Desktop Usage Meter
Beagle Technical Support does not provide support for this software!
do not contact them with questions or problems.
While Keith at Beagle has seen it and encouraged me to release
it, it remains unofficial
Support options are here
The graphical desktop meter consists of two sections. The
green/red 'period' meter, and the lower blue 'usage' progress bar.
The lower 'usage' progress bar shows the percent of
monthly plan allocation that you have used so far. The upper
green/red 'period' meter shows how far through the plan period (month)
you are. As time passes during the month, the boundary
the green and red moves from left to right. If you are using
downloads evenly over the month, the usage bar and the period meter
will keep pace with each other. If you are downloading
the usage bar will overtake the period meter and be in the 'red'
area. If you are downloading lightly, the usage bar
behind the period meter and be in the 'green' area. Full
text information is available and exportable. Always on top option
available. Minimises to system tray. Many more
are in the application help file available after installation.
Windows Vista, XP, 2000, and NT 4.0 running
Explorer 5.01 or later. These are related to the IE COM objects used
for network access. More details can be found on Microsoft's
- Windows Vista users connot
view the help file without
an optional Vista component from Microsoft to allow viewing of the
Winhelp (.hlp) help file format. On program installation
will warn that help is unavailable for this program and give links to
downloading the component. After installing the component,
Help should be accessable.
- Proxy servers for internet access are not supported. Direct
internet access must be available. This is not an issue if you
are on the Beagle network as they do not use proxy settings. If
there is sufficient demand I will look at adding proxy support.
None so far, as no-one has asked me enough :-)
- Before contacting anyone, check the
'Troubleshooting' section of the help file!
available from the system tray menu. Vista users note here.
- Next, use the discussion
thread on the Whirlpool forum here.
If you find it useful for you, donations would be very
Whim me on the Whirlpool forum here
and I'll send
you bank details for making a direct deposit or sending a
cheque / money order.
Added support for certain wireless plans that reduced fields in
the XML feed.
Minor changes to the XML feed from Beagle caused failure. Changed the
method used to validate the downloaded data to increase robustness. EXE
is now compiled as Unicode rather than ANSI.
Corrected a GUI issue which prevented a refresh time of longer than 99
minutes being entered in the settings GUI
Initial public release