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# taboo_Vision, a skin for RainMeter,
# by Jamien Price
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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 . 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.


Licensing: the artist has specified that ports and mods are allowed.

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Comments (12)

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I use HUS.Vision a lot, and I much prefer having the shaded area below.
Also, a lot of them are neat little additions, but salmon just doesn't work. Part of HV's charm is that it's just black and white. Adding an actual color takes away from that, as HV was meant to be used with monochrome backgrounds.

I like the weather a LOT though. I'm keeping that one.

If you want to really fix up the RSS reader, take a look at bluefeed, and work in some of their code. helk, I might do it myself.

I like the idea of the clickable button, but to stick with the HUD.V look a bit more, I'd suggest a grey square.

I like what you tried to do, and I'm going to use a few of these (with my own mods of course).

Sun, May 10th at 03:44pm (4 years ago)
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I use HUD.Vision a lot, and I much prefer having the shaded area below.
Also, a lot of them are neat little additions, but salmon just doesn't work. Part of HV's charm is that it's just black and white. Adding an actual color takes away from that, as HV was meant to be used with monochrome backgrounds.

I like the weather a LOT though. I'm keeping that one.

If you want to really fix up the RSS reader, take a look at bluefeed, and work in some of their code. helk, I might do it myself.

I like the idea of the clickable button, but to stick with the HUD.V look a bit more, I'd suggest a grey square.

I like what you tried to do, and I'm going to use a few of these (with my own mods of course).

Sun, May 10th at 03:45pm (4 years ago)
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And how do I delete comments? I hate typos.

Sun, May 10th at 03:45pm (4 years ago)
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Also, multiple cities for weather would be nice.
Sorry for all the comments.

Sun, May 10th at 03:49pm (4 years ago)
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taboo_ says:

Thanks for the enthusiasm Johncarllos. It's all things I will definitely consider. As for deleting comments I can't help I'm sorry, I'm only using this site because it's the standard for Rainmeter skins.

Don't take this as a sign of disinterest but I don't think I quite understand the point of having multiple city support in the weather skin. You can only ever be in one place at one time (unless you know something we don't John *?*). So why would you care what the weather is elsewhere? Jet-setters I suppose might have a use *shrug* =D.

-J.

Mon, May 18th at 08:39am (4 years ago)
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Have a question/problem. About a month ago I successfully installed Rainmeter and created a desktop using a combination of both Enigma and Taboo skins. The weather skin by Jamien I really like and it has been working fine up till recently when it stopped functioning altogether. I tried refreshing then removing and reinstalling the skin to no avail. All I get is the ominous "N/A". I tried installing the Enigma weather skin and it too is not working. Hmmm.......any ideas?
I really hate the thought of having to completely remove everything and start from scratch. I've invested quite a bit of time already to achieve what I have.
B -

Tue, Jul 21st at 10:41am (4 years ago)
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O.k....so Weather.com now requires registration and a license "key". It works now.

Sun, Aug 2nd at 12:55am (4 years ago)
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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.

Thu, Nov 5th at 11:10pm (4 years ago)
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Sfox444 says:

Nothing from this loads at all for me.

Wed, Dec 16th at 07:27am (4 years ago)
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yes same. does it matter if im using windows 7?

Tue, Jun 29th at 04:53pm (3 years ago)
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vincent_ says:

sorry im a total noob when it comes to stuff like this but how do i get the weather for my location?

Thu, Sep 29th at 01:09pm (2 years ago)
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vincent_ says:

nvm i think i can figure it out

Thu, Sep 29th at 01:15pm (2 years ago)


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Created by taboo_
on May 10th, 2009

66710 This work is a modification of HUD.Vision v2.2 by mepu.

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