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By The Old Man
Millennium Gadgets Pack (for Rainmeter & Windows)
This download has been updated and now contains a suite (pack) of Millennium-inspired gadgets which run on the free Rainmeter theming platform for Windows.
This pack includes 5 Millennium inspired gadgets, some with additional variants (total of 8 designs).
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 (art by Ethsnafu) 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.
These Countdown gadgets can be installed on modern, recent versions of Microsoft Windows, including Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, 8x, 10 (and you have to have Rainmeter installed first).
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 date/time,) all inspired by Chris Carter's Millennium television series.
Here's a video to show you how they work... Festive wallpaper not included!
Our interactive Countdown gadgets feature images from Millennium television series, the default gadget is of Millennium Group criminal profiler Frank Black. Easy to personalise - Just click on the 'Welcome Frank' greeting to display your own name instead (max 16 letters) . After a few seconds, the gadget will update with the new name. Days Remaining Countdown - Upon first install, displays the current number of days remaining in Millennium-inspired style until next New Year's Day or Halloween. Just click on the countdown to change the date/time of your event. After a few seconds, the gadget will update with the new time. 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 default internet browser. Automatic saving - 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 anywhere on your desktop. Rainmeter will remember where you left the gadget so it will appear in the same place, when you next restart Windows. You can also your desktop layout as a new layout in Rainmeter.
Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8, Windows 10 and later. Rainmeter, the best known and most popular desktop customization program for Windows which uses very little CPU and RAM resources, has a tiny space footprint, and will run perfectly well on any supported hardware.
Rainmeter is free and open source. Please download and install Rainmeter first then afterwards you can install our gadgets. Available from https://www.rainmeter.net/ For more hints and guidance on using our gadgets, how to display more than or choose different styles on some gadgets, please see this pinned topic:-
How to install
First install the latest free Rainmeter software installed and running on your computer. You can download it for free from https://www.rainmeter.net/ After Rainmeter is installed, it shows you a welcome message skin and demo widgets. You can close off/disable them (and any others you don't want visible) by right-clicking on them and selecting Unload. Download the latest Millennium Gadget pack from here, then double-click on it to install (it should open automatically in Rainmeter). How to configure
You can drag and drop the gadgets to any desktop area of any monitor you have. Rainmeter will remember its position. You can change the name shown from Frank to your own, simply click on the "Welcome Frank" message and following the instructions. You can change the countdown timer's target date by clicking on the current countdown message and following the instructions to enter a new future event date/time. The gadget will ask you for the year, month, day, hour and minute. E.g. So for midnight on 18th March, 2019, enter 19, followed by 03, followed by 18, followed by 00, followed by 00. The gadget then refreshes after a few seconds with the new setting. Easy peasy. Right click on our Gadgets to view any additional variations, themes and animations as per the Support Topic. MILLENNIUM and all related characters are © Copyright Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc and its related entities. All Rights Reserved.