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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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georgia-conroy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
Just what i've been looking for!
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
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.
Yahsuo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  New member
its beautiful
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.
gusy1977 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  New member
Very good tank you!
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 there, pressing enter or not, it just dissapears. Thanks for any help!
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
I'm just busy with my studies and another projects right now, so no updates in the near future
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!
ActiveColors Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thankee :)
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