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Countdown For Rainmeter by Gerguter Countdown For Rainmeter by Gerguter
Countdown for Rainmeter!

All right, here it is!

I have been working on this one for a while!

First of all, let me thank ~TheAslan ~ Link below!

:icontheaslan:

He originally gave me the idea and pointed me to an old skin that he wanted modified. Thank you very much!!

So for the specs:

THE SETTINGS AND THE TIMER TOGGLE SO YOU DON'T ACTUALLY SEE BOTH AT THE SAME TIME. WHEN YOU HIT THE SET BUTTON IT WILL BRING UP THE SET TAB, AS SHOWN IN THE LOWER PART OF THE PREVIEW. AND WHEN YOU HIT (OK) IN THE SET TAB IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY TOGGLE BACK TO THE COUNTDOWN TAB, AS SHOWN IN THE TOP PART OF THE PREVIEW!

This is a timer that counts down from the set time. You can go up to 100 hours with this.

There are Start, Stop, Reset, and Set buttons.

Setting is easy. Just use the plus-minus symbols for each:

Hour, Minutes, Seconds!

The beautiful thing about this skin is that it is totally customizable. The old skin was filled with PNG's. I have removed all the PNG's and have replaced them with text. Even so there is still button like action. You can change the fonts and colors to anything you so desire.

Just be warned: IF YOU CHOOSE TO CHANGE THE FONT YOU WILL HAVE TO CHANGE THE POSITIONS OF THE DIGITS AND BUTTONS. THIS SKIN WAS MADE USING Eurostile LT ExtendedTwo FONT WHICH IS INCLUDED WITH THE SKIN. ANY OTHER FONT WILL CHANGE THE LAYOUT.

Also, there is a .wav file for the Set Time Done alert. The default is:

C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Skins\Countdown\Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back - Doobie Snacks.wav

You can change this also. Just make sure that it looks like this when you change it. It must be a .wav file and it would be a good idea if you put a copy of the .wav file in your Countdown skin folder. Here is an example of how it should look in the .ini file:

;Path to sound files
AlarmBeforeSound=C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Skins\Countdown\Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back - Doobie Snacks.wav

;EndTimeSound=C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Skins\Countdown\Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back - Doobie Snacks.wav

EndTimeSound=C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Skins\Countdown\Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back - Doobie Snacks.wav

Well, I think that is it. If not let me know!

Here is a link to the original skin -

Shadow Timer - [link]

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

Any comments are always welcome!

Thank you very much for stopping by.

Gerguter :jarksaber:

Be sure to check out the Official Rainmeter Group here on deviantART! Just follow the link below!
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:iconhiitme:
hiitme Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
How do you install it?
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:iconnewmclovin:
NewMclovin Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Ok now let me say this, before I even ask this let me say, I know it's a stupid question ^.^;

Ok, so I'm trying to just get a simple timer counting down to election and you said you don't mind questions... so.. how do I get this to work on my profile da page? I'm pretty stupid (or very for that matter) when it comes to HTML and even when reading through all of the image description.. I still don't know what I'm doing :/

please help if you don't mind.
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:icongerguter:
Gerguter Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I'm not sure you are going to be able to get it to work on a webpage. This skin was designed for Rainmeter which is a desktop application. All the coding in the skin and the program work off the information on your system.

And I have no thoughts or knowledge on how to be able to get it to work on a webpage. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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:iconnewmclovin:
NewMclovin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
OH! O.O I saw people talking about that.. and I wasn't sure.

It's fine! I'm glad you told me, I can pretty much throw out that there is going to be an easy way to get a countdown on my da page so I can quite searching for hours on end xD. ^.^ Thanks.
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:iconpranxta2:
Pranxta2 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice skin mate, few issues with the code that i had to fix but otherwise great job
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:iconwise-irbis:
wise-irbis Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice timer.
i need one to do 30 minute paintings. every time i restart PC it sets back to 5 minutes. how do i change that? can't find it inside the code.
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:icondarksable:
DarkSable Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Listen, is there any way to make this a repeat timer, like for workouts?
Basically I want to be able to set a time, have it count down,
sound the alarm, and restart with the set time without me having to press start again.
I've been looking for something that can do this for rainmeter for quite a while,
and while it seems like it should be easy to do, I don't know how.

Thank you very very much,
DarkSable
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:iconstarl0rd84:
StArL0rd84 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Very useful skin. thank you.
I am waiting for a new GTX 570 Graphics card which should arrive in 3 days.
Only thing is a bug i noticed is that when i set the timer the text where it says SET/OK...
Is on top of etch other... uhm let me refrase, the OK button does not disappear.
Could you maybe look it over and see if you can fix it, thanks.
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:iconethan7974:
ethan7974 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Love the skin - just what I needed! I'm having the same issue as NailHead86 though - is there a fix for the OK over the Set button staying around?

Thanks!
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:iconccufcc:
ccufcc Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Could anyone help me with the code?
I'd like to see 00:00:00
but there's no #H to deal with, just %H; that should display two digit
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:iconralkn:
Ralkn Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
@NailHead86 Commenting out the "MouseLeaveAction" line in sections "[MeterTimerSet2]" and "[MeterSettingClose2]" seems to solve the problem. I haven't seen any side effects.
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:iconccufcc:
ccufcc Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
It doesn't help :(
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:iconccufcc:
ccufcc Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
I figured it out!!
there's some mistake within the code...
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:iconnailhead86:
NailHead86 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
On rainmeter 1.4 beta Set and Ok labels are shown on top of each other after clicking Set.
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:iconxune531:
Xune531 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Can I use this in one of my skins?
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:icongerguter:
Gerguter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Yes, you can. Thanks for asking!
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:iconcrazyboat:
crazyboat Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Featured on #DeskMinimal
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:icongraymondgreen:
GraymondGreen Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Oh no! I need also days digits :(
Like a long term deadline countdown
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:icongerguter:
Gerguter Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
I do not think that is possible.
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:icongraymondgreen:
GraymondGreen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Luckily I already satisfied my need. Why do you think that it's not possible?
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:iconccufcc:
ccufcc Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
because when your computer shutdown, rainmeter closes and it won't count
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:icongerguter:
Gerguter Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
I just was never able to find a way. At least, I could never figure it out.
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:icondj23:
Dj23 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I've been looking for something exactly like this.
I need a countdown till my degree deadline and all I could find was a ruddy Sidebar Gadget one!
Nice one.
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:icongerguter:
Gerguter Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconslifer2006:
Slifer2006 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice skins :thumbsup:
downloaded, and faved :)
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:iconlight-rift:
Light-rift Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
very nice!
i got an idea for ya, how about adding a note pad like option for leaving a reminder?
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:iconruckinjoe:
RuckinJoe Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
This is really great. I use a timer everyday this is better and more simple than the old one I was using.
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:icongerguter:
Gerguter Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Good, I am glad that you like it!
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:iconoingkie:
oingkie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
oops I just saw the posts above me asking for similar things
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:iconoingkie:
oingkie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Hi
hi gerguter, I am new here, just installed rainmeter and was looking for skins, I found this accidentally and just remembered that I always wanted a facility to add a countdown on my desktop.
I want to be able to set in a time for it from which to start counting down, but I want this time to be set specifically, eg I want to be able to tell it to count down from a specific day. For example say that I will graduate from school on the 13th of September in 2010, I want to be able to set this time so that it shows me the time I have left in days hours and minutes.
Now that I think of it I'm probbaly asking too much right? I know it's probbaly difficult to make.
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:icongrzegorzjzd:
GrzegorzJZD Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Hi there!
(1) This skin seems to not working on newest version of Rainmeter (which is 1.1) [link]
(2) I'm try to do theme for a friend, a countdown to date of her wedding day, but I can't get it to work. Can You help me with it?
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:icongerguter:
Gerguter Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Let me see what I can do, I will get back with you tomorrow night.
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:iconi-m:
i-m Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Nice. Just what I've been looking for. But I need to count down days too. I have tried to understand the Timer.ini but I can't figure out how to add a counter for days too.
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:icongerguter:
Gerguter Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
I honestly do not know how to configure it for days. I looked for a way when I first made the skin. But, the skin is tied to the system itself and I am not sure that there is a way to express days. At least not for Rainmeter. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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:icondragonmage:
dragonmage Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Nice work! Just a bit of advice your sound paths won't work if someone uses Rainmeter from a place other than Program Files. I'm guessing you are using the PLAY command. Try the following command.

[PLAY Skins\Countdown\Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back - Doobie Snacks.wav]

Not sure about the spaces in the .wav name you may have to try putting quotes around the path, or changing the filename to one without spaces.

This path will work no matter where they run Rainmeter from.
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:icongerguter:
Gerguter Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Thanks for that. I did not know that! I am glad you like! Thank you very much!
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:iconeienkisu:
eienkisu Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Can I use it to countdown till let say 21 September 2010?

Can I set the date in the script?
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:icongerguter:
Gerguter Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
I guess you could. You would have to figure out the hours till the date you want and then you could go in and edit the ini file to show that many house and then have it countdown. I will do an experiment and let you know.
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:iconmaxxximedina:
maxxximedina Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
counting down days is a good idea. hope you have a good experiment. day counter is really useful and need not to be accurate to the minute or seconds. anyway, really nice work you have here
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:icongerguter:
Gerguter Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconkarmat111:
karmat111 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Great app, well done!
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:icongerguter:
Gerguter Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Thanks! Much appreciated!
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Excellent
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:icongerguter:
Gerguter Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Thank you very much! Enjoy!
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:iconarmani077:
armani077 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Im looking to change the last 2 digits (seconds) to red, what string do I look under? I already have the color code.
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:icongerguter:
Gerguter Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Look for this, this is the section where you need to change the code to change the colors.

[MeterTimerDigit2]
MeasureName=MeasureTimerDigit2
Meter=String
x=175
y=25
StringStyle=Normal
StringAlign=Left
Format=%S
FontFace=Eurostile LT ExtendedTwo
FontSize=20
FontColor=255,255,255,255
AntiAlias=1
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:iconstrich9ine:
strich9ine Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009   Photographer
Thanks for the FontFace...i was looking for it :)
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:icongerguter:
Gerguter Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Sure Thing!
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:iconarmani077:
armani077 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Houston e have NO PROBLEMS !!! Man this countdown looks good, especially with the seconds in red. The back is actually clear allowing the spaceship in the rear to show. Thanks a million!!!
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:icongerguter:
Gerguter Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
So, do you want one with the background? And if you still do, do you want me to use that background, or do you mind me finding another one, still blue, but a higher resolution? And also, just want to make sure, you want me to make a wallpaper with your handle with the Dark Reflection? You also want some custom icons with the Dark Reflection, and you would like a neon blue icon collection? Either way, I don't mind. I love doing this stuff.

And also, what size do you want your wallpaper, and want font would you like the neon blue icons to be. Just let me know!
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