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Silent Skin installer

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lawty
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Silent Skin installer

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Hiya
Has anyone managed to create a silent skin installer? At the moment you have to double click the rmskin then press ok. Be create if this could be run from a batch file like the rainmeter install.

Many thanks
Anna
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jsmorley
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Re: Silent Skin installer

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lawty wrote:Hiya
Has anyone managed to create a silent skin installer? At the moment you have to double click the rmskin then press ok. Be create if this could be run from a batch file like the rainmeter install.

Many thanks
Anna
Not entirely. While you can execute the installation of a .rmskin from the command line or batch file with "C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\SkinInstaller.exe" "NameOfRMSKIN.rmskin", it will still bring up the confirmation dialog box. There is no "silent install" option for SkinInstaller.exe.

Not sure I wouldn't be opposed to this in any case. While one could argue that it is the end-user's responsibility to ensure they have their carefully crafted Rainmeter setup saved as a Layout, I would be hesitant to punish a user who doesn't by having some .rmskin load an included Layout and blow away the user's current settings without asking or warning.
de_ramon
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Re: Silent Skin installer

Post by de_ramon »

Hi,

I found this old thread, because I want to setup my Win10 Box unattended.

This works for Win10 und all Apps because of the fantastic work of
easy2boot and chocolatey.

Even rainmeter is installed unattended:
https://chocolatey.org/packages/rainmeter

Now I want to install my modded skin also unattended.

Could you please add an /silent Switch to "C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\SkinInstaller.exe" "NameOfRMSKIN.rmskin"

Many thanks,

ramon
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jsmorley
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Re: Silent Skin installer

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de_ramon wrote: March 31st, 2021, 7:08 am Hi,

I found this old thread, because I want to setup my Win10 Box unattended.

This works for Win10 und all Apps because of the fantastic work of
easy2boot and chocolatey.

Even rainmeter is installed unattended:
https://chocolatey.org/packages/rainmeter

Now I want to install my modded skin also unattended.

Could you please add an /silent Switch to "C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\SkinInstaller.exe" "NameOfRMSKIN.rmskin"

Many thanks,

ramon
I'm sorry, but we have decided against supporting silent installs of Rainmeter skins. Installing skins is the kind of thing we feel should be entirely under the explicit control of the end-user.
de_ramon
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Re: Silent Skin installer

Post by de_ramon »

Hi jsmorley,

first of all: thanks for your work and your fast answer! :p

I think the user has still total control...

It's about an /silent parameter to install the skin automatically...
If there's an admin around, he can still copy the needed skin files directly into the userprofile, etc. So the user has no control and the admin rules...

But: getting a /silent switch could make life easier for admins and users, if they want to use it. If someone clicks on the theme-file, there would be still the standard skin installer....

just my 2 cents and I'm still hoping and looking forward :welcome:

regards,
ramon