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Discovery 1.4.2 for Rainmeter - in HD too by Squirrel-slayer Discovery 1.4.2 for Rainmeter - in HD too by Squirrel-slayer
UPDATE 1.4.2 - 1.5.2014:
+ In the Shut-down/Ship control skin, there has been added a button to put your ship to sleep mode.
+ Discovery finally has it's own trash bin control! You can throw the priceless lassiter in it, crush young jedis in it or just keep your favourite pet dianoga (tentacle monster) there.
(+ Depracated !Execute... bangs have been replaced with the actual ones.)

Tips and FAQ:
- If you have adjusted your Discovery theme, BACK IT UP before installing new version, as it would probably overwrite your changes.
- If you want to have the 'Verse news skin in your language and it is not currently supported, go to news.google.com and select your language. In the web-addres line you should see something like ...news.google.com/?edchanged=1&ned=nl_be&authuser=0. You will need the underlined value from "ned=..." Then go to the News folder (My Documents/Rainmeter/Skins/Discovery/News) and open the "Verse-news.ini" file in the Notepad. Go all the way down and copy or owerwrite the last meter. Put some code for your country in the square brackets (i.e. "BE" for Belgium), set your country name in the text="..." and in the LeftMouseUpAction=[!WriteKeyValue Variables NewsLang "nl_be" "#@#variables.inc"][!WriteKeyValue Variables NewsPlanet "BE" "#@#variables.inc"][!Refresh] change the underlined parts with the code from Google news and with a short code for your country. Save it, reload and enjoy:)
- Sometimes setting the weather location code in the Welcome screen doesn't work. If that happens to you, go to the Resources folder (My Documents/Rainmeter/Skins/Discovery), open in the Notepad variables.inc, put it in the Location=... and save.
- If you don't see your Windows user icon in the right corner, simply opent Start menu and click on your icon on it's top right part (or open the manager of your windows accounts) and it should appear (the icon will probably show only on Windows7, the other Windows have it probably located elsewhere so you would have to change the path in the ini file).
- To be able to use the music skin together with VLC player you will need to set the "CAD" to in the settings screen for the player and you will need a libcad plugin. You can find the version for VLC 2.1.x here rainmeter.net/forum/viewtopic.… (look for Poiru's answer and follow his instructions).

Original description
So, I was browsing through the rainmeter section here and I have found out that most of space themes are actually just two or three another skins combined togehter (however, they look pretty cool very often:)). So I decided to make new one - another resource for next space skins - I have made...

The Discovery 1.4
Welcome to the space program Discovery

The space program Discovery will turn your computer to the cutting-edge space ship that will carry you to the stars.
It will bring a wide range od data about your ship to your screen; from the essentials like fuel tank capacity for two or three tanks (used disk space), CPU and RAM status, the level of your energy source or your current mission summary, to the supporting ones like current space-weather conditions, network connection or intercepted space transmissions (music player).
It also supports you with the main data about up to three shuttles you can dock on your ship (external drives), allows you to access them quickly and send them away from your main ship.
The space program Discovery also brings all the main command controls to your screen, so you can easy acces the ship computer, control the ship sound system, opent popular Blue Sun Office Word, acces your favourite galactic network browser or seach the galactic net from your screen without even opening them. With only one button you can land with your ship (turn off your computer), restart all the ship systems (restart computer) or leave the cockpit (log off).
The latest upgrades enriched the Discovery with the quantum-mail-client able to communicate with the popular G-mail and with the latest Galactic news from whole the 'Verse and 12 selected planets (in their native language).
Should you find that you have your programs located in a different folder, you should be able to change the setup by altering a single line of code in the given .ini file.
NOTE: If you have screen resolution 1920x1080, you will have to rearrange all the widgets and you should use the HD-variants of skin (if available) and background. Also, the HD variants should be used only with the HD background and with the screen resolution 1920x1080.

What it can do and shows:
- All that funny things like CPU and Ram usage, capacity of your disks (two or three), network upload and download, your IP address, current time and date, name of your ship... I mean computer, it's model designation, your OS type, your user name and icon, how long is your PC up, if you are using a battery of are plugged-in, how much energy is there left in you battery.
- Also can show you info about up to three external drives (capacity, theiry label and name) and easily allows you to acces them or disconnect them from your desktop.
- There is a music player showing your current track, album and interpret. It also allows you to open the player by clicking on the album picture and it shows the volume of your player. (On the bottom right corner, you have another volume controll, that controlls the pc speakers.)
- There is also a weather measure that shows you today and tomorrow weather conditions and temperature (frankly, I don't need any other weather info). By clicking the weather icon, you will be sent to the webpage with more weather info. There are also available verisions without icons and with the info on the left or right side.
- Mail meter in the right top corner shows you how many unread mails you have, however, it works with some mail client in your PC like Thunderbird or Outlook and now there is also a versioni for the g-mail.
- On the top, you can see icons for accessing This computer and My Documents from the desktop and icons for launching photoshop, popular Blue Sun Office Word - Microsof Office, I mean - and for Origin of universe and Nebula Steam. Of course there are also icons for launching all the popular web browsers - Galactic Safari, Space Opera, Star Explorer, Planet Chrome and Solar Fox; you can chose how many you want but have to have them installed in your PC, of course - and a device that allows you to search on google witch your default browser from the desktop.
- On the right, there is a field with notes that you can acces and edit by one click.
- At the bottom, there are buttons for logging off, shutting down and restarting your ship.
- In the bottom corners there are skins showing the info about your ship or PC (click the icon to open Start menu) and info about current pilot (click your icon to open the Welcome and Setting screen).
- There is also a brand new 'Verse news skin showing the latest news from the whole 'Verse or one of 12 selected planets (in their native language).
- It includes backgrounds for 1366x768 and 1920x1080 screens.
- And there is a lot of spinning because round things are much cooler when they are spinning:)

What it hasn't got and doesn't?
- Task bar... pfff who needs that? Well, of course you can still use it, but I recommend to hide it at least so it doesn't spoil your deep space experience.
- Facebook reader... And it will probably never have it because I don't have and use facebook so I couldn't even test it.
- Probably many other things you can think about:)

What you need to use it?
- Firstly, you will need the Rainmeter which you can get here: rainmeter.net/cms/
- You might want that fancy background which you can get here but it is also included in the theme.
- You will need to download and install this theme (just double click it) and then load it in your Rainmeter.

Credits
- Of course to Rainmeter and Rainmeter forum which has been a great source of  problems solved even before I had to ask:)
- There are some icons that reffer to Firefly which belongs to Joss Whedon, Fox, Universal and Browncoats
- Font used is Slider CZ
- It uses two apps by other people: USB disk ejector and OpenStartMenu, that are both included.
- All icons and pictures are my own creations and are available here for you to any non commercial use (as is the Discovery)
- I want to thank to :iconxzharseatreader: and :iconaiozo: for testing g-mail skin and to all of you who complained about Discovery or asked for more functions because you helped to make it better:)

So let the Discovery make you Malcolm Reynolds, Han Solo or J. T. Kirk, take you out to the black, make you boldly go where no Rainmeter user has gone before and that you will not get sick from all that spinning:)
If you would like to add some other functions or meters to Discovery, don't worry to ask me or make your changes by yourselves.

P.S.: If your PC after the installation reaches the speed of light or jumps to the hyperspace... it is not my fault:) Have fun!

Older updates
UPDATE 1.4.1 - 27.3.2014:
+ There has been added glass skins (bottom and top background bars) so you can use the Discovery with a different wallpaper and not be affraid of the vacuum out there:) Simply load the ini files from the Glass folders, put one up and one down and then click refresh all (or you will have your buttons and other skins covered by the glass). The glass has a responsible width according to your screen (the top recommended width is 1920px, on wider screens it might break and you could be sucked out into the vacuum).
+ The "draggable" option has been "unlocked" for all the skins so you can put therem wherever you wan.

UPDATE 1.4. - 15.2.2014: Finally, here comes an update with some new functions:)
+ Mail skin now has the G-Mail version! Clicking the mail icon will open webpage with your Google account. Don't foget to set up your login and your password in the Welcome screen. However, the password required is the Google pass for third side software (you should be able to recieve it from your security setting on your Google account).
+ There is also a brand new 'Verse news reader (kindly supported by Google) that shows the latest or the top news in the 'Verse or news for one of 12 chosen planets (countries) and in the native language of selected country. Click the "'Verse news:..." title to chose between the Top, Whole 'Verse and Planet News, click on the "Select planet" to chose your planet of origin and click any of the news to open an original webpage with more info.
+ The Welcome screen has been updated and allows you to set the letters for your fuel tanks and shuttles (hard drives and external disks) as well as the login and password for g-mail skin.
+ Because of the 'Verse news skin, the layout of the Discovery has also been slightly updated. The info from the weather skin has been moved to the left side but there still are both normal and HD version with the info on the right.
+ In the Launcher section it is a little bit easier now to edit the "buttons". If you want to change the title, icon or the path to the launched program, you still need to open the ini file but you can set up those thing in the variable section by changing values for "path", "icon" and "title" (or "browser-path", "browser-icon" and "browser-title").
+ And the description and the picture have been updated too:)

UPDATE 1.3. - 21.1.2014: So, I have finally updated and managed the updates you invented:) (mostly) Some are older, some are new...
+ The background (both of them, still included) are only a nice view to the Space now with just top and bottom margin of the screen of your spaceship (and of course, you can still see the popular hexagons on your glass). The "projected locating circles and sign-lines" (those blue lines and circles) are now incluced as parts of the skins.
+ Fuel capacity / Disk usage - There is also variant for 3-tank machines. The letter for the third disk is set as "E".
+ Disk letters - If you want to change the appropriate letters for your spaceship fuel tanks and shuttles, you can do it (more or less) comfortably in the "Resources" folder in the variables.inc file.
+ Shut-down ship control - There has been added also the "restart" button.
+ Mission info / Notes - The correct encoding was set there so you should be able to read it with all the special characters your language has:) (I hope)
+ Clock - Clicking on the digital clock will switch the 24/12 hour mode.
+ Welcome and Setting screen - If you want to change your setting later during your flight with Discovery, all you have to do is to click on your icon in the Pilot skin and the Setting screen will open (You don't need to open the Rainmeter launcher).
+ Launcher - I have addet there icons for Steam and Origin BUT I have set there the default locations because I don't have those things. So if you want that working, you should go to the "Launcher" folder in the "Discovery" and and probably change the path in the "browser-path=...." in the .ini file of either of them.
- Still to do - I still don't know why setting of the weather location code in the Welcome screen doesn't work for some of you:(

UPDATE 1.2.3. - 30.11.2013: The font name, size and color have been moved to variables.ini file (in the Resources folder) so you could change them all at once if you want the font bigger, brighter or whatever else:)

UPDATE 1.2.2. - 25.11.2013: Based on your feedback and responses, I altered some minor things. Clicking the weather icon opens your default web browser with the page of more detailed weather forecast. Clicking the percentage at the sound system opens default windows sound management (this might not work for Windows 8 or Vista, as this is done for W7). And in the Resources folder there are requested icons for Steam, Origin and Star Citizen. However, if you want to use them, you need to create your own launcher button WHICH IS SIMPLE because I don't have these things in my pc:) Just go to the Launcher folder in the Discovery, copy folder of any launcher (i.e. firefox) and rename it for your new button. Then go in it, rename also the ini file (i.e. to steam-launcher), open it and in the Variables section change "browser-path" to the path of the desired software, change "browser-icon" to the new icon for your software (i.e. #@#steam.png) and change "browser-name" to whatever you want to call it. Then you just need to recreate the .rmskin package with your Rainmeter manager, load it and load your new button:)

UPDATE 1.2.1 5.11.2013: I just realized that the Discovery didn't load automatically after the installation. I am sorry for that, I have just fixed it.

UPDATE 1.2 4.11.2013: Well, before you read my crazy long description, read the news. I have been requested to make discovery for the HD too, so I have slightly adjusted it... Most of skins remain unchanged but those that require special position on the screen (Clock, Weather and CPU and RAM meter) now have the HD variant available. Also...
List of changes in Discovery 1.2
- Updated for HD screen (1920x1080; Clock, Weather and System meters have their HD variant that should be used with HD background, however, you will have to rearrange them by yourselves)
- I have added user-friendly settings on the welcome screen, that will allow you to set all the necessary variables (your location and units for weather forecast, e-mail, music player and background size)... So no more need to rewrite the .ini files! (Unless you have your web-browsers, word etc. installed somewhere else than default.) Also, you don't need to input the user name, it is automatic now.
- The pack now contains both wallpapers for 1366x768 and 1920x1080 screen that you can easily set up on the wellcome screen so you don't need to download them separately. (Of course, you can download just the HD background or the original 1366x768 background if you want.)

(P.S.: Just so you know, I don't have any screen as big as 1920x1080, only my little 1366x768 laptop, so the HD uprgade wasn't tested! However, it should fit well, I tried it in photoshop... You just have to rearrange everything.)
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Isabel-W Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Found the perfect wallpaper for this skin. Please take no offence haha, it's just an opinion :D 
cdn.wonderfulengineering.com/w…
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
None offence taken, it is nice space wallpaper:)
Thank you very much for the fav:)
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Isabel-W Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, loving the skin, I even added a Skype button because... well, yeah~! All credit to you ofc ^^
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Ischalik Featured By Owner Edited Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome work!
but, have you a 1680x1050 edit? (16:10)
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Hi there, thank you very much for the fav:)
I don't exactly have 1680x1050 edit but I have adjusted tha backround for you - you can download it here: sta.sh/21xldydmv0cc - there are two versions, one with the "glass" and the other without it. There are only four skins in Discovery that have HD version; The glass (but you can chose the background with or without it) and weather, clock and CPU/RAM and I think that the HD version should fit there and be just a little bit bigger (or the usual version and be a bit smaller).
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Ischalik Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you La la la la 
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grisador Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Great Work  ! :O

Awesome Picture ! :D
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Thank you very much - and for the favs too, of course:)
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grisador Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
You are very much Welcome ! :D
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YazzI123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Hello, I cant seem to get the outlook thing working
Any tips?
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Hi! Well, I can't be sure from such little informations... But I might have some tips... However, I am only guessing because I use Thunderbird but it should work for both of them.
1) Be sure to enter your email for your main/default account in the e-mail box (not gmail login) in the Welcome screen and press ENTER key to save it (and then click the firefly icon to close the Welcome skin and refresh all skins).
2) Make sure you have loaded the Mail.ini skin and not Gmail.ini (you can use both of them, however Rainmeter doesn't allow to have two skins from the same folder on your desktop together).
3) It was created for Windows 7 and it is possible that other Windows store the data elsewhere. So, open the mail.ini skin (right click it and "Edit" or open in notepad) and there is a section [MeasureMail] on line 48 and there are three lines
RegHKey=HKEY_CURRENT_USER
RegKey=Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UnreadMail\#Email#
RegValue=MessageCount

If you have different Windows you will need to go to your registry editor (you should be able to do it by pressing "Win" key and "R" together and then typing regedit (press Enter)) and there in the registry find where the number is stored (it should be similar). Then put the path in the RegKey=.... and keep the #Email# where you e-mail address is (the "#Email#" is a variable that puts your email set in the Welcome screen there). The RegValue=MessageCount is the name for the value with your unread mails (it might be different too but I found it unprobable). Don't edit your registry (unless you know what you are doing), just edit the values in the Mail.ini. Save it, refresh and it should show you the number of unread emails.
4) If you keep clicking the mail icon and your Outlook isn't opening, again open the Mail.ini to edit and there, at the very end, there is section [MeterMailIcon] and there on line 109 is LeftMouseUpAction=[[MeasureMailAppName]]. Instead if [MeasureMailAppName] (which is again from registry) simply put there a path to your outlook.exe file in commas. So it should look like this:
LeftMouseUpAction=["C:\Program files (x86)\Microsof Office\OUTLOOK.exe"]
Or something similar... Browse your Program Files folders. Remember to keep there one pair of square brackets. And again, save and refresh skin.
Please, let me know if this was helpful to you.
P.S.: My DeviantArt is experiencing some uploading issues so I apologize in advance if this message is sent seventeen times...
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Delkial Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Can i get an old version of the skin??? When i install this new one i get this message "Your version of windows is not supported by this package" what else can i do? Help me please! I need this awsome skin!!!
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Hi, I have uploaded older versions to my stash and you can find them here:
sta.sh/22fjsdpt9k3h
However, I am not sure if they will work for you because Discovery was designed for Windows 7 (it should work with Windows 8 too, I guess). Also it should work with 3.0.2 (older) Rainmeter and not need the 3.1 version. It is possible I have forgotten to set the older version for required Rainmeter in the installer so try to use Discovery 1.4.2 old and if that doesn't work for you either, try to go back through the versions untill you find the one that works...
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oromis95 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
is there a way to make an element of a particular skin smaller?
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Hi there, thank you very much for the fav:)
I am sorry, I can't think about any simple and way how to make the elements smaller right now (I am leaving for a week tomorrow so I have anther things on my mind). You could recalculate and rewrite all the sizes (and maybe need to change the size of some pictures too)... Or maybe create some varialbe like scale=0.5 (for half the size) and all the sizes multiply by it (W=original size * scale) but both ways require some knowledge of Rainmeter code... what exactly would you want smaller?
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oromis95 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for this awesome set! I incorporated most of all the items you put in your package with the Mass Effect dreamscene and rainmeter launcher, so I was wondering about how to resize the launcher, because your pack is the only one that seems to be the perfect size. It doesn't matter though, I just thought there was an easier way, in these past 2 hrs I've been learning how to change the size and I figured that it's more trouble than it's worth, so I'll just have the launcher fade in. Thanks a lot! Have a nice trip!
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
You are wellcome, I am glad people like it and use it:)
I did a quick check and changing size of the launcher (and the other skins probably too) would be too long and tedious work (right now) - especially because of the rotator meter, it would require rescaling the pictures in photoshop or gimp or something...
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oromis95 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for checking, yeah I thought as much. 
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META-mahn Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
It's a sweet skin pack, love it.

Suggestions for next update:
Hitbox improvement for the stuff? idek how to do it.
Visibility of the skins are an issue for me.
Here's a screenshot:
i61.tinypic.com/2lthnjn.png
(btw, Ensou is a really cool Filipino Vocaloid producer. Check him out on his Youtube.)
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Thank you very much:)
I have no idea what is "hitbox impovement for the sutff" so I don't know how to do it neither:)
You can improve the visibility by just changing the color of the text and bars or changing the color of text shadow. Go to Resources folder (My Documents/Your name/Rainmter/Skins/Discovery), open file Variables.inc and play with values of Color1 (color of bars and graphs), Colorf (text color) and Color1Shadow (color of text shadow and backgrounds for bars, grapgs etc). It is in format Color=RED,GREEN,BLUE,Alpha where each can have value from 0-255. (To change the visibility of pictures and buttons you would need to give each of them key ImageTint=RED,GREEN,BLUE,Alpha (Alpha can be skipped) and change their color but you would need to do it for each one separately.)
I am not sure I will be comming back to update Discovery more (unless there are really great ideas or big bugs) but you should be able to adjust it by yourself.
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META-mahn Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
I say hitbox; I really mean the area where you can click and drag it around.
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Hmm... but that works fine for me... I can click anywhere in the skin and drag it. How would you want to improve it? Do you mean to have the clickable area more visible or something like that? If so, it is very simple. Just open any skin for editing and usually on the fifth line (or somewhere nearby) is "SolidColor=0,0,0,1" which a color (almost completely transparent black) for the background of the whole skin and you can change the color to any other or more visible.
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Hakasuke Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Herr Llama Emperor Spotlight WoW Spotlight Herr Llama Emperor 
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
And thanks again:)
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braxsjanice Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
how to download?please tell me :(
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Hi, it is simple - press the big friendly button "Download" with green arrow. On the right side, just under the add and the "Add to favourites" button:)
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sylux31 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Men i love your work, i'm french and is very hard to installe but it's amazing,but i have 3 question 1)we can log off,restart and turn off but where is "pause"  2)why they don't have basket  3)How play music whit music player (i have vlc and he work it but i can't take music on player
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Hi there and thank you:)
1) What do you mean by "pause"? Sleep mode, or lock computer? Those functions aren't there yet but I can add them there.
2) I have... failed... and forgotten. You want basket, I will create basket:) I will should have some time today evening and tomorrow so it should have been done by tomorrow evening:)
3) Just the same issue KaredHeimjaarsen had and I didn't know about. To run VLC player put "CAD" (without commas) where you should put your media player AND you will need a special plugin. You will find it here code.google.com/p/vlc-libcad/ (I haven't tried it yet but it should work.) If you want to open the VLC player by clicking on the album cover, read my answer to KaredHeimjaarsen from today just 3 hours ago.
Let me know if that helped you... And don't forget about the "pause" so I can make it work for you:)
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sylux31 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Men thanks for basket and i mean by "pause" i'm french so...in french is "mettre en veille" is (google trad evil but my friend :D) yea sleep mode :D.And thanks for listen the user is very cool ;)
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sylux31 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Ho and now for VLC,I have no visual indication BUT when i'm click,they open VLC but not my music.I have installed plugin
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
So, the update with trash bin (basket) and sleep button is there, feel free to download Discovery 1.4.2:) (If you have done some changes, back them up because the new version will overwrite them.)
I am sorry but I don't have the solution for the VLC issue yet. My VLC player ignores the plugin:( But I have asked KaredHeimjaarsen (here in comments) to help you. He had similar problem and he got the skin working with VLC... And he can't make it open the VLC player so you can help him too:)
Unfortunately, Rainmeter can't recognize if you have the VLC player (or any other program) running. So if you click on the icon to open player, it will open the new window of it. I searched in the official forum and the Rainmeter creators say they can't fix it now. It would be possible to do but it would require a some other programs running.
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sylux31 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Ok so thanks for trash bin and sleep button and good luck for the futur :D
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sylux31 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Ho and when i update,the music player working with WMP so...
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KaredHeimjaarsen Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Ok,  letīs see how to get the player running, I had some issues too.

1.First you download in this thread the first Link by Poiru: rainmeter.net/forum/viewtopic.…
2.Then you use a program like WinZip to unpack everything. Now you should have a 32 and a 64 bit folder.
3.After that you take the data from the matching folder and put it in your MISC folder. Mine is here: C: > Programs(x86)>VideoLAN>VLC>PlugIns
4.Now you should start VLC and go to tools>Preferences there you should tick All in the down left corner. 
5.Search for Control Interfaces and tick there Now playing CAD
6. If you start your VLC now, and play Music, it should be displayed on the skin and you should be able to use the skins buttons.

Still I am sadly not able to open the VLC this way, but I didnīt try the newest helps. Itīs & oīclock in the morning and I have to go to school ;)
Hope I could help ;)
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KaredHeimjaarsen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Heyho, I have to say, your theme is just awesome. I saw a screenshot once and ever since I wanted to get it. So here I am now finally. Most of the stuff works, but sadly some things donīt.  For example it doesnīt open my VLC-Media Player, though I added the right name. CAD.  Iīm updating VLC right now, to see if that might be the problem. Also I do not get any weather informations. I checked the location code in the recources folder, and it is there and correct. Might it wonīt work, because I use yahooīs weather service?
Also, how do i change wich hard/flash drive is displayed? When I plug my flash drive in, it only shows me the F-Drive, but I canīt switch to the other ones. Another thing I tried, was to change the Blue Sun Word to my open office directory. I have the right adress, but it doesnīt open up. I guess thatīs all. By the way, Iīm using Win7. 

Thanks a lot and do not forget to aim to misbehave.
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KaredHeimjaarsen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Ok, fixed the problem with open office. Just found out, that I canīt move the weather skin... donīt really know why, in the settings it says it should work...
Still canīt open the VLC-Player...maybe because of itīs location? Also still no infos on weather.
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KaredHeimjaarsen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Ok, Just had a glimpse at your weather skin coding. I guess I found the problem. I used yahoo, while you programmed it to weather.com. Problem is, weather.com doesnīt find anything outside the US for me. ..... So thereīs no chance for me, to get my location in Germany ..... So, should, and if yes, how should I change the code? Or is there some way to get my location-code from weather.com?
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KaredHeimjaarsen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Aha, got the wweather running. I just donīt seem to get an icon there...
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KaredHeimjaarsen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
ok, and again an update.
So, I figured out, how to activate the other drive-skins, but my flash-drive seems not to appear. I guess, because it is recognised as port e , which you have reserved for harddrives right? And of course I didnīt get the Media-Player running yet. And still no weather Icon.
Wow, this is quite a monologue.
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KaredHeimjaarsen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Ok, sweet, when i play stuff with VLC now, I get the Image and I can use the skin. Only thing that does not work, is, when I try to open VLC by clicking on the skin. But so far so good. I just needed the Plug-In for VLC :) 

So, where I need help now, is a) opening the player by clicking skin, b) getting  flash drive skin working, c) weather icon
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
And about moving the weather skin, open your Rainmeter manager find the weather skin and make sure there is checked the "Draggable" box and the "Click through" is not checked (in the right bottom part). If this doesn't work, there might be another skin overlaping it (but then the other skin should be moved)... Or you "missed" it; to move the skin, you need to click and drag some content - some text or line or picture - but the lines are thin and the transparent background doesn't respond:)
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Hi there!:) Firsttly - welcome to the deviantArt:) Secondly - Thank you very much, I am glad you like Discovery:) Thirdly - Why are you up so early?:)
And now to your questions: a) opening the VLC: I didn't realize that some special plugin is needed for VLC player. It is possible that this need for plugin causes the VLC player not to open (it works for WMP so I guess your Rainmeter is trying to open some player called CAD...). So, the way around, open the music.ini and search for meters [MeterIcon] and [MeterCover]. There change the line LeftMouseUpAction=[!Command... to LeftMouseUpAction=["C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe"] (or wherever else have you installed it) for both of them. It will work however it will disable the possibility to open any other players.
b) flash drive: This is strange, my flash drive is displayed properly and I use Win 7 too. It shouldn't be problem that is is recognised as port E (Rainmeter isn't as that much smart). Did you set up the E for your flash drive in the settings screen? And did you see the letter change in the "shuttle" skin? (If not, you might need to go to the variables.inc in the Resources folder and set up your letter for one of the external drives variables.) And then of course, load the right skin (don't be confused that they are called "External-disk/E" - this is just a name of folder or of file, the letter in the variables is the important one).
c) weather icon: Yes, you will need the weather code from weather.com and it should provide you a code for a place in Germany (I am from Czech republic and it gave me my code). Just go to their webpage ( www.weather.com ) and there - in the top right corner next to the search bar and C/F setting there is an icon of globe - Select non U.S. weather.com website - click it:) Put the name of your place in the search bar. Then you should get to a page with the weather info and there look to the address bar, you should see something like ...weather.com/weather/today/Berlin+GMXX0007:1:GM so copy the code just before the ":1" (sometimes, there isn't the "Berlin+" part but it is not necesary). Put it in the proper place in the settings screen (or to Location=... in the variables and you should get your weather info. Then be sure to load the weather skin with icon in it's name. I can see it is 16°C and mostly cloudy in Berlin right now:) Also, sometimes there is a "blacklout" when my weather skins can't read the weather info (sometimes during Sunday morning) and so it will display nothing (only "N/A" for non available). If that happens, please be patient and look out from the window to get the weather info, I am working on fixing:)
I hope this helped you, if not, please let me know:)
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KaredHeimjaarsen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Ok, so Iīm right now in Texas for an exchange year ;) Thatīs why I was up so early. Timezones :D

I tried to fix my VLC-opening-problem, sadly that did not work. It still doesnīt open the player. I typed in the correct save adress, but well, it wonīt open. The weather is draggable now.... itīs like you said, I was just to stupid and missed the lines :) Still no Icon though.... but i got the Informations yesterday running. 

flash drive works now, after I changed the letter in the Resources.

So , only the VLC opening and the weather icon are missing so far. I really love, how fast you respond, thatīs quite awesome :)
Thanks for the help dude.
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DarkSaiyan21 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
hey bro,i installed the theme but it doesn't have the sidebars(upper n Bottom one),help !!!!!
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Hi there, sorry about that. The bars were "embeded" in the background. I have fixed it now and uploaded the 1.4.1. version, so please, download the Discovery again and you can use the Discovery with a different background and not be affraid of the vacuum out there:).
You will find the bars in the Glass folder, just load them both like any other skin, put one up and the other down and then click on refresh all in your Rainmeter manager or it will cover the buttons and other skins (if you refresh it all, it should jump under the buttons).
The glass has a responsive width according to your screen however the recommended maximum width is 1920px. On wider screens, it migh look bad and might break and you could be sucked out in to the vacuum:)
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DarkSaiyan21 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
thanks bro
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Bustor Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
И снова я)
только сейчас заметил, счетчик "Flight time" сбрасывается после суток полёта. Как сделать так, что бы он еще и сутки показывал?
Как тут картинки вставлять?:( (Sad) 
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Hi again:) Your link to drobpox doesn't work for me, is there something important?
The simplest way to show the days there is (open the pilot.ini in the Pilot folder in the Discovery) go to [measureUptime] in the MEASURES section. There is line Format=%3!02i!:%2!02i!:%1!02i! so put there Format=%4!i!:%3!02i!:%2!02i!:%1!02i! and if your PC will be up for 1 day, 2 hours, 3 minutes and 4 seconds, you should see "Flight time: 1:2:3:4" (Or you can have there Format=%4!i!d %3... to show "Flight time: 1d 2:3:4:"). I was trying to make the number for days show when you fly at least one but I can't find the solution right now.
What kind of pictures do you want to put there?
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Bustor Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
по ссылке скриншот показывающий время полёта) а не доступен потому что, возможно еще не загрузился, у меня параллельно еще 11 гигабайт туда загружается.
Йей заработало)

"I was trying to make the number for days show when you fly at least one but I can't find the solution right now."

немного не понял вот это, это для случая если на компьютере не одна учетная запись? если так, то это не мой случай, я на своей машинке монополист)
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Squirrel-slayer Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
"I was trying to make the number..." - this wasn't important. I only said I wanted to make it better.
All you need to do is to put "%4!i!:" in the "Format" line in the [measureUptime] - make it look like this:
Format=%4!i!:%3!02i!:%2!02i!:%1!02i!
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