How to Set Up Rainmeter Dual Monitor Skins on Windows 10

How to Set Up Rainmeter Dual Monitor Skins on Windows 10

Rainmeter is a fantastic software for modifying Windows. Its skins are picked by users based on the information they provide and how attractive they make your desktop. Users can pick from a variety of skins to give their PC a different look. Rainmeter skins are not designed to be used on multiple displays but there is a way to do it. If you are someone looking for tips about the same, we bring to you a helpful guide that will teach you how to set up dual monitor Rainmeter skins.

How to Set Up Rainmeter Dual Monitor Skins on Windows 10

How to Set Up Rainmeter Dual Monitor Skins on Windows 10

Here is how you can set up dual monitor Rainmeter skins on Windows 10.

Note: Using several Rainmeter skins will hamper your system performance if it lacks proper hardware.

Step I: Download and Install Rainmeter

Follow these steps to download Rainmeter.

1. Download the Rainmeter app from the official site.

Download Rainmeter app

2. Run the downloaded Rainmeter Setup file and click on OK after selecting the language.

click on OK in Rainmeter setup

3. Select the Standard installation (recommended) option and click on Next.

select Standard installation and Click on Next in Rainmeter Setup

4. Then, choose the installation location path.

5. Wait for Rainmeter to install.

installing Rainmeter app

6. Click on Finish after completing Rainmeter Setup.

click on Finish after installing Rainmeter

Also Read: How to Download Themes for Windows 10

Step II: Set Up Rainmeter Skins

Select the Rainmeter skins you wish to use on multiple displays. If you’re using several skins, filter the ones you wish to use on all of your displays. Follow the given steps to set up Rainmeter dual monitor skins.

1. Go to the given location path in File Explorer.

C:\Users\YourUserName\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins

Skins path in File Explorer. How to Setup Rainmeter Dual Monitor Skins on Windows 10

2. Duplicate all folders containing Rainmeter skins that you want to be displayed on multiple screens.

Note: You may rename it to identify it easily as a copy. It won’t interfere with system UI.

3. Hit the Windows key, type Rainmeter, and click on Open.

open Rainmeter from Windows search bar

4. Right-click on Rainmeter and select the Manage skin option.

Manage Skin in Rainmeter

5. Click on the Display monitor option.

select Display Monitor to apply the skin in Rainmeter app

6. Select the monitor from the dropdown option and apply the skins.

use skins on the Display monitor on Rainmeter app

You can use this method on several monitors simultaneously. Skins can be duplicated without limitation. This method will only reproduce the skin in its current state. It won’t change its appearance. You can copy a modified skin though as the INI file remains the same. The changes will show in other monitors which are using the modified skin.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Is it safe to use Rainmeter skins?

Ans: They are entirely safe because they are only made available for download after comprehensive verification on authorized websites. However, if your system setup is inadequate, you may encounter difficulties in operating them. It depends on the system.

Q2. Does Rainmeter consume a large amount of RAM?

Ans: Yes, because of the animations it requires roughly 35 MB of RAM and will consume 5% CPU performance. Most Rainmeter themes utilize a fraction of that and it can be reduced further by disabling animations.

Q3. What’s the best way to get rid of Rainmeter skins?

Ans: Simply delete skins you want to get rid of from Documents/Rainmeter/skins (which is the default folder). Then open Rainmeter and go to the bottom of the page and select Refresh skins. And they will be removed.

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We hope that this guide was helpful and you were able to set up Rainmeter dual monitor skins on Windows 10. If you have any queries or suggestions then feel free to drop them in the comments section.

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Pete Mitchell

Pete is a Senior staff writer at TechCult. Pete loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has a decade of experience writing how-tos, features, and technology guides on the internet.

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