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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 ;)


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

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

First release


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

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… this Platform Update to enable D2D rendering.


Информацию на русском языке вы можете прочесть здесь.


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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smokestacknj Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
very nice.
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)
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
when you type name or address after typing press ENTER
ely-ideal Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very Much !!! 
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 !
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?
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Well, there is. I will add more items for the next release
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?
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.
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.…
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