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Do I Need a Jacket? 2.0 (beta 2016-04-10) by FlyingHyrax Do I Need a Jacket? 2.0 (beta 2016-04-10) :iconflyinghyrax:FlyingHyrax 296 186 Elementary 3.0 by FlyingHyrax Elementary 3.0 :iconflyinghyrax:FlyingHyrax 357 134 Rainmeter Sudoku Solver by FlyingHyrax Rainmeter Sudoku Solver :iconflyinghyrax:FlyingHyrax 19 9 CircuitousTwo by FlyingHyrax CircuitousTwo :iconflyinghyrax:FlyingHyrax 435 179 White Sands by FlyingHyrax White Sands :iconflyinghyrax:FlyingHyrax 6 3 Binary Clock by FlyingHyrax Binary Clock :iconflyinghyrax:FlyingHyrax 129 38 Faenzometer by FlyingHyrax Faenzometer :iconflyinghyrax:FlyingHyrax 154 41 Do I Need a Jacket? by FlyingHyrax Do I Need a Jacket? :iconflyinghyrax:FlyingHyrax 499 176 Do I need an Umbrella? by FlyingHyrax Do I need an Umbrella? :iconflyinghyrax:FlyingHyrax 94 47 Elementary Rainmeter 1.5.1 (old) by FlyingHyrax Elementary Rainmeter 1.5.1 (old) :iconflyinghyrax:FlyingHyrax 1,042 393 Simplicity Circles by FlyingHyrax Simplicity Circles :iconflyinghyrax:FlyingHyrax 95 30 Duck Duck Search by FlyingHyrax Duck Duck Search :iconflyinghyrax:FlyingHyrax 18 5

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FlyingHyrax
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I use this DeviantArt account to host my Rainmeter skins. Occasionally there might be a work in progress, desktop screenshot, or code walkthrough in there too...

I'm often busy with school or work, so sometimes there will be long gaps when I forget to check DeviantArt for Notes/Comments. So if you've left a comment or note and I haven't responded, I apologize, but Rainmeter isn't at the top of my priority list.

Many more general questions can be quickly answered by asking on Rainmeter's forums: rainmeter.net/forum/

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Hello everyone! It's been a while. Other priorities took my time for working on Rainmeter, so several of my skins have been broken for a while and there are lots of unanswered comments. Sadly I don't think I'll ever get around to answering all of them!

I had some free time recently, and I've finally been able to update Elementary. 3.0 is out and the weather skin finally works again (I hope).

Cheers,
Hyrax
Elementary 3.0

Elementary

for 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.

How To

:bulletblue: 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.
: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: Check this wiki page for instructions on configuring the skins!

Some of the new stuff

:bulletpurple: I finally updated the weather skin to use the Weather.com WXData feed rather than the (now borked) Yahoo YQL API
:bulletpurple: Added lots of custom context menu actions for toggling things like 12/24 hour clocks, weather units, and so forth
:bulletpurple: Spotify skin (many thanks to .raptor on the Rainmeter Forums for a snazzy Spotify plugin!)
:bulletpurple: Two new languages: Vietnamese and Brazilian Portuguese
:bulletpurple: Removed the feed skin. It also used the YQL API, which is no longer available.
:bulletpurple: Removed the system search skin. (It complicated the release process and seriously, I just hit the Windows key.)
:bulletpurple: 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 by WSI
Weather data and feed normalization is provided by Weather.com
sa3er
- The notes skin is based on Note Paper
JackDMF
- I received much inspiration for upgrades and improvements from ElementaryRMX
smurfier
- Lua optimizations and fixes
TheAwesomeAmerican
- 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
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
thanks for the fav my friend! Hug 
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rokkr7 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
Hey, love the rainmeter skins you made. I managed to get the now playing skin to work with google play music desktop player and added a mute button. Let me know if you want it for any future plans for an elementary 3.0 or something
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ShmeuFuller Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
Hi, I just loaded your DINAJ2 skin and am fairly new to Rainmeter skins...  How do I change my location in this skin?
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Kestlerify Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Hi! I recently downloaded your elementary 2.0 rainmeter skin (thanks for that) and now I'm trying to get the uptime.ini show not just the days, hours and minutes but also seconds. Could you help me with this ?
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TakeNothingBack Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My favourite rainmeter dude!
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