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What's the difference?

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balala
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Re: What's the difference?

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OrionsHope wrote: September 14th, 2021, 6:04 pm Actually, I didn't write the code and I did suspect it wasn't needed but it seemed to be working so I left it.
So is it working well?
OrionsHope wrote: September 14th, 2021, 6:04 pm So just the !Hide, !Show, etc. is needed or is there a better a better way yet?
Take care that !Show and !Hide (together with !Toggle) are a little bit different then !ShowMeter and !HideMeter (and the corresponding !ToggleMeter). !Show and !Hide are used to show and hide a loaded skin, while !ShowMeter and !HideMeter to show and hide a meter of the skin. Different things.
OrionsHope wrote: September 14th, 2021, 6:04 pm I'm betting some of this is in the docs so I'll post again if I need further clarification.
As SilverAzide said, you should get rid of all instances of both, the !Execute bang and the !Rainmeter... bang prefix. Both are deprecated and even if for backward compatibility reasons they are working and can be used, it's a much better idea not use them.
On the other hand if the skin is working, check the log, to see if there are any error messages. I have many of them, because I don't have all involved resources (images) and this do create such error messages, so am not entirely sure, but check the log please and see if there are such messages. If there are not, it's alright, otherwise post the messages, please.
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Re: What's the difference?

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No joy yet. Any other ideas? Maybe a global variable? Also, the log says it "can't read the file". Would someone like to flesh that out a bit besides the obvious?

I've tried remarking it out but no luck there either. It keeps coming up anyway and I see no indication that the [!Update] is taking place.

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NOTE (16:04:25.276) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (16:04:25.278) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Unable to read file: C:\Users\David\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\\swLauncher\Applications.txt
NOTE (16:04:57.594) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (16:04:57.595) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Unable to read file: C:\Users\David\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\\swLauncher\Applications.txt
NOTE (16:05:00.497) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (16:05:00.506) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=Calcormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
NOTE (16:05:20.873) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (16:05:20.874) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Unable to read file: C:\Users\David\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\\swLauncher\Applications.txt
NOTE (16:09:28.101) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (16:09:28.102) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Unable to read file: C:\Users\David\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\\swLauncher\Applications.txt
NOTE (16:10:06.579) Neon Space\BubbleLauncher\BubbleLauncher.ini: Refreshing skin
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NOTE (16:10:24.558) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (16:10:24.567) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=Calcormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
NOTE (16:10:24.632) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (16:10:24.640) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=Calcormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
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ERRO (16:10:24.697) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=Calcormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
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ERRO (16:10:24.741) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=Calcormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
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ERRO (16:10:28.194) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=Calcormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
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ERRO (16:10:28.256) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=Calcormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
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ERRO (16:12:05.917) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=Calcormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
NOTE (16:13:14.864) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (16:13:14.865) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Unable to read file: C:\Users\David\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\\swLauncher\Applications.txt
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NOTE (16:15:55.449) Neon Space\Launcher\Large Launchers.ini: Refreshing skin
NOTE (16:16:02.787) Neon Space\BubbleLauncher\BubbleLauncher.ini: Refreshing skin
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NOTE (16:16:02.903) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (16:16:02.913) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=CalcFormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
NOTE (16:16:02.970) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (16:16:02.982) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=CalcFormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
NOTE (16:20:34.520) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
NOTE (16:22:52.850) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
NOTE (16:22:56.967) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (16:22:56.975) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=CalcFormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
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Re: What's the difference?

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Update: using the !Redraw bang works in that the log says the skin refreshes but the text does not. Does this help? The text is local so the Applications text shouldn't be an issue, right?
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Re: What's the difference?

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OrionsHope wrote: September 14th, 2021, 10:57 pm Update: using the !Redraw bang works in that the log says the skin refreshes but the text does not. Does this help? The text is local so the Applications text shouldn't be an issue, right?
It seems that the swLauncher\Applications.txt file can't be accessed by Rainmeter. For first make sure it is there. If it is, check the encoding of the file. What is it?
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Re: What's the difference?

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balala wrote: September 15th, 2021, 11:55 am It seems that the swLauncher\Applications.txt file can't be accessed by Rainmeter. For first make sure it is there. If it is, check the encoding of the file. What is it?
It is missing a path in between.

ERRO (16:04:25.278) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Unable to read file: C:\Users\David\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\\swLauncher\Applications.txt

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Re: What's the difference?

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So we're making forward progress, a little :Whistle I found the Applications.txt and it wasn't where it was supposed to be. Somewhere along the line I moved it for whatever reason. Easily remedied...once one of you reminds me which folder it belongs in. I have severe short-term memory problems so I'm not surprised that I forgot.

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Re: What's the difference?

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OrionsHope wrote: September 15th, 2021, 4:49 pm I found the Applications.txt and it wasn't where it was supposed to be. Somewhere along the line I moved it for whatever reason. Easily remedied...once one of you reminds me which folder it belongs in.
I think it should be in the swLauncher config. This config (folder) is placed right in the Skins folder.
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Re: What's the difference?

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NOTE (13:34:13.930) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (13:34:13.931) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Unable to read file: C:\Users\David\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\\swLauncher\Applications.txt
ERRO (13:34:27.252) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:34:27.253) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:35:06.676) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:35:06.677) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:35:06.722) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:35:06.722) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:35:06.975) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:35:06.975) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:35:07.059) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:35:07.059) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:35:07.454) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:35:07.454) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
NOTE (13:46:50.062) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (13:46:50.072) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=CalcFormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
ERRO (13:50:26.464) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:50:26.464) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:50:46.631) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:50:46.631) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:51:06.464) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
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NOTE (13:51:15.050) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (13:51:15.059) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=CalcFormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
NOTE (13:51:17.104) Neon Space\Launcher\Large Launchers.ini: Refreshing skin
NOTE (13:51:17.223) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (13:51:17.233) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=CalcFormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
NOTE (13:51:17.290) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (13:51:17.300) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=CalcFormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
NOTE (13:51:17.555) Neon Space\BubbleLauncher\BubbleLauncher.ini: Refreshing skin
NOTE (13:51:17.577) Neon Space\BubbleLauncher\BubbleLauncher.ini: Refreshing skin
NOTE (13:51:21.366) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (13:51:21.375) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=CalcFormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
NOTE (13:51:21.804) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (13:51:21.813) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=CalcFormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
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ERRO (13:51:22.749) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=CalcFormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
NOTE (13:51:22.806) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (13:51:22.815) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=CalcFormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
NOTE (13:51:23.145) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (13:51:23.155) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=CalcFormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
NOTE (13:51:23.229) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (13:51:23.238) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=CalcFormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
NOTE (13:51:23.322) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (13:51:23.331) Mass Effect\Launcher\Launcher.ini: Measure=CalcFormula=MeasureTime2*2 is not valid in [MeasureTime3]
ERRO (13:51:23.469) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:51:23.469) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:51:23.488) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:51:23.488) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:51:23.516) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:51:23.517) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:51:23.565) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:51:23.565) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:51:23.781) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:51:23.781) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:51:23.838) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
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ERRO (13:51:28.057) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:51:28.057) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:52:47.382) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
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NOTE (13:52:49.956) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (13:52:49.957) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Unable to read file: C:\Users\David\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\\swLauncher\Applications.txt
ERRO (13:53:04.479) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:53:04.479) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:54:09.936) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:54:09.936) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:54:09.990) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:54:09.990) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:54:10.459) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:54:10.459) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:54:10.993) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:54:10.993) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:56:13.337) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:56:13.337) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
ERRO (13:56:13.503) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:56:13.503) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
NOTE (13:56:16.600) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Refreshing skin
ERRO (13:56:16.601) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: Unable to read file: C:\Users\David\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\\swLauncher\Applications.txt
ERRO (13:56:21.944) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !Refresh: Skin "Rainmeter" not found
ERRO (13:56:21.944) Newmanhyde-d4w7aaj\swLauncher\Launcher.ini: !UpdateMeter: [Rainmeter] not found
Just a heads up, this version of Rainmeter isn't quite as backward compatible as you may have thought.
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Re: What's the difference?

Post by balala »

I think best would be you to pack the whole config (supposable it is named swLauncher) and upload the package here, to can check what's going on.