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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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:iconniotic:
I'm having trouble linking folders and libraries to the buttons, any suggestions?
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:iconthecloudcrest:
Is there a way to add pictures to the dots?
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:iconaaron77771:
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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:iconkaelri:
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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:iconflyinghyrax:
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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:iconkaelri:
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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:iconnicolasvisceglio:
I have a problem with the possition on the screen: it only works on th left uper ccorner, and not in a proper wat eader.
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:iconkaelri:
I'm not sure I understand your issue. I just posted an update to this skin, which should improve the performance in some areas, so please download it and see if that solves the problem. If not, could you provide a little more detail?
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:iconnicolasvisceglio:
Now is workin fine
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:icontrambe25:
I need help, do you know how to make a steam and steam game launcher to this?
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