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How to Create an Attractive, Customized Desktop HUD with Rainmeter

How to Create an Attractive, Customized Desktop HUD with Rainmeter
Hey Whitson, we are going to be making some significant changes to the tool in the coming weeks. We are looking to replace the separate RainBrowser, RainThemes, RainBackup tools with a single, fully integrated "RainMgr" dialog that will have a lot more power and ease of use. If you would be interested, I can get you in the loop early just before we are ready to go, and maybe you could integrate the new screens / functionality in this article to keep it from getting "out of date", or do something else along the same lines with the new stuff. You can PM me here or at [] if you want to get some dirt under your fingernails. :-) Jeffrey Morley Rainmeter Development Team

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