Elementaryfor Rainmeter; version 3.1
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.
Make sure you have Rainmeter
installed (version 4.0
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. Check this wiki page for instructions on configuring the skins!
Some of the new stuff
I finally updated the weather skin to use the Weather.com WXData feed rather than the (now borked) Yahoo YQL API
Added lots of custom context menu actions for toggling things like 12/24 hour clocks, weather units, and so forth Spotify skin
(many thanks to .raptor on the Rainmeter Forums for a snazzy Spotify plugin!)
Two new languages: Vietnamese and Brazilian Portuguese
Removed the feed skin. It also
used the YQL API, which is no longer available.
Removed the system search skin. (It complicated the release process and seriously, I just hit the Windows key.)
Simplified the folder structure, using the Resources folder less and moving config files that are Included into more than one skin closer to the skin they're used with. Variables which only apply to a single config are now located in that config rather than a central settings file. This should hopefully make editing the skins to your heart's content a bit easier.Interested in the gritty details?
This project is 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.
However, I won't have a lot of time to keep updating these skins in the future, so responses may be few and far between! The best way to report a bug or request a feature is to use the Issues Page
on GitHub (just check for an existing issue with your problem first!)
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 Weather.comsa3er
- 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)mothergarage
- Beta tester and translator (German)Skymil
- Translator (French)Requios
- Translator (Dutch)lewwcom
- Translator (Vietnamese)DietrichHeinz
- Translator (Brazilian Portuguese)jogerj
- Translator (Bahasa Indonesia).raptor
- Spotify plugin