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PolarPrecise

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An arc clock designed to be naturally readable to the minute while maintaining a minimum quantity of elements. Two ways to read the current 5-minute interval are demonstrated.

Left-click to toggle digital time / date / blank and day of the week / month / blank.
Middle-click to toggle color / alternate color.
Use the settings pop-up below the digital display to set color / alternate color and toggle shadow.

Included font is Sinner by Helge Barske; it will not be installed to the system.

Check out PolarCPU and PolarDisk for matching system meters.

Philippe Starck has nothing on this.




CHANGELOG

[2014.05.15]
- Removed right-click functionality to enable right-click menu.

[2012.08.01]
- Removed delay correction due to changes in Rainmeter 2.3.
- Optimizations due to loss of need for parallelism.
- Requires Rainmeter 2.3.3 or above.

[2011.10.08]
- Added config pop-up to customize colors, hidden until moused over.
- Requires Rainmeter 1.4 or above.

[2011.03.26]
- Packed in .rmskin - one click installation.
- Persistent settings - remembered through reboots.
- Blank digital display toggle merged.
- Consolidated from 12 .ini files to 4.
- Whole area of skin is draggable.
- Maths have delightful commentary.
- Looks exactly the same as before.
- Requires Rainmeter 1.3 or above.



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AndreasSchumacher's avatar
An awesome clock - took me a while to realize how it worked, but its cool the way it does
shangmiku's avatar
<font><font>凉爽的</font></font>
<font><font>好工作:) (Smile) </font></font>
alex249's avatar
killall-q's avatar
Thank you for thanking me.
f4csimil3's avatar
My Fav so far for the date!
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Kieranoleary's avatar
My only problem is that I desire to switch the color AWAY from Black or white...
killall-q's avatar
Rather than bother explaining, I've added a UI to allow access to these settings without digging into the guts of the skin. Come get the new version.
Kieranoleary's avatar
Thanks, I spent quite some time combing through the settings and stuff for the skin, got nowhere
killall-q's avatar
You're welcome, enjoy experimenting with all the garish, nauseating colors you want that I don't even want to think about.
Kieranoleary's avatar
Nah, I was merely looking for it to be more visible, mine is currently red, thank you
JMcraig's avatar
hey, I'm a big fan of the clock and i've been using it for a while, but I have a question.

whenever i try to change the color of an element, the second hand for example, from the default #color# to a hex value, the color changes normally, but the skin's font is changed to something like Calibri (probably the system font). I don't always use the text so it's not a big problem, but it would be nice if i could make it work.

any ideas what's up? and thanks again for posting your work up here.
killall-q's avatar
Though I am unable to reproduce your problem, that behavior means you have a syntax error and Rainmeter is reverting to default display settings. Font is controlled by "LocalFont=#CURRENTPATH#SINNER__.TTF" in the [Rainmeter] section and "FontName=sinner" in the [Variables] section.

In 1.1 I moved the variables, like #Color#, to "C:\Users\YourName\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\PolarPrecise\Settings.inc", so they could be *ahem* easily changed across the whole skin.
Sorry, kind of new to this... How do I add more arcs?
killall-q's avatar
Right click on the Rainmeter systray icon, go to PolarPrecise > Edit Skin.

You can add arc meters alongside the existing ones as specified at [link] reading existing measures, or make new ones.

I will soon be releasing a set of CPU meters to compliment PolarPrecise.
killall-q's avatar
You're welcome? Confused :confused:
hacklife's avatar
I like it very much. Now I'll need to make custom system monitors to go with it...
killall-q's avatar
This one's style doesn't play nice with most existing skins, to be sure. If you make yours polished, be sure to upload them!
hacklife's avatar
It's really hard to make skins that can keep up with the beauty of yours, I have to admit.
crazer9's avatar

Wow. So clear. Great work.
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