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Enigma by Kaelri Enigma by Kaelri
2 April 2019

Hi. I beg your pardon for going so long without posting a formal update. Due to life circumstances, I have not been active in Rainmeter since early 2013. While I sincerely miss both the technology and the community—most especially the talented creators and developers with whom I have collaborated—I am no longer able to devote time to them, and unfortunately I don't expect that to change in the foreseeable future.

I am delighted that so many people continue to derive utility and inspiration from Enigma, and I'm very proud of its success. With that said, the version of Enigma posted here is now almost seven years old, and has a number of bugs, broken or outdated functionality, and potential security vulnerabilities. Additionally, Rainmeter itself has made immense progress over the years, and Enigma is no longer a fitting representation of it. Because of these factors, I feel it would be (and long has been) irresponsible of me to continue making the skins available in this way, and I have removed the download option here on deviantArt.

Going forward, Enigma’s home will be on GitHub, where all of its code and assets will be available in perpetuity:

While I have no plans to continue work on Enigma myself, I am willing to review and accept GitHub pull requests that are intended to fix problems or improve existing features. You are still free to download and use the current version of Enigma at your own risk, with the understanding that there is no promise of technical assistance or further development.

To everyone who has used and supported Enigma for the last eleven (!) years, I express my sincere gratitude. :)

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Enigma is a suite for the Windows system monitoring application, Rainmeter. It has been downloaded over 1 million times alone, and over 2 million times bundled with the Rainmeter app, which chose Enigma as its default theme in 2009. It has been featured by Lifehacker, Windows Magazine and Computer Bild, and spent over two years as the #1 most popular work in deviantArt's Skins and Themes category.

The full package, including source code, is freely available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. It has been forked by over 30 developers on GitHub, and has been referenced, reused and remixed by numerous Rainmeter creators. The author is proud that it has served as an inspiration and a teaching device throughout the history of the Rainmeter community, particularly by students and young developers.

For more information, including the source code, changelog, license and credits, visit the Enigma project repository on GitHub:

Wallpaper: Scottish Highlands by boysetsfire.
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Enigma by ~Kaelri If it wasn't for spinegrinder, I wouldn't have seen this. I can't believe I missed it. If you don't have this awesome suite, then I can't believe you either :p ( Suggested by MidnightExigent and Featured by mrrste )
Avieshek Featured By Owner Edited Jun 2, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
While 'm posting this from my Mac, it's still on my Desktop which is Windows), I just can't find no better alternative to this.

Are there any better alternatives that someone can please suggest?

Will there be updates, when someone updates this on GitHub?
Poonikins2000 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
How can you download this with Rainmeter?
XenoX9 Featured By Owner May 21, 2019
There's a lot of bugs, like stuff that loads all fucked up with just black text, or some just won't load saying files are missing
theeo123 Featured By Owner May 20, 2019
ok I may be dumb here, but now that the project has moved to github, how do I download & install this? I can't seem to find a way to work with theme files, and i can't find an rmskin file anywhere.
ekokurniianto Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2019  New Deviant
where is botton download sir ?
Kaelri Featured By Owner May 15, 2019
The files are available on GitHub. Please see the description for the link & more info.
Ravendale7 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019  New Deviant
There is no download button
Kaelri Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019
That's correct. Please see the updated description for more info.
Ravendale7 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2019  New Deviant
I tried the GitHub, but my computer said it has a malicious file and wouldn't let me install it. Sorry.
gregory2001 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019
Since upgrading to JRiver Media 25 (from 24) the Music Player doesn't work.  Can anybody help with this?  Thanks.
Tonyjfx Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2019
great skin this wow
AkisP21 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
For those who are having problems with Yahoo weather, try the instructions on the following link to switch to Weather Channel and never worry about the weather skin any longer! Many thanks to eclectic-tech for cracking this problem!…
gregory2001 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019
Thanks.  Can we do anything about the Sunrise and Sunset?
AkisP21 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2019
Once you get the right codes for your city in XXXX0000 format (i.e GRXX0004 for Athens, Greece), the sunrise and sunset will appear automatically!
gregory2001 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2019
I have the codes right - the Weather works fine.  The Sunrise and Sunset, though, are only showing "Rise" and "Set" - no time.  (Taskbar.)  Thanks.
gregory2001 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018
The following was sent November 3, 2018.  Still no reply.


It looks like you have been showing up lately and I was just wondering if Enigma will be updated.  I'm sure you're aware Weather, etc. needs an overhaul.  

I still use what I can but have to use other skins to make up and it just isn't the same.

If not, what skins do you recommend?

maxhalcyon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Interface v2.0 (Enigma + Omnimo + Oblivion UI) by maxhalcyon
Interface v2.0 (Enigma + Omnimo + Oblivion UI)
Thanks a lot Kaelri for creating such a minimal Rainmeter skin that can blend to almost anything, including my Oblivion UI.
Hope that you can take a look at it and give some feedback.
yunglilbankroll Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
best rainmeter download ive seen by a mile. one question though, how would i go about resizing the sidebar? if its flush with the top of my screen? theres a gap about the width of the taskbar at the bottom between the sidebar and my taskbar, id like to have the sidebar be a solid bar down the side of my screen if possible
Ethereal-Ghostpop Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Where exactly can I download this? I love the futuristic look and it'd give my dull setup a little bit of a pick me up.
Kaelri Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018
Click the "Download" button at the top of this page!
ThunderYT39 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
look at the right side of the screen that says "Download"
supercrispo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018
One single word: AMAZING!
Can't go back to my sadly-normal desktop anymore now.

Thank you! 
Kaelri Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018
Thanks. :)
itchydonuts Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a particularly lovely layout.
Kaelri Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018
Thank you!
Danguy125 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2018
where can i have the background image you have? Also where do you find the big circle in the middle of your screen. one more thing, are you able to change the desktop icons?
ArzAngel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
This is awesome :D
Thanks :D
DwellingCorpse Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
Anyone know how to change the Launcher Icon and link from Chrome to Firefox? I see the icon is an available option in the resource folder, but cannot figure out how to change it. 
Archael7 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
Anyone know how to add weather manually?
oddowl Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I followed the instruction, and the home weather works nicely now, thanks (except "windchill" still shows in Fahrenheit, haven't figured how to change it). The main problem though, is that other three world location ALL show my hometown now... Any idea how to configure each individual location also (for me it's quite important, because I'm in international business and I like to see what time of day and whether like when I call someone abroad)...
dmarbury Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017
Like others have stated: a superb suite that sadly has lost most of its functionality. For example, weather and music being the two major/borderline essential pieces of the suite. I hope one day it will be restored to its former glory. One can dream, one can hope... for a better future for one's data rich desktop ; )
gregory2001 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017
Music works fine.
dmarbury Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
Super helpful
MohamedSafwatQNB Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
Acidinmyfridge Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
can only agree, this is superb and excellent! love the neat and and clean design.
tetriser016 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This thing is superb and neat.

But I may appreciate it if you can add Unicode support to the RSS Reader skin?
anyaPaR Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
Really amazing!
rjbottger Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
Nice work, would it be possible for you to make a couple of elements for this from the Yhaoo weather page? Specifically the wind & pressure and the sun and moon.
Gamerbiomek2 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017   Digital Artist
love this skin Heart 
I would also like to have the name of the month on there too, if you could do that or tell me how that would be nice
ShutaStella Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017
Does Enigma gallery still work? I can't seem to add any pictures. Either I forgot how to add pictures to it or there is something wrong with Rainmeter/Enigma.  
thongtran2910 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017
where can I find the clock in centre??? And where I can find the wallpaper? I really like it but i can't find it
KateKoneko Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The clock is a separate skin. I found it over here: Arcs
CashSR Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Student General Artist
that's really nice
PaladinPainter Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist

You did magnificent job  What? What?    

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r0xidesign Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Student Artist
what soft use this ?? i want to use but i cant to open .rmskin
Bman409 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017
xGerbil Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017
Amazing job! I just have one question, is there any way to resize some of the widgets? I just want to make the Notes widget a little smaller because I don't have much in there.
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner May 31, 2017
Amazing job!
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