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RainLock v2.0 for Rainmeter by TheMonoTM RainLock v2.0 for Rainmeter by TheMonoTM
This is the second iteration of my RainLock skin for Rainmeter. The update contains a GUI to change the passcode, the ability to edit individual buttons and a lockscreen clock. The default passcode is 5555 and the default buttons hover light green and click dark green. This can be changed by editing the individual images for each button.

EDIT: If you are stuck on the lock screen, you can get out of it by ctrl right clicking the lockscreen and unloading the screen. You can then open the skin folder and change the passcode in the RainLock.inc file.
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:iconredeyedragez:
RedEyedRagez Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  New member
How do I change the wallpaper? I have a red backlit keyboard and I'd really like to have another wallpaper for the lockscreen, so it matches with my keyboard. :)
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Interface Designer
Find your rainmeter skins folder and change the LockBackground.png to a picture of your choice.
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vimalonly4u Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
TheMonoTM  ono First of all I was looking of skin like this many time ago. I love it and Edited it like attached transparent PNG Image of my choice.
i want some more things added in this skin as under

1. auto start up [ whenever my pc is turned on Rainlock should lock the screen]
2. Shut Down Button [who does now my password can shutdown it]
3. Photo Slide show [when screen is lock my desired photos should be used in slide show
4. Notes Section [ Where I can Type messages or Enter my Essential quick note information]
5. Lock Option [pattern lock, Text *** password lock, Number Lock]

I know I made too too..oo many demands on this .. but it will be very cool if you make this possible.

      Finally I love this Rain lock and happily using it. I just Wished more and have Faith in  you that you can make this possible for me and other Rainmeter Users.. Plz. provide it free of charge. I am not able to buy it..

With Regards vimalonly4u 
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TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you like it!

1. Unfortunately I can't force RainLock to open upon start-up through Rainmeter, however it is possible via the following steps:
   1. Run Task Scheduler by searching for it from the Start menu.
   2. Click "Create Task" on the right.
   3. Go to "Triggers" tab.
   4. Create a new Trigger "On workstation unlock"
   5. Click OK.
   6. Go to "Actions" tab.
   7. Create new Action.
   8. In "Program/Script" browse to the installed "Rainmeter.exe" file.
   9. Add this to arguments "!ActivateConfig RainLock RainLock.ini".
   10. Enjoy your new lock screen :D (Big Grin)
   TIP: For the best effect, remove your Windows password.

2. I will not be adding a shutdown button as it serves no purpose. The shutdown button can already be accessed from the Windows lockscreen without needing to log onto the computer.

3. I will definitely consider the slideshow idea, however it may be some time before I include it as I am currently a bit busy and have been working on an update already.

4. I might consider the notes idea, however I probably won't for the same reason that I don't have a text password option.

5. I have already coded the pattern lock, however it might differ from your idea. I probably will not pursue the text password option at this point. Rainmeter limits text input options. The TextInput plugin does not work very well with RainLock in terms of staying on top. Another reason is that RainLock is supposed to serve as an alternative to the regular Windows lockscreen. Windows 7 already includes a text password option. RainLock provides addition methods.

I should hopefully be releasing RainLock v3.0 soon. I have put a decent amount of time and effort into it. I am currently flattening out a few bugs and then it should be ready for upload.
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:iconvimalonly4u:
vimalonly4u Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
thank you sir .. for reply.
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justflourish Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
awesome work !!
but how to make this lock start up with windows??
rainmater starts normally Rainlock.exe also
but desktop doesn't locks at startup with rainlock.. (
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Interface Designer
1. Run Task Scheduler by searching for it from the Start menu.
2. Click "Create Task" on the right.
3. Go to "Triggers" tab.
4. Create a new Trigger "On workstation unlock"
5. Click OK.
6. Go to "Actions" tab.
7. Create new Action.
8. In "Program/Script" browse to the installed "Rainmeter.exe" file.
9. Add this to arguments "!ActivateConfig RainLock RainLock.ini".
10. Enjoy your new lock screen :D
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eaw0014 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
If my laptop is connected to a docking station that displays on 2 additional monitors, what will I have to edit to allow all 3 screens to lock on command? Currently, only my "main screen" will lock. I can still operate on the other two.
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Interface Designer
You should check out the comments before asking questions but here you go. Credit to ZeroViSiBiLtY for putting in the effort to test my skin and make it work with multiple screens.
Option 1 (by far the easiest in my opinion):

1. Create a background that will stretch over both (or more) monitors
  -I have two different sized monitors and I found this tool very helpful: dualmonitortool.sourceforge.ne…

2. Find this section: [MeterLockBackground] and edit the code thusly: 
    [MeterLockBackground]
      Meter=Image
      ImageName=LockBackground
      ;w=#SCREENAREAWIDTH# 
      ;h=#SCREENAREAHEIGHT#
      x=0
      y=0

 -This removes the constraint that forces the wallpaper to confine to one monitor's width and height.
 -It forces the skin to open at coordinates (0,0) on your monitor, and with a wallpaper that stretches, will allow coverage for multiple monitors.
 -I just commented out the w= and h= sections, if, for some reason, you ever wanted to go back.
 -That's It! This will allow you to lock mutiple 
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PhenixMightheart Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hey , i have a problem
when we install a skin it automatically instals in rainmeter\skin folder
now the problem
I move your skin to the differnet folder means

I create a folder under skin called New folder and now I move your skin to that folder and the desktop icon is not working ( here what I mean is desktop lock button is not working )
plz help me
plz
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:iconphenixmightheart:
PhenixMightheart Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
dont worry about it.
I already figured it out.
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Artarrius Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Very nice Work!
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thanks!
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creeperdu38 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Good Job !
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thanks!
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Tc027 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
How do I change the passcode in the rainlock.inc.
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:iconartistbd:
artistbd Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
open the rainlock_edit skin file. its self explanatory
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thanks artistbd
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:icontc027:
Tc027 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
I'm unable to change the passcode.Were do I change it in the rainlock.inc.
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Rainlock.inc should have a variable like this
Pin=5555
Change the 5555 to whatever you like using the numerals from 1-9.

The above will definitely work but otherwise use the GUI Rainlock_Edit.ini
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:iconartistbd:
artistbd Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
awesome idea man. wondering if i could lock desktop with keyboard and also unlock using the numpad. much appreciated
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Interface Designer
You can lock the desktop using the keyboard, but for this, you will have to set up an autohotkey script. As for unlocking, Rainmeter's current functionality does not allow it to take keyboard input without an ugly textbox but I do have an idea that might work. If it works, I will implement it into v3.0
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PhenixMightheart Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
plz can u tell me how to speed up working with this rain lock
my problem it is a slow locking system
and when we are entering the password it becomes slow
can u plz tell me to fast that rainlock of yours
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I'm not sure why it is slow on your computer. It is running completely fine on mine. The issue is probably related to your computer's hardware, but you can try the following.

Press Ctrl+Shift+Escape to open up task manager.
Select the Processes tab.
Find Rainmeter.
Right click it and give it realtime priority.

See if that helps. Otherwise it means your computer is too slow to be running Rainmeter or that you are running excessive background tasks.
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PhenixMightheart Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
ohh man you are kidding me right
4 th generation i7 4960x 3.6 GHZ
2 GTX780 16 gb of ram
and u are saying that my pc is slow .

plz tell me solution
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Sorry. Can't help you out. That's definitely enough power to run the skin efficiently. I'm not sure what's causing your issue. The skin works fine on my laptop, which has much lower specs.
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PhenixMightheart Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
from what i mean by slow is frames of the rain lock
when u unlocked the your computer from rainlock it unlocks slows (here what i mean by slow is its frames it really looks slow lazzy and laggy )
is there is any way u could optimize it with the computer . plz a little solution will help
I want to use this rain lock very badly . and in an optimize mode . plzz u are the creator of this rain lock plz give me some anwser or a solution.
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I have actually being fiddling around with the skin and am almost complete making v3.0 which I'll be uploading soon. You might want to wait for that and see if your issue is resolved in the new version.
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PhenixMightheart Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
okay then I will wait 
when you are releasing your new version
PLZ tell me
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I don't have an exact date planned, but I am aiming for before the end of next week.
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jayk1221 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
how to download this?
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Interface Designer
There is a download link on the top right of this page.
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Psri Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Is there a way to make the time 24 hour? So 16:00 instead of 04:00 ? Thanks for the great skin though!
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Edit the skin. Find [MeasureTime]. Change the format from %I:%M to %H:%M.
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:iconpsri:
Psri Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Thanks dude!
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brentordono Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
hi this is awesome, but is it possible to add '0' digit? I just see 'X' instead.
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Unfortunately it is not able to add a fully functional '0' digit due to the way in which this skin reads the user's input. The 'X' button is used to clear the current input and start over in case you make a mistake. I will have a look at the code again and try to implement the '0' button when I get time though.
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fehsama Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
download please!!! *o*
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TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Interface Designer
The file is available to download...
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phantomghost1525 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
EPIC skin!
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TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Thanks!
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aces013 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Is there a way to set up a shortcut for it or some other way to make it open when i want? By the way as someone who has been using rainmeter for three years, this is hands down the most innovative and beautiful mod i have ever seen. 
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TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student Interface Designer
There is already an included button in RainLock>Desktop Lock Button.

You could also experiment with AutoHotKey or AutoIT.

I'll try to make a script for the next update.
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UltimateDiego Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
dude i need help i forgot the password and i dont know how to put a new one without knowing the old one
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Interface Designer
If you are stuck on the lock screen, you can get out of it by ctrl right clicking the lockscreen and unloading the screen. You can then open the skin folder and change the passcode in the RainLock.inc file.
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suhaimyharun Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
hye....what happen all this..!!i already done the passcode but it cant accept that...what can i do now....hurry up!!!i have a big problem to solve right now!!
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I am not sure what your problem is. Please elaborate so I can identify the cause of the problem.
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:iconthemonotm:
TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Interface Designer
If you are trying to get out of the lock screen without putting in the passcode, you can hold the ctrl key while right-clicking and unload the skin.
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TheMonoTM Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Interface Designer
You can then open the skin folder and change the passcode in the RainLock.inc file.
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