This is a simple plugin to get some of the current system colors from Windows like the current Aero color (with transparency), menu colors, window colors, etc.
- Hex - When , color output is in hex form. Otherwise, the color output is comma-separated. is default.
- DisplayType - This option will format the color space to an individual channel. Options include: , , , , (default), and (same as "All", but minus the alpha channel).
- ColorType - Type of color to retrieve from the system. Valid values include: more. For Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 users, you can also get the "raw" DWM values. , , , , , , , and
Note: When using an Aero theme (for non-XP users), the only reliable color available is the Aero color (with alpha transparency). You can retrieve the other colors, however they may not be the current color shown. Don't forget to add to the meters you use this plugin with. See my sample skin for usage.
More information can be found here.
Changes can be found here.
Important: This plugin requires Rainmeter 3.0.2 (r2161) or higher to run. When packaging this plugin with your skin, make sure you set the "Minimum Rainmeter Version" to in the Skin Packager.
Below is a simple test skin I made to show how it works. In the skin, there is 3 columns showing the option, color value, and a sample of the color. The "Aero" row will also divide the sample color into 2 sections. One with the color, one with Blur enabled. I suggest tweaking your system colors to see any changes. (The plugin is included with the skin, or you can down the plugin here)