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Instant Rainmeter Desktop Customization Tool How-to by Ken Lim

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Adding dynamic captions to your desktop (Simple)

We now expand on the previous skin by adding something more dynamic than a fixed line of text.

In the last recipe, we had a dog asking you if it is mealtime. That was pretty funny! Because to a dog, it is always mealtime!

Getting Ready

You should be familiar with creating a simple text skin like in the previous recipe.

How to do it...

  1. Create an entirely new skin entitled clock. Remember to:
    • Create a folder named clock
    • Create an empty text file named clock.ini inside the folder
  2. Type the following code into the clock.ini file:
    [Metadata] Name=Time Caption Author=You! Information=A very simple caption that tells the time Version=1 [Rainmeter] Update=30000 –- update every 30 seconds [TimeMetric] Measure=Time ...

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