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Gadgets Additions 4.4.0

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Description

Desktop monitoring inspired by the AddGadgets.com (and Orbmu2k) Windows Sidebar Gadgets.

This suite was created as addition to SilverAzide's suite to complete the move of our beloved Addgadgets.com collection from Windows Sidebar-Gadgets to Rainmeter.
Since many things like power control or volume control were never covered by Addgadgets, Orbmu2k's gadgets were a great addition at the time, so some gadgets were also redone for the suite.
Over time many more gadgets have been added which none of them ever had.

Gadgets Additions on GitHub

You can download the suite here on DeviantArt (Download-Button below the header image but you have to be registered) or get it from GitHub where you can find the previous releases too.

Rainmeter 4.5 and .NET Framework 4.5 or newer required to use this suite!

Compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10




General:



Each skin has a settings skin and can be scaled individually for any resolution.
Detailed descriptions for each setting can be found via tooltips, easily accessible by hovering the setting text with your cursor.

You can choose between several different styles through the launcher skin to set it globally and customize some of the used colors to your needs:
  • Default: Typical gradient styled background we know and love
  • Blurred Edges: Colored Background (changeable) with blurred edges
  • Solid Color: Colored Background (changeable)
  • Solid Accent: Colored background, uses the defined windows accent color
  • Modern Gadgets: Matches mostly the Modern Gadgets style by raiguard
  • Glass Blur: Windows 7 styled blurred background (Aero)
  • Glass Acrylic: Windows 10 styled blurred background
Both glass variations require Win8/10.



Media skins:



Media Control
  • All in one Media Control with 3 different skins changeable via the context menu
  • Simple Media Control:
    • Uses media-key-strokes to control the current local media player (works out of the box with more or less all local players)
  • Local Media Control:
    • Shows metadata from a local media player and the cover-image if available, hover the skin to reveal the controls
    • The used player has to be set in the settings skin! (AIMP, CAD, iTunes, MediaMonkey, Spotify, Winamp, WMP, WLM)
    • Not all features work with all players (more: docs.rainmeter.net/manual/meas…)
  • Web Media Control:
    • Shows metadata from a web media player and the cover-image if available, hover the skin to reveal the controls
    • A browser extension has to be installed! Chrome Firefox
    • Supported sites: Amazon Music, Deezer, Google Play Music, Pandora, Plex (Music), PocketCasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, Tidal, Twitch, Youtube
    • Additionally the skin supports the Spotify Desktop App (including the cover what does not work with the Local Media Control), but sadly this doesn't work out of the box...
      • Patch your Spotify Desktop installation with Spicetify
      • This has to be redone each time the Spotify app gets an update.
  • Shows Title progression in percent, time and background-bar
  • The cover image can be undocked to an independent skin with a click on the icon located top left or with the context menu
  • Volume control via mouse wheel
Volume Control
  • Shows the audio output of the default audio device
  • The audio device name can be shown/hidden with the context menu
  • Shows the Volume level in percent, volume bar and speaker-icon-change 
  • The volume can be controlled via dragging or double-clicking the volume-bar or using the mouse wheel
  • Sound analyzers/visualizers are available in the context menu:
    • Block Analyzer in multiple sizes (3x3, 5x5, 7x7, 9x9, 11x11, 15x15, 25x25)
    • Histogram Analyzer with stereo support
    • Spectrum Analyzer with 20 bars
    • Surround Analyzer with 7.1 channel support
  • Many settings for fine-tuning the analyzers



System skins:



Console
  • Run console commands
Gallery
  • Shows a random image out of a local folder
HWiNFO Monitor
  • Shows up to 20 HWiNFO sensors (HWiNFO required!) (Screenshot: sta.sh/02bz7byv41sr)
  • HowTo configure your sensors: docs.rainmeter.net/tips/hwinfo…
  • The displayed name can be customized for each sensor individually or leave the name-variable blank to use the sensor-name returned by HWiNFO
  • All colors can be customized
  • Hover the sensor to show the minimum, maximum and average values
Keylocks
  • Shows the lock status of Numlock, Capslock and Scrollock
Launcher
  • Lists all of my skins with their states (active/inactive)
  • Easy way to open/close each skin
  • Enable/Disable custom context menu suite wide 
  • Select the style suite wide
  • Change the used colors via RGBA values or ColorPicker
  • If there's a skin-suite update available a message will appear
Notes
  • Shows up to 5 notes with titles
Ping
  • Shows a ping monitor for up to 5 destinations which works with any address/IP
  • Downtime counter, average measuring and max latency values
  • Logs timeouts to file (double-click the graph to open the file)
  • Additional skin accessible via the context menu for Ping with DNSlookup (but doesn't work with local stuff) (Screenshot: sta.sh/01cpohq54dq7)
    • Uses the API from hackertarget.com (~100 requests per day)
    • Tries to parse the A-Record from the DNSlookup and uses this IP as destination
    • Hover the address to see the pinged IP
Power Control
  • Shows the current power plan
Recycle Bin
  • Shows the recycle bin in elements, size and trash-icon-change
Search
  • Shows a windows search bar
  • As default the search is globally but can be changed to only indexed files
Shortcuts
  • Shows up to 6 shortcuts for files
  • You can use any file and combine it with any icon
  • The Settings skin contains [Gen.]-Buttons with which you'll automatically create and use the icon out of the entered filepath\filename (ex.: C:\Windows\explorer.exe)
Shutdown Control
  • Shows a shutdown control for
    • Shutdown, Restart, Lock, Log off, Suspend (sleep)
  • A click on each button resizes the skin and shows the options
    • Do it now, Do it in x seconds, Cancel
System Info
  • Shows information about the computer, logged-in user and OS:
    • Computer name
    • Domain-name/Workgroup-name and username
    • OS version, architecture (32/64bit) and build number
Usage Monitor
  • Shows the current system-resource usage by the following categories (perfmon.exe counters):
    • CPU
    • RAM
    • GPU (works only with Win 10!)
    • VRAM (works only with Win 10!)
    • IO-READ
    • IO-WRITE
    • Custom
  • The GPU/VRAM entries can be hidden via the context menu, useful for Win7/8 users
  • Each category can be clicked to open another skin which shows the top processes (up to 10)
  • Features:
    • Blacklist (ignore these processes)
    • Whitelist (monitor only these processes)
    • Enable/Disable grouping of process-instances
    • Process entries to show individually for each category (1-10)
    • Enable/Disable colorizing the entries through all opened instances based on the process-name
    • Enable/Disable custom perfmon.exe counter
    • Settings for custom perfmon.exe counter (Name, Category, Counter, Percent, Append)


Web skins:



Earthquakes
  • Shows up to 5 earthquakes fetched from www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/
    • As default there will be shown all earthquakes world-wide but this can be changed to a regional feed too!
    • Use their configurator and copy the resulting RSS-Feed URL into the settings skin: www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/?…
  • Each earthquake entry:
    • Distance calculation to a given position
    • Show specific magnitude and distance values in red color
    • Globe-Button to open another skin which shows an image of this earthquake which is zoom-able in/out 3 stages (globe, regional, local)
    • Maps-Button to open a browser with google maps on this position
  • Europe/World-Buttons to open skins which shows all earthquakes in the last 24h Europe/World-wide
  • Miles/Kilometers can be set
Gallery Instagram
  • Shows the latest image of a Instagram feed
  • The feed can be set in the settings, most public feeds with images should work
Gallery Unsplash
  • Shows a random image from unsplash.com
RSS Reader
  • Shows up to 10 entries of a RSS-feed (Default: BBC)
RSS Reader Alternative
  • Shows up to 10 entries of a RSS-feed (Default: reddit)
  • Mainly created for reddit but can be used for other atom or uncommon feeds
  • Difference to RSS Reader:
    • The date format on each feed-entry has to be "yyyy-mm-ddTh:i:s" instead of the long datetime
    • The link has to be in a href instead of inside the tags
Search Web
  • Shows a web search bar
  • As default the search is set to use google but can be changed to any other search engine



Market skins:



Cryptocurrencies
  • Shows up to 10 cryptocurrencies 
  • Fetched from www.coingecko.com (~50 request per minute allowed)
  • As alternative fetched from www.cryptonator.com accessible via context menu
  • Combine whichever crypto currency you want (ex: btc to usd, btc to eth, lth to eur, ...)
  • Shows icons for From-/To-Currency
  • Color-change on rise/fall
  • Configure able timespan for change-value (only coingecko!) 
Currencies
  • Shows up to 10 currencies fetched from www.cnbc.com
  • Use the symbol string out of the given URL from cnbc.com
    • Examples: USDEUR, GBP=, EUR=, JPY=, EURCH=
    • Example URL: cnbc.com/quotes/?symbol=USDEUR
  • Shows icons for From-/To-Currency (uses the same batch of icon like the Cryptocurrencies skin)
  • Color-change on rise/fall
Stocks
  • Shows up to 10 stocks fetched from www.cnbc.com
  • Use the symbol string out of the given URL from cnbc.com
    • Examples: .DJI, DAX, GOOGL, MSFT, .SPX, @GC.1
    • Example URL: cnbc.com/quotes/.DJI
  • Color-change on rise/fall
  • Shown names can be overridden in the skin variables file



BOINC skins:



BOINCstats
  • Shows data fetched from boincstats.com for a given CPID
    • Switch between User/Team/Host CPIDs
    • Show/hide stats including shares with the context menu
  • Additional skins for the selected type (User/Team/Host):
    • Show up to 10 projects (use project name from "Project list" table out of your boincstats.com profile site in the settings skin)
    • Show the best ten days
    • Show the last ten days
    • Show the BOINC badges fetched from stats.free-dc.org
GridcoinStats
  • Shows data fetched from gridcoinstats.eu for a given CPID
  • Shows the status of the nodes
    • If there's a fork or a chain replay in progress, you'll see a error-message (if replay then incl. percent)
  • Additional skin for the given CPID:
    • Show up to 10 projects (use project name from the "Active Projects" table in the settings skin)


Changelog:



v4.4.0 (January 27, 2022):
  • General:
    • [TWEAK] Useragent for Webparsers now globally set in the global configuration file
    • [REMOVED] GPU Load skin since you can achieve the same with the HWiNFO Monitor
  • Currencies:
    • [FIX] Fixed Url (thanks scott3k35!)
  • Cryptocurrencies:
    • [NEW] Added as main source now CoinGecko where you even can change the timespan for the change-value
    • [NEW] The cryptonator version stays in place as alternative (accessible via context menu)
  • GridcoinStats:
    • [FIX] Updated RegExp for new website source-code
  • HWiNFO Monitor:
    • [TWEAK] Uses now the new method to assign the sensors like all other skins (no shared memory viewer required)
  • Media Control:
    • [TWEAK] Updated WebNowPlaying Plugin to v0.5
  • Stocks:
    • [NEW] Added function to be able to override the shown names (check the settings-file of the stocks skin)
v4.3.1 (January 30, 2021):
  • Currencies:
    • [TWEAK] If the from/to currency cannot be parsed correctly, now only the value will be shown
  • GridCoinStats:
    • [FIX] Updated to new website-design and removed some now non-existing functions (RAC/MAG/Historie Images)

The complete changelog can be found in the rainmeter forum-thread or on GitHub



Credits:



:iconsilverazide2: for the Gadgets suite
:iconiamanai: for the ModernGadgets suite and the ColorPickerPlus skin used by the launcher skin
:icontjhrulz: for the WebNowPlaying plugin used by the media control skin

NighthawkSLO for the Mouse plugin used by the Volume Control and ColorPickerPlus skins
TheAzack9 for the FrostedGlass plugin used for the glass blur/acrylic backgrounds

jsmorley for the 
- ConfigActive plugin used by the launcher skin
- ImageSize plugin used by the Earthquakes, Galleries and Media Control skins
- CursorColor plugin used by the ColorPickerPlus skin

brianferguson for the 
- HotKey plugin used by the Keylocks skin
- SysColor plugin used for the accent color backgrounds

pasnox for the oxygen-icons-package used through the whole suite
cjdowner for the currency icons used by the currency skins
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VRAnimeTed's avatar

Hiya, love the gadget. It was running beautifully on my computer for years. I had to reinstall my OS and now the gallery isn't working. I'm on Windows 10 and have .Net 4.8 installed.


I'm getting a [MeasureCalcHeight] error with a message of "Calc: Division by 0"

Haven't made any tweaks to the skin and don't know enough about the code to recognize what could be adjusted when looking at the section that does the Height Calculations.


Any help on clearing this up would be great, thanks.