Remember those widgets older versions of Windows such as Vista and 7 had? Well Rainmeter can do them too.
The only difference is it does them way, way better. So, pretty much Rainmeter is a tool for Windows that lets you do what Microsoft doesn’t (kind of) – CUSTOMIZE. The way it works is easy, you download and install a skin, load it and now it’s in your desktop. Do that a couple times and now you got a layout. Your first layouts may not be that good looking but you’ll get better at it after some hours.
There is already a huge amount of Rainmeter skins that have been made but you can easily create new ones if they don’t suit you. Writing a new skin can be pretty easy since the programming language it uses isn’t hard to understand. You can start making new skins by analyzing and editing code from similar ones that already exist. If you find yourself having trouble you can use the Rainmeter forum since their community is really nice and they never hesitate to help.
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How to use Rainmeter?
Start by going to their site and downloading Rainmeter. When it’s done downloading install it the same way you’d install any other software. Once the installation is done you will see some new stuff on your desktopThose are the default skins. You can move them around, edit them or unload them. Just right click on one of the widgets and you’ll see the settings and more. Now that you know how to use skins let’s move to the next title.
Where can I get more skins?
Some links you might find helpful:
Their site – Rainmeter’s official site
Reddit– Rainmeter’s subreddit
Make Windows Look Better – A series of tutorials