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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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undeadpancakemx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  New member
Hi, stupid question, but i was messing around with the skin and when i right clicked Chronopage, i accidentally clicked "hide on mouse over". and now it wont let me mouse over it to right click it.  just wondering if there is a fix or way to get past this?

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?
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
You can access the same context menu settings through the Rainmeter system tray icon - either under the "Elementary\Chronophage" entry or in Rainmeter's "Manage" dialog.

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:…
undeadpancakemx Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  New member
Thanks! Helped alot:)
lblake Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Hi, I upgraded to 2.0 and now in the system skin the RAM indicates much greater than the actual RAM being used (ie 65% when the actual usage is 34%) and the C drive indicates 100% when the actual drive usage is 24%. These weren't issues before upgrading. Please advise and thanks for your work on these skins.
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
It may be (I don't recall exactly) that the RAM is now showing the amount free instead of the amount used (65+34=99).  About the drive usage, I'm not sure.  I think FreeDiskSpace measures will report 100% when they try to measure an unmounted drive, so it's possible that the driver letters in the skin settings aren't configured correctly (though this seems unlikely since you mention C and C should be the default...)
Wanderer-of-4-winds Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist
your explination is great.. (shaking your had) i can't thank you enough....

thank you x  ∞

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".
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.
annon-desu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  New member
class skin, love it.
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