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Countdown Timer for Rainmeter by themagnumizer Countdown Timer for Rainmeter by themagnumizer

Fully customizable and user friendly countdown timer for Rainmeter
You can set a time and date, or simply just a time period to count down to

How to use
  1. Click the countdown timer
  2. Set a time
  3. Click start

Customization
  • Show/hide units of time
  • Show/hide labels
  • Execute event(s) when timer reaches zero
  • Adjust size
  • Change font
  • Change colors
  • Enable/disable sound effects
  • And more...!

Thank you for downloading. Enjoy!
Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any requests, suggestions or feedback!



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Last update: January-07-2019 at 15:50 GMT+1
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:iconcgarduc:
cgarduc Featured By Owner 1 day ago
An installer for the whole thing maybe? :)
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:iconpramuk97:
pramuk97 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 9, 2019  New Deviant
a very good skin great work buddy <3 highly appreciated
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:iconhanifshaquille1601:
hanifshaquille1601 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, I can't set the timer. When I click the timer, it won't let me set a timer. Please help me!

UPDATE: I don't know what happened on old version, but finally the timer is working again after installing new version of this.
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey, I'm not really sure what happened. Everything should work just fine.
However, I have been tinkering with some repositioning and alignment functions, and I've encountered a few issues with how Rainmeter's update cycle works.
I'm using a transparent overlay that updates its size and position based on the size and position of the timer, but sometimes this overlay doesn't update itself properly and the timer becomes unclickable.
In that case, all it takes is to refresh the skin.
But that's a bug I've only seen once or twice, so I'm not sure if that's what happened.
If you encounter an issue again, please let me know!
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:iconhanifshaquille1601:
hanifshaquille1601 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay, maybe it just Rainmeter bug or only your skin? Because right now is cannot be clicked again. I'm using latest version of Rainmeter Beta.
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:iconmankutimma:
mankutimma Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018
Amazing thing you have built.
One question, instead of setting the timer to a particular date and time can I set the timer to end after a particular time-period?? say, a timer that can do something in 15 minutes.
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
There have been others requesting the same functionality, so I have now updated the skin to be able to do that as well.
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:iconbigbengal:
BigBengal Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018
Hey, I am having some troubles getting the timer into a position I like and I was hoping I could get some help? I like having all my rainmeter things on the far right border of my desktop but with this skin it is unable to get very close to the edge, is there any way for me to fix this? Thanks.
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey, yeah just go to Manage Rainmeter and untick the option 'Keep on screen'.
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:iconumbrella-cakey:
umbrella-cakey Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work :)
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:iconmuaru25:
Muaru25 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018
Thank you so much! This is the best countdown timer i've found so far <3  <3
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:iconadargi:
Adargi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
Being on how customiable this is you got my up vote.
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:icongoldiness:
Goldiness Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing <3
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:icondr-zelenka:
dr-zelenka Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeees, this is what I need! Thanks you :-)
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:iconjamesasmithsr:
jamesasmithsr Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017
Thanks, I really like the skin.  Love the size slider, having trouble trying to find where to make the minimum size smaller?
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You can now type in the font size value you want. Not sure why I didn't include that earlier.
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:iconmichaelokeefe1991:
MichaelOKeefe1991 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017
Is there a way to make the timer bigger than the default maximum size?
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
With the latest update you can change the baseline font size via the options
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:iconmalcomceasar:
MalcomCeasar Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
THANKS
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:iconinxsense:
Inxsense Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017
Hi can you add a format y/m//d/m/s ?

Thanks.
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I have updated the skin to show years and months now, check it out!
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi, yeah I've been wanting to do that for a while. I've just been lazy/occupied with other stuff.
But since you requested it, I will do it :)
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:icongiantcake:
GiantCake Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
My 'Days' number is shifted to the left a lot, leaving a huge gap between days and hours.
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I think it's due to a bug in Rainmeter 4.0 beta. Try using the final release version instead.
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This issue has now been fixed.
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:iconssbatch:
ssbatch Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
Had the same problem as the guy below, version errors, any help? 
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Fixed it. Sorry.
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:iconr3nuneducated:
r3nuneducated Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016
Hi, Can't run it because it asked me to run as version 4.4.3.2609 but the lastest on the website is 4.0-r2627.
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
My bad. Accidently put the wrong version. Should work fine if you download now.
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:icongigorzzio84:
gigorzzio84 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016
Thank you for this the newest update!! I'm really like the newest improvements!

10/10 will download again
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome! I'm glad you like it.

I'm working on adding some minor features in the near future., so check back soon!
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:iconmichaelokeefe1991:
Adding fonts still not working with the newest update. Keep showing as a generic font. Also, it seems that it only supports .WAV for sounds.
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Edited Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Check the help file. You have to put the font in 'Resources\Fonts\' folder. The font's file name must also be exactly the same as its actual font name - you can check this by double clicking the font.

As for the .wav sounds, that is the only thing Rainmeter supports. I can't change that. But if you want, you could make it open an .mp3 file when the timer reaches zero by using the open file event.
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:iconmichaelokeefe1991:
MichaelOKeefe1991 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
Thanks for the tip, now I got the font appearing as it should be.
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome! I know it's not a perfect and easy way to do it, but that's partly due to my inexperience as well as the limitations of the Rainmeter language. Still beats having to manually edit the code to add fonts.

Hope you enjoy!
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:iconmichaelokeefe1991:
MichaelOKeefe1991 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016
I'm trying to customize the timer's sound with a custom sound, but it's not working.
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If you aren't familiar with the Rainmeter code you could just simply replace the sound file.
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:iconmichaelokeefe1991:
MichaelOKeefe1991 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
I tried, and it still won't work. Any plans on updating this Rainmeter widget so it will be easier to customize sound?
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah I was actually planning on implementing something like that at some point.
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:iconmichaelokeefe1991:
MichaelOKeefe1991 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016
Also, how to properly insert a new font in the Rainmeter widget?

And another thing, the countdown is slightly, and I mean a wee slightly off sync.
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You would download a font, put it in the fonts folder and add the new font to the script. I could elaborate further, but I'm afraid it's a little too time consuming.

If you are this interested in customizing in Rainmeter, I suggest you try to learn the code. That's how I learned. Just through tinkering and curiousity. Reading through different skins, trying to understand how they work as well as referencing the Rainmeter documentation. By doing this you will have much more control over every skin you download.

As for the countdown being slightly off, I don't have enough knowledge of the processes behind the calculations, so I can't help you there.
Sorry about that.

I might do a small update to the skin and include easier ways to customize fonts and sound effects. But I can't promise it will happen fast. I'm very lazy.
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:iconmichaelokeefe1991:
MichaelOKeefe1991 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
When I put in the new font, it doesn't display the right font, it displays a generic font.
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm working on a new update where you can add fonts through the options UI as well as some other stuff.

I will finish it this weekend...
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:icongeger42:
geger42 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2016
thx so much, great skin.

One improvement you could probably make: The seconds label moves around alot. Could you have an option that makes it stop bouncing back and forth? :) (Using Hacked font)

Another Improvement: Why not make a setting where you can set a specific amount of time, instead of setting the date and time ;)
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thx, i'm glad you like it.

As for your suggestions, I will definitely look into it. I realize that the seconds label moving around is bad; it only does it with some fonts that have variable letter sizes. I might add an option to freeze it in its place. We'll see.
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dsf190 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
Any reason why the day is spaced out so much?  Check this picture
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No idea.  Shouldn't be happening. The DaysDot meter has its position set relative to the Days meter. Have you modified the code somehow?
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:icondsf190:
dsf190 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
Did not modify the code at all.  Just downloaded it and set a date.  I'm using Rainmeter 4.0
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:iconthemagnumizer:
themagnumizer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's strange because this bug doesn't appear to be happening on my PC, but I tried downloading and installing it on my laptop and there it is! The only difference is that I'm running Windows 10 on my laptop and Windows 7 on my PC. If you are running Windows 10 as well.. ah shit, I don' know, might be a stretch. To tell you the truth I don't know what's happening here. I just know that the code itself should work. I'm sorry, but I'm not one of those genius wizard computer geeks, I just do a little basic Rainmeter scripting as a hobby. There could also be something in the code that I somehow managed to overlook. I will check it out Soon(tm). As a temporary fix you can manually assign the X coordinate of the DaysDot meter to be positioned closer. I know it's not a perfect fix, but I don't really have time to troubleshoot this problem fully. Sorry about that.
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dsf190 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
Interesting..I'm on windows 7 as well so not sure why we're seeing different things.  I'm sure it's something to do with rainmeter 4.0.  Anyways, thanks for the temporary fix! :)
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