GrowlTunes now includes a track number in its notifications

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GrowlTunes now includes a track number in its notifications

Postby kapowaz » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:59 am

I think this must have been a change added in Growl 1.2, but it's not one I'm particularly fond of — when listening to any track listing that isn't an album it's redundant and nonsensical information. I don't care that this track is number 7 on its own album; it's not track number 7 of whatever track list I'm listening to! Is there any way to customise the particular text that appears within the notification (so as to remove it)?

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Re: GrowlTunes now includes a track number in its notifications

Postby boredzo » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:28 pm

Not yet. This is an option in the iTunes plug-in version of GrowlTunes, which Rudy is working on.

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Re: GrowlTunes now includes a track number in its notifications

Postby onewil » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:17 pm

Is this plugin going to be very different from the current app? I just stopped using Last.fm's iTunes plugin because it is so broken, and was looking for a similar way to show the currently playing track (hopefully without beachballing or eating my CPU like Last.fm did) but GrowlTunes currently displays so much information in such a strangely formatted manner that I really dislike it.

Any info on your plans would be very welcome.

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Re: GrowlTunes now includes a track number in its notifications

Postby boredzo » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:31 pm

The plug-in version is much more customizable than the application version. Rudy recently changed it to use token fields (like the Language & Text pane in System Preferences); when this makes it to release, it should enable you to change the format as much as you like.

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Re: GrowlTunes now includes a track number in its notifications

Postby onewil » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:55 pm

Great, thank you. Good to know.

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Re: GrowlTunes now includes a track number in its notifications

Postby rudy » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:31 pm

In addition to the tokens that define the various tags (artist, album, track number, etc) you can also type whatever text you'd like.

so ultimately the text for a title could be:

(<<tracknumber>>). <<trackName>> by <<artistName>>

with a body of:

<<album>>
<<year>> (<<rating>>)
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