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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:





All my work is free, but if you like you can donate me Thanks for everything!
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:iconlorkass:
LORKASS Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist
Awesome. will use, thank you very much!!
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:icondanycacks:
Danycacks Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Student General Artist
This looks great!
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:icontunabolism:
tunabolism Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Quick question here, Is there anyway to have another icon group on a different side (like a group in the right and another group in the left)?
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Well, I believe another copy of entire folder of this skin will do that, but I haven't tested it. Though some were experiencing difficulties with it. The "real" support of having two instances would be added in the next update.
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tunabolism Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Well, I tried that, Making another copy of it with a different name, And it worked but when i tried to change the settings it changed the settings for both groups, Would be great to have that feature in the next update :), And again good work, Keep it up!
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:icontunabolism:
tunabolism Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
This looks awesome man! great work!
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you!
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:iconsenjuroman:
senjuroman Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Insanely awesome work man! You are one of the best rnm creators i've seen! I'm inspired by you too now, i want to create a better skin to share with everyone! Awesome!! 
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi! Thanks for your warm words. If you need any help feel free to contact me. If the solution  for your question would be within my possibilities I will try to give a help :)
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:iconsenjuroman:
senjuroman Featured By Owner Edited Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome man! I really appreciate your words as well, thanks for that! But I have to do it on my own, else I will never learn. XD Those codes are very tough for me to remember them all, for now, I'm just copy/paste ready codes and I merely just change some things to give my own aesthetic and feeling, I know, this is not a "creation" and I may be one of the worse creators out there. lol But someday, I will make something 100% on my own, and I really hope to look as half as good, as your work here! Have a nice day man! You are the best! Don't give up!!
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Playing around with other skins is sure good start. I started from copying skins as well. You will for sure get used to it. Just continue practicing. It took me around two years to reach current level, and I'm still learning. Thank you for cheering me, however I don't have much spare time this season. Hope I will finish all my skins during summer.
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senjuroman Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? Ah man, that makes me feel less guilty then. XD hahah I'm about to finish what i'm doing right now, the final version of my little work, it took me almost two days to make everything as good as possible. And about the spare time, I know how it feels bro, been there, done that. lol. Well, it's ok, we always have something important to take care of. I wish you the better! 
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Looking forward for your works :)
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:iconreginacordis:
reginacordis Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2015
Can you add more launcher item thingys Kawaii Grin Face Emoji ?
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Currently preparing the core of this launcher to add more shortcuts: :)
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:iconblazin8sx:
blazin8sx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Superb Job Man, Truly Superb!
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks.
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:iconmasterktulu:
MasterKtulu Featured By Owner Edited Feb 28, 2015
Thank you very much!Awesome skin!
I'd like to share that I've succesfully managed to create 2 different instances of the skin.
I'm not sure how to explain it here because the page says I'm doing spam...
Any ideas?
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I will prefer not to spread fixes or patches around. I am preparing an update where you would have that feature.
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:iconkuurozaki:
kuurozaki Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Can I add more than 10 launchers?
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Right now no. But later I will add that feature. How many of them you have?
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:iconkuurozaki:
kuurozaki Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Awesome, that would be great. I'm planning to have about 15 - 20 launchers. 
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Isn't that too much huh? :D
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:iconkuurozaki:
kuurozaki Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Haha. Yes it is :D, since I'm using fence to hide stuffs on my desktop so I move all the shortcuts to Work Launcher and apparently I have a lot of shortcuts :)
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Haha, all right. I make 16 laucnhers :)
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:iconkuurozaki:
kuurozaki Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Cool, I think 16 launchers should be enough Llama Emoji-39 (Eager) [V2] 
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:iconmastercosma:
MasterCosma Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Hi there, really nice skin! Perfect combo with July Flat'ish. So I decided to make the language file in Italian, hope you like it ;)

Here is my contribution : Language file download
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you for your contribution. I will include your translation in the next release. I am working on new version of this skin and probably I will have new text lines. May I contact you if I add new text lines in the skin?
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:iconmastercosma:
MasterCosma Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Sorry for the delay, of course you can! ;)
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey there. Do you have an e-mail I can contact for? I don't really know actual dates of making an update but I would like to get in touch with you later. Thanks in advance.
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:iconmastercosma:
MasterCosma Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Yes here's my email : cosmaalexvergari@gmail.com
Could you send me an email so as to know your address?
Thank you for your great job ;)
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:iconmastercosma:
MasterCosma Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2015  Student Interface Designer
So, how is the work going? Do you have any news about the next version? :)
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:iconusman55:
Usman55 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
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
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
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
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
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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