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Moheshwar Amarnath Biswas
Moheshwar Amarnath Biswas

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Make your Desktop look cool using Rainmeter!

First, we need to Download the Wallpaper

Then install Rainmeter.
Download Rainmeter or install it via winget

winget install rainmeter
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Then install the Mond skin
Download Mond

Then a setting will appear on desktop. Configure it to your needs.

Mond Settings

Unfortunately, I can't get the Mond weather to get working. So, I just unloaded the weather.

Move the widgets wherever you want. Then open rainmeter>mond>clock>clock.ini then set the position to on desktop and untick draggable.
Follow the same instructions as before for every widget you added.

For the performance stats we need another skin called Win10Widgets
Download Win10Widgets
Install as before but this time untick apply included layout.

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Then Rainmeter>Win10 Widgets>Performance - Combo> Combo-Wide.ini> Load then move it wherever you want. then set the position to on desktop and untick draggable.

Now we have Performance Stats.

performance stats

For the top bar we need another skin called Droptop
Download Droptop
Install as before but this time untick apply included layout.
There you have a topbar. droptop has a lot of customization features. I am not covering it in this post.

Bonus: If you want a transparent taskbar then you can install this app Translucent​TB

Bonus 2: If you want a snow effect on desktop then you can install IcyStrom

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