FYI, this project is listed as "retired." It may no longer function or I may just not be updating it anymore.
Sideshow (previously Sidecar) is a minimalist-yet-oversized jacket for Simplify. Feel free to hack around with it, the source is available on GitHub.
Sideshow calculates screen size to provide a full-height jacket on any display. The width of the player, font sizes, etc. will all adjust to provide a fairly uniform experience across display sizes and types.
It calculates the length of the text for the artist and title displays, adapting the placements to show as much of possible of both.
- Click anywhere on the jacket to toggle play/pause
- Shift-click to skip to the next track
- Command-click anywhere along the progress meter to set the play position
- When hovering over the jacket, controls appear for previous track, play/pause, and next track
Here’s a slightly older video of (previous version, Sidecar) in action.
Sideshow 3.0+ requires Simplify 3.4+.
An adaptive full-screen jacket for Simplify 3.0+.
Updated 08/29/17. Changelog
Version 2.0+ only works with Simplify 2.7+. An even older version of the download is available here if for some reason you’re not updating Simplify.
A jacket for Simplify 2.7+ and 27-inch (2560x1440) monitors. More sizes coming soon.
Updated 06/17/13. Changelog
Also available, Sidecar13 for 13” displays:
A 13-inch version of the Sidecar jacket for Simplify.
Updated 10/12/13. Changelog
Speaking of Sideshow…