I use Desktop Info differently to achieve my desired effect!

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    • #3737
      AvatarNeilJ
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      I love this utility but wasn’t keen on the split between two columns as it created a lot of white space.
      Consequently I don’t use the left column and hide it, displaying everything in the right column.
      I also use a mono-spaced font so that the data can be laid out precisely.
      This results in a layout that I prefer, although I acknowledge that it might not be to everybody’s tastes.

      Here’s the content of my ini file if you want to replicate it:

      # my layout

      [options]

      # size and position
      top=105
      left=0
      width=295
      column1width=0
      cleartype=1

      # font
      font-face=Cascadia Code
      font-size=9
      line-spacing=0

      # logging
      # log=desktopinfo.log
      # log-level=error

      # navigation buttons
      nav=0

      #misc
      desktopinfo64=1

      [items]

      # colors
      set=key:White,value:#ffffff
      set=key:Grey,value:#a0a0a0
      set=key:Cyan,value:#00ffff
      set=key:Magenta,value:#ff00ff
      set=key:Green,value:#00ff00
      set=key:Orange,value:#ffb871
      set=key:Silver,value:#c0c0c0
      set=key:Blue,value:#0000f0
      set=key:Red,value:#ff0000

      # battery status lookup table
      set=key:battery1,value:discharging
      set=key:battery2,value:charging
      set=key:battery3,value:charged

      COLOR=%White%

      # date and time
      DATETIME=text:,style:b,interval:30,font-size:24,display:%5[1.0a]:%6[2.0d]%5[2.0p]
      DATETIME=text:,style:b,interval:60,font-size:17,display:%1[dddd]
      DATETIME=text:,style:b,interval:60,font-size:14,display:%2 %3[mmmm] %4[yyyy]

      COMMENT=text:

      # host/os
      HOST=color:%Orange%,text:,interval:0
      OEMINFO=text:,interval:0,display:%2
      WMI=text:,interval:0,namespace:root\cimv2,query:Win32_OperatingSystem,display:%caption% %OSArchitecture%
      REG=value:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ReleaseId,set:releaseid,hidden:1
      OSBUILD=text:,interval:0,display:Version %releaseid% Build %1

      COMMENT=text:

      # USER=text:,interval:0,display:User: %1
      UPTIME=text:,interval:30,display:Uptime: %2 hours %3 minutes
      WMI=text:,interval:30,hide-no-result:1,namespace:root\cimv2,query:Win32_Battery,chart:bar2 scale:linear max:100 series1:15 threshold:40 color1:%red% color2:%orange% color3:%silver%,display:Battery: %EstimatedChargeRemaining%% %battery%BatteryStatus%% %chart%
      # WMI=text:,interval:30,hide-no-result:1,namespace:root\cimv2,query:Win32_Battery,display:Remaining: about {{2.1f:%EstimatedRunTime%/60}} hours

      COMMENT=text:

      # cpu
      CPUTYPE=color:%Orange%,text:,interval:0
      WMI=text:,interval:5,namespace:root\cimv2,query:Win32_Processor,display:Speed: %CurrentClockSpeed%[4.2K]GHz
      CORETEMP=text:,interval:5,threshold1:1 70 %red%,display:Temperature: %1°C
      PROCESSCOUNT=text:,interval:5,display:Processes: %1 Threads: %2
      CPU=text:,interval:5,chart:line2 height:2 scale:linear max:100 series1:1 color1:ffffff series2:2 color2:71b8ff, threshold1:1 80 %red%,threshold2:2 40 %red%,display:Load: %1[2.0f]% Kernel:%2[2.0f]% Queue: %3
      TOPPROCESSCPU=text:,interval:10,maxrows:1,display:Top process: %3% %1

      COMMENT=text:

      # memory
      TEXT=color:%Orange%,text:,display:MEMORY USED
      PHYSICALRAM=text:,interval:5,threshold1:3 80 0000FF,display:RAM: %1[3.1g]GiB %3% of %2[1.0b]B
      VIRTUALMEMORY=text:,interval:5,display:Virtual: %1[3.1g]GiB %3% of %2[1.0b]B
      PAGEFILE=text:,interval:5,display:Page file: %1[3.1g]GiB %3% of %2[1.0b]B
      # PAGEFAULTS=text:,interval:5,threshold1:5 -80 2222cc,display:Page Faults: %1/sec Hit Ratio: %5%
      TOPPROCESSMEM=text:,interval:5,counter:pu,maxrows:1,display:Top process: %3[3.1g]GiB %1

      COMMENT=text:

      # disks
      TEXT=color:%Orange%,text:,display:STORAGE USED
      LOGICALDRIVES=text:,interval:15,diskio:1,chart:bar2 scale:linear max:100 series1:7 threshold:80 color1:b55393 color2:%orange% color3:%red%,threshold1:11 10000000 0000f0,threshold2:13 10000000,threshold3:7 90 0070f0, 0060f0,display:%1: %6[5.1g] of %5[3.0b]B %chart%
      # %7[3.0f]%

      COMMENT=text:

      # network
      TEXT=color:%Orange%,text:,display:NETWORK
      NETWORKINTERFACES=text:,interval:30,operstatus:1,iftype:6 71,display:%2: %8/%10
      WMI=text:,interval:60,threshold1:11 34 0088f0,namespace:root\cimv2,query:Win32_PingStatus where address=’1.1.1.1′,display:Latency: %ResponseTime%ms from 1.1.1.1
      NETCONNECTIONS=text:,interval:5,display:Connections: %1
      WMI=text:,interval:3,background-interval:60,hide-no-result:1,chart:line2 height:2 scale:log max:23 series1:1 color1:ffffff series2:2 color2:71b8ff,threshold1:1 {{%CurrentBandwidth%/8*95/100}} 2222ee,threshold2:2 {{%CurrentBandwidth%/8*95/100}} #ff0000,namespace:root\cimv2,query:Win32_PerfFormattedData_Tcpip_NetworkInterface where Name like “%Wireless%” and CurrentBandwidth>0,display:B: {{2.0B:%CurrentBandwidth%/8}}Bps R:%BytesReceivedPersec%[3.0b]Bps S:%BytesSentPersec%[3.0b]Bps
      WMI=text:,interval:3,background-interval:60,hide-no-result:1,chart:line2 height:2 scale:log max:23 series1:1 color1:ffffff series2:2 color2:71b8ff,threshold1:1 {{%CurrentBandwidth%/8*95/100}} 2222ee,threshold2:2 {{%CurrentBandwidth%/8*95/100}} #ff0000,namespace:root\cimv2,query:Win32_PerfFormattedData_Tcpip_NetworkInterface where Name like “%Ethernet%” and CurrentBandwidth>0,display:B: {{2.0B:%CurrentBandwidth%/8}}Bps R:%BytesReceivedPersec%[3.0k]Bps S: %BytesSentPersec%[3.0k]Bps
      WMI=text:,interval:3,background-interval:60,hide-no-result:1,chart:line2 height:2 scale:log max:23 series1:1 color1:ffffff series2:2 color2:71b8ff,threshold1:1 {{%CurrentBandwidth%/8*95/100}} 2222ee,threshold2:2 {{%CurrentBandwidth%/8*95/100}} #ff0000,namespace:root\cimv2,query:Win32_PerfFormattedData_Tcpip_NetworkInterface where Name like “%Mobile%” and CurrentBandwidth>0,display:B: {{2.0B:%CurrentBandwidth%/8}}Bps R:%BytesReceivedPersec%[3.0k]Bps S:%BytesSentPersec%[3.0k]Bps
      # NETPACKETS=text:,interval:5,display:Packets: r:%1[1.0n] s:%2[1.0n]
      # NETPACKETSRATE=text:,interval:5,mtu:1500,display:Rate: r:%1[1.1b]Bps s:%2[1.1b]Bps

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    • #3739
      AvatarNeilJ
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      I forgot to point out I’d added a screenshot at the end of my long post so for those that didn’t scroll that far, here it is again:

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