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Revelation2 rev.1.2 by DijiMoto Revelation2 rev.1.2 by DijiMoto
Revelation2 is an extremely minimalistic suite that includes many popular features. (Current Version - 1.2)

Revelation2 Includes:

Launcher Bar - Various buttons for launching commands and shortcuts to folders and applications. Functions like Power down, Lock computer, Configuration options, Desktop Panel, Control Panel, Task Manager and more. Search google from your desktop in the provided search box. Launcher Bar is tabbed, to Hide almost completely when not in use and open up as needed.

Header skin - Various buttons for launching pop-out skins, including Notes, Music Player, Weather, System, RSS, Gmail, Facebook, Slideshow and Clock. Header bar docks right under Launcher bar. Toggle feature to remove it to a tab on the desktop, just like the Launcher Bar.

That's about it... all the functioning skins are built into two actual files, and use hides/shows to switch them out. The code itself should be easy to read... I habitually keep code as organized as possible, so it might be a good suite for beginners to research and parse.

1.2 : March 12, 2012 (Uninstall Revelation2 before updating!)

- Added support for different monitor sizes (fixed wonky Google Search issue).
- Changed Launcher shortcuts to "Toggle" the menu that opens. Left click to open, click again to close. (Thanks chefboy!)
- Changed around the Launcher Icons, added Tooltips, added Configure.ini button.
- Added Configure.ini : A very basic configuration skin, allowing choice of light or dark skins and providing a link to the UserVariables.inc and Rainmeter resources.
- Changed RSS Feed, now it only supports 3 Feeds, but it looks cleaner and is more compatible with differently sized monitors.
- Changed Header icon bar, to include Toggle feature. Left click open, click again to close.
- Changed some Icons in the Header Sidebar, RSS - Gmail - Facebook. Looks a little cleaner.
- Added Top Process to System Info Sidebar skin, in Header.
- Other various improvements, including a lot of code clean-up and changes to the sidebar font styling.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK! And visit us at: [link] (JoBu)

Cheers all!
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:iconrhaul159:
Rhaul159 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Hey Diji, I'm curious on how to adjust the launchers at the top. Since I have a rather large screen it leans a bit more to the left and isn't quite in the center. Would it be possible to make a sixth bar to move it more to the right or move the whole thing all together?
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey, sorry for delays, I was backpacking in Tibet.

So... what's you're screen size (resolution)? I think your best bet is just increasing the size of the launcher bar... unless you don't want it all the way across the top, in which case you can have it centered on the screen by adjusting the x-axis position.
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:iconrhaul159:
Rhaul159 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
My main monitor is 1920x1080, my secondary is 1600x900. Looks like this.


The red circle is a little something I noticed. The launcher slightly goes into the second screen.  (Not the main thing I was focusing on though.)

The main thing is that it's slightly to the right, I'll trying adjust the x-axis position though.
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mothball01 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
one of my all time favorites. feature set is balanced and the design augments the desktop instead of overpowering or obscuring the desktop
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WhiteRoyal Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist
A really wonderful skin but I have problems with getting the weather to work. Can you help me? Even by changing the weather code, location and unit, nothing is appearing in the weather section
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
To modify Rev2 so that it is always open (to disable the tabs):

Load the Launcher and edit the code as follows:

1. Delete TABTOGGLEOUT
2. Delete TABTOGGLEIN
3. Remove "Hidden=1" from 'MeterBGShow' - also, change "X=10" to 'X=0'.
4. In [ SYSTRAY ICONS ] section, remove "Hidden=1" from all Meters EXCEPT the '[Back*]' Meters.
5. in [MENU ITEMS] sections, remove "Hidden=1" from all [*-TEXT] Meters. Should be the first Meter in each group. (Web, Data, etc.)
6. In [GOOGLE SEARCH] section, remove "Hidden=1" from all meters.

Save/Refresh All.

Let me know if there are additional problems. You should be able to follow a similar path to change the Header bar as well, if you like. Cheers all.

//JoBu
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Yomerodes123 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Hi, I love the style and goes perfect with my current settings... however, I can't get the launcher and the header to appear on the screen. The variables skin shows up OK... but I really don't need that... The header and launcher appear as loaded in the rainmeter manager, but just don't pop on my screen. Is there any variable/setting to fiddle with in the ini files? I'd love to get this skin working. Cheers
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is a common question... usually it's because upon loading the skins are "minimized". Look for a little vertical white line on the top right corner of your screen. Clicking those tabs will extend the Launcher and Header Bar out to full size. I'm working on a fix that will default to maximized rather than minimized on load/refresh. Hope that helps!
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:iconyomerodes123:
Yomerodes123 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Thank you for your response :-) I actually found it, it was well hidden in some part of the designs in my wall paper that incidentally were very similar in shape and color. Having it start open by default may be a good idea! By the way, this skin is by far my favorite, so much that, being an absolute newbie with rainmeter, I've already modified some parts of it! For example, I changed the rectangular "variables" skin to work as a launcher for my favorite applications, not that I don't like your launcher, I do, very much, but I place it on my second monitor, while my... errr... your modified "launcher" goes perfect with my setup on the main screen! Now that we're here, if you don't mind, can you tell me if there's an easy way to change the weather service in the header? Yahoo seems to be always way off in the conditions for my town, so I rather use weather.com... I did try to change it but I read somewhere that it may take a bit more than just changing the url and location code, is that true? Does it really take a major change in the code? Last but not least, is there an easy way to change the "logoff" button function for "restart"? I rarely logoff but frequently restart the computer so is more useful. Thanks a bunch, I really appreciate your work!
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think you can use "shutdown -r" for restart. For the weather code, you'll need to find a RegEx (regular expression - string of code) that will parse the weather.com site properly. I'll look around for it too, but if you have a skin that uses the site already, you should be able to find it. Hope that helps :) Thanks for the kind words too, very glad you like the skins! Cheers!
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:iconyomerodes123:
Yomerodes123 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Thanks! I'll look up for a skin with my fav weather service and try to figure how to modify yours... will let you know so it could be added commented as an option for you or other users. Thanks also for the restart tip. Happy holidays!
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Just to clarify, for Restart instead of Logoff:

Open "Settings.inc" and modify 'Com1=shutdown.exe -s -t 0' so that it reads:
Com1=shutdown.exe -r

Save/Exit. That should do it. ;)
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:iconyomerodes123:
Yomerodes123 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I meant to say that the Configure.ini skin does show up but all other don't... Hope someone can help to solve this. Cheers
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:iconrhaul159:
Rhaul159 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I'm really terrible wit this Rainmeter thing, can't get the launcher or header to load up. Is there something else you're supposed to do in order to get it to work?
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
No, nothing aside from having Rainmeter installed. After installing the rmskin, right clik the Rainmeter Icon in the Systray and "Refresh All". If the skins are not working, come to the forums and post about the problem, we'll get it taken care of... you're not missing the skins because they start off as tiny tabs on the edge of the screen are you? The top right of your screen, look for a little tab line... clik it and the skins should open up. Hope we can get it figured out soon, cheers - JoBu/DijiMoto
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:iconrhaul159:
Rhaul159 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Yep, it's at the edge of the screen. Thanks for the help, and great skin.
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:iconalittleelectro:
alittleelectro Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is by far my favorite skin. Thank you so very, very much.
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the kind words! I really appreciate it! :)
I'm working on a few more skins, should have more to add soon!
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:iconwildthang2:
wildthang2 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Also, how could you allow code such as a shortcut for 3d that resembles this "C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvstlink.exe" /enable

thats the target link in the shortcut file on the desktop.
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Try "C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvstlink.exe -enable". I know there's a way, but I'm not positive about the syntax. Try -enable or /enable inside the quotes, and be sure to leave a space after .exe as I'm pretty sure that's needed.

If it doesn't work, post the question on the forums at [link]
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:iconwildthang2:
wildthang2 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Thank you, if I get it working I will let you know, for future reference.
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:iconwildthang2:
wildthang2 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Is there a way to add more paths?
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Open UserVariables.inc in a notepad editor, and change the application paths as you wish.

Look for something like:

T5Shortcut1=CRAYON PHYSICS
T5Path1=C:\Program Files (x86)\Crayon Physics Deluxe\crayon.exe

(Make the change to the shortcut and path).
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
oh, and if you want to add more paths to a single shortcut menu, open the launcher.ini and scan the code for the shortcut/path entries. Create new ones as you like, just make sure to give them unique names, so something like:

Shortcut9:MyAppName
Path9:My/App/Path

You could even add those to the UserVariables.inc and keep it all similar to the way it stands now.
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:iconwildthang2:
wildthang2 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Could you make a T6Shortcut1/T6Path following the same method?
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sorry for the huge delay, I hadn't realized you responded. Yes, you certainly can - I just created a naming convention that I thought would make sense to users... you can add to those following the same standard, or completely rename them as you see fit. Just insure that the .inc and the .ini files match so that the functionality is there. Cheers :)
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:iconpaladinoras:
Paladinoras Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
I just updated my Rainmeter to 2.3 and I think your skins not showing =/
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
You may have to restart Rainmeter after an update. If it's still having an issue, let me know here:

[link]
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:iconnoflownohoez:
NoFlowNoHoez Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
If i want to use pandora for my music how do i put that in?
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
You have to edit the settings in UserVariables.inc

Open the file (should be @"My Documents/Rainmeter/Skins/Revelation2/Variables/UserVariables.inc" if memory serves) and look for "Player=WMP" (no quotes, 8th line down the doc I think). Change "WMP" to "CAD" and see if that works. I believe you need VLC as a media player to pipe Pandora to your desktop - check at the forums to be sure (The Link is above, after PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK).

You could also search DeviantArt and Customize.org for Pandora skins too. Hope it helps! Cheers.
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:iconmanr97:
Manr97 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
It doesn't work here.

It doesn't show up...
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
What doesn't work? A certain part, or the download... ?
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:iconjointmaster:
Jointmaster Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Cool! :thumbsup:
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:iconbukuskat:
bukuskat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Great skin, but the weather part is broken.
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Did you enter your accuweather location code into the UserVariables.inc?
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:iconbukuskat:
bukuskat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Haha, sorry i never even thought to check what weather website you were using. I'm not sure what i need for using Accuwather, I'm from Truro Nova Scotia, Canada.

Any help with my codes would be great!
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
No worries, always glad to help.

First, go to Accuweather.com and choose your city name.
Here's the link to Nova Scotia: [link]

For example, if you're in Elderbank, then you click on that city and when the page loads, look at the address bar - you should see your location code at the end:
[link] <- Click for example.

The number at the end represents your location code. It varies by city, but in the example '2289120' is the location code for Elderbank. Hope it helps! Cheers. :)
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:iconjointmaster:
Jointmaster Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Your Code is 54699
if this helps you... :)
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:iconbukuskat:
bukuskat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Still doesnt work for me, what should i be having for the location part?
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:iconjointmaster:
Jointmaster Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I have the same problem! :( Tried it with "Truro, Canada" and "Truro, Nova Scotia"... My City doesn't "work" either...
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:iconbukuskat:
bukuskat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
use this for truro ns


WeatherCode=CAXX0510
Location=3817
Unit=c
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:iconbukuskat:
bukuskat Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Yeah, i have no idea, i even tryed the postal code...
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:iconjointmaster:
Jointmaster Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Joshua where is the problem, please?
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
I got "54699" for Truro too... hmm, I'll look into it, see if I can find the solution.
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Qlimax1975 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Great one! Fav!
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:icondijimoto:
DijiMoto Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I got it from Wallbase, I'd give you the one I have, but I put that rainmeter info on it without saving a clean copy :/
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jonstatik Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Where can I grab that wallpaper from? It's nice and dark but has a nice light cloud too it.
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