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Simplicity Circles by FlyingHyrax Simplicity Circles by FlyingHyrax

Simplicity Circles

Rainmeter System Monitoring Skins

These skins require Rainmeter beta 2.1 rev 863 or later.
You can get the latest beta build from

I'm a big fan of Kaelri/DarkPain-AHK's Simplicity Rainmeter suite. [link] [link]
I'm also a big fan of the Roundline meter.
So I had a go at combining the two.

These skins are extremely configurable, and all of the options are changeable through the "Settings.ini" skin. You can change the size of the circles, the width allowed to the skins, the font sizes, and all of the colors; besides user specific information like the weather code, media player, and drive letters. (22 separate variables in all.)

Simpl(icit)y Circles contains the following skins:
:bulletblue: Background bars - vertical and horizontal, and double-size variants.
:bulletblue: Battery
:bulletblue: Hard Drives (3)
:bulletblue: RAM
:bulletblue: SWAP
:bulletblue: Upload
:bulletblue: Download
:bulletblue: Wifi status
:bulletblue: CPU (total usage and Top Process)
:bulletblue: CoreTemp (cpu temperature and speed)
:bulletblue: Core Load and Temperature (4)
:bulletblue: Recycle Bin (manual and auto-empty variants)
:bulletblue: Time (Time first, date first, and weekday variants)
:bulletblue: Weather (gives today's forecast, and current conditions on mouseover)
:bulletblue: Media Player (currently returns song name, album title, artist name, song length, and song progress, but only has Play/Pause control)

Credits due to:
:icondarkpain-akh: - original inspiration
:iconkaelri: - help with code
:iconjsmorley: - help with code
:iconpoiru: - NowPlaying.dll

Some notes:
Changing the skin size - The circle size automatically scales to the "height" variable. When changing the size, I would recommend changing the height, then the font sizes, then the width.
What's up with the weather skin circle - The circle meter in the Weather skin shows the current temperature, relative to today's forecasted low and high temperatures (it uses those values as MinValue and MaxValue).
The Recycle Bin skins - Both skins use the variable "BinMax" to calculate the circle meter. But the "auto" variant silently empties the Recycle Bin for you if the size exceeds the "BinMax" value.
NowPlaying.dll - I highly recommend doing some reading here [link] if you're trying to get a specific media player working with the "Player" skin.
"This media player skin is useless!" - Well, yeah, nearly. I'll work on adding some more control functions later. Hopefully some buttons that show on mouseover.

Any and all feedback (comments, questions, suggestions, etc) is greatly appreciated.
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143Asif Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
startreksuite Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! It looks great!
AppearanceX Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Trying to get the Core Temps to work, but it just won't give in. I have CoreTemp running. Any suggestions?
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Hmm... I'm not sure. Is CoreTemp itself returning correct values? Also, you could try playing around with the "CoreTempIndex=" values in the code for the skins - it should start at 0 for your first core and increment by 1, but perhaps the numbering is funky. I'm not that familiar with CoreTemp so I can't say much for certain.

Sorry I can't help more, and I hope you get it working!
AppearanceX Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Nevermind. Figured it out. You have to download and install the actual program and run that in the background for it to work. I feel stupid. Lovely and elegant skin design by the way. Thanks!
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Cool. Missed this reply, so ignore my other comment of course. :)
plander Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
great circles idea skin :) cool
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Glad you like it!
Alexfirst Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Very nice skin
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Thanks. :)
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