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Instant Rainmeter Desktop Customization Tool How-to

Book Description

Learn how to customize your Windows desktop with Rainmeter

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.

  • Eases the learner into the features of Rainmeter

  • Build fun widgets and data readouts customized to your requirements

  • Pragmatic information that is designed to get you building and exploring with Rainmeter

  • In Detail

    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

    1. Instant Rainmeter Desktop Customization Tool How-to
      1. Instant Rainmeter Desktop Customization Tool How-to
      2. Credits
      3. About the Author
      4. About the Reviewer
      5. www.PacktPub.com
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
          1. Why Subscribe?
          2. Free Access for Packt account holders
      6. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Errata
          2. Piracy
          3. Questions
      7. 1. Instant Rainmeter Desktop Customization Tool How-to
        1. Installing Rainmeter (Simple)
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        2. Managing Rainmeter skin layout and composition (Simple)
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. There's more...
        3. Installing additional skins (Simple)
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        4. Adding captions to your wallpaper (Simple)
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        5. Adding dynamic captions to your desktop (Simple)
          1. Getting Ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        6. Building a bar graph cityscape (Intermediate)
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        7. Giving a label to Memory Plaza (Intermediate)
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        8. Adding more buildings in an efficient manner (Intermediate)
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        9. Turning your desktop into your personal art gallery (Intermediate)
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        10. Improving your memory with desktop Flashcards (Intermediate)
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
        11. Displaying and controlling music playback from your desktop (Advanced)
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        12. Putting the news on your desktop (Advanced)
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...
        13. Creating interactive Flashcards (Advanced)
          1. Getting ready
          2. How to do it...
          3. How it works...
          4. There's more...