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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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mlaguayojr Mar 13, 2014  New member
Well done job on the launcher. Is there anyway i can incorporate how the dropdown menus behave similar to that of the settings icon? My toolbar dropdown menus timeout too fast for me to even click on a shortcut. I want them to behave how the settings menu behaves (if i where to click on it, it stays open until i click the desktop or some other thing)
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:iconvirginityrocks:
Yes. You can use OnUnfocusAction= in the [Rainmeter] section of the dropdown menu to "!DeactivateConfig #CURRENTCONFIG#" or "!Hide #CURRENTCONFIG#", so that the dropdown menu disappears when you click on something other than the dropdown menu. Clicking each shortcut should also trigger a !DeactivateConfig or !Hide bang so that the dropdown menu disappears when a shortcut is launched.
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:iconvirginityrocks:
Version 32 will be delayed... My fiance and I split up and I've been busy with oh so many beautiful suitors. My apologies. However, it will be amazing! Lots of new features. ETA: May.
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:iconjoderiz:
each version always better :)
if you could have links to my computer and control panel icons in the toolbar would be the best even by right-clicking
thanks again for your wonderful work! XD
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:iconvirginityrocks:
Interesting idea. I will try to incorporate something similar to what you want.
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:iconsamsurrender1:
Tried out this great theme but decided to not go through with it. Kind of new to Rainmeter so I don't really know how to remove this theme. I've tried unloading the skin but nothing seems to completely remove it and now it acts as if I have the top bar still enabled even though its not there and cannot maximize windows. Any help would be great thanks.
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:iconvirginityrocks:
Unload all of the skins, then either restart Rainmeter, or Press Win+P.
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:iconorangereapor:
nice, very nice
thanks
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:iconjoderiz:
beautiful, it was a bit 'of time that I tried it, maybe the version "m", getting better, thanks 1000
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:iconeloretardo:
Hi, I really liked this skin, but the main thing I hated about it was that it made all maximized windows on my desktop a smaller size. I keep my taskbar hidden, and my windows would basically stretch out to where my taskbar usually was, but after I installed desktop+, it forced all of my windows to act as if the taskbar was up all the time. I thought uninstalling the skin would revert things back to normal, but so far it hasn't. Please help. I don't know how to get my windows to go back to their original maximized size again.
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