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Desktop+: Drop Launcher for Windows by Virginityrocks Desktop+: Drop Launcher for Windows by Virginityrocks
Current version 31x (See Changelog)

Featuring FileView for Rainmeter, Desktop+ is a Drop Launcher designed for Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Catalog your applications into scrollable groups. Organize and beautify your desktop, while keeping it simple, productive and professional. Customize and create your own themes from a wide range of options. Play with the many features, and feel free to cut apart, recreate and piece together your own skins using this new reformed version of Desktop+.

Once you use this skin, you'll start to wonder how you ever got around Windows without it. *Requires the Rainmeter 3.0 version r2081 or higher to install. Download from Rainmeter.net.

Recommended tip: Due to an under-developed DesktopWorkArea feature in Rainmeter, I recommend using the program DesktopCoral with these settings.



• No manual entry of data or arduous setup routine
• Display apps on the desktop in an ordered and logical format
• Access games, pinned apps, bookmarks, control panel and documents with ease

• Designed for Windows XP + Windows Vista + Windows 7 and Windows 8.
• Support for resolutions from 1024x768 to 1920x1080+

• Feature-rich setup menu to fully customize your desktop+ colour and appearance
• Takes advantage of many new Rainmeter features and plugins from Rainmeter 2.5 and 3.0



Large thank you to Elestel & Brian F. for the FileList and FileView plugin respectively, as well as Jsmorley and Kaelri, respectively, for the RainRGB and RainFile addons used in this skin. A respectable thank you to the makers of Omnimo for some much needed inspiration, and the great community @ Rainmeter.net for helpful assistance. And a loving thank you to my fiancé for being my personal beta tester.

Other thanks goes to DigitalSpectrum, and eclectic-tech.
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sCaR-Tom Featured By Owner Edited Dec 12, 2014
I uninstalled this skin, for reasons unrelated to it, but now I cannot make my windows actually fullscreen. Please, someone, tell me how to fix! -edit- Nevermind, it fixed itself for some reason upon restart of computer
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Virginityrocks Featured By Owner 6 days ago
There is an option in settings called "Always show Desktop+". Disabling that should help. 
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ShadowTek6 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
One small thing I noticed is that if you have a rainmeter skin with clickable links behind the menu when it drops down, it will click threw the menu running both the menu item you clicked and the link that happens to be behind it. At first I thought I was losing my mind as I could not figure out why news pages loaded each time I selected a menu item lol. (I have a RSS feed dock behind some of the menus when they drop down) Not a big deal as I can always move the RSS dock, but figured I'd let you know.
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rabra Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Man, this is like menu bar, but on steroids. Extremely good work. I like all those configuration options you have, scrollbar on menus, different options for logo, alarm clock widget, animations... I know it took you forever to complete it.  And lots of material to learn from. I have seen it before and it inspired me to make my own skin. Great to find it again. Faving it at once :)

Now I see you have similar issues with menus I had. Menus disappear when clicking on them. It is all right when I click on menu and click out to close it. But when I click on Apps-Games-Bookmarks-Controls... it seems to work on every other one. I solved my problem by hiding all menus all the time and showing only selected when I click on it. I used RainFocus to focus selected menu so it doesn't show up under open windows. You can look at my coding for an idea if it might help you.

Thank you. Great skin once again ;)
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ShadowTek6 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
This is absolutely BRILLIANT!!!!! Thank you so much!!
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Flamzeth Featured By Owner Edited Dec 1, 2014  New member
I've done a couple of tests to try to find out what causes the drop bars to time out so fast. It seems that Rainmeter refreshes all your skins when you click on any toolbar menu. That's why you almost never have time to click on anything before the menu dissapears. I don't know what causes it and I've not enough knowledge to fix that, so I hope someone else can do it :/
Also, for some reason the buttons on the right side of the bar, like mail, weather, do not make your skins refresh
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Virginityrocks Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
I have been hearing these reports for months, but I cannot for the life of me reproduce it. I have tried this skin on several different machines and none are having this disappearing problem. It may have something to do with the RainFocus plugin, though unless I can reproduce the problem I am hopeless to find a solution. 
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Steinhauser Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  New member
Fantastic. My Favourite skin. THANKS
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0-Deadman-0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Really like it but it's unusable as is, for me at least. I'm having similar issues that others have mentioned. I click a toolbar and it closes too fast for me to select anything. I went through looking for any fades or timeouts, but I'm not really a programmer so I'm sure I missed something.
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RemixDeadmau5 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Is their a way to change the apple logo to something other than what you provided? I traced the location of where you put the files, put an icon I wanted that has been scaled down to the correct size, but I can't choose it. Anybody figured it out yet?
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