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MiniBar preview by Dariosuper MiniBar preview by Dariosuper
hi everyone, this is a little preview on something i'm working on... it's similar to my omnibar, but slimmer. it suits well with any size of desktop!!! the biggest difference is that this swkin uses the rainmeter @include function, so every part of the skin is re/movable. right now it has:
user (uptime, shutdown log off etc.) control;
up to 4 hdd display;
player control;
system (cpu and ram);
Network;
weather;
Time and Date.
also a central dock.

next i'm thinking about putting:
battery,
swap,
utorrent control,
maybe rss and notes

need feedback and suggestions on other thigs to add/fix before i release it!
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Simulint Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aloha. Nice job! I'm working on a winamp skin for rainmeter and was inspired by your player control design - very minimal. I'm going to include a progress circle around my taskbar player play/pause button now. Keep up the good work!
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Dariosuper Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
thanks, you too, i wanna see your skin

oh wait, that came out wrong XD
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Simulint Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! <a href="[link]>link
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Dariosuper Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
wow, that's great work!!! holy cow
tho i can't actually try cos i need to know if i can safely upgrade to the beta (you see, i use te @include feature a lot, and apparently they changed its behaviour, ad i'm not sure if my older skins will work...)
i'll try your skin as soon as i can!
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Simulint Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I upgrade every time a new build comes out pretty much because deviants keep creating skins with the most recent version of Rainmeter, so I have no choice but to update, and so far so good, no problems with @include behavior for me anyway.
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Dariosuper Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
well thanks! i know that feel
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AvernusTriad Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
New idea: could you put onto the skin a direct link to the variables file? Just for example: [link]
It's very useful.
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Dariosuper Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
yeah, i myself should know, coding it i have to go back and forth to check variables and the different skins, so it would be useful to me too. was thinking about a small popup button, bit dont know where to put it, any ideas? thanks for your support as always!
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AvernusTriad Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
If you're gonna make 2 versions of MiniBar too, then I would use over/below the 'Win' button as hover effect - just as the player. Clicking it would be the same as now.
How's that?
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Dariosuper Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
YES! thank you!!!! i'm trying to avoid the "open something on hover" because i had problems with some skins in the past, with accidental hovering/ckicks. anyway if, when i release it, you still prefer it hover, tell me and i'll mod it to fit your needs!
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AvernusTriad Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You can count on me :D
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Nova-7-Sev-dd Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
It's always nice to see the 3, 4 or 5 day forecast (for me personally) it's one of the reasons I don't use a lot of the skins I find. Perhaps a drop down off of the current days weather? Just thought I'd offer an idea. Great work though mate.
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Dariosuper Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
ok i added a 3day forecast popup, tell me what you think of it!
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Nova-7-Sev-dd Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Gotta give me a link to it :) (mostly cause I'm lazy lol)
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Dariosuper Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
[link]
once installed, rightclick it, edit, then remove the ; from the line where it says weather2.inc, then save, and refresh the skin. also, dont forget to set your weather code in resources\variables.inc!
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Nova-7-Sev-dd Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Pretty sweet so far. For me it's a tad small (I know, "mini"bar lol) but awesome work none the less mate.
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Dariosuper Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
thanks buddy, glad you fancy! yeah, i wanted to keep it compact
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Dariosuper Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
yes thank you, this is the kind of suggestion i need. i'll get to it right away!
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
mm... I like the player, nice work Dario! Congratz!


:groups: Find any skins, themes, wallpapers at #Architecture-of-skin
God bless...
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Dariosuper Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
thanks pal, really appreciate it! the player also has a popup that shows the cover!
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Cool! :thumbsup: Can't wait to try it! :happybounce:
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AvernusTriad Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
WOW! The icons are larger :D I like it ;)
You're giving me a hard time: witch one of your skins should I use? XD
Can't wait!
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Dariosuper Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
ahah thanks, and don't think i forgot about the speedfan for the omnibar. it's just that i wanted to experiment with the @include before using it to re-do the omnibar, then this came to be, so... have a little patiencve and yoy'll be satisfied ;)
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AvernusTriad Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I have patience ;) Good work takes time :)
Only one question: are you gonna pack other icons into the skin?
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Dariosuper Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
yup, the icons i am using are not mine, but i cant remember source. anyway i'll pack the whole ...well, pack with the psd to make your own.
anyway i hope i can credit the original creator, cos he deserves it!
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AvernusTriad Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't find the one you use (kind of annoying...I'm pretty sure I've seen them before...)

But found some similar: [link]
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AvernusTriad Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'll try to find him/her, cuz I don't know either. :)
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