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Enigma Desktop 2.0 Released

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Customize your Windows desktop with a new look. Enigma Desktop 2.0 release comes with an .exe installer unlike the older versions which had to be manually installed. A GUI widget manager to organize and store your weather, email, calender widgets for ease of access. The Template configuration is set right out of the box, individual story links for hte RSS reader help customize your daily news right onto your desktop without directly visiting the source. The sidebar has a easy show/hide feature for fast customization.
Enigma 2.0 creator Kaelri has created many themes, you can visit the authors DeviantArt page here

 

Download Enigma 2.0 [DOWNLOAD]
This package contains the following themes:
1. The original Samurize config.
2. The new Rainmeter theme.
2a. CD Art Display styles to match the theme.
3. A bonus Samurize config called “Arcs.”

Step-by-step instructions are included for each.

What’s New

This isn’t a feature avalanche like the last one; I focused instead on making the existing stuff cleaner, faster, better organized, and easier to use.

Exceptions:
– Toggle is a button that shows/hides all of the Sidebar items on command. Very helpful for keeping a clean desktop.
– Gmail Icon now lights up when you have unread mail.
– I added a third form of MoxaWeather that lets you toggle the three-day forecast on and off.
– I’ve provided black icons for every skin that can use them, including MoxaWeather. It’s now a ten-second job to invert the colors for any skin.

Now for the real stuff:

– Most dramatically, the Home skin, shown above – a clickable menu for activating skins and switching between variations. (This one was bloody grueling to write.)
– I should have the long-awaited .EXE installer ready by this weekend.
– I’ve included a set of templates – basically replacements for Rainmeter.ini, so you can load a working setup right out of the box. 
– I went through and optimized update speeds for nearly every measure; there’s a noticeable performance boost for several skins.
– Added an invisible background to Notes, Reader and Systems to make them easier to drag.
– Reader now has individual links for each story.
– I downsized the Launcher set; there’s only one button/menu pair now, and the menu doesn’t disappear when you launch things (by default). The one I kept is the Apps launcher; the shutdown, etc. links were clearly too fickle for most people.

Enigma [via DeviantArt]

Written by James Lam

February 23, 2009 at 11:42 pm

Posted in Customize

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