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Grayhound Customizing

Global Settings

Edit the file %user%\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Grayhound\@Resources\Global.inc

In this file you can change the colors, your network bandwidth, the icons and other global setting.

Color Settings

To change the colors for example, look for this part in the file:

[Variables]
;
; Global colors
;
Blue=83,124,164
Green=180,255,180
Pink=255,200,200
Red=255,124,124
White=255,255,255
Yellow=255,200,100

If you want “Red” to look different then just change the three numeric values for Red=. These three numbers represent the RGB values of the color. Try “255,0,0” for example.

Network Bandwidth

Another important change will be the network bandwidth that applies to you. Look for this part in the file:

;
; Network skins options
;
ColorNetwork=#Yellow#
IconNetwork=#@#\Images\network.png
; 200 Mbit (change to speed in your environment)
DownMaxNetwork=(200 * 1048576)
; 20 Mbit (change to speed in your environment)
UpMaxNetwork=(20 * 1048576)

What you see in brackets there is a formular, a product to be precise. The first factor represents your network speed in Mbits. So if your download speed is 64 Mbit and your upload speed is 10 Mbits, change that block to:

;
; Network skins options
;
ColorNetwork=#Yellow#
IconNetwork=#@#\Images\network.png
; 200 Mbit (change to speed in your environment)
DownMaxNetwork=(64 * 1048576)
; 20 Mbit (change to speed in your environment)
UpMaxNetwork=(10 * 1048576)

Skin Icons

If you don’t want the skin icons to be displayed, you can switch them off globally by setting the value of SkinIcons to 0.

;
; Global options
;
BarOrientation=Horizontal
ShowIcons=0

Changing a Skin

Each skin resides in its own directory. For exmaple, in the AIO directory you will find four files.

  1. AIO.ini (normal size skin file)
  2. AIO Medium.ini (medium size skin file)
  3. AIO. Large.ini (large size skin file)
  4. Variables.inc (variables for all three sizes)

Icon Position Left or Right

What you might want to change is the icon position of the Grayhound skin, left or right. Look for this part in the skin’s Varibales.inc file:

;
; Skin settings
;
IconXPos=#IconXPosLeft#
MeterXPos=#MeterXPosLeft#
;IconXPos=#IconXPosRight#
;MeterXPos=#MeterXPosRight#

You can see that currently the skin is set to having the icon on the left side because those two statements are not disabled by a semicolon. So just disable them and enbale the ones for the right sided icon. The result will look like this:

;
; Skin settings
;
;IconXPos=#IconXPosLeft#
;MeterXPos=#MeterXPosLeft#
IconXPos=#IconXPosRight#
MeterXPos=#MeterXPosRight#

Save the file. Then right-click the skin again and select “Refresh skin”. Voila!

Feel free to play around with other settings.

Music Player

The Music skin needs to know what audio player you are using. Rainmeter supports several. See the list here.

Edit the Music skin and set the value of the player according to the Rainmeter list. Here is an example for AIMP.

Caption="NOW PLAYING"
MusicPlayer=AIMP

 

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