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Desk Cloud 2.1 by UltimateRT Desk Cloud 2.1 by UltimateRT
:new:Desk Cloud 2.1.1* BETA (Actually it's 2.2)

Desk Cloud 2.1


Rainmeter skin suite - Desk Cloud 2.1 is made by ~UltimateRT with significant help from ~VClouds.
Big thanks to ~poiru and ~Wasky1 for Gmail code, and ~GuillenDesign for launcher icons.


People who leaved suggestions


~blurokr, ~Janiel1984, ~Ehcorn, ~peota, ~Indigo-Glow, ~FaithFX


Credits


Wallpaper by ~liqui


Panels included


✔ System (Power, HDD, Network, CPU, RAM, SWAP, Recycle bin)
✔ File Browser (To browse your system)
✔ Notes (Big and small)
✔ User panel (Links, user name, user image, start button)
✔ Google search (To search in Google)
✔ deviantART RSS feed (Three sizes)
✔ RSS feed reader (customizable, with three feeds at the same time)
✔ Weather (Two sizes, customizable)
✔ Music player (WMP, Winamp)
✔ Launcher (Customizable, with 84 different icons at the same time)
✔ Clock (Date, day, time, analog clock)
✔ Gmail (Two sizes)
✔ Slideshow (Customizable)
✔ Games suite (Many panels with game logos to launch them, customizable)
✔ Separator (Use to separate panels 25 pixels from edges of the screen)


Updates and stuff...


Download additional panels here and watch a video tutorial how to set up the whole thing here


Edit


1/10/2012: In order to update the suite you'll need to download it again (if you've downloaded it before).
1/15/2012: Added tabs system for games suite (requested by ~Nimzerz). Fixed problems with paths.


Suggestions to improve this suite are welcome.

2012 ~UltimateRT, ~VClouds
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:iconzombiex100:
Zombiex100 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2015
How do I change the location for the weather? I also need to change the km to miles. And also the apps on the launcher panel. annnnnd the mail.
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:iconanindependentguineve:
I love this skin but am having trouble changing the weather location. I am very new to customization and don't know code.  I'm just a geek girl messing around but would love to have this weather skin on my desktop.  However, I don't live in Latvia, so that weather doesn't really work.  :-)  Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
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ikiikibanaan Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2014
I love this skin, but can someone help me with a little problem I have? I want to change the battery part in the systems panel to my D disk, how do I do that? (I use rainmeter on my desktop, so there's no point in showing the battery, it's always 100%).
I changed the battery part to the following, but it shows up empty:

[MeasureDiskFree]
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive= D:
IfAboveValue=3
IfAboveAction=!Execute [!RainmeterHideMeter alarm1]
IfBelowValue=3
IfBelowAction=!Execute [!RainmeterShowMeter alarm1]

[MeasureDiskTotal]
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive= D:
Total=1

[MeasureAlways1]
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Total=1
MaxValue=1
MinValue=0
UpdateDivider=86400

-------------------------------

[MeterDiskFree]
Meter=STRING
MeasureName=MeasureDiskFree
X=10
Y=70
FontFace=Segoe UI
FontSize=9
FontColor=255,255,255,150
StringAlign=left
AntiAlias=1
AutoScale=1
NumofDecimals=2
Text="Free: %1B"

[MeterDiskNum]
Meter=STRING
MeasureName=MeasureDiskUsed
X=r
Y=r
FontFace=Segoe UI
FontSize=9
FontColor=255,255,255,150
StringAlign=left
AntiAlias=1
AutoScale=1
NumofDecimals=1
Text="Used: %1B"

[MeasureDiskUsed]
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive= D:
InvertMeasure=1

[MeterDiskTotal]
Meter=STRING
MeasureName=MeasureDiskTotal
X=r
Y=r
FontFace=Segoe UI
FontSize=9
FontColor=255,255,255,150
StringAlign=left
AntiAlias=1
AutoScale=1
NumofDecimals=2
Text="Total: %1B"

[MeasureHDCFree]
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive= D:

[MeterHDCroundUsed]
Meter=ROUNDLINE
MeasureName=MeasureAlways1
X=95
Y=45r
W=70
H=70
LineWidth=5
StartAngle=4.7123889
RotationAngle=-6.2831853
LineLength=22
LineStart=17
AntiAlias=1
LineColor=255,255,255,100
Solid=1

[MeterHDCAroundFree]
Meter=ROUNDLINE
MeasureName=MeasureHDCFree
X=r
Y=10r
W=70
H=70
LineWidth=5
StartAngle=4.7123889
RotationAngle=6.2831853
LineLength=22
LineStart=17
AntiAlias=1
LineColor=255,255,255,150
Solid=1

[Alarm1]
Meter=ROUNDLINE
MeasureName=MeasureAlways1
X=r
Y=r
W=70
H=70
LineWidth=5
StartAngle=4.7123889
RotationAngle=6.2831853
LineLength=17
LineStart=0
AntiAlias=1
LineColor=230,10,10,150
Solid=1

[MeterDiskPercent]
Meter=STRING
MeasureName=MeasureDiskFree
StringStyle=bold
X=35r
Y=15r
FontFace=255,255,255,150
FontSize=9
FontColor=255,255,255,150
StringAlign=center
AntiAlias=1
AutoScale=1
Percentual=1
Postfix=%
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:iconthousand-island:
Double post
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:iconthousand-island:
Somehow I couldn't get the gmail panel to work, I tried entering my gmail name without the @gmail.com but it still shows it as N/A  : /
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:iconangerthosenear:
angerthosenear Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Few little quirks. For the RSS feed. You cannot change the first one in the config file, you have the google RSS hardcoded:

---RSS_FEED---

[Feed]
blah
blah
Url=#URL1#
blah
blah
blah

^ you have a Google RSS feed instead of the #URL1#

For the Network IP Address it's a similar thing, except it's hardcoded as a null:

[meterIPValue]
stuffs
...
Text="%1"
stuffs

^ you have something else instead of %1.

---

One thing I can't figure out now is getting the CPU speed thing to change properly. With the turbo boost feature of Intel CPUs, it only shows the base non-boost MHz. Thoughts on that?

Otherwise, SUPERB!!! I love it, fantastic work.
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:iconultimatert:
UltimateRT Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
When I made this I had an AMD K8 and it worked for its Cool'n'Quiet feature, now I have Intel ivy bridge. I've fixed the turbo clock in a newer skin, take a look at the code in this one fav.me/d6xvv89

btw, I'm aware of all the code errors I've made in this skin, I just don't have the time to fix it, I much rather code a new skin bit by bit with new features and improved (G)UI.
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:iconangerthosenear:
angerthosenear Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Sweet! That DC3 looks awesome, I'll probably start moving over to that.

Ah ok, well hopefully someone else might want the fixes if they plan to stay on DC2 for a while.
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:icongoryo41:
goryo41 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
thanks for this awesome suite
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:iconlskyfail:
lSkyfail Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
I can't visualize the album art, and don't have the "7TH" on the musicplayers (*.ini).
Sorry for bad english.
There's how i "fixed" the error.
[7th]
meter=image
ImageName=7.png
x=120
y=50
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:iconredco0on:
RedCo0on Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Hey , the middle menu here seems to work smoother than the newer version , still a bit tricky to change the layout of the links for instance if you use your own websites.
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:iconarshthind:
ArshThind Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
This is just Brilliant!!
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:iconultimatert:
UltimateRT Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconblackstrat74:
Blackstrat74 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Is it possible to have multiple mail panels? I wish to monitor 2 different gmail accounts.

Thanks!
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:iconultimatert:
UltimateRT Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, it is possible. You just need to make a copy of the folder containing the mail *.ini file and activate the copy.
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:iconblackstrat74:
Blackstrat74 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Worked like a charm! Many thanks
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:iconultimatert:
UltimateRT Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconnawmtaronyu:
Nawmtaronyu Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This Suite is by far my favorite and most used. I have modified it a lot to better suit my needs. Some of which I plan to upload as add-on's.
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:iconultimatert:
UltimateRT Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying it and yea, add-ons, go for it, maybe I'll feature them in the description. ;)
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:iconnawmtaronyu:
Nawmtaronyu Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Desk Cloud Plus+
A set of add-on's for this skin available here> [link]
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:iconsivainvincible:
sivainvincible Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
gimme the link to that wallpaper thank u
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:iconultimatert:
UltimateRT Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Description
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:iconheadspace10:
Headspace10 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Is there anyway to create my own game panels? I'd actually like to make some that simply launch certain apps. I'm using this as a HTPC setup, so large, easy to click on panels are ideal.

Great work by the way.
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:iconultimatert:
UltimateRT Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, there is a way. Locate the skin's gaming panels folder, by right clicking any of the gaming panels, choose the first option from the drop-down menu and go one folder back in your explorer, now just copy any one of the folders (or don't copy) and edit/rename the folder and files in it as you like.

Note, the images must be 400x95 pixels in resolution.

Thanks and good luck! ;)
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:iconjohnniekim:
johnniekim Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
It looks very good...
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:iconamayanina:
Amayanina Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
This is very nice, I just can't figure out how to get the gaming tabs to work...
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:iconultimatert:
UltimateRT Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Middle click on them.
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:iconamayanina:
Amayanina Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I do and I change the path but they don't work, What's the format they need to be in? I've tried several different paths to different games so I think it's just me typing it in wrong.
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:iconultimatert:
UltimateRT Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Try the path with and without quotation marks. I can't help much at the moment, because I'm not working on the project for more than half a year, if it still doesn't work just say, I'll try to fix it myself. :)
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:iconamayanina:
Amayanina Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
It's fine, after changing a few things it worked ^^

Thanks.
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:iconbroeing747:
Broeing747 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
What did you end up doing that got it to work? I'm having the same problems. I did create custom images for eve and skyrim so that might be a part of the problem (although I don't see how).
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:iconugagna:
ugagna Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Maybe you've already figured it out but for anyone else reading this might help. i had the same problem until i realized i hadn't refreshed it. Every time a change is made you need to refresh even changing the txt file. Hope this helped someone at least. :)
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:icongodlyblarg:
GodlyBlarg Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
I love you, babe, you're a great guy.
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:iconwansirpunk:
wansirpunk Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
hi there...wanna ask

how to make the DA panel work? Do i need to subscribed RSS or something?
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:iconorangeshine:
OrangeShine Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Gmail isnt working for me

It doesnt even open when I click on it (adding my email name and password into it can be done though)
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:iconorangeshine:
OrangeShine Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Gmail isnt working for me...

when I click it, it doesnt open neither
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:icondeadweight092:
deadweight092 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   Filmographer
Absolutely love it, but would like to change the icons to a pack I've downloaded elsewhere, do all the icons have to be 40x40 or is it possible to have a bigger icon set by changing the size of the launcher? I tried changing a few but it refreshed in rainmeter as blank so I changed them back.
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:iconlorlan:
Lorlan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Hi, I just wanted to know that I had to change the User.ini as some of the paths didn't work. You've set the path for the start button and text as: ["#SkinsPath#Desk Cloud 2\Resources\OpenStartMenu.exe"] But the folder in the download is called DC2. It should be: ["#SkinsPath#DC2\Resources\OpenStartMenu.exe"]. I also had to change the desktop path to: ["Shell:Desktop"] and the control panel to just [control]. But an amazing suite, if I ever saw one. I'll be using this for a long time to come! Also, not sure if you knew about Gmail's 2 step verification thing, but there's a comment below from me about needing an application specific password if someone has it setup. :)
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:iconijon203:
IJon203 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Pretty please add a League of Legends panel in the next update. I love this skin :D
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:iconvariationsportfolio:
VariationsPortfolio Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job!
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:iconbassbeat66:
BassBeat66 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
So, this is a really good suite, except I'm having some of the same issues that others are.

1. the update doesn't work, unless you need to download this in order to have the update work.

2. Changing the icons is a complete pain. You state that there's over 80 something icons you can choose from, however you don't mention where these icons are. I've looked in every folder that is tagged under this name and that of Rainmeter and other than my own downloaded icons, there's nothing from this suite.

3. From reading the comments, it would probably save you the headache and time if you just wrote up a how to. If you're going to take the time to do this right, as well as set up a YouTube video about it, why not just make a how to readme/video on how to do this? Many of the comments have been about setting up the weather, changing the panels, the launcher, etc. I fyou just included a readme on how to go about customizing this, you wouldn't be answering so many of the same questions.

I finally got the icons to work, but again, a listing of the icons that can be used would be helpful, as well as the size needed in order to insert your own icons. Not everyone is using the same programs (for instance, I NEVER use iTunes, I use Windows Media Center) and I have the icon for it, but can't use it as I can't get the image to show up.

Again, a helpful how to would be useful, especially for those who might not know/are new to rainmeter.
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:iconultimatert:
UltimateRT Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
1)Forget the update, some moron reported it for malware, instead use the beta in description.

2) There is space for 84 different icons, not icons itself and if you'd want to change them or add some, you'd first check the size of the originals - ain't that hard if you know how to make an icon. I don't remember much, but icons should be in the launchers root directory.

3) There actually is a video tutorial in the description.

3.5) New beta's setup panel is pretty much self-explanatory.

4) I don't use iTunes either. (:

Sorry if I've disappointed you with all this set up madness, but I really don't have time for doing any more Rainmeter and stuff, in fact there won't even be a new beta version of this skin till Christmas holidays.
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:iconxanderxander:
xanderxander Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Oh! And the nameplate panel with the suit icon... I couldn't successfully edit that either.
I'm hopeless.
Again, please help! aha xD
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:iconultimatert:
UltimateRT Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm really not in for this right now, so the best way for you would be if you download the beta (link in description) and click on the clock to bring up 'cpanel', from there on it should be smooth sailing. About the weather: [link]
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xanderxander Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I love this design and the functionality of it... however I can't get my Gmail to work on the desktop and I can't figure out how to edit the weather panel. It has the weather for Latvia... when I live in California.
Please help!
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:iconlorlan:
Lorlan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
As for the weather, if you right click where it says Latvia,it will open up a window where you can change the "Location", this is right at the top. To change the Country Code for the location go to here: [link] Then search for the city/country/wherever it is you want to show the weather for. Then in the address bar, copy the country code and paste it into the setup window :)
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:iconlorlan:
Lorlan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Open up the Gmail panel, hover over the "N/A" text and then right click it. This will open a window where you can input your username and password. A VERY important note, if you've turned "2 Step Verification" on for Gmail, you will need to use an "Application Specific Password" in the setup window for the Gmail skin. You can generate one by opening up Gmail in a browser, then click your name in the top right corner of Gmail, click "Account". Look on the left where it says "Security", then click "Edit" next to where it says 2 Step Verification. It will now probably ask you to type in your password again, just type in your normal password. Click "Manage Application Specific Passwords". Generate a new application specific password and then just copy and paste this into the Gmail Skin's setup window. Sorry for the big explanation, but I like to tell people things step by step so no one gets lost/confused :)
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henrydns Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i use this, but i cant right click when i wants to edit weather, user information?! how to edit it?!
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:iconlepiz07:
lepiz07 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
I was using omina 5 before.. I spent like, ages, getting it just right. 2 minutes with your skin. BOOM. like a boss. Love it!
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:iconultimatert:
UltimateRT Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! You should try the beta of upcoming update for my skin, you'll be able to set it up under a minute. [link]
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