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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

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 @ 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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Steinhauser Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
Fantastic. My Favourite skin. THANKS
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.
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?
PhenixMightheart Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
plz help me man
tollbar menu disables after 0.20 milliseconds
plz reply fast i want to use his widget very hard
PhenixMightheart Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
plz reply fast i want to use this widget as fast as possible
elanvitar Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Thanks a lot for awesome skin!

But have one problem... toolbar menus disappears after 1-3 seconds after i open them... it takes 2-3 tries to get what i want sometimes... am i missing something..?
MucinexDM Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Thank You
mlaguayojr Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
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)
Virginityrocks Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
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.
officersorrow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
hey can you please tell me step by step how to get this done? I've tried for hours now but everytime i change something the whole skin guess was to change the Background_Bar.ini file but maybe i'm wrong?!? i just don't want the dropdown menu to timeout unleast i click on a shortcut or somewhere else..pls help :)
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