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mak_kawa
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Great work... O.O
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eclectic-tech
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Re: Visions +

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mak_kawa wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 12:47 am
Great work... O.O
Thanks, more tedious then great... However, Sgt. McKay's original work is GREAT and I was happy to update it! :great:

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Diablorojo
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Ok, since yall have been such help i have another task for you,, I am using this disk monitor and i tried adding a 3rd disk to it using the instructions in the code, it seems to work but the third disk is showing my second disks capacity, and the second one is not showing the capacity any more. Will attach a screen shot of the meter in question shortly, Thanks again for all your help, been years since i played with this, Back to a learning curve... :D

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; Lines starting ; (semicolons) are commented out.
; That is, they do not affect the code and are here for demonstration purposes only.
; ----------------------------------

; HOWTO: Adding more disks
; ----------------------------------
; Adding more disks is a pretty straightforward process. Follow the following steps to turn
; this 2 disks skin into a 3 disks skin. You can then extend it even further as you wish.
;
; 1) Create a new variable called disk3=X: directly below disk2=D: in the [Variables] section
; 2) Create a copy of the [measureTotalDisk2] and [measureUsedDisk2] sections
; 3) Rename the copied sections to [measureTotalDisk3] and [measureUsedDisk3], respectively.
;    Also change Drive=#disk2# to Drive=#disk3#
; 4) Create a copy of the [meterLabelDisk2], [meterValueDisk2], and [meterBarDisk2].
;    Rename all Disk2's in the copied sections to Disk3.
; 5) Now we need to change the Y= values to adjust height. Change Y= under [meterLabelDisk3]
;    to Y=80 (calculated by adding 20 to the Y= value of previous meterLabel).
;    Then change Y= under [meterBarDisk3] to Y=92 (calculated by adding 20 to the Y= value of previous meterBar).
; 6) Save the file as '3 Disks.ini'. Now right-click on the Rainmeter tray icon and select
;    'Refresh All'. Now go activate the '3 Disks.ini' skin and enjoy! :)

[Rainmeter]
; This section contains general settings that can be used to change how Rainmeter behaves.
Update=1000
Background=#@#Background.png
; #@# is equal to Rainmeter\Skins\illustro\@Resources
BackgroundMode=3
BackgroundMargins=0,34,0,14

[Metadata]
; Contains basic information of the skin.
Name=Disk
Author=poiru
Information=Displays disk usage.
License=Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0
Version=1.0.0

[Variables]
; Variables declared here can be used later on between two # characters (e.g. #MyVariable#).
fontName=Trebuchet MS
textSize=8
colorBar=235,170,0,255
colorText=255,255,255,205
disk1=C:
disk2=D:
disk3=F:
; ----------------------------------
; MEASURES return some kind of value
; ----------------------------------

[measureTotalDisk1]
; This measure returns the total disk space
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive=#disk1#
Total=1
UpdateDivider=120

[measureUsedDisk1]
; Returns inverted value of free disk space (i.e. used disk space)
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive=#disk1#
InvertMeasure=1
UpdateDivider=120

[measureTotalDisk2]
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive=#disk2#
Total=1
UpdateDivider=120

[measureTotalDisk3]
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive=#disk3#
Total=1
UpdateDivider=120

[measureUsedDisk2]
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive=#disk2#
InvertMeasure=1
UpdateDivider=120

[measureUsedDisk3]
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive=#disk3#
InvertMeasure=1
UpdateDivider=120

; ----------------------------------
; STYLES are used to "centralize" options
; ----------------------------------

[styleTitle]
StringAlign=Center
StringCase=Upper
StringStyle=Bold
StringEffect=Shadow
FontEffectColor=0,0,0,50
FontColor=#colorText#
FontFace=#fontName#
FontSize=10
AntiAlias=1
ClipString=1

[styleLeftText]
StringAlign=Left
; Meters using styleLeftText will be left-aligned.
StringCase=None
StringStyle=Bold
StringEffect=Shadow
FontEffectColor=0,0,0,20
FontColor=#colorText#
FontFace=#fontName#
FontSize=#textSize#
AntiAlias=1
ClipString=1

[styleRightText]
StringAlign=Right
StringCase=None
StringStyle=Bold
StringEffect=Shadow
FontEffectColor=0,0,0,20
FontColor=#colorText#
FontFace=#fontName#
FontSize=#textSize#
AntiAlias=1
ClipString=1

[styleBar]
BarColor=#colorBar#
BarOrientation=HORIZONTAL
SolidColor=255,255,255,15

; ----------------------------------
; METERS display images, text, bars, etc.
; ----------------------------------

[meterTitle]
Meter=String
MeterStyle=styleTitle
; Using MeterStyle=styleTitle will basically "copy" the
; contents of the [styleTitle] section here during runtime.
X=100
Y=12
W=190
H=18
Text=Disks
; Even though the text is set to Disks, Rainmeter will display
; it as DISKS, because styleTitle contains StringCase=Upper.

[meterLabelDisk1]
Meter=String
MeterStyle=styleLeftText
X=10
Y=40
W=190
H=14
Text=#disk1#\

[meterValueDisk1]
Meter=String
MeterStyle=styleRightText
MeasureName=measureUsedDisk1
MeasureName2=measureTotalDisk1
X=200
Y=0r
; r stands for relative. In this case, the Y postition of meterValueCPU is 0 pixels
; below the Y value of the previous meter (i.e it's the same as in meterLabelCPU).
W=190
H=14
Text=%1B/%2B used
; %1 stands for the value of MeasureName (measureUsedDisk1 in this case).
; %2 stands for the value of MeasureName2.
NumOfDecimals=1
AutoScale=1
; Because disk measures return the free/used space in bytes, we must use AutoScale=1 to
; automatically scale the value into a more readable figure.
LeftMouseUpAction=["#disk1#\"]
; Open #disk1# on click

[meterBarDisk1]
Meter=Bar
MeterStyle=styleBar
MeasureName=measureUsedDisk1
X=10
Y=52
W=190
H=1

[meterLabelDisk2]
Meter=String
MeterStyle=styleLeftText
X=10
Y=60
W=190
H=14
Text=#disk2#\
LeftMouseUpAction=["#disk2#\"]

[meterLabelDisk3]
Meter=String
MeterStyle=styleLeftText
X=10
Y=80
W=190
H=14
Text=#disk3#\
LeftMouseUpAction=["#disk3#\"]

[meterValueDisk2]
Meter=String
MeterStyle=styleRightText
MeasureName=measureUsedDisk2
MeasureName2=measureTotalDisk2
X=200
Y=0r
W=190
H=14
Text=%1B/%2B used
NumOfDecimals=1
AutoScale=1

[meterBarDisk2]
Meter=Bar
MeterStyle=styleBar
MeasureName=measureUsedDisk2
X=10
Y=72
W=190
H=1

[meterBarDisk3]
Meter=Bar
MeterStyle=styleBar
MeasureName=measureUsedDisk3
X=10
Y=92
W=190
H=1
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Diablorojo
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Re: Visions +

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this is what i am seeing after making changes. The D is now showing up as F, Right usage in F but not showing D anymore, F is a 1tb drive
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Diablorojo
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Re: Visions +

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eclectic-tech wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 2:06 am
Thanks, more tedious then great... However, Sgt. McKay's original work is GREAT and I was happy to update it! :great:

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Awesome! Thanks for everything! Works great, even the moon is back,, Sarge would be grateful for this work yall have done, Enjoyong having this skin back.. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Diablorojo
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Re: Visions +

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eclectic-tech wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 2:06 am
Thanks, more tedious then great... However, Sgt. McKay's original work is GREAT and I was happy to update it! :great:

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Could you please look into the dates? Mine is showing a day short,,, It is showing that Tuesday will be the 1st of January,, It will be the 31st of December.
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balala
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Re: Visions +

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eclectic-tech wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 12:32 am
The original skin package is here...
None of those skins work due to changes to Weather.com and IOHelix feeds.
Oh, there indeed are too many weather skins. In such cases I suggest to create and include one file, as you know usually a .inc file, which contains all needed WebParser measures, to acquire the weather information. This .inc file should contain all needed measures and should be used by all weather skins. This way if there is any change, only one single file should be rewritten. Would be a great improvement, in my opinion.
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balala wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 10:24 am
Oh, there indeed are too many weather skins. In such cases I suggest to create and include one file, as you know usually a .inc file, which contains all needed WebParser measures, to acquire the weather information. This .inc file should contain all needed measures and should be used by all weather skins. This way if there is any change, only one single file should be rewritten. Would be a great improvement, in my opinion.
Here is a quite quick attempt about what have I talked about above.
Download on DeviantArt
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eclectic-tech
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Diablorojo wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 6:29 am
Could you please look into the dates? Mine is showing a day short,,, It is showing that Tuesday will be the 1st of January,, It will be the 31st of December.
The date collecting from TWC is accurate for the reporting location. This condition may appear randomly near the end of the day (11 pm ~12 am) due to daylight savings versus standard time from location to location.

The skin does not try to correct the data supplied by TWC, so what you see is what they are sending.
It is fairly accurate in most cases and it is a free source (I guess you get what you paid for ;-) ).
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eclectic-tech
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Re: Visions +

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balala wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 10:24 am
Oh, there indeed are too many weather skins. In such cases I suggest to create and include one file, as you know usually a .inc file, which contains all needed WebParser measures, to acquire the weather information. This .inc file should contain all needed measures and should be used by all weather skins. This way if there is any change, only one single file should be rewritten. Would be a great improvement, in my opinion.
Yes, there are things that could be done to simplify the skins by combining common elements; (Variables, measures, etc.)

I am going to take a slow approach to making changes to Sarge's skins customizing; he offers quite a few options that now require manual editing of the code. I want to make sure any changes do not alter his original instructions, for now.

Combining variables and measures is a first step, that I agree would simplify things.
But that would also lock all variations to the same data; that may be good for some user, while others may want variants to show other locations... It is going to be a "give and take" decision.

Thanks for the combined measures; they may make it into a future update. :thumbup: