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Thanks for your patience. The launch of Ranmeter 2.2 allowed for some cool new stuff.

The Left Rectangle opens and closes the tray.

This is the final evolution of the entire series. The included screenshot shows all 4 available trays open. Closed, they are darkened and inverted, leaving a completely open and free desktop, if that is your choice. The background is the Windows 7/Vista Aero effect - it will match your Aero Background. XP systems will see nothing.

The picture is called "Genetic Degeneration" by Lufteluke [link] Real good stuff.....

There is an alternate, downloaded from Bing. I am unsure of the artist.

Because I have loaded two themes, you may need to go and manually install the theme of your choice.

Left Click the weather icon for a 3 day forecast!

Right click the monitor on the CPU section for the Task Manager.

Left click on the album art/"X" to open the media player of your choic (default to Windows Media Player).

Defrag and Disk Cleaner are the icons next to the hard drive data, respectively.

The icons in the dock will change from grey transparent to color opaque when that program is opened.

The shutdown goes directly to shutdown.

Let me know what you think, and thanks!


**************NOTES***************

-YOU MUST HAVE RAINMETER 2.2 FOR ALL OF THE FEATURES TO WORK!!!
-Will work on down to 1366x768, but it is tight. Best used on 1600x900/1440x900 or greater resolution.
-3 or 4 core systems upon request, but it will take time, and will require 1600x900/1440x900 resolution or higher to implement.
-Battery upon request, same stipulations as above.
-For some reason, IE 9 strips the .rmskin and replaces it with .zip Simply rename the extension as .rmskin, and doulble click. I don't know why this happens. Please use Firefox or Chrome to download properly.
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Ravenschild1111 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
This is bloody MARVELOUS
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jiahao96 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
where is the link to donwload the skin?
whem i click on download file it downloads the rainmeter progam not the skin
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jiahao96 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
where is the link to donwload the skin?
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ReverendDC Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
The top right of the page states "Download File," then 3.6 MB. You want to use something other than IE, as, for some reason, IE downloads as a zip file rather than an RMSKIN file.
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aoeclald Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Photographer
This is really awesome! I am trying to edit the music player to work with Rhapsody, but every time I edit it, I get an error saying it is an invalid media player. Do you know if this can work with Rhapsody? I changed the "WMP" to "Rhapsody" with no spaces before or after, but no luck! Thanks!
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ReverendDC Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Sadly, Rhapsody is not current supported, unless it utilizes the CAD (CD Art Display) interface. I am pretty certain it doesn't. The full supported list is (as per Rainmeter):

AIMP=AIMP
foobar2000=CAD (foo_cad plugin req)
iTunes=iTunes
J. River Media Center=CAD (intcad plugin req)
J. River Media Jukebox=CAD (intcad plugin req)
Last.fm Client=WLM
MediaMonkey=MediaMonkey
Media Player Classic=WLM
MusicBee=CAD
OpenPandora=WLM
Spotify=Spotify
TTPlayer=WLM
Winamp=Winamp
VLC=CAD (libcad plugin req)
WMP=WMP
Zune=WLM

"WLM" is very limited in what is shows and how, but this may work for your uses.

This page will show you more information from Rainmeter: [link]

I hope this helps, and I am sorry I am unable to offer further information.
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Blackhawk685 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Hi, I'm new to Rainmeter. When it downloaded, I clicked install and it restarted Rainmeter, nothing happened. I tried unloading the default skin and loading yours, but nothing showed up. What am I doing wrong?
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ReverendDC Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Are the tray bars on the sides? The default is closed. You need to click on the tray bars to open the meters.
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nazekimi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
nice skin!
just one question, how do you hide the recycle bin?
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ReverendDC Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
I use a program called "Fences" from Stardock. It is free for non-comm use. My Hidden Fences v1.5 will show this soon.
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Binovig Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Wonderful skin, thanks
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ReverendDC Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Thank you!
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Gamerwamer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Would there be any way to change the colour on the media player? I love it, works perfectly with my itunes it is just really difficult for me to see! >.< Great job though!
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ReverendDC Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Thank you.

To which color do you refer? The typeface color or the background color? If it is the background color, this is changed by changing your Aero background color (it should match the taskbar). I have it very transparent, but you could increase the opacity of the background, although it requires some deep diving into the .INI file. I could make this change for you, if this is what you are referring to.

If it is the text color, this one is quite a bit more difficult, but still can be done.

Please let me know, and thanks again.
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Shining-Hypeman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Is there a way to get the tray to open to the left so That I can have them one the right side of my screen
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ReverendDC Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I'm afraid not, not without a somewhat major rework. I can try to get to it when I have a chance, though. Which one did you want moved?
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tyrizzle101 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
this is what ive been waiting for :D
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tyrizzle101 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
is there a way to make it play for itunes
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ReverendDC Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Yes. But you're not going to like it.....

1. Right click on the widget and select "Edit Skin."
2. Make sure you open this in Notepad or equivalent. Opening in WordEdit or something similar will not work.
3. Go to the following section:

[MeasurePlayer]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=NowPlaying.dll
PlayerName=WMP
PlayerType=Title

4. Change the "WMP" to "iTunes" Make sure to not put any spaces before or after the entry.
5. Save.
6. Right click on the widget and "Refresh Skin."

You should now be controlling iTunes through the NowPlaying section.

Let me know if this works for you, and thanks for the download!
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ReverendDC Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
When you download it, it should be in .rmskin format. If it isn't, download ith through Chrome or Firefox (IE9 doesn't download it in .rmskin format, only in .zip format. If it downloaded in .zip format, change the extension to .rmskin manually). Double click on the .rmskin file, and RainInstaller should pop up (since been moved into the Themes forlder...). Once installed, you may have to go into themes and select the theme you wish to use (there are two with different backgrounds).

et me know if this helps, and thanks!
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Jadejem1 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Rainmeter*
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ReverendDC Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Sorry, check the comments. Couple of letters missing.
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Jadejem1 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Sorry for acting like a n00b, but how do I download this? I have rainmaker 2.2 and everything, just how do I make this my skin?
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Axdiez Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
This link should work: [link]

but till later you have a button to the right of the picture with the name 'download file' ^^
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ReverendDC Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
LOL!
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