Rainmeter is a desktop customization platform. Through Rainmeter, you can enhance your Windows computer at home or work with skins: handy, compact applets which float freely on your desktop, much like Windows Sidebar gagdgets, or dashboard widgets for the Mac.
Rainmeter skins provide you with useful information at a glance. It’s easy to keep an eye on your system resources, like memory and battery power, or your online data streams, including email, RSS feeds, and weather forecasts. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and send your tweets to Twitter – all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking.
Rainmeter 4.5.0 Release
You can safely install the 4.5.0 release version right over your existing Rainmeter 4.4, 4.3, 4.2 or any earlier installation, and nothing you have done will be lost or changed. There is never any need to uninstall any earlier version of Rainmeter to use the newest version.
Rainmeter 4.5.0 will run on Microsoft Windows 7 through 11. Windows XP and Vista are not supported.
Major additions and changes in Rainmeter 4.5.0
Added Auto Update to keep the version of Rainmeter current. See Auto Update documentation for details.
This will allow you to minimize (really eliminate) all CPU, GPU, Disk and Network usage by Rainmeter while you are for instance playing a full-screen game. See Game mode documentation for details.
Support for WinGet installations
Added support for installations and upgrades of Rainmeter using winget. See Winget Installation for details.
Silent Installation of Rainmeter
Added the ability to do a “Silent Install” of Rainmeter from the command line. See Silent Install for details.
Start Rainmeter using Safe Start
You can now hold down CTRL while starting Rainmeter to load in Safe Start mode if you have a skin loaded that is preventing Rainmeter from starting normally.
Default starting values for configs
Added the ability to set default / starting values for the skin position and other options defined in the [ConfigName] sections in Rainmeter.ini. See Default Settings in the documentation for details.
Setting flags for WebParser
Added a Flags option to parent WebParser measures to enable setting some flags that change the behavior of WebParser when connecting to a remote resource. Details at Flags documentation.