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Thing-O-Meter HUD for Rainmeter v1.0 by BirdAlliance Thing-O-Meter HUD for Rainmeter v1.0 by BirdAlliance

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You can check out the newest skin I made here.

Skin making is fun!
So here is another one, with a clock, 28 launchers and some other actually useful widgets which is much better than the last one.

Thing-O-Meter HUD v1.0

For Rainmeter 3.3+ and Windows 7+
This skin is designed to fit with all colors of wallpapers just in case you have 750+ pictures in your wallpaper folder just like me

angle bracket r Clock with day and date
angle bracket r Weather
angle bracket r CPU, RAM, SWAP Usage
angle bracket r Network Usage and Status
angle bracket r HDD Usage for 25 disks
angle bracket r Recycle Bin Usage
angle bracket r System uptime
angle bracket r Battery Status
angle bracket r 2x8 large launchers
angle bracket r 2x6 small launchers
angle bracket r Power control

Bullet; Yellow Credits: Not all skins shown here are originally created by me, some are modified versions of other skins:
Bullet; YellowWeather: Modified from Large clean Weather by Shivaism
Bullet; YellowPower control: Modified from BlueVision by g3xter
Bullet; YellowWallpaper: FTL AE

Bullet; Blue Created with notepad++ and Illustrator CS6
Bullet; Blue Credit me or link back to this page if you published a modded version of this skin or you created layout including this skin.
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geekrojo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018
Hi, please fix the download link...thanks
Where did you got this wallpaper form?
FakinTheLights Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
So, you have those square things on the bottom, how do you get that?
hawkn564 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018
How can we get the "blur" of the old version?
deadlink127 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Hi was wondering if you could tell me what you used in your launchers at the bottom. I recognize them but cant think of what they are.
NicktendoDS Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
what icons set did you use in the picture above?
Nopeheh Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018
I liked the old aesthetic style.
deadpool05292003 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
if one was to download this and decided it was a bad idea, how would one go back to the default desktop?
Josephi-Krakowski Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm having a problem setting up the launchers, This is what I have for Deviantart page:


And the BG:

LeftMouseUpAction= !execute []

What am I doing wrong?
BirdAlliance Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Func4 =

LeftMouseUpAction = #Func4#
Josephi-Krakowski Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I figured that out when I opened the configuration settings for the small right launcher.
The example you put in the Right/Left launchers doesn't work, It doesn't explain that, This is the example:

That doesn't really work, What works is the example you put in the small right/left launcher, Which is this:


PS: Your hud still is still the best hud out there
BirdAlliance Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I suppose that was a bad example.
Because only a very few programs (firefox, chrome, itunes) works when you only enter the programname.exe, and for pretty everything else the full path is required.

Anyway, thank you for pointing that out and your support!
HearTyXPunK Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018
So, uh, this is a weird question, but what's the font that you used on the skin?
BirdAlliance Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Student Digital Artist
They are all included in the skin folder under resources/Fonts
bastiandragon04 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017
It is working great for me, but I can't get the launchers to work.
I have a PNG image named "Chrome.PNG" saved in this pc/documents/rainmeter/skins/thing-o-meter v1.0/resources/images and it isnt showing up in my launcher...
Citrumm Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017
I'm completely new. How do you add programs to the launcher?
dominick1233 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
I'm having a problem with the weather widget, I can change the link URL to the correct xml change and get it to show the proper temperature but it also shows JA right after the temperature almost like its in a different language, anyway to fix this?
Arriator Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
Nooo, the link is dead ;_;
MarketplaceFox Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the skin, but I can't get the (normal size) launcher to open programs, is there something you have to do besides putting in the .exe filename?
BirdAlliance Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
If the path contains space, wrap it up with quotation marks
If that still doesn't work, use

[explorer.exe "full path to program"]
AlexanderSct Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Now if only the skins had more depth... that would look awesome.
PrettyLightning Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
seems amazing I 'll try
Pogiiako Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Can somebody do tutorials for the launchers
epicone007 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
Maybe this will sound stupid, but how do I program the links? I'm new to this so I really don't know, thanks!
fatyamo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Quick question, so how do you have a folder location open for the launcher.
For example i created a folder that is called Steam & Games and i was trying to put that on the launcher
For me this folder's location
C:\Users\(My Name)\Desktop\Steam & Games
hyunhochang Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
Great work on the skin! Looks great and the .ini's are really straightforward. 

Quick question: I wanted to left-hand orient the clock so that the left-hand margin wouldn't move as the time changes. However, changing orientation to the left seems to shift the rest of the skin to the left. Is there a way to resolve this?

Thank you.
BirdAlliance Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Try to center it and modify the section after it only as they are relative so changing one would change everything after it.
riotaskdo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
How can you change desktop icons color?
DerekJeder Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
I absolutely love this skin! It's so beautifully made, clean, and crisp. I do have one question though; Is there a way to change the SWAP: value to Disk Usage from Task Manager? 
iknote5 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
Hi, the current section of the weather skin does not display the temperature or the feels like temperature. Do you know what i could do?
Here is a screenshot of the issue:…
gravyguy199 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
please help me figure out how the weather widget works. i have entered the location code and the metric set to c and refreshed a few times and it still hasnt worked! please help :(
arky1235 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
What function do i need to type in for microsoft edge?
pewdeon12 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
thank you.looks great

a nice person
Dreamwalkerrrr Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
Hi, the weather rainmeter is not working for me, i tried using different cities but it's the same result, it doesn't show anything
BirdAlliance Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Follow the instructions here
Dreamwalkerrrr Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin) great job with the skin btw, it looks awesome
ItsTheOzone Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Hi, I'm new to the whole Rainmeter thing, and I got really interested in this skin because it looked extremely good. However I couldn't path Steam on my Launcher and upon reading the comments on solutions to this problem, I saw 2 things; the one said by blakthehedgehog which stated that I had to use a path that had no spaces in its name, but when I did that, every time I'd try to launch Steam  it just kept getting stuck in the "Updating Steam" thing. Then I saw what BirdAlliance said which was to add explorer.exe in the path, making it look like this: explorer.exe "Steam.exe", upon doing this however, it would only open File Explorer and not Steam.

Btw, the path for my Steam is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe" and most of the programs I was planning to place in the Launchers would come from Program Files (x86) as well
BirdAlliance Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
 explorer.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe"
ItsTheOzone Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Oh my god, thank you so much :D
UnboundExodus Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
Got a question for do you run windows 10 apps i.e., xbox app through the launchers?
BirdAlliance Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Refer to this
UnboundExodus Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Sweet, thanks :D
yayIyan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Sir, where do you change dem silly letters in the weather to fahrenheit? 

a stranger
BirdAlliance Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Welp, you have to manually change those encoding error to the ° symbol.

To change the unit, right click and edit the skin and
find the [Variables] section and change the

MaxBelder Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
Stupid question here,

How do i adjust the size?

BirdAlliance Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Unfortunately you can't...
Siggho Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2016
Is there a way to create more than just the two Left/Right Launchers? I really like the skin, but I would love to have the possibility to create more
BirdAlliance Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You can just make copies of the Left and Right folders located in

Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Thing-O-Meter HUD\Launchers

Refresh entire rainmeter after that, load the copies and you can edit them
CactusPuppy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016
I think this is the first Rainmeter theme I'll stick with, thank you!
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