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XYZ Rainmeter Pack 1.3

Some simple configs I made for AveDesk-SysStats originally, now made for Rainmeter. I recommend you use this instead of the AveDesk version. Although i'm a new user to Rainmeter but i'm already liking it a lot for the following reasons...

• It's being updated regularly.
• It does has a x64 version (me being a 64 bit user, matters a lot).
• Very less memory footprint.
• Bug less (I didn't encounter any bugs).

As I said I'm new to Rainmeter and this is my first attempt at making a Rainmeter config, so if you come across any problem let me know. And it is now official that I suck at making previews. :(

See how it looks on Desktop...

• I Feel Green

If someone is still interested in the AveDesk version get it here.


What's New...

• Redone all the images again from scratch.
• Added a new config "XYZ Hybrid Corner".
• Didn't made any bonus version this time.
• Though added a special version in both "XYZ Hybrid" and "XYZ Bookmark".
• Changed the fonts to Segoe UI, Century Gothic (My New Fav.) and Swis721 Cn BT D Type.

So you get the following...

• XYX Clock (Light and Dark)
• XYZ Bookmark (Light, Light Special, Dark and Dark Special)
• XYZ Hybrid (Light, Light Special, LIght Corner, Dark, Dark Special and Dark Corner)
• Required Fonts
• A Readme file
• And a preview image (which sucks)


So, now lets get on with the requirements, installation and how-to's...

You are only gonna require Rainmeter, the latest version (though I tested this on the latest beta version "1.2 r357").

• Get Rainmeter 1.1 installer 32bit
• Get Rainmeter 1.1 installer 64bit
• Get Rainmeter 1.2 Beta installer 32bit
• Get Rainmeter 1.2 Beta installer 64bit



• Install Rainmeter if yoy haven't already.
• Unzip the Pack.
• Install the fonts in the fonts folder.
• Copy-Paste the "XYZ Bookmark", "XYZ Clock" and "XYZ Hybrid" folder to the following directory...

Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name\My Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\

Windows Vista and 7:
C:\Users\Your Name\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins

• Now Start Rainmeter.
• Right click on the Rainmeter icon in the Systray.
• Configs → then select XYZ config one each from XYZ Clock, XYZ Hybrid and XYZ Bookmark.
• And your done.


How to setup the XYZ Hybrid's to "show the weather of your city" and "your usename & password for Gmail"...

• Once you have loaded any of the "XYZ Hybrid" config, it'll appear on the desktop, right click on it.
• In the drop down menu go to...

Skins Menu → Edit Skin...

• It'll open the .ini file in notepad.
• 40-50 lines down You'll find [Variables], here I have mentioned how to enter your location code and also how to get the temprature in Fahrenheit instead of Celsius.
• Some lines below You will also get "User=" and "Password=", enter your Gmail username and password here, make sure you only enter the value before "" otherwise it won't work.
• Save the file and exit.
• Now Right click again on the "XYZ Hybrid" config go to...

Skins Menu → Refresh Skin

• Now it'll show the current temprature of your location and unread mail count for your Gmail account.


Known Issues...

• with "XYZ Hybrid" Light, dark, Light special and Dark special...
... When set to Fahrenheit and the temprature is in 3 figures, the value may not fit the background.

•with "XYZ Hybrid" Light and Dark Corner...
... There may be times when the Weather Condition (description) doesn't fit in the background, though not sure sure how long the current condition text can be 'coz the longest i get for my Location is "widespread Dust" it fits well inside the background.


I hope some of you like it.
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ieasky Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
very nice!like it
zhyjljj Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
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zhyjljj Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
badbian Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Good Job!!
Mytheyes Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
very Nice~~~so lovely~
sgtluax Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
Beautiful, I really like the date skin
kpasha Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
this is a great skin for a very minimal desktop. can u help me change the mail from gmail to yahoo?
BlackZircon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
This is great! Sorry, but can you help me get a version of the bookmark (dark), and the clock (dark) vertical? Thanks :)
Markin-RJ Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Great work :thumbsup: :D
OtisBee Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
looks fabulous. too bad it's only supporting gmail and not any other random email service, tho.
but still: great work! :clap:
Saviourking120 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Can you give me the exact link to find my weather code? I've looked all over but I'm finding nothing!
Scott-Evo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
What Location\city\country are you from?
Revan1118 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IzzuThug Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
awesome, wasn't using rainmeter for awhile and then came back to it just now. would be awesome if you could include some of the system resources
daveydavey Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
could you possibly do a coupl more colours!? Would really love a red one! Great work btw
mashuno711 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
This is awesome, I love it. I have 2 questions though.

1. Is there a way to change the clock to a 12 hour format and not 24 hour?

2. I removed "&unit=m" but my temperature still shows C. Is there a way to change it so it appears as F?
Scott-Evo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Glad that you like it, thanks. :thanks:


• Yes you can right click on the clock and skin Menu → Edit skin...

• When the notepad opens look for or find [MeasureHour]

• Here change "Format=%H" to "Format=%I".

• Save the file, right click on the clock and
skin Menu → Refresh skin


• Edit the skin.

• Look for [MeterTemp].

• Here look for the value Postfix="c" and change it to Postfix="f".

Done. :dance:
mashuno711 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Thanks for the reply. It's all fixed now, so thanks again! :D
Dr1T Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010

Really great work, simple and nice.:heart:
But I have a little issue actually. When I launch a game the bookmark gets off its position automaticlly and I don't know how to fix that

I would apreciate a lot if someone helped me, because it's quite anoying
Scott-Evo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
It should not happen, dunno what is causing it. But try these steps...

• Right click on the Bookmark config
• Go to Skin Menu
• Make sure the following are selected...
→ Draggable
→ Save Position
→ Snap Edges
→ Keep on Screen

Try it.

I play some games with different resolution than my default desktop resolution but it never happened to me.

gogo111 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
How to change gmail with yahoo mail? I use Yahoo, not gmail. Thank you :)
Scott-Evo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Sorry for the late reply. :(

I'm also new to Rainmeter Skinning, so i don't have much idea to do the same. Once i figure it out, i'll let you know.

gogo111 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Ok. Thanks :)
randev Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
On my desk buddy :)
firstfooter Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lovin' this!!!

neiio Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome thanks for the conversion. :thumbsup:
zuhtu79 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Behelit Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this going in my next desktop bro, thx and welcome on rainmeter :D
Behelit Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
already using it on my desktop with some minot changes [link]
yes it's alot colder at my place lol, take care and have fun :)
SN37 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice :D
Del11boy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Great Work! :+fav:
jacksmafia Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Good job keep it up
toastbrotpascal Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Nice work :)
deviantcoolspot Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Good job, bro.
beq24 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
thank you...:worship:
umar123 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
lovely :love:
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