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Elementary 2.0 by FlyingHyrax Elementary 2.0 by FlyingHyrax


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
- The feed reader is a mod of YQLFeed
- The File Search skin is a mod of SearchDrive
- The notes skin is based on Note Paper
- I received much inspiration for upgrades and improvements from ElementaryRMX
- Lua optimizations and fixes
- Beta testing and lots of suggestions and helpful feedback!
- Beta tester and translator (Russian)
- Beta tester and translator (German)
- Translator (French)
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shawntasmo Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  New member
For some reason i cant find the button to install the skin
tierix Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2014
Does anyone know why I can't snap the Date widget to the left of my screen? There is a huge space and when I try to push it left to be against the edge of the screen, it won't let me.... 
It seems to work on the right hand side though, but not the left one. thnx
betasavage Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Hi, can to tell me how to chance the line break to something else and set it so it doesn't auto select all the text when i click on it? Tyvm
lefeg Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Hello~ I really like this skin but I was wondering if there was anyway to stop the cycle of the media player? I want it to only show the title of the song.

Thanks for your hard work!
debman3 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How do I do to display temperature in celsius instead?
hyperlance Featured By Owner Edited Jul 29, 2014
I love this skin, but I want to monitor all my drives, how can I add them in the vertical skin?
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
This was written for the original Elementary, but the system skins are pretty much the same so it should be largely applicable:
So just read that over first and give it whirl, should be a pretty easy edit.  If you have any questions or problems just let me know and I'll help as much as I can. :)
RanD0mU53R Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I had trouble with getting the player to work as well...but I just had to edit the 'settings.txt' file ....which should be located in your "Rainmeter" ...file path might be different ...but C:\Users\"yourusername"\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Elementary\@ Resources\settings.txt ....and change the line where "player" and put iTunes beside so....Player=iTunes....
cornbo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Thank  you very much! All the instructions make it seem like all you have to do is right click the app and edit it from there. Thanks again
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Woops, I missed this reply before posting on your other comment - thanks RanD0mU53R for helping out!

cornbo, in case you're curious as to why you couldn't find the PlayerName in the actual media player skin files - the media player skins use @ include so that all the media player skins share one set of measures, so the PlayerName setting is actually in another file.  (Details...)
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