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Top Process Meter - Gadgets Patch 5.1.0
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Published: April 28, 2018
Top Process Meter Gadgets inspired by the well-known Windows Sidebar gadgets.

The Top Process Meter Gadgets monitor the CPU, GPU, and RAM utilization of the top 10 processes on your computer, with styling to match the Gadgets suite.

These gadgets uses the Rainmeter 4.2 UsageMonitor plugin, and as a result do not have the performance problems and functional limitations associated with plugins in earlier versions of Rainmeter. UsageMonitor also is not affected by locale, and will work with any language.

  • Displays 1 to 10 top processes, ordered by CPU/GPU/RAM utilization.
  • Displays the amount of memory used by each process.
  • Displays graph of total CPU/GPU/RAM utilization (optional).
  • Shows Resource Monitor when gadget is double-clicked.
  • Scales to any desired size.

*** Requires Rainmeter 4.2 or later. ***
*** Top GPU Meter requires Windows 10 Fall Creator's Update (v1709) or later. ***

*** NOTE ***
The installer is in the form of a patch, which will patch your existing Gadgets installation. If you don't have the Gadgets suite installed, these will install as standalone skins.

Version History
5.1.0 - 2019-07-13: Revised Settings skins button appearance due to changes in Rainmeter 4.3.0.
5.0.0 - 2018-12-21: Corrected issue in Top GPU Meter where usage percentage would exceed 100%.
4.1.1 - 2018-07-08: Added Top GPU Meter and Top RAM Meter.  Renamed Top Process Meter to Top CPU Meter.
                    Corrected Settings to prevent long text entries from displaying outside the bounds of textboxes.
4.1.0 - 2018-04-27: Initial release.

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yangluke's avatar
I'm really using this well. 

But it would be better if displays 1 to 20 top processes.

Please fix displays 1 to 20 top processes.
redorbroder's avatar
Just discovered this Gadget Patch! 
Really cool stuff!
I have the Gadgets 5.0.0 installed and installed the patch on top. 
All works great except for Top GPU Meter which is blank. 
Can't figure out where to edit? 
The GPU Meter from Gadgets 5.0.0 works perfectly. 
Any info is much appreciated! 

Read the RainMeter log file and I see this: This plugin is not supported on other platforms than Windows 10
The other Top gadgets have the same error but they seems to work? 
I'm on Win7 x64 - Rainmeter x64

Best regards
SilverAzide's avatar
Oh, sorry to hear this.  I was not aware of this issue (or forgot).  These Gadgets use Rainmeter's built-in UsageMonitor plugin.  However, certain features of this plugin require Windows 10:…

Category: GPU Engine | Counter: Utilization Percentage
Percentage of GPU usage of each process, across all GPU engines.
Note: Requires Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or later.

I will need to document this more clearly and add some checks in the gadget to warn people about this.  Sorry about that!  The GPU Meter in particular uses a feature that is new to Windows 10; before that, the ability to see GPU usage at the process level did not exist.
redorbroder's avatar
OK! Thanks for the info. At some point I guess I have to take the plunge into Win10... 
But I hesitate, I hate cold baths... 
It would have been a cool bonus though using the Gadgets Patch, still, I'm very happy with Gadgets 5! 
Thanks and best regards!
wongkl3's avatar
Hi, SilverAzide. Great work.
Found the different colours for each process line a bit distracting though. So I set all to the same colour.
On further thought, I recall the Firefox extension, Download Manager (S3), using different colours to depict different download speed ranges. So if you could also give more meaning to the use of colours by setting different colours for different CPU usage ranges, it will be even better.
FrimFramSauce's avatar
I'm impressed, many measures while remaining light weight.  I had to move from the glasses skin because not being updated for a long time it seems to use the old method of accessing system data and was using more than its fair share.
Only gripe is no ui scaling, not sure if that's a thing in rainmeter.
SilverAzide's avatar
Glad you like it... by the way, you can scale this gadget to any size you want.  Click the wrench icon in the upper right corner of the skin and change the Size option to whatever you like; e.g., 1.25 for 125% larger.  Enjoy!
yangluke's avatar
Thanks so much, I've been wanting a top 10 process meter by CPU usage.

But also I want a 10 top processes meter by ram usage.

I'm looking forward to make you 10 top processes meter by memory usage.^^
SilverAzide's avatar
Glad you like it!  I will be releasing a Top CPU Meter, Top GPU Meter, and Top RAM Meter soon!  It will be around the time when the final version of Rainmeter 4.2 comes out.
adampk17's avatar
Thanks so much, I've been wanting a top process meter for a while now.  :)  Two questions and maybe one request.

1. When the meter shows fewer processes than it's configured to show does that mean that there aren't enough processes with CPU usage greater than 0%?

2.  Is it possible to configure the refresh rate?  It's a little to fast to read, for me at least.

If the answer is no to number 2 could that option be added, pretty please?

Thank you!
SilverAzide's avatar
Hello, glad you like the gadget!
For question 1, the answer is yes, but the threshold is .01% it seems.  There are lots of processes active, but for some reason when the usage falls below
.01%, the process does not show up at all.  (This is a Rainmeter thing, or a performance counter thing, it is not something that the skin is doing.)
For question 2, yes, you can change the refresh rate.  The simplest way is to right-click the skin, selected "Edit skin", then at the top of the file, change the setting UpdateRate=1000 to something like 2000.  The entire skin will then refresh at 2 second intervals.  This is not the best way to do this, but it works.  I will look into adding the ability to adjust the value properly in a future version.  Thanks for the feedback!
tjhrulz's avatar
SilverAzide While I know it is super easy to modify for me but for normal folks is there any plans to make GPU/VRAM variant of the skin?
SilverAzide's avatar
Hi tjhrulz!  I never even thought of this... I guess it's never really been possible until Win 10 FCU?  I will look into it!
beq24's avatar
Nice skin I am a dummy! Love La la la la Clap 
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