in the Foobar application. I've seen lots of plug-ins for integration with IMs and IRC, but I didnt see something that worked in the application. Looking at some of the custom gui themes (like DarkOnes here) there appears to be some components that can do it.

Ideally I would like to either:
    1) Have a separate component in Foobar that would show Artist/Track/Album/etc properties
    2) Have the track highlighted in something other then a lighter/darker shade of gray
or both! (not meaning to sound greedy!)

Looking at the colour options in the application, I thought I could do it, but it doesnt look like I can find the right setting for the colour for the currently playing song (Active is for the item I am selecting in the list VS active as in playing). Is there something else I can do for this?

I am currently using Columns UI and Foobar 9.6.3. I am using NG Playlist as my playlist (I have configured it so I can double click in the system tray and it selects the currently playing song which is great, although I had to use the highlight playing plug-in to fix what appears to potentially be a bug in Columns UI. Its not a perfect fix (clicking on next replays the existing track), but its better then before!

Anyways, I apologize for bothering people with something that has probably been answered before, but I can't seem to find it.

How To Display Now Playing Track Inside Foobar

Reply #1
1. for CUI you have "item properties" panel, built-in in CUI, than "item ditails" panel, which you can accustom to your desired scripts
2. double-click on status bar, and you'll get the now playing track (option in "preferences > cui > status bar")

you can have info like: %artist% - %album% - %track% or similar in
- main windows title: preferences > cui > main tab
- status bar: preferences > cui > status bar
- or really wherever you like


How To Display Now Playing Track Inside Foobar

Reply #2
Thanks 2E7AH! Perfect! :-)

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