General Measure Options

Options available for use with all measures.

Options

Measure

Type of the measure (e.g. CPU, FreeDiskSpace or Plugin). This option is required, and cannot not be changed dynamically.

UpdateDivider Default: 1

Frequency at which the measure value is updated. The Update option in the [Rainmeter] section of the skin is multiplied by the specified value to determine how often the measure is updated.

Example: If Update=1000 (in the [Rainmeter] section) and UpdateDivider=30, the measure is updated every 30 seconds.

If UpdateDivider=-1 or any negative number, then the measure is only updated once when the skin is loaded or refreshed.

OnUpdateAction

Action to execute each time the measure is updated.

Note: This may be based on the values in Update in the [Rainmeter] section and any UpdateDivider on the measure, or if the measure is updated with a Measure Bang or other relevant bang.

OnChangeAction

Action to execute when the number or string value of the measure changes. The initial change from "nothing" to a value when the skin is loaded or refreshed is ignored.

Note: With plugins that perform work in the background (e.g. WebParser and FileView), the action will be executed on the first change when loading or refreshing the skin.

InvertMeasure Default: 0

If set to 1, the measure value is inverted.

Example: With the FreeDiskSpace measure, this option can be used to measure the used disk space instead of the free disk space.

MaxValue Default: 1.0

The maximum value of a measure. This is used to set a range of values for use in meters that require a percentual value. The actual value of the measure will remain unchanged.

MinValue Default: 0.0

The minimum value of a measure. This is used to set a range of values for use in meters that require a percentual value. The actual value of the measure will remain unchanged.

AverageSize Default: 1

If set, the measure value will be an average of the specified number of past actual values. This can be useful to create a smoother transition on some graphical meters.

DynamicVariables Default: 0

If set to 1, the measure is dynamic.

See also: Dynamic Variables

Disabled Default: 0

If set to 1, the measure value is never updated. A disabled measure always returns 0 as its value in numerical contexts (e.g. when used in a Calc formula or with IfActions), but may still return a previously obtained string value (e.g. when used in String meters).

Paused Default: 0

If set to 1, the measure value is never updated. A paused measure will return its most recent number and/or string value.

Group

Defines a group or series of groups that the measure belongs to. For more information please see the Groups page.