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philumax
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Hello.
so, are we watching?😊
no, no, I have nothing from Yahoo.
I'm in France, here: https://weather.com/fr-FR/weather/today/l/53189803b2ec1d03d9314c74da1e87f61ae77c93da19c6b9034080a566b13b57
I returned to this site to redo the manipulation (recover the part of the address and paste it into the skin, but it didn't work.
here is my office:
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https://www.casimages.com/i/200604043801444868.jpg.html

thank you very much for your work!
that's wonderful!
see you.😃
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SilverAzide
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It looks like weather.com has changed the format of the data and broke all the weather skins again, including this one. I'm working on it and I'll get a fix out as soon as possible! Check back soon! In the meantime you can use the Weather Meter for Yahoo as a temporary work-around. (This will add a new Weather Meter skin into your Gadgets.)
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Geek4eye
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Question: How would I put up multiple independent instances of Drives Meter?

Sorry if this newbie question has been covered; didn't find anything, but then I've probably not gotten the hang of the Search feature.
The situation is I have a Backup PC which as a C-SSD, a couple of bulk USB drives and two RAID-5 sets on an HP Smart Array each with multiple volumes on them. I'd like to put up a separate instance of Drives Meter for each of those groups so each has a graph for the physical disk or disk RAID group involved. I thought I'd be clever and just clone the Drives Meter folder, but that didn't work - all the instances always show the same drives. Then I tried editing the filenames in each folder to be unique and editing the .ini files to point to their respective .inc files. No joy. Spent a couple hours piddling around with these files (to say hacking would imply some competence) but no matter what, a change to one .../Config/Settings.ini file would change all of them whether I changed its name or not.

OH! As I write this it dawned on me that I should clone at the Gadgets folder level, not the Drives Meter folder level within Gadgets - as that is where the common code would be. Eureka, it works! I took each of the above custom named DrivesMeter-X folders/files and cloned @Resources into separate Gadgets-X folders. The only downside is the Title % is all the drives, not just the ones in the group. Not going to lose any sleep over it. A bit clunky, perhaps, but it is all I need.

Hmmm... The CPU usage is kind of high though, around 20%. Going back to just the one instance with all the drives is more around 12%, so I guess I'll leave it there unless I have a reason to need the greater resolution. I expect it is the very graphing that I wanted that is the extra load. Oh, well... At least it is set up to use when I need it...

So I'll leave this posting as perhaps a help to others that may search for this work-around with its pros and cons.

As for a "Request for Enhancement" - perhaps add a similarly styled Disks Meter that would have the physical disks, each with its own graph MB/sec & IOPs, and including the various and assorted cryptic and hard to find Windows disk numbers that are shown in the log files or used by shell commands but not shown in the Disk Management GUI. Perhaps grab some of the S.M.A.R.T. values from HWinfo as well?

Thanks for all your hard work on this, it is most impressive and much appreciated!
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SilverAzide
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Geek4eye wrote: June 4th, 2020, 8:22 pm Question: How would I put up multiple independent instances of Drives Meter?
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Thanks for all your hard work on this, it is most impressive and much appreciated!
Thanks! Make sure you open the Settings and turn off monitoring for all the drives that don't apply. That should reduce the CPU by as much as possible.
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philumax
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Hello.
thank you.
Geek4eye, has a rather complex system ...
to have the real name of the readers, probably in the registry: everything revolves around it.
SilverAzide:
just a question: how to install this patch, it consists of an MD file and an image file, PNG.
you have to replace the image of the folder, by that of the patch?
I opened the readme, to find the answer, but no, I did not find it. for me, a patch (I am a player), it is almost always an exe file, suddenly, there, I dry!
I looked for the answer, but I didn't find it!
I looked for "patch" everywhere, associated with your nickname, there are even drugs ... 🤣
If there is a place where there is what I am looking for, tell me: I will manage.
in addition, right now, in my house, it's barely 10 ° C: I'm not going out!
however, https://philumax.pagesperso-orange.fr/index.html
cover yourselves well!
thank you again, for your work!
see you.😃
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philumax wrote: June 5th, 2020, 12:25 pm SilverAzide:
just a question: how to install this patch, it consists of an MD file and an image file, PNG.
you have to replace the image of the folder, by that of the patch?
I opened the readme, to find the answer, but no, I did not find it. for me, a patch (I am a player), it is almost always an exe file, suddenly, there, I dry!
I looked for the answer, but I didn't find it!
I looked for "patch" everywhere, associated with your nickname, there are even drugs ... 🤣
If there is a place where there is what I am looking for, tell me: I will manage.
in addition, right now, in my house, it's barely 10 ° C: I'm not going out!
however, https://philumax.pagesperso-orange.fr/index.html
cover yourselves well!
thank you again, for your work!
see you.😃
Hello! Sorry for the confusion. You don't want to get the repository (that doesn't have anything in it except a readme file), you need the rmskin file. You can download it from the DeviantArt page or from GitHub on the Releases page.
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philumax
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a yé ça marche! 👍
it works!👍
here:https://www.casimages.com/i/20060503445424611016834552.jpg.html
do not feel too guilty: I am French, you I do not know what nationality you have, different from mine in any case, I never learned English at school, only, using computers ( and I learned computer science on my own): it doesn't help much. inevitably, there will be confusion. strongly that Babel disappears!
thank you!
in the meantime, I looked at the "location" file. I did not understand, how is the localization. it's coded, but I don't know how. I was looking for!
merci!!!
thank you!!!
à plus.😃
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philumax wrote: June 5th, 2020, 1:46 pm a yé ça marche! 👍
it works!👍
here:https://www.casimages.com/i/20060503445424611016834552.jpg.html
do not feel too guilty: I am French, you I do not know what nationality you have, different from mine in any case, I never learned English at school, only, using computers ( and I learned computer science on my own): it doesn't help much. inevitably, there will be confusion. strongly that Babel disappears!
thank you!
in the meantime, I looked at the "location" file. I did not understand, how is the localization. it's coded, but I don't know how. I was looking for!
merci!!!
thank you!!!
à plus.😃
I do not know if Yahoo has a weather page that is in French. So your weather conditions ("Breezy") and the moon phase name ("Full Moon") are coming from Yahoo directly, not from the skin. All the French translations are supplied by me, not from Yahoo. :( If you can wait just a little longer, I will have a new version of the Gadgets out in a day or two that will fix the problem with the Weather Channel site, and all will be back to normal.
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philumax
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there is no problem!
there is no fire at the lake!
and yes, there is a page in french.
here: https://fr.news.yahoo.com/meteo/france/bourgogne/migennes-12728152
on the other hand, it doesn't rain that much!
we lack water!
if it continues to do this time until the end of June, it will be good.
yes, last year, the heat wave arrived at the end of June, with 40 ° C in the shade and in the HLM (council flat), it was not good there! at home, I managed to hold and block the heat, at 28 ° C
thank you again and good luck!
see you.😃
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philumax wrote: June 5th, 2020, 2:36 pm there is no problem!
there is no fire at the lake!
and yes, there is a page in french.
here: https://fr.news.yahoo.com/meteo/france/bourgogne/migennes-12728152
on the other hand, it doesn't rain that much!
we lack water!
if it continues to do this time until the end of June, it will be good.
yes, last year, the heat wave arrived at the end of June, with 40 ° C in the shade and in the HLM (council flat), it was not good there! at home, I managed to hold and block the heat, at 28 ° C
thank you again and good luck!
see you.😃
Thank you for the link... i see what you are saying, it looks like the skin only works from the English page. I'll need to look into this. Thank you for the bug report!
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