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Silmeria Dock
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Published: March 24, 2017

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!






NEWS


An updated version with an intuitive configuration menu was developed by Kanwenixmenimix ().

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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Semi4Ace's avatar
SimpleWar99

go to windows start button click on it and search google chrome in the folders list right click on crome icon and than more and after this open save directory this is the right exe 
after this right click on it and save the directory and copy it in silmeria dock settings 
sorry for bad english i hope i can help you

and maybe try .url at the end not .exe 
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SimpleWar99's avatar
hi, I've just set up my skin with silmeria dockm, but after i put some path with any space (" ") in it doesn't work.
For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" that's my Google Chrome path, the icon doesn't work.
Can you help me please?
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hairiel's avatar

How do you activate two docks at the same time?

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Kanwenixmenimix's avatar
Really love your Rainmeter skin Heart  - so much, that I created Options GUI for Silmeria Dock, which hopefully helps other people!
(one of its main aspect was to make it more accessible to people who do not have any knowledge how to handle and adapt Rainmeter skins)

Greetings from Europe to Argentina - and Thank You for all the work and effort you put into this! :) (Smile) 
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VishalKundu's avatar
How can I change the line color into green, please give me the co-ordinates
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Quaazz's avatar
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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MixSilmeria's avatar
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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V8-King's avatar
Hello, how to activate for example left.dock and right.dock at the same time?


NVM i found it :D
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hairiel's avatar

Hi could you share how you activated 2 docks at the same time?

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hacime's avatar
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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Semi4Ace's avatar
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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karstvgl|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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FabioSan1's avatar
It's possible to have a longer time with icons up after I remove the mouse from the skin?
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MixSilmeria's avatar
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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FabioSan1's avatar
Thank you :) I will search for it :D
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karstvgl|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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supersmarthead's avatar
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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Hapekatten's avatar
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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JJTNDRA17's avatar
Is there a way to keep the dock to stay on and not fade away????
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roughhewnends|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this dock! made a couple more icons for it:  Silmeria Dock IconPack 1 by roughhewnends
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FabioSan1's avatar
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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roughhewnends|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you mean as far as coding or design specifically?
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YesItsTrash|Student Digital Artist
Did you remove the download or something? Whenever I click it it says "Page not Found"
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