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Dynamic for Rainmeter

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By Eclectic-Tech   |   Watch
Published: October 17, 2014
UPDATED: 2017-12-22 (See Change History below...)
Requires Rainmeter v3.3.0.2519 or higher

** Virus Total Verified ~ "TOTALLY CLEAN":…

A complete suite of Menu & Dock Launchers and System Monitoring for Rainmeter

:bulletblue: With Automatic Theme Coloration to Compliment your Desktop

:bulletblue: Automatic Scaling any font selection

:bulletblue: Works with any screen resolution

:bulletblue: 5 Dynamic Menu Styles (Text Only, Icon & Text, Small Icons, Medium Icons, Large Icons)

Easy Menu & Launcher Setup
:bulletgreen: Taskbar and Sidebar Menus launch Folders
:bulletgreen: Dock Items launch Applications
:bulletgreen: Middle-click any Menus or Dock Launchers to select target
:bulletgreen: OR use custom skin context menu of Menus or Dock Launchers to select target
:bulletgreen: Automatically sets the Title and creates menus/launchers for your files & applications
:bulletgreen: Right-click to select a Dynamic Menu Styles (5 styles - Text, Icon & Text, Sm Icons, Med Icons, Lrg Icons)
:bulletgreen: Automatic Color setting based on your wallpaper using the Chameleon plugin by Socks the Fox (included in skin package). Please visit their page for any updates, to thank them, and by donating to them for their donating to improving Rainmeter capabilities.

:: 200+ skins ::

48 Menus (Simple Middle-click to setup)
24 Laucher Icons - 3 Dock Sizes (8 Links Each) - 4 Dock Styles
2 Sidebars
8 Core Graphs
8 Button Styles
Unlimited Color & Shading
Digital/Analogue Clocks
World Clocks
News Search
News Ticker
Streaming Radio
System Info
and more...

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Change History (trimmed to lastest updates):
Version 3.2017.12.22
- Corrected folder opening when menu launch button is clicked

Version 3.2017.04.07
- Added Context Menu options to select targets for menus and launchers (for users without middle mouse buttons)

Version 3.2017.03.12
- Modified Chameleon color choice for background shading
- Added Cover to NowPlaying skin
- Include preset Layouts for 1366x768 & 1920x1080 **
**  Skins can be re-arranged to suit your style 

Version 3.2016.11.22
- Redesigned sidebars to remember current hidden state
- Corrected lyric launch from sidebar media
- Resized recycle bin display
- Added layout with main bar at bottom
- Dynamic layout now loads both sidebars

Version 3.2016.11.17
- Redesigned sidebars for more placement options
- Corrected setting for calendar to match suite styles
- Minor code corrections for better scaling control
- Added sidebar media player control
- Added sidebar calendar

Version 3.2016.10.24 
- Added ability to Scale All Skin with 1 control
- Requires latest Rainmeter Download and Windows 7 or higher

Version 3.2016.10.24
Added Scaler Setting to scale ALL SKINS with 1 Setting
Added Lyrics skin to NowPlaying
Minor corrections to text positions

Version 3.2016.05.24
Added missing Vertical world clock (left-click dynamic taskbar clock)

Version 3.2016.05.17
Modified Weather skins to use new weather site
Corrected duplicate variables for NowPlaying that caused foobar2000 to appear twice

Version 3.2016.03.01
Modified launcher selection; icons will no longer 'disappear' when drives are selected
Added right-click to reset launchers to default item (Drive C:\)
Docks are now initially positioned near the bottom middle for 1920x1080 resolution

Version 3.2016.02.05
Added Windows 10 calendar launch (middle-click date)
Corrected Nowplaying info text positioning
Corrected Seclorum calendar title formatting
Corrected Toggle-All skin to position at top screen edge on refresh

Version 3.2016.02.05
Added Spotify to NowPlaying
 > NOTE: You will need to install the original skin from… and have a Spotify account
 > I do not have Spotify, so testing will be needed by users...
Modified SysInfo to load when SysInfo taskbar launch is loaded 
 > This will show monitoring stats continually
Modified SysInfo to show totals for Network/Memory/Disk
Added a reset for Network cumulative stats

Version 3.2016.01.31
Corrected NowPlaying Title & Artist design to match menus
Modified WorldTime Vertical to adjust for Celsius/Fahrenheit based on weather unit in settings

Version 3.2016.01.29
Added Seclorem Calendar by Varelse42 (modified and corrected) 
Added vertical WorldTime skin with sunrise/sunset/temp on mouse hover

Version 3.2016.01.20
Corrected an issue with autocolor not working after wallpaper change
Removed I-Radio from Taskbar list in Settings (added Playlists)
Re-modified Search format to match taskbar style

Version 3.2016.01.19
Removed dependence on NirCmd from Recycle Bin (Removed NirCmd from package)
Modified Search format to match taskbar style
Added 5 second title/artist popup at 90 second intervals to nowplaying
Redesigned shade during theme color selection for 5 second dimming
Updated Playlist stations (removed dead links/added several new) * Remember to associated .m3u & .pls files to use your selected player
Need Rainmeter V3.3.0.2519 or higher
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Codepop's avatar
Love this skin but I am trying to get the feeds working and am having problems.

I put in an address for a working feed in the Dynamic Feeds setup and press the return key.

The form reloads by doesn't display the feed.  I know the feed is ok.  Any ideas?

Signed...Big NOOB.
Eclectic-Tech's avatar

The feed skin was written many years ago to utilize Yahoo quert language. Sadly, that feature of Yahoo is no longer availalbe, so the skin will need to be rewritten to use actual feed URLs. I may find time in the coming months to do that, but for now there is no simple "fix". Sorry!

anomalyxd30654921's avatar
Is there anyway to make WorldTime's skin bigger?
Eclectic-Tech's avatar
Sorry, but NO... the size is fixed and changing would require a complete rewrite.
soyelrafa's avatar
Hello! Looks great, thanks for sharing it!

However, I pulse Playlist and doesnt work. I have spotify open. What should I do? Thanks!
Eclectic-Tech's avatar
Sorry, but Playlist does not work with Spotify.
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wolfgrrlone Interface Designer
How would I go about changing the colors, please? Thank you! 
Eclectic-Tech's avatar
Right-click any of the Dynamic skins, and open the "Dynamic\Settings\Settings.ini" skin.
Or click on the "Tools" icon from any of the preset layouts to open the "Settings.ini" skin.
The "Settings" tab of that skin has all the options to change colors.
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MorrtimerHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi, great job with this skin :) But i have problem with Taskbars. When I click on in to open list, folder open too. How to change it? Thanks.
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Thanks for reporting this...

Please download v3.2017.12.22 from the download link at the upper right to correct.
~ Removed OnRefreshActions from MenuLaunch skins ~
anomalyxd30654921's avatar
How to change the countries I desired in WorldTime? 
Eclectic-Tech's avatar
You need to go to this website: Yandex Time

Enter the six cities you want, and then click the gear icon of each time, select "INFORMER", and copy the number after geoid=  for each time zone.

Enter those six numbers at the bottom of the "Feeds/Time" page in the "Settings\settings.ini" skin of Dynamic.
Click the current number, type in your number, and press "Enter" to update that clock.
anomalyxd30654921's avatar
Okay, I got it. Thanks!
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I've been playing with a lot of skins for the last several weeks and yours is my favorite by far.  It runs very well and the configuration options are nearly unlimited. 

Does the System Info require specific software to pull temperature and fan information?  It doesn't appear to be pulling information correctly on my laptop.
Eclectic-Tech's avatar
SpeedFan must be running to get those values. Available at many sites,
but I downloaded from Major Geeks (fewer 'fake' links...)…

You may need to edit the skin to match your hardware sensors (hold 'Ctrl' down and right-click the skin, select 'Edit').
Rambaldi2003's avatar
hi, i use itunes nowplaying not work, in PathTtoMP I set the path of my itunes.  when click open itunes   prev next volume but do not work. can you help me?
Eclectic-Tech's avatar
I don't use iTunes...

I would suggest looking at the NowPlaying Rainmeter Forum board, and posting your issue there, someone who uses iTunes may be able to help.

Sorry I can't help more...
andytay70's avatar
Nice one
Added to my collection
Eclectic-Tech's avatar
Thanks! I have been using this collection for over a year as my main desktop skin, and still enjoy it's versatility for any theme. :+fav:
jrainelson's avatar
2 quick questions:
1://  How do i get the NowPlaying taskbar to run with Spotify?
& also
2://  How do i get it to say something custom instead of "foobar200_" ?
Eclectic-Tech's avatar
Spotify is not fully supported, but you can try it by opening the 'Dynamic\Settings\settings.ini' in your text editor and editing lines 49 thru 51 to set the values to 'Spotify' for the 'Player0Interface=' and 'Player0=', and enter the path to your Spotify launcher as 'PathTtoMP=' value.

The name is automatically generated by a middle-click, you would have to manually modify the code to have it say anything else.

I do not intend to install Soptify, so I cannot guarantee this will fix things for you. 
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rakers8Hobbyist Filmographer
Not OP but I'm also interested in figuring out how to configure it to support Spotify since I'm actually paying for it I need to use it. I don't mind troubleshooting this myself but I opened up Dynamic\Settings\Settings.ini and do not see anything relevant on lines 49 thru 51. Screenie: I also did a search on the page and don't see "Player0Interface" either so am I in the correct .ini?

For what it's worth, since others will undoubtedly be asking about Spotify integration into this amazing suite, they (and maybe you?) can check this out: 
SpotifyPlugin.dll Released -- now with less bugs!  Eclectic, If you decide to take a look at that page and see any quick fixes for those of us with this plugin, it would be greatly appreciated. If not, no big deal. Just know I really appreciate the effort you've already put into this suite, it's the best I've used thus far. Well done!
Eclectic-Tech's avatar
Sorry, wrong file... should be 'Dynamic\Resources\Options\'

I will look into this, but I have seen that the plugin seems to need modification, every time Spotify decides to update!

Thanks, I appreciate that you find the suite useful! 
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