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Newspaper Rainmeter Theme

I decided to upload my (modified) Newspaper Theme skin for Rainmeter.


This is pretty much the same theme that Tatenokai made. Link 
But I modified it a bit to suit my needs. So credit and a lot of thanks to Tatenokai for their great work.
However, if Tatenokai has any objections with this, please let me know, and I will remove this.

Tatenokai 's theme is incompatible for a 1920x1080 resolution. 
So I went through all the codes for the skins and re-sized them (to fit my resolution). I also then ended up making a couple of aesthetic/skin tweaks and changes too.

(For those unfamiliar w/ the original) this theme allows you to...

- Set up 4 RSS feeds on your desktop

- Set up 14 desktop launchers

- There's a mailbox skin (for gmail only)

- There's a weather skin

- There's a working pocket watch and a cigarette that burns with time

- And there's a notepad pop-up (on the left, above Uncle Sam) and a system stats pop-up (on the right, above Marilyn Monroe) 


NOTE: This theme works best for a 1920x1080 resolution.

1. Download and install the Rainmeter file.

2. The background wallpaper can be downloaded from here:  Link

4. To add name of your hometown (under the 'Daily News' heading) ... open my documents, open rainmeter, open newspaper, open Newspaper_config.exe, enter your city name, click set, and refresh skin.

3. To set up the weather location (and C/F) ... open the main rainmeter program, go to the weather folder (under Newspaper), open/edit Black.ini in notepad, and follow the directions in the top of the document. 
NOTE 1: Do not use the 'location' and 'Unit' settings in the Newspaper_config.exe.
NOTE 2: Sometimes the (beginning) words in weather description (like sunny/cloudy) get cut off if the description is too long. I don't know how to fix. So if anyone knows, please tell me.

5. To add desktop launchers, RSS feeds, gmail account, (and other settings) ... again use the Newspaper_config.exe
NOTE: For the launchers ... go to the 'app path' section, where you  have to manually enter the location.

6. To add your name (after Global News by...) just edit the wallpaper using Photoshop to add your name.  
NOTE: Do not use the 'name' section under Newspaper_config.exe.

Feel free to leave comments or to ask questions.



Btw ... I'm planning on making a whole new (similar) theme.
Any suggestions on what accessories to add in the background (for instance, accessories like the cig, watch, etc. in this theme)?

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hi.. i like your theme... can i ask for the New Paper Skin? please... thanks...

LUBR26's avatar

thank you Bro:clap:

Hello, first of all a great theme. Actually I am having some problems with this skin. My resolution is 1920x1080 but when I apply the layout, everything shifts towards right and down with bigger size than usual. What might be the problem?
omnis557's avatar
thank you so much
torossos's avatar
Thank you so much for a different version, i've always like the Tatenokai's one and i always hope he would make more like this. It's very nice. Thanks
Hey what background is that?
vintage-point's avatar
Any chance you could update it to work well with a 3840x2160 resolution?
great wallpaper but i cant seem to move the objects for some reason.
anyone know hoe this can be fixed.
Thanks in advance
DYIDDO's avatar
Thanks ... but what objects? You can't move anything except the cig, and the notepad/system stats.
For example, i cant move the clock skin or the weather skin.
i will try to re install and see what happens
DYIDDO's avatar
You can't move around the clock ... only the clock hands. And you should be able to move the weather.
yeah thats what i meant the clock hands.i cant move it, or the weather skin or even any other skin. once i install it on rainmeter they appear on my desktop but i cant seem to move them around to adjust their placement on the newspaper wallpaper.
Caksett's avatar
Hi, I don't know if you solved your problem now, but in case you didn't, you just have to right-click on the object then on settings and check the "movable" setting and uncheck the "click through" setting 
here you go ;)
DYIDDO's avatar
Oh ok ... I'm not sure what the problem is. It must be something at your end. Sorry.
ionstorm01's avatar
DYIDDO's avatar
Thanks a lot! 
Chingachcook's avatar
As an Idea for the next one:
how about changing the poistcard right above into a own Photo? So you can decide which one will be used. Just need to Copy the overlay and made a rainmeter object out of it.
Would be cool ;-)
DYIDDO's avatar
Cool ... I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!
Painkiller4life's avatar
DYIDDO this is so well done, i was hoping and crossing my fingers someone would do this for 1080p monitors, I love the darker table and paper contrast since I like dark themes that are eazy on the eyes. I have some sick idea's for a new version, including table items and multiple pages! think of a paper from 1944, D-DAY laying on an ammo crate with a 45. automatic pistol half on and off the paper with some extra rounds or a clip, a bandage, dog tags, a cigar and grenade, compass for a clock, you get the picture. Or how bout a modern version with an Iphone vertical half on half off with some tangled headphones, Now here's the kicker, the iphone works like a real one with sliding pages, one housing all of your icons for your desktop, documents, hard drives, firefox, etc... and one page that is an ipod with winamp plugin playing your music and showing album art, it could have a slideshow for your pics, and even a page that works with MPC and plays your tv shows music and video while you read your RSS feeds on the left! I guess it depends on how far you want to take this dude.
Let me know if your there, I would love to contribute.
I wish i had the knowledge to do this, maybe i will learn?
Regardless, you have done an incredable job here and i would like to say thank you for this, Sincerely yours Painkiller, Peace.     
DYIDDO's avatar
Thanks for the kind words! I really do appreciate it.  Oh and sorry for getting back to you this late.

But yeah, your ideas sound great, especially the world war theme. Actually I was thinking about doing something similar when I first started to make this. But I didn't pursue it (and just kept the Uncle Sam card).
But yeah, I think it could be quite epic. And as for the modern (ipad) theme, it too sounds interesting, but obviously that would be harder to do because of the sliding options that you want.

I actually would love to be a part of this and help you out. But frankly I am very very busy these days. But if you do want to do this project and want to go ahead and start it, I will try to help if I can. 

So yeah let me know what's up and we'll see what happens.
Oh and just Private message me.

Thanks again for the complements!
kolskaya's avatar
Love it and  I find it very useful. Thanks for the good work! 
DYIDDO's avatar
My Pleasure. Thanks!
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