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Simple RM Launcher by danieliop Simple RM Launcher by danieliop
A simple launcher I've made, again, to fit my desktop.
You can add and remove options, only by copying or deleting the groups.
Also, when you create a new shortcut, you don't need to regulate positions, it regulates automatically (just don't copy the first group; copy the last one and then edit the options.)
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Xgribbelfix Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Somebody knows how i can align it from the right. I tried a few things, but the Applications just vanished.
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beenorange Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
StringAlign=right
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fckn2 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Hello thanks for this great launcher loved a lot, i wan to ask how can i make it click easier because while mouse not on actually on text i can't click on it. Also i tried changing font size it worked better but not looking good. :)
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fckn2 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Okay i solved my problem adding " SolidColor=0,0,0,1 " each string. Hope that will help someone :)
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F4LL3NxEXILE Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Wow. You deserve some kind of... gold for this ;)
Thanks a million
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AmokOwe Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Thanks!
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CrestfallenAbyss Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Hey thanks a bunch for this. Certainly helped me. I appreciate it!
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DhoCael Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Hey am i doing something wrong? I've followed all the guides you guys have left here and i still havent gotten it to work...the background thing that is. my code is

[Chrome_Background]
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName=invisible.png
x=0
y=0
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute["C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"]

[APP1]
Meter=STRING
X=0
Y=0
FontColor=0, 0, 0, 255
FontSize=20
FontFace=Nokia Standard Multiscript
StringStyle=NORMAL
StringAlign=LEFT
AntiAlias=1
Text="Chrome"
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute ["C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"]

help?
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danieliop Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Does invisible.png have, at least, 1% opacity? If not, try putting it. Once, it worked for me.
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Mack3r3l Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I just wanted to say thank you.
This is exactly what I was looking for.
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:iconuserxt:
userXt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
ah nevermind. just read the instructions on page 2 ;)
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userXt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
awesome, exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.
Any suggestions on how you could make every "entry" 100% clickable, eg. by inserting a transparent background-image?
Just so something happens if you click the middle of an 'o' for example.

XtS
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danieliop Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Check the other comments, another user requested the same tip, and I explained how to do it there :D
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Niacim Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
amazing skin and amazing support on the coding
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Niacim Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
YES IT WORKED! So annoying it was only a space, thanks so much!! <333 this is amazing big thumbs up :D+
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Niacim Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Ok, I went on PS made a 25x150 Pixel Transparent Canvas.. Saved it as .png and then I wrote this code but it's not working quite right.. Can you point out what is wrong? :)

[Meter_Background]
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName=Transparent Background(1).png
x=0
y=0
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute["::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"]

[APP1]
Meter=STRING
X=0
Y=0
FontColor=1, 1, 1, 200
FontSize=20
FontFace=Segoe UI Light
StringStyle=NORMAL
StringAlign=LEFT
AntiAlias=1
Text="My Computer"
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute ["::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"]

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[Meter_Background]
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName=Transparent Background(2).png
x=0
y=26r
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute["C:\Program Files\iTunes\itunes.exe"]

[APP2]
Meter=STRING
X=0
Y=26r
FontColor=1, 1, 1, 200
FontSize=20
FontFace=Segoe UI Light
StringStyle=NORMAL
StringAlign=LEFT
AntiAlias=1
Text="iTunes"
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute ["C:\Program Files\iTunes\itunes.exe"]

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danieliop Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have two [Meter_Background]

Try calling them [iTunes_Background], [MyComputer_Background], and so on.
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Niacim Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Didn't work :( Have you done it on your PC? Can you copy a few lines of code so I can edit it ^^
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:icondanieliop:
danieliop Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, I forgot to answer before (this can be causing the problem): The PNGs needs to be at the same folder the skin is. So, you need to put the PNGs in the Simple Launcher folder.
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:iconniacim:
Niacim Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
already did that :(
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:icondanieliop:
danieliop Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm

Try making the image 1% transparent. I mean, 1% opacity black background.
This once worked for me.
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Niacim Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Still nothing :(

This is the code I've now got..
[MyComputer_Background]
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName=Transparent Background(1).png
x=0
y=0
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute["::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"]

[APP1]
Meter=STRING
X=0
Y=0
FontColor=1, 1, 1, 200
FontSize=20
FontFace=Segoe UI Light
StringStyle=NORMAL
StringAlign=LEFT
AntiAlias=1
Text="My Computer"

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[iTunes_Background]
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName=Transparent Background(2).png
x=0
y=26r
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute["C:\Program Files\iTunes\itunes.exe"]

[APP2]
Meter=STRING
X=0
Y=26r
FontColor=1, 1, 1, 200
FontSize=20
FontFace=Segoe UI Light
StringStyle=NORMAL
StringAlign=LEFT
AntiAlias=1
Text="iTunes"

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Niacim Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Some advancement, I added the text to the png file instead, so now that works fine and I can click the area rather than the text but it won't actually open the program still..

[iTunes_Background]
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName=Transparent Background(2).png
x=0
y=26r
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute["C:\Program Files\iTunes\itunes.exe"]

is all the code i've got ^^
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danieliop Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm, did you know you can use the same image many times? You don't need one background for each meter.

But try putting as title [Meter_MyComputer].


Later I will analyze it better, I'm working on Android right now.
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Niacim Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Oh and where do I need to put the .png files? I put them in the same skins folder on Rainmeter, not sure that's correct ^^
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oblivion0904 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
thanks again for the help i got them all to work. =D
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danieliop Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, nice!
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oblivion0904 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
nvm lol figured it out ^ ^
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oblivion0904 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
love the skin. however is there a way to make it easier to click the links? Right now i have to try and click one of the letters. and since the font is really thin its kinda hard to click it. is there a way to have a transparent background behind each link so clicking it wont be so difficult?
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danieliop Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, there is a way. You can add a background to each program, then give the "open" command to the background instead to the text. You can do it yourself, but if you need help, feel free to ask.
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mortaga123 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
i'd like to have this functionality but i really don't understand how (i managed to create my "invisible background" but can't add it to each links)
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danieliop Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have to reposition it. I mean, put x and y like the text is.

Example:

Text for "Launch Mario" is at x=150 y=0
Then BG for it might be at x=150 y=0

Got it?
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mortaga123 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
[APP1]
Meter=STRING
X=0
Y=0
FontColor=255, 255, 255, 150
FontSize=20
FontFace=Segoe UI Light
StringStyle=NORMAL
StringAlign=LEFT
AntiAlias=1
Text="Ordinateur"
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName=invisible background.png
x=0
y=0
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute ["::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"]

(sorry for spam didn't know i can't modify what i wrote before[link])
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mortaga123 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
yeah..no :p
i mean i don't understand how put background, i tried what you wrote for ~oblivion0904 but it doesn't work (here's my code) :

[APP1]
Meter=STRING
X=0
Y=0
FontColor=255, 255, 255, 150
FontSize=20
FontFace=Segoe UI Light
StringStyle=NORMAL
StringAlign=LEFT
AntiAlias=1
Text="Ordinateur"
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName=FileName.png
x=150
y=20
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute ["::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"]
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danieliop Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I see you have two x's and y's there. You only need one.

Now, you need to calculate the size of the box. I mean, your invisible BG is there, but it is small.

Try putting values like:

h=25
w=150

Go trying until you get satisfied. Just remember: a too low value will make some parts of the text without an action; a too high value will make parts without the text clickable.
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mortaga123 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Thanks a lot for everything ! here's my code for them who (will) have the same problem than me :
[code]
[background7]
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName="invisible background.png"
x=0
y=r
h=28
w=250
ImageTint=255,255,255,1

[APP1N]
Meter=STRING
X=0
Y=0
FontColor=255, 255, 255, 150
FontSize=20
FontFace=Segoe UI Light
StringStyle=NORMAL
StringAlign=LEFT
AntiAlias=1
Text="Ordinateur"
Meter=background1
MouseOverAction=!Execute [!RainmeterHideMeter APP1N][!RainmeterShowMeter APP1B][!RainmeterRedraw]
[APP1B]
Meter=STRING
X=0
Y=r
FontColor=255, 255, 255, 150
FontSize=20
FontFace=Segoe UI Light
StringStyle=BOLD
StringAlign=LEFT
AntiAlias=1
Text="Ordinateur"
Meter=background1
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute ["::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"]
Hidden=1
MouseLeaveAction=!Execute [!RainmeterHideMeter APP1B][!RainmeterShowMeter APP1N][!RainmeterRedraw]

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[/code]
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danieliop Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great that you managed to do it :)
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oblivion0904 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
awesome, but im really new to rainmeter how would i go about making a background?
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danieliop Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You should use Photoshop to make it. If you don't got the money, try GIMP, its free. Google for them.
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oblivion0904 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
that parts easy enough. but where do i put the images? and what code do i have to put in the ini file?
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danieliop Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You put the image in the same folder as the skin is (together with the main ini files).

The code you use is:

[Meter_Background]
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName=FileName.png
;Put the name there. Use PNGs as backgrounds.
x=
y=
;y and x are used to re-position the image in the skin, if it goes wrong.
LeftMouseUpAction=!Execute["PutTheProgramPathHere.exe"]
;It needs to be like I putted, except you trade PutTheProgramPathHere with the path. Keep the " !!!
;In that commands, I'm saying clicking with LeftMouseButton(Up) should do the following action, that is Execute the desired program.

--
You can just copy and paste all I write above. As I wrote the notes with ;s Rainmeter read them as comments.
For example, I want to execute Winamp. Then I write: !Execute["C:/Programs Files/Winamp/winamp.exe"]
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oblivion0904 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
awesome thanks ^ ^, ill give this a go and let you know if i run into any issues =P. thanks again
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danieliop Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No problems. Anything, just ask :D
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findingraichu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Exactly what I was looking for, thank you(:
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danieliop Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you liked it !
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AndriesSvieri Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How may I add my different libraries, or any other folder?
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:icondanieliop:
danieliop Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
just edit it
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AndriesSvieri Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried to add a directory but it doesn't work. I can add apps, but it doesn't respond to directories. =/
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danieliop Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
do like that:
c:/documents and settings/example/my documents (for docs folder)
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AndriesSvieri Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm using Windows 7. and it doesn't work even with proper path. =/
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