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Graphic Timelines

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A few simple examples of timeline timers that give a visual indication of the time remaining before the next action.
timeline1.gif
4 Horizontal example skins: Left-to-Right, Right-to-Left, Center-In, Center-Out
4 Vertical example skins: Up, Down, Center-In, Center-Out
The duration and size are easily set in the variables. 'IfCondition' statements can be expanded.

I have used them in RSS Reader skins, Gallery skins, Wallpaper changer skins, etc. You may find other uses for them.
Taking only 2 variables, 2 measures, and 2 meters; that can easily be integrated into skins.
Not rocket-science, I just saved you the time you would spend to code the formulas yourself!
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Thank you. Really handy tool :thumbup:
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Thanks AC!

I used these a few years ago in one of my skin suites, and decided I should "dust them off" and share... :D
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Yup i'm too using that great tool 8-)
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Thanks eclectic-tech! :thumbup: :D
I often use this kind of formulas, but I never thought about it as timeline... and I was trying to find a way to display it in my skins. O.O

As a side note, I tend to use directly the formula to calculate the line length in the meter W, instead of using the measure.
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fonpaolo wrote:Thanks eclectic-tech! :thumbup: :D
I often use this kind of formulas, but I never thought about it as timeline... and I was trying to find a way to display it in my skins. O.O

As a side note, I tend to use directly the formula to calculate the line length in the meter W, instead of using the measure.
Yes, the formula can be used directly in the W/H value.

Using a measure allows me to quickly use it in multiple meters (without having to code the entire formula), or in many skins by including the measure in an @include file.

The author can choose which ever method suits their need... there are always alternative methods, that's part of the fun of coding Rainmeter skins! :great:
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Thanks, nice idea
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eclectic-tech wrote:...
The author can choose which ever method suits their need... there are always alternative methods, that's part of the fun of coding Rainmeter skins! :great:
Undoubtedly, it's one of its best features.

The most hilarious thing is that I already used something similar to display the last six sessions in my Uptime skin...
...but I thought to use it, only thanks to you.