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My first Rainmeter skin. Pretty simple but clean. Includes

- a clock with date
- weather with 4 day forecast
- 2 rss feeds
- a note field
- Access to your favourite 3 searches
- system monitor with quad core CPU usage display
- music player controls with album art display (optimized for Winamp but should mostly work with other players too)

If you want to use it, you will have to do a few modifications. All major settings are located in the file. I added some comments in there to help you. Probably the rss feeds will need the most work, as every feed tends to be a little different.

Let me know if you use it, like it or have problems.


weather icons by me [link] , edited by :iconsiesie: [link]

wallpaper by :iconalexander-gg: [link]

music by Coldplay [link]
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SamCous Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  New member
How do you change it to English?
MerlinTheRed Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Look at the top of (can be opened with any regular old text editor like NotePad). You have to comment out a few lines. It's explained there.

If you want English news feeds, you have to change the feed URLs (and possibly regular expressions) which are also located in
SamCous Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  New member
Thank you, also is there any way to get spotify to work with the music player?
MerlinTheRed Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Partially, apparently. Check out this page of the Rainmeter manual:…

You need to find the PlayerName variable and set it to Spotify. It looks like you will be able to control it, but the song progress, album cover and rating won't work.
Eoin1539 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2014
How do I get spotify to display the album art on the music player? And also I've an orangey kinda background and it's not that visible, any suggestions? 
MerlinTheRed Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm afraid album art is not supported for spotify. See here:…

For the background I would suggest you increase the alpha value to make it more visible. In you'll find the variable BackgroundColor under the Appearance section. Increase the last number to make the background more opaque. Possible values are 0(completely transparent) to 255(completely opaque).
Co0866 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Ok, but this works: [link]
MerlinTheRed Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. The comma was included in the link. I fixed it.
Co0866 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Hello, the link to the weather icons doesn't seem to work.
Joergermeister Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Boahh, das Teil ist so der Hammer. Ich verwende es in fast allen meiner Rainmeter-Desktops. Gerade das Wetter ist so cool mit den minimal b/w icons. Würde mir wirklich auch eine horizontale Version wünschen, wahlweise für 3, 5, 9 Tage Vorschau, das wäre unschlagbar.
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