Bring Windows 8 Interactive Home Screen with Live Tiles on Windows 7
Since when Windows 8 Interface is made official, it is creating waves on web and I say it deserves. We recently covered a Windows 8 Metro IM Theme which changed many graphic elements to imitate Windows 8 but didn’t had interactive Homescreen or Start Screen. Thanks to Omnimo UI for Rainmeter, we can bring Live tiles too on Windows 7.
Rainmeter is a Desktop Customization software for which Omnimo Skin is developed by DeviantArt users. It is inspired from Windows Phone 7 so as Metro UI of Windows 8 to offer multifunctional interactive desktop.
Omnimo UI is not just attractive but also it gives all essential information and control you need at one place, your Home Screen. Each Live Tile can be customized in look and features as per needs. Right from Start button to Facebook Feeds, Weather Widget to Email account, everything can be placed as Tile on Desktop.
Let’s go straight to the procedure of installation:
- Download the latest Stable version of Rainmeter and Install it
- Download Omnimo Skin for Rainmeter
- Extract the archive in any folder and double click SETUP.rmskin to install
- Skin will be installed and you will have to choose Screen Resolution
That’s it your Desktop is now comprised of several Live tiles including Gmail, Weather, Control Panel, etc. Each tile reacts when clicked and shows summary information as shown in Windows 8 Interface Demo.
Type and Number of Panels or Live Tiles to be shown can be customized. They are categorized as Time, Info, Music, Internet and 3rd Party applications’ Shortcuts like CCleaner, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
Not just one or two but Complete Homescreen can be revamped choosing inbuilt 20 styles or even you can customize the colors to make own style.
So, if you are using this Rainmeter Skin in complimentary with Windows 8 Metro Theme, Windows 7 will look almost similar to Windows 8.