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colleencloud
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Rainmeter skin Chrome open minimized browser

Post by colleencloud »

I'm looking for assistance in locating the file path or shortcut code that can be used to open a minimized browsersmash karts, specifically Chrome. I'm attempting to configure a Rainmeter skin for Chrome so that when I click on it, it behaves like the taskbar icon, either opening a minimized browser or launching a new browser page.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Yincognito
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Re: Rainmeter skin Chrome open minimized browser

Post by Yincognito »

colleencloud wrote: January 26th, 2024, 9:30 am I'm looking for assistance in locating the file path or shortcut code that can be used to open a minimized browser, specifically Chrome. I'm attempting to configure a Rainmeter skin for Chrome so that when I click on it, it behaves like the taskbar icon, either opening a minimized browser or launching a new browser page.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Some possibilities...
- use chromium parameters:
https://peter.sh/experiments/chromium-command-line-switches/
- run it through a RunCommand measure and adjust its State option:
https://docs.rainmeter.net/manual/plugins/runcommand/
- try to open an address instead of the executable in a bang, if URLs are associated with Chrome, e.g.:

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["https://www.google.com"]
There are ways to minimize any window using the WindowMessage plugin:
https://docs.rainmeter.net/manual/plugins/windowmessage/
but those are much more technical in nature and might not be suited for a regular user (at least until I release my pending WindowMessage skin at a later date).
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Aaronhurst
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Re: Rainmeter skin Chrome open minimized browser

Post by Aaronhurst »

I'm also having the same problem as you