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Is there anyone that's really advanced in using rainmeter? Normally, I would play with it until I learned it by myself, but I'm more in the student mood at the moment and would love for someone to add me on MSN or Steam and talk me through the steps of getting it configured and looking really pretty. I'm using the ABP skin at the moment and don't know what to dooo...

Maybe even set up a take over my desktop thing so you can do it.

Anyone willing?
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What exactly are you having trouble with?

If you need help, feel free to talk to me on Steam with this same name.

Or at least, I think it's this name.
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I would say yes to anything else BUT rainmeter, I barely know anything about it..
If you want to install new skins just download the zip and extract it into your skins folder, then use rainbrowser to restart rainmeter.
    
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I wouldn't mind a bit of tutoring on this either, just got it installed. Don't even know how to move, add, remove change widgets how to customize themes or anything

(not trying to hi-jack your thread or anything )
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Originally Posted by Roweyi7 View Post
I wouldn't mind a bit of tutoring on this either, just got it installed. Don't even know how to move, add, remove change widgets how to customize themes or anything
Moving: Right click -> Skin Menu -> Draggable (Make it checked)
Click and drag it. Uncheck draggable to make sure you don't accidentally move it later.

If it's "stuck" on a corner, do text editing: Right Click -> Skin Menu -> Edit Skin.
The nice thing about Rainmeter is that it's organized pretty well. Usually, the top to bottom order of your widgets on your skin is kept in the same order in the text edit file.

Find the widget you want to move and find "X=" and "Y=". Assuming you know about cartesian coordinates, you should know that X= horizontal and Y= Vertical, and that +X = right, -X= left, -Y= down, +Y= up. Play around with the numbers until you get it right to where you want it to be.

With adding/removing: Rainbrowser.

Customizing fonts, text size, etc: Go into the Edit Skin menu (as shown above), find the "Font=" and such for the widget you want to change, and change it to any of the fonts you have in your C:/Windows/Fonts folder.

EDIT: If anyone needs help, feel free to talk to me on Steam. Pretty sure my username is the same as this one.
Edited by r31ncarnat3d - 3/1/11 at 12:13pm
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Added you, but nothing so far.

I wish rainmeter was more user friendly.
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Added you, but nothing so far.

I wish rainmeter was more user friendly.
Me to man :/
    
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What everyone else said about wanting Rainmeter to be moar n00b friendly. Well, I feel as though I'm a noob at it.
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post #9 of 16
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Big thanks to incarnated for helping me setup rainmeter. He was very patient and did everything I asked. Its definitely not noob friendly.

Will post screenshot soon.

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Edited by Simca - 3/1/11 at 6:33pm
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post #10 of 16
I made a thread just a couple posts down
http://www.overclock.net/other-softw...rainmeter.html

if anyone wants to see how mine is set up. I also list the skins I used.
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