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taboo_Vision Skin Rainmeter by jamien-price taboo_Vision Skin Rainmeter by jamien-price
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Sorry guys, due to outside commitments and life I can no longer provide support for this skin.

It will still work but if anyone is having trouble I'm sorry if I don't reply.

I've had nothing but heaps of GREAT responses to this skin - I'm glad everyone loved it as much as they did. ^_^
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# taboo_Vision, a skin for RainMeter,
# by Jamien Price



Download link:
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Hit the download button to the top left to get this skin.



Pics:
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For a screenshot of all apps in action:
[link]

And for a mix of the black and white skins:
[link]



Intro:
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My skin, taboo_Vision, is a modification/upgrade/tidy up/tweaking of Jiri Mahel's skin HUD.Vision.

HUD.Vision is one of the most popular skins for Rainmeter and one that I fell in love with, however I felt it needed just a few modification to make it truly fantastic. To anyone that has used HUD.Vision I hope you too feel taboo_Vision improves on what was already a fantastic skin, and to those of you that haven't I hope you love my skin just the same.

Any complaints, bugs, complements or requests can be sent to jamien_price@hotmail.com. I would love to hear from you all :D.



So, what's changed?:
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General Updates:
* Did a mass overhaul on the folder structure to make it more visual and user friendly.
* Generally tidied up code where I saw fit.
* Did away with the "Black" and "White" subfolders and put each .ini together prefixed with a "B-" or a "W-".
* Removed the "Happy Name Day" skin.
* Made a very handy Reminders skin.
* Fixed the issue with the System Information skin where it will cut of some of the text.
* Removed the word "vision" from the skin names, it felt inconsistent.
* Made the previous and next track buttons on the Foobar skin the correct image.
* Changed to colour of all "bar graphs" on the white skins to a salmon colour (HDD and Battery skins).
* Added a dot (typically on the top-right of each skin) to give the mouse something to right click on and grab when moving the skins around. Also, double clicking this dot will open the folder that the .ini is in for that skin.
* I've also given the option to make the dot either white or salmon by changing the name of one file ##read instructions below##.
* In the case of the CalendarDays skin I made it so double-clicking the day marker will open its .ini folder.
* Made the marker for the day on the Calendar skin the same salmon colour.
* Any skin with a "line graph" originally had two options. One where the space under the line had a slight shading and one where the space under the line was empty. I deleted all the one's with shading as I felt they looked less classy, however with enough demand I can put them back in.
* Combined the network and the network zOOm folders.

Date Skin Updates:
* Removed the extra unnecessary text explaining the order the date is written in.
* Changed the Date skin format so the day is on top and the complete date is on the bottom. Much nicer to view.

Clock Skin Updates:
* Removed the second hand from the clocks to make them look less cluttered. It has only been commented out in the .ini however so it can easily be brought back.
* Added hourly markings on the clocks.
* Made the analogue time in the clocks a little smaller and readable.
* Renamed the clock .ini's to be either 12 or 24.
* Changed the name of the hour, minute and second .png's to English.
* Modified the hour, minute and second hands slightly.

HDD Update:
* Removed the HDD2 and HDD3 folders and made the HDDx folder refer to drive G. This folder can be easily edited to refer to whichever drive you wish by replacing any occurences of "G:" with the drive you wish to refer to.
* Made the "bar graph" for the white skin a salmon colour.
* Made it so double clicking the bar graph will open up its .ini folder.



Installation:
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0.) install Rainmeter, project live ! [link] :)

1.) Extract .zip to you Rainmeter directory.

1.1) only for installation to !!! Windows Vista !!!
Right click on your Rainmeter folder and uncheck the "Read only" box,
apply it to all files and subfolders. Now you can use taboo_Vision as
it did in Windows XP.

2.) change weather dest.
Now go to www.weather.com and search the name of city you want the weather of. Once the page loads,
look at the link up in your browser's address bar. For example, one of the cities I used was Brno, and
after searching on weather.com, the resulting page's
link was: weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/EZXX0002?from=recentsearch code for Brno EZXX0002

3.) only for "Picture Browser & Changing Wallpapers"
download NCONVERT [link] and install to to Windows directory.
edit all ini files in directory "Picture.Browser+Wallpapers and
settings Monitor Resolution, example 1280x800 defined "-resize 1280 0"
and defined image path in variables "ImagePath".

4.) only for Foobar2000 "WinAmp+Foobar interface"
download [link]
must install the special Winamp API file foo_winamp_spam.dll
into the folder: C:\Program Files\foobar2000\Components\.



Weather Instructions:
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To change the destination for your weather:

1) Open your web browser and go to www.weather.com

2) At the top of this website is a search box. Type in you're destination. Lets say "Peru".
2.1) Before clicking "search" wait a sec. and a list of close matches should show up below the search box. Choose the one closest to you.
2.2) If 2.1 DOESN'T happen don't worry, just click search.

3) Take note of the link. It should look something like this:
[link] The part you are interested in is everything after the "local/" and before the "?" so "USIA0679". Copy this code.

4) Now, go to your taboo_Vision weather folder (default: C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Skins\taboo_Vision\Weather) there should be four .ini's in here.

5) Open each .ini in a text editor and search for "dest=", paste your "location code" after the equals (removing the one that's already there).
5.1) A few lines below "dest=" is another variable called "SCALE=". If you have "SCALE=m" it will show your temperatures in

6) Right click on your Rainmeter system bay icon and click "Refresh All", or if Rainmeter is closed open it.

7) The weather skin should now fetch the data for YOUR location.



Reminders Instructions:
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If you have installed Rainmeter to its default location (C:\Program Files\Rainmeter) No configuration should be necissary. However if you want the reminders skin to read a text file in a different location follow these instructions.

1) Go to "*Rainmeter Root*\Skins\taboo_Vision\Reminders".

2) There should be four or three files in this folder
- B-Reminders.ini
- W-Reminders.ini
- Reminders.txt, and maybe
- redme (reminders).txt

3) Open each .ini and look for the line that says "Path=C:\Program Files..." (it should be about 14 lines down). Change the path after "Path=" to point to your .txt file.

4) The Reminders skins should now display any text typed into that file.
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:iconin2oblivion:
in2oblivion Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
 I know the author is no longer providing support. However, the download link has no file. Can anyone provide a workable link to download this great looking skin?

TY
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:iconfrankjacques:
frankjacques Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
same here
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:iconstupidpower:
stupidpower Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Any idea how to get graphs for CPU5 and CPU6? Amazing theme btw!
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:iconstupidpower:
stupidpower Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Also my CPUtemp isn't showing anything :/
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:iconash78663:
Ash78663 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
THis iS GooD Thnks...
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:iconeddiket:
eddiket Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Artist
No taboo for me . I totally love it !!!! Supported of not , it provides a great base to work from .  Fffffanks !!
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:iconalin007:
Alin007 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Great !!!
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:iconsamanthuel:
Samanthuel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First of all thanks dude for a great looking skin!

Secondly, I know jamien-price has said he is no longer supporting this, but if anyone else hanging around here happens to have a bit of skill with rainmeter stuff-
I'd like to make a clock that looks the same as the taboo-vision calendar.
24 hours laid out horizontally, with the current hour highlighted.
Ostensibly this is pretty simple, but my experience with the rainmeter language is pretty minimal.

Any help?
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:icondiezelcloud:
DiezelCloud Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
although, feel free to delete my above comment, because you seem to have thoroughly checked the download when another user's software found a Trojan, could be a false alarm but I use McAffe :/
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:icondiezelcloud:
DiezelCloud Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
umm, so about the Trojan that comes free with the download? Nice gadget though :)
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:iconrakila:
rakila Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Lookince good :-)
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:icon12570:
12570 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
网络监控为什么不加上速度显示呢?
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:iconthekjub:
thekjub Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconthekjub:
thekjub Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
core temp plugin is right in place but error .... file error ... c/....rainmeter/plugin/../plugin/coretemp.dll ... > plugin/../plugin ... ?????
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:iconbusterben:
Busterben Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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:iconviccime:
viccime Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
how come the weather is not working, i aldy change my area code for 4 ini files in weather plz help me thx alot
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:iconviccime:
viccime Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
i dont know how to install it at all, my english's not that good can any1 help me plz?
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:iconfalanga:
falanga Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Cool config :thumbsup:
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:iconjamien-price:
jamien-price Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
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Sorry guys, due to outside commitments and life I can no longer provide support for this skin.

It will still work but if anyone is having trouble I'm sorry if I don't reply.

I've had nothing but heaps of GREAT responses to this skin - I'm glad everyone loved it as much as they did. ^_^
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:iconrouru-sakai:
Rouru-Sakai Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
I cant get the cpu temp to work D: But besides that its beautiful.
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:icongamecockwarrior:
GamecockWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Is there any way to get the weather info to automatically refresh more often than every hour or so like it does now? I'd like to update every 10 minutes or so if possible. I tried changing UpdateRate= but that did nothing.

Also, when I hit the "button" on the top left that is supposed to refresh the weather info, I get a large N/A. What's up with that?

Thanks in advance for any help that can be offered. I love everything else about this skin.
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:iconbals2oo8:
bals2oo8 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
love this skin. great job. the only thing i would like to change is the winamp controls . how would i go about changing them for WMP
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:iconkcmacdaddy:
KCMacDaddy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
i pressed download and bitdefender detected a trojan>_>
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:iconjamien-price:
jamien-price Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
I assure you it's a clean file :O. Bit defender must somehow be giving you a false positive.

I implore you all to do your own scan but I can confirm it's a clean download.

I've just tested it with the latest Nod32 virus scanner and it turned up clean on my own hdd.

I also checked to the download with OnlineLinkScanner [link] Also came back clean (and by all means I suggest you try yourself).

And I also just submitted it to Kaspersky [link] and that ALSO came back clean as you can see here: [link] ;-).

-J.
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:iconkcmacdaddy:
KCMacDaddy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
yeah it was a false positive^^ ment to say so, but i totally forgot=P sorry about that.. not the first time bitdefender has done that tho-_-
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:iconjamien-price:
jamien-price Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
No worries man, thanks for the heads up none the less :D.
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:iconmspek:
Mspek Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome skin, is there anyway to make the black darker?
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:iconjamien-price:
jamien-price Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Yes,

Although easy to do it may be tedious as you will need to modify the ini of each skin you want to use.

First things first I suggest you make a copy of the folder in-case you screw something up :D. You can of course always come back here and re-download it ;-).

Open up the .ini for any skin and you will notice a block of code near the top that will look similar to this:

"fontColor.Text=0, 0, 0, 160
bar.color=0, 0, 0, 50
graph.line1=0, 0, 0, 75
graph.line2=0, 0, 0, 37"

Each line defines a colour for a certain aspect of the skin. For example "0, 0, 0, 50" - the "0, 0, 0" part refers to an RGB colour (lowest value 0, highest value 256), in this case the colour is black. The ", 50" refers to its opacity, in this case it's 50% opaque. Playing with this last value and increasing it will darken the black colour.

Let me know if you run into trouble :D.

-J.
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:iconmspek:
Mspek Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ahh it worked thank you! thank you! thank you!
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:iconroarkeqstratton:
roarkeqstratton Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Great skin! :] Hope you don't mind, but I used it here: [ l i n k ] !
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:iconjamien-price:
jamien-price Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Not at all, the whole thing looks fantastic... thanks for the credit.
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:iconemey87:
emey87 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi! I installed today rainmetter and downloaded your skin and i´m impressed, my desktop looks really nice now.

But.. I have a purpose to upgrade it... on the winamp_foobar tool, it would be great to include something like an icon that launchs the software, right now i´m trying to program it.

Thanks for your grat skin and sorry about my poor english! XD
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:iconjamien-price:
jamien-price Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
That isn't such a bad idea emey87. I think I will add it into the next release. If you come up with anything I would love to see it, it may even save me doing it myself ;-).

-J.
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:icongalizo:
Galizo Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Looks great, good job
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:iconjamien-price:
jamien-price Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Cheers Galizo, ;)

-J.
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