Introducing The Arc Menu Launcher Suite. An all in one menu launcher for your desktop.
The Arc contains 6 menu items: Bookmarks, Downloads, Games, Applications, Documents, and Controls
Right click on any menu to open the respective folder path
Each menu option displays the menu items to the right. Click on the icon of the item to launch the respective item
Scroll up or down on your mouse to navigate pages
QUICK LAUNCH BAR
You may have up to 12 quick launch icons. Hover over the icon for application name
Right click on any Quick launch icon to open the Quick Launch folder
Scroll up/down to scroll through the items
Scroll left/right to scroll a page at a time
Change scroll speed from single to page
Click on any item's icon to launch it
Click on folders to see their contents
Right click on any item's icon to see their context menu
START MENU BUTTON
Opens your windows start menu
Acts like your windows start menu
Click on the "..." button to go up a folder level
Right on start button to open a new search window
Click on the sort icon to cycle sorting menu items by Name, Date Size, and Type
Use the ascend and descend buttons to change sort order
DIGITAL VU METER
A round VU meter around the entire skin that can be turned on or off using the EQ button in the music control bar
The inner most ring of The Arc gives you quick access to 6 useful apps:
Album Art: Displays art for current track | shows progress of track | mouse over for track info | scroll down to fast forward | scroll up to rewind | left click to open player | enter full screen mode
Album Tracker:Automatically scans the song playing and shows you the latest release from that artist.
Slide Show: Automatically cycles through a specified picture folder | left click to open picture | right click to change picture
Weather: Displays today/tomorrow/next day temperatures | shows icon for current weather
RSS Reader: Displays 6 articles from 4 of your favorite RSS feeds
Clock: Shows current date and time.
MUSIC CONTROL BAR
The bottom center ring contains basic music controls (Prev | Play/Pause | Next) that work with most music players
Use the EQ button to turn on/off the digital VU meter
Use the EX button to change the entire background of the Arc to the current album art (Works best with Arc Menu color set to black) screenshot
(Full Screen icon now located on album art app on mouse over)
RAM/CPU STATUS BAR
Customizable RAM/CPU indicator bar
Customize everything using the Settings Menu
The Settings Button is located at the top of the app changer
Hover over each option to see the default value
Change Album Tracker settings using the settings button located on the app itself
The Arc is completely customizable through the Settings Button located at the top of the app changer circle. Use the Settings Button on the Album Tracker app to customize it.
The default folder locations for your Bookmarks, QuickLanch and Controls shortcuts are "Rainmeter\Skins\ArcMenu\Folders\...". This can be changed in the Settings Menu.
In order for this skin's apps to display properly using Rainmeter's image mask feature, you need Windows 7 or higher. Win 7 users may also need this windows platform update
If you wish to download the Album Tracker app as a stand alone skin, you can here
If you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to post!