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Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, control your media player - all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking. There are thousands and thousands of skins available, crafted by a large and ever-growing community of program users.
What is a "skin"? Skin can be many things. Some skins are very simple, single-purpose tools, like Windows desktop gadgets, or "widgets" on an Android device. Others are more complex, like miniature applications themselves. Some skins even come bundled in large "suites" and include their own tools for customizing their form and appearance, within or alongside Rainmeter's basic user interface. Every skin works differently, depending on the choices of that skin's individual author.
How much technical skill do I need to use Rainmeter? If you only want to download skins from the Internet and use them as-is, then the answer is "none." Rainmeter for PC provides a basic user interface for managing your library of skins, saving and restoring layouts, and changing basic settings such as a skin's location, transparency, and "always on top" behavior.
It has a Windows Notification Area (formerly known as System Tray) icon. You can reach the context menu for each of your loaded skins by right-clicking on the icon. This is a handy way to access a skin when you can't right-click it for some reason (usually when the skin is hidden). It's also a good place to see a complete list of all the skins that you have loaded.
It uses very little hardware resources and will run perfectly well on any PC using Microsoft Windows 7 through Windows 10.
Create and modify your own skins in a simple language that's easy to learn. The program is not just an application, it is also a robust toolkit.
Over the last few years, a thriving community has built up around Rain meter creating beautiful skins and helping each other.