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Different Skins for different virtual desktops?

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JpsCrazy
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Re: Different Skins for different virtual desktops?

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Correct! That was my original plan.
Any advice for that?
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Re: Different Skins for different virtual desktops?

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Maybe something like...

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[Variables]
Opaque=[!RainmeterSetTransparency 255][!RainmeterSetVariable MLA #HideSwitch#]
Trans=[!RainmeterSetTransparency 1][!RainmeterSetVariable MLA #ShowSwitch#]
HideSwitch=[!RainmeterSetVariable MOA #Hide#]
ShowSwitch=[!RainmeterSetVariable MOA #Show#]
Show=#Opaque#
Hide=#Trans#
MOA=#Hide#
MLA=#Show#

[Rainmeter]
MouseOverAction=#MOA#
MouseLeaveAction=#MLA#
I may have gotten a little lost there... give it a shot though.
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Re: Different Skins for different virtual desktops?

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There were a few errors in variables in the code, so I fixed them. (I think?)
;--Added !Execute for mutiple bangs--Deleted brackets for individual bangs--Deleted MOA and MLA inbetween bangs and variables--
[Variables]
Opaque=!Execute [!RainmeterSetTransparency 255][!RainmeterSetVariable #HideSwitch#]
Trans=!Execute [!RainmeterSetTransparency 1][!RainmeterSetVariable #ShowSwitch#]
HideSwitch=!RainmeterSetVariable #Hide#
ShowSwitch=!RainmeterSetVariable #Show#
Show=#Opaque#
Hide=#Trans#
MOA=#Hide#
MLA=#Show#
I think the problem is the MouseOverAction is hide, and MouseLeaveAction is show. So as soon as I move my mouse away from it comes back. MouseOverAction and/or MouseLeaveAction need to be BOTH Show and Hide. (Essentially I need only MouseOverAction or MouseLeaveAction. Both would be more complete, but it should work fine with just one.)
I was thinking like 'MouseOverAction=If Transparency=1 then !RainmeterSetTransparency 255' and vice versa but I couldn't figure out how to make it real code.
I tried to think of substitutes that would work for the transparency, but the substitutes only works for measures. And I couldn't even begin to figure out a way that it would actually work.
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Re: Different Skins for different virtual desktops?

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Works fine dragonmage, if you fix the problem that you need to use !Execute when doing two things with one aciton.

Here is a test skin that works fine.

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[Rainmeter]
MouseOverAction=#MOA#
MouseLeaveAction=#MLA#

[Variables]
Opaque=!Execute [!RainmeterSetTransparency 255][!RainmeterSetVariable MLA #HideSwitch#]
Trans=!Execute [!RainmeterSetTransparency 1][!RainmeterSetVariable MLA #ShowSwitch#]
HideSwitch=!Execute [!RainmeterSetVariable MOA #Hide#]
ShowSwitch=!Execute [!RainmeterSetVariable MOA #Show#]
Show=#Opaque#
Hide=#Trans#
MOA=#Hide#
MLA=#Show#

[MeterImage]
Meter=Image
SolidColor=0,0,0,255
W=200
H=50

[MeterOne]
Meter=String
FontSize=15
FontColor=255,255,255,255
AntiAlias=1
Text=This is a test
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Re: Different Skins for different virtual desktops?

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I always put the !Execute in the actual meter, that way if I choose to add more bangs later with variables, I don't have to worry which Variable has the !Execute in it. That also allows you to rearrange the order of the bangs in case that becomes an issue. I never put !Execute in a Variable.
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Re: Different Skins for different virtual desktops?

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JSMorley, I copied your code exactly, pasted it in a .ini file.
I mouse over - it disappears.
I move my mouse back - it reappears.
I exited out of Rainmeter completely. Tried again with your test, and it did the same thing.

I need it to disappear on mouse over - stay hidden - then reappear after another mouseover. And repeat.

Is it me or the code? O.O
(In case it matters, I'm using the Rainmeter 1.2 Beta on Windows XP)
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Re: Different Skins for different virtual desktops?

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dragonmage wrote:I always put the !Execute in the actual meter, that way if I choose to add more bangs later with variables, I don't have to worry which Variable has the !Execute in it. That also allows you to rearrange the order of the bangs in case that becomes an issue. I never put !Execute in a Variable.
Ah, Ok. That's fine. Just that your sample might have been misleading since it didn't show that.

Anyway, it works, but I guess not for what the OP really wants.
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Re: Different Skins for different virtual desktops?

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I don't know how to script it myself but I could probably figure it out when I have time (which is almost never) I will probably want to use something like this myself. It sounds like the process he is looking for is as follows

First there's a variable that can either be hide or show (Hide to start)

Then a mouseover action that activates the hide function followed by a mouse leave action the flips the variable to show
On the next mouse over the show function is activated followed by a mouse leave action the flips the variable back to hide
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Re: Different Skins for different virtual desktops?

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It took me a minute to get it, but that sounds like a really good idea.
I'll see if I can manage it myself.

The obvious question is how to get it to flip from hide to show.
I'm thinking messing around with !RainmeterSetVariable to make it work.
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Re: Different Skins for different virtual desktops?

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The method I was trying should work. I was just assuming you would start visible. I don't have time to modify it now, but if you haven't figured it out by the time I get home from work I'll set it up and test.