Rainmeter 3.2.1 Release

There are a lot of new features and capabilities in the latest Rainmeter 3.2.1. You can safely install the new 3.2.1 release version right over your existing Rainmeter 3.1 or earlier installation, and nothing you have done will be lost or changed. There is never any need to uninstall any earlier version of Rainmeter to use the newest version.

Major additions in Rainmeter 3.2.1

AudioLevel plugin

Added a new AudioLevel plugin. This will allow for real-time VU-Meter and Spectrum Analyzer visualizations of sound output.

See AudioLevel plugin for full documentation and example skins.

Mask Image functionality

Added the ability to mask an image inside the shape and size of another.

See Image - Mask Image for documentation, and Change Announcements for a full description and examples.

Formatted date / time options

Added several new options to allow using a formatted date / time string in the TimeStamp option of a Time measure. This can for instance allow the measure to parse and use a date / time string which might come from an RSS feed or other WebParser measure.

A full description and examples are at Change Announcements

Time Zones and Daylight Saving Time

Added several new option values to the TimeStamp option of the Time measure, to return dates and times for the start and end of Daylight Saving Time.

Added several new option values to the SysInfoType option of the SysInfo plugin, to return Time Zone and Daylight Saving Time offset information.

A full description and examples are at Change Announcements.

Error actions for WebParser

Added some new error actions to the WebParser plugin, to allow skins to take some action when several categories of error conditions happen.

A full description and examples are at Change Announcements

Other enhancements and fixes in Rainmeter 3.2

Added Favorites functionality to the Rainmeter and Skins context menus. Also added support for making a skin a "Favorite" in the Manage dialog. More details at Change Announcements.

Added a new DefaultUpdateDivider option to the [Rainmeter] section of skins.

Added Atan2 - Atan2(y, x) math function to formulas.

Added Min(x, y), Max(x, y) and Clamp(x, low, high) math functions to formulas.

Added the value ~100 to both Manage and the skin context menus to support setting the transparency of a skin to an opacity of 1, which is invisible but will still react to the mouse. This can be used in conjunction with the fade in / fade out / on hover capabilities.

Added a new PathToFile value for the FileView plugin Type child measure option. This will return just the path the file, including a trailing "\".

Added support for the 802.11ac protocol to the WifiStatus plugin.

Moved the Open folder and Disable dragging options to the top of the Skins context menu for easier access.

Fixed: A running Time measure will now automatically update for a change in Daylight Savings Time without requiring a skin refresh.

Fixed: Corrected an issue where the #SCREENAREAWIDTH# / #SCREENAREAHEIGHT# built-in variables would not initially detect the monitor the skin was loaded on until a refresh.

Fixed: Corrected an issue where the list of Layouts in Manage / Layouts could be off by one if the @Backup Layout was missing.

Fixed: Corrected a Power plugin STATUS issue when the battery level is higher than "low", but not currently charging.

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