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Making skins work for Windows 8.1 (launcher&temperature)

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Making skins work for Windows 8.1 (launcher&temperature)

Dorianblue » July 13th, 2014, 2:06 pm

I've recently downloaded some skins that, as far as I can tell by comments, work perfectly on windows 7, so I'm guessing my issues are because I have windows 8.1. I've tried looking to see if their are any code used differently when making skins for 8.1 instead of 7 but either I can't find anything or I'm missing it.

Specifically, I'm having issues with the launcher and temperature gauge.

Links to stuff like my documents etc are working fine. Links to programs don't seem to be working. When I click on them, it just does nothing.


(I have steam twice because I was testing with the quote marks to see if it made a difference)

EDIT: Like a prat, I changed the existing chrome link to my system and thought that was enough testing of other programs when it didn't work, but I just tested with the Gimp and that worked. So chrome and steam aren't launching. So maybe it isn't windows 8?

Temperature gauge (may not be a code issue, not sure):
The skin is supposed to work with coretemp, but the version linked to did not install for some reason. I downloaded it instead from the windows store, that version installed fine but doesn't seem to be working with the skin.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: Making skins work for Windows 8.1 (launcher&temperature)

killall-q » July 15th, 2014, 8:22 am

User-customizeable paths should always be surrounded by quotes to avert your situation. If the author was any good he would have made the actual meter:

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thereby negating the need for quotes in the variable.

The Windows store version of CoreTemp may be a metro app (I don't know). Metro apps have pretty strict security restrictions so I doubt any other program would be able to read data from it.