Instant Rainmeter Desktop Customization Tool How-to

Learn how to customize your Windows desktop with Rainmeter
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Instant Rainmeter Desktop Customization Tool How-to

Ken Lim

Learn how to customize your Windows desktop with Rainmeter

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ISBN 139781782160267
Paperback70 pages

Book Description

Rainmeter lets you create and place custom widgets and readings on your Windows Desktop. Rainmeter is easy to pick up and is open to experimentation, giving the tinkerer a great starting point to learn how to hack.

Instant Rainmeter Desktop Customization How-to is a friendly tour of the Rainmeter application. You’ll learn how to create some nifty projects using easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams. Each project is followed with a deep dive of the code employed to provide an understanding of exactly how the project works.

This practical book will teach you how to customize your Windows desktop from a simple static wallpaper image into a dynamic data panel.

Starting from a simple task, you will learn how to add captions to your desktop and how to turn your desktop into your personal art gallery. Going deeper into Rainmeter, you will learn how to get really creative by building a cityscape out of bar graphs. You will be shown Rainmeter’s extensive set of out of the box tools as well as how to create useful tools for yourself, such as interactive flashcards.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Rainmeter Desktop Customization Tool How-to
Installing Rainmeter (Simple)
Managing Rainmeter skin layout and composition (Simple)
Installing additional skins (Simple)
Adding captions to your wallpaper (Simple)
Adding dynamic captions to your desktop (Simple)
Building a bar graph cityscape (Intermediate)
Giving a label to Memory Plaza (Intermediate)
Adding more buildings in an efficient manner (Intermediate)
Turning your desktop into your personal art gallery (Intermediate)
Improving your memory with desktop Flashcards (Intermediate)
Displaying and controlling music playback from your desktop (Advanced)
Putting the news on your desktop (Advanced)
Creating interactive Flashcards (Advanced)

What You Will Learn

  • Customize your Windows desktop with Rainmeter widgets
  • Download and mix and match other widgets for a truly unique style
  • Develop a solid understanding of core Rainmeter concepts from which to start building
  • Turn your desktop into a live gallery
  • Create interactive widgets to control your music collection, or to improve your memory
  • Make your desktop truly dynamic and interactive
  • Invent a news widget that displays headlines
  • Create text widgets that display custom messages

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Instant Rainmeter Desktop Customization Tool How-to
Installing Rainmeter (Simple)
Managing Rainmeter skin layout and composition (Simple)
Installing additional skins (Simple)
Adding captions to your wallpaper (Simple)
Adding dynamic captions to your desktop (Simple)
Building a bar graph cityscape (Intermediate)
Giving a label to Memory Plaza (Intermediate)
Adding more buildings in an efficient manner (Intermediate)
Turning your desktop into your personal art gallery (Intermediate)
Improving your memory with desktop Flashcards (Intermediate)
Displaying and controlling music playback from your desktop (Advanced)
Putting the news on your desktop (Advanced)
Creating interactive Flashcards (Advanced)

Book Details

ISBN 139781782160267
Paperback70 pages
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