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Work Launcher [1.3] by ActiveColors Work Launcher [1.3] by ActiveColors

Work Launcher

Version: 1.3
Last Update: 18 December 2013

Hello folks. Several months ago I had some arguments about functionality of XWidget and Rainmeter and was said that it isn't possible to port Work Launcher  from XWidget to Rainmeter. So I did 100% port (not for the first time by the way) and added some more useful features and settings ;)



Changelog

1.3 
Added: Ukrainian language. Thanks to BlackoutY4K
Fixed: Launcher panel titles became shortened when D2D is disabled. Thanks to Meyrlan

1.2 
Fixed: Custom language picker. Thanks to BlackoutY4K
Added: 32x32 icon pack for choosing
Changed: Authors in the About dialogue are clickable

1.1
First release



Instructions


Installing Launcher
This launcher works on Windows with installed Rainmeter program. It is free and you can get this program on rainmeter.net/

Configuring links
Click right mouse button on the link and choose "Configure Link" to open link editor.

Changing settings
Click right mouse button on any launcher area and choose "Open Settings"

Choosing number of items on the launcher
Open settings as it is written above and find there option "Number of Items". Change it's value from 1 to 10 on your wish.



Answered Questions


Why in the context I don't have "Configure Link" menu?
This menu will be shown by clicking on the area which you chose in the settings menu "Open Link By Clicking". For example you set to open link by clicking on the icon, "Configure Link" menu will appear on right mouse click on the icon of link.

Why my text fonts don't look like on preview?
If you have Windows 7 or 8 text rendering should be ok. If not, download and apply www.microsoft.com/en-us/downlo… this Platform Update to enable D2D rendering.



Русский

Информацию на русском языке вы можете прочесть здесь.



Credits

Universal transitions and Rainfile are made by Kaelri
Included Aurora icon packt is made by MannMitDerTarnjacke
Work Launcher for XWidget is made by Kamaz-Z



Feel free to ask related questions :peace:
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:iconusman55:
Usman55 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  New member
Looks good, but can I have multiple launchers on the desktop? If not, what way should I use to organize my icons.

I want something which would remove all the icons from desktop and instead place them in launchers.
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You should copy and paste root folder of the Work Launcher and name a copy something like "Work Launcher 2". Then you need to edit .ini files. You should find all  "Work Launcher" mentionings and rename them to "Work Launcher 2". That would make it work.
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:iconfirstpaint:
FirstPaint Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Hi noticed that in the screen shots you have a "Computer" tab - i am trying to also get my computer tab to work (linking to This PC) but whenever i click it the tab, nothing opens - any help?
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
When you open link configuration window there will be button "opening system folder". Click on it and you will see addresses of the system folders. This PC considered to be a system folder as well.
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:iconasianguy3823:
asianguy3823 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  New member
I really love this skin! Hope you can do more like these in the future or at least update it with more features. Anyway, what other icon packs do you recommend to use with this skin? I want more icons.
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for your warm words. You can see my favourites here activecolors.deviantart.com/fa…
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:iconasianguy3823:
asianguy3823 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  New member
Thank you so much! Keep up the good work.
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:iconaaronator127:
Aaronator127 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Can i have the link for the beautiful icons you have used ?
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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:icongeorgia-conroy:
georgia-conroy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
Just what i've been looking for!
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:iconmrbelgio:
MrBelgio Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  New member
Is there an ability to create multiple instances, I tried renaming it and all. I have a wallpaper which limits the amount of places I can use these. It's great, but I'd like the ability to have four instances of x amount of apps for example. So I can spread them around and make it work with my wallpapers
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sorry, right now it is not possible. I am working on expansion update and going to add an ability to run multiple instances as well. But it takes a lot of time to remake it since the core of this widget is complicated and I am looking for compromise between convoluted mechanics and user-friendly design. Also please take in consideration that currently I'm studying at university and have several projects to complete. Also I have couple of other skins that I need to update as well.
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:iconyahsuo:
Yahsuo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  New member
its beautiful
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:icondeepdream-21:
DeepDream-21 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That was exactly what I was searching for! :D Thank you for creating and sharing this.
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:icongusy1977:
gusy1977 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Very good tank you!
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:iconz3tre:
Z3tre Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Thank you for this awesome skin! I know someone had this question, but it seems the code has changed. I'm having the webpage link problem on icst7.ini and can't put mail.google.com there, pressing enter or not, it just dissapears. Thanks for any help!
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah, I know about icst7.ini bug. I have just fixed it in couple of plases. Download this file and replace the old icst7.ini with it. Here is the file sta.sh/021sa0ufgg69
I'm just busy with my studies and another projects right now, so no updates in the near future
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:iconz3tre:
Z3tre Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! It's great that although this is an old project for you, you still helped me out. Great little program, very useful! Good luck with your studies and new projects!
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thankee :)
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:iconsmokestacknj:
smokestacknj Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
very nice.
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:iconely-ideal:
ely-ideal Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome !! Thank you very much making it!

just a question please, everything is working fine but not for changing titles. When i edit a link it stays to -No Title- whatever i tried. 
Any advise to edit them manualy please ? 

Thank you !

(i have everything uptodate)
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
when you type name or address after typing press ENTER
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:iconely-ideal:
ely-ideal Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very Much !!! 
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:iconely-ideal:
ely-ideal Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just a quick wish or idea if someday it is possible? It will be nice to have japanese characters, korean, showing up (or maybe it depends on local settings??) any special characters. But really awesome ! Thank you very much !
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:iconsteven-n:
Steven-n Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Do you think there is a way to make it so that you can have more than 10 items on the launcher?
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Well, there is. I will add more items for the next release
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:iconkachilda:
kachilda Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
I use a program for virtual screens; (Better desktop tool). Can I open and use different instances displaying different information and linking to different folders and directories on each of the virtual screens with rainmeter?
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You can try making copy of this skin folder and try to launch it. I don't guarantee you success but I will try to add support launching more than 1 instance in the next version.
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:iconcrossxp:
CrossXP Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Hi, how about you includes korean language into the next patch version?
I'm just now translated done, you can download language file(.inc) from below Link.

www.dropbox.com/s/3w569ltd5ufn…
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you! I'm still working on update and will add this language file with mentioning you. Thanks again.
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:iconrazmafatz:
RazMaFatz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
I have a simple question, I hope.
Is it possible to pass command line parameters to executable files?
For example: C:\SomeDirectory\Program.exe /open
Is it as simple as adding /open in the "File Path" after I "Select" the file that I want to link to?

BTW - Great app, keep up the good work!
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sure. Try it out.
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:iconbhalley:
bhalley Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Photographer
Is there a way to have more than one open at a time? 
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:iconshaymin0000:
Shaymin0000 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
If you make a copy of the main skin folder, you can.
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:icontalonridder:
TALONRIDDER Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
IS IT EASIES TO COMPLETE A WHOLE SKIN BECAUSE AT THE MOMENT MY SKIN I AM WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT IS A MIX AND MATCH FROM FOUR OF FIVE OTHER SKINS THAT IS HOW THE OTHER GUY HAD IT IN THE PAKED UP SKIN I WANT TO GET IT ALL INTO ONE SKIN MY FINISHED SKIN! CAN ANYONE HELP ME WITH THIS WITH A FEW TIPS! AS I'M NEW TO RAINMETER!!

I HAVE A GREAT SKIN RUNNING ON MY PC BUT I NEED TO COLLECT IT ALL INTO ONE FOLDER AND MAKE IT A COMPLETE SKIN!
IT WILL BE CALLED SHADO O'S
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I insist you not to do that.
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:iconleorasta95:
leorasta95 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Donde puedo conseguir el wallpaper?
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
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:iconthepoorstruggler:
thepoorstruggler Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
bit of a quick question, is there a way to make the icons bigger? more like 52 or 128?
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Included settings don't allow you to do that. However after I update it you will be able to do that.
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:iconjasper9393:
Jasper9393 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
This is somewhat unrelated but I was wondering if you have a link to your desktop background image. Love the Work Launcher btw!
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Here fav.me/d1sqxa5
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:iconfuriousangels:
Furiousangels Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really cool and is helping me create my own desktop, but I can't get the items to keep the name I give them. They open what I've selected, they just don't remember the title I give them. Any advice?
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
When typed a name press ENTER button on keyboard.
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:iconmas-jay:
mas-jay Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
Productive style (y)
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:icononlygoodatbeingyoung:
OnlyGoodAtBeingYoung Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is kind of an extreme question, but I thought it was worth a shot... I'm trying to use this skin with a very simplistic style simply by leaving the <Display Name> blank. You can see it here: 

i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac…

But I was wondering if it is possibile to change the size of that dark area that appears upon mouse over. I'd like that, and the click-region to be only slightly larger than the icons themselves (something like 34x34). 

If I wasnt clear enough, here's a manipulated photo to depict my goal:

i902.photobucket.com/albums/ac…

If you can help, thanks so much!
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Feel free to ask any related questions.
I've understood you, but the crucial problem is I don't have much time. But I will have free time soon and later I can implement features from your request. I will reply you later.

Alternatively I'm doing update for this skin and I could probably add features from your request.
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:icondsgbiohazard:
DsGBiohazard Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Interface Designer
What about an "Art" 32x32 icon?
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Author of these icons is not me, I've included all icons which were in original package. You might be satisfied with another icon pack.
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:iconkrypton1an:
krypton1an Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
This is really great however, I'm unable to make a link for 'Computer' or any other library. Help? Thanks!
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