Elementaryfor Rainmeter, ver. 1.5.1
Simple, clean Rainmeter skins, for someone who does not need to monitor their overclocked 6-core processor, but does want the time and date on their desktop.
The Elementary skin set currently includes time, date, weather (current conditions and three-day forecast), basic system monitor, analog clock, and "chronophage" (ornamental/time tracking) skins.(Alternate screenshot, showing more of the skins)
Make sure you have Rainmeter installed (version 2.3). [link]
If you are new to Rainmeter, you may want to check out some walkthroughs to get familiar with the program, like Rainmeter 101 [link]
or this Lifehacker article [link]
Download the .rmskin file from the link near the top right of this page. You should be able to run the file with Rainstaller, which will put all the files in the right places on your system.
Edit the file "...\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Elementary\@Resources\Settings.txt"
to change settings. "...\Rainmeter\Skins\Elementary\ReadMe.rtf"
has explanations of all the options!
Notes on this update:
Rainmeter 2.3 is required for Elementary version 1.5! (Check the change log if you need to know the reasons...)
Added a "Language" setting in Settings.txt! Currently, valid options are en, de, es, fr, nl, and ber. Please see the ReadMe for details, including how to translate Elementary yourself to a language that isn't already included.
Because of the new @Resources folder, you should no longer have to install any fonts for the skin to work (and thus don't need admin privileges). If, for whatever reason, you do need to install the fonts, the files are located in "...\Elementary\@Resources\Fonts\"
As usual, feel free to leave questions, comments, and suggestions.
Bug reports are especially appreciated. If you like these skins, here are some others to definitely check out:Sorinu
made a System Uptime skin to match Elementary: [link]JackDMF
Remixed the complete set and
added more skins of their own in the Elementary style, including Google News, Now Playing, and GMail skins! [link]
The primary font is Century Gothic, designed by Monotype Imaging [link]
The secondary font is Futurist Fixed-Width, by WSI [link]
Wallpaper which inspired these skins, was used for the Rainstaller banner image, and is in the screenshot above is "Elementary" by emats: [link]
Change Log: 10/1/12
Reset the required version in the .rmskin back down to 22.214.171.1242. Sorry guys! 8/29/12 (version 1.5.1)
Fixed "23th" bug in date skin 8/18/12
Added Portuguese translation 7/23/12
Added Tamazight translation6/27/2012 (version 1.5.0)
Fixed typo in link to WeatherUnderground in eWeather_f.ini
Reformatted skin folder for Rainmeter 2.3 structure changes (@Resources)
Skins updated to reflect deprecation of "!Execute" and "!Rainmeter" in bangs
Added "Languages" folder and "language" variable in Settings.txt
(files for English, French, German, Dutch, and Spanish; and a template)
New .rmskin format9/26/2011 (version 1.4.3)
Skin files modified to use Meter Styles (shorter)
Weather translation substitutions are now case in
Clicking "via Weather Underground" in the weather skin now takes you to the Wunder page for the location you entered in Settings.txt, not to the page parsed from the XML feed, which was sometimes incorrect.9/16/2011 (version 1.4.2)
Tweaked weather substitution strings ("chance of a" before "chance of")
Advanced day of week number in Chronophage skin by 1 (Sunday is now day 1, not day 0)
Added language subs for Wind direction
Fixed current condtions tooltip in eWeather_c.ini to display wind speed it Kilometers/hour
In Readme.ini dummy skin, changed !DeacitvateConfig to !RainmeterDeactivateConfig so it will work with Rainmeter versions below 2.1
Updated skin metadata to comply with Rainmeter 2.1 changes
Changed character encoding of skin .ini files to UTF-8
All .ini files are now definitely
Windows/DOS ANSI encoded. For sure. Hopefully.