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Requested and Answered by AdamC on 11-Jan-2006 15:22 (4137 reads)
Samurize is a system monitoring tool that uses very little resources (less than 1% CPU usage on a Celeron 600). It can display memory usage information, information from Windows perfmormance monitors, WMI counters and more, right on your desktop. Samurize is also fully extensible via scripts and plugins.

The only limit is your imagination!

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Requested and Answered by AdamC on 11-Jan-2006 15:30 (2358 reads)
From here you have three options:

1) Read the FAQ again - you may have missed the answer you were looking for
2) Check out the Samurize help file (press F1 in the Samurize Config Editor) - it is a very comprehensive guide to how to use Samurize.
3) Search the forums - chances are someone has already asked about the same problem you are having.

If all these fail, either post in the appropriate forum (preferable), or contact AdamC.

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Requested and Answered by AdamC on 14-Jan-2006 16:11 (3756 reads)
Background Objects are static - they will not update when the image file changes on disk. If you want the image to be dynamic (or if you want to place the image on top of other Meters), add a Text Meter, set its Draw Type to Imageand assign it a default image.

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Requested by Donald and Answered by AdamC on 04-Apr-2007 10:52 (3208 reads)
If the SamurizeServer is used on the remote PCs this can be setup in a remote mode, allowing a Samurize client to connect and retrieve information from it. Monitoring a linux server is more difficult you would need it to publish its information to a file that Samurize could read.


Requested by Fandi1770 and Answered by KMDonlon on 18-Feb-2007 10:20 (3926 reads)
No, the internals of Samurize is designed to work with Windows. There are similar programs that run on linux that do a similar job to Samurize.


Requested and Answered by AdamC on 11-Jan-2006 15:23 (2891 reads)
Samurize will run under Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003. It requires a video card that has hardware support for alpha blending in Windows (nVidia Geforce 1 or later). Note: The taskbar client is not dependent on the type of video card because it does not blend to the desktop.

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Requested and Answered by AdamC on 11-Jan-2006 15:23 (2562 reads)
In the Downloads section of this site. Alternatively, check the Helpdesk forum for more links.

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Requested and Answered by AdamC on 11-Jan-2006 15:24 (4007 reads)
Some are done using one of several calendar scripts/plugins. Others are done using a program called Rainlendar.

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Requested and Answered by AdamC on 11-Jan-2006 15:25 (2446 reads)
Yes! Use the Import Export Tool (included with Samurize) to create .sam files (essentially zip files with all the files associated with a config - scripts, plugins, images etc). You can then give these .sam files to other people to import using the same tool.

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Requested and Answered by AdamC on 11-Jan-2006 15:27 (7169 reads)
Yes. Here's a quick guide to make 2 of them:


1) Make two configs. For simplicity, I'm going to refer to them as if they were named 'One.ini' and 'Two.ini'.


2) Make 2 shortcuts on your desktop to client.exe. Call one of the shortcuts "My Config 1" and make the Target line to one of them read:


"C:\Program Files\Samurize\Client.exe" i=config1

Call the other one "My Config 2" and have its target line read:


"C:\Program Files\Samurize\Client.exe" i=config2
(obviously you will have to adjust the path to match where you have samurize installed)


3) Double-click on the "My Config 1" shortcut you made and rightclick on the tray icon.. choose One.ini as the config.


4) Double-click on the "My Config 2" shortcut you made and rightclick on the tray icon.. choose Two.ini as the config.


Now, whenever you use the "My Config 1" shotcut, One.ini will always be loaded with it. And likewise, Two.ini with "My Config 2".


NOTE: Samurize v1.50+ requires you to specify different instance names for each client you run. If you try and run a single instance twice, the second time a new client will not be loaded, but any commandline options passed will be applied to the already running client.

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Requested and Answered by AdamC on 11-Jan-2006 15:28 (3102 reads)
NeM has designed a Visual Tutorial - it is available here.

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Requested and Answered by AdamC on 11-Jan-2006 15:29 (2629 reads)
Rebooting is necessary for to Taskbar Client to work correctly (you will only be prompted to reboot if you install the Taskbar Client).

An alternative to rebooting is to use the Windows Task Manager to kill the explorer.exe process and then run explorer.exe to restart Windows Explorer - but only try this if you know what you are doing. Rebooting is much safer.

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