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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 Thunderstatement and Featured by mrrste )
Kougeru Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago
Love this skin. Is still V5 still actually happening? 
StormFireRealm Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Interface Designer
just wondering how v5 is coming along?
gauravmenezes Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Thanks for the awesome skin. The look feels just great!

A few problems though. One being that with the Facebook and Gmail widgets, Webparser is not even loading the Facebook/Gmail notifs or unread.

Also, I have no idea why the music widget isn't showing what song I'm playing. I was playing songs through VLC Media Player and it was still showing that nothing was playing.

A bit of help regarding these problems? :/
kayekins Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
If you hadn't already done so, change up your settings on the Options skin in Enigma. The icon on the left with the music note is where you can set up which music player you want the widget to detect and show what music is playing. If you have already customized the skin to your liking using the Options skin and are still having problems, then I'm not sure what it is D;
kayekins Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
I recently got back into Rainmeter and immediately went looking for your skin! This was the very first skin I used and it's still the skin I prefer to use to this day. Everything is awesomeeeeee. Though the only question I have is if it's possible for the music player controls to not auto hide itself? I think my music player looks better with the controls staying put :) Thanks to those that took the time to read this! Pls help~
davidbarcomb Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  New member
This is really cool. Thank you very much
FictionYuuka Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  New member
If youre wondering how to change the color of the network graph for the upload side go to ur directory:
I have only tried it on enigma dark skin only
this how i done it go to ur directory:
Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Enigma\resources\Styles\Enigma Dark
on the variables edit the colorlink number its on rgb format so just experiment on the colors and save it…

so this how mine look after it…

Note: you are changing the colour in the option s i dont know if it will change the color of the skins

Credit for Kaelri for this wonderful rainmeter skin :)
FloorBird Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Not sure why, but every time I have a Gcal skin loaded, it's always saying "Waiting for data from WebParser." It happens with all Gcal skins. Perhaps it's because I haven't inputted my Gmail information anywhere? Where can I do this? Apart from this problem though, everything is working fine. I love the skin :clap:
gregory2001 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Is there a problem with GCal?
0liverr Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
The media player stopped working after I installed itunes 12...any ideas on how to fix it guys? 
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