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RAM CPU (+DISK) Taskbar v2.2.2 by anonymous-thing RAM CPU (+DISK) Taskbar v2.2.2 by anonymous-thing

A simple program that changes your taskbar into a dynamic color-changing resource meter!


Latest Version: v2.2.2 - Added automatic updating and single-instance enforcement.



View your CPU, RAM or Active Disk Usage as a dynamic bar representation... in the form of your Taskbar!
Options: 

Auto-check updates: will check for updates daily
Show settings at startup: open the settings window whenever you run the program
Fade colours: whenever it changes from one colour to another, it will blend the colours in a smooth animation
Hide tray icon: removes the tray icon from the system tray. Closing it will require ending the process, and to restore the icon you must edit settings.rcts in a text editor and change it to:
HideIcon[TAB]False

appearing as such: 

HideIcon    False


Split by width/height: arrange the two bars side-by-side or on top of one another
Left-aligned/Bottom-aligned: anchor the relevant bar to the left or bottom of the screen (depending what side of the screen your Taskbar is on)
Refresh rate: how often the bar updates its values in milliseconds



Supports: Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

For Windows 7, works best with AeroPlain (irrelevant for Windows 8 and 8.1)

Enjoy, comment, :+fav:, and :points:!




Download Links

Download here


Full Changelog:
v2.2.2 - Updater will now download and overwrite the current executable, and update it automatically. Also enforced running 1 instance at a time only.

v2.2.1 - Fixed swap button not working, added safety catches to Defaults buttons, added Hide Tray Icon setting
v2.2 - Changed framework to support more than just CPU and RAM, plus minor bug fixes. Have only added Active Disk Usage for now, will implement temperature as well once I find a widely compatible method. 
v2.1 - Added colour fading transitions
v2.0.3 - Fixed bugs with sizing and placement (especially for small taskbar users)
v2.0.2 - Fixed bugs with settings editor
v2.0.1 - Changed updater (new server)
v2.0 - Rewrote the whole thing, now uses a file in the same directory for settings instead of Registry, fixed some minor bugs
v1.6.2 - Fixed always on top issue, no longer shows in aero peek, fixed alt-tab menu bug.
v1.6.1 - Finished stuff I forgot to put in, fixed opening options screen bug, fixed show options on startup, fixed start at Windows.
v1.6 - Full rewrite, added interval control, fixed up icon, new gui, fixed updater again.
v1.5 - Fixed updater, fixed visual styles, added support for side positioned taskbars!
v1.3.2 - Fixed updater and other bugs
v1.3.1 - Added update feature - auto and manual (in the system tray)
v1.3 - Added split-width function
v1.2.1 - Fixed shutdown bug
v1.2 - Added CPU Meter
v1.1 - Added support for taskbar height
v1.0 - Fully working (may have some bugs)
v0.2 - Works with small icons taskbar
v0.1 - Initial release


Created by Wasteland Software.
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:iconfuurio-kun:
Fuurio-kun Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Not working here in Windows 8.1, it crashes when I try to open.
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anonymous-thing Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
How so? Just a plain old crash, no error messages?
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Joniator Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  New member
Awesome *o*

Something I looked for a long time, finally found it.
Easy and lightweight, just perfect, for my use it shows enough stats.


But not sure if its a Bug in the program or an unfixable problem in Windows, but when I press the minimize all-button in the right corner of the Taskbar, the Rambar hides, too.
It appears if i maximize any window.
Would be nice to get it fixed, but its only a small bug, I could live with it if i have to :)

PS: No native english, but I tried my best :)
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anonymous-thing Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Unfortunately, the whole point of the "Show desktop" button is to show the desktop, and on Windows it actually brings the desktop on top of any applications you are running. So it's what you called an "unfixable problem in Windows", I guess.
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Bharat97 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
When clicked on the download link it gives the following message
"This website/URL has been blocked until further notice either pursuant to Court orders or on the Directions issued by the Department of Telecommunications"
Are there any other links for download available?
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anonymous-thing Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
It looks like it's probably your ISP or country blocking it - download works fine for me. Here's a mirror: www.mediafire.com/download/bsx…
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Bharat97 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Thanks!!!!!
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Cr7NeTwOrK Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
great little utility I found very useful. The problem is that settings are not applied after saving and also after i exit the program and restart it.

I am using v2.2.2 on Windows 8 x64.

What could be the problem? Thank you!
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Cr7NeTwOrK Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Oh I get it I thought the system tray icon itself changes. Works as expected then.
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Synper311 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Hey man. I have a question (with a specific use case, so feel free to tell me no :P).

Usage: Windows 8.1 Pro with StartIsBack+ running, apps shown on taskbar, taskbar shown in start screen/apps menu.

In this situation, RAM/CPU taskbar gets hidden and is not visible behind the taskbar under the startscreen. Do you think it is possible to address this behavior?

PS: I still get RAM/CPU taskbar starting Z-ordered over my taskbar most of the time. I'm starting with with a file shortcut in Startup folder and not a reg entry. Is this perhaps the issue?
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