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Dynamic ~ Menus & Docks

Skins to open folders and launch applications and websites
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Dynamic ~ Menus & Docks

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Dynamic

Menus & Docks for Rainmeter

Version 1.06.09.2013
by Eclectic Tech


9-8-2013
I updated my Scrolling News Reader in this suite to use Uninews by Moshi
Minor position corrections to the notes skin

6-9-2013
Added RainFocus.exe by ~Faradey~ (Thanks!)
Re-enabled Hover/Click activation option
Re-enabled Hover/Click for HideAll/ShowAll
Updated description and few minor code corrections

6-3-2013
MAJOR CORRECTION to menu close operation
- Added MenuLocation and MenuName variables to include files to correctly close menus
Corrected background sizing for Layout menus
Change hide/show to work with middle/left mouse clicks (eliminated hover option)

4-18-2013:
Corrected middle-click to update playlist in Radio
Cleaned playlist; removed inactive stations and extraneous links

4-2-2013:
5 Themes added (Blank, Dark, Light, Corners, Clear)
Expanded Search/Run to include 14 sites (Added: Bandi, Blekko, DuckDuckGo, Volunia, Facebook, Twitter)
Hide/Show uses top edge of screen (eliminates Win8 hot corner conflict)
Now All Skins toggle on Hide/Show (Dock items are now toggled)
Added link to Full Configuration editor on Welcome~Settings page
Minor code corrections

3-25-2013:
Individual Menu Controls for List Size (10~25 items) and Close functions
Two Layouts included (Preview [above] & Top Bar only layout)

2-18-13: Added More Menu Placement Options


Dynamically configurable Menus (60 included, unlimited # possible) Top, Left, Right, or Random Placement

Dynamically configurable Dock Launch Icons (24 included , unlimited # possible) Horizontal, Vertical, or Random Placement [Small|Medium|Large Icons Sizes]

Scroll-selected, search/run bar (13 Search Engines: Google, Bing, Yahoo, Wikipedia, Yandex, Amazon, EBay, etc. and a Run~Command)

Scrolling News Feeds 16 Feeds (Scroll Speed Controllable, Feed programmable change timer)

I-Radio Media player 50+ Stations, Editable, Full or Mini (taskbar) interface
(Scroll to select Now-Playing interface)

Notes (6 pages)

G-Mail (Unread and link)

Weather (Current, 3-day, and 5-day)

Recycle Bin (Open or Empty actions)

Network WiFi graph

Multi-core graphs (up to 8)

Quick load/config skin or Full config

24/12 Hour clock (Scroll to select, show date on hover)

Taskbar or Sidebar Launchers for: Notes, News Feeds, Weather, Skin Loader, Full Config

Included 'About' file:
'Dynamic' suite, for the Windows system monitoring tool, Rainmeter, was designed to simplify setup and changes to the skin as related to the end users system.

Menus and Dockable Launch Icons can be dynamically setup by middle-clicking and selecting the desired link to a folder or file located on your system. Button titles, Icon tooltips, and menu details are all handled in the skin.

There is no need to make changes to the code. Adding additional menus or icon launchers is as simple as copying a folder, changing folder and menu name, and refreshing Rainmeter.

This skin grew from my desire to have a list that could be navigated to select items. It started with 'Music Nav', progressed to 'I-Radio', explored 'Dynamic Menus' on the forum, and ends here with 'Dynamic'.

This skin makes use of the FileView plugin created by Brian Ferguson and also Simple Launcher by XANCI. Thanks!

For more information, you can contact me via email at: papabear321@gmail.com

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LICENSE & CREDITS

This software has been released to you under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/).

Dynamic contains work by the following people:

Author Eclectic Tech (me, John Moran)

RainFocus.exe by ~Faradey~
FileView Plugin by Brian Ferguson
Simple Launcher by XANCI
RainFile by Kaelri
RainRGB by JS Morley
Scroller Plugin by RedK

RainfileItemName &
RainFileMenu1Name ~~ Modified by me for Menus & Docks to write and return file or folder name

Preview Wallpaper: http://wallpapersus.com/3d-abstract-balls-black-red/

Thanks to forum members for sharing many ideas...
Needs 2.5 beta

Enjoy!
Last edited by eclectic-tech on September 9th, 2013, 3:50 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Dynamic ~ Menus & Docks

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UPDATE to Version 1.3252013 (See first post to download)

Updated skin menu functions:
Added button to menu bar to individually set each menu to your desired item count (10 to 25 items ... in cycling steps of 5 items)
Added button to menu bar to close the current menu list
Changed the preview image; now shows sample menu

Comments, +favs :sly: , and suggestions are welcomed.
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Re: Dynamic ~ Menus & Docks

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Dynamic Updates

Changes in Version 1.422013:
Added 5 themes select from the Welcome~Settings Screen
Integrated Multi-Search/Run; now scroll selects 13 sites or Run
Show/Hide All Skins using top screen edge (eliminates Win 8 hot-corner conflict)
Dock Items will now toggle with Hide/Show


Side Note: I had over 200 skins on my system and was experienced system shutdown lockout, and other strange issues. Moving about half the seldom used skins to a storage drive cleared up the issues. Apparently Rainmeter starts to choke if too many skins are installed; lesson learned! :?
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Re: Dynamic ~ Menus & Docks

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Strange. I have well over 500 skins in my \Skins folder, with no issues.
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Re: Dynamic ~ Menus & Docks

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jsmorley wrote:Strange. I have well over 500 skins in my \Skins folder, with no issues.
I'm way overdue for an update to my system...
It was probably too much for my XP SP3 with 1.5g ram and slow 2.5ghz uP... :oops:
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Re: Dynamic ~ Menus & Docks

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MAJOR CORRECTION of menu close operations
Added 2 new variables to the properly close all menu at all location
(taskbar/leftsidebar/rightsidebar)

Corrected Layout menu background sizing for longer menus

Changed the Hide/Show to work with Middle/Left mouse clicks only
(eliminated the hover option... for now)

[Updated original post]
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Re: Dynamic ~ Menus & Docks

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Updated: Sept 8, 2013

Took a while to get around to this, but due to the Google reader closing a few months ago, most of my news readers quit working :twisted: So...

I updated my Scrolling News Reader in this suite to use Uninews by Moshi (Thanks! :cheers: )

Also made some minor position corrections to the notes code.

First post link updated...