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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 development of "Android L for Rainmeter" 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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:iconmichaelangelo978:
MichaelAngelo978 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Really awesome man . Great design:):)
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ScoobSTi Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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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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KumarjitBrahma Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  New member
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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K4nnibal Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god this is perfect Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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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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