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Making a Network skin

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Making a Network skin

jsmorley » August 31st, 2013, 2:04 pm

One of the things folks like to have on their desktop is a skin to monitor the behavior and traffic of their network.

The following guide can help with ensuring that a Network skin is as accurate and complete as possible:

Network Skin Guide
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Re: Making a Network skin

bobgrosh » August 31st, 2013, 6:35 pm

First question
This skin requires the latest Rainmeter 3.0 beta or better
What could possibly be better?

Second question.
Did you have some cool tool to make that animated gif. or was it a time consuming pain in the A$$?

Cool Skin, I'll keep it at the top of my list of handy stuff.
BTW, I'm a firm believer in Speedtest.net. I use it on other peoples PC's almost weekly.
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Re: Making a Network skin

jsmorley » August 31st, 2013, 6:53 pm

bobgrosh wrote: Did you have some cool tool to make that animated gif. or was it a time consuming pain in the A$$?
I personally use TechSmith Camtasia Studio 7 for stuff like that. I don't doubt that there is free or even open source apps that can approximate it, but I've used it for a long time.
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Re: Making a Network skin

jsmorley » August 31st, 2013, 7:13 pm

bobgrosh wrote:First question What could possibly be better?
Someday, the 3.1 beta... ;-)
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Re: Making a Network skin

Crest » September 2nd, 2013, 11:31 am

bobgrosh wrote: Second question.
Did you have some cool tool to make that animated gif. or was it a time consuming pain in the A$$?
There's a nice free (and portable) little app called GifCam which was released a few months ago. Super simple to use, too.

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Re: Making a Network skin

jsmorley » September 2nd, 2013, 12:21 pm

Crest wrote: There's a nice free (and portable) little app called GifCam which was released a few months ago. Super simple to use, too.
Nice. Looks like a very handy little tool. I use Camtasia as it has a lot of other capabilities I use for other purposes, but this is going in my toolkit to do simple little .gif captures.