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Emiko Launcher by Kaelri Emiko Launcher by Kaelri
Update (9 December 12)

I looked at the code for this skin for the first time in about two years, and I was too embarrassed not to clean it up. :) The skin is now much smaller and more efficient.

In addition, whatever "lag" I was experiencing with Rainmeter's PLAY bang seems to have been fixed over the years, so I removed the extra addon. This should improve the skin's performance and eliminate some of the problems described in the comments.

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Update: RMSkin (20 November 10)

I've coverted the package to the ".rmskin" format, which makes it quick and easy to install new skins in the latest version of Rainmeter.

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This skin was made from a conceptual mockup by emiko; I loved his unique original design so much that I decided to take on the project myself. :)

Along with the apps and labels for each button, you can also easily customize:

Text font, color and style.
Button color.
Button radius.
Gap between buttons.

The text and the buttons will automatically adjust to each other, so you can make this fit just about any arrangement that seems to be crying out for a 3x3 grid of clickable dots.

The skin also uses a copy of JSMorley's new sound-byte app for the hover effect. You can eliminate this and use Rainmeter's internal sound player bang, but it causes a significant lag when used in this manner. The default sound, which is just taken from Windows' system audio, can be easily replaced as well.
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lowyikhang1995 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  New member
how can i change the app into others app (dota 2). I edited as steam.exe but it wont work. help please.
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Glusch Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2014
I love your launcher, it is really flexible and easy to work with, great work! Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate it.
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xth0mas Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Thanks! I really like this :D

How would I add a shutdown shortcut to one of the buttons? Everything I am finding online won't work. I'm on Windows 7.
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iDowngrade Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Thinking for a bit I think you can make a command-prompt file that can tell your computer to shutdown.

1. Open up notepad.
2. Type in shutdown -s
3. If you want, you can add -c after the -s for a comment. For example: (shutdown -s -c "Bye Bye")
4. Save it, click all type files and name it <CommandName>.cmd
5. Save it where you decide.
6. Make a path to the command in the emiko.ini.

For this case what you will need is(You dont really have to type it as is but it's the most complete): shutdown.exe -s -t 00 or shutdown.exe /s /t 00

NOTE: Use - before the letter for windows XP, and use / before the letter for 7/8.

Example: shutdown /s /c "Bye"

There are tweaks to this command, to restart, to shutdown, to hibernate, timeout, etc.

Check out this page for the syntaxes: www.computerhope.com/shutdown.…
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niotic Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I'm having trouble linking folders and libraries to the buttons, any suggestions?
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TheCloudCrest Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Is there a way to add pictures to the dots?
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Aaron77771 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Hey, I love your launcher, but I can't seem to replace the Sound.wav file. Can you describe how to do it?
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Kaelri Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Find this line:

MouseOverAction=[!SetOption #CURRENTSECTION# LineColor "#ColorCircleActive#"][!UpdateMeter #CURRENTSECTION#][!SetOption Active Text "#App#CURRENTSECTION#Name#"][!UpdateMeter Active][!Redraw][PLAY "#CURRENTPATH#Sound.wav"]

Replace "Sound.wav" with the name of the new file. (#CURRENTSECTION# represents the current skin folder, so if your file is in a different folder, just remove #CURRENTSECTION# and paste in the whole path.)
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I was wondering then you'd get around to updating this - heck, at one point I gave up and rewrote it myself.
Still my favorite Rainmeter launcher after 3 years!
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Kaelri Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Glad to hear it. :) Yeah, not only has Rainmeter changed a lot since 2009, but I've also gotten a lot better at it. Or so I like to think.
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