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Stripes clock by kanellospap Stripes clock by kanellospap
EmergeDesktop and rainmeter.
A simple clock, the moving bars are representing the hour, time and seconds, and the three symbols in the bottom of the clock are for shutdown, restart and sleep.
There is also a white layer with variable opacity, which changes according to the battery level, so the lower the battery level is the more washed out the background colors become.
If you want to use this layer, you sould make it click through and set the position to bottom, also you should click on desktop when rainmeter starts after boot for it to be visible.
In the configs I have used the #WORKAREAWIDTH#, #WORKAREAHEIGHT#, #SCREENAREAWIDTH#, #SCREENAREAHEIGHT# variables, so you shouldn't edit anything manually to fit your screen, i haven't test it on any other computer though, so let me know if there is a problem.
To use these configs just open RainmeterSkin.7z and copy the folders StripesClock and BackgroundBattery to "My Documents"/"Rainmeter"/"Skins".

Update: included 12h format clock variant (let me know if I broke something)
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makeyourbed Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
great work!
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Co0866 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
What do you think about adding 2 or 3 bars more:

1 bar devided into 12 months
1 bar devided into 365 days
(1 bar devided into 52 weeks)

Well, I'm in the process of developing some concepts with lots of bars by myself at the moment.
Although I am not able to program something like this, it's a lot of fun working on the design.
I'm so obsessed with bars right now, that I want to put everything possible into bars, :lol:
Question is vertical or horizontal ? Hmmm, :?:
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kanellospap Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Well, if I wanted lots of bars, I would go for horizontal ones.
I wanted a simple clock, so I won't upload here a version with months and days.
I copy here the version I would have in my design if I had it for example to display the week of the year.
Copy it to notepad or whatever and save it in a new folder in
C:\Users\YOURNAME\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins
as WHATYOUWANT.ini.
So you would have
C:\Users\YOURNAME\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\NEWFOLDER\WHATYOUWANT.ini
Refresh Rainmeter and then choose the new config.

[Rainmeter]
;the update frequency in miliseconds
Update=1000

[MeasureWeekOfYear]
;the measure to use
;for other measures have a look at [link]
Measure=Time
;which part of the measure time we want to use
;for other formats have a look at [link]
Format=%U
;the minimum value for the measure (not allways needed)
MinValue=00
;the maximum value for the measure (not allways needed)
MaxValue=53

[MeterWeekOfYear]
;what type of meter you want to use
;for other meters have a look at [link]
Meter=Bar
;the measure that you will use (one of those that you have defined before)
MeasureName=MeasureWeekOfYear
;(X, Y) the position of the meter
X=0
Y=0
;W,H the width and the height of the meter
;#WORKAREAHEIGHT# is a rainmeter variable which gives the working area height.
W=28
H=#WORKAREAHEIGHT#
;the color of the bar meter
BarColor=0,0,0,50
;the background of the bar meter
SolidColor=0,0,0,50
;the bar meter orientation, can be Vertical or Horizontal
BarOrientation=Vertical

[MeterWeekOfYearText]
;what type of meter you want to use
Meter=String
;the measure that you will use (one of those that you have defined before)
MeasureName=MeasureWeekOfYear
;(X, Y) the position of the meter
X=2
Y=(#WORKAREAHEIGHT#/2-100)
;the color of the font that you will use
FontColor=255,255,255
;the font that you will use
FontFace=Arial
;the font size
FontSize=13
;the string style, can be Normal, Bold, Italic or Bolditalic
StringStyle=Bold
;to smooth the edges you can use antialias
Antialias=1
;the MeasureName that you want to use in a phrase, you call it by %1
;you can have in the beginning of this meter MeasureName2, MeasureName3,...
;and you can use for those %2, %3,...
;and you can have Text=This is the %1 week of the year.
Text=%1

Sorry for the long message.
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kanellospap Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
replace =( with = (
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ayiesz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
i just installed emergedesktop. first time using it. how do i get it to the left side like the screenshot?

do i need a wallpaper as well?
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kanellospap Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
the first time you install emergedesktop you have four applets on screen. Go to one and, pressing Ctrl, right click on it.
Choose "configure" and then go to the "position" tab. There you can change the orientation to vertical.
Save the changes.
You can move around the applets by pressing Ctrl and dragging them where you want.

I suggest you have a look at the tutorial in [link] since there are a lot of options.
And you can search in the forum or ask anything there.

For the question about the wallpaper, could you be more spesific?
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LiftedWing Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Is there a specific background that you used in order to achieve the intended look? Or is the background a solid fill color, and the white layer makes the background washed out?
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kanellospap Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
I made the background in gimp using the fill tool.
It's this image:
[link]
I don't know where to upload it,so try to avoid the ads.
There is a white layer on top of it so the actual backround is much darker than the one in the screenshot.
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wilil Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Very nice. Its my favourite rainmeter clock. Only suggestion I have is to make a 12hour clock version.
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kanellospap Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Thank you for your suggestion. I made a 24hour clock version. If you like you can try it. Let me know if something is wrong.
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