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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 )
seeru001 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
how did u get that circular dock kinda feature in d centre??
and my sidebar only works for the rightmost position!
can u help plz?!
SkyBreeze26 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
Love the style
Min34itAT Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
Nice :D
NenadRaf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
Thanks! :)
kingdragon01 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
It wont work for me:( It keeps saying download failed:(
It let me get your other skins, but never this one! Am I doing something wrong?
BurningOtaku Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For those who are struggling with the weather, here's the fix:
Find the "" file in the path "C:\Users\[YourName]\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Enigma\resources\Measures" (could be different for you)
and replace everything with the following code:

It changes the way it gets the data from Yahoo. Yahoo broke kinda every skin out there at the moment.

Credits to artyom and jsmorley  on the Rainmeter forum!

Edit: You'll have to find the weather codes on Yahoo Weather and change the codes in the file under "..\resources\User".
BLACKGHOSTnet Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Weather code finder dont work :-(
BurningOtaku Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look at my comment for the fix.
BLACKGHOSTnet Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
 dont work ((
Im replace everything in 
""  and change the codes in the "" (
NinthTome Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
ninjadude452 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016
hey, im new to deviant art. is there a certain button to click to download or do you rightclick and save the image.
Stottpot Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
Hey man same thing happened to me, the download button is always located on the right. But in this case this is a skin for the program rainmeter and not an image (although you can right click and save the image if you wanted to haha). It's essentially a customization program and these skins that are created by people have different stuff in them. Google it for more info :)
Stottpot Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
Sorry guys pretty new to this whole thing so any help would be greatly appreciated. First off i wanted to completely remove the windows task bar to use the enigma one. How do you do that? 
Also when using two screens, whenever i disconnect the second screen everything that was there jumps on to my screen. Does anyone know a good skin or methods that set stuff to only appear on the second screen when it is connected. Cheers in advanced :)
anja1226 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
Is this skin working on windows 10?
Luc0900 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016
Yes it is, i am currently running it now on Windows 10.
huskyfish Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
Strangely, IObit's Malware Fighter detects RainRGB4.exe as a trojan, but VirusTotal recognizes it as safe. None of my other scanners found it dangerous either.
Any idea what might have caused this?
quibble42 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
Hi! I just downloaded this 07/07/2016, a few reportables :)

1.) I do believe that Facebook has deleted the ability to add RSS feed to anything (A quick or google search will agree).
2.) Google no longer puts XML buttons as the calendar sharing button, it is now a button that says "ICAL".

Tanks :D
MishaRom Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016
Where could I get the clock in the middle from. (shown on the preview)
ZiegeUK Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  New Deviant
I was also wondering this?
Artbyoh2abq Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016
Awesome - Love the additional items included. I am having a few issues with setup though.  gmail account info does not save, yahoo weather does not load even though I chose my site in weather, 1st world - 3rd world nothing loads.  Also configuring launcher items doe not stay permanent ie launcher firefox and I tye in path and it immediately reverts back to chrome.  Same with gmail config.  Is there something else that needs to be done?

OffensiveExile Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
This broke all of my other rainmeter skins.
gregory2001 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Then you don't know what you are doing.
OffensiveExile Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
I admit I don't but when one skin completely resets all of my others, I'm going to be a little annoyed about it.
gregory2001 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
"One skin" did not do that.  You did.
OffensiveExile Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016
LucianoBAF Featured By Owner May 30, 2016
For those who are facing problems with SPOTIFY when using the Now Playing skin:
I just put some lines of code of another skin called "Spotify Player", aviable at the Rainmeter Forum. 
[MeasureMediaPlayer] -> PlayerType=FILE
[MeasureTrack]->Type=TrackName -> Substitute="":"Track"
Tagojen Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
Please could you update to remove dependecy on Yahoo! xml data as it is no longer compatible. I really like this skin, and the sunrise/set, moon phase, and weather are a big part of that.
Foaryon Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't get the location thing to work. Its shows me no city or coordiantes, just the world orb :o
Henke1706 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Is it possible to download the 3.1 version anywhere. I preferred the launcher in that version.
xGoldColossus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been trying to get the music portion to work with foobar2000. I downloaded the foobar plug-in and it shows the album art but the play/next/etc buttons don't work. Has anyone else has this issue and found a fix?
CAGUEINOLIXO Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Thank you, great work!
jimbear Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
It appears that the XML weather feed from Yahoo! has stopped working or has become unreliable. A very kind person has posted a fix in another forum. Please show him your appreciation.…
pdigit1 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, works great
LokiMofo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
I love this setup!
dimaz29 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016
i love this
silviachris Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
That's amazing! What language do you used? C++ I'm Java programmer but I don't know how do this in Java! ;)
wrose Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
First of all, amazing work, love what you've put together!
Has the Enigma 5 project officially been shelved?  I've been using your skin pack for Rainmeter for years but a few things have recently broken and are out of date.  I'm wondering if I need to move on or if updates will be coming.  Thanks!
halfduck Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
In the screenshot above there's two charts under the country and ran. One says 26% the other says 2%. Any idea what those stats are for?
VasiliosA Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
It is the System.Graph. Most Probably shows CPU Core Usage or CPU-RAM usage
Atlas--I8I Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
Since a few days, I have problems with any Weather and World skins of this theme (they isn't show informations).
I have Enigma since 4 to 5 years and all the problems I have had have been solved, but not the current problem I have.

Anyone have the same problem ?

Sorry if my english is not correct but I'm french.
VasiliosA Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
Yes I have the same problem and I just noticed it...
Crsarts Featured By Owner Edited Mar 28, 2016
Open Folder  Rainmeter\Skins\Enigma\@ Resources\Measures
Open with a Text editor

Change line

to this

Insert http://       .before

Save file and refresh skin
pdigit1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
This worked for a little bit, now it seems to have stopped working again, anyone else have this problem?
KyproSx Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
I saw this fix on reddit but when I attempted to do it, it didn't work for me, I set the location code and everything, refreshed and still nothing, maybe I did something wrong?
skywind88 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 29, 2016
URL=h ttp://
I use this and it works.
pdigit1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
This worked for a little bit, now it seems to have stopped working again, anyone else have this problem?
Pedro9666 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Works like a charm! Thanks!
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