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Skyrim Desktop 1.02 by yorgash Skyrim Desktop 1.02 by yorgash
Skyrim Desktop - a Rainmeter to control and monitor your Windows!

Top wallpaper is Beauty of Skyrim - IX by MuuseDesign.
Others can be found on the official TES V - Skyrim page.

Updates:
1.02:
- Included truetype version of Trajan Pro font

1.01:
- Cleaned up the code
- Fixed some window position issues regarding on top / on bottom orders

The skin includes:
- Top dock that can be activated by moving the mouse to the top left corner when desktop is not showing
- Left side bar, a launcher for 5 x 15 applications, and switches mode for bottom bar
- Bottom bar that can be either system monitoring, weather forecast or media control
- Config utility: set your media player, weather location and units, drives you want to monitor, as well as the application categories for the launcher, and the applications themselves; you can just browse for a file to add it to the launcher!
You might have to install the Trajan fonts located in the resources\Fonts folder of the skin manually

Probably adding to the skin later!

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How the skin works:
- Top dock in the middle lets you access the sidebar (Start), or turn it off. It also lets you access the system tray, and switch between running applications.
- The config on the top dock lets you configure the launcher's categories, and its applications - 5 x 15 programs. It also lets you configure what media player to use, your weather code and weather units.
- Sidebar launches your programs, or the user's files (documents, etc). It also switches the modes for the bottom bar, or turn it off in case you don't need it.
- Bottom bar has 3 modes. A system monitoring mode, with HDD / RAM / CPU usage, but you can extend it to show the top demanding process, your ping to a given server and system uptime. The second mode is a media controller, with album art, seeking in track, volume control and play/pause/next/prev playback control. The third is a weather display, that can be minimized / extended into 4 days forecast.
- The little transparent Skyrim icon stay on top of open windows, gets almost fully transparent on mouseover, and most importantly when fullscreen, it sets the middle dock in top of other windows unless you move your cursor further away from the dock. By getting it on top though, you can use the left side launcher without interrupting your current work session. After either launching an app with the left side launcher, or dismissing the dock though it's set back to normal (desktop) position.

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What next:

I'm planning on making a matching visual style after the final release of the skin, with a simplistic manner, but this time a light one - the frames dark, but the main part of the windows will be light gray (reverse of the original).
It will be a visual style for everyday easy use.


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Contact:

- mail: yorgash@mailbox.hu 
- Steam account: yorgaSh
- Skype: yorgash55
- and of course, you can contact me here, too.

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If you like my work and want to see more, or support the making you can donate via PayPal at yorgash@mailbox.hu paypal address.
You can also purchase the premium content as a form of donation.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-02-25
:icondrexom:
Drexom Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm "kit bashing" for lack of a better phrase, and the top bar from this works perfectly with the rest of my bits.
How does one change the border line color of said top bar to something whiter?
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:icondrexom:
Drexom Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never mind. I'm a stupy.
Awesome!
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh was just about to answer before noticing your self-reply. 

Glad you could manage it :)
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:icondrexom:
Drexom Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. Just did some poking in the resource folder.
Thanks for putting this out. It works absolutely perfect with my setup :)
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:iconrenimous:
Renimous Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this but I have NO idea how I would customize the side dock, for my other drive.  I use my d drive for my documents/music/ etc...so when I click my name to access the documents, it takes me to the C drive by default when I need to set for D drive.  

I also cant seem to get foobar2k to work with the setting in config.  it doesnt sync.  Is there anything specific I need to do? thanks!
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Edited Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello there!

If you open up the config utility, you can browse for each links' folder with Rainbrowser (you can type in the name, like "documents", then use the little arrow that says "set path" to browse for the folder to be opened). Alternatively, you can edit your \Rainmeter\Skins\Skyrim\Resources\dock.inc file to manually type in the names and paths to open.

Taken from Rainmeter's manual:

foobar2000PlayerName=CAD
Fully supported. The foo_cad plugin (download) needs to be installed.
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:iconrenimous:
Renimous Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! love this theme :) 
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:iconmaster412160:
master412160 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No install instructions.... How useful. 
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Install is only a double click on the .rmskin file, given you have Rainmeter installed (that you can get from rainmeter.net).
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:iconmaster412160:
master412160 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah it works now, only need to get the windows theme to work. See my other comment in the other topic.
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:iconflameous-thedragon:
Flameous-TheDragon Featured By Owner Edited Sep 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is utterly amazing!! :D Very nice work, it looks epic!

I've got one question: In the bottom bar, system tab, how can I change the D: and E: to F: ? I'd like to only have the C: and F: drives showing up.
Thanks and once again, amazing work! :D
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome, I'm glad you like it!

Hmm I made it with 3 drives always showing (if you go to the top bar -> config, you can find which 3 it shows in the "system" tab). If I won't get lazy, I'll make an update where you can hide the 3rd drive.
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:iconflameous-thedragon:
Flameous-TheDragon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for replying!

Does it monitor pen drives? 'Cause my pen drive is plugged into Drive E: which is being monitored in the System tab, but it says 0.0 instead of its actual free space.
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not sure how the plugin was written, might only monitor hard drives.
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:iconflameous-thedragon:
Flameous-TheDragon Featured By Owner Edited Sep 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Might be that, yeah. Thanks for replying :)
One more question, in the dock.ini file, what should I write in order for the PC to open Computer, Control Panel, etc?

Thanks :)
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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:iconflameous-thedragon:
Flameous-TheDragon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome :)
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:icondarkness30xx:
Darkness30XX Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
I love this theme and have been using for a long time.  However, I've wanted to change the directories of some of my applications and the Set Path isn't working.  It worked when I first set it up but hasn't worked since.  Clicking it does nothing.
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Strange.
Well if reinstalling the skin doesn't resolve it, you can still manually edit the dock's variables in your \Documents\Rainmeter\skins\Skyrim\resources folder; open dock.inc file with any text editor, and you'll see the list of variables it uses.

Cat1 .. Cat5: the main categories' name (Programs / Games / Internet / System / Places by default).

The rest go like "C1aName", where:

C1aName: Category 1 (Programs) - ranging from C1 to C5
C1aName: a - the first item of the category - ranging from "a" to "o"
C1aName: Name or Path. By name you can set the name it displays. The path is what it will launch. This way you can time in either a file to run (be it an exe file, doc file or text file), a web link (www.google.com will launch google with your default browser), or a folder (by typing in C:\ it will open up your drive C: in explorer).
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:iconforeverlore:
foreverlore Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I really hate asking, but I adore your work, and was wondering if theres a way to attach the links (through config) to urls? (im a noob, i know T_T) <3
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
There is some way, I will check up on it whenever I have the time, and make one of the tabs able to link for URLs.
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:iconforeverlore:
foreverlore Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Have I mentioned I love you? <3
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:iconrazor291:
razor291 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Hey I love your rainmeter skin and I've been using it for quite a while now, but I can't figure out how to change the time from the 24 hour version to the 12 hour one. Is there a way to change it?
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks; somehow I've forgotten about it... I might do an update to it later with the ability to switch between 12 / 24 hour format.
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:iconpiroxicam:
piroxicam Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
need a help, the set path in the config section is not working for me, what can i do?
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not sure if it is some kind of error or not, but try clicking on the arrow like thing on the right side (just a bit to the left to "Set Path"); if it doesn't bring up Rainbrowser, I'm not sure what the reason is.
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:iconlevianum:
levianum Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
can't set the path on apps
i clicked set path but nothing happens
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:iconrazor291:
razor291 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
One possible thing is that your antivirus is blocking it like mine was. You can the file (C:\Users\(Your Username)\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Skyrim\resources\Addons\RainFile)  as an exception in your antivirus' list
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:icondarkness30xx:
Darkness30XX Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
I'm having the same issue but it did work at one time.  I tried adding it to my exception list but it still isn't working.
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not sure if it is some kind of error or not, but try clicking on the arrow like thing on the right side (just a bit to the left to "Set Path"); if it doesn't bring up Rainbrowser, I'm not sure what the reason is.
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:iconthedongfather:
TheDongfather Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I can't seem to get the weather to work. I've found my area code and put it into the box but it still won't show the weather
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hmm if you tell me your city name, I probably can dig up the correct weather code; sometimes it's kind of hard to get the right one if you're not used to using Rainmeter's weather plugins.
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:iconthedongfather:
TheDongfather Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Herne Bay in Kent, South East England
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This should be it (I hope):
23078
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:iconthedongfather:
TheDongfather Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
It worked, thanks :)
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome, glad I could help :)
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:iconsypspi:
sypspi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
I get an error when trying to use the skin, it says: Invalid package: Skyrim_desktop_1_02_by_yorgash-d77f1z8.rmskin. The Skin Packager tool must be used to create valid .rmskin packages.
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm not sure how that happened.
Do you have the latest Rainmeter skin?
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I meant Rainmeter version installed.
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:iconthatperson3850:
ThatPerson3850 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
How do you set the location for the weather bar and change it from Celsius to Fahrenheit?
Ugh. I feel like an idiot for asking this, but I've been staring at the edit txt for about an hour wondering what the heck to do.  
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
For the weather code:
Go to yahoo.weather.com and search for your city name (even if it automatically displays your location, search for it), then copy the last couple of numbers from the URL.
After this, open the config utility I made on the top bar, you can paste the numbers to the weather code, and change the weather units there as well.
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:iconthatperson3850:
ThatPerson3850 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Thank you! I kept forgetting about that config tab, but I can't seem to get the music player to set to the Windows Media Player.
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ThatPerson3850 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Crap. Right after I posted this, I realized WMP was Windows Media Player.
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:icondeelo:
deelo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh-Sum-Ness!! Fav'd :D
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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:iconredmay33:
RedMay33 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another question from me. I want to add Smite to my games tab, but the Smite launcher is a bit odd. I'm curious if you would know how to add it. The launcher isn't an actual item. The short cut on my desktop loads a Hi-Rez launcher and then opens the Smite tab, it's the only way to open it because if you open up the launcher normally it doesn't work. Would you happen to know how to do this? (Hope I explain myself enough)
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If I had it installed myself, I might be able to come up with a solution, but I can't think of a good method this way, sorry.
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Artwolfou Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Hello :). A very nice work /clap. I had a lot of fun to look inside each file .ini to personalize the GUI as I wanted :D. Just one question for anyone who are able to answer it: How to define the path set in the "config" menu. I tried different things and every time got the same result => Open a Internet Explorer page :x.
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You can click on the right side, just where the little arrow-like thing appears a little left to the text "set path" itself and browse for a file (or a folder for the 5th, Places category).
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