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Elementary 3.0 by FlyingHyrax Elementary 3.0 by FlyingHyrax


for Rainmeter; version 3.1

Simple, text-based Rainmeter skins, for someone who doesn't need to monitor their overclocked 8-core processor, but does want the time and date on their desktop.

How To

:bulletblue: Make sure you have Rainmeter installed (version 4.0 or later).  If you have never used Rainmeter before, you may want to check out some walkthroughs to get familiar with the program, like the Getting Started section of the official manual or this LifeHacker article.
:bulletblue: Download the .rmskin package from the link near the top-right of this page.  Your browser should give you the option to open the file with the Rainmeter Skin Installer, or you can double-click the downloaded file later to open the installer.  In either case, Rainmeter should put all the files in the right places for you.
:bulletblue: After installing, you can launch Elementary skins using Rainmeter's Manage dialog or context menu.
:bulletblue: Check this wiki page for instructions on configuring the skins!

Some of the new stuff

:bulletpurple: I finally updated the weather skin to use the WXData feed rather than the (now borked) Yahoo YQL API
:bulletpurple: Added lots of custom context menu actions for toggling things like 12/24 hour clocks, weather units, and so forth
:bulletpurple: Spotify skin (many thanks to .raptor on the Rainmeter Forums for a snazzy Spotify plugin!)
:bulletpurple: Two new languages: Vietnamese and Brazilian Portuguese
:bulletpurple: Removed the feed skin. It also used the YQL API, which is no longer available.
:bulletpurple: Removed the system search skin. (It complicated the release process and seriously, I just hit the Windows key.)
:bulletpurple: Simplified the folder structure, using the Resources folder less and moving config files that are Included into more than one skin closer to the skin they're used with. Variables which only apply to a single config are now located in that config rather than a central settings file. This should hopefully make editing the skins to your heart's content a bit easier.

Interested in the gritty details? This project is on GitHub, where you can see an exhaustive list of changes by looking at the commit history.

As usual, all constructive criticism, feature suggestions, and bug reports are greatly appreciated. :) However, I won't have a lot of time to keep updating these skins in the future, so responses may be few and far between! The best way to report a bug or request a feature is to use the Issues Page on GitHub (just check for an existing issue with your problem first!)

Let there be Credits!

Primary font is Century Gothic, designed by Monotype Imaging
Secondary font is Futurist Fixed-Width by WSI
Weather data and feed normalization is provided by
- The notes skin is based on Note Paper
- I received much inspiration for upgrades and improvements from ElementaryRMX
- Lua optimizations and fixes
- Beta testing and lots of suggestions and helpful feedback!
- Beta tester and translator (Russian)
- Beta tester and translator (German)
- Translator (French)
- Translator (Dutch)
- Translator (Vietnamese)
- Translator (Brazilian Portuguese)
- Translator (Bahasa Indonesia)
- Spotify plugin
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BruceMcIntosh Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  New Deviant
My weather hasn't worked for a few days...I tried reinstalling etc...Does anyone know if its the weather site? Or?
VorAtreides Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago
Yahoo retired their weather API - there's now a new process to register apps to use their weather forecast.

unfortunately, unless FlyingHyrax updates, I think the weather skin is broken now.
lincoln99young Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
How do I change my weather location??
Kamba1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2017
i have a question. When changing time-hm font color, it doesn't change the color for minutes but it works for hours,seconds, and am/pm.
AkashShivananad Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for sharing such cool stuffs 
hiker Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017
Very nice, thanks...
Quibber123 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 12, 2017
Hey great work on the update (I love this skin, been using it for over a year now) and removing the (pretty borked) yahoo api use, but I noticed that it wasn't properly pulling in the forecast information for

It looks like under the two forecastCondition definitions you have it pulling <part p="d" > when it looks like it should be <part p="n"> based on how the new data is formatted. (p="d" is still good for the forecastPrecip definition though)
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
Nice work
friedmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
Reviving a very old thread here!
I just downloaded this last night and spent a while playing around with it. The only question I have is how to remove the AM/PM indicator for 24-hour time. The hours switched over to 24h, but the indicator stayed. 
Yahoo's weather service has become unreliable, cutting out, not providing data. The Chronus app for Android just ditched it as a source.
Daktarii Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
I have my weather location ready to input....just can't figure out where in the text file to input it.  I tried here


But that didn't work.  I'd appreciate any help when you get time!  I've used this skin for YEARS and I still love it.
samomezz Featured By Owner Edited Nov 6, 2016
The config is cancer. 2 different settings files in 2 different locations when there shouldn't even be one. Place the settings in the file of what you want configured. Why the hell is there a ReadMe file? It would be more useful if this was a manual installation, but it's a .rmskin package meaning I didn't see the files before they went in. I shouldn't have to look for the weather settings I should be able to right click and edit from my desktop. And when I set the units to Celsius, set ALL temperatures to Celsius. It's great that I can clearly see 10 degrees Celsius but wind temperature is 65?
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017
The @include definitely got out of hand here, but if this is how you react to this config, heaven help you if you try to edit the Enigma Suite, or Omnimo. To each their own.  :)
UnclaimedUsename2 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
So what's the secret to getting the media player to work with AIMP? It doesn't show any information, neither do any of the controls work by default...
TheSolidMidget1993 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Trying to figure out the weather one.
How do it get it for my location?
DregoryTerm Featured By Owner Edited Jul 13, 2016
This is probably a silly question, but it's important enough to me to constitute me making a DevianArt account just to ask it. What is the number after the DAY section on the date mean? In the screenshot you have provided above it is the two. The date is as follows: YEAR 2014   MONTH 1   WEEK 3   DAY 14   |   2
Quibber123 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2016
If you haven't figured it out yet it's the day of the week. Ex: Monday would be 1st day. Tuesday the 2nd day. Sunday the 7th day.
DregoryTerm Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Thank you! Is there any way to change it to Sunday being the first day? Like, editing the .ini files.
Quibber123 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 28, 2016
Yeah, right click it
Find:                   [msrWeekdayC]
Under that find:  Formula= (msrWeekday)
Change it to:      Formula= (msrWeekday + 1)

This should increment the weekday ahead by one, so Sunday will go from 7 to 1, Monday 1 to 2, etc.
DregoryTerm Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
Thank you so much!
13D00 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
is it possible to change the color of the notes to black?
khylar Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Is there a possibility to change the interval the weather information is updated? It's currently showing me the weather of 2 hours ago according to the mouseover.
flyboy616 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine does the same thing
Quibber123 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
Just followed the link in the ini file to see the information that the skin grabs. Looks like Yahoo only updates the info on that page once every 2 hours for the hour prior. Ex: Once it hits 3pm they will update the info for 2pm.

The skin itself actually checks the website every 20 minutes for information. If you want to reduce it to every 10 minutes Change "UpdateRate=1200" to "UpdateRate=600"
qbookfox Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The player doesn't seem to recognize when my iTunes is playing, automatically - so is there anything I should add in the code, or is it a problem we can solve?
dchdch Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
Yes, I can't seem to figure out how to update the weather URL to make it work. Please, help when you can! :)
ecko005 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
updating to the new API please!
lblake Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
Indeed, weather just stopped working. Yahoo or may have changed the API. Att: FlyingHyrax - is a fix possible?
nobodyx01 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Wouldn't the fix just be updating to the new API? They read off of a URL, so it may be possible? I don't understand the code enough however to do so 
Lery154 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2016
The weather application stopped working.  It says WebParser:  RegExp matching error (-1) in the log. I'm using Rainmeter 3.3.0 r2519 64-bit.
Customs-n-Randomness Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Loving this .rmskin pack, just one request. can you create Spotify Player variants of each of the three NowPlaying players. I like the look of those but I'm more accustomed to spotify than any other media players. I looked through the settings ini and even the NowPlaying players ini's and couldn't find the areas where the scripting needed to put into them was at.
Chlojab Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Is there a way to display the temperature in °C, rather than °F? I'm loving this skin, but it's the only thing that's been bugging (and often confusing) me.
Customs-n-Randomness Featured By Owner Edited Jan 9, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
yes there is. apparently the weather code was accidentally put through each day of the weather skin. to do what your wanting, click edit skin, then in the parts that deal with the days and NOT the variables, switch the weather codes with #Location# and then switch the unit letter with #Metric# Once you've done this, go back up to the part where the variables are at and set 'Metric=' to m. (Dont delete 'Metric=' just type m next to it. and for the weather code, just place your code next to 'Location=' in the variables. I got it to work flawlessly by doing that. Oddly enough it seems to be using's codes and not yahoo weather's codes (unless they're the same codes). make sure to type the #Location# and #Metric# exactly as i just did, or it won't work.

p.s. devart seems to be using the first # in each thing i just said as a code of some sort, disregard the coding devart is doing to my response lol.
redjhemzkie Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
hi, how can i remove the ''SECONDS" in uptime??? thanks
Sky-like-u Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, great skin, love the simplistic design. Sorry if this has been mentioned already, but is there any way to change the web search search engine to google? Thanks!
likeadize Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
So i have been trying to get spotify to work with nowplaying. But the artist-title portion just says "nothing". The play, pause buttons work fine. Also the time/progress/duration of the song doesnt display, but i heard that its not supposed to work.

Also changing the settings.ini doesnt make the clock go in 24-hour like it should.
Magicviper1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
How would I get the NowPlaying to link to spotify, I tried, but it still sits there and says nothing is playing. could you tell me/ assist me by telling me what should should be done. thx
Magicviper1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
Got it, but I cant seem to be able to stop the album name from trying to load on Spotify, which comes up as 'nothing'
AkeeSF Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
How do I get the NowPlaying plugin to work? It just simply doesnt work for me. Just sits there.
Elasium Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
Awesome skin, love the update -- how do i get it to connect to itunes, and get it to display the current weather? Is there a plugin/download i need or did i just not set it up right? (Time, date work fine)
jell08 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
how can i change free ram and free disk space to used ram and used disk space? in system - h
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Edit "Elementary\@Resources\Shared\" - in "[msrMem]" change "InvertMeasure=1" to "InvertMeasure=0", and in "[msrDrive]" change "InvertMeasure=0" to "InvertMeasure=1"
jell08 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
thanks, and is there a way to hide the music player when it is not playing?

would it be something like

TuxedoLlamas Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
I have a very verbose rainmeter setup right now, and I have just a simple tweak I need. Is there a way to change the NowPlaying default text when it detects nothing from "Nothing" to "Nothing Playing" or something akin to that? I've checked all the data files I could find and didn't find anything akin to that. 

FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
It's in the language translation files.  You're looking for this line:…
donjohnson206 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Hi, I love the skin but I have a quick question: The player shows "0:00 / 0:00" when linked with Spotify; is there a way to display the actual position/duration?

If that isn't possible, how can I hide "postion/duration"?

FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Unfortunately, the NowPlaying plugin just doesn't have full support for Spotify (reference), so there isn't a way to get the skin to read the correct position and duration without re-writing it to use a different plugin.

Removing the position / duration display string is pretty simple.  Right click on the media skin and select "Edit skin" in the menu, which should open the skin file in a plaintext editor like notepad.  At the very bottom of the file as a section called "[meterTime]".  You just need to comment out this entire section by putting a ";" at the beginning of each line, save the file, and refresh the skin. (You could also just delete the lines, but you might want them back later.)
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