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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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weather not working

hye can anyone help spotify plugin is not working,not showing up title and time

how do i change the color to a bolder white

DanitzaLi's avatar

noviembre del 2020;el clima ni el reproductor de Spotify funcionan :(( y eso que yo tengo instalada la extension de spicify

Excelente ,es un clasico ,me encanta

How can I edit/change the title "Notes" for that skin? For example "Notas" thanks.

Miizuuuu's avatar

Go in the ..\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Elementary\Notes folder then edit the notepad file. Go to [meterHeader] section. And modify "Text=#notes#"

Enjoy !

For those where weather is an issue (API is not working), there is a solution that worked for me :

First, download the patch here :

Then dowload this skin :

With this skin you can select your location and it shows your weather...

Then to make it work on Elementary skin, you'll have to copy all those files (after you have selected your location on the weather com skin):


from the folder :


to this folder :


Then after refreshing, it should work..

All those files may not be needed, but it works fine for me now :)

oh wonderful this worked for me. thank you :)

DanitzaLi's avatar

to all the people who do not have the weather like me; I highly recommend what our friend tells us here, BECAUSE IF IT WORKS. THANK YOU///Español: A todas las personas que no les funciona el clima como a mi; recomiendo mucho lo que nos indica aqui nuestro amigo,PORQUE SI FUNCIONAAA. MUCHAS GRACIAS

The weather skin isn't working. The weather root URL leads to a blank page stating "this service is deprecated as of 1/15/2020".

Dman4869's avatar

How do you get the websearch to register the spaces between the words?

When i hit enter only the 1st word gets searched or until i put a space between the words.

Ex: If i type: Ineedfood-->it'll search it as "Ineedfood"

however if i type: I need food--> it'll search as "I"


DanitzaLi's avatar

jajajajjaj me pasa lo mismo;en mi caso solo coloco envez de presionar la tecla espacio,el punto. por ejemplo si quiero buscar "comida de perro" ya no lo hago con las separaciones, si no "" y lo busca como lo es normalmente

SetsunaHakanai's avatar

Weather and Spotify widget are not working. o(TヘTo)

Imma eat pizza lol


weather not working....

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