Of all the programs on my computer, Rainmeter has got be one of my favorites, and I feel obligated to share it with you all. Rainmeter is a free customization tool that enhances Windows PC with useful, compact applets that float freely on your desktop (much like Windows Sidebar gadgets, or dashboard widgets for the Mac). It allows users to keep track of things like CPU performance, news feeds, system resources, online data streams, blogs, tweets, etc.
There are many thousands of various different themes and skins available to download and install to customize Rainmeter to your liking.
Once you've downloaded the installer, go ahead and install it.
To add/remove gadgets or configure settings, right-click on the Rainmeter skin and choose the appropriate options. From here, you can set variants, change skin, edit skin parameters, change skin position, add widgets (for battery power, clock, disk, RSS feeds, network performance, memory, weather, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, etc) and much more.
The great thing about Rainmeter is that you enter all your settings via the GUI (Graphical user interface) interface which can be accessed by double clicking on the sidebar and then going to configuration, then once you entered them all, they’re saved for any theme you apply. This means you don’t have to go re-entering your settings each time you change theme.
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