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Artist's Note

T.B.O.T.S(V1.2) by Sephirotess:

T.B.O.T.S(V1.2): new skins (new versions) and new themes.

08/31/2015 - Big update and a lot of fix.

The brothers of the Shade (T.B.O.T.S.) little history:

"The Brothers of the Shade appeared in the galaxy in the year 2105. Pacifist of nature (according to their statements), they wished to establish friendly and lasting relations between the peoples.

Physically similar to the humans, they were welcomed to open arm. Moreover, they came while proposing, in pledge of friendship, some technology. Astonishment, they didn't ask for anything in exchange. It disrupted some skeptics. Small nonconformist groups formed themselves on the planet, to inquire into the Brothers of the Shade. The Earthman governments made the necessary in order to dissolve these small groups, of fear to crumple our " new friends ".

The Brothers of the Shade appeared especially understanding and was not offended. The "new friends" asked the authorization to install small bases on Earth, so that the humans can learn some more, on their history. The history of the Brotherses of the Shade is not different from the one of the humans. Wars, racism, fanaticism was also the gangrene of this powerful and wise people. The humans also shared their history, although this one is recent and young, in relation to the one of the Brotherses of the Shade, listed on several hundreds of thousands of years.

The Brothers of the Shade was adopted quickly by the rural, as being the big brothers, with the voices of babies. Nothing could foretell what was going to arrive..."


- 2 languages: English and French,
- text color can be modified (4 colors),
- 90 appearances,
- 4 wallpapers,
- easy configuration.

Details: click on the first panel in order to hide/show the second. The themes are centralized in the panels of the themes ("config" folder). You can visualize them, before applying a modification.

If you don't like the themes, you can disactivate them. Open the panels of the themes and click on "deactive themes". Without themes you can use transparante bars (up, down, right and left), as on SephiLite. There are 3 types of bars. One with the colors that automatically change. The second with a fix color. And the third of which you can change the colors (2 colors). Use "Configcolor" (in the folder of the bars) to modify. There are also decorative horizontal lines (up & down). Use the central button of the mouse to change their appearances (8).

Some skin are constructed in order to be placed on the bars (up or down). Some versions of skins are conceived only for the up bar (see note skin and to do skin in the screenshot). Those use the same themes and the same system (left click hide/show). Without themes, all skins can be placed on the up bar.

Section "Divers":

- Calendar: simple calendar with notes for each day of the month. Left click over the numbers (or days) in order to see yours notes in the note's panel. Close a note in order to update. Colors for week day. Differents colors for saturday & sunday. Double indicators for current day (color & square). Week number, number of day of the year... Use the arrow in order to see preview or next months,

- Calendar2: the same, but with events. Left click on the orb hide panel of the events. Right click shows panel. User can easily add new events in the "txt" files. Just click on the events panels. A "txt" file will open up. Read on the "txt" how to add events on the calendar. Left click on the date, in order to update events,

- Notes: a simple tool for taking some notes. Left click in order to open note. Your user's name will appear instead the one present on the screenshot. Second version for the up bar. Third version for 3 notes,

- To do: a simple to do list. Left click in order to open note. Your user's name will appear instead the one present on the screenshot. Second version for the up bar,

- Time: simple time panel. First panel shows short date representation and time. Second panel shows full date, uptime, day of the year and week number,

- Slideshow: with some fonctions. When the mouse is placed on the picture, the slideshow indicates the path & the name of the file. The top left button opens the folder of the pictures. The button below permits to stop and to restart the slideshow. The button to the top right has for function to offer a preview. The last one set current picture as wallpaper,

- Launcher: simple launcher for 8 software. Use the "ShorcutCreator" (in the config folder) in order to change applis, paths and icones,

- Clock: Big clock, with bell peppers as needles :-). Second version with a simply clock with date. Add 2 new versions.

- Wallpaper: shows current wallpaper. Second version for the up bar,

- Folder: shows number of files and size of some user's folders (movies, musics, pictures, documents and downloads). Left click open folder,

- Bookmarks: simple bookmarks, with 8 links. Click on the yellow orb, in order to change links and names.

Section "HDD":

- HDD (up to 3 drives): give some information about the hard disk. The first panel shows the letter of the HDD, as well as the name. It indicates the size of the disk. The second panel shows used space (Go and in percentage), as well as the free space (Go and percentage). It also indicates the activity of the disk, reading and writing. It also shows cumulatives reading and writing, by session. The activity is also indicated via little dots (animation), and via histograms. An other version (third), very simple, without activity (read, write...),

- Recycle Bin: the skin shows the number of present files and their size. It also shows the rate of replenishment of the trash. It is displayed via percentage & bar. When the number of files reached the limit fixed (250), a sound is played and the display of the rate becomes slightly bigger. Use the wheel of the mouse (scroll up), in order to change recycle bin appearance (12),

- PanelHDD: give some information about 3 drives. It indicates the total size, the letter and the name of each disk. It also shows used space (Go and in percentage), as well as the free space (Go and percentage) for each disk.

Section "Sound":

- Player: you can use different players (see configuration panel of the suite). First panel indicates the position of the title and the total length. The second panel shows name of the artist, the title of the song, title of the album and year. The player has different buttons: play/pause, stop, preview, next, volume up and volume down. The progression bar has two functions: to modify the position of the track (left click jump to 10 % forward, right click jump to 10% backward) and to open the player (double left click),

- Spectrum (AudioLevel): spectrum with 10 bands, monitors and analyzes streams of audio sound,

- Volume: this skin control the volume under Windows. First panel shows volume level and control. You can increase or lower the sound, via the small arrows. Second panel shows volume bar. Left click raise sound. Right click down sound. You can see current audio device and change it (left click). You can cut the sound (mute) with the little "M". The "S" open "volume mixer". The "50" permits to put the volume at 50%. The "A" open the audio device configuration.

Section "System":

- CPU: first panel shows CPU activity and current CPU speed (with Coretemp). Move the mouse over "CPU", in order to have more informations about your CPU. Second panel shows activities for 2 cores CPU. It indicates usage of each core and temperature. Usage it also shows via lines or histograms.

- CPU(4Cores): the same but for 4 Cores CPU,

- CPU(6Cores): 6 Cores CPU,

- CPU(8Cores): 8 Cores CPU,

- GPU: first panel shows GPU's name and usage. Second panel shows GPU speed, memory clock, memory used, fan speed and GPU temperature (with MSIAfterBurner). Second version with bars. In order to use this skin, you need to set your maxmimum GPU speed/memory/memory clock, in the config panel of the suite,

- Network: first panel indicate speed of download and upload. Second panel indicate cumulatives speed of download ans upload. Left click in order to reset statistics,

- Process: first panel shows number of current process. Second panel shows the 5 top process. 2 versions. One for processor with 2 cores and the others for all cores. Third version with top 8 process (all cores),

- Ram: shows total Ram, used Ram (Go & percentage) and free Ram (Go & percentage),

- Swap: shows total Swap, used Swap (Go & percentage) and free Swap (Go & percentage).

- Memory: combinaison of Ram & Swap skins (2 versions),

- Battery: shows battery level (power) and some informations. Bar color change when the battery reach 20 % (charge). You can change the appearance (12) of the background bar, with the middle button of the mouse,

- Control: 4 small shortcuts, for putting the PC in hibernation mode, to restart PC, to shutdown or to logoff session. Use the weel of the mouse (scroll up), in order to change shortcuts appearances (7),

- Infos: gives informations about the user (username), the name of the PC, Windows version (build, bit) and the screen size,

- Timer: simple timer with 2 versions. You can automatically restart windows after 15 minutes, 30, 45, 1 hour, 1 h 30. Second version for shutdown the PC,

- Wifi: shows Wifi quality, gives broadcast name, encryption and supported band,

- Windows Tools: gives acces to a lot of Windows tools, as Recuperation Disk, Add/Remove programs, Power configuration, Firewall configuration, calculator, regedit, recorder, paint, MSconfig, Defrag, Ram Diagnostic, Disk Cleaner, Services, Task Scheduler, Perfmon...

Section "Bars": 3 bars (taskbar, bottombar and combibar).

Line: up and down. Change themes with middle mouse click,

Transparentsbars: up, down, left, right. 3 types. The third one is customizable.

Section "MiniSkins" (some skins for the bars):


- MiniDate: shows full date (day, month, year and weekday),

- MiniTime: shows hours and minutes,

- MiniUptime: shows full uptime (days, hours, minutes and seconds),

- MiniWeather: simple weather. Shows temperature and conditions. Configure the skin (weather location) via the panel control of the suite.

- Week: week number,

- Dayyear: day of year,

- MiniNotes: shorcuts for 3 notes,

- Rainmanager: load Rainmeter,

- Rainfolder: open Rainmeter folder,

- RefreshAll: refresh Rainmeter (all skins),

- Toggler: hide/show all skins,

- Shortcuts: create 8 shortcuts for your favorite software. You will find your shortcuts in the folders (and subfolders) "MiniSkins" "Divers", "Shortcuts", "SC1", "SC2"... Use the "ShorcutCreator" (in the config folder) in order to change applis, paths and icones,

- Dock: you can create a dock with your 8 favorite software. Use the "ShorcutCreator" (in the config folder) in order to change applis, paths and icones,

- Slidesaver: play your favorites pictures in full screen. Left click play next picture. Middle ckick set background position. Double left click deactive the slideshow,

- MiniCalendar: 5 calendars for bars. 4 simple calendars in line (horizontal versions) and one vertical version, with notes for each day of the month & events,

- Bookmarks: small version for the bars. Configuration via the other bookmarks skin (Section "Divers").


- MiniRecycle: shows number of files and size,

- HDD (3 disks): shows letter, name of the HDD, total size and free space. 3 Versions. First one very simple, with letter, drive's name, total sppace and free space. Second verson with a roundline, letter, used and free space. Third version with letter, drive's name, free space and bars. Middle click to change bar (free) appearance (12).

Net & Co:

- MiniDownload: shows download speed,

- MiniUpload: shows upload speed,

- MiniNet: shows cumulatives download and upload,

- MiniWifi: shows Wifi quality,

- MiniGoogle: left click open search. Right click open Google.


- Volume: 2 versions with "mute" option. The first one with a bar and the other with a roundline. Left click on the bar/roundline raise volume. Right click down volume.


- BarSystem: shows CPU usage, used Ram & Swap and free HDD space (2 disks). 2 versions, with or without bars,

- ControlShut: 4 small shortcuts, for putting the PC in hibernation mode, to restart PC, to shutdown or to logoff session,

- MiniBatt: shows battery level (power). Bar color change when the battery reach 20 % (charge). You can change the appearance (8) of the background bar, with the middle button of the mouse,

- CPU: Shows CPU usage, via percentage and bar or just percentage (2 versions),

- Ram: shows Ram usage, via percentage and bar,

- Swap: shows Swap usage, via percentage and bar,

- MiniProcesses: shows top 2 process,

Windows (shorcuts for some Windows's tools or folders):

Calculator, CMD, config panel, documents, Explorer, GodMode, Notepad, Pictures, Regedit, Ribbons (screensaver),System properties, TaskManager, User folder, lock workstation, Window Switcher.

- Windows Dock: all this tools (and folders) in one dock.

Section "Bonus": just decorative pictures, without measures. The choice between the direction (right or left).


- ShadeMoon: artificial Moon,


- ShadSat: satellite base of The Brothers of the Shade,


- Cyclo: fast and armored little fighter,

- Etoile: little but slow ship, with central proton canon,

- ScanAlpha: one of the powerfull Scavenger series. Slow and big transporter (Mothership), with heavy defense and powerfull weapons,

- ScavengerOmega: one of the most frightening of the series of the Scavengerses. Slow vehicle, but endowed of ultra powerfull weapons. Can scratch whole fleet,

- ScavengerZero: another Scavenger series. It acts as mobile basis and carriers of troops. It restocking the satellites,

- Spy: fast and armored little fighter. Cross easily the lines of defense,

- Taurus: little and strong armored fighter,

- Virus: fast, armored and undetectable little fighter.

You can install this suite as a new one or as an update for a previous version. If you have some problem or if something do not work, please tell me.


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



Information. I do not manage to publish new skin on the site. A new system was put in place to verify that the user is not a bot. The problem is that the system works for me a 1 time on 10. Each test takes me the equivalent of 10 Mo. Why, I do not know. I do not have an unlimited connection. So i can not afford to lose as many MB each time for nothing. I tried to send a mail to "" but the server refused it. Therefore, I will not try to post new skin on the site. If you want to see my creations go on deviantart. My pseudo is the same. Sorry.

Thu, Sep 24th at 12:49am (1 year ago)

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