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bowtieBar 1.6.3 by nyolc8 bowtieBar 1.6.3 by nyolc8
Minimum Bowtie 1.4Beta Recommended

My second theme for Bowtie: bowtieBar 1.6.3
Tested with Bowtie 1.3.1 and 1.4beta, 1.5.
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Update 1.6.3 (2012.07.17.):
I promise this is the last update today :D
- Shadow added when scrolling and scrolling mechanism fine tuned.
- Tweaked update notifcation a little bit.
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Update 1.6.2 (2012.07.17.):
Sorry for so much update on one day, but I just found these as I started to use the theme.
- Not all cover image filled the albumart area perfectly, this is fixed.
- Fixed another typo.
- Fine tuned some color and shadow.
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Update 1.6.1 (2012.07.17.):
- Albumart and Quick Pin icon position fix.
- Fixed a typo.
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Update 1.6 (2012.07.17.):
- COMPLETELY REDESIGNED to match Mountain Lion Notification Center Design.
- The bar is now narrower.
- The controls now have background in Transparent Mode.
- Spring Setting is disabled by default.
- Hopefully fixed the scrolling finally in Settings.
- Code fix-ups.
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Update 1.5 (2012.07.15.):
- Redesigned to match Mountain Lion Notification Center Design. (New background, new switches, future UI changes in plan)
- Fixed a bug in Settings.
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Update 1.4.3 (2012.07.03.):
- Modified the settings panel scroll function mechanism (visible only on smaller resolutions)
- Glow Effect turned off by default.
- Hide the bar after 6 seconds by default.
- Modified the update info style.
- Added small description for Glow effect and Transparent mode switches.
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Update 1.4.2 (2012.07.02.):
- Fixed border opacity. (note: the preview image on this site not updated yet)
- Updated in-theme preview image.
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Update 1.4.1 (2012.06.30.):
- Border made thinner to match new OSX versions Launchpad. (note: the preview image on this site not updated yet)
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Update 1.4 (2011.11.16.):
- (NEW) Optional Transparent Bar Mode.
- Track Title, Artist, Album Art now have smoother fading.
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Update 1.3.2 (2011.11.15.):
- Switches animation smoother.
(This update is mainly for testing the Update Notifier)
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Update 1.3.1 (2011.11.09.):
- Fixed a bug (that came with 1.2) which caused switches not changed visually.
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Update 1.3 (2011.11.09.):
- Fixed broken Update Notify System.
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Update 1.2 (2011.11.09.):
- Some clean-up and changes in the script for speed (when settings panel open).
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Update 1.1 (2011.11.08.):
- New settings panel layout, more space for future options.
- (NEW) Update notify system, the "i" glow white and update info appear on the settings panel when new version available. (the update system uses this deviantArt page for checking)
- (NEW) Option to turn off the glow effect when QuickPin enabled
- (NEW) Option to turn off auto check for update.
- (NEW) Fade transition for the song title and artist when track changes.
- Redesigned iTunes Icon
- Bugfixes in the code
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Update 1.0 (2011.10.26.):
- Refined the bar border (looks more like the Launchpad folders border).
- Removed a gradient from the background.
- Fine tuned the shadow in the bar.
- Minor visual changes on the quick pin icon.
- Minor code fix for the quick pin button.
- Added 1-2 second glow indication when Quick Pin enabled.
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Update 0.9 (2011.10.25.):
- Refined album art border.
- Changed default settings. (auto hide after: 4s, slide speed: 0.2s)
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Update 0.8 (2011.10.24.):
- (NEW) Quick Pin function

Click on the albumart to Pin the bar. Click again to Unpin it. (Only available when "Auto Hide" Setting enabled)
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Update 0.7 (2011.10.21.):
- Script cleaning-fixing (and fixed a bug that came with 0.6)
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Update 0.6 (2011.10.21.):
- Small delay (0.5s) to show the bar when the mouse is on the left screen edge to avoid unwanted slide in
- Minor title and artist text re-position
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Update 0.5 (2011.10.21.):
- Settings panel now have two scroll buttons on lower resolution to access all settings
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Update 0.4 (2011.10.20.):
- Fixed a bug that may caused the controls to stay shown even if the mouse was not over the bar.
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Update 0.3 (2011.10.20.):
- Bowlet shows up when you move mouse to left edge of the screen
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Update 0.2 (2011.10.20.):
- Fixed auto-size bug (hopefully)
- (NEW) Spring-like effect to contents
- (NEW) Settings panel
- some minor cosmetic change
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Watch it in action(youtube links):
version 0.1 -> [link]
version 0.2-0.8 -> [link]

Features:

  • Animated auto show/hide

  • Auto position to the left

  • Auto sizing for every resolution

  • Hover with mouse to show controls

  • Icon to show iTunes

  • Click on the Album art to Pin the Bar. Click again to Unpin it. (Only works when "Auto Hide" Setting enabled)


(Tip: if you want to hide it immediately, just move your mouse over the bar and then move out.)

ToDo:
- Repeat, Shuffle buttons (when repeat function in Bowtie gets fixed - it's broken now)

Note: title and artist text style may be different a little, related to your Bowtie version. (I recommend Bowtie 1.4beta)
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:iconben22eyes:
ben22eyes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Yosemite-hoz hozzaigazitott valtozat nem lesz? :) 
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:iconthemachinesucker:
TheMachineSucker Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
For windows or mac?
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:iconthemachinesucker:
TheMachineSucker Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh okSo happy 
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:iconnyolc8:
nyolc8 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is a Bowtie skin. Bowtie is for OSX. So this is for OSX.
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:iconbetounty:
betounty Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd like to place it by the right side, I have Snow Leopard and Notification Center is not a problem, any chance we can get that feature?
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b-0-m Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
The best theme ever!!! Just one problem, with apple's new natural scrolling the scrolling to change volume become reversed. It would be great if there was an option to reverse the scrolling for volume feature, or at least you could say where in the code someone can change it.
Keep up the good work
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nyolc8 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thankyou! :) The scroll-volume feature is not theme related, it's built-in in Bowtie itself, so I can't do anything for that. Ask Bowtie developers to make an option to reverse the volume scrolling.
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TeaAndACheshireSmile Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love this theme so far :) By far my favourite. Just two small issues -

1. When I press skip, it skips 2 songs ahead
2. When I pause my music, I have to unpause it via iTunes or the bar stops working
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nyolc8 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
What version of iTunes and what version of bowtie are you using? Because I never had these problems...
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:iconteaandacheshiresmile:
TeaAndACheshireSmile Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
According to my mac, iTunes 10.6.3 and Bowtie 1.5. Have I missed an update perhaps?
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:iconnyolc8:
nyolc8 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Maybe you should try to update iTunes to the latest 10.7 version. I don't remember what was the oldest iTunes I tested this on.
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METAL95HEAD Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
This is amazing! You should add a hand gesture to access it. Like the hand gesture for the Notification Centre on Mountain Lion, but instead of coming from the right, coming from the left of the trackpad.
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METAL95HEAD Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
How do I install this?
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:iconivanymathias:
ivanymathias Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
hi, i dont know much about this, but why i cant install Bowtie in MountainLion?? im trying to download fron Softpedia but appear a warning tellin than safari not trust in softpedia.com and dont let me did the download. thank you!! :(

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:iconnyolc8:
nyolc8 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Don't download it from softpedia, download it from the official site: [link] :)
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:iconivanymathias:
ivanymathias Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
you are a Master man, you are a great designer. I m ejoing this BowtieBar!!! :D
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:iconlafemmme:
lafemmme Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
I love this theme but once installed, it is way too large. This also happens to certain Bowtie themes that I installed. Any help?
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:iconnyolc8:
nyolc8 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
What resolution you have? It is designed to min 1920x1080, sorry.
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:iconlafemmme:
lafemmme Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
1280x800. That must explain why they display that way. Thank you, I didn't have a clue.
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:iconparen:
PaRen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
very nice~~
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:iconwarriorbing:
warriorbing Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
love how professional this looks! any chance you could add the icon image for spotify like you have for iTunes?
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tjhils Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Is there any way to have this pin to the left site?
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tjhils Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Totally butchered that comment it should read: is there any way to pin the bar to the right side of the screen? I keep my dock on the left side and this interferes with it, but I really like this theme.
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nyolc8 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I will try to make that, but for the different positions, I would need to rewrite almost the entire thing.
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SomethingEveryDay Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Hey, love the theme but the play button doesn't work when you press it!
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:iconnyolc8:
nyolc8 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Are you using it with iTunes? Or with another player app?
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:iconsomethingeveryday:
SomethingEveryDay Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Yeah with iTunes. I can Pause fine using the button, but when I hit play it doesn't work, iTunes stays paused.
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nyolc8 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It works for me, no one else had this issue. I tested it now for you, and it works. (I tested bowtieBar 1.4 with bowtie 1.4beta on OSX Lion 10.7.3, iTunes 10.6.1.)
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SomethingEveryDay Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Hmm that's so weird. I'm using Snow Leopard and it's fully updated. I'll try re-installing bowtie and see if that helps any.
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muteone2 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Three requests:
1) option to reverse directs for scrolling to control iTunes volume. Now I have to scroll up to lower volume, which I find counter-intuitive.
2) option to have the whole thing go across the bottom of the screen.
3) option to have it not show up at all upon track changes.
Mostly 2), though. THat would be great.
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J0HAN85 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
I would love to see an option to disable the controls..... (I don't use them)

Other than that I really like this theme!
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nathan2014021 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
This is a great theme! Would it be possible if you helped me out though? I found this other bowtie theme that auto-fades when no music is playing even though iTunes is open. Do you know how to make it so it shows continuously, even when the song is not playing (but iTunes will still be open)?
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:iconnyolc8:
nyolc8 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
There is an option in Bowtie's preferences window: "Hide the bowlet when the current source is stopped". Untick that.
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:iconnathan2014021:
nathan2014021 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Unfortunately that doesn't work for this particular theme... Thanks for trying! I know this may be a hassle, but heres a link to it:[link] . If your too busy just say so and I can look for help somewhere else :P
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:iconnyolc8:
nyolc8 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Modified so it will stay visible: [link]
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diegom96 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME, its so cool!
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:iconleakingmemory:
leakingmemory Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I love it!

Can you somehow put ratings into this theme as well please?
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:iconmogurito06:
Mogurito06 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Is any possibility, in next versions, to add a opacity background option (in % for example)? It's the only thing I've missed. Great work.
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:iconmogurito06:
Mogurito06 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Is any possibility, in next versions, a opacity background option? It's the only thing I have missed on this. Great work!
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:iconiamkendall:
iamkendall Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow
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:iconwojtekww:
wojtekww Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
how about orientation preference? i'd love to get it horizontally from the top of the screen or the bottom :D
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:iconsoccerfreak17:
soccerfreak17 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Its awsome! Love the volume scroll gesture feature!!!
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:iconwill-yen:
will-yen Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
love the style, very very well done :)
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:iconmcoopers81:
mcoopers81 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Brilliant!!!!
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:iconfbed:
FBED Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Stunning.
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Sentry15 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This is an amazing extension, really beautiful as well. Great use of iOS and Lion themes/styles, very well done. Some suggestions I have:

Add the spring animation to when switching to the next song, either have the text spring with the album art fixed, or both spring up.

Another suggestion I have is creating a mini-corner based version of this. I could work up some concepts to get a better understanding of what I mean.

Still, by far my favorite. If this could be integrated with your iOS 5 style theme for notifications, it would be even more amazing. Great work.
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:iconnyolc8:
nyolc8 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, I will look what can I do. :)
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Sentry15 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Oh! I forgot to mention, thanks a ton for the 'check for updates' feature, it saves me the trouble of daily checking my Deviant notifications to see if bowtieBar has been updated! :D
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Sentry15 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Great job on the update, the volume gesture is very well done, is this a 1.1 feature or was it always here? Keep up the great work.
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:iconsentry15:
Sentry15 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Oh! I forgot to mention, thanks a ton for the 'check for updates' feature, it saves me the trouble of daily checking my Deviant notifications to see if bowtieBar has been updated!
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