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File View - Launcher for Rainmeter

By Setuini
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How to Use:

1. Click the settings button on the right top

2. Create Windows Shortcut and put it in the folder

3. rightclick - refresh skin

you can use as much shortcuts as you want
hover over the right side of the background for the navigation or scroll up and down

enjoy :)
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the skin is amazing but i like to sort the icons, you know what i have to change in the .ini file? thank you!

cabola's avatar

Does this one even work anymore? I can't seem to get it working in any way :/

Anyway to make it cache the icons somewhere? I use it to launch all of my games, so there are 48 items in one, and I have another one with 52 items for VR Games. When scrolling down the list, it will freeze up Rainmeter for a few seconds before it loads the icons and continues to scroll.
Hello, this is the launcher I was looking for, however, I need two modifications. One is to show the list by clicking header, the other is the height of the launcher. Is it possible to adjust the height so that all shortcuts are visible?
DanteBG8's avatar
This Launcher is exactly what I was looking for! I really like it, altho there is one thing that could make it better, adding more than one launchers. I would like to use 2 launchers at a time, 1 for my games and the other for my tools (Powerpoint, Photoshop etc.).
Tell me please... How do you gat all the shortcuts to diplay all at once and kill the scroll?
Please advise

Love the skin very tasty, not gaudy like most
vinodkumargb's avatar
Awesome! Thanks for sharing :)
If you add more than 11 entries, just scroll w/ the mouse wheel (or use arrows in top/bottom righthand corners).
RiddlerFish's avatar
This is a great application! :p (I had a question but I managed to fix it :D )
Never mind!! I found the answer.
Many Many thanks for a GREAT tool -- I use it heavily.

One item would be very helpful for me. I have many of my launcher entry's organized into folders (Security Apps, Photo Apps, Misc Links, etc). That works superbly -- click a folder name, then click a launcher entry in that folder. That helps keep the main Launcher background and list reasonable short. However, to get back to the main list requires a right click and select "Refresh Skin". I can't tell you how many times, in haste, I hit the wrong selection on that right-click menu!!

I have tried to figure a way to code a Launcher line item that would perform a "Refresh Skin" function. Is that something that is even possible, and if so, any suggestion? I would add that as the last line item in each folder.

Again, many thinks for this great tool!!
Setuini's avatar
Hi FroggyBV,

Have a look in the  Rainmeter Docs
I think the "PreviousFolder" command for the fileView Plugin is what you are looking for

Setuini, thanks for the reply...

As you suggested, I have been reading about the fileview plugin and PreviousFolder command in the Rainmeter Docs, and I believe you are correct that is the answer I am looking for!

I am not a total novice at this type thing, however I have not yet read enough to understand the syntax of the command, or where it needs to be inserted into the ini file.

I will continue to study the docs and do "trial-'n'-error" testing, as I have time.

Thanks again, and thanks for any additional guidance you have time to offer!


Greetings ........
I have just downloaded and installed this "File View Launcher". The Launcher background panel appears, however, clicking the settings button on the right top does nothing!

I used this heavily on a previous system and LOVED it, but can not remember how to create the menu folder.'
Thanks for any help.......

Great Launcher! So easy.
Adalann's avatar
Hi ! Really great work ! I just have a problem: I try to make the app more heigher so I have change the value of H in the [Background] settings but there still have the same number of line, so the bottom of the background is empty... Any solution ? ^^
Setuini's avatar
You have to create a Measure to get the text:


and a Meter to display it:

Mouseoveraction=[!setoption Index13Info Fontcolor "#Hovercolor#"][!UpdateMeter *][!Redraw]
Mouseleaveaction=[!setoption Index13Info Fontcolor "#Fontcolor#"][!UpdateMeter *][!Redraw]
LeftMouseUpAction=[!CommandMeasure mIndex11Name "FollowPath"][!UpdateMeasure mPath][!UpdateMeasureGroup Children][!UpdateMeter *][!Redraw]
MeterStyle=TextStyle | InfoStyle

you have to this for every line :)
Adalann's avatar
Hi ! Thank tou for the anwser and excuse me for the delay of my reaction ^^""

So I can display new lines but I have an other probleme: the new lines display and link the same shortcut as the fisrt, so the line 13 is the same as the line 1 !

I don't know if you see what I mean so I make a video :
Setuini's avatar
change count in [mpath]  to number of measures + 1
so if you have 19 lines you want to display count would be 20
Adalann's avatar
Ok thank you very much, all work !!
cantdrawforshit1's avatar
Ya know what, nevermind this whole thing lol

It works great, thank you for the work you put into making it what it is.
thanks Setuini for this great launcher :D 
i've tried to modify the launcher a little making it long with more than 11 apps per time but i'm not very good at.
Can you help me please with that?? i want to have the launcher with the background of 715 height with all the app can set in that height. 
help me please!! 
sorry for the english !! 
and thank you very much :)
i've done it :D
the skin looks awesome, but clicking the settings button does nothing for me. any idea why?

edit: this works flawlessly on my Win7 machine but doesnt work on my Win8.1 machine, it doesnt support win8/8.1??
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