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PolarPrecise by killall-q PolarPrecise by killall-q
An arc clock designed to be naturally readable to the minute while maintaining a minimum quantity of elements. Two ways to read the current 5-minute interval are demonstrated.

Left-click to toggle digital time / date / blank and day of the week / month / blank.
Middle-click to toggle color / alternate color.
Use the settings pop-up below the digital display to set color / alternate color and toggle shadow.

Included font is Sinner by Helge Barske; it will not be installed to the system.

Check out PolarCPU and PolarDisk for matching system meters.

Philippe Starck has nothing on this.




CHANGELOG

[2014.05.15]
- Removed right-click functionality to enable right-click menu.

[2012.08.01]
- Removed delay correction due to changes in Rainmeter 2.3.
- Optimizations due to loss of need for parallelism.
- Requires Rainmeter 2.3.3 or above.

[2011.10.08]
- Added config pop-up to customize colors, hidden until moused over.
- Requires Rainmeter 1.4 or above.

[2011.03.26]
- Packed in .rmskin - one click installation.
- Persistent settings - remembered through reboots.
- Blank digital display toggle merged.
- Consolidated from 12 .ini files to 4.
- Whole area of skin is draggable.
- Maths have delightful commentary.
- Looks exactly the same as before.
- Requires Rainmeter 1.3 or above.



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:iconandreasschumacher:
AndreasSchumacher Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An awesome clock - took me a while to realize how it worked, but its cool the way it does
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:iconshangmiku:
shangmiku Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student General Artist
<font><font>凉爽的</font></font>
<font><font>好工作:) (Smile) </font></font>
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:iconalex249:
alex249 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
thank you :)
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you for thanking me.
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:iconisalpokidq:
isaLpOkidQ Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Artist
i love it
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Arigato.
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:iconf4csimil3:
f4csimil3 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
My Fav so far for the date!
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks bud!
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:iconkieranoleary:
Kieranoleary Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
My only problem is that I desire to switch the color AWAY from Black or white...
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Rather than bother explaining, I've added a UI to allow access to these settings without digging into the guts of the skin. Come get the new version.
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:iconkieranoleary:
Kieranoleary Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Thanks, I spent quite some time combing through the settings and stuff for the skin, got nowhere
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome, enjoy experimenting with all the garish, nauseating colors you want that I don't even want to think about.
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:iconkieranoleary:
Kieranoleary Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Nah, I was merely looking for it to be more visible, mine is currently red, thank you
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:iconjmcraig:
JMcraig Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
hey, I'm a big fan of the clock and i've been using it for a while, but I have a question.

whenever i try to change the color of an element, the second hand for example, from the default #color# to a hex value, the color changes normally, but the skin's font is changed to something like Calibri (probably the system font). I don't always use the text so it's not a big problem, but it would be nice if i could make it work.

any ideas what's up? and thanks again for posting your work up here.
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Though I am unable to reproduce your problem, that behavior means you have a syntax error and Rainmeter is reverting to default display settings. Font is controlled by "LocalFont=#CURRENTPATH#SINNER__.TTF" in the [Rainmeter] section and "FontName=sinner" in the [Variables] section.

In 1.1 I moved the variables, like #Color#, to "C:\Users\YourName\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\PolarPrecise\Settings.inc", so they could be *ahem* easily changed across the whole skin.
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:iconcjd262:
Cjd262 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Sorry, kind of new to this... How do I add more arcs?
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Right click on the Rainmeter systray icon, go to PolarPrecise > Edit Skin.

You can add arc meters alongside the existing ones as specified at [link] reading existing measures, or make new ones.

I will soon be releasing a set of CPU meters to compliment PolarPrecise.
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M0o0Albert0o0M Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Thanks :).
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome? Confused :confused:
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:iconhacklife:
hacklife Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
I like it very much. Now I'll need to make custom system monitors to go with it...
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This one's style doesn't play nice with most existing skins, to be sure. If you make yours polished, be sure to upload them!
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:iconhacklife:
hacklife Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
It's really hard to make skins that can keep up with the beauty of yours, I have to admit.
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:iconcrazer9:
crazer9 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011

Wow. So clear. Great work.
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:iconlucifer-ii:
Lucifer-II Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
What a precious piece of Rainmeter work.
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That sounds... eerily endearing.
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:iconlucifer-ii:
Lucifer-II Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Let's say it like this then: You own! :D
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hoorah!
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:iconintel-4004:
intel-4004 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
how I can use it?
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I have now uploaded a .rmskin - just double-click to install. Requires at least Rainmeter 1.3 non-portable installation.
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:iconkikaruu:
Kikaruu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student General Artist
This looks really clear -- and really nice. Excellent work. :thumbsup:
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Usability was the primary focus in the design. (Well... looks maybe came a teeny bit first.) I'm glad you find it usable.
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:icon0kris0:
0Kris0 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
can the size of the clock be changed?
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's all vectors, there's no images... it'll just take some math on your part to line everything up.

For the arcs, mess with these values:
[MeterHour/Minute/etc]
W=300
H=300
LineStart=
LineLength=

Documentation - Roundline Meter

Then adjust the XY coordinates and font size of the digital display elements to center. Resize [MeterDateDigitalBackground] and [MeterDayMonthBackground] click areas to match, they can be made visible by SolidColor=96, 96, 96, 64
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:icondeadmen84:
deadmen84 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
amazing dude!!
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Danke.
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:iconemma00:
emma00 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
coolllll
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
sweeeet
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:iconvinzzys:
Vinzzys Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
Love it .. Good Work !
:hmm:
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:iconmytheyes:
Mytheyes Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Nice!
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
谢谢
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:iconmytheyes:
Mytheyes Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
你会中文啊?:clap:
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
是的,但是我的笔仍然是谷歌翻译。:)
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:iconmytheyes:
Mytheyes Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
haha~I see~
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:iconfer75:
fer75 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Gracias
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:icongrazar:
grazar Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
im new to rainmeter.....how do i upload it
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
After you have installed Rainmeter, copy to:
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\YourName\My Documents\Rainmeter\Skins
Windows Vista & Win7: C:\Users\YourName\My Documents\Rainmeter\Skins

Then right-click the Rainmeter systray icon and "refresh all". It will then be available under Configs in the right-click menu.
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:iconmanu1993:
manu1993 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it mate! i placed it on my desk :D
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:iconanimistro2002:
Animistro2002 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
this is the best clock i've seen!! good work!
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:iconkillall-q:
killall-q Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Such high praise, it's too much.
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:iconmisternicely:
misternicely Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Love how I can click and change it
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