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Gadgets 2.2.0 by SilverAzide Gadgets 2.2.0 by SilverAzide
System monitoring gadgets inspired by the well-known AddGadgets.com Windows Sidebar gadgets.

Arguably, some of the best and most popular Vista and Windows 7 Gadgets for system monitoring were done by AddGadgets.com. Unfortunately, with the deprecation of the Gadget platform and outright banning of gadgets by some corporate policies, these gadgets have become obsolete. Gadgets aren't supported in Windows 8 or Windows 10 without hacks and workarounds and often they break after applying Windows Updates.

I've searched everywhere to find equivalent gadgets, and finally found one on the Rainmeter forums, the "All CPU Meter" skin, by James Musix. The skin never made it out of beta, so I've completed his original work and expanded the suite to include a number of the most widely used AddGadgets.com gadgets.

All CPU Meter
  • Displays CPU utilization for 1 to 20 logical cores.
  • Displays processor model and clock speed.
  • Shows used, free, and total RAM available.
  • Shows used, free, and total page file available (optional).
  • Shows core temperatures (optional, requires CoreTemp, SpeedFan, or HWiNFO; more info here)
  • Shows CPU fan speed (optional, requires SpeedFan, or HWiNFO; more info here)*
  • Displays graphical line chart of CPU utilization, with RAM and page file percent usage.
  • Shows Task Manager when gadget is double-clicked.
  • Scales to any desired size.

Drives Meter
  • Displays disk information for up to 24 physical drives (fixed and removable only). Gadget dynamically adjusts to handle adding and removing drives.
  • Shows used, free, and total disk space available.
  • Displays percent disk utilization for each drive, plus the total.
  • Shows throughput for each drive (read and write).
  • Displays disk throughput graph.
  • Displays disk time percentage histogram (optional).
  • Drive space bar graph changes color when disks are nearing capacity.*
  • Shows Explorer when gadget is double-clicked.
  • Opens drive in Explorer (or runs any user-defined command) when disk label is clicked.*
  • Scales to any desired size.

Network Meter
  • Displays internal and external IP addresses.
  • Displays peak network throughput.*
  • Shows inbound and outbound throughput in bits/sec and bytes/sec.
  • Displays graphical chart of inbound and outbound network activity. Does not require guesstimating your network speed, chart dynamically scales to handle both LAN and WAN traffic.
  • Shows current data inbound and outbound for the session and total.
  • Indicates internet connectivity.
  • Shows data from all or selected network interfaces (info).
  • Animated network icon shows network activity (in/out/both/neither/disconnected).*
  • Performs external IP lookup with Google maps.
  • Shows Network and Sharing Center when gadget is double-clicked.
  • Includes dedicated Wireless Network gadget for monitoring wireless activity.
  • Scales to any desired size.

GPU Meter
  • Displays GPU model and clock speed (requires HWiNFO; more info here).
  • Shows used, free, and total RAM available, with memory clock speed.
  • Shows GPU temperature.
  • Shows GPU core load.
  • Shows GPU fan speed and percent utilization.
  • Shows GPU core voltage.
  • Displays graphical line chart of RAM, core load, temperature, and fan usage.
  • Supports having multiple GPU Meters to allow monitoring more than one GPU.*
  • Includes complementary All CPU Meter gadget that works with HWiNFO so running additional background processes (CoreTemp or SpeedFan) is not required.
  • Scales to any desired size.

Weather Meter
  • Displays the current weather for any location from The Weather Channel.
  • Displays data in metric or standard units.
  • Shows current temperature, forecast high and low temperatures, "feels like" temperature, current conditions, current location and station, humidity, visibility, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, chance of precipitation, sunrise and sunset times.
  • Shows current moon phase and description.
  • Shows complete 5 day forecast in a "flyout" window.
  • Shows severe weather alerts for the current location.*
  • Includes additional language translations:  Bulgarian, Czech, English (GB), English (US), Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (BR), Russian, Serbian (SP), Slovak, Spanish (SP), Ukrainian (info, source here).
  • Supports having multiple Weather Meters to allow monitoring more than one location (info).
  • Scales to any desired size.

Battery Meter
  • Displays the current battery status, including time remaining and current percentage remaining.
  • Shows current voltage, charge and discharge rates, current charge capacity, and maximum charge capacity.
  • Shows battery manufacturer/model.
  • Displays power in either watts or milliamps.
  • Supports automatic failover on systems having multiple batteries.*
  • Shows Power Options when gadget is double-clicked.*
  • Includes variant gadget that works with HWiNFO.
  • Scales to any desired size.

Calendar
  • Based on LuaCalendar, styled to match the Gadget suite.*
  • Includes variant gadget that shows the current day, similar to the original Windows Sidebar gadget.
  • Scales to any desired size.

Chronometer
  • Analog clock, styled to match the Gadget suite.*
  • Includes clocks ported from the original Windows Vista/Windows 7 Sidebar gadgets.
  • Supports world times, can be adjusted for time zones and daylight saving time.
  • Supports having multiple clocks to allow monitoring time in multiple locations (info).
  • Scales to any desired size.

*Feature not part of original AddGadgets.com gadgets.

*** Requires Rainmeter 3.3.0 or later. ***
*** Requires .NET Framework 4.5 or later. ***


Version History
2.2.0 - 2016-08-06: Enhanced All CPU Meter to support Intel 10-core CPUs.
                    Corrected Drives Meter issue where clicking drive labels did not work for removable drives.
                    Revised Drives Meter for Windows 10 issue where double-clicking the gadget did not bring up "This PC".
                    Enhanced Drives Meter to enable monitoring for up to 24 drives (C through Z).
                    Revised Wireless Meter for Windows 10 issue where double-clicking the gadget does not invoke the
                      "Networks Flyout (Connect To)" window (Windows 10 does not support programmatic access to this feature).
                    Removed unnecessary LUA script from Weather Meter.
                    Revised Weather Meter to retry call to weather.com if the response is an HTML error page instead of XML.
                      NOTE: This change can cause an infinite loop if RainMeter's WebParser plugin has an error; Rainmeter
                      must be restarted to clear the error. Previous versions of Weather Meter would just stop with a
                      connection error and would require a manual refresh.
2.1.1 - 2016-01-03: Added minor curve smoothing to graphs to improve accuracy (original appearance can be re-enabled).
                    Corrected Weather Meter time formatting when using Windows regional settings.
                    Added workaround for issue where NetIn/NetOut measures report speeds >1Gbit/s when switching adapters.
                    Corrected All CPU Meter gadget issue where page file free space showed negative values for some users.
                    Corrected error in All CPU Meter and GPU Meter gadgets that could fail to record the maximum fan speed.
                    Corrected Drives Meter issue where clicking drive labels only worked when gadget was scaled to 100%.
                    Corrected ActiveNet plugin for "arithmetic overflow" error (affected Network Meter on 64-bit Windows 10).
                    Updated ActiveNet plugin to use .NET Framework 4.5 or later for improved Windows 10 compatibility.
                    Updated HWiNFO plug-in to version 3.0.0.
2.1.0 - 2015-10-24: Added Battery Meter gadget.
                    Enhanced ActiveNet plugin to enable obtaining active battery information (voltage, etc.)
                    Corrected Weather Meter weather icon display for "N/A" conditions.
                    Revised GPU Meter to handle case where the GPU fan speed is reported by the GPU sensor
                      instead of the motherboard sensor.
                    Corrected error in "All CPU Meter (for HWiNFO)" which displayed incorrect fan usage percentage.
2.0.0 - 2015-10-09: Enhanced Network and Wireless Meters to improve detection of active network adapters.
                    Revised ActiveNet plugin for Rainmeter 3.3 compatibility.
                    Enhanced All CPU Meters to optionally display CPU fan speed.
                    Enhanced "All CPU Meter (for HWiNFO)" to display CPU clock speed based on HWiNFO sensors (can be disabled).
                    Enhanced "All CPU Meter (for HWiNFO)" and GPU Meter to improve detection of the HWiNFO process.
                    Enhanced Drives Meter so clicking drive label opens Explorer for that drive (or runs any user-defined command).
                    Corrected skin positioning issue when skins are scaled to sizes less than 100%.
                    Added workaround for rare issue where HWiNFO reports all fans running at 10000 rpm during application startup.
1.9.1 - 2015-10-09: Updated RainRGB add-on to latest version.
                    Corrected Drives Meter display of long drive labels.
                    Corrected tooltip positioning issues in Calendar gadgets.
                    Minor code improvements.
1.9.0 - 2015-09-10: Added Chronometer gadget (analog clock).
                    Enhanced Calendar Settings skin to support LuaCalendar options.
                    Enhanced ActiveNet plugin to enable obtaining physical CPU information (threads per core, etc.).
                    Corrected All CPU Meter core temperature display for single-threaded physical CPU cores.
                    Corrected All CPU Meter for CPUs with an odd number of logical cores (e.g., virtual machines).
                    Minor bug fixes.
1.8.0 - 2015-08-23: Revised Weather Meter to automatically select metric/standard system of measure.
                    Revised Weather Meter to automatically display dates and times per Windows Regional Settings.
                    Enhanced GPU meter to calculate percent fan utilization on systems where this data is not available to HWiNFO.
                    Corrected tooltip placement on Wireless Meter gadget when scaled greater than 100%.
                    Corrected "file not found" bugs that occurred when the path to the Resources folder contained a space.
                    Corrected ActiveNet plugin bug introduced in v1.7.0 which broke the Network and Wireless gadgets.
1.7.0 - 2015-08-11: Added GPU Meter gadget.
                    Added "All CPU Meter (for HWiNFO)" gadget variant.
                    Corrected scaling issues with Calendar gadgets.
1.6.0 - 2015-08-07: Added the ability for all Gadgets to be resized to any desired scale.
                    (Note: Weather Meter flyout and Settings skins are fixed at 100%.)
                    Added higher resolution artwork to accommodate larger gadget sizes.
                    Enhanced Drives Meter to allow monitoring any 10 drives (not just C through L).
                    Corrected Weather Meter Hungarian translation.
                    Corrected All CPU Meter to prevent hidden meters being positioned outside skin boundaries.
                    Corrected Wireless Meter signal bar positioning error.
1.5.1 - 2015-07-18: Corrected and enhanced weather and moon phase icons (no skin changes).
1.5.0 - 2015-07-03: Added Weather Meter gadget.
                    Added external IP lookup to Network and Wireless Meter gadgets.
                    Added background double-click on gadgets to match behavior of originals.
                    Corrected text placement and fixed formatting issues.
                    Revised ActiveNet plugin to work similarly to Rainmeter 3.3 (beta).
1.4.1 - 2015-06-10: Added support for SpeedFan to All CPU Meter gadget
                    Minor bug fixes.
1.4.0 - 2015-06-05: Added support for CoreTemp to All CPU Meter gadget
                    Added work-around for Rainmeter "SwapMemory" bug.
1.3.5 - 2015-05-31: Corrected errors in Network/Wireless gadgets introduced in v1.3.3.
                    Revised Settings skin UIs, bug fixes.
1.3.4 - 2015-05-15: Added disk time histogram to Drives Meter.
                    Removed dependency on Wingdings 3 font from all gadgets.
1.3.3 - 2015-05-09: Enhanced number formatting style to match original gadgets
                    Added Settings button, bug fixes.
1.3.2 - 2015-05-03: All CPU Meter enhanced to detect core count automatically.
1.3.1 - 2015-04-27: Enhanced ActiveNet plugin to retrieve the active adapter's interface ID (no skin changes).
1.3.0 - 2015-04-25: Major Network Meter enhancements.
                    Added dedicated Wireless Meter gadget to monitor wireless activity only.
1.2.0 - 2015-04-18: Enhanced Network Meter to handle specific network interfaces and improve accuracy.
1.1.0 - 2015-04-15: Added calendar variant to show current day similar to original Sidebar calendar.
                    Fixed missing font issue.
1.0.3 - 2015-04-10: Corrected Drives Meter not displaying graphs for drives 7-10.
                    Adjusted appearance of CPU Meter to more closely match original gadget.
1.0.2 - 2015-03-29: Completed Settings skins styling.
1.0.1 - 2015-03-27: Added ability to hide disks in Drives Meter.
                    Corrected text placement, bug fixes.
1.0.0 - 2015-03-23: Original release.


Attribution
  • All CPU Meter gadget based on All CPU Meter by James Musix.
  • Calendar gadget is LuaCalendar by Smurfier, with scaling enhancement added by TGonZo, and style mods by me.
  • Network Meter gadget based on NetTraffic by JSMorley.
  • Weather Meter gadget based on the Weather skin in Steampunk Cogs, Tubes and Gauges by Mordasius, on skins and translations in VClouds Weather 2 by VClouds, and includes weather icons by JSMorley (and others) with modifications by me.
  • Additional code cleanup and tweaks by Milamber33.
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:icondeadlym:
Deadlym Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
Hello,

Network Meter, does anyone know how to stop the net graph Auto scaling, id rather it was set to my max download speed all the time, what I refer to as my "ISP pipe size"

Thanks
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SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Mar 9, 2017
You will need to make the following changes to the skin file.

[Edit -- See below]

I believe this is all that is required, but I have not tried it myself.
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:icondeadlym:
Deadlym Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
Wow that was fast!

Ok that doesn't seem to work, all data transfers even small ones are way off the graph top.
an more ideas ?

Thanks
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:iconsilverazide:
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
OK, I was doing this from memory without trying it, so the above instructions aren't quite right.  Restore the skin .ini back to its original state, then try this:

1. Find the [StyleGraph] section and change the AutoScale value to 0.
2. Find the [MeasureNetInGraph] section and add the following 2 lines.  Change "xx.xx" to your max network speed in megabits/sec (as shown by speedtest.net or equivalent).

MinValue=0.0
MaxValue=(xx.xx * 1048576 / 8)

3.  Repeat the previous step for [MeasureNetOutGraph], using the same 2 lines.

Refresh the skin and you should be OK.
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:icondeadlym:
Deadlym Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
One more question

If changing the update period for refreshing the gadget, that will mess with the reported speeds achieved and graphs results. 
However I dont think this affects CPU meter results if its update period is changed, can you confirm ?

Thanks
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SilverAzide Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
There is no point in increasing the refresh rate to more than once per second.  Windows doesn't update the performance counters any faster than that anyway.  If you want more "spiky" graph results, edit the skin and change the "SmoothFactor" variable to 1 to eliminate any curve smoothing.   This only affects the graph, everything else updates once per second.
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:icondeadlym:
Deadlym Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Ok, here is my thought process.....
Increasing the update period was hopefully to reduce the amount of total CPU usage and also to stop 4 gadgets potentialy updating at almost the exact same time, so if the update periods were skewed they would average out any CPU usage
(Trying to avoid the chance of FPS drops in games - these gadgets are on my second monitor so still get redrawn even if gaming)

?
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SilverAzide Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
I see, you are looking to reduce the update rate, not increase it....  Well, it's just my two cents, but here are my thoughts.  First, for some reason I can't explain, the Gadget that takes the most CPU is the Drives Meter (for me, anyway).  It might be because it has way more measures and meters than any other, even though almost all of them are disabled.  So avoid that one if you can.  Second, I would think that your frame rate would be more affected by your video card GPU performance than any impact Rainmeter would have on your CPU.  But if you want to reduce Rainmeter's impact on your system, I'd avoid the Weather Meter as it pings weather.com every 15 minutes, and don't use any third-party plugins (HWiNFO, Speedfan, CoreTemp).
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:icondeadlym:
Deadlym Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
Thanks again for the rapid response

Just tried it at work in my lunch break
That's working now!
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:iconhmn:
hmn Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello,
Missing "DynamicVariables = 1" for "[MeasureRunCommand(driveletter)]" in drive meter. Does not update to insert USB key
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SilverAzide Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
Hello!  I don't think DynamicVariables is needed (I could be wrong, I didn't try it to confirm).  This measure runs only once on startup and initializes the measure a single time.  Make sure you are using the latest Gadgets, as there was a bug I think you reported that I fixed.
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:iconhmn:
hmn Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In fact, I have just updated my updated version, but I discovered this bug: when have inserted a usb key for a drive letter not displayed, it is necessary to update the skin to be able to click correctly for the opening of the Explorer.
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SilverAzide Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
Hm... OK, I will test this, and if it is broken I will post a new revision.  I've made some other revisions that I need to post anyway.  Thanks for the feedback!
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:iconhmn:
hmn Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my sources

Drivemeter 2.2.0 (tweaked version) by hmn
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:iconsilverazide:
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Mar 9, 2017
Nice!  :)
But I tried plugging, unplugging, replugging USB drives and all is working OK.  These measures should not need DynamicVariables because there are no variables being referenced that change value, and UpdateDivider is -1 so it only runs once.  If you look at the measures on the About screen, the values for all 24 drives are getting set one time at startup and never change after that. :(
Not sure why you are seeing something different...  :-/
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haudankaivajasi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
For some reason the GPU meter doesn't show fan RPM although it shows the percentage and graph for it (RPM always 0)
Any fix for this? :o Got Rainmeter 4.0.0 and HWiNFO64 5.44 running
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:iconhaudankaivajasi:
haudankaivajasi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
Ok, thanks! Got it fixed :)
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:iconsilverazide:
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
Verify that you have configured the Gadget properly.  The HWiNFO.inc file has instructions on this.  Some machines have the GPU fan sensor on the motherboard, not the graphics card.  If your system's graphics card reports fan RPM, follow the instructions in the file to disable the motherboard sensor setting.  Once that's done, the Gadget will read the RPM from the GPU fan sensor.
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SpudHead42 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 14, 2017  New Deviant
I hope you can help. I'd like the CPU meter to show the Actual, changing clock speed for a system with a variable frequency. How can I change the .ini to do so?

Thanks
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:iconsilverazide:
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2017
Hello!  No need to make any changes to the .INI, it already does this.  The problem is that Windows (and Rainmeter) does not report the clock speed when overclocking, it just reports the base clock.  To report the actual clock, you will need to use HWiNFO.  Follow the instructions in the HWiNFO.inc file (open the GPU Metter settings and click the Notepad icon) to configure HWiNFO.  It's a pain to configure, but you only need to do it once.
The Rainmeter forum has some additional info here: forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.….
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:iconspudhead42:
SpudHead42 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  New Deviant
Thank you for your very prompt reply, but i think I'm missing something. I'm using HWiNFO and the accompanying variant for rainmeter and the gadget is showing the overclocked frequency, but it's not changing as the CPU freq is changing in real time. I checked HWiNFO but itself isn't changing either. Is HWiNFO.inc supposed to change what HWiNFO is monitoring and reporting to Rainmeter? If so, I'm at a loss as to how to change it from reporting a static freq. to a varying one.

Thx again.
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SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2017
The frequency shown in the Gadget is the maximum frequency of all the physical cores, so it is possible that the value is not changing (or changing very little), especially if you have your Windows power profile set to maximum performance.  However, the HWiNFO Sensor panel should list each physical core separately (e.g., "Core #0 Clock", etc., one for each physical core), and the Current column should show frequency values for each core that are bouncing around at least a little bit.  If HWiNFO is not showing any change in the clock speed, then that seems to me that your clock isn't changing.  I've never seen HWiNFO be wrong, so perhaps you can ask around on the HWiNFO forums why that would be.

For your other question, HWiNFO.inc does not control what HWiNFO is monitoring, it controls what sensors the CPU Meter Gadget is reporting on.  As I wrote in the instructions, the sensor and entry IDs will be different for different motherboards/hardware.

Hope this helps!
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nerokila Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  New Deviant
Hi,

I'm new to using rainmeter and your skin. It's really awesome but the GPU meter is not working for me.

HWiNFO, CoreTemp & SpeedFan are installed.

HwinFO is launched and I can see the values of my GPU changing when I reload on the "Show Shared Memory Viewer".

Any idea what I did wrong ? :/
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:iconvinylwalk3r:
Vinylwalk3r Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I might give a hand in this. My GPU gadte was also misfunctioning (if it even worked!). But I got it to work, and this is how:
1# Open up the window "GPU Meter Settings"
2# Open "Edit HWiNFO Settings"
3# Scroll down til you find this line :

; GPU 0
;
; sensor ID and instance
HWiNFO-GPU0-SensorId=0xe0002000
HWiNFO-GPU0-SensorInstance=0x0

4# Now, open the Shared Memory Viewer. You must have HWinfo running for this. Find you GPU, in my case a Nvidia GTX 970
5# Check the ID and Instance in the Shared memory viewer. I found these to be faulty, so change them if they dont are the same.
Close everything when done and refresh the skin. Hope this helped, it worked for me, so I hope it does for you to!
Lots o' Luck!
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SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2017
Hello!  You don't need all 3 apps (HWiNFO, CoreTemp, Speedfan), just use HWiNFO... it does everything the other two do. It sounds like you did not follow the instructions in the HWiNFO.inc file and configure the variables with your sensor and entry IDs.  Edit this file per the instructions and you should be good to go.
The Rainmeter forum has some additional info here: forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.…
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:iconmarvinbee:
marvinbee Featured By Owner Edited Feb 11, 2017  New Deviant
Hi, I'm new to Rainmeter, and was trying out some different skins to replace the gadgets I've been using since Windows 7. Yours is my favorite because it looks just like the original gadgets I've enjoyed for the past few years. They sit nicely in a column on the right side of the screen without taking up much space. 

The only thing I could ask for is the "photo gallery slideshow" gadget to be added to this collection. Would that be something you would consider adding? You know what I mean, right? Like the one in this file: DesktopGadgetsRevived-2.0.(exe). It fits right in with the other gadgets.

What you have here is absolutely wonderful--It's practical, concise, and just the right size.

Thank you.
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:iconsilverazide:
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
Glad you like the Gadgets.  The goal of these skins was to provide a Rainmeter equivalent of the original AddGadgets.com gadgets. As such, I have no plans to do things like a photo gallery gadget, etc.  You can easily find skins like that however, and it is not too difficult to restyle them to match the look of the AddGadgets suite.
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:iconmarvinbee:
marvinbee Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  New Deviant
OK, thanks for the info. :)
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ykkaks36 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 8, 2016
Weather Meter Possible in Japan
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SilverAzide Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
Is this a question?  If so, yes it is possible.  If you want the language in Japanese, you'll need to provide the translations since Japanese isn't included in the default set.  See this for more:  comments.deviantart.com/1/5225….
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Ry0uSh1n Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016
Any chance you could create a RSS feed? 
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SilverAzide Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
No, sorry.
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jhkk1024 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
thanks! nice skin
cpu and gpu meter temp error

imgur.com/LHZzq85

please help!
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:iconsilverazide:
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Dec 1, 2016
That's a problem with the file encoding.  Did you edit the files and save them in UTF-8?  In any case, it looks like the file isn't ANSI or Unicode format.  Using Notepad, open the INI file, select Save As, and change the Encoding option to Unicode.  It looks like you've already corrected the issue in your screenshot.  You may need to manually correct the degree symbols before saving.
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:iconciberyan:
Ciberyan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
Hello
Was  a great fan of this since many tim but late version give seems not working for Drive Metres

I get only the size of the disk, Occupation is always 100% and no traffic is indicated ...

Any idea

Previous version was working well (but dont remember the version ...)
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:iconmillardjk:
millardjk Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
Try running Rainmeter "as admin" and see if it fixes the issue; haven't found a fix, but that's a potential workaround.
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adampk17 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 16, 2017
I can confirm the same issue.  All three physical disks reading 100% activity without variance.  This had been working fine previously.  I stopped rainmeter, adjusted the compatibility tab and checked "Run as Administrator", and ran rainmeter again.  That did the trick for me too.   This is something new.
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SilverAzide Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
Is the drive you are referring to a network drive, or is it a physical drive?  If all your drives are not displaying properly, then the problem is most likely that your performance counters database is corrupt.  The Gadgets have not changed in any meaningful way, so if it was previously working then they should still work.  Keep in mind that the Gadget only is reporting what Windows is telling it.

Follow the instructions here:  support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb…

Open a command prompt as an admin and enter the following:

cd c:\windows\system32
lodctr /R
cd c:\windows\sysWOW64
lodctr /R
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Vinylwalk3r Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again SilverAzide!
I had big troubles with the Drives Meter, but after those commands you wrote there, it fixed itself! Thanks again!
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millardjk Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
I found that I had to run Rainmeter "as admin" to get the drive utilization (via PerfMon plug-in) to show; when run as a standard user, it works as Ciberyan says. Windows 10, if that helps...
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SilverAzide Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016
It should not be necessary to run Rainmeter as an admin.  I'm using Win10 as well on multiple machines and it has never been an issue.  The symptoms being reported (no read/write data and 100% activity) typically indicates that the Performance Counters are returning no data, which usually means the database is corrupted.  You can run Perfmon yourself to verify.  Not sure what more I can add, this is more of a Windows issue than an Rainmeter issue.
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Ry0uSh1n Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
I simply enjoy this skin, is there anyway you could create a RSS feed?
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nwasyko Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
any chance of using msi afterburner for GPU? My GPU and HWInfo just dont seem to be meshing well with the used/free/total memory aspects of the gpu skin, there doesnt seem to be a proper sensor to output the correct info
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SilverAzide Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
No, sorry, I don't want to create 50 flavors of skins for every app that comes along.  The MSI Afterburner plugin for Rainmeter seems to be abandoned anyway.  HWiNFO should report the correct memory usage, except if you have an AMD GPU. AMD video cards do not report the percentage of RAM used by the GPU, nor the amount of RAM in use, but perhaps Afterburner can do it (haven't tried it lately).
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Jesterhead85 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
GPU monitor doesn't work. 

Followed your instructions to a T. The sensor ID's were actually already in the config, they don't differ from what HWinInfo lists. 

using an MSI 1060 G6B. 
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SilverAzide Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Sorry, you must have missed something, because it works just fine once you have everything in place.  Check the RM About screen Log and Skins tabs to check for error messages and to see if HWiNFO is working.
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Jesterhead85 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
Your guide forgets to mention that you need to plug in the Sensor INSTANCES, not just the ID's.
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SilverAzide Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
Nope, better read it again:  ;)

; 3. For each sensor (CPU, motherboard, GPU, etc.) enter the hexadecimal ID and Instance values as
;    shown in the viewer application's "Sensor Details".

That said, the instructions do stress the IDs over the Instances, since most people only have a single CPU/GPU/Battery/etc.
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Neipas09 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
The drives meter would be perfect if it had no line graph, and the up/down speeds weren't there either.
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redorbroder Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
Thanks for the update, much appreciated, works like a charm! :D
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