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PolarDisk by killall-q PolarDisk by killall-q
Companion disk activity meter to PolarPrecise and PolarCPU.

• Simple interface for changing disk and colors.
• Well-optimized for animating at 20 frames per second.
• Included font is Sinner by Helge Barske; it will not be installed to the system.
• Requires Rainmeter 2.4 or above.

Left-click to open disk.
Middle-click to toggle color / alternate color.
Access settings from right-click menu - mouse away to hide.




CHANGELOG

[2014.05.15]
- Removed right-click functionality to enable right-click menu.
- Added context menu to access settings.
- Fixed interface to change drive letter.

[2014.05.11]
- Workaround for freezes in Rainmeter 3.0+. Interface to change drive letter is currently more finicky than it should be.



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FreddyCcruger Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
hi, thanks for a great gadget) but lately animation does not work, reinstall NetFramework and others not solved the problem.
program freezes, even when you want to change the drive

windows 7 SP1, rainmeter 3.0.2,
NetFramework  4.5.1
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FreddyCcruger Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Click Start, type cmd right click cmd.exe, and select Run as administrator.
At the prompt, type lodctr /r and press ENTER. This will repair the pointers (those are stored in the registry).


C:\Windows\system32>lodctr /r

Info: Successfully rebuilt performance counter setting from system backup store


After this action it is possible that some providers are disabled. You can check the status with lodctr /q.

C:\Windows\system32>lodctr /q
Performance Counter ID Queries [PERFLIB]:
    Base Index: 0x00000737 (1847)
    Last Counter Text ID: 0x00001560 (5472)
    Last Help Text ID: 0x00001561 (5473)

[.NET CLR Data] Performance Counters (Enabled)
    DLL Name: netfxperf.dll
    Open Procedure: OpenPerformanceData
    Collect Procedure: CollectPerformanceData
    Close Procedure: ClosePerformanceData
    First Counter ID: 0x00001080 (4224)
    Last Counter ID: 0x0000108C (4236)
    First Help ID: 0x00001081 (4225)
    Last Help ID: 0x0000108D (4237)

etc

If it says (Disabled) next to a provider, you can enable it with lodctr /e:<provider name>. Use for <provider name> the string between the [ ] at the beginning  of the entry.

Succes

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killall-q Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Rainmeter does not have any dependencies on .Net. There were changes to the InputText plugin in Rainmeter 3.0 that caused this skin to freeze Rainmeter upon trying to change the drive letter. I've bypassed this with FocusDismiss=0, but it makes the interface touchy.
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unbentcrayfish Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Thanks for all the great skins! Love the style.
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killall-q Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, glad you like them.
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closedeyesABond Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
How do I have multiple of these on the desktop so that I can have one for separate drives?
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killall-q Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Just duplicate the skin's folder in Documents\Rainmeter\Skins, refresh Rainmeter, and look in the right click menu.
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closedeyesABond Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yup, that is exactly what I did. Thanks for the reply.
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closedeyesABond Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Got it.
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Qwaftzefoni74 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
let me sleep on it, will get back (hopefully)
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