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Interactive Dock for Rainmeter

By not-Finch

Interactive Dock 1.0


Recommend lastest rainmeter beta 4.3

A simple, animated, interactive dock.
When you boot your PC and rainmeter is started, it will play a loading animation (once) to welcome you.
Auto hide animation to keep your desktop clean (which can be toggle off), and appear when hover mouse over the skin.
Smooth animation and only when interacted, otherwise stay as static skin (minimum impact on performance). Animation relies on lua script for cpu efficiency.
Can show as horizontal dock or vertical dock, pop in from left or right, configurable in the setting file.

Rip some code from GameHUB 2 to improve launching.
You can now set directory as Bang, file directory or parameters.

Right click anywhere and choose toggle edit to switch to edit mode
Then you can drag and drop an image or file onto a specific icon in the skin directly. (if file is an image supported by rainmeter, it will be automatically used as icon, or set as directory if it's any other type of file)
Select Add icon to show more icon.
Hover over an icon, right click and select Remove icon to remove selected from list.
Refer to video above for visual demonstration.

Or you could do it manually by edit Resources\

Plugin included:
Drag&Drop[V 3.1.3]  by theAzack9
Some icon are included.
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How to rotate it horizontally?

kepala otakkau

looks great, i love how easy it is to customize. is there a way to change the fps? it seems to be locked at 60, which looks kind of choppy on a 144hz screen. great dock otherwise!

How do I download it? There's some HTML file that fails to download

Just refresh the page

this one is just great!

Discord icon not working even though I've changed the directory to mine. Any ideas?

You need to update the discord folder path every time it updates because the folder name changes depending on the version

same i think because update system for discord

rameniad's avatar

i press add icon but idk what to do from there

cant donwload

pls also try to make a circular interactive dock with similar animation or as you like

😋btw love your work😘

zorrack's avatar

i put 6 icons and it started lagging sooo much, i dont have a bad computer so im sure it's because of the skin :P


MAKE SURE - The icons you put (image files/png/pictures)are not too big I recommend less than 50kb size it will work

Lichtage's avatar

Hi! How did you manage to use .jpg or .png image files for the icons.. can't drag&drop any images into the circles with plus signs... what am i doing wrong :D

had a same problem, but after i tried to rename it without any space, it worked perfectly

prefer png format images and with small size and also before adding image on the toggle edit of the dock and after adding turn it off

Make sure you're using the latest version of Rainmeter, and that you have "Hardware Acceleration" enabled in the settings.

how to put the name of the icon when selecting it?

How can I turn off the animation so that the dock stays on screen?

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