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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2011, 06:06:41 PM »
I added some compact bar sizes. I like them, so I will reenable them.

I am looking to auto size down if needed. But at least this way the user has an option.

Trying the trans parent gif isnt working, coming up black. Looking inot it now :-)

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2011, 06:06:41 PM »

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2011, 06:57:30 PM »
OK I think this should be it.

Cant do the transparent bars. So I made a disable bar fill option that will work for you.
Also added compact bar fills in the setup for people to use in compact mode.

So bar fills are now enabled in compact mode :-)

Enjoy bud. :wink:

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2011, 07:23:24 PM »
All done :-)

Thanks a million buddy. You help make my stuff better :-)

Drive Speedometer v1.0.0
http://www.pcwintech.com/drive-speedometer

Drive Speedometer is a program I made to help monitor the current read and writes speeds of you hard drives.

Benefits include:
1. When your system is running slow yet your CPU usage and memory usage are fine, it is normally the hard drive being maxed out. Now you will be able to keep an eye on the hard drive performance.
2. When a drive is slowly dying it will run slower and slower. Being aware of what your normal drive speeds are and seeing those speed drop over time is a great indicator it is time to replace the drive.
3. Being a performance nut myself I like knowing what my system is doing. When I have a program doing some work and appears to be hung up I can see if it is still reading or writing to the drive. This way I know the program isn't hung up and is still working.

The program uses the Windows performance counters to pull the information. If you have disabled your performance counters I have included a reg file in the setup to enable them again. Run the reg file and reboot. Your performance counters will be working again.

I have also included some pre made bar fill graphics. Including some to use when running the monitor in compact mode. You can of course make your own as well.

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2011, 10:12:10 PM »
Your welcome! Not often one gets lend a small hand in the shaping of a new product.
 

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2011, 10:13:45 PM »
Hope you like the changes. The disable bar fill should give you want you want. Blend mode, no bar, just text  :wink:

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2011, 10:20:49 PM »
Absolutely! Compact bar file graphic files and the the ability to disable bar files are the bomb. Lots of flexibility to suit different needs. That's what I like about your tools.

Some of the new ideas surfaced in DS should be incorporated into CM in a future release. Thinking of the disable bar fills and compact bar options. But that can certainly wait!

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2011, 10:28:27 PM »
No need for a compact bar option in cleanmem since there is only one bar lol

But the disable bar fill would be an easy add to do. I will put it on my sticky notes for any future release :-)

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2011, 11:29:47 PM »
A compact option could reduce the length of the CM bar by half thus reducing the horizontal screen real estate consumed. Combined with DS this would present three key performance values in a thin line just above the Windows task bar (if one desired this configuration):

  R: 00.00 MB   W:00.00 MB   M:00.00 GB

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2011, 12:04:27 AM »
Hhhmmm very true.

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2011, 08:10:56 AM »
Looks like I may be doing a compact options for CleanMem :-)
That and the disable bar fill. These will be for both the free and pro versions :-)

Can't go adding new options without taking care of the free users (Besides these are minor, they don't really warrant being pro only options) :wink:

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2011, 08:23:48 AM »
Great! But I think both can wait until some other more significant enhancement/fix drives a new release. Best wait a bit given 2.0.3 just came out  :wink:

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2011, 08:25:56 AM »
Going to look over what willy2 has posted and make some changes there.
I have an idea to allow the user an option of how to pull the system uptime. Via performance counter or the GetTickCount api (49 day max)

I think he has his performance counters disabled so he has no system up time.

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2011, 08:38:55 AM »
Well - if you are going in anyhow give some consideration to the task scheduler changes documented elsewhere. Hey, can't fault a guy for trying ...  :wink:

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2011, 08:42:09 AM »
Thats not really a problem, would be a fast change, just need to find the correct code to make the change.

I dont mind sharing this bit of code/

Code: [Select]
i.RegistrationInfo.Author = "CleanMem Mini Monitor - PcWinTech.com"
i.RegistrationInfo.Description = "CleanMem Mini Monitor"
i.Settings.ExecutionTimeLimit = "PT0S" 'disable
i.Settings.DisallowStartIfOnBatteries = False
i.Settings.StopIfGoingOnBatteries = False
i.Settings.AllowHardTerminate = True
i.Settings.AllowDemandStart = True
i.Settings.MultipleInstances = TASK_INSTANCES_PARALLEL
i.Settings.RunOnlyIfIdle = False
i.Settings.RunOnlyIfNetworkAvailable = False
i.Triggers.Create TASK_TRIGGER_LOGON
i.Principal.RunLevel = TASK_RUNLEVEL_HIGHEST

Set ii = i.Actions.Create(TASK_ACTION_EXEC)
ii.Id = "CleanMem Mini Monitor"
ii.Path = App.Path & "\mini_monitor.exe"
ii.WorkingDirectory = App.Path
ii.Arguments = "/startup"

Set iii = t.GetFolder("\")

Set iiii = iii.RegisterTaskDefinition("CleanMem Mini Monitor", i, TASK_CREATE, Null, Null, TASK_LOGON_INTERACTIVE_TOKEN, "")
DoEvents

So 2 things. First what is truly best for the default? I have to keep in mind a default for a new user.
2nd. See if I can find the code section to make the changes.

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Re: Drive Speedometer v1.0
« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2011, 08:44:57 AM »