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TaskBarTender 1.2 by rev3rsor TaskBarTender 1.2 by rev3rsor
What's new in v1.2: GPU, disk space, network, and updated CPU skins! This might be the last major release in a while, since it covers all the info you get in Task Manager.

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A simple set of indicators that sits on your taskbar! Files are set up to be conveniently modified using variables, or copy-paste templates to expand the skins. My recommended settings for the normal Windows taskbar (40 pixels high) is the y-coordinate 31 less than your monitor's vertical resolution. For example, at 1049 on a 1920x1080 screen, or 1409 for a 2560x1440 screen.

From left to right in the preview: CPU cores, RAM, GPU, disk space, network (2 versions: bar, and graph)

Please enjoy, and and feel free to modify and make your own skins! I'd love to hear any questions, comments or feedback if I can improve on it :) I generally only do a little bit of tinkering and this is my first original skin.

UPDATE 18/6/17: I'm putting this under CC BY-NC-SA, so you can use this skin with credit, not for profit and under these same conditions.

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Inspired by:
Round CPU by svenkaboot: svenkaboot.deviantart.com/art/…
Network UpDown by balls001: rainmeterhub.com/skins/network…

For CPU temperatures, check the instructions for your preferred monitor program. SpeedFan and CoreTemp versions are still included if you use them, but I'm moving to HWiNFO because it includes CPU core temps, GPU usage and GPU temps (among other things). Please note that Ryzen doesn't support individual core temperatures, so as pictured in the screenshot, I've simply made each core show the package temperature. Intel still supports individual core temperatures, and you can change the HWiNFO values in the skin files.

You can find the HWiNFO plugin and information required for setup here: forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.…

The screenshot features jordangrimmer's Switch City, my current wallpaper! jordangrimmer.deviantart.com/a…

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Versions:

v1.2 26/2/18
-added variants of CPU skins for SpeedFan, CoreTemp and HWiNFO
-added GPU skin using HWiNFO
-added disk space skin
-added network skins - bar and graph

v1.1 19/6/17
-added "CPU [MT]" for CPUs with multi-threaded cores. Each core displays one thread clockwise, one thread counter-clockwise.
-added copy-paste-replace template for easier expansion of no. of CPUs/RAM bars (check the code, scroll down)

v1.0 14/5/17
-initial release
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:iconjbeaudee:
jbeaudee Featured By Owner Edited Jun 6, 2018
Awesome Skin! Quick question. I have the latest HWiNFO installed but the GPU skin still shows 0. I also installed this: forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.… and It's not displaying on that neither.

edit: After opening the sensor window in HWiNFO, It's now working with forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.…, but it's still displaying 0 on your skin.
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:iconrev3rsor:
rev3rsor Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Thank you :) The HWiNFO setup doesn't seem particularly straightforward from a second look, so I'll try to explain where you might need to go. This link should help: www.hwinfo.com/forum/Thread-Ra…

Basically, search your computer for "HWiNFOSharedMemoryViewer.exe", look for your GPU -> an entry for temperature, and match up the entries for "HWiNFOSensorId", "HWiNFOSensorInstance, "HWiNFOEntryId" and "HWiNFOType" as they appear. You'll need to open up the skin's GPU.ini file and change those fields. If you've already tried these steps - my apologies, not too sure where you can go from there.
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ShadeKTC Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  New Deviant
How were you able to show the amount of cores as mine only shows 4 when I have a 6 core CPU? and up the amount of bars of ram from 4 to 8 because mine is locked at 6?  Are you planning on adding snapping to the centre of the taskbar in the future?
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rev3rsor Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, sorry for the late reply.

CPU - Open the .ini file you're after in the Rainmeter folder e.g. "CPU [MT] [HWiNFO].ini" and scroll to the bottom. The commented out section is a template (each section starts with a semicolon), so copy-paste that and change all the XX to 5 for the 5th core, 6 for the 6th (i.e. "make 2 extra cores and link them to core 5 and 6"). Then you'll need to check how to reference their temperatures in the appropriate program too.

RAM - same, scroll down and copy paste extra bars. Also edit the variable "NoOfIncrements=" at the top, from 4 to 8 (or any other number).

If you want to centre it to the taskbar, just change the position of it in Rainmeter - the exact position will depend on which skins you're using.
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TommyToughGuy Featured By Owner Edited Apr 7, 2018
This is a great design. The only thing I can't get to work is Ram measuring. I've got 4 bars, and it doesn't seem to change no matter what I do to the code. Only one bar is reading anything and the most I've gotten to change is that only bar 4 is reading anything. 

Thoughts? Thanks for the creative skin!

Edit: Nvm I may just be misunderstanding how Ram is used by the system. Looks like the greater load I put on the machine, ram bar one fills up and ram bar two begins filling up. Makes sense I think. I assumed all 4 sticks were used simultaneously.
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:iconrev3rsor:
rev3rsor Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, thank you so much! I'm glad you like using the skin :) You're right, that was the intended design of the RAM bars, as a useful way to tell the ballpark - e.g. 1/4 used, 1/2 used, 3/4 used...
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:icontommytoughguy:
TommyToughGuy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018
This is a great design. The only thing I can't get to work is Ram measuring. I've got 4 bars, and it doesn't seem to change no matter what I do to the code. Only one bar is reading anything and the most I've gotten to change is that only bar 4 is reading anything. 

Thoughts? Thanks for the creative skin!
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yly2937062 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018
the download link is not exist……
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:iconrev3rsor:
rev3rsor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Try clicking the download button on the sidebar, on the right? It should have a green arrow next to it, it's working for me.
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obspace Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017
Hi how do i get this skin... does it have a place where i can download it
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:iconrev3rsor:
rev3rsor Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, there's a download button on the right, under the favourite button. It should download the .rmskin file :)
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postgrunge Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017
is there a way to make it a little bigger?
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:iconrev3rsor:
rev3rsor Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Yep, you can change the variables near the start of each .ini file. You could perhaps try doubling each value, or experiment to see what works best. Hopefully the names are somewhat self-explanatory!

CPU: keep "Radius" and "Gap" the same as each other
RAM: to keep it similar to CPU, "Height" is twice "Radius" of CPU, and "Width" is the same as "Thickness" of CPU

I'll consider including a larger version for double-height taskbars in a future release, though I can't accommodate for all scenarios :)
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nezimawasi Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017
I also want a meter of disk access amount
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:iconrev3rsor:
rev3rsor Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I can possibly work on it for a future update, thanks for the suggestion!
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fierygoose8 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017
Hey.
I love what you made and having this on my taskbar is quite handy and doesn't take up much space. It is a nice design that goes well with the rest of my rainmeter setup.

I know this next question is a little off topic from your creation, but in the version 1.0 screenshot on this page, you were using a modified version of the Emiko launcher. The one you had was horizontal instead of the default grid. This describes what I am talking about. imgur.com/a/LxLLS
I was messing around with the skin code and wasn't able to make it look like you had it. I would appreciate it if you could let me know what you changed.
If you don't remember what you did, or just don't have the time to explain it, I fully understand. Only reply if it is convenient.

Btw, you make some cool music!
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:iconrev3rsor:
rev3rsor Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, thanks for the comment! I'm glad you liked my skin, and that was roughly its intended purpose so that's cool :)

It's no problem to answer your question! In the original Emiko, the style "StyleCircleNewLine"'s function is to set X=0 and Y= (previous Y + distance between circles). Rainmeter's documentation (docs.rainmeter.net/manual-beta… at "X, Y") explains the use of the "r", which is relative positioning from the previous meter. In my modified version, I've removed those lines so that each circle is simply drawn to the right of the previous (also using the "r" function).

I'm glad you liked my music, too! Hopefully this helped explain it :D I'm always happy to answer anything you (or others) might want to know.
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newtonianflow Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is exactly what I have been looking for. Thank you!
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:iconrev3rsor:
rev3rsor Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, I hope you enjoy using it :)
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kalebkilfillen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
Have you thought about adding support for changing the number of cpus some has or their gpu?
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rev3rsor Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! The number of CPUs is scalable, to the extent that you can copy-paste the CPU section and change the numbers (e.g. CPU1 to CPU2). Admittedly instructions aren't included but I thought it would be possible to figure out from the code; it would be helpful to include a template in a future release.

As for GPUs, Rainmeter doesn't have a way to measure the GPU usage. In SpeedFan, my particular temperature monitoring program, GPU temps can be found by changing the "SpeedFanNumber" setting, so at the time I didn't want to include a dedicated GPU option that would be pretty similar. (Also, I didn't know how to fit it aesthetically ;p) But improving my skin is definitely a thought, so thank you for the suggestions!
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userforusing Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
Should be perfect for my laptop. Cheers.
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rev3rsor Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I hope you enjoy it!
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JohnFiddle Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
very nice - thank you!
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:iconrev3rsor:
rev3rsor Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, please enjoy!
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ebeltran98 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
Look nice, but I can't download...:( (Sad) :( (Sad) 
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:iconrev3rsor:
rev3rsor Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The download's working for me (left-click, downloads the .rmskin file normally), so I'm not sure. Maybe try again?
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ebeltran98 Featured By Owner May 19, 2017
now it works, great!!
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rev3rsor Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's good to hear, enjoy!
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BXJ Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Student Interface Designer
This is awesome! Thank you so much for this skin.
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:iconrev3rsor:
rev3rsor Featured By Owner May 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, I'm glad you like it!
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beq24 Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
Nice skin +fav La la la la Clap 
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:iconrev3rsor:
rev3rsor Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, and also for the watch! :D
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