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viewkaraoke

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Load a karaoke file (.kar, MIDI with text or lyrics or markers) and play the song with internal player.
The bottom half of the MIDI document window displays the karaoke song text. During playing the position of the current song text is moved into visible area and the current syllable/word is colored blue
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you can resize the karaoke display by moving the splitter directly above.  

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you can maximize the karaoke display area by clicking left mouse button taste when you are over the black area on the splitter (cursor will change when your mouse is over this part). The splitter will be moved to top and clicking again in this area will set the original size of the upper window area.  

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You can change the karaoke text font in menu Window and view syllable breaks (-) in menu Settings.  

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Chords of some known chord formats are displayed a line above song text.  

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If chords should never be displayed above lyrics, they can be turned off in text file GNMIDI.ini with following setting:  
   [Settings]  
   SupportChordDisplay=0  

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In menu window you can change the karoke view display colors and fonts and other settings by choosing a predefined theme.  
You can define own themes in text file mygnmidi.text (documents folder).  
 
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The chord font size can be specified percentually relative to song text font size in file GNMIDI.ini with following setting:  
   [Settings]  
   ChordTextPercent=80  

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The colors used for background, song text and chord text can be defined in file GNMIDI.ini with following settings:  
   [Settings]  
   BackgroundColor=ffffff  
   ChordSelectedTextColor=00ff00  
   ChordTextColor=0000ff  
   LyricTextColor=000000  
   LyricSelectedTextColor=ff0000  
The color values are hexadecimal values representing red green blue (rrggbb) as used in HTML pages. Searching for words ""HTML colors" in internet you will find many pages that contain color tables where you can read the corresponding color value. The free graphic software gimp displays the color values in color chooser. There is also an online application for choosing a color (get hex value).  

Hint:
Some chord formats use special characters to identify chords e.g. [Cm] {Cm} (Cm) %Cm "Cm". During karaoke lyrics display this special characters are not displayed (only Cm will be displayed).  
use following setting to display the original chord text:  
   [Settings]  
   DisplayOriginalChordFormat=1  
Hint:
in menu Settings there is an option to turn on/off display of a bouncing ball (during karaoke display the ball is bouncing from syllable to syllable)  
Warning: This option requires much computer power. Do not use this option during live performance.