Rainmeter: Books Skin (book cover display)

I created this skin to show book covers as a kind of slideshow on my desktop.  I use Calibre to organize my ebook collection and as part of building the Calibre library I have downloaded book cover pictures for each book.  I am displaying these pictures using this skin on my desktop.  But you don’t have to use Calibre, as this skin will display any cover pictures from any folder containing the .jpg files (It looks in the sub-folders, too.).   Once installed, you will need to edit the UserVariables.inc file to give the path to your folder of choice.  A new cover is displayed about every 20 seconds.  Of course, you need Rainmeter installed to use this file.

There are two variants of this skin:

  1. Books.ini: which displays a large, slightly rotated book (suitable for pictures >320 pixels in width), and
  2. Books-Mini.ini: which is half the size and not rotated.



Download the Books.rmskin file from here.


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