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Simply Nova by Nova-7-Sev-dd Simply Nova by Nova-7-Sev-dd
SimplyNova is an old skin of mine (my first as a matter of fact). After being voted Skin of the Month on the Rainmeter group it has gained nearly 500,000 downloads through out all the sites it's currently on and is used in many different ways by Rainmeter users, admins and teachers.

I have gone through all the code and corrected mistakes (always an ongoing process though), got rid of unneeded code, added comments through all files and much more. There are a few changes from the original - better link icons (which as of yet still need some work to allow for icons that you'll actually want/need as users.

I love seeing what people do with these skins - so if you use it please shoot me a message with a link. I don't care what you do with it - just like to see the different uses :)


All updates and pertinent information about this skin are now located in one of my journal entries due to a long list of items. Get it here: SimplyNova UPDATES Journal
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CREDIT | LAPTOP DISPLAY by | leozerosty | No editing, just stuck the screen shot on.
CREDIT | SOCIAL ICONS | Original design is from a CSS3 file - author unknown | Edited for use in Rainmeter
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PUBLICATION | Check out Armando Ferreira's video if you're new to Rainmeter and want to learn how to use SimplyNova & Rainmeter. Video Here
PUBLICATION | Featured on main page of Rainmeter.net
PUBLICATION | Skin of the Month on Rainmeter Group | SOTM


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Follow NovaSev: Facebook | My Site: NovaSev.com
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T3RR0RH4WK Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Hey man, quick question: when I try to add more drives (I have a lot) it just overlaps the last (#3) even though I've used the instructions and added a 4th and 5th drive, it still only shows three and the text overlays with it multiple times instead of adding more lines below the last one. Any way to fix that? i.imgur.com/lrPa0LX.jpg
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GAleksandrov Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Just tried it on windows 8.1 pro. Works Great, no bugs so far and looks smooth <3 The best part for me so far is these shortcuts and system monitor that makes me easy to see whats going on while working with my programs. Simple, clean and useful - great job ^_^
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Njay23 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
how do i change the time and the weatherzone?
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:iconcraze4ble:
craze4ble Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Right click on either horizontal.ini or vertical.ini (whichever you use), click edit and you change it in the text.
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:iconroyal3ok:
Royal3ok Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
excellent work!!
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:iconbadjman:
badjman Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Hey Nova, first things first, I love your skin and I'm currently using it. Though I modified it to my needs. Link; i.imgur.com/KJFkhnk.png

Anywho, as you can tell, the gmail isn't working correctly. I've entered the information in, refreshed a few times and verified that it's the right username/password. And yes, it's gmail. Any ideas?
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RockeyDA Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i wish some one would make a skin specifically for monitoring gpu performance. something like evga NVZ 0.4.5 but in rainmeter. im sayign you to, you desine seem simple, and kinda fitign for windows 8. i need somthing that feels overkill, red, black, and a lil white, and spits out as much info as possible. now that i tihnk about it, if the windows border was gone and the back was 50% alpha and the the rest was 25% alpha that would be about what im looking for.
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RMNSkin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
like official page of rainmeter at facebook www.facebook.com/rainmeterofficial
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:iconwerdck:
Werdck Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  New member
How to Change it to fit the Right Side of the Screen?
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:iconh4xw4r:
H4xw4r Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
The weather website doesn't support my country :(
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RANDOMpercentage Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
I really like this skin. Nice job!
Ended up using this with a number of alterations that I did. I think it turned out pretty well.
Here's a screenshot.
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:iconkooliokevin:
kooliokevin Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Any way to fix the weather description being cut off? Screenshot here: i.imgur.com/Umjq7nV.png
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:iconkrizajb:
krizajb Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  New member
Let me know if you still wish to fix the problem, kinda old topic but I was dealing with same problems and managed to find an easy workaround.
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ryant3o Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Can i have a link to the wallpaper ? Thanks in advance
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rupe1012001 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Hi there.  You can find the wallpaper at Ben's NovaSev site : novasev.com/wallpaper-download…

Hope that helps.
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SyntheticEmerald Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Hey nova, this looks great. Ive been tweaking .inis. I successfuly got rid of the email portion I didnt want to use. THe only thing I cant figure out is how to change the headings (Network, drives, system, etc) on the meters to the right side.
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lancersc Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
any way to make this from left to right, to right to left? i mean.. the opposite side? ive messed up several times haha
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moi0069 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
how choose location please
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:iconnova-7-sev-dd:
Nova-7-Sev-dd Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Right click on the weather meter - look for WeatherLocationCode and edit the # as directed just above that code
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omgitsalic Featured By Owner Edited Sep 30, 2014
How do you keep one skin on top, such as when you click on the facebook button, the horizontal bar goes on top of the weather and click and it does not look good.
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:iconnova-7-sev-dd:
Nova-7-Sev-dd Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Right click meter/skin, Settings > Position > On Desktop
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Nova-7-Sev-dd Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
That's a very very nice screen shot there
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:iconjenkinrocket:
jenkinrocket Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
There was an extra '=' sign in the 'Password' field above the 'Measures' section that prevented the email new messages from showing correctly. Deleted it to correct the problem :).

Otherwise, extremely great design. Look forward to learning Lua and making some skins myself.
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:iconnova-7-sev-dd:
Nova-7-Sev-dd Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, that's there on purpose. Should show instructions just above about what to actually put in there. Glad it's motivating though :)
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Kenny167 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
I did that and it still isn't working. Any ideas? I've tried refreshing it and saving it over again multiple times, and it's still not working
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heartparasite Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there, I'm currently using this skin and have set up my gmail account. The problem is it does not show the number of emails, something like ", new Emails".

Thanks in advance!
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:iconbrandfrot:
brandfrot Featured By Owner Edited Aug 27, 2014
i have edited the weather to celsius, but where do i enter my area code for the weather?
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:iconnova-7-sev-dd:
Nova-7-Sev-dd Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
When you edit the skin, you'll see in the variables an area for WeatherLocation - it will also contain instructions for getting your location code
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budyniek1112 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I am wondering can i translate it into Polish and post it ?
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:iconnova-7-sev-dd:
Nova-7-Sev-dd Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Of course - just be sure to include credits :)
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ShadowLurker14 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Is it possible for me to change the seperation between the two time values and the Am/Pm? i changed the font to fit with my other themes and its too cramped but I really like the clock
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Nova-7-Sev-dd Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah that wouldn't be a problem at all. You'll want to go ahead and right click > edit skin and play with the X,Y numbers to get the desired spacing. I'm assuming you want it spaced from right to left so the X #'s are the only ones you really need to play with.
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danielsperanza Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Would it be possible to add a icloud email counter underneath the gmail.

I tried to do it manually but it didn't work :( icloud is my main :( but I use both.
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Nova-7-Sev-dd Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
As far as I know, Gmail is the only supported email that would work with Rainmeter because it has an XML backend with it. I don't believe any others do that.
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danielsperanza Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
dam thanks nova, great website BTW.
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:iconnova-7-sev-dd:
Nova-7-Sev-dd Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you mate, appreciate that very much.
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:icondanielsperanza:
is it supposed to have 2 = signs where before where you put your password?

Password==

I worked it out it only needs one =.
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:iconjar3th:
Jar3th Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
German Translate ?
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:iconnova-7-sev-dd:
Nova-7-Sev-dd Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Get a hold of me on my facebook page (NovaSev - my website is currently down) I'll show you how to do it.
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crash2197 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Hello, quick question, with the weather skin, is the temperature in fahrenheit? defo looks that way, is there a way to change it to celsius? 
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:iconnova-7-sev-dd:
Nova-7-Sev-dd Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
yes, right click > edit skin and then below in the variables you'll see an f next to WeatherMeasureUnit... change that to m
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crash2197 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Nice one, thanks! :)
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AholicAce Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
could you email the the wallpaper of that girl i honestly looked for 3 hours on wallbase.cc and couldnt find it ;( my email is AholicAce@gmail.com please please send me the wallpaper ;) btw yes i have your rainmeter download lol so i want the wallpaper to go with it ;)
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criolle Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
Like you, I absolutely Luv that photograph -so I captured, searched-&-reversed the pic for a bit.  Came up w. countless resizings of the Orig. w. crappy pixel/image density (1920x1200, et al), BUT I think found the photographer's orig. file (decent size for dimensions) & the 1st iteration of the image as a wall -see below:

Anna [Orig. Shot] by Mike Mecuro B. Cotto
bit.ly/1oPx2i7

Anna [Wall-edit] by Mike Mecuro B. Cotto
bit.ly/Sj1m9l


-enJOY mate!
-Wish I knew the model's full name...
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:iconaholicace:
AholicAce Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Thank you so much
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:iconnova-7-sev-dd:
Nova-7-Sev-dd Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome! I don't have the wallpaper any longer. If you get a hold of me on my facebook page (NovaSev) I'll let you know where and when to get it. At the moment my website is down else you would just be directed there. Sorry for the inconvienence 
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AholicAce Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
how do i get that wallpaper i want that girl as my wallpaper so bad lol
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pendylan Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
I love the skin and have been using it for a while, thank you ! 
I'm having some trouble with the email part of it however, When I click on it it takes my to my Gmail like I believe it should, but It doesn't list how many new emails I have ( "You currently have:         ,New Emails."). and I'd imagine the blue bar should fill up as the number gets higher like the rest of the skin but it doesn't do that either. I thought I might have had too many unread emails (had over 1000) so I cleared them out but it still says this even with only 1 new email. Any thoughts on how I could fix this?
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Nova-7-Sev-dd Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Have you refreshed the skin after you enter the information? Also want to make sure that you're entering it the proper way that is mentioned in the .ini file. AFter that, sometimes it doesn't like to play all that nice. It's an issue between Gmail and Rainmeter though. Let me know about the other stuff I mentioned.
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