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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 )
davidbarcomb Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
This is really cool. Thank you very much
FictionYuuka Featured By Owner 5 days ago  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 5 days ago
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  New member
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. :-)

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