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Help on Adding icons to a Bar

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Macterror
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Joined: August 14th, 2010, 4:53 pm

Help on Adding icons to a Bar

Post by Macterror »

Hello everyone

I am new to rainmeter and I must say I am really impressed by the number of things you can do with it.
I was wondering if anyone could help me add icons to the bars i have in my skin, and naturally when I click them they will open whatever I needed (see attached image)



im trying to make it look like this (the icons are grayed out)



anyone know what should i write in the .ini of the sidebar?
thank you!
Last edited by jsmorley on August 14th, 2010, 6:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Edited to use [hsimg][/hsimg] for large images
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JpsCrazy
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Joined: April 18th, 2010, 2:16 pm
Location: NY, USA

Re: Help on Adding icons to a Bar

Post by JpsCrazy »

Make a meter=image and then have a LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute ["Program Path"]
Tada! An icon that opens a program.
Macterror
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Re: Help on Adding icons to a Bar

Post by Macterror »

I tried to, but the sidebar disappeared and the icon i wanted was displayed really big and covered half the screen.

the .ini in for the sidebar just has this:

[Rainmeter]
Author=vinzi88@gmail.com

[Sidebar_right]
Meter=IMAGE
X=0
Y=0
W=204




; ************* Put the height you need ***************
; examples: 600;
; 768;
; 960;
; 1024;
; 1080.

; in default it's for 1280x1024 resolution

H=1024
ImageName=sidebar.png



and this is what i wrote in it

[Rainmeter]
Author=vinzi88@gmail.com

[Sidebar_right]
Meter=IMAGE
X=0
Y=0
W=204

[Chrome]
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName=Chrome.png
X=10
Y=17
AntiAlias=1
LeftMouseDownAction=!execute ["C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" "http://www.google.com/"]




; ************* Put the height you need ***************
; examples: 600;
; 768;
; 960;
; 1024;
; 1080.

; in default it's for 1280x1024 resolution

H=1024
ImageName=sidebar.png


but i only got a super big version of the icon as i stated before :(

any hints?
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JpsCrazy
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Location: NY, USA

Re: Help on Adding icons to a Bar

Post by JpsCrazy »

Alright, this may fix it:

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[Rainmeter]
Author=vinzi88@gmail.com

[Sidebar_right]
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName=sidebar.png
X=0
Y=0
W=204
H=1024
; *Put the height you need *
; examples: 600; 768; 960; 1024; 1080
; in default it's for 1280x1024 resolution

[Chrome]
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName=Chrome.png
X=10
Y=17
AntiAlias=1
LeftMouseDownAction=!execute ["C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" "http://www.google.com/"]
Before you had it so the H of your icon was really the H of the Sidebar.
I cleaned up the code a little so it's easier to read.

P.S. - Use

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 tags for posting codes.
Macterror
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Joined: August 14th, 2010, 4:53 pm

Re: Help on Adding icons to a Bar

Post by Macterror »

JpsCrazy thank you so much!! it worked perfectly!

just needed to play with the x and y values to make it fit better :D

once again thank you i tried to make it work for an entire hour before posting on the forums for help