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Windows 10 Style Tab for Rainmeter by yorgash Windows 10 Style Tab for Rainmeter by yorgash
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A side tab for Rainmeter in the same style that Windows 10 side tab comes.

It takes colors from your currently applied wallpaper (the same way Windows 10 does). If you have slideshow for wallpaper, it'll refresh just right for each wallpaper.

Read the description for help!
Some updates will be coming soon for this, with a config utility and (probably) 4 more tabs.

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Switch between 4 tabs:

- A launcher for programs (alternatively for folders or links)

- System monitor (more stats will be added in update(s))

- To do list (editable on clicking)

- RSS feed

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Help:

The theme - to be actually useful as a launcher- will pop up if you drag the mouse to the right side, and right click on the 2 pixel wide border that comes up when you're at the edge of the screen. You can pop it up when while full-screen applications are open (browser, etc), but not in exclusive full-screen mode.

The side tab goes back to hiding if you drag it off the screen.

You can lock the theme by clicking on the Lock button, so it doesn't automatically hide. In this case, it'll be on desktop level, so it will hide when full screen window covers it.

Sadly as Blur only works in Windows 7, you won't see the blur effect in Windows 10, but Windows 7 users will still be able to see it.

Launcher:

Right click on the icon to browse for an icon for your application (png files also work).
Right click on the name of the app to rename it.
Right click on the program's path browse for the application.
Left click on icon / app's name to launch it.
Middle click in the app's path to manually type it, so that you can use it to launch folders for example.

To do list:

Icon:
Left click to "check" item, right click to mark as "important", middle click clears the icon.
Text area:
Left click to add a new note. Clear it by double-right-clicking on the icon (so that the gray "click to add new note" appears), or just delete the text and enter to make it blank.

RSS feed:

Click on the title to paste you feed URL.

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With any questions, requests, suggestions, feedback, or help contact me:

• Mail: yorgash@outlook.com
• Steam: yorgash
• Skype: yorgash@outlook.com
• Or leave a note here

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You can support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/yorgash.
If you like my work and want to see more, or support the making you can donate via PayPal at yorgash@mailbox.hu.
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:iconshansystems:
ShanSystems Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018
After seeing your work.. It inspired me to do this on my sidebar now it looks great and almost finish
imgur.com/a/7fOMDi1
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MobScript Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018
Hello. Amazing theme. Tho have I a problem with the colors. They are not displaying, only white/grey. I am on win10. I have seen your last message was in 2017. I really hope you're doing okay. And I hope you would come back to help a brother out!
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moho8 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
I've downloaded this skin, given it a test, and it's  great. It's well made and blends with Win10 flawlessly.

The major drawback is the ability to add beyond the preexisting 12 slots for each tab. You can edit what's there easily. But inserting more is a real chore -- possible, but a chore. For example, I'm attempting to use this launcher as a replacement for Rocketdock (which has a bad memory leak when used with virtual desktops), and I need slots about 80 slots for applications. I realize that may not reflect the needs of most users, but 12 is very, very low -- especially for those who game, do significant amounts or a variety of productivity, work from home, etc.

Yorgash, please consider inserting a more user-friendly "add" functionality to the dock. Maybe something like a small "+" near the top of each tab. Then the user could define how many "slots" to add, the tool adds them, and then it's up to the user to configure each one (similar to how it works for the preexisting slots). I'm not too familiar with the constraints in Rainmeter's functionality, but this feature would be incredibly helpful to users.

As a side note, if you're considering expanding the feature set further, a way to nest/group applications into categories would be useful, a way to add separators more easily, or a way to add more launcher tabs. All would help create more organization for those using more than the default 12 programs.

Regardless, thanks for sharing your skin with the community :)
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dander23 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
wallpaper ´please
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:iconmobscript:
MobScript Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018
Here are all the wallpapers:

Desert: getbg.net/upload/full/www.GetB…

Grass: resi.ze-robot.com/images/ra/ra…

Mountain: www.emlii.com/images/article/2…

Railway: wallup.net/wallup.php?h=1800&isim=wallup-310204.jpg&src=wp-content/uploads/2016/07/19/10692-forest-mist-railway-fall.jpg&w=3200
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TheWozzler Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017
This is a very nice skin you have there. A question. How would I change the ToDo tab, for example, to show a list of files or documents to open instead? If you were able to show an example of how this could be done, that would be very awesome :D Is this a "feature" or "option" that other people would be interested in?

Cheers
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yorgash Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello!

First of all: thanks!
I think if you open up the launcher tab you can get a hint, it basically does the same. 

If you get stuck, docs.rainmeter.net/manual/ will probably help! If I recall correctly, you can configure the launcher to open either folders, files or websites.
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NeonHD Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017
Hey! You can actually enable blur on Win10 by using theAzack9's FrostedGlass plugin, but this will only work on Win10, so it would be super awesome if you could create a second version of this with the FrostedGlass plugin :)
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey! Thank you for the heads-up, I might try to get back into at least making the Rainmeter themes again. 
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:iconaelioszero:
AeliosZero Featured By Owner Edited Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice job!
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:iconvallcamese:
Vallcamese Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017
Hey the download link doesn't seem to work
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:iconalexandersct:
AlexanderSct Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so legit!
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:iconheroarc8:
heroarc8 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017
Help me this always crash on my win10 pc. 
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:iconmorsus-y2k:
Morsus-y2k Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
This is really cool bro, well done!
Altho, I would have to be selfish and ask for more xD
I would like to have my reddit feed instead of RSS, is this possible?
Also how can I make it stay only on desktop instead of going over all my other apps running full screen?
Thank you for this beautiful skin. If only there was a way to implement it into windows original one :'(
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CremeDeLaMeme123 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
Great Skin btw - but how can you manually change the colours on the side, such as the blue rectangles at the bottom? In my case it doesn't correlate at all to what my wallpaper is.
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yorgash Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!

I'm not currently at home (so I can't tell you the exact location since I do not have the skin here), but if you edit the variables file somewhere in the skin's folder you will most likely find out which colors I'm taking for them if you have made edits to Rainmeter skins before. If not, remind me, and when I get home I'll try to tell you exactly where those colors are.
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:iconmobscript:
MobScript Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018
yeah could you help me?
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:iconeze99:
Eze99 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
Good Work! What icons do you use in the taskbar?
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Those were some custom made icons, I haven't finished the pack though.
Maybe when I have some time I'll finish the pack and release them.
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marshmallowbam Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016
hey how can i change the pixel count from 2 to say like 10? i use 3 monitors and have to bump my DPI on my mouse up to compensate for it. so the 2px width is hard to hit but i really love the skin.
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!

I don't recall it currently (and on my work PC the whole week and next week until Friday), but if you remind me then, I'll probably make an altered version with ~4-5 px.
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yorgash Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello!

Towards the top-right corner of the page. 
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:iconphlek-uk:
phlek-uk Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Hi, love this skin :) Maybe a daft question but how can i move it to my 2nd monitor? Thanks :)
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If I recall correctly, Rainmeter has that option in various places, but it should be for certain on the tray icon's context menu. 
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:iconphlek-uk:
phlek-uk Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Thanks for the reply, managed to figure it out, had to make the skin draggable and select the monitor.
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yorgash Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh I see, since I don't have multi-monitor I wasn't sure, but I remember others having it on their 2nd monitor, so I thought you'd find a way :)
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:iconphlek-uk:
phlek-uk Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Hi, love this skin, maybe a daft request but having trouble moving it to my 2nd monitor! Any ideas?
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LegendExodus Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
What's the Wallpaper? for the mountains?
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:iconcrovaxx:
Crovaxx Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
Loved this skin, thank you so much for the work you put on it!
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:iconsfyoda:
SFYoda Featured By Owner Edited May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I reinstalled rainmeter just for this skin, it's fantastic!
How would I go about adding more apps to the launcher? I seem to be 2 short! 
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!

That should require some copy + pasting combined with renaming on the launcher skin. What's your resolution? 
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:iconsfyoda:
SFYoda Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its 1920 by 1080
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Mufastang Featured By Owner Edited Apr 26, 2016  Student General Artist
Awesome skin! But i can't seem to change the launchers... I'm not sure if there's something simple i'm missing, right clicking the name of the item works, but the icon and path does not :/

EDIT: Scratch that, i just found the variables that I can use to change the apps. Thanks again for such an amazing skin!
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Henke1706 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Awesome skin! How would I go about changing the "To do" and "RSS" into seperat launchers so I have 3 in total. Is that possible?
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yorgash Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You could do that, though that'd require a lot of selective copy-pasting, and some renaming of the variables.
It'd probably take a day for me, but probably a lot more for others who are not familiar with the way how I've written it. If you've not made any RM skins yet, it'd be even more difficult.
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
But sure enough, a mod with 3 separate launchers would probably work too, like "Apps, Media, Games" tabs. Hmm...
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Henke1706 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Thanks for the reply. I have no experience creating skins but a bit experience editing others to suit my liking. So far I'm stumbling when I try to get the content of the launcher into the "To Do, RSS" area (it doesn't show after some copy/pasting). I guess it's  just a matter of trial and error. :)
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're welcome. And true, trial and error is a huge part, though as I've used a literal ton of confusing on a glance lines, it might be even worse than it usually is.

If I had some time anytime soon, I'd make it myself (I really like the idea), with renameable tab categories and stuff. Maybe one day.
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NeutralZeroZx Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The skin is amazing itself but even more amazing are those icons you made, if you have them please upload them, if you lost them... maybe you would be willing to remake them?

I make solid icons myself but wireframe icons never caught my attention until I saw how well they look, I might end up making them myself as well.
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:iconyorgash:
yorgash Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hello and thanks!

I might do that some time alter, but for now, there are the only ones available on my home PC:
sta.sh/0od58uyp4pb
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NeutralZeroZx Featured By Owner Edited Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Sorry to bother, but the rss feed stopped working for me, I had set it to "www.polygon.com/rss/index.xml"
It just stays blank, do you know how to fix it?

Also something very annoying is happening, I noticed for some reason whenever I open this meter it refreshes all the other ones that are loaded, and it causes a mess, it refreshes the weather and also resets a meter I have that darkens the bg, is there a quick fix for this so that the side tab is the only one that refreshes?
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NeutralZeroZx Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow thanks, they look great!
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LLawlietRyuusaki Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man this is awesome! What Icons did you use in the Taskbar?
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yorgash Featured By Owner Edited Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you!

I've actually made those few icons myself, not even sure if they are still around since I've reinstalled Windows a few days ago.
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deliteplays Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
can you send me a link to the grass wallpaper?
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Herreppe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016
In the launcher when I try to add/change one of the preset .exes they are not working even though I have the correct file extension any pointers? (I also want to know how I can remove Viber/OneNote/Winamp/Notepad++/MS Excel/Adobe Photoshop from the list) ty for your time and patience!
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