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PolarDisk

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Companion disk activity meter to PolarPrecise and PolarCPU.

• Simple interface for changing disk and colors.
• Well-optimized for animating at 20 frames per second.
• Included font is Sinner by Helge Barske; it will not be installed to the system.
• Requires Rainmeter 2.4 or above.

Left-click to open disk.
Middle-click to toggle color / alternate color.
Access settings from right-click menu - mouse away to hide.




CHANGELOG

[2014.05.15]
- Removed right-click functionality to enable right-click menu.
- Added context menu to access settings.
- Fixed interface to change drive letter.

[2014.05.11]
- Workaround for freezes in Rainmeter 3.0+. Interface to change drive letter is currently more finicky than it should be.



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FreddyCcruger's avatar
hi, thanks for a great gadget) but lately animation does not work, reinstall NetFramework and others not solved the problem.
program freezes, even when you want to change the drive

windows 7 SP1, rainmeter 3.0.2,
NetFramework  4.5.1
FreddyCcruger's avatar
Click Start, type cmd right click cmd.exe, and select Run as administrator.
At the prompt, type lodctr /r and press ENTER. This will repair the pointers (those are stored in the registry).


C:\Windows\system32>lodctr /r

Info: Successfully rebuilt performance counter setting from system backup store


After this action it is possible that some providers are disabled. You can check the status with lodctr /q.

C:\Windows\system32>lodctr /q
Performance Counter ID Queries [PERFLIB]:
    Base Index: 0x00000737 (1847)
    Last Counter Text ID: 0x00001560 (5472)
    Last Help Text ID: 0x00001561 (5473)

[.NET CLR Data] Performance Counters (Enabled)
    DLL Name: netfxperf.dll
    Open Procedure: OpenPerformanceData
    Collect Procedure: CollectPerformanceData
    Close Procedure: ClosePerformanceData
    First Counter ID: 0x00001080 (4224)
    Last Counter ID: 0x0000108C (4236)
    First Help ID: 0x00001081 (4225)
    Last Help ID: 0x0000108D (4237)

etc

If it says (Disabled) next to a provider, you can enable it with lodctr /e:<provider name>. Use for <provider name> the string between the [ ] at the beginning  of the entry.

Succes

killall-q's avatar
Rainmeter does not have any dependencies on .Net. There were changes to the InputText plugin in Rainmeter 3.0 that caused this skin to freeze Rainmeter upon trying to change the drive letter. I've bypassed this with FocusDismiss=0, but it makes the interface touchy.
unbentcrayfish's avatar
Thanks for all the great skins! Love the style.
killall-q's avatar
Thanks, glad you like them.
fogbox's avatar
How do I have multiple of these on the desktop so that I can have one for separate drives?
killall-q's avatar
Just duplicate the skin's folder in Documents\Rainmeter\Skins, refresh Rainmeter, and look in the right click menu.
fogbox's avatar
Yup, that is exactly what I did. Thanks for the reply.
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Qwaftzefoni74's avatar
let me sleep on it, will get back (hopefully)
Qwaftzefoni74's avatar
I can not get enough of this work, love it! Please consider consolidating all skins into one folder
killall-q's avatar
Well, that's all I can think of for this theme, hardly enough for a suite. Do you have any ideas?
Qwaftzefoni74's avatar
nope, and I sure took my time
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