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February 25, 2014
Skyrim Desktop 1.01 by yorgash
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Skyrim Desktop 1.02

Skyrim Desktop - a Rainmeter to control and monitor your Windows!

Top wallpaper is Beauty of Skyrim - IX by MuuseDesign.
Others can be found on the official TES V - Skyrim page.

- Included truetype version of Trajan Pro font

- Cleaned up the code
- Fixed some window position issues regarding on top / on bottom orders

The skin includes:
- Top dock that can be activated by moving the mouse to the top left corner when desktop is not showing
- Left side bar, a launcher for 5 x 15 applications, and switches mode for bottom bar
- Bottom bar that can be either system monitoring, weather forecast or media control
- Config utility: set your media player, weather location and units, drives you want to monitor, as well as the application categories for the launcher, and the applications themselves; you can just browse for a file to add it to the launcher!
You might have to install the Trajan fonts located in the resources\Fonts folder of the skin manually

Probably adding to the skin later!


How the skin works:
- Top dock in the middle lets you access the sidebar (Start), or turn it off. It also lets you access the system tray, and switch between running applications.
- The config on the top dock lets you configure the launcher's categories, and its applications - 5 x 15 programs. It also lets you configure what media player to use, your weather code and weather units.
- Sidebar launches your programs, or the user's files (documents, etc). It also switches the modes for the bottom bar, or turn it off in case you don't need it.
- Bottom bar has 3 modes. A system monitoring mode, with HDD / RAM / CPU usage, but you can extend it to show the top demanding process, your ping to a given server and system uptime. The second mode is a media controller, with album art, seeking in track, volume control and play/pause/next/prev playback control. The third is a weather display, that can be minimized / extended into 4 days forecast.
- The little transparent Skyrim icon stay on top of open windows, gets almost fully transparent on mouseover, and most importantly when fullscreen, it sets the middle dock in top of other windows unless you move your cursor further away from the dock. By getting it on top though, you can use the left side launcher without interrupting your current work session. After either launching an app with the left side launcher, or dismissing the dock though it's set back to normal (desktop) position.


What next:

I'm planning on making a matching visual style after the final release of the skin, with a simplistic manner, but this time a light one - the frames dark, but the main part of the windows will be light gray (reverse of the original).
It will be a visual style for everyday easy use.



- mail: 
- Steam account: yorgaSh
- Skype: yorgash55
- and of course, you can contact me here, too.


If you like my work and want to see more, or support the making you can donate via PayPal at paypal address.
You can also purchase the premium content as a form of donation.
© 2014 - 2021 yorgash
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danielvampi's avatar
 disculpe ya no tiene temas para windows 10
i have recently installed this skin and found out that i cannot use folders as path... how can i config so i can use folders instead... i'm new no configs so thanks in advance for comments...
NickCDawg's avatar
Hey, I'm not sure if you are still supporting this theme, but it seems that Rainmeter's yahoo weather support is completely done. ive tried the fixes listed below and with a bit of googling, it seems using yahoo is no longer supported. Is it possible you could link an updated ini for botWea.ini? I have no experience with rainmeter so i don't really know how to mess with it... Thanks again, I love this skin so i really want it to work!
yorgash's avatar

First of all: thanks!

I'll try to keep that in mind, but will not really have time until the weekend; if you could remind me on Friday-ish, I think it'd have a huge boost on the likeliness of making it updated with another weather plugin.
Artwolfou's avatar
Hey ! Just fixed the weather plugin, so :

(Yahoo changed stuff by their side :…)

- Here is my side.ini :…

- Here is my descriptor of the Regexp (if you want to push forward) :…

Cya. :)
Artwolfou's avatar
Got a drive problem, here we are again :
- side.nfo :… (.txt preview)
- side.ini :… (.txt preview)
yorgash's avatar
Hey, thank you so much!
sorry Im new at this site how can ı run ıt
yorgash's avatar
You first need to download / install Rainmeter (, then simply go to download (the .rmskin file on the right side of the site), and run that file. 
The Weather function no longer works due to Yahoo's enforced OAuth 1 that began on 15 March 2016. Any plans to fix? Pretty much my favorite and most useful part of this Rainmeter theme.
Artwolfou's avatar
Hey ! Just found out how to fix it (yahoo changed stuff on their API), so :

In the side.ini file, go to your "[MeasureInfo]" and replace ;

"… "


"… "

Cya. :)
Ryuuko-kun's avatar
Hi, you did an awesome work ! I love it :D

But i'd like to launch folders instead of files with the left bar ^^' How can I do it ?
yorgash's avatar
The easiest way maybe to look into your \Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\W10STab\resources\Variables folder, and find file; edit it for the path names.
Ryuuko-kun's avatar
Thanks for your reply ( sorry i only saw it today :o ! ) but i can't find the "W10STab" folder :/
StarflightDA's avatar
First off, I love this skin; I currently have three other Skyrim skins and this by far is the best one I've ever used.

Under the time and date, I'm guessing is the computer's first system name, is there anyway to change it to a different name?
yorgash's avatar
Hello and thank you!

If I recall correctly, it lists the currently logged on user's name.
As I'm currently away from home, I can't exactly tell you where, but I'm pretty sure there's a way to change it if you right click -> edit skin, just it might not be too easy to modify if you have never done anything like that before. See if you can find it out, if not, remind me later (near the end of the week)!
StarflightDA's avatar
You're welcome.
I figured it was the computer's original name sine somethings would remain the same if you change the name.
Thank you so much for the help and quick response, I bid you a good day
Da-Waffle's avatar
Does this require windowsblinds or litestep to work? 
Or does it work all on its own?
yorgash's avatar
It needs Rainmeter, a minimal resource-using system monitoring tool.

You can download it from
Da-Waffle's avatar
painsplayground's avatar
First, I'd like to say, AWESOME work! Now, I'd like to ask, how do you remove games off of the list?
yorgash's avatar
Using the config utility, you can rename it to whatever you want (or just blank one out, leave the rest intact).

I'm not sure how I made it, but if you are into manually editing, you can probably find a faster way too by editing the config files inside the skin's \Resources folder somewhere.
lolosansstress's avatar
Hey yorgash! you're doing an awesome job! :)
But i have a little question. In the, there is an icon line, so i suppose that when we put a .ico path in it, the launcher is supposed to show the icon. I've tryed with photoshop, but the icon doesn't shows. Can you tell me how this works?
yorgash's avatar
Rainmeter usually works with png files, I'm not sure if it even display .ico files.
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