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Metro Desk X v0.8 ALPHA by exsess Metro Desk X v0.8 ALPHA by exsess

04/24/2013 - v0.8 Released
- Added the ability to change font color
- Added the ability to change font style
- Polished more coding
- Now the basis is set to create more configs quickly!

04/23/2013 - v0.75 Pre v.08
- Added the ability to change accent colors with customizations
- Added the ability to change window colors with customizations
- Polished the graphics to near perfect
- More efficient coding
- Removed redundancies
- Uses less resources

04/22/2013 - v.071 Hotfixes
- Overlay fixes with taskbar
- Date format fixes

04/22/2013 - v.07 Released
- Polishing up graphics
- Added User Account tile
- Added the ability to customize that tile
- Added a 12 and 24 hour clock with just one tap/click
- Added Fahrenheit to Celsius and back with just one tap/click
- Other additions on the assembly line
- Removed deprecated coding
- Made things and code more smooth and efficient
- Created structure in the folders

04/21/2013 - v0.6 Released
- Faster cursor reaction times to hoverables/clickables by changing meters to images.
- Added two more storage items.
- Added Notes, Calendar, and its own popups.
- General ironing out.

04/20/2013 - v0.5 Initial Release

A Windows 8 lockscreen-inspired Rainmeter skin - This does not mean it's for Windows 8 only; it can be used with any computer that can run Rainmeter v2.5 ( [link] ) :)
So far, I've noticed that this skin is REALLY finger-friendly! (best experienced on a Windows 8 touchscreen ultrabook or tablet)

This skin's goal is for the user to NEVER have to right click -> edit any .ini files in order to get what they want.
This is still in ALPHA stage... though it seems to be running smoothly; if not flawlessly.

Not much to say - basically, what you see is what you get. ;)
Almost everything is tap/clickable (yes, even the AM/PM text) to customize so just left-click on stuff and see what happens. :D

Please leave any suggestions or feedback, thanks!

For details on what this nifty skin does: [link]

- More customization easy-to-use options
- + Modify the overlays
- + Choose between Text+LiveCircles, Icons+LiveCircles, and just Icons Only
- + More LiveCircles (SpeedFan, more CPU options)
- + Codename: Starburst Animation Layer

- Mini-Start Screen
- + Email reader
- + Task Launcher
- + News Reader

And more!
So check back often. :)

Icons from =fediaFedia's Omnimo [link]

Idea for circle icons: ~UnforgivenRevival's Basic Circles [link]

Props to ~limpet for the Calendar! [link]

System Icons: Windows 8's default System32ImageRes.dll or found here [link]

Visual Style: Default Windows 8 theme with Saturation and Brightness turned all the way down and a fix for Windows 8's black font on
black windows ([link])
* Opaque Taskbar ([link]) was used at login to make the taskbar non-transparent
(Microsoft removed the option to enable or disable Aero/Transparency)

Taskbar icons: Touchscreen Keyboard, Show Desktop, and Internet Explorer from *dAKirby309's Metro Uinvert Icons
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NeutralZeroZx Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Can you make the Network Meter compatible with Ethernet?

I tried doing it myself but it just doesn't work.
Orphydian Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 requested in my group
hypnotoad73 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
very nice skin so far, really looking forward to you adding speedfan
thang389 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
thanks auther so much
supervarun Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
WHoa! Amazing! Now I want to upgrade to Windows 8! :D

BTW, how did you managed to change the battery icon in the taskbar to numbers?? Looks so awesome!
Skypyre Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Surprise! I'm BAAACK!

And I have a small bug:
Today's date, Wednesday, April 25, causes the date to overlap the notes.

Yeah, I've run out of things to break here. Everything is done so well that trying to break it has become a challenge. The things I WOULD have broken and warned you about you already added warnings about. Hmph.
Skypyre Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm sorry for this double post, but
"Wednesday, April 25"


It's even in the bloody preview picture!
bastion40 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen I give you the hardestworking deviant around...
exsess Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
LOL I've a perfectionist personality (others might call it OCD). It's not good for your health when you're in the coding business. :P
bastion40 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I know exactly what you mean. When I see a new skin that I like I keep going through everything on the site to try to improve it or add a few .new functions.
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