- I'm new and don't know where to start. Do you have any suggestions?
- I'm using <insert skin name here> weather skin. I can't find my location code for <enter city name here>, where can I find it?
- I found this really nice weather skin today, but I can't seem to get it to work. Can you help me?
- I have a long string with text, but they get cut off. Why?
- Where can I find some good skins?
- Can I replace my windows taskbar with Rainmeter?
- I installed a skin/suite/theme, but it didn't change my wallpaper. Why is it broken?
- What is the difference between theme, skin, suite and config? This is really confusing!
- What is .rmskin and how do I package my new suite with it?
- I changed my notes, now they won't show up! Why doesn't it work?
- My gmail/gcalendar/RSS-feed/other net based skin won't work. Why?
- My twitter skin broke recently, why? Did you change something with Rainmeter?
- My RSS or notes don't show all the characters that is parsed / I put in, why?
- I just found a nice screenshot with rainmeter in it, and I want mine to look like it, can you help me?
If your question was not answered here, follow instructions below:
It is important when you are posting a message here in "Rainmeter Help" that you help us to help you. We do want to help you solve your problem and we were all new to Rainmeter at some point, but if you don't provide enough information to give us some idea of what is going on with your issue, we just can't help you.
How to "Help us to help you":
1) If you are having a problem with a particular skin or skin suite, your best bet is to contact the original author of the skin where you got it. That might be on deviantART. It is in no way certain that anyone here is familiar with any particular skin, and the author is usually your best resource.
2) Try searching the forums with http://rainmeter.net/forum/search.php. You will find that many times your question or problem has been asked and answered before.
3) Try checking the Rainmeter Documentation at http://rainmeter.net/cms/Support. There is a lot of good information that may solve your problem or give you some ideas on how to accomplish what you want to do.
4) Be sure the "Subject" of the post gives some hint about the issue. "I NEED HELP", or "HELP PLZZZ" posts are generally ignored.
5) Be sure to be clear, and as specific as possible, about the problem you are having or what you are trying to do but can't quite figure out how. "Rainmeter is broken" as the entire explanation won't get you much help in return.
6) Give us some technical information. Tell us which version of Rainmeter you are running. Tell us which version of Windows you are running. Tell us anything else about your system that you think might play a role in the issue. Tell us about your AntiVirus setup, your monitor(s) setup. Are you running Rainmeter in the default locations or have you changed where the program and / or skins are installed?
7) Provide a link to the skin you are talking about or Post your skin code!
There are a couple of ways you can do this. First, you can use the "code" "/code" BBCodes like this:
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Or you can use a file sharing site like http://www.mediafire.com/, upload a .zip file of your skin and eveything that goes with it there, and post a link to the file here. The link will look like:
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7) Post images if they help to show the problem. You can "attach" an image to your post using the Upload Attachment section below the body of your post as you are editing it, or you can host the image at an image sharing site like http://photobucket.com/ and then post a link to the image here. BE SURE to use the "hsimg" "/hsimg" BBCodes if you are displaying a large image.
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* Remember that we are all just Rainmeter users who like to help out when we can. There is NO "technical support" for Rainmeter, and you will get much better results by asking for help than by demanding it.
* Don't bother posting a message describing what you would like in a skin and saying "can you just write it for me?". The answer is no. We will help you with specific issues and even with getting started learning how to use Rainmeter, but nobody here is your personal code monkey...
* Be patient. We are all busy and will respond to your post as soon as practical. Don't "bump" threads until a fews days have passed, or you might get a pretty negative reaction. If there is no response after a couple of days, you might review the guidelines above, to be sure it's a post that someone is likely to feel they can help with.