Users pick Rainmeter skins based on the information they display, how the information is displayed, and how good they make your desktop look. Rainmeter skins aren’t exactly built for multiple monitors. You can position a skin on any monitor you want but if you want to display Rainmeter skins on multiple monitors, you need to use a little work around. It’s nothing more complicated than making a copy of a folder.
Rainmeter Skins On Multiple Monitors
First, pick out the Rainmeter skins that you want to use on multiple monitors. If you have several different skins in use, find the names of the ones you want to use on all your monitors.
In File Explorer, go to the following location.
Here, create a copy of the of all the skin folders that you want to use on multiple desktops. If you want, you can rename it to something else that will indicate that it is a copy of a different skin. It makes no difference on the UI of your system.
Quit and restart Rainmeter.
After you restart Rainmeter, right-click it and go to Skins. You will see that in addition to all the skins you’ve installed, there’s also the copy that you created. Enable the skin and you will basically have two instances of it running.
You can position the different elements of the skin on multiple monitors.
You can easily replicate this work around for any number of monitors you’re using. The only limitation is the number of monitors you can connect to a system but the skins themselves can be replicated over and over.
If you need different variations of the same skin, for whatever reason, you can use this same trick to get them. Of course, the skin itself must have variations for you to enable. This trick will only duplicate the skin as it is. It won’t modify anything with respect to how it looks.
If you have manually modified a skin, and then copied its folder, the modifications will be copied because the INI file is the same. If you made changes to the INI file of a skin after making a copy of it, the changes will not carry and you will have to make them again in the INI file of the copied skin.
There will of course be a performance tax from all this. If your system doesn’t have the resources to support running multiple skins, its performance will drag. Every copy of a skin you make is akin to running yet another skin on your system.