Old 16th August 2022, 02:18   #1
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How to change text alignment to left?

Is it possible to force content of tickkebar in Windowshade Mode to stick the displayed text to the left edge instead of right - i.e. to show near control buttons and not the playback progress bar whatever will be shown due to

Options > Preferences > Playlist > Titles > Advanced Title Formatting

code? To make ATF data have left alignment of text?


Perhaps with some Registry hack or plugin?
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Old 19th August 2022, 10:12   #2
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content of tickkebar in Windowshade Mode
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And in the Playlist?
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Well, anyone?
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And in the Playlist?
It depends on whether you are using a classic skin or a modern skin. If a modern skin then you can change the text alignment by editing the relevant xml files. With classic skins, I don't know.

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by editing the relevant xml files
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Would that happen to be the

C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Skins\Winamp Modern\titlebar\titlebar.xml

file? Because within

C:\Users\YOUR-USER-NAME\AppData\Roaming\Winamp

location of my settings, all I have is 5 XML files but with none of them looking like [by its name and content] related to relevant settings

And if yes then I also do not see in the file titlebar.xml relevant settings - and even if what I see is what I am looking for then I do not know what values apply to which parameter in what line
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You actually need to learn skinning to do what you want to achieve. There are two things you need to do:
  1. Change the x coordinates in player-shade-group.xml
  2. Redraw the window shade images
player-elements-shade.xml tells you which image file is used for which image id referenced in player-shade-group.xml

Doing all this requires xml and drawing skills. It is up to you to decide whether it is worth the trouble for you to acquire those skills.

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player-elements-shade.xml tells you which image file is used for which image id referenced in player-shade-group.xml
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I am beginning to suspect that you have misread my initial post

I do not want to draw a reworked skin, with one box moved to left side of my screen - I want the text within this this box to have left side text alignment

What I am seeking for is the equivalent of pressing CTRL + L in a text editor or software like Photoshop or CorelDRAW when writing in a box of text - thus making it stick to the left side instead of the default right side. The place for this text is already available in Winamp- because if data that needs to be shown is very long then it is shown, simply extending to the far left
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I do not want to draw a reworked skin, with one box moved to left side of my screen - I want the text within this this box to have left side text alignment
Well, that is how ticker text is aligned:


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Old 18th January 2023, 12:23   #9
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Well, not in my Winamp:



How is that possible?
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Old 18th January 2023, 14:49   #10
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Is that Big Bento? Then you can change the text alignment for the songticker by editing C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Skins\Big Bento\xml\player-shade.xml

Open player-shade.xml in a text editor, find the SongTicker tag and change this:
code:
align="right"

to this:
code:
align="left"

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I am using Bento. So for me its

C:\Program Files (x86)\Winamp\Skins\Bento\xml\player-shade.xml

to tinker with. And so I did and it worked- I see now right alignment. Thank you very much



And now - a new issue, if if may:


Above this

code:
<SongTicker id="Songticker"


section I also see and can change

code:
<text id="SongTime"


i.e. that time counter which is on the left side of SongTicker. But I do not see a section governing that on the right side of it. And what I would like to be able to do is to move it from right side of SongTicker to its left side - thus put it in-between SongTime and SongTicker
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