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Enigma by Kaelri Enigma by Kaelri
Preview background: Scottish Highlands by boysetsfire.

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Update: Enigma 4 Patch 1 (16 September 2012)

I've added some of the performance improvements and bug fixes made since the release of Enigma 4. Please check the Issues List to see which issues have been addressed. :)

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Update: Enigma 4 (7 August 2012)

It looks like I managed to beat the one-year anniversary of 3.1, if only by four days. :)

First, some news. One: I need to give special thanks to smurfier, who has been a huge help to me this cycle. Among many other things, he's contributed his latest features from LuaCalendar, and he's tightened up some of my code considerably. If you like what you see in Enigma 4, be sure to thank him.

Two: I've decided to jump on the Chrome bandwagon and simplify my version numbering. The next stable update will be Enigma 4. After that will be 5, 6, 7, etc. If I need to do patches, they'll still use decimals (e.g. 4.1, 4.2).

Three: the Enigma source code is now being hosted on GitHub. So if you want to see, test, and give feedback on new features before the beta, you can "Watch" the project page on GitHub and follow Enigma's development in real time. :)

Now, on to the new stuff. :)

A new tool lets you search for and set your weather code entirely from within Enigma.

Variants now work the way they used to: just right-click a skin and pick from the "Variants" menu. No more of that frustrating double-clicking on an invisible background.

Speaking of backgrounds, all skins now have a shadow that appears on mouseover. This makes it easier to grab skins and move them around.

All-new skins include Process, which shows your top Windows processes by CPU usage; a Reader variant for the taskbar; and a Volume variant for the sidebar.

Taskbar skins now automatically resize to fit their contents.

Many, many new options. The old options are smarter, too: you can now add your Gmail account with or without "", and Google Calendar feeds with or without "/basic". You can also right-click any individual option to restore the default.

The Calendar skin now lets you display your personal events from a local XML file. You can also choose to have the Google Calendar skin write an XML file with your upcoming appointments.

It's much easier to add new tabs to Notes and Reader. Instructions will be added to the FAQ in the near future (see below).

These are just the highlights. As always, you'll find a complete changelog in the release notes.

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Enigma is a featured "suite" for the Windows system monitoring application, Rainmeter. It's a library of desktop gadgets that you can choose from, arrange and configure however you want.

A neutral, minimalist design that goes well with a wide range of themes, wallpapers and color schemes.
Over 100 customization options in a user-friendly panel, no programming skills required.
Up to 7 variants for each skin, including "Sidebar" and "Taskbar" styles that stack neatly and snap together.
Support for "stylesheets" - third-party modification packages that completely change the look and feel of the entire suite. New stylesheets can be installed and turned on or off in seconds.
Three pre-made themes that fit your computer screen right out of the box.

Enigma also includes a full range of standard skins for a Rainmeter suite, including clocks and calendars that show your personal events; feed readers that support RSS, Atom, Gmail, Google Calendar and Remember The Milk; notepads; picture slideshows; media player controls and album art displays for over 16 players; application launchers and search engines; weather forecasts powered by Yahoo! Weather; and numerous system and network monitors, including CPU, RAM, volume, drive space, WiFi status, IP address, recycle bin state, and more.

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Enigma has been downloaded over 330,000 times alone, and over 2 million times bundled with Rainmeter, which chose Enigma as its default theme in 2009. It has been featured several times by Lifehacker, Windows Magazine and Computer Bild, and spent over two years as the #1 most popular work in deviantArt's Skins and Themes category.

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License & Credits

See here for a list of credits and license information for this software.

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Issues List
Forum Thread

Please don't post help requests on deviantArt. Use the forum thread instead. It really helps to keep everything in one place. :)

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For more information, visit the official website.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-02-25
Enigma by ~Kaelri If it wasn't for spinegrinder, I wouldn't have seen this. I can't believe I missed it. If you don't have this awesome suite, then I can't believe you either :p ( Suggested by MidnightExigent and Featured by mrrste )
Jak575 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 2, 2016
Im having an issue in which the sidebars don't display any icons. When I go into the settings for the taskbars, the icons and applications are all there, but they aren't on the task bar, so I can't simply click on the application to open it. Is there a way to manually assign the applications to the task bar? Please help
X33STORM Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
Been using this for ages, heavily modified of course but i'd love to see an update to it.. Adapted some other things to it, but mostly what i'd like to see is a A-Z harddrive Read/Write for the sidebar. Using one adapted for the bottom, but it's hidden behind windows since i can't spare the vertical space.
Temetka Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2016
I just found this and I think it's the BEST theme I have ever seen.

By nature I like my PC's desktop to be minimal, so I have added these things to the right sidebar and disabled everything else:


How do I get the sidebar background to go all the way down to my windows taskbar?

I love how configurable this is, you've done excellent work. Even though I might not be taking advantage of all of this theme's features, I am sure there are people out there who do. Thank you for what I am sure was a massive amount of effort to create this theme.

EDIT: I set the taskbar height to 0. That allowed the sidebar to fully go from the top of my screen to the bottom.
skk89 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
I would appreciate if an could help me with these queries.
1) whenever I click the mail icon, it opens the support page. I need to open my mail account and how to that?
2) How to add our own shortcuts in the enigma taskbar?
MrCreeper1008 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
what is the clock in the middle?
btw, this rainmeter skin is AWESOME
Temetka Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
It's a samurize thing called Arcs. If you go to the first page of the comments thread (oldest comments) they talk about it there.
MrCreeper1008 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
thx :-)
akirademonwolf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
does have a trojan my antivirus just removed it!!!
Lykosys Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1) Has antivirus.
2) 3 exclamation points.

Me thinks you aren't too tech-savy. Antivirus tend to misdiagnose frequently. 
akirademonwolf Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah and it fucked up my computer so dont talk shit
gregory2001 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
I just re-installed.  Perfect.  You were already told to check your computer.  Of course it doesn't work.  How can an "antivirus" remove a trojan?
akirademonwolf Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its the truth
gregory2001 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
For you.  For the rest of us who know computers and how to take care of them it works perfectly.  Which "antivirus" are you using?
gregory2001 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
Not true.  Check your computer.
Adaptainer Featured By Owner Edited Oct 26, 2015
Makes me want to update my desktop image..thanks for share.
Sarvian Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
simply super
Kloul Featured By Owner Edited Sep 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
When i installed it, it doesnt show the top and left sidebars how can i fix this?

edit: NVM i fixed it, some of them weren't active, had to do it manually. thanks :)
Melonslise Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
Can someone pls tell me what the little search bar and the text thingy saying Enigma 4 next to the clock is? looks nice a phuuuuuc
msgwhitefox Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
my music won't show from spotify, but all the buttons still work. any idea what's going on?
aymanhouta Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
please anyone have a link for dowload this skin
AdminBug Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
What's the background in the screenshot.
BaktiNagari Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Tarimo kasi, Pak...
JGTuba Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Is there a way to edit which drives it looks at? Or to be able to have more than 3 drives?
avaldiviesomx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
be careful the file has a troyan
gregory2001 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
No.  It doesn't.  Know what you are doing before you post here.
StormFireRealm Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
have you drop this skin? v5 not come out in years now.
Z-Gamez Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
For some reason the music player is not showing the art or the song that is playing and im just trying to get some help on this!
ImageCreativeCreator Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
same with me ( ussing spotify)
thenelmeister Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
When I download this skin it tells me that woeid is a virus. I think that is what lets you change the the location. Can anyone help?
Arnie77 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Nice Work !!!

But fix this... in your Process.ini

Z-Gamez Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
senjuroman Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Seems awesome man! 
SunnyTeater Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
The Spotify Player (Sidebar) doesn´t work.  No Title, no artist.. nothing.  
mattrickcode Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
The NowPlaying plugin for Rainmeter currently doesn't have full Spotify support. Source:… I currently have a ticket open to add full support:…
micheleeel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
So For the world weather you have 3 options but I'm confused on how to set the time in each on as of now they all show the same and inccorect time 
btw i want the clocks to show Atlanta USA, Tokyo Japan, and Seoul South Korea
dlfurman Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Very cool!
Thank you
DestatiDreamXIII Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool! Definitely gonna try this out. I love out sleek and uncluttered this is :)
YourNewStepdad Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
how would i completely remove the old taskbar to just have the enigma one?
micheleeel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Right click on your tool bar and click properties a window should come up and select auto hide taskbar 
hope I helped ☻
sammysosa3 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
I also need to know this.
Sentinel-Art Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015   Digital Artist
For th email, how do I make th mails that are only important to show up?
Tyr-Van Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Is there any hope of an Enigma 5, Kaelri? I've just updated my monitors and moved to an i7, and would love this skin to have an update.
TylerYates Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
I really like this setup exactly the way it is in the preview image, can anyone tell me which skin is where please :)
robert0022 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
i want to know how to change the size of sidebar (black region)
meazurali89 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
im getting "rainmeter stop working" after using this,any of you have this problem too?
TheThirteenthDay Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm gonna sound stupid, but...

How do I make mine look like yours? I'm in Windows 10, but setting it up should be the same as windows 8 or 7.
MechaAegis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
How to add a second HDD and change the default one to SSD?

Also, I am on Desktop and I don't need to know the power percentage, how can I remove it?

Thank You.
ConsoleViking Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
How can i get the weather, I'm new to this and super confused
StormFireRealm Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
setup the weather on the main windows when you 1st launch enigma
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