[RELEASE] Rapier 6.1.0 for XBMC 13.x Gotham

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RAPIER 6.1.0 FOR XBMC 13.x GOTHAM (8-SEPTEMBER-2014)


Available through official XBMC repository!


The first post will always be updated with the latest information and changelog.
If you have any problems or find any bugs, please let me know right away.
Also, if you have features, ideas, designs etc. you would like added, I'll be more than happy to help.


Uncompressed textures can be viewed and downloaded here.

You can find a detailed guide to Rapier's skin settings at the wiki.


Please keep this thread reserved for Rapier Gotham.
Click here for Rapier for XBMC 12.x Frodo.


INSTALLING

To install this skin for XBMC 13 Gotham, you must do so from the Add-on Manager within XBMC:
  1. Navigate to Settings
  2. Add-ons
  3. Get add-ons
  4. XBMC.org Add-ons
  5. Skins
  6. Rapier
  7. Install

CHANGELOG:

RAPIER 6.1.0
Code:
- Moved skin setting "Hide Seekbar" to Media: OSD.
- Positioning fixes for the skin settings.
- Fixed genre for tv shows List Info Banner View.
- Added a trailer button to the context menu in movies and tv shows.
- Added List Info 3 View to tv shows.
- Added next aired status, latest episode and next episode to tv shows video information window.
- Added next aired info to tv shows List Info Poster View, List Info 3 View and Thumbs Info View: latest episode and next episode (can be disabled in the View Options).
- Added some next aired info labels to episodes List Info 3 View.
- Fixed trailer button in video information dialog to use Youtube plugin if no other trailer is available.
- Position fixes for clear art in tv shows Thumbs Info View.
- Updated support for script.videoextras.
- Fixes for video and music codec info.
- Added additional video source, video codec and audio media flags.
- Changed label2 in tv shows List View / List Info View / List Info 2 View when the sort method is title to display unwatched episodes and watched overlay.
- Added unwatched episodes and watched overlay in tv shows Thumbnail View, Banner View and Thumbs Info View.
- Update and redesign of select dialog and file browser dialog.
- Redesign and update of TV Show Next Aired windows.
- Added TV Guide submenu to the home screen tv shows category.

PREVIOUS VERSIONS BY GADE:
Code:
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6.0.2 GOTHAM (11-August-14)
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- Fixes for tv show OSD clear logos, clear art and covers.
- Added full support for movie OSD clear logos and clear art. You will need to select your preferred setting again under Skin Settings -> Media -> OSD.
- Fixed paused label under fullscreen video.
- Fixed missing scrollbar in profiles.

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6.0.1 GOTHAM (25-July-14)
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- Positioning fixes.
- Changed onclick function in the status bar when playing music or video to display the Player Controls dialog.
- Bugfixing of the Shutdown Menu.
- Bugfixing of the Power submenus.
- Fixed sort method: added one button in the menubar to replace the popup dialog.
- General bugfixing.

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6.0.0 GOTHAM (22-July-14)
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- Update of Rapier for XBMC 13.x Gotham.
- Fixed navigation issue in EPG Timeline.
- Updated Video OSD + added buttons/menus for 3D and subtitles.
- Redesign of subtitles dialog.
- Removed Stack and Flatten buttons from the menubar.
- Added autologin button to profile settings.
- Added 2 buttons to New Smart Playlist dialog: Group By and Mixed.
- Added 2 buttons to the menubar: Go To Playlist and Fullscreen.
- Added a progress indicator in the EPG Timeline.
- Added additional media flags and media flag support.
- Redesign of Song Lyrics Dialog.

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5.7.1 (22-July-14)
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- Added OK button to picture information dialog box.
- Added close buttons to PVR dialog boxes.
- Changed handling of OSD clear logos and clear art.
- Added fast forward / rewind buttons to Live TV OSD.

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5.7.0 (16-July-14)
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- Added button for CDArt Manager in Album Information / Artist Information menubar.
- Changed the defaultcontrol in DialogKeyboard.xml so it focuses the "Done" button.
- Added duration label, menubar, context menu, clearlogo etc. in script.videoextras detailed list window + added support for music video extras.
- Added additional support for script.tvtunes in music videos.
- Added a setting to the Skin Settings: General to change date format - eg. "FEB 4, 2014" or "4 FEB, 2014"
- Added full support for custom submenus in the home screen PVR category
- Removed support for old fanart method and updated support for script.grab.fanart
- Tweaked Song Information dialog
- Added scrollbar to Addon Settings dialog for better navigation.
- Fixed tv shows Icon View when selecting TV Thumbs.
- Updated tv shows List Info 2 View and Thumbs Info View to make them more in style with the rest of the skin.
- Updated movies Thumbs Info View to make it more in style with the rest of the skin.
- Updated all List Info Views to make them more in style with the rest of the views.
- Added clear logos to all episode views in the info pane.
- Completely removed support for skin handling of local images (clear logo, clear art, landscape etc.). This is now handled by Artwork Downloader in the advanced settings.
- Added season information in episodes Wide List View.
- Removed double icons on parent folder items in various views.
- Changed broken clear logo view in tv shows Wide List View to a new layout using clear art.
- Added clear logo view style when using Movies Icon View.
- Added clear logo view style when using Movies Thumbs Info View.
- Added scroll animations to all Thumbs Info Views in movies / tv shows.
- Update and bugfixing of the Shutdown Menu.
- Updated submenus in the home screen Power Category.
- Fixed aspect ratio on Home Screen now playing widget cd art cover.
- Added onclick function to the status bar when playing music or video to enter the music visualisation or fullscreen video (to better support touch devices).
- Added clear logos in the music library when CDArt Manager is installed. When you enter the skin settings, you will be prompted to enter your music library path (this can also be done manually).
- Removed some redundant view options (hide plot/description, hide poster). If you miss your favourite view option, please let me know.
- Bugfixing on PVR + added info pane media details.
- Updated animations for category icons and add-on shortcuts in the home screen.
- Changed category icons and add-on shortcuts in the home screen, so it is now possible to have both enabled at the same time.
- Added a warning dialog when selecting a custom category icon in the skin settings, and an add-on shortcut has already been enabled for that particular category.
- Fixed some navigation issues in the home screen.
- Removed CustomPanelAddons script and replaced with service.skin.widgets random add-on.
- Fixed background for Addon Information dialog in Music and Videos.
- Added a completely new view type: 3D Wrap (with 3D style and flat style) for movies and tv shows (inspired by Rapier Qualar Mod - thanks to Qualar). SEE THE PICTURES BELOW.

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5.6.1 (1-Jan-14)
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- Bugfixing on the InfoPane under Thumbnail View Movies / TV Shows and added additional View Options.
- Bugfixing on script.videoextras detailed list
- Added clear logos in all views under Movies and added View Option to enable/disable.
- Updated Artwork Downloader in the Skin Settings under Add-ons

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5.6.0 (31-Dec-13)
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- Fixed skin settings navigation bugs.
- Added settings for script.extendedinfo to the skin settings.
- Fixed all code for script.randomandlastitems
- Added TV Show Next Aired Status mediaflag to tv show views.
- Added clear logo to tv show seasons view.
- Added 3D media flag.
- Added List Info View for tv show seasons.
- Added View Option for display of TV show title in breadcrumbs
- Bug fixing and additions to breadcrumbs
- Updated support for TV Tunes
- Full support for script.videoextras (http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Add-on:VideoExtras)

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5.5.0 (21-July-13)
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- Added TV Show Next Aired widget in home screen with shows airing today using clear logos (can be disabled in the skin settings).
- Bugfixing for v5.4.0

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5.4.0 (20-July-13)
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- Added support for IMDb Update (http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=167754) in the skin settings.
- Fixed bugs in the Weather Notification.
- Added battery notification when using a laptop (can be enabled/disabled in the skin settings).
- Added power icon.
- Changed home screen top left XBMC logo to script.globalsearch button including full navigation support for this.
- Fixed global navigation from menus to make Home button (top left) work properly in all views.
- Fixed issues with the scrollbar in the settings (makes it easier with touch devices).
- Added full support for script.grab.fanart (http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=166572) to replace the broken fanart backgrounds in the home screen.
- Script.grab.fanart can be configured in the Skin Settings under Backgrounds or Add-ons (no need to use the settings in the add-on itself).
- Added add-on shortcuts for the home screen. This can be enabled and configured in the Skin Settings under Home (enabling this will disable all category icons).

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5.3.2 (13-July-13)
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- Fixed bugs in the new star rating.
- Fixed bugs in View Options menu.

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5.3.1 (28-May-13)
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- Added View Option for half star rating in Movies, TV Shows and Episodes
- Fixed some image problems (fanart etc.)
- Fixed BreadCrumbs (thanks to kenoi)

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5.3.0 (25-Apr-13)
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- Fixed transparency issues with AddonInformation etc.
- Fixed order of dialogs in fullscreen video.
- Added a progressbar on home screen main menu when music is playing (can be disabled in Skin Settings under Home).
- Added support for script.libraryeditor in fullscreen InformationDialogs for movies, tv shows, music videos and music (http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=158775).
- Updated and fixed BreadCrumbs.
- Updated support for clearlogo and clearart
- Fixed TV Show Thumbs Info View to fully support clearlogo and clearart (thanks to past79)

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5.2.1 (07-Mar-13)
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- Added a Skin Setting under General to hide the top options menu bar (show it when selected) or to display it constantly.
- Fixed focus problems in Skin Settings with custom backgrounds for music.
- Updated Add-on Settings dialog box: menu items align vertically for easier use.

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5.2.0 (02-Mar-13)
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- Added support for clearlogos under TV Shows.
- Fixed issues with artwork downloader + added Settings button under Skin Settings.
- Added Power Menu in home screen.
- Added an option in Skin Settings for the use of script.globalsearch in menus instead of regular XBMC Search.
- Added a Closed Caption media flag icon for video with subtitles.
- Included Spanish translation - thanks to PatOso.

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5.1.0 (03-Feb-13)
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- Updated Frodo support for script.artwork.downloader and added support in Music Videos and Skin Settings.
- Updated RandomMovie and RecentlyAdded triggers for playing media
- Added support for banners in Thumbs Info View under TV Shows.
- Fixed media flagging for DVD's + some general things.
- Updated Sort Order and added Channels for PVR.
- Setting under Movies in View Options to display the movie title on the top bar.
- Updated icons and thumbs.
- Added a "Paused" label for paused fullscreen video. Select/deselect this in the Skin Settings, under Media.
- Updated DialogSelect.
- Added Subtitle Settings and Lyrics Settings buttons in Skin Settings.

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5.0.1 (17-Jan-13)
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- Included an option for display of TV Show banner under List View (only available for TV Show Seasons).
- Updated image support for Movies and TV Shows.

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5.0.0 (12-Jan-13)
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- Updated skin to Frodo.
- Added Auto Update, Notifications and Hide Foreign buttons for AddonBrowser.
- Removed Get Thumb and Get Fanart button for DialogVideoInfo and added Choose Art instead (to support multiple image types)
- removed script.randomitems and script.watchlist and added support for service.skin.widgets
- Added support for Filter.
- Updated menus and Breadcrumb to support Movie Tags.
- Updated DialogPictureInfo to provide more info.
- Added a progress bar for DialogBusy.
- Added an option for display of "Paused" in picture slideshow (Skin Settings).
- Updated Live TV in Settings.
- Added support for new audio flags: DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
Full changelog can be viewed here.

All additional language added by me is in english. If you would like it translated to the other supported languages, please provide the translation.


My goal is to update and maintain the skin, but also to include new features and ideas. The important thing for me is to be true to the original idea and design, so all the changes and updates I add, can be disabled in the skin settings.


SUPPORTED AND RECOMMENDED ADD-ONS (AUTOMATIC INSTALLATION)

Artwork Downloader (Martijn)
Artist Slideshow (ronie, pkscout)
Favourites script (ronie, `Black)
Global Search (ronie)
Random and Last items script (MikeBZH44, Martijn, `Black)
Skin Widgets (Martijn, phil65)
TV Show - Next Aired (Ppic, Frost, ronie, `Black, phil65)
Grab Fanart (robweber)


SUPPORTED ADD-ONS (XBMC REPOSITORY INSTALLATION)

CU LRC Lyrics (Taxigps, ronie)
TV Tunes (Ppic,Frost,ronie,robwebset)
Video Extras (robwebset)


SUPPORTED ADD-ONS (MANUAL INSTALLATION)

ExtendedInfo Script (phil65)
IMDB Update (Jandalf)
Library Editor Script (phil65)


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(This post was last modified: 2014-09-09 00:35 by Gade.)
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Awesome! Thanks Gade.

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very nice theme. will this be updated for xbmc 13.2 (pvr changed and also context menues aren't working with the git version)?
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(2014-07-24 09:09)a_user Wrote:  very nice theme. will this be updated for xbmc 13.2 (pvr changed and also context menues aren't working with the git version)?

As far as I know, PVR is not changed for 13.2. The updates for Gotham are mostly bugfixes.

PVR is changed for 14.x Helix. Is that what you mean?

And can you explain more about the context menus? Does that concern 14.x Helix instead?
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Hi Gade,

Many, many thanks for the Gotham update, XBMC feels like home again Smile

There is some small features/fixes I would like to see in Rapier, they are not big or important though.

I use smart playlists to separate my library and use the skin to define the playlists as home screen categories and define them as TV or Movies.

I lose a couple of cool little things by doing this::
  • The widget on the left hand side "xx TV Shows Today" - (TV Guide/Next Aired Addon?)
  • The "In Progress" widget becomes "Featured"
  • The "Recently Added" widget shows items from the whole library, not confined to the section the playlist is pointing to.

eg, My Smart Playlists are "TV Shows" which is "/xx/xx/TV Shows" and "TV Other" which is "/xx/xx/TV Other"

The widget for TV Other will show items for TV shows

Same for movies, "Movies" which is "/xx/xx/Movies" and "Stand Up" which is "/xx/xx/Stand Up"

Stand Up items will appear in the Movies widget

I hope that makes sense!

I only notice these due to playing around with other skins (I know, I feel so guilty...) but like I say, not big or important.

Other than these little things, Rapier and XBMC are running like a dream on all my PC's & devices Big Grin


Thanks again for keeping Rapier going, its been a favorite of mine for many years. I had a blast at skinning back in the early years of Xbox and it is certainly a skill I do not have so there is much appreciation from me!
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Hi IAmTheDude360.

Thanks for the nice words - really appreciate it Smile

(2014-07-24 17:53)IAmTheDude360 Wrote:  I use smart playlists to separate my library and use the skin to define the playlists as home screen categories and define them as TV or Movies.

I lose a couple of cool little things by doing this::
  • The widget on the left hand side "xx TV Shows Today" - (TV Guide/Next Aired Addon?)

I will consider adding the TV Shows Today widget for custom panels on custom categories, although it probably will require a lot of additional code.

(2014-07-24 17:53)IAmTheDude360 Wrote:  
  • The "In Progress" widget becomes "Featured"
  • The "Recently Added" widget shows items from the whole library, not confined to the section the playlist is pointing to.

The regular Movies and TV Shows categories use service.skin.widgets add-on to define recently added and in progress titles from the entire movie and tv show library.

The custom categories have to use the script.randomandlastitems to define the titles from the playlists. The only possible options from that script is Last items and Random items, which is why you get a panel saying Recently Added (Last items) and Featured (Random items).

You have to define your playlists for the custom panels in the skin settings: Home -> Add more categories XXX -> Custom XXX -> Custom Panel. If you select Movies or TV Shows, you will get recently added movies from your entire movie or tv shows library. If you select Playlist (Movies) or Playlist (Episodes), you can define your category smart playlist and you will get the titles from that playlist only.

I hope this answers all of your questions Smile

Gade
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(2014-07-24 19:12)Gade Wrote:  I will consider adding the TV Shows Today widget for custom panels on custom categories, although it probably will require a lot of additional code.

Only if you feel like tinkering with it, it isnt a biggie. Im sure some rest is deserved while everyone gets Rapier downloaded Smile

(2014-07-24 19:12)Gade Wrote:  The regular Movies and TV Shows categories use service.skin.widgets add-on to define recently added and in progress titles from the entire movie and tv show library.

The custom categories have to use the script.randomandlastitems to define the titles from the playlists. The only possible options from that script is Last items and Random items, which is why you get a panel saying Recently Added (Last items) and Featured (Random items).

I have little knowledge of the inner workings of the widgets so that makes perfect sense!

(2014-07-24 19:12)Gade Wrote:  You have to define your playlists for the custom panels in the skin settings: Home -> Add more categories XXX -> Custom XXX -> Custom Panel. If you select Movies or TV Shows, you will get recently added movies from your entire movie or tv shows library. If you select Playlist (Movies) or Playlist (Episodes), you can define your category smart playlist and you will get the titles from that playlist only.

Done and done. I never realized that is what they were for. I had set them to this at some point in playing with customs, but clearly wasn't patient enough to let them populate on the home screen. I just saw no widget and thought it was wrong.

They are all there and working perfectly!

(2014-07-24 19:12)Gade Wrote:  I hope this answers all of your questions Smile

And some. Learning something new while having a perfect setup is always a good feeling Smile

Much appreciated Cool
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Glad to hear you got everything working!

Nice with a happy customer Wink

If more people would like the TV Show Aired Today widget for the custom category panels, please let me know and I might give it a go.
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(2014-07-24 11:49)Gade Wrote:  
(2014-07-24 09:09)a_user Wrote:  very nice theme. will this be updated for xbmc 13.2 (pvr changed and also context menues aren't working with the git version)?

As far as I know, PVR is not changed for 13.2. The updates for Gotham are mostly bugfixes.

PVR is changed for 14.x Helix. Is that what you mean?

And can you explain more about the context menus? Does that concern 14.x Helix instead?

i checked the version.txt in my xbmc source git directory and it is indeed 14.0. sorry for that. i was confused due to an incoming git change bumping to version 13.2. seems i'm stuck with the ugly default skin as i do not want to go back. the current alpga of 14.0 works so much better than then anything else before. I'm alsway running latest git because there is always something broken in xbmc though it improves slowly^^.

beside of that with your sceen when i open the context menu for anything (a movie or a song) i just see the frame of the context menu window croped down to a single empty line. this happens so far only with your skin,

i'll try to upload a screen shot later or tomorrow.
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Glad to see this skin gotham ready!

Cheers
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(2014-07-24 21:43)a_user Wrote:  i checked the version.txt in my xbmc source git directory and it is indeed 14.0. sorry for that. i was confused due to an incoming git change bumping to version 13.2. seems i'm stuck with the ugly default skin as i do not want to go back. the current alpga of 14.0 works so much better than then anything else before. I'm alsway running latest git because there is always something broken in xbmc though it improves slowly^^.

beside of that with your sceen when i open the context menu for anything (a movie or a song) i just see the frame of the context menu window croped down to a single empty line. this happens so far only with your skin,

i'll try to upload a screen shot later or tomorrow.

Cool, nice to hear we got some things to look forward to in 14.0 Smile

Do you use XBMC 14.x with Rapier for XBMC 13.x? This version of Rapier is made for 13.x, so if you do, I don't think can't help you very much. A lot of things are changed regarding the skins with every new version of XBMC.

A screenshot will still be very helpful. Which other skins did you test the context menus with?
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Hi all!

I have made a new version with a great deal of bugfixing and minor new features! Please let me know if you experience any bugs etc.

DOWNLOAD RAPIER 6.0.1 HERE!

Available through official XBMC repository!

CHANGELOG FOR 6.0.1:
Code:
- Positioning fixes.
- Changed onclick function in the status bar when playing music or video to display the Player Controls dialog.
- Bugfixing of the Shutdown Menu.
- Bugfixing of the Power submenus.
- Fixed sort method: added one button in the menubar to replace the popup dialog.
- General bugfixing.

ENJOY!
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Here a creenshot of how it looks like when i try to open a context menu.

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(2014-07-26 13:22)a_user Wrote:  Here a creenshot of how it looks like when i try to open a context menu.

Thanks a lot, a_user.

Just to be sure: this is not XBMC Gotham, right? This is Helix?
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right. but other themes, refocus, aeon nox, conq, bello and others do not have this iissue even on my current git build (helix).

though of course because you provide a gotham theme this is nothing to worry much, at least for now.
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