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Blue Overview by chemistrylab500x Blue Overview by chemistrylab500x
I was recently introduced to Rainmeter and really love it. I decided to combine skins from different suites and tweaked them into a single suite. Hope you like it as this is my first attempt :)


Additional Applications:
Below is the list of applications that are needed to ensure that all components of the skin work properly. Do note that if any application is not installed, the skin will have missing data but will not cause any issues or system instabilities.

Core Temp ([link])
MSI Afterburner ([link]) for Nvidia/AMD GPUs
SpeedFan ([link]) On Windows 8, select compatibility for Windows 7 for installation ([link])


Instructions:
Manual tweaking for some of the skins are required due to the unique configuration of each system. Please note that I have marked those sections clearly and provided instructions where necessary. For further information, please read the easy-to-understand Rainmeter guide ([link]). I might be able to provide some help if possible, however, Google seems to know the answer to almost all questions if asked nicely ;)


Skins Available:
Below is the list of available skins

Application
- 10 customizable shortcuts
- Left click central orb to hide/show shortcuts
- Middle click central orb to load/unload skins layout
NOTE: Once you have loaded all the required skins, you must save the new layout with the name "Blue Overview" which will overwrite the default layout (which has the same name) and you will have your desktop layout permanently saved [link]

Battery
- When charging, shows the charge level as percentage
- When running on battery, shows the time remaining

CPU
- Shows total CPU usage as percentage and graph
- Shows CPU Model (Core Temp required)
- Shows current CPU speed (Core Temp required)
- Shows maximum temperature (Core Temp required)
- Shows top 3 process name and values

GPU
- Shows core frequency (MSIAfterBurner required)
- Shows driver version installed (MSIAfterBurner required)
- Shows fan speed as percentage (MSIAfterBurner required)
- Shows GPU model (MSIAfterBurner required)
- Shows GPU temperature (MSIAfterBurner required)
- Shows GPU usage as percentage and graph (MSIAfterBurner required)
- Shows memory frequency (MSIAfterBurner required)
- Shows PCB temperature (MSIAfterBurner required)
- Shows shader frequency (MSIAfterBurner required)
- Shows used VRAM as value and bar graph (MSIAfterBurner required)

Storage (HDD/SSD)
- Auto hides when drive is not present (for removable drives)
- Shows the drive letter and name
- Shows the free, used and total capacities as percentages and values of the HDD/SSD
- Shows the temperature of the HDD/SSD (Speedfan required)
- Shows the transfer rate as values and graph

Storage (USB/RAMDisk)
- Auto hides when drive is not present (for removable drives)
- Shows the drive letter and name
- Shows the free, used and total capacities as percentages and values of the HDD/SSD
- Shows the transfer rate as values and graph

Storage (ODD)
- Auto hides when drive is empty
- Shows the drive letter and name

Media Player
- Auto hides when media player is closed
- Provides some control of the configured media player
- Shows the title, artist and album of the currently playing track

Network
- Shows the total upload and download stats
- Shows the upload and download rates

Power Panel
- Hidden by default to prevent accidental clicks
- Shows the uptime
- Support for shutdown, restart, hibernate, logoff, lock and sleep

RAM
- Shows the free and used as percentages and actual values
- Contains an editable line of text which can be used to display the RAM model information
- Shows top 2 process names and values
- Shows total RAM

Recycle bin
- Shows the total number of items
- Shows the total size

Time Zone
- Shows the day and date of the time zone configured


Special Thanks & Credits:
Below are the list of authors who have helped me and/or whose work I have used:

~g3xter For giving me permission to mod his skin, for the prompt and kind email replies and creating the wonderful icons for SSD, USB, ODD, RAMDisk [link]
~aroche For giving me permission to use the recycle bin icon [link]
ch_rob @ Rainmeter Forum: For allowing me to use his TopProcess plugin [link]
DigitalDJ @ Rainmeter Forum: For allowing me to use his TopProcess plugin [link]
~Kaelri For helping me with some of the coding
~Mordasius For helping me with some of the coding
~newmanhyde For making a wonderful battery skin [link]
~Seclipse For giving me permission to mod his skin [link]
Stangowner @ Guru3D: For giving me permission to mod his skin and allowing me to use the MSI Afterburner plugin [link]
~UrulokiBurning For making the wonderful Mass Effect skin [link]
~Zeek-Aran For making the wonderful Mass Effect skin [link]
*z-design For making the tech brushes [link]
And last but not the least, the wonderful people at Rainmeter Forum for guiding me.


Derivatives:
Here are some of the derivatives:
Weblink RainMeter -> [link]

Note: Feedback and suggestions are welcomed. Moreover, please inform me if you use my work/part of it anywhere else :)
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:iconfeihung7:
feihung7 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  New member
i pressed download on the right side and only a few of the apps showed up. Help please.
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:iconfeihung7:
feihung7 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  New member
So I pressed on the download button on the right side and only got half of the skins or apps for this. Did I forget anything?
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BiohazardJon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
I was wondering if you have solved the disk access graphs and the transfer rate problem on the HDD display. 
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:iconchemistrylab500x:
chemistrylab500x Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Can you please elaborate what the issue is? AFAIK, there isn't any issue with the transfer rate with HDDs or SSDs on Windows 7 and Windows 8.

P.S. Sorry for the late reply.
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:iconbiohazardjon:
BiohazardJon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
Sorry it was just a problem with my computer, after i updated my computer it was working.

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:iconchemistrylab500x:
chemistrylab500x Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Glad to hear that the issue is now resolved :)
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azerothqq Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
media player not working, cheers
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:iconchemistrylab500x:
chemistrylab500x Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
It can happen when the Media Player isn't properly exited. There are two solutions to this:
1) Restart the system
2) Open up Task Manager and terminate the process

P.S. Sorry for the late reply.
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Brandon85c Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
can't seem to get the gpu temps to work ... msi afterburner is getting both core temps fine ... issue started after i xfired my cards
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:iconchemistrylab500x:
chemistrylab500x Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I am sorry that I can't test it since I don't have dual GPU Set-up. However, can you please look at this this post (forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php… and see if you can solve your issue.

P.S. Sorry for the late reply.
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