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Notes Plus for Rainmeter by CharlieDogfhhfd Notes Plus for Rainmeter by CharlieDogfhhfd
! Make sure to disable Keep On Screen for this skin. !

Update coming soon (better coding), nothing special planned so far. Resizing is in the future though, be assured.

*Updated with a mini variant* :) :) :)

Some sticky notes for Rainmeter. Finally, at least you don't have to open the freaking notepad, you edit text right on the desktop. I would dare to say this is a very functional skin.

Go ahead, customize this tool the way you see fit. You can do virtually anything with it, very dumb and simple code. Changing the background is as easy as copying a file into the skin folder. Looks great without a background too, simple and clean.

Current variants are quite big when on screen, that is why I made this thing completely collapsible, just like a regular window, but in a Rainmeter fashion. However, in about 10-20 minutes you can edit a variant to be any size you want, with any font size and color.

I would love to add user-friendly customization tools later, when InputText.dll gets patched up.

There are 5 variants currently, each of them uses artwork of different artists from this site. I do not own any rights to their pictures, variants are created purely as examples. Thank you for your wonderful artwork. Let me know if you want your names on this page, or if you have any problems with me using your pictures.

This project is based on the Omnimo Notes, since it began as me tweaking those Notes for my own use. However I rewrote more than 90% of code. Thank you Omni, you are awesome. :)

Button are from the Static 2.0 VS [link]

!!! The ass-backwards way the text is inputted and formated is due to InputText.dll imperfection. I, more than anyone, want to see it updated, so it resembles a notepad in the way it functions and formats the text. At least make a different version of that library. !!!

Let me know if you like it and if there any troubles.

Thanks guys.
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naiconia Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Only first line keep when I hit CRTL+ENTER to go to next line ...
G4m3rHead Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I have modified the code, added a Title (Activeare5, Notes5, Input5) and also added the Title of the note to "HideDrop" mode, as a "SubtitleHIDE".
My problem is that the text added in the Title area exeeds the borders, text leaks out so to say..
How do i constraint text to a certain size where it breaks ?  
mazzinga Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Hi, I'd like to change position to my NotesPlus window, but unfortunately it is anchored on the left side of the monitor.

The settings into rainmeter.ini file are:

Do you know what parameter should i change to put the window of noteplus, for example, in the center of the monitor, and how?


PS I run rainmeter on win7
PPS Great job!
shizuyue Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Try this, it worked for me.

Try right-clicking the skin -> Settings -> uncheck "Keep on screen" and "Snap to edges".
dmikester1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
In your screenshots, you have text on multiple lines.  How do you do that??  It won't let me enter text on multiple lines.
Cyntehl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rainmeter does not support multi-line strings. He added enough spaces so that the text would wrap around.
Although there could be a quick "hack", doing some math, and checking to see how many spaces it would take to create a new line using an escape character like /n
Nekkio Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
well ctrl+enter sems to work when you write but when you'll end note only 1st line is shown, so i just did space thing.
Personally needed that much space  [                                                                                                                            ]
(yes mark the space betwen [] ) use it if you want. That helped me a little (:
tmIceCream Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
what icons are you using for the folder and recycle bin?
ajnsd619 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Absolutely amazing. I've been searching for a good notepad for quite some time. I was very happy with the original; however, yours completely blew me away! Your work here is beyond expectation. Thank you so much! Your skin is now the centerpiece of my desktop and something that will be used daily. Thanks, Charlie. --Joaquin
Lizi-chan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Awesome! Thanks!
starkman9000 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AWESOME. Thank you.
If only Enter worked, but hey, nothings perfect. I'm sure you'll get it eventually.
Gravemaster7 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
I LOVE THIS!! I've been waiting for something like this for years. The sleek, minimal design with easily customizable everything.
Que-Lastima Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just want to share the code I edited for the NoteMini. I rearranged Note2,3,4 to allow for several input fields in the same window.…
FiniteDefinition Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
 Great job! This is the sticky notes i've been wanting instead of that blasted widget! :)) although, i cant change the text :/ where is it located? 
MetallicDubDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome skin, I adjusted the black mini one a bit, now I have a list of my League Of Legends Champions :) I like having the list somewhere, where I can copy it quickly, so I can paste it into to search when I enter Champion Select.
mpsslh Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Edit x2, x3,x4 to width desired

Fyndler Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Great but make so we can make new lines... Now its kinda pointless. Everything is in one line :/
sh0gunshin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
5/5 utterly amazing
sh0gunshin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
any idea to hide the plus from Notes plus?
Florimer Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
If you use rainmeter for more than two hours, you should know how to do that. Besides, author left notes in the config to ease resizing these notes and stuff...
in rainmeter\skins\notesplus chose the txt file of your notes type, there find that word, in that case "plus" (by pressing ctrl+f) and delete it, or change to any other text you like. Pretty much works with all the other parameters as well.
hionglin Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
very nice skin!

I'm pretty new to Rainmeter so I'm not sure does this have anything to do with Rainmeter's settings, or NotesPlus' settings. For some reason NotesPlus is stuck at the left edge of my screen, I can only drag it up and down, and fail to drag it horizontally, this happens to all variants. Also tried to manually edit the x-coordinate in the manage skin window, it won't let me change the 0 for x. Would be great if you could point me to a solution :)

SoftCloudProject Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :3
sakynko Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Just splendid ! Thank you for this.
06chaynes Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
What needs to be done to move the notes area to the right side of the screen?
Insilus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Disable "Keep on screen"
Morph89 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Please fix the line break issue! Fantastic work otherwise!
yinas Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
looks promising
prob is: line break
u CAN line break using CTRL+ENTER
but all text typed this way will be lost once you hit ENTER
horus-whistle Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Please please please make the text window able to use the Enter key for making a new line. It's driving me nuts!
horus-whistle Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Also the whole thing bugs out if you double-click on the text area
mizfitxbunni Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Love this! This is great and really easy to fully customize, I've been searching everywhere for a rainmeter notes like this. The only thing is that the bang doesn't seem to work for me, so I have to refresh it myself after editing or mini/maximizing, but that's a small issue and I don't really mind it. Thanks for the great skin! :)
anti---christ Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
>clicks on note
>starts typing
>hits enter
"Rainmeter has stopped working.
Windows is checking for a solution to the problem..."
Great job man. Great job.
grant356 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm all for expanding the wealth of add-ons for Rainmeter, but man you can't even enter Line Breaks :\

My sole purpose for this was to input my work schedule, and without breaks - that's impossible lol.

Needs a little more work before you give it alot of praise as you have done.
faeXX Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
this screwed up my rainmeter T_T i cant even get rid of the big dark rectangle even when i unloaded it
florencaml Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
i can't type. T.T
jadawgis732 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
This is great work. Where are you finding such amazing artwork. I really loooove the backgrounds.
I love you, thank you for doing this.
lenasaurusx3 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
everytime I change position to normal, there won't change anything and the setting goes back to topmost
lenasaurusx3 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
how can I disable the keep on display function?
williplay Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
I can't save some special sympol such as [ ] ? - ! .... etc, it makes rainmeter stopworking (win 7 64bit) :(.
WQRLD Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
what is the VS?
WQRLD Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
ty ty :D
archon302 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Amazing. However, it needs the fix so you can enter in line breaks!
CharlieDogfhhfd Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Read the description at the bottom for info on how InputText.dll is not up to speed
archon302 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Sorry...I hope it gets updated soon. This is such a good application though. :) You should re-release this if/when it gets updated.
archon302 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Also, the ability to more freely move the skin, if possible.
CharlieDogfhhfd Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
make sure that Keep On Screen is disabled.
fotosintesis90 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
love this...another creation which means a lot in rainmeter community..
ravenlark Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I love it. However, I have encountered two problems.

1.) If I try to use double quotes, then the notes field is set back to its previous state after pressing Enter.

2.) If I try to use a line break (CTLR+Enter), then only the first line is kept.
CharlieDogfhhfd Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Can't do anything about. At least I don't know what. If you have read the description you would have known that I did not create the input .dll - it is the official and only one rainmeter input plug-in, and it fucking sucks. Give me a better library, I will plug it in and it will finally works to it's full potential. Which is being an actual onscreen notepad.
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