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Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by ben.basinski on 21.08.2012 03:37:37

Here's the VDMConfig...
I just copied all the [Skins], then added VDesktop=4
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[WP7\Panels\User]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\Mail]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\Internet]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\Weather]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\Slideshow]
VDesktop=4
[WP7]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\Zune]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\Office]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\FruitClock]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\Marketplace]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\Donate]
VDesktop=4
[Illustro]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\Computer]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\XboxLive]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\Date]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\TextItems\Extra\GroupTitles\Custom5]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\Mod\Explorer]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\TextItems\Extra\User]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\ControlPanel]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\TextItems\Extra\PowerButtons]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Background]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\System]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\MediaCenter]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\Calculator]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\Search]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\Steam]
VDesktop=4
[WP7\Panels\MediaControl]
VDesktop=4


And heres the Rainmeter.ini
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[Rainmeter]
DisableVersionCheck=0
TrayExecuteM=!execute [!ToggleConfig "WP7\Gallery" "gallery.ini"]
SkinPath=C:\Users\Basinski\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\


[WP7\Panels\User]
Active=0
WindowX=302
WindowY=432
AlphaValue=255
FadeDuration=250
ClickThrough=0
Draggable=1
HideOnMouseOver=0
SavePosition=1
SnapEdges=1
KeepOnScreen=1
AutoSelectScreen=0
AlwaysOnTop=0

[AllTheOthers...]
...

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by Patrick on 13.08.2012 18:26:11

Please send me your VDMConfig.ini file. Also, make sure you have the latest Raindexer version from here.

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by ben.basinski on 13.08.2012 18:08:46

I am using the latest version of Dexpot (1.6) as well as the latest version of Rainmeter (2.3.3)...

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by ben.basinski on 13.08.2012 18:04:17

Both :?

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by Patrick on 12.08.2012 01:08:12

:dex:

Rainmeter does not have to be started before Dexpot, at least not in theory. Does the problem only occur at system boot or also when you manually start Dexpot first and Rainmeter second?

Regarding the long Rainmeter start-up time, you'll have to aks on the Rainmeter forums...

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by ben.basinski on 10.08.2012 20:36:30

Hello, I am was using dexpot (and loving it) when I stumbled over rainmeter. I found this plugin and it worked, except rainmeter has to start BEFORE dexpot in order for my skins to appear on their correct desktop. So when I started up, it didnt work. I found a program to delay dexpot to start 40 seconds late, and this works because rainmeter appears about 5 seconds before dexpot. HOWEVER, this almost doubles my boot time. Why does rainmeter take so long to start (35ish seconds after reaching the desktop)? Somethings wrong because it shouldn't take that long. Is there a program to change the order of startup programs without having to set a delay? Or even better, WHY DOES RAINMETER HAVE TO START BEFORE DEXPOT? Thanks

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by n1nj4Lo on 27.10.2011 20:50:23

Is this code correct?
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[WP7\Gallery\Color]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Gallery]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Background]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\User]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\Mail]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\Internet]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\Weather]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\TextItems\Day]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\Slideshow]
VDesktop=1

[WP7]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\Zune]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\Office]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\FruitClock]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\Marketplace]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\Donate]
VDesktop=1

[Illustro]
VDesktop=1

[Visions+\VDM Controller]
VDesktop=2

[WP7\Panels\Computer]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\Live]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\Date]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\TextItems\Extra\GroupTitles\Custom5]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\Mod\Explorer]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\TextItems\Extra\User]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\ControlPanel]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\TextItems\Extra\PowerButtons]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Gallery\Shortcuts]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\Shortcuts]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\TextItems\Facebook]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\InternetShortcuts\facebook]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\Windows]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\Panels\Search]
VDesktop=1

[WP7\TextItems\SystemInfo]
VDesktop=1

[Gnometer\Bars]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Bars\2nd Bar]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Battery]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Clock]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Disk]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Facebook]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Feeds]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Feeds\Feed 1]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Feeds\Feed 2]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Feeds\Feed 3]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Feeds\Feed 4]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Gmail]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Launcher\Applications]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Launcher\Folders]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Media Player]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Network]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Notes]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Recycle Bin]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\System]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\System\Multi-core]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Twitter]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\uTorrent]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Weather]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\SETTINGS]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\Wireless]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\WOTD]
VDesktop=2

[Adona\Slideshow]
VDesktop=2

[Volume Slider]
VDesktop=2

[8\Widgets\System Quicklaunch\My Computer]
VDesktop=2

[8\Widgets\System Quicklaunch\My Music]
VDesktop=2

[8\Widgets\System Quicklaunch\My Pictures]
VDesktop=2

[8\Widgets\System Quicklaunch\My Videos]
VDesktop=2

[ArcVolume]
VDesktop=2

[Cobolt\Volume]
VDesktop=2

[Rainmeter Shortcuts\YouTube shortcut]
VDesktop=2

[Start-Menu Launch]
VDesktop=2

[Visions+\VDM Controller]
VDesktop=2

[Aluminis\Applications]
VDesktop=2

[Carbon\Quick]
VDesktop=2

[Datz_suite\Launcher 1]
VDesktop=2

[Folder Launcher\apps]
VDesktop=2

[natural\Apps\no animation]
VDesktop=2


It's acting really weird, after using my latest RDMConfig.ini, it worked correctly kinda... All except Omnimo or WP7 was all out of order and everywhere... Desktop 2 was correctly in order which is just a customized mockup of a few themes and widgets/plugins...

Sometimes it'll show up and other times I have to restart both rainmeter and dexpot. Not to mention, half the time when I do this or load a theme only that theme will show up... It only happened a few times that both would show up.

Here lately my mouse and rainmeter only has been being stupid and everytime I right click on a rainmeter object to get the menu to popup it'll show up then disappear real quickly and it only happens with rainmeter everything else I right click on displays the menu and it stays there... Rainmeter even does it in the taskbar.

Suddenly it's only displaying one object in the desktop 2 even though everything is there in VDMConfig.ini and I can't bring them cause of the stupid right click rainmeter refusing to stay put and show up... No matter how many times I restart rainmeter or my computer this problem keeps reoccurring!

I'm using Dexpot 1.4 beta and Rainmeter 2.1 r912 beta (That version of rainmeter cause it's the last version that supports rainrez)

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by Patrick on 27.10.2011 17:53:32

:dex:

Juwe wrote:[WP7]
VDesktop=3

... for the whole skin. Doesn't work


:arrow: Latest version of Raindexer plugin here

Save the attached new version of the Raindexer plugin to your Dexpot plugin folder. Create a Config Group called WP7 and use this in VDMConfig.ini:

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[WP7]
VDesktop=3
HideMethod=Group

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by n1nj4Lo on 27.10.2011 07:27:14

Juwe wrote:hey,
I installed and integrated Raindexer. I also edited VDMConfig.ini and restarted Dexpot/Rainmeter. But I can't define the whole skin. If i use the path for every object it works but this isn't acceptable.

[WP7\TextItems\SystemInfo]
VDesktop=3

... works great. But

[WP7]
VDesktop=3

... for the whole skin. Doesn't work :(


Can you help me please.
I'm prolly just as lost as you have you had any success of coding it together and getting 2 or more themes/desktops to show up?

I think what you could do prolly is just load all the bits and pieces of Omnimo/WP7 you want wherever and forget loading the theme... Because once all the pieces are where you want theres your theme right there! Plus all the widgets, panels and plugins are subfolders inside the WP7 folder.

http://rainmeter.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10143&p=59355#p59355

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by Juwe on 27.10.2011 02:16:43

hey,
I installed and integrated Raindexer. I also edited VDMConfig.ini and restarted Dexpot/Rainmeter. But I can't define the whole skin. If i use the path for every object it works but this isn't acceptable.

[WP7\TextItems\SystemInfo]
VDesktop=3

... works great. But

[WP7]
VDesktop=3

... for the whole skin. Doesn't work :(


Can you help me please.

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by n1nj4Lo on 26.10.2011 09:25:08

Patrick wrote:The Raindexer is back. :dex:

Raindexer.exe

Reads #SETTINGSPATH#VDMConfig.ini. Example configuration:

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[Gnometer\Bars]
VDesktop=*

[Gnometer\Dexpot]
VDesktop=1,2,3,4

[Gnometer\Clock]
VDesktop=1

[Gnometer\Recycle Bin]
VDesktop=2

[Gnometer\System]
VDesktop=3,4
VD3Position=800,0
VD4Position=1000,0

I'm confused about how to set RainDexer up... Could you or someone else explain a lil more? I've got the plugin installed and have the default RainDexer bar... What next?

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by sgtevmckay on 29.03.2011 06:30:26

It could very well be the handling of Dexpot by the skin....Patrick and I have been working on Beta 1.4 today, and I should have a release soon....Much better/smoother handling ;)

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by selden on 29.03.2011 05:21:40

Sarge,

I like the way it looks when the transition settings are all set to 1000 (1 second).

However, while I've been playing with it this evening, I discovered that after working fine for a while, Dexpot would get into a state where it would do part of a transition, then freeze, and then jump to the final desktop. I'm not sure what's causing this. It's "obviously" a bug in Dexpot -- nothing else was running on my computer at the time except for a couple of desktop gadgets: clock and a cpu monitor. (I'm not running Rainmeter right now.) I'll see what I can do to record that and report it.

*sigh*

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by sgtevmckay on 28.03.2011 20:21:28

selden wrote:4. Another thing to consider would be to slow down the DexCube rotation speed, so it's clear that a screen change is happening. As it is, the jumpy changes from one desktop to another seem more of a defect than anything desirable.


Thoughts on a good timing ratio for this?
Keep in mind that the maximum recording Frame rate for Camtasia is 30fps

I must agree, and I fully willing to re-shoot and do a completely different release as needed

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by sgtevmckay on 28.03.2011 20:13:58

The video was slam baked together in about 2 hours to be sure.
Definitely not designed as a training video or a proper introduction video....it is no more than a teaser ;)

The full explanation video is to come when we go live and I may take a whole day or two to put that together to be sure (nod)

As for the audio Voice in. "Thank you very much, can I be in charge for a while!?!!" :p
Besides; It's teh Sarge :ok:

The response so far has been very good, lets see what happens throughout the week ;)

Patients friend....the best is coming

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by selden on 28.03.2011 20:00:22

The video is off to a good start, but... you knew there must be a but in here somewhere, right? ;)

1. I noticed several typos in the text intro. e.g. the capitalization seemed random, and the plural of lady was mispelled. (it should be ladies).

2. I thought the expletives in the brief voiceover were unnecessary.

3. I think the demo could be significantly improved by providing a voiceover describing what's happening. The video doesn't make sense to anyone who isn't already very familiar with both Rainmeter and Dexpot.

4. Another thing to consider would be to slow down the DexCube rotation speed, so it's clear that a screen change is happening. As it is, the jumpy changes from one desktop to another seem more of a defect than anything desirable.

But, as I wrote, a good start!

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by sgtevmckay on 28.03.2011 01:39:26

You tube video up
with 720p option

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by sgtevmckay on 27.03.2011 19:00:23

First my apologies....
I configured the rmskin wrong and this created for a bad experience for one user.
This is now corrected.

There are now two choices of download:
1.) Test Skin only:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/fs0sq1tmw1szmkm/Visions+%20Dexpot%20Beta%203.rmskin

2.) For those that would want to immediately integrate this skin into Visions+ Config folder:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/fs0sq1tmw1szmkm/Visions+%20Dexpot%20Beta%203.rmskin
Us this one....please back up Visions+ first, just in case, but should not be absolutely necessary

Other than a fix proposed by Patrick
all other notes apply from earlier post: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2512#p28811

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by sgtevmckay on 27.03.2011 00:53:23

Here we go folks.

Beta 1.3
Image

Download:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/0sd8w7d5ks8sav2/Dexpot%20bet%201.3.rmskin

Notes:
You may need to put the path to Dexpot in the variables, depending on your OS. you will see where
There are some known issues, I will list these below.
I have packaged this as part of Visions+, so look for Visions+ in the Config menu.
The reason for this is this is my WIP folder, and after the catastrophic fail of last week, I am tired of modifying file for release.
If you use my latest Visions+ Weather skin look in that folder.
The Visions+ Bar can be widely ignored as it is incomplete, it is here as nothing more than a remote Control for the skins background and writes to a @Include file.
I believe that everything that was asked for is in the skin.
I am not even going into a full list of what all this skin can do, as of right now, it is nightmarishly long and I am tired. Experiment and see for yourself please

Now for the hard part:
I need to reduce the overall skin if possible.
I have done what is currently in my knowledge, but this is limited in the extreme, so any advice or corrections would be greatly appreciated.

Known Issues:
There are two known issues at this time. one Dexpot and one Rainmeter

Dexpot Issue:
Using the portion of the DLL to retrieve the VD Screen name is problematic.
Dexpot must start first, and by doing so the dll can not retrieve the screen names without the skin having a refresh.
SO there is a conflict

Rainmeter Issue:
The skin expands to the right only.
I need a solution so that the skin expands left to right evenly.
Otherwise the end user will have to continually adjust the skin on the screen as VD's are added and taken away.
So help on thsi issue would be greatly appreciated

Again this is a Beta until I can get the skin size under control.
I am either going to be condemned for creating some serious hideous code or congratulated for almost pure ingenuity.

Once we get this thing under control....we can go live, and since Rainmeter has been a bit stagnant for a couple of months now....I believe this to be a time of excellent opportunity!

Re: Rainmeter and Circle Dock Proposal

Post by sgtevmckay on 20.03.2011 22:56:19

Will do.
I will just put in an note in the instructions to copy and paste the full path to their Copy of Dexpot.exe :D

As for the possibility of disappearing desktops, I just found out about an hour ago ;)

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