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Changing Skin Colors

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Raijian
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Changing Skin Colors

Raijian » May 20th, 2010, 5:10 pm

I'm new to Rainmeter and I'm picking it up but I've come to a bit of a snag. I just got a time and date skin, and if I right click it, go to Skin Menu> Edit skin, and open the text editor to try to change the color, I'm not seeing the 255,0,0 format. I'm seeing something like FontColor:#Color#

I've tried adding numbers after the #Color but i only get one pale green color.

What am I doing wrong <.<? Please help!

Thanks,
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Re: Changing Skin Colors

smurfier » May 20th, 2010, 5:23 pm

#Color# refers to a defined Variable with an RGBA color code. Either find that variable and change it's value, or replace the entire instance of #Color#.
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Re: Changing Skin Colors

Raijian » May 20th, 2010, 5:41 pm

Perfect! I found the variable file, it has this in it:

[Variables]

;Colors
;(Red,Green,Blue,Alpha)
Color=255,0,255,170

;Fonts
Font=Century Gothic
Font2=Futurist Fixed-Width

;Text variables
;NORMAL, ITALIC, BOLD, BOLDITALIC
Style=NORMAL
;NONE, SHADOW, BORDER
Effect=NONE
EffectColor=0,0,0,18


Where it says Color= 255,0,255,170
Could I add more under that, and then they would be defined in the .ini file as #Color1# #Color2# etc?

Or does that not make sense. Right now I can change the time, day and date to one color but if I can figure out a way to give the RGB codes color values such as 1 2 or 3, in the .ini file under the time, day or date individually I can give them separate colors.

That's probably not possible though.

Edit: HAH!! It worked!! Computer Science class paid off BIG TIME lol Thanks for the push in the right direction!
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Re: Changing Skin Colors

smurfier » May 20th, 2010, 6:59 pm

You can define almost any variable name. You just cannot use the names of the built-in variables and I believe a few windows variables of which I do not know the names.
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