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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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:icondaywalker--3:
Daywalker--3 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Can we change icon's size to 100x100 or 64x64 instead of 32x32 ?
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not in this version. In the next Work Launcher you will be able to do that.
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:icondaywalker--3:
Daywalker--3 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 9, 2016
Can we change icon's size to 100x100 or 64x64 instead of 32x32 ?
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:icontalonridder:
TALONRIDDER Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
i have been on rainmeter.net it's not on there is there any where else i can pick this up from it looks useful!
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I am not sure what you mean. You go to rainmeter.net and click Download Beta Release. Install downloaded file and then run WorkLauncher.
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:iconheavyoak:
heavyoak Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
instead of a vertical pillar, can this be a horizontal bar? 
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Can you give an example? I can't imagine this as horizontal bar.
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:iconheavyoak:
heavyoak Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont have photoshop so this shitty edit will have to do. sta.sh/0nfsapdpt4q

you can imagine the hover text and other fancy crap.
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh, so you want it look like "rocketdock/objectdock/dock in mac" thing?
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:iconheavyoak:
heavyoak Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess. I just need a bar with buttons that's small and can be edited.
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I am currently making sort of almost real dock for rainmeter with black jack and everything else that dock should have. And it is resizible, which means you can resize it as small as you want. Well, the size is not only what it can change, it can do pretty much what other docks can do like skinning, external modules support and skinning.. If you are interested I might give you CBT invite to test it ;)
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:iconheavyoak:
heavyoak Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, that would be great.
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ok, I will pm you when I finish GUI.
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:iconraidenraccoon:
RaidenRaccoon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot seem to get the titles to change. (Running Rainmeter 3.3 beta).
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:icondchdch:
dchdch Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
This is fantastic!
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:iconrick1967:
Rick1967 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
@ blubbityblub before clicking OK press enter

@ActiveColors
Hello Thx for your great skin.
Question are you also a member of the Rainmeter forum.
Working on a skin and I want to use your skin if you are a member on the Rainmeter Forum it's easier to talk
Maybe if you see where I'm working on you understand what my goal is
This is my skin now rick1967.deviantart.com/art/Ht…
But I'm updating it to this sta.sh/0q82mja1m3v 
As explained I want to try and use your Launcher principle so if you have time and are a member on the Rainmeter Forum maybe I can explain what my goal is with your launcher and you can help me

Thx infront
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:iconactivecolors:
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey. Sorry for the late reply.
Go ahead, tear down the skin. Just do not make another copy or design only custom styles for the launcher. I am not so active these days on dA so hit me a pm on the rainmeter forums. I will help you as much as I can.
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:iconblubbityblub:
blubbityblub Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, I can't seem to edit the Display Name. Whenever I click out of the text field/click OK, the name just reverts back to #NOTITLE#.
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:iconlorkass:
LORKASS Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  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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:icontunabolism:
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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:iconsenjuroman:
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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