Millennium Gadgets Pack (for Rainmeter & Windows)
This download has been updated and now contains a suite or pack of Millennium-style gadgets replacing (but still including just the initial Frank Black Countdown in the first version).
Pack includes 5 Millennium inspired gadgets, some with variants.
Frank Black Countdown 2.0
Halloween 'Spooky' Frank Black Countdown 2.0 (new)
Halloween Pumpkin Countdown 2.0 (new) with 2 selectable variations, animated with flickering candle and standard non-animated version.
Lucy Butler Countdown 2.0 (new)
Ouroborous Countdown 2.0 (new) with 3 selectable variations including standard gold Ouroborous, an animated rotating Ouroborous and the popular Owls version of the Ouroborous.
The Countdown gadgets are an updated version of our previous gadgets which you can now install on later versions of Windows, including Windows 7, 8x, 10 if you have Rainmeter installed.
The gadgets feature images inspired by Millennium, a Welcome Message from the Millennium Group, your name (optional) and the number of days remaining (you can edit the countdown) inspired by Chris Carter's Millennium television series.
By default, when first installed each gadget displays the message "Welcome Frank", but the gadget can be easily configured to display any name and count down to any specific time and date you prefer.
Our interactive desktop Countdown gadgets in the pack feature images from Millennium television series, the default gadget is of Millennium Group profiler Frank Black.
Easy to personalise - simply click on the Welcome message or countdown to easily configure to display your own name (max 16 letters) and count down to any specific time and date you prefer.
Days Remaining Countdown - Upon first install, displays the current number of days remaining in Millennium-inspired style until next New Year's Day (currently 1st January 2018) or Halloween.
Easily customisable countdown date (see below); no longer any need to open and edit the settings files! Simply click on what you want to personalise!
TIWWA Site Link - Clicking the image on the gadget triggers the booming Millennium drum sound and takes you to straight to our Millennium community forums (TIWWA) via your current default internet browser.
The gadget will remember your customised settings (name, target date) whenever you restart your computer (if you have the default setting enabled in Rainmeter to load Rainmeter when you start Windows).
Drag and drop to anywhere on your desktop. Rainmeter will remember where you left the gadget and it will appear in the same place when you restart Windows.
Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 10 or later.
Rainmeter, the best known and most popular desktop customization program for Windows. It enhances your Windows computer with 'skins'; handy, compact applets that float freely on your desktop.
Rainmeter uses very little CPU and RAM resources, has a tiny space footprint, and will run perfectly well on any hardware.
Rainmeter is free and open source. Please download and install the Rainmeter is available from https://www.rainmeter.net/
What is Rainmeter?
Our gadgets have been redesigned to use Rainmeter. As you may know, Microsoft ended support for gadget some years ago. Rainmeter instead provides an alternative, free, solid and stable platform to display gadgets and widgets known as 'Rainmeter skins' on later versions of Windows. Rainmeter has nothing specifically to do with rain or the weather, although you can get some very nice weather-related gadgets for Rainmeter!
Rainmeter skins can provide you with useful information at a glance. It's easy to keep an eye on your system resources, like memory and battery power, or your online data streams, including email, RSS feeds, and weather forecasts.
Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, control your media player - all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking. There are thousands and thousands of skins available, crafted by a large and ever-growing community of Rainmeter users. For example, The Old Man also uses VClouds Weather2 available from http://www.deviantart.com/art/VClouds-Weather-2-179058977
More Rainmeter skins are available from DeviantArt. As with anything from the internet, care should be taken when downloading any files, always read the feedback and comments and have up to date antivirus software installed as a precaution.
The Rainmeter website states is not available for non-Windows systems, including Mac OS and Linux, and there are no plans to support these operating systems.
For more hints and guidance on using the gadgets, how to display more than or choose different styles on some gadgets, please see this pinned topic:-
How to install
First, ensure you have Rainmeter installed and running on your computer. You can download it for free from https://www.rainmeter.net/
When first installed, Rainmeter shows you a welcome message skin, part of the illustro range of supplied skins (gadgets) which you can also enable and use. You can disable any you don't like by right-clicking on them and selecting Unload, or you can mange your skins and groups of skins via the Manager. Rightclick on the taskbar icon for more options.
Download and install our Millennium gadget and it should open in Rainmeter.
How to configure
You can drag and drop the gadget to any are of any monitor you have.
You can change the name shown from Frank to your own, simply click on the "Welcome Frank" message and follow the instructions.
You can change the countdown's target date by clicking on the current countdown message and following the instructions to enter a new future date. The gadget will ask you for the year, month, day, hour and minute
eg. For midnight on 18th March, 2019, enter 19, followed by 03, followed by 18, followed by 00, followed by 00. The gadget refreshes after a few seconds with the new setting.
MILLENNIUM and all related characters are © Copyright Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc and its related entities. All Rights Reserved.