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

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SUMMARY
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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!

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WHAT IS ZUNIFY?
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For details on what this nifty skin does: [link]

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IN PROGRESS
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- 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. :)

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CREDITS
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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
[link]
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 requested in my group metrofoundry.deviantart.com/
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hypnotoad73 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
very nice skin so far, really looking forward to you adding speedfan
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thang389 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
thanks auther so much
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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!
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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.
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Skypyre Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm sorry for this double post, but
"Wednesday, April 25"

/facepalm

It's even in the bloody preview picture!
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bastion40 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen I give you the hardestworking deviant around...
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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
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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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exsess Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Haha, it gets bad when you forget to eat or sleep!
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