Hello I am fairly new to desktop customization and just downloaded Rainmeter. The default skin of rainmeter loaded succesfully when the program finished installing, but when i try to apply a downloaded layout (after installing the skin file) - nothing happens. It won't load anything. But no error messege, no crashing, nothing. Simply won't do anything or load or change. I thought it';s a problem with a specific layour so I downloaded several more - all are confirmed as working and by trusted makers - and nothing works, so it's the Rainmeter program itself. I downloaded version 2.4 and I'm using Windows 7 Enterprise. What do I do? Also, how do I download a layout from this website? I enter a layout's page and I can't spot a download link.
07:02 pm, Tuesday, January 08, 2013 (5 months ago)
Yes. I click "refresh all" and everything shows up on the list. But - how do I apply them? how do I make it work? When i'm going to the "Layouts" tab and choose one then click "load" it either won't do anything like I wrote or would load only parts of the skin (like a few buttons, no wallpaper, etc') and in an awkward way - like it's not suitable with my resolution or something. Like the skin is taken all the way to one side and stuff like that.
I uninstalled my Rainmeter version (2.4 Final) and downloaded the 2.5 Beta version. Still the same problem - some it doesn't even load, some it loades only a small part of the skin, etc'. How do I load the layout as a whole? like the whole layout? isn't it supposed to be like that?
What happens when you try to load the ini file? With your mouse cursor hover over the skin you want to load in the skins list under rainmeter then hover over the pop up with the .ini and click on it. Just clicking on the skin won't load it. You have to click on the ini which is a sub menu that opens when your mouse hovers over the skin you wish to chose.
Okay, so I loaded the ini files one a time and it worked - but like "parts" pf the skin. If it's a side bar, then sidebar.ini was activated, task bar was activated by taskbar.ini etc'. Is that the way to do it? Are you applying layouts the same way? isn't there an option to apply the WHOLE layout at one time? I mean, eventually what I have differs a bit from whe pictures of it I saw in the page I downloaded it from. And how come the layouts don't include the wallpaper they have in the photos?
Because the skin creator has no idea what screen resolution the end user has, they do not always include a "layout" and seldom do they include the wallpaper (look for a link to the original wallpaper creator). Once you have the skin parts arranged the way you like them, go to Manage, Layouts, and save the current layout with a unique name. After doing that, you can re-load the layout exactly as you set it up by loading that newly named layout.