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Companion for Rainmeter by Dariosuper Companion for Rainmeter by Dariosuper
there you have it folks! the results of the last couple of weeks's work.

as the picture shows, this is a sidebar, but it's so much more than that!

you can choose, with the config skin, what to show or not, so that you have everything you need and nothing more!

caution: as of now, the utorrent display doesn't seem to work, i'll re-code it and update Companion in a couple of days, it'really weird tho, untill some days ago it worked perfectly :-/

anyway, if you like this skin, +fav it and comment! i appreciate any feedback!

+update+
fix'd system section error

+update+
fix'd config refreshig everything error

+update+
added compatibility with the newest beta.
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:iconrakers8:
rakers8 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I just found this and trying it out -- the config skin doesn't seem to be doing anything. Not sure if it's my setup or incompatibilities with the new Rainmeter.  
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HenryNugraha Featured By Owner Edited Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
simply awesome, the best thing my eyes ever lied on. not perfect yet though, but almost there.
I spent hours modifying your codes and here are the list of what I found:

- my ip address won't show. IIRC i copied the part where it supposed to retrieve the ip from other skin....not sure, because i deleted those part as i don't need that.

- gmail unread counts won't work. moving the code on variable.inc (as you suggested at comment below) doesn't work for me. skipped it, i dont really need this anyway.

- update time is so high. whenever my music player plays the next song, the bar still showing the last song's title for a sec. this, is by far the most annoying bug. i had to set from Update=1000 to Update=250 on bar.inc. rainmeter's cpu usage went from 1% to 6% so i had to set UpdateDivider on EVERY section. (also read next list)
EDIT: just found out about DefaultUpdateDivider ( docs.rainmeter.net/manual-beta… )

- please use "UpdateDivider=-1" on static objects to reduce cpu usage.

- have you tried to connect to a wireless with long SSID? it overlaps the wifi image. use word wrap on it.
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BlakByte Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Hi Henry

Which objects have you set UpdateDivider to -1?

I'm all for reducing CPU usage as much as possible.
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KidArez Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
My first and last Rainmeter skin.

I am curious though, is there a way to add more than 8 app links?
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paulashins Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
suddenly the weather is working D:
but the is still as "no unread" showing up
and i'm pretty sure i have properly configured the guser and gpass there
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
yes sorry, it's an error on my part, i fixed it on my other skins when i noticed it, but i forgot to fix it here. anyway, here's the fix:
>go to variables.inc
>search for this text:
#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=

[MeasureUser]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=Plugins\SysInfo.dll
SysInfoType=USER_NAME

#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=#=

>cut it and paste it at the end

tel me if it still doesn't work.

Anyway about the weather stuff, it happened to me many times, i think it has to do with the website the skins works with.
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:iconpaulashins:
paulashins Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ohhh yeees :D Its working now :heart:
And what a simple solution hahaha
So the plugin must be always at the end? I was taking a look at the same file in compaction and its like that too

Weel, thank you so much!
Now it fits perfectly my desktop!

I love your works, so, believe me, I'm practically stalking your progress here :D lol :evillaugh:
Keep it up!
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Dariosuper Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
yay my first stalker!
thanks, really hope you'll love my future works too!
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paulashins Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
I really love ALL your Rainmeter works!
Have been using the mb8 at work, and the compaction at home and I love all of them <3 Amazing work, really!

Now, I've been wanting to use this one also, but I just cant make the gmail/weather temp to work
Gmail never worked for me, but the weather was working just fine and suddenly it stopped

Do you have any solution in mind I could try?

obs: just to note it, i'm using the same values on compaction and mb8 and both are working just fine, problem seems to occur only with companion
please help, really want to use companion, it fits more my "current windows style" :)
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
thank you for your support! I'm really glad you like my skins
I hope you found my solution helpful ^^

please keep enjoying my works!
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:iconpaulashins:
paulashins Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, your solution worked out perfectly

Your works are really awesome! Keep it up! :hug:
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Dariosuper Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
thank you really!!!
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Xencored Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Awesome sidebar! love it thanks!
Now the questions :D

I know the torrent bar is not working after reading above so that question has now been answered :)

Now the RSS I can't get it to work with this this feed [link]


=======================================================

url2=[link]

GET=.*(?(?=.*
).*
.*(.*))

RSS=.*<title>(.*)</title>.*<link>(.*)</link>.*<description>(.*)</description>.*src="(.*)"

=======================================================

Just will not show

Cheers
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Gmatsucks Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
great job!
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
thanks!
can i suggest you to take a look at the latest companion installment, CompACTion, i think you'll love it!
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makeyourbed Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
very very nice!!
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
why thank you!
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irisclaraB Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I also have the same problem BG0812 having.
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
try redownloading now, should be fixed. if it isn't, tell me!
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BG0812 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have problem the black background is in first plan look : [link]
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
try redownloading now, should be fixed. if it isn't, tell me!
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BG0812 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank's it's fixed now !
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
glad it worked!
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
i think it's due to a change in the last rainmeter beta. are you using that perhaps? i'll have to upload a fix in some days, hopefully it will resolve this kind of situation...
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BG0812 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice work!
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
thx!
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Zuzixification Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Hey, this is awesome!
But is there any way to load the links from Favourites with Google Chrome?
Thx!
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Ravenschild1111 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
groovy super cool! very very well done
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
thank you very very much pal!!!!
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LusMiC Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Great job!
How to display the things with notes
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
just open the config skin, click on "Notes", then hit the refresh icon! done!
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N4zM Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Nice skin :) but I don't know how I can change the music player :(. I use foobar2000
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
you need to do 2 things:
1. download this foobar component [link]
and copy it in the foobar2000 component folder
2. open variables.inc in the skin's folder (or click "edit variables" in the config skin), search for playername and replace itunes with cad

done! and thanks for using companion!
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N4zM Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I configured it by use foo_cad plugin [link] and change PlayerName to CAD :D Thank for this beautiful theme :D
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aussieglis Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how to change weather location?
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
easy: open the config skin (clicking on the small white circle), then click on Edit Variables, and search for "location=", then go to weather.com, look for the city you live in, and copy the code you get (like ITXX0085). finally, paste it in variables.inc, after location=, replacing any other code
if you still need help, tell me!
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Sinjos Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
How do your icons work, do you have a list of them or a set of commands to add or edit?
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
you can find all icons in the folder companion\images\icons\apps(or docs or favs)
to edit them just open the cofig skin, click edit variables, and edit the variables like app1, doc1, fav1, etc.
any further queston, tell me!
and thanks for using Companion
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teknotrance Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
help, how do I add another set of applications?
I mean "applications" (firefox, itunes) etc... is "one set" of shortcuts
I want another area named "utilities" like notepad etc..

I prefer to have it on another label than joining it together on "applications" .. thanx
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
well, right now the thing you can do is this:
1- activate the favorites section or the folders section.
2- edit the variables fav1, favlink1, etc if you chose to use the favorite section or doc1, doclink1, etc if you chose the folders section
3- open the skin's folder
4- go to extras
5- open either favorites.inc or folders.inc (depending on what you chose)
6a- in folders.inc search for [doctxt] and replace "text=folders" with "utilities"
6b- in favorites.inc search for [favtxt] and replace "text=bookmarks" with "utilities"

there you go, i know it's not the easiest thing, but still
i hope that it solves your problem!
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Strandsten Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Can't seem to find the option to change the icons in the "Applications" section, where can i find that?

I've managed to change the names and targets but the icons are still the same as before, which is kind of confusing.

Thanks for sharing a great rainmeter skin!
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
can you show me a screenshot of how it appears to you, and also what application name did you put in variables.inc? that'll help me solve the problem

other than that thanks for liking my work!!!
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CreakyPuppet Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Any chance of adding support for system tempratures.
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
well, i don't know. not right now, but in the future maybe...
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Mirajane-aye Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Great!! Really great =)
Ummm, tell me please, any link for de wallpaper? I like it too _
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Dariosuper Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
[link]

here, and thanks!
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Mirajane-aye Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Thanks so much ♥
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Perfect! It's so easy to configure and fits in nicely! :)
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:icondariosuper:
Dariosuper Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
thanks! i worked hard on this, tho there are still some issues.
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UltimateRT Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Only issue that I had was that it started with too many widgets (my screen is too small) and like all rainmeter skins it stared under the taskbar (I use it on top), but I quickly got rid of any unnecessary widgets and dragged it in the position I like. :)
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