This video will show you how to customize your desktop with Rainmeter. It includes the following:


  1. Rainmeter installation
  2. Themes and tools
  3. Accessibility

How to customize your desktop?

You may have heard of Rainmeter. Founded in 2001 and developed by Kimmo ‘Rainy’ Pekkola. The stable version was released in 2019. Everything was written using a text editor. It makes use of INI config files for input and output procedures.

Rainmeter is the ultimate and free desktop customization tool for Windows. You can set up personalized widgets, interactive wallpapers, and more. It uses “skins” that can be downloaded and installed from your browser. These skins make up the theme of the preset. You can easily learn how to customize your desktop and save all your skins within Rainmeter.

The software doesn’t replace the desktop itself. Instead, it’s actually a dashboard that controls a variety of widgets. These work together to create an interactive and unique desktop experience. Every aspect of Rainmeter can be customized in extreme detail. However, the config files require a bit of experience to edit. In conclusion, it’s easier to download pre-made suites made by the community.

How to start customizing your desktop

You should first clear your desktop of any unnecessary icons. You can simply hide the shortcuts and folders as well. Rainmeter can be downloaded from here. It’s best to use the final release instead of the beta. You don’t want any potential glitches or bugs. Further steps are listed below:

    1. Download and install Rainmeter.
    2. Optional – Download and install NexusDock.
    3. Once opened, Rainmeter will load the default suite called Illustro.
    4. You can drag and drop the skins freely. Right-click to change or remove individual skins.
    5. Skins and themes can be downloaded from these sources: Rainmeter Global on DeviantArt, /r/rainmeter on Reddit, Rainmeter Hub
    6. Further customizing of the desktop can be done by editing the config files. These can be located inside the Rainmeter folder.

Further reading

The group behind Rainmeter were all volunteers. They still work on the app through SourceForge. Since it’s 3.1 release, it has received many major updates. The software has changed how people interact with their computers. Customizing your desktop hasn’t been easier than this. It allows the user to measure hardware properties as well. Things like CPU usage, temperature and network activity are included. What’s nice is that anyone can create graphics and themes for the software.

It’s a great way to put more information on the desktop. You can have RSS, Gmail, or Facebook feeds on your desktop.

In alternate, it’s a good way to clear up and neaten your desktop interface.

We hope this guide has helped you to to customize your user experience and neaten your desktop. If you need any help, please contact us via the website for instant support.