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andrewec
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Rainmeter Taskbar

Post by andrewec »

I'm new at using Rainmeter and I don't know how to use it well and I was wondering if someone could help me.
I have the default setting for "Enigma Preview" and would simply replace my Windows XP deafult taskbar by a semi-transparent Enigma bar style and add a bar above the screen with only a few icons (without program names, etc).
As I know it is difficult to imagine ... I'll leave a screenshot of what i mean and if someone can help me, please, I'll thank it a lot.

I know that repeating all the time "I want" may seem childish, but is that I am not English and my English is quite limited... sorry u.u'

What I have: http://bit.ly/cd2LT4
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What I want: http://bit.ly/c5xneJ & http://bit.ly/cUhUUL
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PS: yeah, i read the "Instructions" PDF but... it doesn't explain many things... :(
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jsmorley
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Re: Rainmeter Taskbar

Post by jsmorley »

First off, let's be clear. Rainmeter is not a "shell replacement" and cannot replicate the functionality of the Windows Taskbar or System Tray (Notification Area). You can auto-hide the taskbar. You can even remove the taskbar using 3rd party utilities, but if you do you will just have to live without important functionality, like pretty much all of it. You will not have icons for minimized applications available except via keyboard, none of your applications context menus will be available via the notification area, etc. Rainmeter is not capable of, nor is it intended to, replicate this functionality.

Learning how to edit / create skins in Rainmeter:

http://rainmeter.net/cms/Rainmeter101

http://rainmeter.net/cms/Manual

http://rainmeter.net/cms/Tips
andrewec
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Re: Rainmeter Taskbar

Post by andrewec »

first of all, thanks for answering.

ok, i though that taskbar was done with Rainmeter as i got mine from Tuneup Utilities (i run Win XP)

Then, in what of this pages can i learn how to set/create the bar of the second image?
you would probably say me to look in that pages but I don't know even what it is... is this bar somekind of skin? where should i search?
poiru
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Re: Rainmeter Taskbar

Post by poiru »

andrewec wrote:ok, i though that taskbar was done with Rainmeter as i got mine from Tuneup Utilities (i run Win XP)

Then, in what of this pages can i learn how to set/create the bar of the second image?
you would probably say me to look in that pages but I don't know even what it is... is this bar somekind of skin? where should i search?
No, it's the Windows 7 taskbar.. :)

And something like http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&global=1&q=rainmeter+dock#/d28fx3m should get you started.
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karmat
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Re: Rainmeter Taskbar

Post by karmat »

Go to deviantART's Rainmeter Gallery http://browse.deviantart.com/customization/skins/sysmonitor/rainmeter/ and just search through the skins till you find the one (or two or three!) that you like.

There's a rainmeter group http://rainmeter.deviantart.com/ there as well where you can get alot of ideas from looking at other people's screenshots and their descriptions.