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Simply Nova by NovaSev Simply Nova by NovaSev
I'm not around much these days - please reach out to me on my Facebook page if you have any questions though. I've moved away from Rainmeter development for the time being while I work on web development. Link is at the bottom of the description here. Thank you!

SimplyNova is an old skin of mine (my first as a matter of fact). After being voted Skin of the Month on the Rainmeter group it has gained nearly 500,000 downloads through out all the sites it's currently on and is used in many different ways by Rainmeter users, admins and teachers.

I have gone through all the code and corrected mistakes (always an ongoing process though), got rid of unneeded code, added comments through all files and much more. There are a few changes from the original - better link icons (which as of yet still need some work to allow for icons that you'll actually want/need as users.

I love seeing what people do with these skins - so if you use it please shoot me a message with a link. I don't care what you do with it - just like to see the different uses :)

All updates and pertinent information about this skin are now located in one of my journal entries due to a long list of items. Get it here: SimplyNova UPDATES Journal
CREDIT | LAPTOP DISPLAY by | leozerosty | No editing, just stuck the screen shot on.
CREDIT | SOCIAL ICONS | Original design is from a CSS3 file - author unknown | Edited for use in Rainmeter
PUBLICATION | Check out Armando Ferreira's video if you're new to Rainmeter and want to learn how to use SimplyNova & Rainmeter. Video Here
PUBLICATION | Featured on main page of
PUBLICATION | Skin of the Month on Rainmeter Group | SOTM

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Playline Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
Love it <3
JJTNDRA17 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018
oh snaps..nvm, the hex code threw me it...
JJTNDRA17 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018
Could someone walk me through on changing the bar color from the current blue to a 255, 0, 0...tried a bunch of stuff and can't seem to figure it out
utg001 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
NikFrostByte Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Cool stuff 😍 I love it
alilm0e Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2018
Downloaded this Dec 25th, installed Jan 1st. the default install put the horizontal bar on my desktop with two icons, one of which took me to a microsoft scam page. Not Cool.

/edit - just completed virus scan, the link that opened did download a trojan to my system. I had used task manager to close the browser window that had opened, so the code had not run on my system and was still in my browser temp folder. MS Defender found and deleted the malware so I don't know what could have happened if the code had run. Very, very not cool.
Anthren Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
Nova appears to have been inactive for a few years now. Someone else has grabbed the site for scam purposes since Nova hasn't been around to keep paying for the domain.
Sokki83 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
I love the skin.  Very nice, simple and clean.  I am trying to add drives 4 and 5. I have been trying to figure out the code and nothing is working.  Can you help me? thanks!
Shourabhv1 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017
please give the link of wallpaper ................

Wavemasters Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017
is this still supported by Gmail because i cant get mine to work?
mvr117 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
Hey, where did you get the wallpaper from? She's amazing! :D 
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017
Silverdarkblade Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
weather is not working for me. just displays NA and 0s
slayerofthem Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
boi,just for u to know, u have put your ip adress on that screenshot,so you are in a lot of danger,i reccomend deleting it,because you can now be easily hacked
Das-Programmer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This guy thinks he's so cool, hackerman are you huh? Wahhhhh I got your IP address now I can hack the crap out of you and DDoS you and shit? Ffs, the internet and IP address... Having someone IP address doesn't make you have total control of them, you just know where they are now. It's like knowing the address of the white house, everyone knows it, but no one can ******* break in can they?
Ratismal Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist is an *internal IP address*, and thus is useless to anyone hoping to gain access to their system.
WarioJoestar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
Is the weather in Celsius or Fahrenheit? Also is it possible to change between them?
vandiepkcr Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
You replace WeatherUnit=f by WeatherUnit=m. Good luck to you
nitrosrt10 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 18, 2016
Final fix for weather:
Open the file "C:\Users\[User]\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\SimplyNova\Weather\Horizontal.ini" with notepad

Under Variables, replace the WeatherCodeLocation by finding yours here


Under Measures, replace the Url with this (open link in new tab first and then copy paste)-…
hung91yt Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
great. thanks 
TobiasG Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How to integrate Outlook in new mails? :)
NovaSev Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Outlook doesn't support XML at this time - so you won't be able to add it. It sucks :(
3DPeruna Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016 has XML feeds, but need to upgdate the RegExp parser....
cedzad Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Love these simple minimalist design, Make some more :) 
NovaSev Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Just a matter of finding the time - I really want to though. I have some great concepts to put together.  Thank you for the comment! :) 
k3n85 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
For those of you having issues with the weather recently, update the following line as I found from another forum that updated their feed:


Under "MEASURES":…

Save the file and refresh the skin, voila!
Please help! Link error

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.
<err type="2">Invalid location provided.</err>
k3n85 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
Yea, mine stopped working as well, they must have changed their site and skin is broken until we hear more from someone else?
partho222 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016
thanks, it works
Leopoldovna Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! It worked!
tpeelstand Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Worked prefect!
lokisyn Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
yup regexp weather dead....
davidrules321 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
Found the wallpaper in case anyone was still looking for it. Link
iceman2894 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
Thanks buddy !
MspnDev Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
Thank You!
Sheppard09 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
really good thanks you :) (Smile) 
FatLazybatman Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
How do you change the bar color? 
hxp Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
The weather stopped working for me today. :(
AidenDrew Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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Gwalchgwynn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
Love your theme! I have been using ver 2 as one of my go-to themes for a couple of years now and just switched to this one ( I like the extra info for USB and emails). The weather on the other stopped working a month ago (and on several other themes as well). stopped supporting rss feeds from what I understand, so the only ones that didn't break were using Yahoo. However, this one seems to be working fine, so I am not sure if changed support back or what.

Anyway, one thing I wanted to point out that is true to both Nova versions. The section of the weather skin that reads:

substitute="01":"01st","02":"2nd","03":"3rd" . . .

The leading zero on the "01st" is inconsistent with the other dates. It's easy for we users to remove, but thought I'd mention it in case you want to fix it.

Anyway, thanks again for the hard work and happy new years!
Dhariuz8 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
Thanks for this!   Totally fits with my current theme!
Haven't configured it yet.

Demon4uk Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
HELP! Where the image can be downloaded to the desktop?
NovaSev Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
My apologies, the site that I had it on is no longer active. I will see about getting it back up soon though. Follow me on here or on my NovaSev facebook page to keep updated.
Is there a reason my H drive isn't showing up with disks, it displays C, D and H but not G. I don't remember if I manually added H. I just reinstalled Rainmeter in windows 10 with my old settings in the documents folder that I backed up. Drives G and H both appear on USB drives though they are both SATA and hot plug are all disabled. Does it automatically add drives or do I have to do it manually? It's been ages since I first installed it and haven't used it in ages so I can't remember.
NovaSev Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
You will need to manually add them. Thankfully, these are shortcut additions that you can add in the variables section. Just some copy and paste work. Let me know if it gives you any troubles?
gdcmf Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
How do I open this file, when I double-click the file, windows doesn't know what program to use to open the file.
NovaSev Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
You will need to have Rainmeter installed. You can do that from their site
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