Options available for use with all meters.
Type of the meter (e.g.
String). This option is required and may not be changed dynamically.
Specifies one or more sections as MeterStyles from which option values are inherited. Multiple MeterStyles are delimited with pipes (
"Binds" the meter to one or more measures. This means that the meter displays the values of these measures in some way. The exact form of the display depends on the type of meter. See each meter type's page for details about what kind of values are valid for that type, and how the values are displayed.
Specifies the x (horizontal) and y (vertical) position of the meter in pixels relative to the top-left edge of the skin.
Relative positioning: If the value is appended with
r, the position is relative to the top/left edge of the previous meter. If the value is appended with
R, the position is relative to the bottom/right edge of the previous meter.
X=150: Meter begins 150 horizontal pixels from the right edge of the skin window.
Y=75: Meter begins 75 vertical pixels from the top edge of the skin window.
X=10R: Meter begins 10 horizontal pixels to the right of the previous meter.
Y=0r: Meter begins at the same vertical position as the previous meter.
Specifies the width and height of the meter in pixels. String meters and meters which display an image file can automatically determine the width and height. For all other cases,
Hmust be defined.
Allows adding padding in pixels around any or all sides a meter. The width and height of the meter will dynamically be adjusted to the new size. The padding will be drawn using the Color defined with SolidColor / SolidColor2.
If set to
1, the meter is hidden. The visibility can also be changed with the !ShowMeter and !HideMeter bangs.
Frequency at which the meter is updated. The
Updateoption in the [Rainmeter] section of the skin is multiplied by the specified value to determine how often the meter is updated.
Update=1000(in the [Rainmeter] section) and
UpdateDivider=30, the meter is updated every 30 seconds.
UpdateDivider=-1or any negative number, then the meter is only updated once when the skin is loaded or refreshed.
Action to execute each time the meter is updated.
SolidColor=0,0,0,1can be used to make transparent areas of the meter clickable.
Angle of the gradient in degrees when both
If enabled, draws a bevel around the edges of the rectangle specified by
W. Valid values are:
0: No bevel
If set to
1, antialising (edge smoothing) is used when the meter is drawn.
If set to
1, the meter is dynamic.
See also: Dynamic Variables
Defines a 3x2 matrix which can be used to transform the meter. Transformations include: scaling, skewing, and translating (ie. moving). There must be exactly 6 values separated by semicolons
;. Combining these can have drastic effects on the meter it is applied to.
See also: Transformation Matrix
TransformationMatrix=-1; 0; 0; 1; 40; 0: This will flip
Xalong the line
TransformationMatrix=1; 0; 0; -1; 0; 100: This will flip
Yalong the line
TransformationMatrix=0.5; 0; 0; 1; 25; 0: This will scale
Note: All transformations are relative to the top left corner of the window and not to the meter itself. So if you want to rotate the meter by its center the translation component in the matrix must be relative to the top left corner of the window.
Also note that the even if the meter's visual location and orientation is changed by the transformation the place where it would be located without the transformation will still be used to define the window size and register the mouse clicks. This might change in the future though.
Defines a group or series of groups that the meter belongs to. For more information please see the Groups page.