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How to create these vertical bars (link inside)

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Lyra Borealis
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How to create these vertical bars (link inside)

Post by Lyra Borealis »

I want bars like these orange ones on this desktop:

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http://vclouds.deviantart.com/#/d2wopom
If I had a configuration file, I'd know how to edit it further to fit my needs, but I don't have the knowledge to make it from scratch. Could anyone be able to help me with this?
Thanks in advance.
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Tatenokai
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Seems like the bars are just a background picture, or maybe directly incrusted in the wallpaper. It shouldn't be hard to do the same. For what part do you exactly need help ?
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hello123456
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Re: How to create these vertical bars (link inside)

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You mean those sidebars I guess.
Here is a simple code for a black, semi-transparant bar (doesn't cover the entire height of the screen, but you get it I guess)

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[BarNumberoUno]
Meter=Image
H=300
W=100
Solidcolor=0,0,0
Imagealpha=255
If you mean that Orange graph beneath the White graph, check the Line Meter here: http://rainmeter.net/cms/Meters-Line
Lyra Borealis
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Re: How to create these vertical bars (link inside)

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Tatenokai wrote:Seems like the bars are just a background picture, or maybe directly incrusted in the wallpaper. It shouldn't be hard to do the same. For what part do you exactly need help ?
It's not the wallpaper. On his DA page, the guy says it's a config file. And yes, I'm thinking of the orange bars. I just don't know how to make them. If I could have them in ANY size and color, I could edit them to my liking, but I don't know how to make them at all.
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Tatenokai
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Re: How to create these vertical bars (link inside)

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I made one bar for you (I make it fast based on the screenshot, it's not necessarily exactly the same)
Just display it as a normal Image Meter, and set up the ImageAlpha to per exemple 225 (or less) to have the transparency.
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Lyra Borealis
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Re: How to create these vertical bars (link inside)

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That's awfully kind of you and the image looks perfect, but I don't know what to do with that. I only know how to add config files. What do I do with a png image? I'm sorry for yet more trouble.
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Tatenokai
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Re: How to create these vertical bars (link inside)

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Go into your Skin floder, create a new folder and give it a name. Put the bar.png into this new folder. Create a new .txt file into this same folder with the name you want and paste the code below. Change the .txt extension to .ini. Refresh All. Open you skin. Enjoy.

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[Rainmeter]
Update=1000
DynamicWindowSize=1

[MeterBar]
Meter=Image
ImageName=#CURRENTPATH#bar.png
X=0
Y=0
ImageAlpha=240
I think I can't explain more precisely :D
And read this http://rainmeter.net/cms/Manual
It explains you how to build skins.
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Lyra Borealis
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Thank you very much, all of you. :)