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Crypto Coins Skin/Desklet for Windows

Windows Desklet, Widget, Gadget, Rainmeter Skin that displays the current price of more than 1500+ coins and their daily percent changes.

Desklet screenshot

Usage Help

Requirements

To be able to use this Desklet first you will need to have the necessary requirements:

NOTE: Rainmeter is a completely safe, free and open-source application for Windows PCs. It is a platform that enables skins to run on your desktop. For more information check out: https://docs.rainmeter.net/manual/getting-started/

Installation

To use the Desklet first you need to install it, steps are below:

  1. Download the latest release version file .rmskin from https://github.com/pbojan/cryptocoins-desklet-windows/releases
  2. Double-click the .rmskin file and then click Install.

NOTE: For more about installing skins check out: https://docs.rainmeter.net/manual/installing-skins/

Usage

To add the Desklet to your desktop, please follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure you have Rainmeter running
  2. Right-click on the Rainmeter icon in the tray and select Manage
  3. Find the file pbojan -> CryptoCoins -> Bitcoin -> Bitcoin.ini
  4. Select it and click Load in the top-right corner and this will load the desklet on your desktop
  5. Right-click the Desklet and select Edit Skin
  6. Replace ApiKey=YOUR_API_KEY with your CoinMarketCap API key
  7. You can load multiple desklets by finding the .ini file and clicking Load. Repeat steps 5 & 6 to add your API key
  8. Now you can move the desklet to your desired location on the desktop!

NOTE: This Dekslet comes with few different crypto-coins configured out of the box but it is really easy to configure any crypto-coin available on http://coinmarketcap.com! Check out the next section to find out how.

Adding New Coin Desklet

To add new crypto-coin as a Desklet, please follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Rainmeter skins directory, usually C:\Users\#YourName#\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\pbojan\CryptoCoins
  2. Copy the Bitcoin folder and name it the as crypto-coin you want to add e.g. Dash
  3. Go into the folder and rename the Bitcoin.ini file to Dash.ini, now you should have C:\Users\#YourName#\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\pbojan\CryptoCoins\Dash\Dash.ini
  4. Open the file with any editor and change:
    • Change the ApiKey to the API key you got from your CoinMarketCap account
    • Change the CoinSymbol to the Symbol of the crypto-coin you want to add e.g. CoinSymbol=DASH (make sure it is in upper case)
      • In some rare cases where some currencies have the same symbol e.g. BTCV you can also use CoinID=5175 to specify exactly which currency to show.
      • You can find the CoinID by going on the tools section for your coin e.g. https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/bitcoin-vault/tools/ and in the Website Widget section find the following field data-currencyid in this case data-currencyid="5175"
    • Change the Currency to the desired Currency you want to see the price as e.g. Currency=USD (make sure it is in upper case). You can find all supported currencies on this page: https://coinmarketcap.com/api/documentation/v1/#section/Standards-and-Conventions
  5. Save the changes, now you can add your coin desklet from the Manage window, check the Usage section for more details

NOTE: This Dekslet comes with more than 420+ crypto-coins icons out of the box but in the case when the coin icon is not displayed for your coin that means you need to add the icon:

  • Download an icon for you crypto-coin and move it to C:\Users\#YourName#\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\pbojan\@Resources\icons\
  • Make sure the icon is named the same as the CoinSymbol e.g. dash.png
  • For best results make sure the icon has the same aspect ration for width/height and is at least 50x50 pixels big

Troubleshooting

If your desklet is not working follow the next steps to find out why:

  1. Check if you have added your API-KEY to the desklet config:
    • Right-click the Desklet and select Edit Skin to open the configuration.
  2. Check the rainmeter logs:
    • Right-click the Desklet select Manage Skin and click Open Log on the bottom left.
  3. Check the coinmarketcap account logs:

Bugs/Feedback

If you find any bugs or stability issues please create an issue here or send an email to p.bojan@live.com.

If you have ideas for new features or improvements please send an email to p.bojan@live.com.

Contribute/Donate

If you want to support the work and maintenance of this Desklet, please consider donating. Every donation is highly appreciated!

BTC: bc1q82zg96fgeenr5ag254lnqt4nn77lzjf5nx9m00
BCH: qq57wcmp7ajgpzgxhme5ldfwwfmkja8qd5mmaf6rlz
LTC: ltc1q362me09lmxfcq6zex6968qsnnq6hz3nhxv4cyr
ETH: 0x1125207ae7d169eb623fa228e5b2c48a6b6482d9

Can't donate but you still want to help? Here are a few ways how to support this project:

  • Give feedback, report any bug or issue you find
  • Improve the Desklet by creating a pull request to add new features. If you want to add new features please first send an email to p.bojan@live.com and describe your idea.
  • Star/Watch the project on Github
  • Spread the word and share this desklet with your friends, colleagues, social networks, etc.

Credits

  1. The Desklet currently is using the PRO API from https://pro.coinmarketcap.com/
  2. The icons are from https://github.com/cjdowner/cryptocurrency-icons

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2018-2020 Bojan Petkovski

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