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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 )
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  New member
how would i completely remove the old taskbar to just have the enigma one?
sammysosa3 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
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.
C-H-A-S-M Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Digital 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  New member
i want to know how to change the size of sidebar (black region)
meazurali89 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  New member
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  New member
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
hemdile Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  New member
How do I make it exactly like it is in the preview. I'm new to rainmeter so I need a little help.
Kougeru Featured By Owner Edited Dec 17, 2014
Love this skin. Is still V5 still actually happening? 
StormFireRealm Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  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
This is really cool. Thank you very much
FictionYuuka Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
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? 
buzzit33 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
hello, world 1, 2, 3 issue with time zone does not change in my case. i have change location name and weather but time zone still the same in all.
MattRaiser Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Probably sounds silly asking this, but anyone know how to make the desktop background blurry behind the sidebars?
Tagojen Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Anyone know how to make the shadow that appears on mouse over a permanent thing? Calendar is difficult to read on my wallpaper and I would like to make the shadow permanent for ease of use.
djastral232 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
doez anyone has problem with sidebar recycle icon?

it doesnt update the number of items when i delete or restore files/folders, and when i left-click it to open the recycle window it zeroes the number of items....

also did u manage to feed your google-calendar'sevents? i did everything right, but still gcal shows "no items found"... why?
Schreifisch Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

I had the same issue with the calendar disappearing in the month November. Here is the solution that helped me:


1. Go locate your calendar.lua

    It should be in \Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Enigma\resources\Measures\


2. Open calendar.lua with an editor your comfortable with and move to line 186 or just search:


    local tbl = BuiltInEvents()


    Replace the entire line with:


    local tbl = BuiltInEvents{year = Date.year, today =, month = Date.month}


3. Save and reload the skin and now November should show up.


Hope this helps. :-)

timuyki Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Plebenant Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fixed it for me! Thanks!
StevilKnevil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Awesome! Fixed my October!
Necroguru Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
This solved it for me! Thank you for posting this solution! :D
timuyki Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
I don't know what happened to my calendar. I just noticed earlier that the numbers (days) didn't show up. I tried installing Enigma again but it still dont show the numbers.

hoevelkamp Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Same here. Solves itself next month, happens only for November. Sorry, I'd like a solution too.
esullivan Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2014
Anyway to add another taskbar?  Also, is there a way to may the launcher icon only icons bigger?
Santhe Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Is there any way to get the taskbar clock to show the time in a 24-hour format?
Huggi9 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
  1. Open up Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Enigma\Taskbar\Clock\
  2. Under the [MeasureText] header, change Format="%#I.%M" to Format="%H.%M"
  3. Comment out (by inserting ; at the start of each line) the entire [MeasureLabel] section. This will remove the AM/PM text.
  4. Save and then refresh the config. Done!

It might be a good idea to make a backup before editing just in case you ever want to return it to default without reinstalling the entire suite...
jsloan89x Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
it keeps crashing every time i try to load enigma until i delete enigma from the skins folder then it works fine.. help
Eroth-14 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Am I the only one that's having issues with the taskbar recycler? All of the images are clipped in half, and I can't seem to fix it, even after deleting and reinstalling Enigma.
Gwalsby Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
I know this was already said but how does one show processes on the taskbar
Woolybear96 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
How do I make the processes show?
Eonity Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Any chance this will support a calendar service other than Google's?
derbyrodriguez Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Really great suite, awesome work!! Is there any chance of a Windows 8 logo for the Explorer?
Hankced Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Where do we download??
Kousssay Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Where can I find the clock in the center?
NoahSeyarn Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally a good Rainmeter set, with complete customization ! Love it, i'll use it for a long time :D
d7u8d9e Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
as soon as I install the suite, rainmeter crashes. Any way to fix this?
michaelzalukhu Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
how do you hide the Windows toolbar?
stilfro Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
is there a way to link the media player display to spotify?
jeff106 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you ever plan on adding support for GPU monitoring?
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