Enigma

Enigma is a full-featured “suite” for Rainmeter, a desktop customization platform for Windows PCs. It has been downloaded over 1 million times alone, and over 2 million times bundled with the Rainmeter app, which chose Enigma as its default theme in 2009. It has been featured by LifehackerWindows Magazine and Computer Bild.

The full package, including source code, is freely available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. It has been forked by over 30 developers on GitHub, and has been referenced, reused and remixed by numerous Rainmeter creators. The author is proud that it has served as an inspiration and a teaching device throughout the history of the Rainmeter community, particularly by students and young developers.

Enigma’s features include:

  • A neutral, minimalist design that goes well with a wide range of themes, wallpapers and color schemes.
  • Over 100 customization options in a user-friendly panel, no programming skills required.
  • Up to 7 variants for each skin, including “Sidebar” and “Taskbar” styles that stack neatly and snap together.
  • Support for “stylesheets” – third-party modification packages that completely change the look and feel of the entire suite. New stylesheets can be installed and turned on or off in seconds.
  • Three pre-made themes that fit your computer screen right out of the box.
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Michael Engard was born shortly before the Berlin Wall came down. By day, he does web design and development for a marketing agency in northern Virginia. On weekends, he helps his local Starbucks fulfill its legal obligation to have at least one pretentious introvert writing a novel in the corner. He uses words like “tautological” in conversation. He will pet your dog.

Kaelri is an Internet pseudonym. It means nothing, and you’re welcome to pronounce it however you want to.