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Elementary 3.0



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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JonathanTanDdao's avatar

my music player is kinda working and not at the same time. i and pause play and skip but the name of the song and the time is just nothing and 0:00 the whole time.

is there a way to fix it? and i already install .raptor spotify plugin ut i dont know how it work. thanks alot for the great rainmeter skin

Beatiful work dude!!! Congratulations!

Shadows2b's avatar

Awesome pack, thanks

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 :)

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