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Win8 Consumer preview charmsbar for XP Vista Win7

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File contains two Rocketdock skins. A transparent and a black one.
You can get Rocketdock for free hererocketdock.com/

How to use:

Best way to understand how this works: Read this easy to understand article on AskVGwww.askvg.com/download-rocketd…

Short version:
Download and install Rocketdock.
Unzip this deviation and place the Folder "Transparent charmbar" in the skins folder of RD
Replace the folder "Icons" with the one of this deviation
Place the settings. ini and the Startmenu.exe in the main folder of RD as shown in the picture above.
"Settings" is the black bar. If you wanna use the transparent bar, rename the settings. ini from settingstransparent to settings.
Bar appears when you mouseover the right border of your screen.

Caution:If you are using 64-bit Windows Rocketdock is stored inC:\Program Files (x86)\RocketDock\ So you have to manually edit the path to the startmenu.exe. Simply rightclick on the start icon to open it's options menu. Navigate to the startmenu.exe and you are done.

If you like it, give it a try.:)

Credits:

:iconvishal-gupta: for his invaluable support


Screenshots Windows XP SP3

:new: Featured on AskVG webpagewww.askvg.com/download-rocketd…
and Chip.com

:new: March 3 updated to build 8250:new:

No redistribution in Transformationpacks/Skinpacks allowed!
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harihhg's avatar

Can anyone send link for startmenu.exe for win 10

Hero256's avatar
startmenu.exe is missing
KrhistianLee's avatar
Hi! Great and very useful software, congratulations! Would you be capable to develop the same or a better similar tool for Windows 10? Working in the right side of course.
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PeterRollarHobbyist General Artist
This works on all Windows OS.
brickson98's avatar
The exe is gone.... Is there another place I can download it from?
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PeterRollarHobbyist General Artist
DA doesn't allow the upload of exe files anymore. But you don't really need the startmenu. exe. It works without it too.
brickson98's avatar
I see. The startmenu.exe was just a custom start menu right? Is there A way I can link the button to open my normal start menu?
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PeterRollarHobbyist General Artist
I think it is  C:\Users\[Your name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\  if you are on Windows7
FaysalXD's avatar
i can see really easily some strange dots and stuff every where so i photo shopped them away... i can give u the better version if you want!
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PeterRollarHobbyist General Artist
Thanx for your nice offer.But i cannot replace anything of this deviation, because DA doesn't allow the upload of exe files anymore.
These details can easily be edited by the users themselves if they have a prob with it.:)
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SgtShadowWalker Digital Artist
How do you get that black bar to go over the whole side of your screen?
Mine only fills the background of the icons and not the whole side :(

And where can you download the stuff you have in the last screen?
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PeterRollarHobbyist General Artist
Simply set Rocketdock to "always on top" in the settings menu.
And i think you mean this[link]
ylngui's avatar
I followed all the steps but the Charm Bar doesn't appear. Any advice?
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PeterRollarHobbyist General Artist
Here
[link]
is a tutorial how to use it.:)
ylngui's avatar
I followed all the steps. The Charm Bar doesn't appear. Any advice?
az85252's avatar
what the hell is mouseover???
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PeterRollarHobbyist General Artist
Are you kidding? Moving the mousepointer over a specific area is mouseover.
djeos546's avatar
No link to my version ?????? For those who want to use the bar to show & hide omnimo... :D
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PeterRollarHobbyist General Artist
The time this description was made, your version did not yet exist.:)
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ArtOfShade General Artist
this is awesome,thanks for doing this !
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PeterRollarHobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your very kind words.:)
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ArtOfShade General Artist
you're welcome ^^
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