How to get rainmeter player working

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How to get rainmeter player working
Rainmeter takes information from all over and condenses it for you. (Polka Dot RF/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Rainmeter is an application for monitoring everything you could possibly want, from calendar dates to RSS feeds to music currently playing. Rainmeter Player is a name given to widgets that obtain currently playing information from a music player and display the information on your desktop. This allows you to have a window minimised, but still have insight into and control over your music. Rainmeter players work primarily with iTunes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Right-click on the Rainmeter icon (looks like a blue-white drop of water) in the system tray, typically found in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Select the "Config" option and locate the Rainmeter player skin you want to load.

  2. 2

    Open iTunes and play a song, preferably one with album art associated with it.

  3. 3

    Right-click on the widget and choose "Refresh Skin" from the drop-down menu. This will cause the widget to reload itself, showing the currently playing song.

Tips and warnings

  • If you prefer another music player such as Winamp, there are Rainmeter player skins that control those as well.

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