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A Rainmeter skin to control Windows 10 Virtual Desktops | Latest Version:  2.2018.02.08

You need Windows 10 and the minimum version of Rainmeter, get it here:

Only works with Windows 10 Virtual Desktops

**IMPORTANT** Windows SmartScreen may stop execution of the scripts the first time you run them.  Click on 'More Info' to see the option to 'Run Anyways'... once you tell Windows 10 to do this, it will not interrupt again. You may have to do this with each action the first time! 

Variations: Light Icons or Dark Icons | Wallpaper Complementary Colored Icons | Horizontal or Vertical Alignment | Edge-Switch: Hover(default) or Click Activated | Version 2 adds direct desktop access

Default edge switch is activated by moving your mouse near the middle of the right/left screen edges. After 0.75 second delay, desktop will switch to left/right and continue to switch every automatically every 0.75 seconds, to the next 3 desktops (edit skin for more or fewer desktops). Move away to stop auto-switching. You can select the 'click' variation from the context menu. There is
 a 750 millisecond delay to the hover action; you can adjust this for your preference in the 'EdgeSwitcherHover.ini' by changing the 'W' variable.

Version 2.2018.02.08
This uses an autohotkey script to track current desktop; to re-sync the script, double-click desktop 1 or press SHIFT+F11
Access desktops directly with Shifted Function keys: SHIFT+F1 ~ SHIFT+F10
SHIFT+F11 will resync with current desktops
SHIFT+F12 shows the current script info
The context menu offers versions from 2 to 10 desktops to match the number you create
Middle-click to access the desktops overview
The @ symbol will show all active tasks

Version 1.2016.03.28 added RainFocus by ~Faradey~ to give focus and activate edge switching when hovering (prior versions would not switch if another window had focus).

Taskbar skin is set to 'TopMost' so it should remain above your taskbar if placed there.

AutoHotKey ( ) AutoHotKey program
MaterialDesignIcons ( ) Icons
RainFocus by ~Faradey~ (…)

Version 2.2018.02.08
:bulletgreen: Adds DIRECT DESKTOP ACCESS (described above)

Version 1.2017.10.23
:bulletgreen: Added ability to hide/show all loaded skins with mouse scroll or via context menu
:bulletyellow: Modified color selection method (reduced needed icon images in half)
:bulletyellow: Expanded skin context menu options for easier controls
:bulletyellow: Corrected dark version not showing complimentary colors

Version 1.2016.02.08
:bulletgreen: Added vertical versions in light and dark themes

Version 1.2016.02.04
:bulletgreen: Added highlight icons on hover
:bulletgreen: Added context menu to toggle Tooltips
:bulletyellow: Increased transparency difference when not hovered

Version 1.2016.01.24
:bulletyellow: Reduced file by 2.5 Mb by replacing most scripts with SendKey.exe
  This adds flexibility to customize by utilizing other Windows  hotkey combinations

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BluPaper's avatar

Thank you, very useful 😜