Wall Mirrored

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    *Featured Desktop on Lifehacker.com*

    While looking at minimalistic wallpapers, I found this wallpaper and an idea sparked in my head. Wouldn't it be cool to have desktop information "reflected" in the mirrors of the wallpaper? I thought so, especially since I hadn't previously seen something like this done.

    What's In this Desktop:
    [Wallpaper:]
    - Link. What you see in the screen shot is a slightly modified version I did to accommodate for the task bar.

    [Icons:]
    - Devine Icons-2

    [Taskbar:]
    The invisible taskbar can be found here.

    [Rainmeter:]
    - 10-Foot HUD
    - Simple Sentence for the weather temps and conditions.
    - Lines for the RAM and CPU measures

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    Full-Size screen shot of the desktop.

    I have this entire suite bundled in a Rainstaller file for easy installation! (Scaled to 1440x900) AND now since the amount of traffic I got to download this file, I have moved a fixed installer to a file hosting site:
    [Here]

    If the Rainstaller doesn't work for you:
    Then download the zip archive of the skins at the link below. Just copy the skins into the Rainmeter directory in My Documents and restart Rainmeter.
    [Here]

    Have any comments, tips, or tweaks you think it could use? Let me know!

    Sr_X, j_lawendy, and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. D4RkR41n 35 months ago | reply

      Its true, I actually did a physical test in my bathroom prior to making this to make sure I did it right!

    2. naaamo2004 35 months ago | reply

      not profitable, but very cool :D
      congrats for being featured on lifehacker!

      and, the reflections are correct!

    3. Amarrok 35 months ago | reply

      ok, @D4Rk[]R41n I got the file "WallMirrors2.rmskin" do you want me to mirror it in case mediaFire has an overload of calls again?

    4. D4RkR41n 35 months ago | reply

      @Amarrok: No prob, feel free to host it!

    5. Amarrok 35 months ago | reply

      ok, here it is: goo dot gl/pdOrY

      You'll have to copy and paste the URL since flickr is not allowing a linked url string. :(

      and of course change the space dot space to no space . no space :D Stupid flickr

    6. gareth1074 35 months ago | reply

      Hi, I have rainmeter 2.1.0 beta and tried to install this but it comes up with error saying: Unable to create file:Addons/Rainstaller/Rainstaller.exe... and then gives me another error saying :Error in elevated process:Install failed....
      After all of this rainmeter crashes.. Anyone have any ideas....

    7. D4RkR41n 35 months ago | reply

      @gareth1074: Not sure what the issue is... try re-downloading the installer from here:

      dl.dropbox.com/u/2018452/WallMirrors.rmskin

      Good luck!

    8. domshyra 35 months ago | reply

      how do i do that with the toolbar. its not working for me. says my service pack is too new. also i cant seem to change all my icons tried some software

    9. D4RkR41n 35 months ago | reply

      @domshyra: For customizing the icons on the task bar, I just customized the icons to the programs (Right click on program > Properties > Shortcut tab > Change icon), then pinned the program. No software. Hope that helps!

    10. Kytsumy 35 months ago | reply

      wow looks fantastic you ...!!!

    11. D4RkR41n 35 months ago | reply

      Thank you much!

    12. moQET 34 months ago | reply

      Wow, Very Good.
      Greetings¡¡¡¡¡¡

    13. Maese Fys 34 months ago | reply

      I Like !!! Congratulations.

    14. D4RkR41n 34 months ago | reply

      @moQET Thanks for the comment!
      @Maese Fys Thanks for the comment and the fave :)

    15. Wright0421 34 months ago | reply

      Everything is working great for me aside from the weather. I'm new to rainmeter, but I think I'm doing it correctly: Just put in the weather code from weather.com where it asks in the config file and it should display the correct weather right?

      Is there anything else I need to do because for whatever reason it's not working. Thanks for the help.

    16. D4RkR41n 34 months ago | reply

      @Wright0421: Hmm, you're putting in the URL from the RSS version of the weather page, right?

    17. Wright0421 34 months ago | reply

      Ha. That was it. I was just putting in the weather code in the config where it said "weather code="

      Was not paying attention the URL. Thanks for the help. But now, I'm running into oddly structured sentences, currently I have:

      "It is 79 degrees
      and Heavy to be raining"

      This is my weather code page:
      www.weather.com/weather/today/USFL0372

      Any ideas here? Thanks again.

    18. D4RkR41n 34 months ago | reply

      Wright0421: Ok try getting your weather URL from Yahoo weather, as that's where I did mine (It gets the data from The Weather Channel): weather.yahoo.com/

      Put in your city or zip code, hit the orange RSS button, and copy and paste that URL into the code. Hope that fixes your issue!

    19. D4RkR41n 34 months ago | reply

      Also, for the Heavy to be raining deal: The code may not have a syntax to use when it parses the weather site and gets the conditions. You could try adding a choice into the code for heavy rain, so when the website has the term for heavy rain, the code will read that and choose the proper syntax for that particular condition. Hope you're able to get the gist of that, its hard to explain!

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