30 Mar 2014 @ 10:55 AM 

Just a couple of updates to my Rainmeter skins.

Dashboard1.7.2

Dashboard gets a couple of graphical tweaks and a fix or two for Wifi & battery meters.

WOT 2.4.2

World of Tanks changed their stats page code for the umpteenth time forcing me to update the webparser.

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Last Edit: 30 Mar 2014 @ 10:55 AM

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 01 Jun 2013 @ 1:11 PM 

I have been writing Rainmeter skins for a few years now and still enjoy making something useful out of it.  My most recent skins are below:

I wanted something that resembled the funky LED display on my wife’s car hence the name and style of these skins – Dashboard.

Two versions of a pixel driven clock in which Rainmeter carries out the calculations and changes the pixel colours to suit, there is no font or bitmap used, just Rainmeter generated ‘pixels’, now with autoscale using mouse wheel.

A graphical clock which is scalable via mouse wheel so you can re-size it on the fly to suit your own desktop.

If you hover your mouse cursor over it you can see the actual values (right image), if not the scale and the darker shaded areas give you a visual representation of the date and time as per the left.

Two variations of an analogue clock with digital seconds display in 8 bright Neon colours.  Click with your middle mouse button to toggle through the available colours.  Scroll mouse wheel over clock to resize.

I am in a newly refurbished study and I was thinking about getting a clock which reminded me of a job some years ago of on office I used to visit which had a clock which the hands run backwards, this which always made me laugh. Scroll mouse wheel over clock to adjust size to suit your preference.

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Last Edit: 01 Jun 2013 @ 01:13 PM

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 21 Jun 2011 @ 3:20 PM 

I’ve spent a fair amount of time getting my head around Rainmeter and the creation of various skins, I’m gradually improving them as I learn new tricks & techniques and they are getting downloaded a reasonable amount over at DeviantArt.  The last few days I’ve been working on actual buttons as opposed to images pretending to be buttons…

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Last Edit: 21 Jun 2011 @ 03:20 PM

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 11 Apr 2011 @ 3:27 PM 

If there is one disappointment with Windows 7, it’s that the gadgets still look like a throwback to Vista and dare I say it Windows XP.  That’s where Rainmeter steps in and makes your machine look like the 21st century.

The programme itself is maturing rapidly and new features continue to appear.  Best of all you can fiddle and tweak to your hearts contents and mix and match elements from theme or simply add stand alone ‘meters’.

Lots of changes, still extremely configurable.

New for this Alpha release – Aero.

What is important is that with the addition of a line or two and installing the Alpha release which can be found here, you can add Windows Aero effect to existing themes; this is ForceX after I tweaked it:

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Last Edit: 11 Apr 2011 @ 09:59 PM

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 12 Feb 2011 @ 4:59 PM 

If there is one disappointment with Windows 7, it’s that the gadgets still look like a throwback to Vista and dare I say it Windows XP.  That’s where Rainmeter steps in and makes your machine look like the 21st century.

The programme itself is maturing rapidly and new features continue to appear.  Best of all you can fiddle and tweak to your hearts contents and mix and match elements from theme or simply add stand alone ‘meters’.

Lots of changes, still extremely configurable.

Download

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Last Edit: 12 Feb 2011 @ 05:01 PM

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 11 Dec 2010 @ 2:50 PM 

Is a rather impressive Rainmeter Suite which allows to to configure in just about any way you feel, the video does a better job of explaining tbh…

Would you like to know more?

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Last Edit: 11 Dec 2010 @ 02:50 PM

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 24 Oct 2010 @ 11:13 AM 

One of the nicest things about my phone is the cool interface HTC provides.  If you use Rainmeter and this skin you can have them on your desktop too…

Would you like to know more?

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Last Edit: 24 Oct 2010 @ 11:21 AM

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 03 Oct 2010 @ 7:32 PM 

If there is one disappointment with Windows 7, it’s that the gadgets still look like a throwback to Vista and dare I say it Windows XP.  That’s where Rainmeter steps in and makes your machine look like the 21st century.

The programme itself is maturing rapidly and new features continue to appear.  Best of all you can fiddle and tweak to your hearts contents and mix and match elements from theme or simply add stand alone ‘meters’.

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Last Edit: 03 Oct 2010 @ 10:39 PM

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