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Umbrella Corp Version 3

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eclectic-tech
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Umbrella Corp Version 3

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UMBRELLA for Rainmeter ~ 3 EDIT: Version 3 released ... Overhauled Everything, Corrected FontEffect; hasn't worked since ??? :o
New graphics & text styles... lots of changes and testing...
Feedback is always Welcomed!


... (back to the original post)
This is a pre-re-release of a suite of skins I created last summer(post)...
I would appreciate any feedback on the changes and operation as I have not tried this on other systems.

Changes:
I optimized the skins so they now use 60% less resources (can probably tweak a bit more) and run about 10% on my system with several animations running.

I redesigned (uncluttered & expanded) the setup skin; added Icons and 2 more pages.

Added three Top 10 Processes skins; by CPU%, by Memory, or CPU% + Memory.

Added a delayed, run-once, refresh measure to the titlebar skin to ensure proper layering of skins on initial load.
This was my solution to using Update=-1 in the [Rainmeter] section on all graphics only skins.

Also added a manual "Refresh All" on the titlebar skin using leftmouseupaction.

Removed FeedReader, mostly for personal reasons; I prefer using Moshi's UniReader even though it does log errors depending on the feed type (not indicative of a problem).

Other tweaks and code cleaning I can't remember :???: ... tried to make it resource friendly!

Hope you will let me know if you have any comments or problems. I will publish later, if there are no major issues.

Thanks!
ET

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Re: Umbrella Corp v2

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Posted on DevArt! See link in above post... Thanks! ET
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Re: Umbrella Corp v2

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This skin looks awesome but for some reason when i tried applying it, my Rainmeter crashed and keeps crashing whenever I start it up. So I had to reinstall. Not sure what you can do about it but thought i would let you know.
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Re: Umbrella Corp v2

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Toolameforausername wrote:This skin looks awesome but for some reason when i tried applying it, my Rainmeter crashed and keeps crashing whenever I start it up. So I had to reinstall. Not sure what you can do about it but thought i would let you know.
Thanks for letting me know you had a problem... I will check the file again to make sure it uploaded properly... been running fine for a year on my machine!

UPDATE: I believe there is an issue with the Top Processes plugin during install... I removed it from the package and provided a link to get the AddIn plugin from the forum here

The correct version (32bit/64bit) can be manually installed in '...{username}\Application Data\Rainmeter\Plugins' folder and then restart Rainmeter.

Hopefully, this will eliminate the problem you experienced... worse case, I will remove those skins and look at alternatives.

Thanks again for letting me know you had a problem! :great:
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Re: Umbrella Corp v2

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There must have been a problem when I packaged the plugin... tested a new package and all seems to be good!

@Toolameforausername

Sorry for the inconvenience! And thanks again for letting me know...

Usually I download the new file and install it to verify it works, but I got lazy on the last update and didn't.... never fails to deliver a "GOTCHA"! :twisted:
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Re: Umbrella Corp v2

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i was wondering is there a easy way to get this to load on a second monitor instead of the primary? i was looking threw the settings but i couldnt find it
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Re: Umbrella Corp v2

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cry8wolf9 wrote:i was wondering is there a easy way to get this to load on a second monitor instead of the primary? i was looking threw the settings but i couldnt find it
"Easy?" ... It depends...

I do not use multiple monitors, but most skins can be placed anywhere. Rainmeter has some controls for display monitor positioning, each skin would have to be assigned to the display.

The graphical bars and lines use #SCREENAREAWIDTH# variables. Those may need to be edited to use the second monitor resolution.

Beyond that I really can't say. Try changing the display settings in MANAGE for the skins, and see what happens.

Once you have them positioned, you can save the LAYOUT. Rainmeter remembers the position of all skins when it starts. Layouts allow you to recall skins arrangements easily.
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Re: Umbrella Corp v2

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Umbrella for Rainmeter - Updated

Version 2.08.29.2014

* Added I-Radio (40+ internet radio stations | easy to edit)
* Added sounds to several skin operations (default=off)

Version 2.08.25.2014

* Added trashBin skin (Open/Empty actions | 2 versions: to align top or bottom)
* Modified feed (Uninews) skins to stay below windows on refresh...doh!
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Re: Umbrella Corp Version 3

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Updated to Version 3 (Link in first post)

Or here: http://customize.org/rainmeter/skins/65673168


UPDATE HISTORY

V 3.09.29.2014
Added Clear Graphic Theme
Added Background Highlight On MouseOver/Leave Action
Added Auto-Change to Weather (Steps through 5 location)
Added UniqueRandom to Camera (No repeats)
Added Titles to Configuration
Redesigned ChangeRate Display Bar now Collapses to Center
Enlarged Text for TopProcesses
Removed Duplicate !Refresh Bangs

V 3.09.28.2014
New grid graphics to match 3 themes
Add backgrounds to grids to match light/dark themes
Added CPU bar graphs to Top Processes skins
Corrected NowPlaying "MP" & "CD" styling
Changed Top Processes to average readings and put names first
Reduced alpha of world image and position bar/arrows in I-Radio
Page Selection Bar on Feeds & Notes skins modified
Modified Close Image to match styles
Clearer Power Icons
CPU Graphs Link to Top Processes; TopProcesses link to Task Manager

V3.09.27.2014
Added 3rd Graphic Style: Outlined
Added Controls for Text: All Styles & Effects
Added New graphics for Grids to Match Styles
Added Accurate Text to All skins
Corrected FontEffectColor (Works Now!)
Corrected Scaling for Bars (Scales Width for any Resolution)
Corrected Digital Clocks Styles to Match Themes
More Controls to help you Customize!

Critiques welcomed...