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Droptop: dropdown app launcher for windows by Virginityrocks Droptop: dropdown app launcher for windows by Virginityrocks
Current version 2.96 - View the new Droptop website: virginityrocks.wix.com/droptop

Featuring FileView for Rainmeter, Droptop (Formally Desktop+) is a dropdown app launcher designed for compatibility with all screen resolutions and all versions of Windows. Droptop allows you to catalog your applications into scrollable groups. Organize and beautify your desktop, while keeping it simple. Customize Droptop from a wide list of options to choose from. Play around, and feel free to cut apart, recreate and piece together your own skins.

Once you use this skin, you'll start to wonder how you ever got around Windows without it.
*Requires the Rainmeter version 3.2 or higher to install. Download from Rainmeter.net.

Recommended tip: Due to an under-developed DesktopWorkArea feature in Rainmeter, I recommend using the program WorkspaceUtilities with these settings. A higher "Size (px):" will need to be used for users with a higher DPI setting.



• No manual entry of data or arduous setup routine
• Sort apps by name, size, type, or date
• Easily rename and add your own shortcuts to the toolbars. Up to 12 toolbars to customize!
• Access games, pinned apps, bookmarks, control panel and documents with ease.

• Designed for all compatible version of Windows
• Resizes automatically to adjust for any screen resolution.

• Rich setup menu allows you to customize the dropdown menu color and appearance
• Takes advantage of many new Rainmeter features and plugins from Rainmeter



Large thank you to Elestel & Brian F. for the FileList and FileView plugin respectively, Jsmorley and Kaelri, respectively, for the Mail and RainFile addons used in this skin, as well as NikolaRabra for the setup menu design. 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 thank you to friends and family who put up with the time it took me to make this a reality.

Other thanks goes to DigitalSpectrum, and eclectic-tech.
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:icon220v110:
220v110 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
I like the old battery. Can you make it optional?
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220v110 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Thanks for WorkspaceUtilities. I recommend Snarl and and Windows_Notification_for_Snarl_v1.2.0.1 to replace windows notifications.
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:iconvirginityrocks:
A large update is imminent. 
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220v110 Featured By Owner Edited May 4, 2015
I want to shrink Desktop+ from 25 to 20 pixel, where can I make it?
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220v110 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
found it: TopHeight=24 in C:\Users\Admin\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\Desktop+\resources\GlobalVar\Control.inc
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220v110 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
why did you use UpdateDivider=-1 for audio plugin?
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220v110 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
I deleted this line, so the volume icon sees actual system volume level.
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220v110 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
I moved wifi to the left, how can I move dropdown menu?
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220v110 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
found myself
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220v110 Featured By Owner Edited May 3, 2015
When does a new version come? Can you add LCD brightness control?
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kinkyrabbit Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Can I have a link to older version of your skin, like v1.0 or even beta? Google drive won't allow downloads from changelog cus it reads all the info gathering as a virus. I was using your skin for the past year and was happy with it, but seems like you went ahead of yourself with these new versions, I tried to update to the newest version just to find that it's completely bugged up and destroys all the user experience.
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220v110 Featured By Owner Edited May 4, 2015
beta 1: yadi.sk/d/Vpc5GMW9gRYL6

How I did it:
Add Desktop+ to your google drive.
Install google drive on Windows. There is no virus check.
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serjino Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  New Deviant
Luxury visualization excellent skin. Answer if not difficult.
How to change the width of application windows on the taskbar, for example I want to date is displayed in the following format: day, month, day (% B), the time and the year 2015, how to do it? and how it is possible to add your application memory meter etc.
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220v110 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
did you find a solution?
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Lunakyra Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
what is it I have to edit to make it sit behind all my other windows? I have looked and looked and im not sure what value it is to make it behave like the taskbar and resize my maximized windows. I love this bar but I would love it so much more if it didnt presume to take up a portion of my screen. Id like it to sit behind like all the other skins and I can click it when I need it. Good job on the skin though. I was trying to make this my self because I couldnt find what I wanted for the life of me untill I stumbled here.
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220v110 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
try right click on a skin holding ctrl, Settings, Position, Bottom or Desktop.
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Lazeka Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
So uh, I'm not getting the Start Screen background option anymore? There's only the Tucked Away feature. Is this intentional?
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Virginityrocks Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
The start screen was removed, but will be reintroduced as a side project soon.
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giltheone Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
I really don't like one particular thing, and that is the fact that the skin eats up part of the desktop. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to have the bar be at the bottom of my applications, and the fact that it reserves space for the Windows taskbar, which I have hidden for the same reason of wanting to have MORE space available. There are also a few bugs here and there, but those are relatively minor. Other than that, I liked it, but I'll skip on using it because it is very irritating to have an application do what IT wants, not what I want...

I apologize if I sound rude --- not my intention, just a little sad because I really liked your skin's functionality otherwise...
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220v110 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
You can change bottom reserved area in settings: visual features - show more - reserved space for the bottom taskbar
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:iconvirginityrocks:
The current version (unreleased for now) has solved the disappearing problem some users have been having, but the version will not come out until the new features are complete. It does away with the rainfocus plugin, and offers better compatibility with auto-hidden taskbars. It also has a lot of new features, especially with the system tray. I invite anyone to come up with suggestions for the next version of the skin.
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BloodyWraith Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, so I really love this skin and the first time I used it it worked fine. The second time I set it up it had the quick time out bug. So I decided that with my limited Software Engineer skills I would try some stuff out.

I checked which skins were active. I selected the desktop+ processes/checkworkarea.ini. I unloaded but of course it did indeed refresh and reload after a couple minutes. So I went into this ini file and deleted the variable that causes the skin refresh. I can't recall the name. Its maybe the third or fourth variable at the top.

I'm assuming its rather important and will most likely break some other part of your skin. But this worked. It no longer has an issue with time outs and I can hide my taskbar at the bottom. It doesn't refresh itself so far seeing as I directly edited the file. Perhaps you can narrow down the issue with this information?
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Pesoen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i seem to have an issue, i tried it, and did not like it, so i disabled it, but now there is a bar at the top of my screen, which none of my windows can use, its not there in fullscreen, but everthing else has it. i used it, dislike it, disabled it, and i cannot get the bar to go away, so far, i have been lucky, with a certain windows app, making it go away, but it returns as soon as i restart the pc. any ideas? also, sometimes my taskbar is hiding, and the windows, will still show the gap, as if my windows are not registering, that my taskbar is hiding.
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220v110 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
uninstall desktop coral
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IBlackStoneI Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
I just reported the 3 second dissapearing bug. to fix it disable the auto-hiding feature of the windows task bar.
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tantaurus Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2014
It's great, however i'm having the same issue as a lot of users : tabs close by themselves after 2-3 seconds. I can't figure out what's wrong, any help would be appreciated.

Edit : This comes from CheckWorkArea.ini, if disabled the problem disappears. However Rainmeter reloads it by itself every 5 minutes, and if suppressed a pop-up saying "CheckWorkArea.ini is missing" pops every 5 minutes.
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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 Dec 14, 2014
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
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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IBlackStoneI Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
I think it is due to the autohide feature of the windows taskbar if you turn that off/on it works/doesn't work
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Steinhauser Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
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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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
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PhenixMightheart Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
plz reply fast i want to use this widget as fast as possible
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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..?
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MucinexDM Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Thank You
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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)
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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.
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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 disappears....my 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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Virginityrocks Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
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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Virginityrocks Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
July? I am still succeeding in real life atm. Maybe Winter. Priorities, gentlemen.
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JODERIZ Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
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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Virginityrocks Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Interesting idea. I will try to incorporate something similar to what you want.
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samsurrender1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
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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Virginityrocks Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Unload all of the skins, then either restart Rainmeter, or Press Win+P.
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