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Elementary 2.0 by FlyingHyrax Elementary 2.0 by FlyingHyrax

Elementary

for Rainmeter, version 2.0

Updated 2014-01-19 - Fixed the Layout included in the rmskin, media skins now handle missing metadata with some finesse
Updated 2014-02-21 - Added French translation - thanks Skymil!

Simple, text-based Rainmeter skins, for someone who doesn't need to monitor their overclocked 8-core processor, but does want the time and date on their desktop.
(And now it's better!  And stuff!  And things!)

How To

:bulletblue: Make sure you have Rainmeter installed (version 3.0.2 or later).  If you have never used Rainmeter before, you may want to check out some walkthroughs to get familiar with the program, like the Getting Started section of the official manual or this LifeHacker article.
:bulletblue: Download the .rmskin package from the link near the top-right of this page.  Your browser should give you the option to open the file with the Rainmeter Skin Installer, or you can double-click the downloaded file later to open the installer.  In either case, Rainmeter should put all the files in the right places for you.
:bulletblue: After installing, you can launch Elementary skins using Rainmeter's Manage dialog or context menu.
:bulletblue: Edit the file "...\Skins\Elementary\@Resources\Settings.txt" to change settings.  The file "...\Skins\Elementary\README.pdf" has explanations of all the options!

Some of the changes and additions that make this a 2.0

:bulletpurple: Completely rewritten weather skin using YQL (Yahoo!)
:bulletpurple: Rewritten analog clock that only looks slightly different but is no longer coded like Rainmeter is still back in the 2.0's
:bulletpurple: Some proper Unicode support (may have actaully fixed the problem with degree signs not displaying properly in the weather skin)
:bulletpurple: New feed reader skin, big and small versions (thanks to jsmorley, see credits)
:bulletpurple: New notes skin, big and small versions (thanks to sa3er, see credits)
:bulletpurple: New search skins (web search via DuckDuckGo, file search via Locate32) (thanks to jsmorley, see credits)
:bulletpurple: New NowPlaying.dll media player skins (aligned left, aligned right, and mini)
:bulletpurple: New system Uptime skin
:bulletpurple: All skins adjusted to use the new AccurateText setting (one reason that Rainmeter 3.0 is required)
:bulletpurple: Backstage, a total overhaul of the folder structure in the Resources folder and meter style usage
:bulletpurple: Added an option to use a highlight color like in JackDMF's remix
:bulletpurple: Revamped the translation template (a necessity due to the new weather source and new skins)
:bulletpurple: Project is now on GitHub, where you can see an exhaustive list of changes by looking at the commit history.

As usual, all constructive criticism, feature suggestions, and bug reports are greatly appreciated. :)

Let there be Credits!

Primary font is Century Gothic, designed by Monotype Imaging
Secondary font is Futurist Fixed-Width by WSI
Weather data and feed normalization is provided by Yahoo!'s YQL API
The file search utility is Locate32
Web search is handled by DuckDuckGo
jsmorley
- The feed reader is a mod of YQLFeed
- The File Search skin is a mod of SearchDrive
sa3er
- The notes skin is based on Note Paper
JackDMF
- I received much inspiration for upgrades and improvements from ElementaryRMX
smurfier
- Lua optimizations and fixes
TheAwesomeAmerican
- Beta testing and lots of suggestions and helpful feedback!
amc242
- Beta tester and translator (Russian)
mothergarage
- Beta tester and translator (German)
Skymil
- Translator (French)
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:iconwanderer-of-4-winds:
Wanderer-of-4-winds Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist
your explination is great.. (shaking your had) i can't thank you enough....

thank you x  ∞

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pablo10692 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Hey man! Awesome work! I'm really enjoying your skin. Is there a way to add a word after the day in "date-wdm"? I'm asking you this because in portuguese, to be grammatically correct, instead of only "6 Novembro" it should be "6 de Novembro".
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
"de" is "of", right?  If it is there for every day, you can just hardcode it into the Text setting in the [mtrMonth] section of date-wdm.ini, or put it in the month names in the language file you're using.  So in line 59 of date-wmd, you can change 'Text="%1"' to 'Text="de %1"' and the text "de" will always appear before the month name.
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annon-desu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
class skin, love it.
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MrWeenie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Hey, love the skin, my desktop looks great. One thing that I can't work out. I've changed the font size to 16 for now playing skin (so as not to be huge on my laptop screen), but now if any song, album or artist name gets shortened by the ClipStringW setting and has the "..." added, the buttons below get shifted down a bunch, but only while the offending name is displaying. Not a huge issue, but any help would be great
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
I'm not sure, but I have a hunch it may just be the ClipStringH setting kicking in whenever something gets clipped; I'd try editing that down to a smaller value.
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:iconmrweenie:
MrWeenie Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Yep, took it down to 25 and that's fixed it. Dunno how I didn't try that already. Thanks heaps!
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sophisticatedblckman Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  New member
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO MAKE THE MUSIC PLAYER WORK WITH ITUNES
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