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Alphabar 1.0 by redblackproduction Alphabar 1.0 by redblackproduction
Alphabar 1.0 by Red Black Production

for Rainmeter 1.0

Red Black Production | Carpe Jugulum | RedBlackProduction at Gmail dot com

Alphabar

AlphaBar does (almost) everything! Designed primarily to fit opposite the Windows Task/Superbar, AlphaBar allows you to monitor your System Resources, Hard Drives, Time & Date, Network Traffic, Gmail account, Twitter Account, Weather, RSS Feeds from a convenient, minimal and sleek interface!

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Alphabar is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License - You're free to modify/port it as long as you credit me, you don't make money from it, and you share it on the same terms!

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Icons: Ecqlipse2 | Created by the talented Chrfb
Extra Plugins: Process Monitor Created by Martin Nedopil

Details

AlphaBar is controlled from a central Task Bar that monitors:

CPU and RAM Load
Hard Drive Free Space and Activity Histogram for 2 Drives
Recycle Bin Status
Time & Date
Battery/Power Status
Network Traffic and Activity Histogram
Gmail Mail Count
Current Weather


More?

Many more functions and attractive graphic-based Visual Themes to come soon in an update!! Keep an eye on Carpe Jugulum for news and watch DeviantArt for the latest, greatest release!!

Also to come will be detailed instructions on how to use Alphabar 1.0. The Suite will be simple for any previous Rainmeter user to set up but may not be intuitive to Rainmeter virgins :[

If you need help with Alphabar, make your way to Carpe Jugulum
For broader Rainmeter questions head to the great community over at the Rainmeter Forums!

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redblackproduction Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Weird!

Did you edit the INI for each different Visual Theme that you wanted to use? Unfortunately one has to do each seperate Theme, which takes a bit longer to set up :[ I am looking into building something that would automate this process. Something like the Enigma Installer by JSMorley would be really nice, I just need some time to do some homework!

Hope this is the issue!?
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LexAevum Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Can't seem to get it into rainthemes.
I dropped the skin stuff in skins in mydocs and themes and plugins in their respective folders in my main rainmeter directory.
Even uninstalled, got the newest DL of rainmeter and default installed it... still no joy.

Helps?
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redblackproduction Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hmmm, odd. What OS are you on?
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LexAevum Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
XP with all the updates.
I just tried another reboot etc and still nothing.
I can load the skin elements through ye-olde enigma right-click menu, but I end up with everything crushed in the upper left hand corner of the screen. So... progress.
Rainthemes still nothing though.
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redblackproduction Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If anyone else who downloaded the first upload also has this problem, either re-download nad replace the files or edit the Alphabar Theme files in a text editor.

Simply remove the line: SkinPath=C:\My Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\ or change it to match your directory structure :]
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LexAevum Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
More feedback (I hope you like these things)
System - Black.ini
[ProcessesText]
You left a C:\Windows instead of a %windir% which totally will come up like one time because some freak out there will have windows installed somewhere odd.
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redblackproduction Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ah, cool. Yeah, I do like these things, I want it to work well for everyone :] Tell me anything you find!!

The freak out there is me too! I have Windows on an E: drive and various other folders in weird places! I have to go through and attempt to 'normalise' things before I share them :]
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LexAevum Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Another handful of %windir% missing in the AlphaBar - Black.ini
I found the E:\Windows on the task manager which might be why that wasn't working for me.

Looks like a find/replace on C:\Windows X:\Windows and E:\Windows across all of the .ini files may be in order.

Still can't get the gmail or twitter feeds to work. *Bangs head*
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redblackproduction Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No Gmail or Twitter? Weird . . . works okay on these PCs. Those skins are fairly similar, especialy in the way that the usernames/passwords are linked. Maybe it's something to do with that? You're not putting any characters around your username or passwords?

The RSS skin is also similar, is that feed working for you?
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LexAevum Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Nother one:
Calendar - Black.ini
[Variables]
Has an X:\Windows instead of a %windir%
That one will come up alot. lol
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