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Gadgets 5.0.0 by SilverAzide Gadgets 5.0.0 by SilverAzide
System monitoring gadgets inspired by the well-known Windows Sidebar gadgets.

Arguably, some of the best and most popular Vista and Windows 7 Gadgets for system monitoring were done by Unfortunately, with the deprecation of the Gadget platform and outright banning of gadgets by some corporate policies, these gadgets have become obsolete. Gadgets aren't supported in Windows 8 or Windows 10 without hacks and workarounds and often they break after applying Windows Updates.

I've searched everywhere to find equivalent gadgets, and finally found one on the Rainmeter forums, the "All CPU Meter" skin, by James Musix. The skin never made it out of beta, so I've completed his original work and expanded the suite to include a number of the most widely used gadgets.

All CPU Meter
  • Displays CPU utilization for 1 to 64 logical cores.
  • Displays processor model and clock speed.
  • Shows used, free, and total RAM available.
  • Shows used, free, and total page file available (optional).
  • Shows core temperatures (optional, requires CoreTemp, SpeedFan, or HWiNFO; more info here).
  • Shows CPU fan speed (optional, requires SpeedFan, or HWiNFO; more info here).*
  • Displays graphical line chart of CPU utilization, with RAM and page file percent usage.
  • Shows Task Manager when gadget is double-clicked.
  • Scales to any desired size.

Drives Meter
  • Displays disk information for up to 26 physical drives (fixed and removable only). Gadget dynamically adjusts to handle adding and removing drives.
  • Shows used, free, and total disk space available.
  • Displays percent disk utilization for each drive, plus the total.
  • Shows throughput for each drive (read and write).
  • Shows total bytes read/written since bootup for each drive on mouseover (optional).*
  • Displays disk throughput graph.
  • Displays disk time percentage histogram (optional).
  • Drive space bar graph changes color when disks are nearing capacity.*
  • Shows Explorer when gadget is double-clicked.
  • Opens drive in Explorer (or runs any user-defined command) when disk label is clicked.*
  • Scales to any desired size.

Network Meter
  • Shows data for all or selected network interfaces (info).
  • Displays internal and external IP addresses.
  • Displays peak network throughput.*
  • Shows inbound and outbound throughput in bits/sec and bytes/sec.
  • Displays graphical chart of inbound and outbound network activity. Does not require guesstimating your network speed, chart dynamically scales to handle both LAN and WAN traffic.
  • Shows statistics for the current session and the total to date.
  • Indicates internet connectivity.
  • Animated network icon shows network activity (in/out/both/neither/disconnected).*
  • Performs external IP address and location lookup.
  • Shows Network and Sharing Center when gadget is double-clicked.
  • Includes dedicated Wireless Network gadget for monitoring wireless activity.
  • Scales to any desired size.

Network Meter Pro
A precision network monitor with all the features of Network Meter, plus:
  • More accurate network interface statistics monitoring, including data when Rainmeter is not running or no user is logged into the system.
  • Not affected by Rainmeter restarts/refreshes.
  • Not affected by network adapter configuration changes.
  • Includes dedicated Wireless Network Pro gadget for monitoring wireless activity.
  • Note: Requires installation of a Windows service (included).

GPU Meter
  • Displays GPU model and clock speed (requires HWiNFO; more info here).
  • Shows used, free, and total RAM available, with memory clock speed.
  • Shows GPU temperature, core load, and core voltage.
  • Shows GPU fan speed and percent utilization.
  • Displays graphical line chart of RAM, core load, temperature, and fan usage.
  • Multiple GPU Meters provided to allow monitoring more than one GPU (for dedicated GPUs and 2-way SLI-equipped systems; for 4-way SLI systems, see info).*
  • Scales to any desired size.

Weather Meter
  • Displays the current weather for any location from The Weather Channel.
  • Displays data in metric or standard units.
  • Shows current temperature, forecast high and low temperatures, "feels like" temperature, current conditions, current location and station, humidity, visibility, barometric pressure, wind speed, wind direction, and chance of precipitation.
  • Shows current sunrise and sunset times, day length, and sun angle.
  • Shows current moonrise and moonset times, moon phase and description.
  • Shows complete 5 day forecast in a "flyout" window.
  • Shows severe weather alerts for the current location.*
  • Includes additional language translations: Bulgarian, Czech, English (GB), English (US), Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (BR), Russian, Serbian (SP), Slovak, Spanish (SP), Ukrainian (info, source here).
  • Supports having multiple Weather Meters to allow monitoring more than one location (info).
  • Scales to any desired size.
  • Includes variant gadget in a smaller size; expands to full size on mouseover.

Battery Meter
  • Displays the current battery status, including time remaining and current percentage remaining.
  • Shows current voltage, charge and discharge rates, current and maximum charge capacity.
  • Shows battery manufacturer/model.
  • Displays power in either watts or milliamps.
  • Supports automatic failover on systems having multiple batteries.*
  • Shows Power Options when gadget is double-clicked.*
  • Scales to any desired size.
  • Includes variant gadget that works with HWiNFO.

  • Based on LuaCalendar, styled to match the Gadget suite.*
  • Supports localized month/day names automatically.
  • Scales to any desired size.
  • Includes variant gadget that shows the current day, similar to the original Windows Sidebar gadget.

  • Digital Clock displays time, date, day, week, and quarter of the year.
  • Shows computer uptime and session logon time (optional).
  • Shows configurable event countdown with customizable sound (optional).
  • Includes configurable chime and multiple alarms with customizable sounds (optional).
  • Supports Windows localized or custom time and date formats.
  • Supports world times, can be adjusted for time zones and daylight saving time.
  • Supports having multiple clocks to allow monitoring time in multiple locations (info).
  • Scales to any desired size.
  • Includes Analog Clock variant, styled to match the Gadget suite.*
  • Includes clocks ported from the original Windows Vista/Windows 7 Sidebar gadgets.

...get even more Gadgets!*

*Feature not part of original gadgets.

*** Requires Rainmeter 4.2 or later. ***
*** Requires .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later. ***

Version History
5.0.0 - 2019-01-03: Reuploaded .rmskin to correct packaging error.
5.0.0 - 2018-12-21: Revised Calender to handle issue where auto-configuration could fail in rare cases.
                    Enhanced All CPU Meter to support AMD Threadripper 32-core (64-thread) CPUs.
                    Corrected All CPU Meter Lua script to properly configure the skin on machines with multiple physical CPUs.
                    Corrected All CPU Meter to show proper CPU clock speed when using CoreTemp.
                    Corrected ActiveNet plugin to properly calculate threads per core on machines with multiple physical CPUs.
                    Enhanced Weather Meter so severe weather alert icon is color-coded by significance.
                    Enhanced Drives Meter to show total bytes read/written since bootup for each drive on mouseover.
                    Enhanced GPU Meter to show RAM usage on AMD GPUs (requires HWiNFO v5.80 or later and recent AMD GPUs/drivers).
4.1.1 - 2018-07-08: Enhanced Weather Meter to allow searching for location codes.
                    Revised Network Settings to more reliably display service status in non-US locales (again).
                    Enhanced Calendar to auto-configure localized month/day names.
                    Enhanced Digital Clock to show clock name.
                    Corrected Settings to prevent long text entries from displaying outside the bounds of textboxes.
                    Updated Welcome gadget for Rainmeter 4.2 and ConfigActive 2.1.
4.1.0 - 2018-04-27: Corrected All CPU Meter issue where fan usage may not be calculated correctly in rare cases.
                    Revised Network Meter external IP address and location providers.
                    Enhanced Drives Meter to add ability to monitor drives A: and B:.
                    Enhanced Drives Meter to use new UsageMonitor plugin to improve performance.
                    Corrected Weather Meter sun angle calculation when monitoring locations in non-local timezones during DST.
4.0.0 - 2018-03-17: Enhanced Digital Chronometer to use new SysInfo USER_LOGONTIME to get logon time.
                    Enhanced Network Meters and Wireless Meters to allow hiding current/total statistics.
                    Enhanced All CPU Meter to support Intel Core i9 18-core CPUs.
                    Enhanced All CPU Meter to support Qualcomm Snapdragon CPUs (preliminary; no temps or fan speeds at this time).
                    Enhanced All CPU Meter Settings to allow HWiNFO configuration.
                    Added pre-configured GPU Meters for systems with multiple video cards to make configuration slightly easier.
                    Enhanced GPU Meter to support Qualcomm Adreno GPUs (preliminary; requires HWiNFO support).
                    Major enhancements to Weather Meter to improve support for Weather Channel language-specific data and webpages.
                    Enhanced Weather Meter to auto-configure languages, added custom action menu to simplify manual configuration.
                    Enhanced Weather Meter show correct sunrise/sunset times (TWC does not have correct times in forecasts).
                    Enhanced Weather Meter to show day length, sun angle, and moonrise/moonset times.
                    Revised FixedPrecisionFormat Lua script to work with inline Lua.
3.0.2 - 2018-03-17: Corrected Weather Meter gadgets for date formatting issue when using leading zeros.
                    Revised Weather Meter to fix spurious "RegExp matching error" message in the log.
                    Corrected All CPU Meter clock speed display when using HWiNFO and having a CPU with more than 10 physical cores.
                    Corrected All CPU Meter processor name display for Intel Xeon CPUs.
                    Enhanced Chronometer Settings to simplify customized time display.
                    Corrected error in Digital Chronometer that did not display AM/PM properly after noon/midnight transition.
                    Corrected Network Settings to properly display service status in non-US locales.
                    Updated ActiveNet plugin to use latest Rainmeter SDK and Visual Studio 2017.
3.0.1 - 2017-08-04: More...

  • All CPU Meter gadget based on All CPU Meter by James Musix.
  • Calendar gadget is LuaCalendar 5.0 by Smurfier, with scaling enhancement added by TGonZ0, and with localization and style mods by me.
  • Clock gadget uses techniques from the System skin in JSMeterVIII 8.0 by JSMorley.
  • Network Meter gadget based on NetTraffic by JSMorley.
  • Weather Meter gadget based on the Weather skin in Steampunk Cogs, Tubes and Gauges by Mordasius, on skins and translations in VClouds Weather 2 by VClouds, location code search based on WXDataWeather by JSMorley, and includes weather icons by JSMorley (and others) with modifications by me.
  • Weather Meter gadget uses a Lua script from Sunset-Moonrise by Mordasius to calculate sun/moon times.
  • Welcome gadget uses the ConfigActive plugin by JSMorley.
  • Additional code cleanup and tweaks by Milamber33.
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ukoa Featured By Owner Edited Apr 9, 2019
Awesome gadgets! Any way to add the Dew Point to the weather meter?
Thanks for creating this!

SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Apr 9, 2019
Yes, that data is available but it would require editing the skin to include it.  It wasn't part of the original Weather Meter, which is why I left dew point and UV index off the display.
cengbrecht Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2019  New Deviant
I think this is the best monitor out there, I have had a few, but this was the best re-creation of the ones I used in Win7. 
This is awesome, thanks!
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019
Glad to hear!  I'll address your concerns with the Weather Meter instructions in the next release (whenever that happens).  Thanks for the feedback.
cengbrecht Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2019  New Deviant
Hahaha, funny story, after I posted that I figured out how to use the search function in the widget, so I got my town working. 
But thanks for the fast reply, and update. :) 
Adolf95 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2019  New Deviant
Uh, can you make the calendar to display events based on country as well? Not everyone lives in the USA.
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2019
Clearly I am aware not everyone lives in the USA, but if you think I'm going configure this for every country in the world, you are sadly mistaken.  The calendar is a reskin of LuaCalendar, which has the ability to show anything you want.  All you need to do is configure the CalendarEvents.xml file, following the instructions here:…; see the "Using Event Files" section.  I left the USA configuration in place so it would be easier for people to see how to configure holidays and events, using the US days as examples.

I should add instructions for doing this and add a link to the XML file in the Settings skin; I will do this in the next release so people won't have to dig around in the LuaCalendar code to figure it out.
VL4DST3R Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019
For some reason i noticed that for a while now i no longer get GPU VRAM readings, only the percent bar still works. I think it's been from a recent HWiNFO update. Any idea how to fix this? I updated to the latest version of the gadgets but it's still the same.
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SilverAzide Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019
Looks like your fan display isn't working either (0 RPM but at 39% usage).  Not sure if this is due to a HWiNFO update, but it does look like it is simply that your sensor and/or entry IDs have changed.  Check the entry IDs for HWiNFO-GPUx-MemoryAlloc (GPU RAM in use in MB) and HWiNFO-GPUx-GPUFan (fan speed in RPM), where "x" is your GPU number.  Fixing those should make everything show correctly.
VL4DST3R Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2019
Funny enough, i just got a notification for an update for HWiNFO, i'll try what you suggested and see if i can fix it, but i was wondering, why would one meter work but the other wouldnt't? Don't they check the same sensor to get the data? For example, how would he know i have used 85% of my VRAM if he doesn't know how much i have in the first place?
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2019
Actually, if the settings are configured properly, it DOES know how much VRAM you have.  It just takes a little math.  For example, it knows the percentage (say 85%) and it knows the amount in use (say 1825 MB).  So if you do the math, 1825 / .85 = 2 GB, so the gadget knows you have 1.8GB in use, 322 MB free (2GB - 1825MB), and 2 GB total.  Easy... the problem is that your "memory allocated" entry is returning zero, so everything shows up zeroes.  Once you fix that, you'll be good to go.
van5555 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2019  New Deviant
Even if I mouseover Drives Meter, the total number of bytes is not displayed.
Is it because the version of Rainmeter is 4.3?
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Apr 1, 2019
Hello!  No, the version of Rainmeter does not matter in this case, 4.2 and later will work.  This feature is controlled by an option.  Open the Settings skin and CHECK the option "Show Total Bytes Read/Written".  If it is already checked, uncheck and re-check to ensure all is OK.  If you have manually edited anything, re-install.  (The total bytes read/written will be temporarily shown in the position where the current bytes are displayed.)
van5555 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2019  New Deviant
Thank you.
It worked well.
MrLint Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  New Deviant
Thank you for the gadgets. However I'd like to report 2 issues with the weather gadget. The wind direction appears to have its direction inverted, and the pressure doesnt have the rising/falling arrow. seems to have changed that item to be an icon in the web code instead of some kind of character arrow that could be captured and displayed. 
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019
Hello!  For the wind direction, the arrow is supposed to point INTO the wind (upwind), as it tells you where the wind is blowing FROM.  So if you see the data saying the wind direction is "S", then the arrow will point north.  This convention is from the days of people using weather vanes, where the "feather end" of the arrow is downwind, and the pointy arrow end is upwind.  More info here:….

For the pressure, there is no arrow.  The gadget does not pull data from the website, it is pulling from their XML data feed, which is completely different. The XML feed uses the words "rising", "rising rapidly", "falling", "falling rapidly", or "steady"... or nothing at all.  These words can be translated into arrows if you want, but this is not the style that was used in the original Sidebar gadget.  This is a very simple tweak to the language variables, so if you want arrows let me know.
MrLint Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  New Deviant
Thanks for the info!
Civil-D Featured By Owner Edited Mar 22, 2019
@SilverAzide : Absolutely fantastic work man.... Been using Rainmeter for some years now and I've gotta say this version of gadgets is the bomb! Just one issue for me. Everything is working great except for the GPU (and CPU) fan readings. I can't find any fan readings on HWiNFO either.
I have a laptop with a dedicated Nvidia GTX 1060 card so I understand should use GPU #1? Appreciate any tips. Cheers!
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019
Hello, glad to hear you are enjoying the Gadgets!  Fans are a little tricky, I have a laptop with a dedicated nVidia card as well so I know what you mean.  It is possible that the fan sensor is actually on the motherboard (not the GPU), so check there instead.  The GPU Meter is able to work with this scenario, so make sure you follow the notes about this in the file's comments.  Also, most laptops these days have 2 GPUs, the built-in Intel GPU is usually GPU #0, so as you guessed, GPU #1 will be the one you need to configure for your nVidia card.  But if you want to, you can configure ALL the settings with your nVidia card's sensor IDs, then any GPU Meter will work.

For your CPU fan sensor, that is almost always controlled from the motherboard, so check there and hopefully you will see it.  Good luck!
Civil-D Featured By Owner Edited Mar 25, 2019
SilverAzide Thank you for the help.  On Shared Memory Viewer I can see that the ID for the CPU RPM value is 0xf0ec0805 and the instance is 0x0, which is already being used by the skin with [MeasureMoboCPUFanRpm]. So not sure why i'm not seeing fan readings on the CPU meter. Anyway, it's no big deal.
Regarding the GPU, there was one more thing I hope you can help me with. The GPU memory usage percentage value and bar line work OK, but the values above in blue (Used, Free and Total) are all 0. On the summary window of HWiNFO I can see the correct graphics card Physical Memory Size (3gb), but when I pull up Sensor Status I can't find this reading.  The only memory values I see are: GPU Memory Allocated, GPU D3D Memoery Dedicated and GPU D3D Memory Dynamic, which show much smaller values. Any ideas? Thanks again! 
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019
OK, but the fan should be there.  There are 3 values that need to line up.  From your description, the "Sensor ID" sounds like it is 0xf0ec0805, and the "Sensor Instance" is 0x0... these are for your motherboard, correct?  That means your settings are:

You didn't mention the "Entry ID" for the fan, this is critical.  Usually it is something like 0x3000000, which means your setting would be:
Once these three config values are set, you should see the fan in the CPU Meter.  If the CPU fan sensor is NOT on your motherboard, let me know and we can try another option (let me know where HWiNFO says it is).

For the GPU Meter, it sounds like you have correctly configured the "memory usage percentage" setting, but not the "memory allocated" setting.  Make sure the Entry ID is correct for this setting.  Also, make sure you have configured the correct GPU.  Your graphics card is probably GPU #1, so make sure you have configured this section in the file and are using the GPU Meter #1 skin (or just configure all 3 sets of GPU variables in the file with the GPU #1 values from the Memory Viewer).

By the way, all this complexity is because of HWiNFO, not Rainmeter or the Gadgets.  HWiNFO is really nice, but it is a huge pain to get configured to use with Rainmeter.
Civil-D Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019
Hey man.  Yes, the "Entry ID" shows up as 0x3000000. So I edited the CPU skin under [MeasureMoboCPUFanRpmHWiNFO] and [MeasureMoboCPUFanRpmHWiNFO] and used the following settings as you said: 

Then I edited the HWiNFO.ini configuration file and used the same settings under [HWiNFOCPU0Fan]. Does that sound right.... editing these 2 separate files to get the result? Now I seem to getting some sporadic CPU fan readings. I am assuming that the CPU fan sensor is in fact on my motherboard (not sure how to check that).

As for the GPU skin, I didn't actually configure anything before. The skin automatically gave readings for "memory usage percentage" but not Used, Free, Total GB readings. So for "memory allocated", [MeasureGPUMemAlloc], I used the following settings below and voila! now the Used, Free and Total Values show up. :D


So now the only thing I'm missing is the GPU fan reading. Try as I might, the only sensor I can find with an RPM is for the CPU fan. Anyway, it's just a bonus.
And yes, I can only imagine the complexity of developing these skins in configuration with HWiNFO. The community is lucky to have helpful and creative developers like you. I'm grateful for the help you've given. Cheers!
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Mar 27, 2019
Hello... Unfortunately, you should not have edited the skin files.  It is totally unnecessary to do that, as all the settings you need are in the file.  The whole purpose of this file is to have one place for everything HWiNFO-related.  I'd suggest restoring the files to their original state and following all the instructions at the top of the file, which details everything you need to do.

You can identify which sensor your fan is on by looking at which group it is in in the Shared Memory Viewer (SMV).  The SMV groups items by sensor, so there is a sensor for your GPU, another for your motherboard, one for each drive and network adapter, etc.  There are several for the CPU (clocks, temps, etc.).  The fans are usually on the motherboard sensor, except for desktop video cards which usually have their own fan on the card.  Fans can also be on the PSU, a dedicated controller, etc., so things can vary greatly.

For your missing GPU fan, that is strange... I can't imagine that card is passively cooled (i.e., no fan).  If HWiNFO can only find one fan on your whole system, then I guess you are out of luck.  HWiNFO can usually see everything, but maybe there is something about your system that is different.  You might have luck checking on the HWiNFO forums.  The developer of HWiNFO keeps the app current and issues frequent updates, so check often for app updates.
Stephr0x0rs Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2019
I'm using the analog clock, and I'm getting the chime every hour. The description says it's configurable, but how? I've tried clicking on the music note button but it doesn't do anything. I can get the regular settings open no problem.
Dudebaker Featured By Owner Edited Mar 19, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
1. Open the Chronometer Settings (hover the clock and click the wrench-button in the top right)
2. Click on "Configure alarms..."
3. Click the checkbox "Enable Chime" to disable the sound every hour
Optional: Click the checkbox "Enable Event Alarm" to disable the new year sound =P (Razz) 
Stephr0x0rs Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2019
A ha....ok cool. At first I totally wanted to disable the chime altogether, but now I like it. Helps me keep track of time. At least now I know where I can change the chime to a different tone if I want. Thanks.
redorbroder Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019
Me too! I like the one hour reminder a lot!
I have it set for birthdays as well.
Using Windows 7 --> C:\Windows\Media\
Found that Analog Clock and Alarm Settings won't work for me with e.g. "Windows - ding.wav"
Alarm Settings doesn't like the empty space.
If I make a copy of ***.wav file and change to "Windows_ding.wav" all is good!
I just love my Gadgets!
Thanks SilverAzide and Dudebaker!
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Edited Mar 23, 2019
Spaces in the names aren't working?  Hm, that sounds like a bug!  I'll look into fixing that in the next release, probably just some missing quotes somewhere.  Quotes in Rainmeter are tricky...  Thanks for letting me know!
redorbroder Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2019
I earlier wrote about Analog Alarm Clock but I'm using the Digital Alarm Clock.
Don't know if that matters regarding the spaces in the name of ***.wav file.
I was going to change the alarm sound and found out that now it works with space in filename?!
Don't know if it has someting to do with installing (keeping settings) to the latest release of "Rainmeter 4.3 Final Release - r3298"?
Anyway, all is good... I love my Gadgets! Thanks!

Kind regards
CropDust3r Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  New Deviant
Love the work you're doing here, mate. 

Not sure where I stumbled across the screenshots of the skins but it has driven me to try Rainmeter for the first time hence, my rather noobish question for you related to the CPU Usage skin.

I have an intel i7 9700k which has 8 logical cores (no virtual cores or hyperthreading). The CPU usage skin has detected and displaying all usage information except for the individual core temps of cores 5, 6, 7 & 8. HWMonitor is reading and displaying everything as normal though. 

Could you please point me in the right direction as to how I can rectify this?

Thanks in advance, keep up the awesome work
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019
Glad you are enjoying the Gadgets!  I assume you are using HWiNFO.  If so, make sure you have configured the sensor and entry IDs for those cores (the IDs are not configured by default).  More info here:….
anime5167 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  New Deviant
how to change Weather timezone??
auto is UTC +0..i want set to +8
already try few hour...
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2019
Hello!  You do not need to change the weather timezone.  The timezone bias comes from the Weather Channel data.  All you need to do is select the location.  Click the wrench icon to open the Settings, then enter the location code or select the search icon to search for a location code.
anime5167 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2019  New Deviant
i find the code...HKXX0049
but. all time is UTC +0..not +8.

windows time   2019-03-13 11:48 PM

sunrise:0-2:35AM  ???? 2am??
sunset 10:31AM ????? am sunset...
moonrise 02:08AM
moonset 03:24PM

updated: 2019/3/13 03:30 PM GMT
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2019
Thank you for the info, this was very helpful.  The problem is not with the Weather Meter skin.  The problem is that is sending your timezone bias ("timezone") as "0", for GMT time.  Obviously, this is incorrect for your location. may fix this in a day or two, or they may never fix it, there is no way to know.

Good news: you CAN fix this easily.  But this fix will only work for your current location.  If you want the weather in a different timezone, you will need to change the offset again.

1.  Right-click the Weather Meter and select "Edit skin".
2.  Search for the measure "[MeasureLocationTZOffset]".
3.  Just above the "IfCondition=1" line, add the following line:


4.  Save the file and refresh the skin.  Your sunrise/sunset and moonrise/moonset times should now be correct.  Please note that the "Update" time at the bottom is coming from and it is in GMT time.

Hope this helps!
anime5167 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 14, 2019  New Deviant
time is fix now.
but moonrise/moonset not very accurate

form Locale 

Is this normal?

thx for help.

also. 5day Weather  is UTC+0.
need edit where?

this page…
moos is showing 
First is First Quarter too..

this page moon is Waxing Crescent
this is bug too?
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019
The 5-day Forecast skin will have the same issue with the time, since it is pulling the data from just like the main skin.  To fix it, open the skin file in Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Gadgets\Weather Meter\Flyout\Flyout.ini and make the same change as described above.  These two skins work the same, so any changes you make to one you will have to make to the other as well.

For your last item about the moon phase being incorrect (First Quarter vs. Waxing Crescent), that is a issue.  The wxdata feed was wrong, but it appears to be working properly now.

For the moonset/moonrise times, it appears the date and time is still slightly off, so the calculations are incorrect.  I'm not sure how to fix this at this time, I'l need to investigate further when I have more time.
anime5167 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  New Deviant
thx for help
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019
I see the problem.  Because of the incorrect time zone coming from, the sun and moon times are actually being calculated for the wrong day (they are for the previous day).  So far I have not been able to figure out how to fix this.  Sorry.
BOrangeZ Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The page you were looking for doesn't exist. :(
fix it plz!
gtimbo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  New Deviant
I had to log in before I could download it, if that helps.
rottenpaul Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  New Deviant
is there any way to show cpu vcore on the gadget just like on the gpu gadget? That would be really useful as i would like to monitor the vcore during stress testing or gaming (i got a mini display on my case where i place monitoring gadgets to get my reading during testing or gaming). Is there a way to edit this myself? Your work is really amazing btw, maybe the best monitoring skin for rainmeter out there.
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
Hello, glad you like the Gadgets!  You could add CPU voltage, but it would require quite a bit of work.  You'd need to use HWiNFO (if you aren't already).  The easiest way to do it is to copy the CPU temperature logic, since voltages are per physical core (like temps, assuming you are dealing with an Intel CPU).  You'd need to decide where to display these numbers as well, since there is no free space to do this; you'd need to widen the skin or something, and if you wanted to include them in the graph, you'd need to decide how you want that to appear.  As you can guess, this won't be a trivial addition to make...
rottenpaul Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  New Deviant
Hi, yes I am using hwinfo. I was more like thinking to get the vcore reading from the motherboard sensor (same as the reading in CPU-ID) instead per core voltage from the cpu. Like a single red line above the graph reading Vcore or Core Voltage, much like the GPU Gadget. I can trace all my sensor's id's just I'm not so familiar with editing rainmeter skins but I think I could dig around..
newtonianflow Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Love these gadgets! When I came across them the first time, I was in a monochrome desktop phase, but now I'm LOVING all the colors!
I've had no trouble setting each gadget, your settings files are wonderfully clear. 
Now my question... I saw in your description that the Drives Meter only works on fixed and removable disks. I routinely use a NAS device connected to my router and would very much like to keep tabs on it. Are there any solutions that you've come across since you built the skin that would allow Drive Meter to monitor a network drive?

Great work! Thanks for spending so much time on this. 
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
Unfortunately, there's not a way to monitor a network drive.  Windows does not have performance counters for network drives, only for physical drives.  You could in theory use HWiNFO to monitor a remote machine's physical disks, but it requires Windows on the server-side and most NAS boxes are Linux-based.  The closest thing you can get is using the Network Meter, but there's no way to distinguish traffic from the NAS from any other network traffic.  Basically, these are all Windows limitations, nothing to do with the Gadgets or Rainmeter.  Sorry!
newtonianflow Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah bummer. The Gadget and Rainmeter are both fine, I knew it was a windows thing, but was hoping you'd come across something in your travels that could do it. I might fiddle with HWiNFO, just to see. If I happen across a solution would you like me to let you know?
SilverAzide Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
VasVadum Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019
I can't remember when I downloaded this at, but I've been fiddling with the INI files to remove certain information and try to make the gadgets look nice after but failed to some extent, its kinda all screwy now. I'd like to suggest some options for some of these gadgets.

Hide Location

Hide "logon uptime", as it is different from "uptime" and pointless in my view. For some reason it was an entire day wrong.
Hide Day, Week, Quarter

GPU Meter:
Hide Fan information (My laptop doesn't seem to report fan speeds for some reason)

Network Meter: (I did a ton of alterations to this one all to achieve -one- thing)
Hide IP address

I'll show you a preview of my setup so far. Its still a little, brokenish because I have adjusted the BgHeight randomly trying to achieve a nicer look.

I can send you the INI file edit I did for them too if you feel like taking a look. For the Clock, I simply deleted the lines related to logon uptime. For Network Meter, I edited a ton of things to remove the IP but its still broken because it has an invisible snap point at its original location so I can't put this meter above others. I've actually been using these for a long time now though, I only edited network meter today to try and remove the extra space left behind when I originally deleted the IP address.

I don't use DevientArt so I likely won't notice if you reply, you can poke me on Telegram if you want, same as my username.
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