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Rainmeter Launcher with Hover Effect (Curser does not have to be dicertly on text!!)

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#!IMPORTANT!# If you know how to do it this way then use this way.
Apps.txt - pastebin.com/yh9qVtM2
Launcher.ini - pastebin.com/tAkE3dCM
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:iconenzotot:
enzotot Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
I really like it! though just one thing...
can you make it horizontal? like what do you do in the ini to make it horizontal. thanks in advance!
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:iconnvoniatis:
nVoniatis Featured By Owner Edited Jan 2, 2017
great work!! 
is there any way to disable one-click executes and make them double-click? (like normal icons)
right now if you click on an option, it starts automatically :/
its really a pain in the a** having to close all these game i accidentally click on xD 
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:iconprofdemon:
ProfDemon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
I really like this launcher. Is there any way to have an expandable menu? For example, clicking "Games" would open out into a list of games.
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Professional Artist
Possible, yes. Something I've got the time to write, not so much, sorry.
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Egozalor Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Student Filmographer
I have seen that feature done in this video. However, I am still a newbie to rainmeter so I could not figure out how was it done. I am guessing one button runs a new... instance? of your launcher. Any quick recomendations?
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:iconledu00:
ledu00 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
How do I align all text to the left side ? When I change all LEFTs to RIGHT in Launcher.ini everything just dissapears :/
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Professional Artist
I'm going to guess it's just a resolution thing, can't really remeber how I wrote it.
(I'm thinking when you try to align it left it goes too far left and gets hidden outside your screen)
Try to place the launcher in the middle of the screen and then change it and move it to where you want it.

(Sorry for the late reply!)
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:iconaqualoco:
Aqualoco Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016
I ran into the same problem, and I don't think that's it. For my "App1" I set it to:
"Google******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************"
and when I set the StringAlign to RIGHT, it just disappears. 

Also, when I set the StringAlign to CENTER, the text gets cut in half.

Any ideas?
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egedusud Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
Thank's for this launcher man, I love it !
But even with the instructions, I can't make more than 10 shortcuts, so I was wondering if you can change the file on deviantart, and put by default like 20 pre-defined shortcuts ?
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Professional Artist
I'm a fan of simple solutions.
I could do that but may I suggest cloning the folder and make two rainmater app, lanucher.ini and lanucher2.ini

If I make it too long it's going to mess with the customization options. Let's say I add 20 but someone just wants to use 10, that's going to create 10 invisible ghost lines that is going to inhibit people from placing the lancher at the bottom of the screen.

Sorry for the late answer!


Side not, if you're feeling adventures and don't want to do the easy clone.
Go in apps.txt and lancher.ini and duplicate everything to make it twice as long, I'll let you figure out what to not duplicate but pretty much "Not the garbage at the start".
Then in apps.txt change out 
App1=""  - App11="" 
App1Path= - App11Path=  
And in Launcher.ini change out 
[AppButton1Passive]
Text=#App1#
[AppButton1Active]
and some stuff in every "LeftMouseUpAction=!" and "MouseLeaveAction=!"

Change new 1 into 11, new 2 into 12, and so on until you get to 20.
With your friend Ctrl+F on your side you can do anything, I believe in you!

I also suggest Notepad ++ for easy mass replacing.
You you run into any problems feel free to throw me a comment.
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colonelfury Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
Might be missing something, but whenever i change the alignment from LEFT to RIGHT they apps just disappear, is there something that I am missing? If not, what do you have to do to make it align right?
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:iconledu00:
ledu00 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
I had it long time and it worked perfect, but when I reinstalled rainmeter and this skin, it won't fade.
Anyone knows why ?
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Professional Artist
I havn't updated Rainmeter in a while so I can't tell you.
Have you tried to delete and reinstall the skin?
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:icondesolatebloodshed:
Desolatebloodshed Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this! There are YouTube tutorials for the visual learners like myself.
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:iconj-kr1ssy:
J-Kr1ssy Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
Eh Idk how this works ;v; I don't know how to make the program activate. Am I really that dumb for this? XD
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:iconlpsykol:
lPsykol Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Is there a way I can change the text color?
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:iconthiefzero:
ThiefZero Featured By Owner May 2, 2016
Yes, in launcher.ini you will find a header named [Variables]
FontColorPassive=r,g,b,a
FontColorActive=r,g,b,a

Passive = non-mouse over color.
Active = color on mouse-over.
r g b a refer to RGBa color values, r = red value, g = green value, b = blue value, a = alpha (transparency) value. These values go from 0 (off) to 255 (max).
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CAGUEINOLIXO Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Thank you!
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:iconmzap:
Mzap Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016
How can i make the apps especially web browsers to open a new tab in an existing window instead of opening another window again?
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:iconthealphagoat:
thealphagoat Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
How would I make this horizontal?
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Professional Artist
Play around with Meter=String in Lancher.ini
You'll figure it out
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:iconbloodwolf878:
BloodWolf878 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016
I like this launcher! I can launch my apps successfully but I  don't know how to get rid of the spacing between them. What am I doing wrong?
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Professional Artist
If you're filling sloths in Apps.txt numerically going upwards there shouldn't be any gaps,
If you're talking about making the spacing between the text smaller you'll have to fiddle in launcher.ini

Can you send a screenshot so I know what your problem is exactly?
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BloodWolf878 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
Thanks for the response. I actually just figured it out a few minutes ago. Some one in the comments said they were able to reduce the spacing by changing y=50r value under the passive app part to a smaller value like 40r. Now my apps fit with my themes wallpaper and resolution.
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Logarytham Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
where are the instructions on how to set it up?
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Professional Artist
The apps.text file on pastebin have some instructions,
you can find it in the description.

What seems to be the problem?
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GarraNecrofear Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
am not sure if your active here or not . i used your brilliant launcher in my (minimalistic visions ) really liked the simple text idea . 
minimalistic visions
i still though have only one problem . your app#2 ( i have team speak ) its launching 5 times on each click . i still havent figured why . any idea  ?
apppath : 
App2=TEAMSPEAK
App2Path="C:\Program Files\TeamSpeak 3 Client\ts3client_win64.exe"      

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; ===========App2===========

[AppButton2Passive]
Meter=STRING
x=0
y=50r
SolidColor=0,0,0,1
Text=#App2#
FontFace=#FontFace#
FontSize=#FontSize#
FontColor=#FontColorPassive#
StringAlign=LEFT
StringEffect=#StringEffect#
FontEffectColor=#FontEffectColor#
AntiAlias=1
MouseOverAction=!Execute [!ShowMeter AppButton2Active][!HideMeter AppButton2Passive][!Update]

[AppButton2Active]
Meter=STRING
x=r
y=r
SolidColor=0,0,0,1
Text=#App2#
FontFace=#FontFace#
FontSize=#FontSize#
FontColor=#FontColorActive#
StringAlign=LEFT
StringEffect=#StringEffect#
FontEffectColor=#FontEffectColor#
AntiAlias=1
Hidden=1
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute ["#App2Path#"][!ShowMeter AppButton2Passive][!HideMeter AppButton2Active][!Update]
MouseLeaveAction=!Execute [!ShowMeter AppButton2Passive][!HideMeter AppButton2Active][!Update]

i am not a (rainmeter artiest  like you guys are i just fiddle with text and color ) any ways thanx . 
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Artist
I'm not really active but I come check comments from time to time.
I can't really see any problem,

Could you use Pastebin  and link both your Launcher.ini file and Apps.txt, not just for App2 but for everthing and I'll have a look.
I'll come check if you've replied a few times in the coming days so you wont have to wait that long.
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:icongarranecrofear:
GarraNecrofear Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
hi thanx for the quick replay ( i was working though i didn't get here fast enough ) 
pastebin.com/cM2yejKF
apps.text
pastebin.com/rXfbTBGv
launcher.ini
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Professional Artist
I don't see any problems and I don't get the error you describe when using your code.
Could you change out your line 
App2=TEAMSPEAK
App2Path="C:\Program Files\TeamSpeak 3 Client\ts3client_win64.exe"
with
App2="Test"
App2Path=::{20d04fe0-3aea-1069-a2d8-08002b30309d}
After the change save and refresh then see if a folder opens once or multiple times and get back to me.

Your problems seems strange but I'm sure we'll be able to fix it. I just need to figure out of the problem is somewhere in the code and I can't see it or if it's with the teamspeak launching. I don't have teamspeak so I can't test that but even if that is the problem I'm sure we'll find a work around.
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:icongarranecrofear:
GarraNecrofear Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
the test cam out good . it opens the my computer folder once.  i guess its the teamspeak app . maybe because its a x64 version ? 
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Professional Artist
It looks like you reply so fast that we might aswell just do a series of little test rather than me make a long post of if's and maybe's.
If you go to C:\Program Files\TeamSpeak 3 Client\ts3client_win64.exe and manually open the file "ts3client_win64.exe" it opens the program multiple times, yei or nei?
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:icongarranecrofear:
GarraNecrofear Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015
hey . well ur test gave me an idea . 
i renamed the ts3client_win64.exe to ts3client.exe 
done the shortcut and relocation . 
now everything is fine . 
am not sure if the "x6" 
had something to do with the program opening like 6 times . 
thanx i really appreciate you taking your time to help me . 
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Professional Artist
Not having access to your teamspeak folder I'm not really sure what the problem was,
but aslong as you were able to figure it out and it works.
Enjoy the launcher!
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:iconwarpig1264:
warpig1264 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Hey dude is there any way of getting any outlines for the text like a black outline to white text?
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Artist
Yes there is! 

Oh, tell you?

Yeah, erhm, StringEffect=BORDER should work.

I can write it up for you and give you a modified code where you get borders if you have no idea where to add it.
Do you want outlines when you hover over it?
Do you want outlines all the time?

Black text,
White outline,
No changes on hover over?

These are all important questions you need to answer if you want me to help you.
If not try having fun helping yourself!

Sorry for the late reply,
Such Sorry.

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Willyboyyy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Hi, Im really new to this and having trouble finding the "targets" or "paths" for certain programs. Steam I have done millions of different ones and it still hasn't worked and also I was wondering if you knew that path for microsoft word and powerpoint? Thanks!
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Artist
For steam it would be 
*Disk*:\Steam\SteamApps\common\*Games*\*Title.exe* (Remeber to have steam running in the backgroud to avoid problems)

For the differnt office programs I believe they've made a few changes in the later versons,
What verson of office do you use?


Sorry for the late reply,
Such Sorry.
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:iconcyroblade:
CyroBlade Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Please help, it says that my version of windows is not supported. I am using Windows 7.
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Artist
Is this a rainmeter problem or problem with this skin?
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:iconcyroblade:
CyroBlade Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
skin problem.
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Artist
pastebin.com/tAkE3dCM
pastebin.com/yh9qVtM2

Do you know how to use the code here to make the files yourself?
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:iconcyroblade:
CyroBlade Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
No, sorry.
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propaganda Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
First off THANKS, so simple and sleek!

I am having  an issue linking to MAPPED DRIVES or UNC Paths (\\SERVER\SHARE).  Anyone else experiencing this?

Everything else works fine physical drives (D:\), shell folders, and applications just not the above.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Edited Apr 9, 2015  Professional Artist
I just shutdown my server a few weeks ago and it's not back up so I can't do any testing atm.
When I do get around to getting it up and running I'll be sure to figure something out.

Until then may I suggest making a file that opens "\\server\location\"?
I would suggest (As a temp solution)
Mk dir Doc\Rainmeter\Launcher\Paths
Inside there you place a file...


Erhmahgod, I'm a genius. Never mind all that!

You should have a folder
"C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts\"
Inside Network Shortcut you should have a list of shortcuts to all your created network locations/drives.
In the apps.txt you write in the path ...\nerwork shortcurt\server\ that then f.eks opens ftp: // username@server.com/shared
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:iconpropaganda:
propaganda Featured By Owner Edited Apr 9, 2015
Thanks for the reply.  

That directory is empty for me.  I'm on win 8.1.  I have got it to work if i create a link to the shared drive and then call the .lnk file like this.

App10Path=C:\Links\DriveS.lnk
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:iconrainbowhoovez:
RainbowHoovez Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Professional Artist
Try - Right Click > New > Shortcut > Brows to location, or manually type the path there.
Then App10Path=C:\Links\Shortcut

Should work.
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:iconpropaganda:
propaganda Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Everything is working thanks for the assistance.
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