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Android KitKat for Rainmeter by ScoobSTi Android KitKat for Rainmeter by ScoobSTi
Android KitKat for Rainmeter 2.0.3


What is KitKat for Rainmeter?
It's exactly what it says! This is a Rainmeter suite designed to look and act like Android 4.4 KitKat as much as possible. And just like its OS counterpart, customization is easier than ever. Best of all, it's like having an Android desktop computer!




Check out the successor to KitKat for Rainmeter, RainDroid! RainDroid is the new name for Lollipop for Rainmeter. Download it here!


ADDONS
- Inverted Gapps DLC (Official)



MODS
- None yet



Changelog
11/19/13 (Nov. 18) 2.0.3
- 2.0.3 released!
- Slightly changed sidebar menu in Google Currents app
11/19/13 (Nov. 18) 2.0.2
- 2.0.2 released!
- Added ability to change weather unit. Change in "Settings > General". It is right under "Weather Location Code".
11/18/13 (Nov. 18) 2.0.1
- 2.0.1 released!
- Modified Welcome screens; should work on 1366x768 now. If not, let me know!
- Changed a tiny bit of things in Settings app.
11/17/13 (Nov. 17) 2.0.0
- 2.0.0 released!



Known Issues
- Welcome Screen should now work on 1366x768.
- If you accidentally locked the screen immediately after installation, the default way to unlock is by clicking the bottom-right dot!



Suite Features
- Status bar with notifications and quick settings
- Navigation bar with button functions
- Built in 'multitasking'
- Brand new dock and apps/widgets drawers
- Android lock screen
- Screen 'turns off' and displays customizable LED notification light at bottom
- 18 new apps
- 28 new widgets
- Paranoid Android-style system recoloring
- KitKat easter egg
- Security options
- Volume rocker with scrolling levels and toggleable mute
- Power button which can lock screen or open power menu
- 'Favorite Apps' function which replicates Recent Apps
- 'Search Now' function which replicates Voice Search
- Conflicting apps cause suite to ask you to make a decision
- Customizable Google Now background- choose from 12 different locations
- Google Now backgrounds change from early morning > afternoon > evening > night



Apps List
- Apollo
- BBC News
- Calculator
- CNet
- CNN
- Currents
- Engadget
- Flipboard
- Gmail
- Google Now
- Google Play Music
- News and Weather
- Settings
- TED
- The Weather Channel
- USA Today
- Yahoo
- YouTube




Widgets List
- Analog Clock
- Apollo
- BBC News
- Digital Clock
- Gmail
- Google Play Music
- Google Search
- News and Weather
- Photo Gallery
- Sticky Note
- The Weather Channel
- Tumblr
- USA Today



FAQ
Q) Where do I get Rainmeter?
A) Get the latest version here.

Q) How do I install?
A) Download the .RMSKIN file on the right and install!

Q) Why is the download ~106 MB?!
A) The apps use a lot of large image files. I know it is a pain and some people have internet caps. I apologize for this.

Q) What resolutions does this work on?
A) The suite has been designed to be flexible to a minimum of 1366x768. It will look even better on larger screens.

There is a full FAQ included in the download.




System Requirements
- Latest version of Rainmeter
- Windows 7 PREFERRED




Screenshots



Tips & Tricks
- Middle click the Google Search bar to open 'Search Now'.
- You can scroll your mouse wheel to adjust volume level on the volume rocker.
- Middle clicking the "lower volume button" will mute. Middle clicking the "raise volume button" will raise volume to 100.
- Double click the home button to open Task Manager.
- Double click the menu button to open 'Favorite Apps', a play on Android's Recent Apps.
- For the Currents and USA Today apps, move the mouse to the left edge of the screen to open the app's topics menu.



NOTICE
If you find a bug, DO NOT TRY TO FIX IT! Instead, please let me know. The reason is so that people making modified versions will have the same updates as the original.
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:icondouble--hyphen:
Double--Hyphen Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist Interface Designer
AWESOME
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

If you like this, I'm sure you'll like my newest one, which is Lollipop for Rainmeter!
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Inquixitor Featured By Owner Edited Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I downloaded this just for the google search, and accidentally applied the entire thing, which was too immersive - which I guess is the point, so well done. However, as I started to unload each element of the skin, I was curious on how the lockscreen would look, so I clicked it. It looked decent...but to my dismay, I couldnt get out. I clicked the unlock button and then was presented with:

NOTHING IS PLAYING!

and the password pattern from the android os.... I had not set up any patterns, and even if I did, it was unresponsive. All my attempts to get out failed because it was above all other windows, and if when I restarted, it came up. (rainmeter comes up on startup). So what I had to do was restart again and quickly end the rainmeter process, then I had to manually delete the skin. Quite a hassle, got me pissed. But I think it was more my fault that yours. But great skin overall, for people who want it.

But um, Can I have the google search only? Without the weather stuff that is... Just the nice clean looking search....or it would be better if you could do one, with the same ui, but have it search files that are indexed and also the internet, like spotlight on the mac.
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ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for your bad experiences. For the lockscreen, it's my fault. Never got around to fixing it. Click the bottom right dot to unlock.

And as for the Google Search, sadly it's coded so that it will always show weather. You may go ahead and delete all the other app folders, but leave the essentials (all the folders that start with "@") alone.

However, the Google Search bar is only designed to search what you type through Google. It can't search your computer. If you'd rather wait, in the future I could release a stripped-down version of the upcoming L for Rainmeter alongside the full version and see if this feature can be implemented.

If you really want that, it should be simple enough for me to release this earlier.
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:iconinquixitor:
Inquixitor Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem.

And keep up the good work!
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:iconpayung-merah:
payung-merah Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
hi i really love this 100mb isnt really matter bc it's worth a lot tho i have a problem. i was enjoying the view of your great design of android on my win 8 14" pc, i click everything to test it and then i click a random button which made me lock it! It shows lock pattern and I don't even know it! Please help me, alt+tab and taskmanager didn't work! (i'm using guest acc now bc i couldn't access anything from my acc)
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ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments!

I'm sorry about the lock screen, click the bottom right dot. You can choose your own settings after that.
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:iconmichaelangelo978:
MichaelAngelo978 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Really awesome man . Great design:):)
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconbalbalero07:
balbalero07 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
thank you for this. Very nice work man.
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy it. :)
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:iconkumarjitbrahma:
KumarjitBrahma Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Nice work man
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy it! :)
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:iconk4nnibal:
K4nnibal Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god this is perfect Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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shotgunguy49 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm having a very difficult time getting this to work on a multiple monitor system. some things like to show up on my monitor that is on the right side. That monitor is also in portrait mode. I would love to be able to change the skin to portrait mode and just use it on that monitor.
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ScoobSTi Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I didn't make this with multiple monitors in mind. As far as I know no one's done full-screen skins or suites, and there's good reason. Rainmeter really isn't built for what I've done here with the Android suites.

If you're really up to the job, you may go ahead and attempt to modify the suite to fit portrait screens. It may be really tedious though.

When the next version of Android comes out, I may look into this myself. :)
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:iconpajalnick:
pajalnick Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
чтоб ты сдохл мразь ебаная ...чтобы вылезти из твоейхернипришлось перезагружаться в без.режиме и удалять твою хуйню....мудила ты
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
?
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:iconblackhard:
BlackHard Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Works well on 1280x800

Only drawer is slighty cropped
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:icontheradiationmaster:
TheRadiationMaster Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Does this work on XP?I know it is OFFICIALLY outdated, But i don't want it going down looking bland.
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:icontheradiationmaster:
TheRadiationMaster Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Just asking because the Android 4.0 skin didn't work, and I was dissapointed.
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry man, I believe the minimum for this one is Vista.
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:icontheradiationmaster:
TheRadiationMaster Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Just installed it and it works nice. O_O
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :)
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:icontheradiationmaster:
TheRadiationMaster Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Love it!Better set the minimum to XP!Works great!
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DarkSaiyan21 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
does it works on window 8-8.1 ??
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, but blurring and the volume rocker won't work.
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:iconstarchbl:
starchbl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
I'm locked out I can't get past the pattern no matter what I do, help
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, click the bottom right dot.
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:iconstarchbl:
starchbl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
typing on my phone
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:iconstarchbl:
starchbl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
I'm on win8 btw
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:icondukdulguun:
dukdulguun Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
tnx
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:iconrahul-k-mak:
rahul-k-mak Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Featured here: wintrixx.blogspot.com/2014/02/…
Also, everything is okay with 1366x768 resolution desktop. 
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D

And I appreciate the confirmation! I never received feedback from the 1366x768 users. :)
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:iconrahul-k-mak:
rahul-k-mak Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Welcome.!!
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:icondafmat71:
dafmat71 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Good job!!
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconjereanne15:
jereanne15 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
You never fail to meet our expectations! It's excellent! :D
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Such kind words. :D
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:iconjereanne15:
jereanne15 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
You deserve more! ;)
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:iconjereanne15:
jereanne15 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Just recently installed it and I was, speechless.
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:icondakoder:
dakoder Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES!!! I just came to check dA and I found it!!!! YESSSSSS
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:P Glad you like it!
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:iconmyhrmans:
Myhrmans Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Not working on 1920*1200. 
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, could you provide some screenshots? I'll try to fix it ASAP.
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:iconthestiggb:
TheStigGB Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Nice Skin
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D And I thought you only spoke in Morse code. :P
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:iconbruno1687:
bruno1687 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
I can not install because it says that the theme is not valid
what do I do?
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:iconscoobsti:
ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, try downloading the package again.
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