Rainmeter is an open source and free desktop icon customization tool for Windows, developed under the GNU GPLv2 license. Common additional functionalities of Rainmeter skins include desktop organizers, RSS feed readers, weather widgets, system tools, game overlays, and music players. The user may also add their own themes and customizations to the software. The most advanced version of the software comes with over 50+ pre-installed skins and thousands of icons. Users can install the application from a CD or through the website interface.
A popular use of the software is Rainmeter skins that display information on the current condition of the world’s rain gauges. The tool enables the user to view a global overview of the quantity of precipitation in the area of their desktop. The global average precipitation shows the percent of the total precipitation that falls on the earth’s surface during a calendar month. This feature assists farmers and other individuals in assessing the state of the environment’s water resources.
Another popular use for Rainmeter skins is for desktop customization. The software allows the user to change the background and icons of the computer with customized expressions. For example, the expression “*green” can be used to create an automatically updating weather widget that displays green trees along with clouds, which helps the user keep track of the upcoming rain.
Desktop customization allows the user to change the desktop wallpaper, desktop icons, controls, and any other properties of the computer. Most people will not need to change the “taskbar” settings or options in the control panel because they will not require these features unless they plan to customize the appearance of the computer. The most common application for Rainmeter skins are illustrated at the attached illustration.
A beautiful rainmeter skin featuring a musical note can be attached to the front of the CPU. The skin will also work for other CPU models. When the skin is connected to the front of the CPU, the notes will play automatically in the background as the user works. This application is designed to run in conjunction with the Rainmeter software. When the Rainmeter software is not running, the rainmeter skins will play music as the user works.
All types of computers that are supported by Microsoft XP, Window 2020, Window Vista, and Windows Seven can use the rainmeter skins. In order to install the Rainmeter skins, the user must open the “Skins” folder where they can locate all the necessary skins for the currently running computer. The skins folder will typically appear at the base of the screen or within the start menu. After the user has selected the appropriate skins for the currently running computer, they can click on the “install” option found on the skins folder.