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Is Rainmeter still useful with Win7? What do you use it for?

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I used Rainmeter, Rocket dock etc when I had XP. They gave added functionality, more attractive etc. I wasn't very interested in PCs so had far less screen real estate.

Now with Win7, a fan controller that shows voltages and temps, the RoG LEEd mobo readout, a 1920x1080px monitor(s) and the Win7 task bar, I can't see the point of Rainmeter. You can pin folders, software and even URL shortcuts to the taskbar. I don't need an email showing thing as Chrome displays a pop up. I'm anal (no jokes ) about data storage so each kind of media is on an individual drive. One for films, one for music, one for TV shows and one for work.

What do you guys use it for? Has it lost a lot of uses with Win7?

Thanks
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I hide everything and use rocketdock only.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by calavera View Post
I hide everything and use rocketdock only.
Because?
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Because?
To make it look nice...?
post #5 of 8
I use rainmeter.
Monitor temps and hard drive space.
Rss news, feeds, tweets, mail, shortcuts also to blow visitors minds when thet see how cool it all looks on 2 monitors!
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post #6 of 8
I use a few things from rainmeter and also use rocketdock. Mostly I just like the way it keeps my desktop looking tidy and uncluttered.
post #7 of 8
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Thanks all.

TBH, I haven't really read a good reason for it here.

Temps from the fan monitor (and doesn't Rainmeter need a third party app to measure temps running such as Everest?).

HDD space - easy enough in 'My Computer'.

Shortcuts are easy with Win 7's taskbar; to folders and software. I can fit 34 shortcuts on my taskbar; that doesn't include the pinned icons within the shortcuts. I only have 26.

Uncluttered - I don't have any icons at all on my desktop. No need.

Thanks for the replies but I haven't been convinced. Perhaps RSS feeds but I keep a pinned googlereader tab in Chrome.

I think Rainmeter's been replaced with increased functionality of other software... I'm still interested to see if anyone can convince me otherwise.
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post #8 of 8
I actually saw my system stability decrease while using Rocketdock and rainmeter.

I uninstalled them both after about a week.. I was having problems with windows randomly hanging on me. And programs would Not Respond more often.

Since then, all is well.
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