[Plugin] Open the Start Menu with Rainmeter !

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[Plugin] Open the Start Menu with Rainmeter !

April 26th, 2009, 11:30 pm
GhostMatrix
Rainmeter Sage   [139 posts]

How to open the Start Menu with a little application (only 14 ko) made by Chris'n'Soft

Plugin:
First go to http://www.chrisnsoft.com/download/
Scroll down to OpenStartMenu and download the file, and you can also in the same time copy the text of the parameters for the .exe file.
Stop Rainmeter and place the .exe file in the Rainmeter Plugins folder.

Skin:
Choose a Png image for the Start Menu and add it in a skin folder, or create a skin for it (acting like a desktop icon).
The following example is the Meter code added in the .ini file of a Sidebar skin, to have the Start Menu open at his default location.
To open the Start Menu just left click on the Windows logo image.

That all !

GM

Code: Select all

[MeterStartMenu]
Meter=IMAGE
ImageName=WindowsLogo.png
X=13
Y=20
W=50
H=50
LeftMouseDownAction=!execute ["C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\openstartmenu.exe"]
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Re: [Plugin] Open the Start Menu with Rainmeter !

April 26th, 2009, 11:34 pm
sgtevmckay
Developer   [1317 posts]

Works like a champ.

I have been looking for a way to accomplish this task, I thank you.

I can now scratch this off my list :D

Re: [Plugin] Open the Start Menu with Rainmeter !

April 27th, 2009, 2:05 am
dragonmage
Developer   [1296 posts]

Ahh, I see.
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Re: [Plugin] Open the Start Menu with Rainmeter !

April 29th, 2009, 2:02 am
gschoppe
Developer   [94 posts]

this sort of system functionality really needs to be integrated into rainmeter, for it to be truly polished... I'll look into it.
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Re: [Plugin] Open the Start Menu with Rainmeter !

May 1st, 2009, 11:55 am
gschoppe
Developer   [94 posts]

I talked to Christian Salmon of ChrisNSoft, he's allowed us to include his code in a rainmeter plugin as open source software... I've made a post regarding this to http://code.google.com/p/rainmeter/issues/detail?id=49#c0 Hopefully we can get this feature, and others, integrated before too long.

Re: [Plugin] Open the Start Menu with Rainmeter !

June 30th, 2009, 1:05 am
AlbinoAsian
   [1 posts]

fantastic development with the prospect of having it built in =)
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Re: [Plugin] Open the Start Menu with Rainmeter !

August 29th, 2009, 12:05 am
PaulOFlaherty
   [2 posts]

Has there been any update on whether this will actually make it in?

Re: [Plugin] Open the Start Menu with Rainmeter !

August 29th, 2009, 5:14 pm
Firstmate
   [1 posts]

I'm extremely new to using rainmeter. Could you explain the parts from the 'Skins' section more?
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Re: [Plugin] Open the Start Menu with Rainmeter !

August 30th, 2009, 2:38 am
karmat
   [358 posts]

What a great addition, I've been autohiding my taskbar and startmenu lately, so this works perfectly for me, thanks!
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Re: [Plugin] Open the Start Menu with Rainmeter !

December 15th, 2009, 7:07 pm
phenyll
   [2 posts]

First of all hello to everybody, I just fond your cool Stuff.

Second - When trying to make the startmenuopener let my startmenu pop up at mouse position it doesn't work anymore at all. here's my code that I've been using. what's wrong?

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....
; METERS

[MeterStartMenu]
Meter=BUTTON
ButtonImage=C:\Users\phenyll\rainmeter\startbutton.png
X=13
Y=20
W=50
H=50
ButtonCommand=!execute ["C:\Users\phenyll\rainmeter\openstartmenu.exe /mouse"]

[Label]
Meter=STRING
MeterStyle=StyleLabel
Text="START"
X=37
Y=70
W=50





thanks for any help.

*phenyll

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