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Rainmeter and the Internet

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MourningStar
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Rainmeter and the Internet

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Please forgive my lack of rainmeter knowledge. I just noticed that all of my desktop items (clock, calendar, etc.) disappear if I turn off my internet. Is this intentional or is there a setting in the manager I am not aware of that will permit these to continue running?

-thx.
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balala
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Re: Rainmeter and the Internet

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MourningStar wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Please forgive my lack of rainmeter knowledge.
No problem. The reason of this forum is exactly to help people with such lacks. So, don't worry...
MourningStar wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 7:42 pm
I just noticed that all of my desktop items (clock, calendar, etc.) disappear if I turn off my internet.
What? Rainmeter skins are disappearing if you turn off the internet? Hu, would be EXTREMELY weird.
What skins are you using?
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MourningStar
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Re: Rainmeter and the Internet

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LuaCalendar
RadarClock2
IllustroClock

and all

Gadgets\CPU Meter, etc ...
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balala
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Re: Rainmeter and the Internet

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MourningStar wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 9:10 pm
LuaCalendar
RadarClock2
IllustroClock

and all

Gadgets\CPU Meter, etc ...
Although I'm not using all these skins, I doubt any of them would be hidden when internet connection is closed. Maybe try to unload all skins except one (for instance illustro Clock) and try closing internet. Is it hidden / unloaded?
To be honest personally have no idea what such an issue should be caused by. Do anyone have an idea?
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Re: Rainmeter and the Internet

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MourningStar wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 9:10 pm
LuaCalendar
RadarClock2
IllustroClock

and all

Gadgets\CPU Meter, etc ...
LuaCalendar has no internet connection. None of the Gadgets are affected by a lack of an internet connection. You might want to check one of the other skins, per balala's suggestion. Unload it and turn off your network connection and see if the problem goes away. (Warning: all weather skins that depend on weather.com no longer function, so ensure you are not using one of these, including the Gadget's Weather Meter.)
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MourningStar
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Re: Rainmeter and the Internet

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When 'weird' things happen the first thing I do is re-start my machine and 99% of the time the problem does not return. As I had not had any issues in quite awhile I had forgotten to do this prior to posting this. Issue resolved.

My apologies,
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Re: Rainmeter and the Internet

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MourningStar wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 11:08 pm
When 'weird' things happen the first thing I do is re-start my machine and 99% of the time the problem does not return. As I had not had any issues in quite awhile I had forgotten to do this prior to posting this. Issue resolved.
Ok, what has happened in my opinion is that when the skins have "disappeared" in fact Rainmeter closed suddenly. It can happen sometimes, especially if there is a skin which uses internet connection and the connection interrupts suddenly exactly when the parent WebParser measure updates. If the connection interrupts any other time, the Rainmeter freezing doesn't happen and everything is alright. And such a coincidence is quite rare, so probably you won't experiment once again such a problem.