Okay, so this is my first week with Rainmeter. I started with just some simple, no flashy, minimalist Performance Meters for the desktop. CPU/Mem/Disk/Network. These are things I wanted for myself to keep an eye on my system, and I wanted to see how Rainmeter works. So, I figured it would be more fun to just make what I wanted. I was using Sidebar, but never had exactly what I wanted.
There are several clickable locations on the meters. Clicking on any Histogram will start up the Performance Resource monitor. The idea is, you see a meter with high activity, click it to get quick access to the Resource monitor so you can investigate why it is happening.
- click CPU/TASK to start the Task Manager
click RAM/SYS to open the Control Panel -> System information page
click P/F to open the window where you can change your Page File
the CPU bar meters will automatically show only the number of CPUs you have
Pages/sec is when memory allocation went to disk, which slows the system
- click Ext/Int IP address to open the Network and Sharing Center
- click the Drive Letter to open a Windows Explorer to that drive
click Percent Used number to open the Disk Cleanup utility to that drive
the Center Yellow bar is also space used
I had a lot of fun with these Simple Meters. They work just fine for me. I may tweak them a bit from here, but they are pretty close to what I wanted.
Of course, I would REALLY like to have the autoscale histograms show the max for each display, but that will have to wait until that feature is added to Rainmeter. If it has not been added to the requested feature list, I would like to do that.
If anyone thinks this would be useful, please download and try it out.