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Simplicity Circles


Simplicity Circles

Rainmeter System Monitoring Skins

These skins require Rainmeter beta 2.1 rev 863 or later.
You can get the latest beta build from

I'm a big fan of Kaelri/DarkPain-AHK's Simplicity Rainmeter suite. [link] [link]
I'm also a big fan of the Roundline meter.
So I had a go at combining the two.

These skins are extremely configurable, and all of the options are changeable through the "Settings.ini" skin. You can change the size of the circles, the width allowed to the skins, the font sizes, and all of the colors; besides user specific information like the weather code, media player, and drive letters. (22 separate variables in all.)

Simpl(icit)y Circles contains the following skins:
:bulletblue: Background bars - vertical and horizontal, and double-size variants.
:bulletblue: Battery
:bulletblue: Hard Drives (3)
:bulletblue: RAM
:bulletblue: SWAP
:bulletblue: Upload
:bulletblue: Download
:bulletblue: Wifi status
:bulletblue: CPU (total usage and Top Process)
:bulletblue: CoreTemp (cpu temperature and speed)
:bulletblue: Core Load and Temperature (4)
:bulletblue: Recycle Bin (manual and auto-empty variants)
:bulletblue: Time (Time first, date first, and weekday variants)
:bulletblue: Weather (gives today's forecast, and current conditions on mouseover)
:bulletblue: Media Player (currently returns song name, album title, artist name, song length, and song progress, but only has Play/Pause control)

Credits due to:
:icondarkpain-akh: - original inspiration
:iconkaelri: - help with code
:iconjsmorley: - help with code
:iconpoiru: - NowPlaying.dll

Some notes:
Changing the skin size - The circle size automatically scales to the "height" variable. When changing the size, I would recommend changing the height, then the font sizes, then the width.
What's up with the weather skin circle - The circle meter in the Weather skin shows the current temperature, relative to today's forecasted low and high temperatures (it uses those values as MinValue and MaxValue).
The Recycle Bin skins - Both skins use the variable "BinMax" to calculate the circle meter. But the "auto" variant silently empties the Recycle Bin for you if the size exceeds the "BinMax" value.
NowPlaying.dll - I highly recommend doing some reading here [link] if you're trying to get a specific media player working with the "Player" skin.
"This media player skin is useless!" - Well, yeah, nearly. I'll work on adding some more control functions later. Hopefully some buttons that show on mouseover.

Any and all feedback (comments, questions, suggestions, etc) is greatly appreciated.
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Hey there I have a small Problem everytime I try to change the Skin Height or the Media Player and Press enter it just Jumps back to the Default Setting. I also tried doing it over the text file in the Rainmeter folder and It also did nothing is there any Solution for it?

I love your skin but I need to change the font. What should I do?

(I'm a relative noob in rainmeter)

how can I change the language of the date one?

how do i change the circle size ? never used rainmeter before .

Can u add Local ip and public ip in this skin too? I've been using this skin from a year now and it's truly awsm

johnjet88's avatar

Rip yahoo API. Weather Doesn't work anymore.

TainTeD-RiSk's avatar

Amazing work, the weather doesn't seem to work. Are updating this at all?

Its a very nice clean skin! Any chance of adding GPU skins that read from Afterburner?
ZNaple's avatar
Hey Hyrax,

This is a great skin, works very well with the minimalistic layout I'm going for!

Having problems with the CPU circle though, when loaded in I get an immense level of lag - if it helps I am running a 16 core - 32 thread CPU, I am unsure whether the code has been made to compute the average efficiently enough or not.

Hopefully this helps!
Bjr tous le monde, je cherche des fonds d'écran futuriste comme dans le tuto "comment personnaliser son pc" mais je n'arrive pas à trouver son fond d'écran mais j'ai les skins de rainmeter, merci d'avance pour vos informations
143Asif's avatar
thanks! It looks great!
Trying to get the Core Temps to work, but it just won't give in. I have CoreTemp running. Any suggestions?
FlyingHyrax's avatar
Hmm... I'm not sure. Is CoreTemp itself returning correct values? Also, you could try playing around with the "CoreTempIndex=" values in the code for the skins - it should start at 0 for your first core and increment by 1, but perhaps the numbering is funky. I'm not that familiar with CoreTemp so I can't say much for certain.

Sorry I can't help more, and I hope you get it working!
Nevermind. Figured it out. You have to download and install the actual program and run that in the background for it to work. I feel stupid. Lovely and elegant skin design by the way. Thanks!
FlyingHyrax's avatar
Cool. Missed this reply, so ignore my other comment of course. :)
plander's avatar
great circles idea skin :) cool
FlyingHyrax's avatar
Glad you like it!
Alexfirst's avatar
Very nice skin
iskariotA666's avatar
I would be grateful =)
FlyingHyrax's avatar
So after poking around on the forums, it looks like the OHM plugin is stagnant for the moment and more than a bit buggy. It's possible to get GPU temp with the Speedfan program, but that's it - just temperature. Any other information about the card would have to be entered manually, and you would have to define the indices yourself. So this is doable, it would just be really barebones.
iskariotA666's avatar
Is there any way to add GPU temp ??
FlyingHyrax's avatar
Yes, there are a few plugins that could (maybe) be used for this. There is one for ATI HD series cards and an Open Hardware Monitor plugin. However these plugins aren't included by default with the Rainmeter program, which is why I didn't make a GPU temp skin. I can work on it, though.
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