Elementaryfor Rainmeter, version 2.0
Updated 2015-01-31 - Added Dutch translation - thanks Requios!
Updated 2014-02-21 - Added French translation - thanks Skymil!
Updated 2014-01-19 - Fixed the Layout included in the rmskin, media skins now handle missing metadata with some finesse
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 ToMake 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.html" has explanations of all the options!
Some of the changes and additions that make this a 2.0Completely rewritten weather skin using YQL (Yahoo!)
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's remix
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 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)
- Translator (Dutch)
If that isn't possible, how can I hide "postion/duration"?
Removing the position / duration display string is pretty simple. Right click on the media skin and select "Edit skin" in the menu, which should open the skin file in a plaintext editor like notepad. At the very bottom of the file as a section called "[meterTime]". You just need to comment out this entire section by putting a ";" at the beginning of each line, save the file, and refresh the skin. (You could also just delete the lines, but you might want them back later.)
So for example, if I wanted the Hour in the clock skin to be a different color than the minutes and seconds, I would edit "time-hms.ini", find the "[mtrHour]" section, and add something like "FontColor=250,10,10". After saving the file and refreshing the skin, the hours would be red.
Also on the player plugin, i already set it for musicbee, but for some reason it doesn't show any information, Just says "nothing". Just wondering if i can help on this too?
For MusicBee, make sure that the player name is set to "CAD" (the plugin gets the media information through the CD Art Display interface). Then I've found that sometimes it takes a little fidgeting to get MusicBee and the skin loaded in the correct order: rainmeter.net/forum/viewtopic.…
thank you x ∞
"Cannot open database file
Check that the file path is correct and you have permission to write into the file.
Last System Error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process"
You can also try moving the index to a different folder in case write permissions really are the issue - you can create an index in locate32 at whatever location you want, then point the skin to it by changing the "PathToIndex" variable (the locate32 executable is in @resources\Addons\Locate32; you can run standalone and setup the search indexes in its Settings).
ps: soory the english, not my native language.
edit: uncheked "apply included layout" and it's fine now! Again, aweosome work dude!
Any other data you can give me? Are you getting any errors in the Rainmeter Log?
(You can view the log by right-clicking the tray icon, selecting "About")
It seems to work on the right hand side though, but not the left one. thnx
You can play around with the X value in the [mtrWeekday] section of the date skin to add/remove space, but it's hard to get perfect.
However that said, I have another problem, explained in the link below. Could you kindly give it a look? It involves the output of RSS entries of the YQL reader.
Thanks for your hard work!
Sure, there are a couple of ways to do this. The most straightforward is to edit the .ini of the media player variant you are using,
and tweak the "[meterInfo]" section. Notice that there are 4 different MeasureName settings - the first three are for Title, Album, and Artist, and the last is connected to a timer that makes them cycle. You can change the Text and TooltipText settings to "%1" instead of %4 so they just display the first Measure, the title.
This will only change the one variant of the media player, not all variants, and technically there is still a timer running in the background. If that bothers you or you want to change all the variants at once, you can edit the measures in the file "...\@Resources\Shared\nowplaying.inc", but that's a little more complicated.
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.
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...)