Rainmeter is a free open source application for PC Windows 7 or higher. A platform that allows customizing the desktop, with various skins. With the Rainmeter app, you can display customizable skins on the desktop, from hardware usage meter skins to fully functional audio visualizers. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity. Rainmeter is open-source software distributed free of charge under the terms of the GNU GPL v2 license.
September 20, 2022 – 4.5.16 – Revision 3687Fixed Rainmeter: Fixed some crashing issues caused by the 4.5.15 release. Fixed NowPlaying: Corrected a crash issue and a SetPosition issue. Changed Languages: Updated localization strings for Ukrainian and Arabic. Changed Plugins: Only log the loading and unloading of plugins in Debug mode.
Windows 7 or above
November 29, 2021 – 4.5.6 – Revision 3573Fixed SysInfo: Corrected an issue with the NUM_MONITORS value for SysInfoType. Changed WiFiStatus: WiFiStatus was converted from a plugin to a measure. Changed Languages: Updated localization strings for Serbian (Latin and Cyrillic). Added WiFiStatus: Added [Quality] values to information returned by WiFiListStyle when WiFiInfoType is set to List. Added WiFiStatus: Added detection of WPA3-Enterprise and WPA3-Personal authentication methods. Added WiFiStatus: Added detection of BIP and GCMP encryption methods. Added WiFiStatus: Added WiFiInfoType of TXRATE to measure the theoretical maximum transmit speed in bits per second of the connection.
Windows 7 or above
November 17, 2021 – 4.5.5 – Revision 3565Fixed NowPlaying: Corrected some issues with WinAmp and AIMP media players. Thanks to community members deathcrafter for AIMP code and dr0biwan for WinAmp code. Changed Dialogs: When a Rainmeter dialog is moved to a second monitor, the Taskbar icon will follow to the correct monitor. Added String meter: Added TrailingSpaces option. When set to 1, any Text option enclosed in ” quotes ” will display leading and trailing spaces.
Windows 7 or above
October 4, 2021 – 4.5.4 – Revision 3550Fixed Auto Install: Corrected an issue with Auto Install with Windows 7. Changed Auto Install: Improved error logging when there are problems with Auto Install. Changed Manage: Disable Active Skins pull-down when no configs/skins are loaded.
September 24. 2021 – 4.5.3 – Revision 3546Fixed Measures: Corrected potential errors in IfCondition and Formula when the name of a measure started with characters other than the ASCII alphanumeric a-z/A-Z/0-9. Measures names can now safely start with or contain any printable letter, number or non-math punctuation or symbol from the ASCII / Extended ASCII character set, and any Unicode “letter/word” character from any language. Changed Net measures: Changed the default value for the Interface option from “0” to “Best”. Changed Languages: Updated localization strings for Indonesian, Polish and Vietnamese.
Rainmeter 4.5.0 has been released, it is the latest version of Rainmeter. Major additions and changes to Rainmeter 4.5.0. Version 4.5.0 Can be safely installed on top of earlier installations, the custom skins you have previously installed will not be lost or changed.
Before you install Rainmeter on your desktop, it’s a good idea to read the start page here.
Quoted from the Rainmeter 4.5.0 Release page following the additions and changes.
Added Auto Update to keep the version of Rainmeter current. See Auto Update documentation for details.
This will allow you to minimize (really eliminate) all CPU, GPU, Disk and Network usage by Rainmeter while you are for instance playing a full-screen game. See Game mode documentation for details.
Support for WinGet installations
Silent Installation of Rainmeter
Added the ability to do a “Silent Install” of Rainmeter from the command line. See Silent Install for details.
Start Rainmeter using Safe Start
You can now hold down CTRL while starting Rainmeter to load in Safe Start mode if you have a skin loaded that is preventing Rainmeter from starting normally.
Default starting values for configs
Added the ability to set default / starting values for the skin position and other options defined in the [ConfigName] sections in Rainmeter.ini. See Default Settings in the documentation for details.
Setting flags for WebParser
Added a Flags option to parent WebParser measures to enable setting some flags that change the behavior of WebParser when connecting to a remote resource. Details at Flags documentation.
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