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Silmeria Dock


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This is a simple rainmeter skin that adds a hidden icon dock to your desktop. When your mouse is over the action area, the icons will be showed. 
Everything is explained inside the "Settings.ini" and "Icons.ini" files, so it will be really simple for anyone to configure and modify the skin, you only need basic knowledge about where are located the files. (I recommend notepad++ for editing but Windows Notepad it's all you need).

Common path should be:
C:\Users\YourUserName\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Silmeria Dock\@ Resources

If you right click on the skin you'll see direct access to "Settings.ini" and "Icons.ini", these are the files that you've to edit and adapt to your setup/taste. See how it looks here.
The icons images are stored and ordered inside @ Resources\Icons, go there to edit and adapt that to your own icons.



This skin was born after I tried HiddenIcons by Sjoti, credits for him for the original idea and for inspire me to make my own skin.

Reddit thread (there's some extra details and Q&A)

Hope you like it  ^^  bye!



Changes


06/09/2017  |  Re;Birth (3.0)
  • I've reworked all the "Skin" and made several changes about how everything works.
  • Now the images for the icons are properly ordered. I think order==easy management.
  • There's a new file called "Icons.ini", now you don't have to go to every single "dock.ini" (TopDock, BottomDock, etc..) to adjust your number of icons (by adding or deleting entries). So now you don't need to edit anything inside the "docks.ini". Great!
  • Now if you right click on the skin, you'll see direct access to "Settings.ini" and "Icons.ini". No need to browse to find the config files, yay!
  • Summary: think in this version as a "Quality of Life" update: better functionality, ordered files and more user friendly in terms of edits/changes needed to configure the skin.

24/03/2017  |  Honeymoon (2.0)
  • Public release. It's 2.0 because the "initial release (1.0)" was closed for some friends to test if it was at least working. After all, this was my first week using rainmeter.
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:iconquaazz:
Quaazz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2019
First off, love the look of the dock, and very easy to customize.

But I want to make icons for ones you dont have (or I couldnt already find). How do I go about doing this? Is there a specific sizing and everything that is needed?
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:iconmixsilmeria:
MixSilmeria Featured By Owner 5 days ago
You can do them with any image editing program (photoshop, illustrator, inkscape, paint?). You should try different sizes and see the results, the size of the icons provided (512x512) is ridiculously giant TBH, maybe you should try 128x128 or 256x256 and see how it looks. Smaller sizes should load faster, but maybe the visual quality gets worse (if it's vectorial you shouldn't have problems, I suppose).

Test without fear, I'm glad that the skin is useful for you :)
Cheers.
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:iconv8-king:
V8-King Featured By Owner Edited Mar 14, 2019
Hello, how to activate for example left.dock and right.dock at the same time?


NVM i found it :D
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:iconhacime:
hacime Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2019
Hello,
Is it possible to add ToolTips to icons in this great launcher?

UPDATE:
Never mind. I just got it by adding ToolTipText in Icons.ini file for each icon.
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:iconsemi4ace:
Semi4Ace Featured By Owner Edited Feb 14, 2019
best widget with no bugs at the moment perfect 
and people you can use it 2 times only copy widget 2 times in rainmeter folder
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:iconkarstvgl:
karstvgl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Student Artist
Just uploaded some Icons to my deviantart page c: 
B and W to Flat Colour icons for Silmeria Dock
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:iconfabiosan1:
FabioSan1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
It's possible to have a longer time with icons up after I remove the mouse from the skin?
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:iconmixsilmeria:
MixSilmeria Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Hi fabio, yes, I think you can, but I don't remember how. Maybe there is something like "wait(time)"? you'll have to read the official documentation. I'm still using my skins but I have not written any "code" of Rainmeter since I uploaded them, sorry for not being able to help you more ):

And for your other question (about the gif of how to invert the colors to make the icons), here you go
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:iconfabiosan1:
FabioSan1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Thank you :) I will search for it :D
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:iconkarstvgl:
karstvgl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Student Artist
This is awesome, I'll definitely make good use of this. I am currently editing and creating some icons.

Here are the two for discord c:
Discord by karstvgl   Discord over by karstvgl  
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:iconsupersmarthead:
supersmarthead Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018
I can't do this skin. The second I change the icon image name, it disappears. If I delete the icon, it still stays, but the second I change the icon name in icons.ini it disappears. Where the hell is it getting the image for the icon if I've changed it? How does this stupid skin work
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:iconhapekatten:
Hapekatten Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
When using windows gestures on the trackpad, (the three finger down gesture for closing programs) the dock disappears with the programs... Such a hassle when you want to "clean" up your screen
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:iconjjtndra17:
JJTNDRA17 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
Is there a way to keep the dock to stay on and not fade away????
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:iconroughhewnends:
roughhewnends Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this dock! made a couple more icons for it:  Silmeria Dock IconPack 1 by roughhewnends
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:iconfabiosan1:
FabioSan1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Dude, can I ask you how you the over icon? I would do that for some my icons in this dockbar :)
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:iconroughhewnends:
roughhewnends Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you mean as far as coding or design specifically?
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:iconyesitstrash:
YesItsTrash Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Did you remove the download or something? Whenever I click it it says "Page not Found"
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:icondreamphreak:
DreamPhreak Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
For anyone that comes across this problem in the future, refresh the page and try downloading again immediately, should work.

DA has a timer that expires download links after a very short while. By the time you read through the description and try to download after, the link becomes expired, so refreshing the page gives a new download link.
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:icondkmeliodas:
DKMeliodas Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
Hi, after I add about 7-8 icons that I created, the animation starts slowing down. Does anyone have a fix for this? TIA : )
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:iconzaolg:
ZaolG Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018
Hey, I fixed it by changing the FadeIn and FadeOut in bottomdock.ini (or one of the other, pick your) in [MeasureFade]. Just change the #Alpha#+50 to +100 (and from -50 to -100 for the FadeOut)
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:icondkmeliodas:
DKMeliodas Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
Thank you so much! : D
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:iconstealthyostrich:
StealthyOstrich Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
When adding new icons (I copied the code and changed the icon#s throughout the code in both settings and icons.ini) for some reason rainmeter is placing all the new icons in a pile at the top left of the skin
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:iconmftgamesyt:
MFTgamesYT Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
Good but make that you can launch .lnk files!
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:iconsrgpopandau:
SrgPopandau Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
I really like what you did here , my only concern is where could I find some icons that are matching the ones you used here , but for other programs .?
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:iconmixsilmeria:
MixSilmeria Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
We only search "{something} metro icon", and if it doesn't exist, you can made your own icons (I use photoshop, but Illustrator and Inkscape are nice too, the last one is free btw).
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:iconedwardiliescu:
EdwardIliescu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Can i disable de fade in/out?
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:iconnosanctuary:
nosanctuary Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing - I was wondering how I could add a recycle bin that uses the RecycleManager plugin as an icon on the dock. Is this possible?
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:iconmixsilmeria:
MixSilmeria Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018
Yes, totally. Take a look at my other skin (Just A Bin). I think if you copy most of the code and do some tweaks you'll get what you want.

But yeah, the short answer is: yes, it's possible.
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:iconnosanctuary:
nosanctuary Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2018
Great! My issue is, I'm not sure where I would need to copy it to. The format is a bit confusing for me to figure out still.
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:icondecaestekerjo:
decaestekerjo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018
Hi, I'm totally new to Rainmeter and coming back from Mac to Windows. I LOVE this dock, thanks for making it!
I LOVE its customizability and I'm playing with the icons and the line to make a top dock that looks minimalistic and sleek at the same time. :-)

I do have a question for what I have in mind:
-) use the dock as a top dock: put the line on the top edge of my desktop
-) position: always on top: idea: always have access to my dock, no matter what I'm working on...
-) problem: when my cursor comes within the zone of the icons (even when they are still invisible), the dock appears. This is a problem as I may want to click buttons on top of the screen in an app that is open. But as the dock opens, I can't do that anymore as it covers the app's buttons...
-) solution, or what I thought to be a solution: reduce the height of the actionzone to the height of the "white line". It worked, until I wanted to click on an icon: as the actionzone's height was reduced to the white line, the dock disappeared again when I placed my cursor on an icon. Silly me.
-) probably a better solution for my need: make the dock appear only when I click on the white line and only then activate the full actionzone (icons included in its height) until the cursor is moved outside of the action zone...

Can this be done and if so, do you have any idea's how? Sorry to bother you with this.
And I realize that I may asking a lot here...

Still: thanks for the dock, I really, really like it! It's a great concept and it allows for great customizing!

Cheers!
Jo
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:iconmixsilmeria:
MixSilmeria Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018
Hi Jo, I really appreciate your words, please try this (change the lines with -->):

[MeterActionZone]
Meter=Image
X=0
Y=0
W=((#TotalIcons# * (#SpaceIcons# + #IconSize#)) - #SpaceIcons# + 20)
--> H=#LineThickness#
SolidColor=0,0,0,1
--> MouseOverAction=[!CommandMeasure MeasureFade "Stop 2"][!SetOption MeterActionZone H "(#IconSize# + #SpaceLineIcons# + #LineThickness# +10)"][!CommandMeasure MeasureFade "Execute 1"][!UpdateMeter MeterActionZone]
--> MouseLeaveAction=[!CommandMeasure MeasureFade "Stop 1"][!SetOption MeterActionZone H "(#LineThickness#)"][!CommandMeasure MeasureFade "Execute 2"][!UpdateMeter MeterActionZone]
DynamicVariables=1

Damn deviantart and this hashtaghs thing...I can't try it now but I think it should work

And if someone else reads this. If you make something great using my skin as base, upload it, share it with everyone. I'll not make more changes for this skin anymore. So, if you improved my skin, please upload your new version (and let me know so I update my setup!! ahaha)
Cheers! (:
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:icondecaestekerjo:
decaestekerjo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2018
Wow, thanks for your swift and great answer. It works! (Of course it does, hehe...)
Superb functionality! Now, I can access my dock anytime, no matter what is on my screen.
Love it! Thank you so much! I'll post my result if / when I can get some nice icons (or make 'em myself).

Once again, great stufff!
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:iconheinakkuh:
heinakkuh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
Hi, i'm trying to change the icons, etc. It was successful but the icon image or png file is not showing. I mean, the icon is not visible and i don't know why. Thanks!!!
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:iconmixsilmeria:
MixSilmeria Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
Check that the name and path for you icons inside settings.ini match with your files. For example:

;Icon1
Icon1=#@#Icons\FOLDER\ICON.png
Icon1Over=#@#Icons\FOLDER\ICON_over.png

Now go to C:\Users\USER\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Silmeria Dock\@ Resources\Icons\FOLDER
And there you should have your icons with the same names written in settings.ini (in this general example: ICON.png and ICON_over.png)
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:iconheinakkuh:
heinakkuh Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
Oh! I get it now! So, you created your own icons for this. Did you make your icons in Illustrator? Thanks for your reply! Great skin!
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:iconmixsilmeria:
MixSilmeria Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
Some of them (in photoshop, but they are not included: mysql, xampp, MEmu, anki, several more), my -in that time- gf, downloaded some icons (those what you can see in the main picture) and then I made the inverted version for them. If you want to make perfect icons you can use Illustrator (but you have to buy it) or Inkscape (I use both of them, but this one is free and it has everything you could need IMO).

I don't know if you need it, but here you have a gif that I made for other person who asked me how to make easly the "inverted" icons.

Hope this helps! (:
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:iconfabiosan1:
FabioSan1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Could I have a new link for this gif? :)
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:iconlandinos:
Landinos Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017
Am I able to set silmeria dock to always be visible.
(If you don't understand: I want Silmeria Dock not to hide it self after I move mouse from it)
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:iconhonneylemz:
Honneylemz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017
Hey man is it possible to make the bar a frosted glass? I've tried messing with it the day I got the skin and failed and now a couple of months have passed I want to give it a try again.
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:iconmixsilmeria:
MixSilmeria Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017
Well, you can try with the FrostedGlass plugin and making the necessary changes in my skin. This plugin only works on Windows 10.
I've never used it so I can't give you more information.
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:iconhonneylemz:
Honneylemz Featured By Owner Edited Dec 5, 2017
Thanks. It's somehow working now even though I tried that before. Another question is how can I adjust the icons to move a bit lower, around 2 icon heights because I want to put something there and moving the whole skin will make the side of my desktop look incomplete.
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:iconmixsilmeria:
MixSilmeria Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
I don't quite understand what you want to do. But read the settings.ini and see if you find an option for what you want to do (could be the option "SpaceLineIcons"??), if not, then you'll have to make some changes on "how" the skin works.
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:iconhonneylemz:
Honneylemz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
So I want to put monstercat visualizer's song information on the top left of my screen and its set to hide when not in use. The simeria dock is also on the left side of my screen and I want it to span the whole height of it. The problem is that if I have monstercat running, it will overlap the icons on the dock. I want to make it so that the icons would be placed lower on the dock so this doesn't happen. I guess I can just put some invisible icons in there that does not do anything but maybe you know a proper solution to this, if not then it's not a big deal to just do that.
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:iconmixsilmeria:
MixSilmeria Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
Hmmm, I see, that would be a solution in fact (a very good one actually). Another option could be make a copy of the skin and have two docks leaving the space you need between both (something like the sample gif in the description). Those are the simplest solutions, something else would require making several changes in the skin.

Good luck! (:
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:iconhonneylemz:
Honneylemz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
Thanks again. I'll stick with the former one so the dock is not cut out on top when I hover on it.
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:iconmoruya:
moruya Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
Can you put the download link of the previous version? Cause I enjoy the dock does not autohide more.Thank you.
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:iconmixsilmeria:
MixSilmeria Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017
Just go to settings.ini and set Alpha=255
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:iconlodi429:
Lodi429 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017
Spotify won't open. Anything I can do?
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:iconannolix:
Annolix Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely love it!

I have a question though, is there a way to align the apps to the center? say if I'm using the bottom dock.
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