Elementaryfor Rainmeter, version 2.0Updated 2014-01-19 - Fixed the Layout included in the rmskin, media skins now handle missing metadata with some finesseUpdated 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!)
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
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.
After installing, you can launch Elementary skins using Rainmeter's Manage dialog or context menu.
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
Completely rewritten weather skin using YQL
Rewritten analog clock that only looks slightly different but is no longer coded like Rainmeter is still back in the 2.0's Some
proper Unicode support (may have actaully fixed the problem with degree signs not displaying properly in the weather skin)
New feed reader skin, big and small versions (thanks to jsmorley
, see credits)
New notes skin, big and small versions (thanks to sa3er
, see credits)
New search skins (web search via DuckDuckGo, file search via Locate32) (thanks to jsmorley
, see credits)
New NowPlaying.dll media player skins (aligned left, aligned right, and mini)
New system Uptime skin
All skins adjusted to use the new AccurateText setting (one reason that Rainmeter 3.0 is required)
Backstage, a total overhaul of the folder structure in the Resources folder and meter style usage
Added an option to use a highlight color like in JackDMF
Revamped the translation template (a necessity due to the new weather source and new skins)
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
Weather data and feed normalization is provided by Yahoo!'s YQL API
The file search utility is Locate32
Web search is handled by DuckDuckGojsmorley
- The feed reader is a mod of YQLFeed
- The File Search skin is a mod of SearchDrivesa3er
- The notes skin is based on Note PaperJackDMF
- I received much inspiration for upgrades and improvements from ElementaryRMXsmurfier
- Lua optimizations and fixesTheAwesomeAmerican
- Beta testing and lots of suggestions and helpful feedback!amc242
- Beta tester and translator (Russian)
- Beta tester and translator (German)
- Translator (French)