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illustra (Not your usual illustro clone)

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illustra (Not your usual illustro clone)

eclectic-tech » October 23rd, 2018, 1:55 am

illustra
illustra-11-12-preview2.jpg
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So I decided to add some updates to the illustro suite of skin by poiru.

I decided to name them "illustra" (illustro with 'A'dditions) :Whistle

These have a new style using Accent color returned by the SysColor plugin from Brian with Light/Dark text options
Light Background/Dark Background reversible themes
The Frosted Glass plugin by theAzack9 was used for optional blur and shading effects (may cause delays on some systems; disabled by default

The suite includes a weather skin based on WXData by JSMorley. A weather.com locator skin also based on one by him.
Scale to any resolution (up to 300%).
Expandable simple launcher skin was added.
An option skin let you select styles, colors, Scale, and User Variables (Middle-click any skin to open options).

This was a good study in making skin that can be scaled based on fixed size skins.
A total (updated) clone of the default Rainmeter skins :oops:

Thanks for all the feedback!
Comments Welcomed :)

EDITS:
V 1.2018.11.12
3 Layouts for Any Resolution: Normal | Mini | Full
Easier Scaling in Options: Manual Entry or Up/Down Buttons

Now All Skins are in One Package (You Choose Which to Use) ;-)
Done unless someone finds a serious flaw :x
V 10.31
Added invisible border to all skins
Added Left-click to open Program Files to Launcher Title
Added count down to mail check timeline to GMail skin
Added count up 24 hour timeline to Clock skin
Corrected Launcher skin size to match
Corrected Header meters for better scaling
Move scaling to context menu only (mouse scroll may be removed)

V 10.30a/b
Corrected Weather Locator skin to properly clip long city names (a)
Corrected applying new city to weather skin [modified filename] (b)
Encoded all files as USC-2 LE BOM (a)

V 10.30
Added open 'illustra Options' to custom skin menus
Remove WingDings font in favor of Font Awesome 5

V 10.29
Added Google Mail Skin (Multiple accounts possible)
Added Search skins for Bing & Duck-Duck-Go as alternates to Google
Unified tool tip message formats
Expanded context menus for skins with variants or settings
General code cleanup
Additional comments added to skins
- Corrected initial layout positions :oops:

V 10.28a
Corrected missing update/redraw in skins with close causing skins to show/hide at random (a)
Added skin launch links to Welcome skin (a)

V 10.28
Expanded scale to 9 sizes (0.25 steps versus 0.5 steps)
Added stop commands to the execute commands for Action Timer
Added context menus to all skins
- Scale controls
- Related skin actions
Note: Frosted Glass removed due to compatibility issues :twisted:

V 10.26.beta1.2
Cosmetic changes to more closely simulate illustro style
Added header backgrounds

V 10.25.beta1.1
Corrected writing of options to new variables.inc file; removed duplicate variables in SysColor.inc
Renamed launcher items | Removed Forum link from Options

V 10.25.beta1.0
Updated Weather Locator skin to match new color schemes (I knew there was something I forgot to do :? )

V 10.25.beta1
User Variables and SysColor Measures moved to separate @includes; User variables will not be overwritten on updates
Added Edit User Variables to Option skin
Middle-click any skin to access Options skin
Increased vertical spacing (even a little more) for better separation of information lines
Correct syntax for webparser measure
Now in beta stage (will live with it for a while and see if it needs any tweaks :yawn: )

V 10.25-A & B
Incorporated suggestions by esteemed members (you know who you are! ;-) )
Scale changes on any skin will change all skins to match
Modified background & text color options
Cosmetic changes to vertical spacing
Minor code tweaks to accommodate the changes
Corrected Network skin IP2 as disabled unless first lookup fails (B)
Added toggle Weather Locator to options skin (B)

V 10.25
Corrected spacing and background scaling on Locator (thanks balala)
Set scale for all skins to 1 initially (thanks balala)
Changed the bar color to illustro bar color (suggested by kyriakos876 & balala)

V 10.24-A
Show Custom skin menu on Weather skin when right-clicked
Added an 'X' to the Weather and Option skins to make it easy to close those skins
Corrected the Title vertical position in the TransformationMatrix to maintain relationship
Moved the scaling measure to the include file (simplified common code)
Reduced the default transparency of opaque and accent colors for better text display on busy background

V 10.24
Remove deprecated code from weather and google skins (thanks raiguard!)
Modified meter widths to properly clip extended returned values (Weather & Network skins)
Added second IP lookup if first parse fails to return a value (IPV6 values will be clipped)
Changed middle-mouse action on Options skin from close to refresh to match other skins

V 10.23-A
Corrected IP address to always show IPV4
Frosted Glass plugin is disabled by default
Corrected Clock position in illustra layout

V 10.23
Removed unnecessary font
Corrected 12/24 hour time persistence
Change Welcome header text color to Windows highlight color
Released on my DeviantArt site
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Re: illustra (Not your usual illustro clone)

dvo » October 23rd, 2018, 8:05 am

:thumbup: Nice work - electic :Trophy tech - like always :oops: with wing :D :thumbup:
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Re: illustra (Not your usual illustro clone)

kyriakos876 » October 23rd, 2018, 10:56 am

I don't know if only I get this behavior, but if I try and drag a skin Ι get some weird delay... no matter how fast I move the mouse I can't drag it faster that a specific speed...
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Re: illustra (Not your usual illustro clone)

eclectic-tech » October 23rd, 2018, 12:37 pm

kyriakos876 wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 10:56 am
I don't know if only I get this behavior, but if I try and drag a skin Ι get some weird delay... no matter how fast I move the mouse I can't drag it faster that a specific speed...
Not seeing that symptom on my PC :???:

I can move or scale with no delay at all. Not sure why you are seeing that affect. No "new" plugin or technique that hasn't been tried and tested is being used. :confused:
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Re: illustra (Not your usual illustro clone)

eclectic-tech » October 23rd, 2018, 12:50 pm

dvo wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 8:05 am
:thumbup: Nice work - electic :Trophy tech - like always :oops: with wing :D :thumbup:
Thanks DVO :)
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Re: illustra (Not your usual illustro clone)

kyriakos876 » October 23rd, 2018, 1:05 pm

eclectic-tech wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 12:37 pm
Not seeing that symptom on my PC :???:

I can move or scale with no delay at all. Not sure why you are seeing that affect. No "new" plugin or technique that hasn't been tried and tested is being used. :confused:
I tried some things and came to a conclusion that something is going on with the layout.
If I load the layout all skins are dragged with a delay, but if I load my main layout and load a skin from illustra, I can drag with no issue.
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Re: illustra (Not your usual illustro clone)

jsmorley » October 23rd, 2018, 1:21 pm

I'm certainly not seeing that.
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Re: illustra (Not your usual illustro clone)

kyriakos876 » October 23rd, 2018, 1:41 pm

I couldn't capture with higher fps than that. (if you know any good free program for capturing the screen let me know)
2018-10-23_16-24-11.mp4
In both sides I'm moving the mouse with the same speed.
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Re: illustra (Not your usual illustro clone)

jsmorley » October 23rd, 2018, 2:00 pm

Just not getting that.
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Re: illustra (Not your usual illustro clone)

eclectic-tech » October 23rd, 2018, 2:01 pm

kyriakos876 wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 1:05 pm
I tried some things and came to a conclusion that something is going on with the layout.
If I load the layout all skins are dragged with a delay, but if I load my main layout and load a skin from illustra, I can drag with no issue.
I updated the rmskin in the first post with a new layout that initially positions the skin at the left/right screen edges and centers the welcome and option skins. Also removed unnecessary webding font,

Is there any difference with Hardware Acceleration On/Off? Just "brainstorming" because I don't see that symptom. :uhuh: