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Launcher skin that displays contents of a target folder?

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Launcher skin that displays contents of a target folder?

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Is it possible to have a launcher where instead of manually assigning files/programs/whatever to be displayed on it, instead give it a path to a folder on the local drive, where it displays the contents of that folder? Specifically, so that if a program were added to the target folder, that program would automatically appear in the launcher the next time the skin refreshes?

My rainmeter coding abilities are super basic, so I don't even know, first of all, is this close to possible?

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etl wrote: November 11th, 2021, 6:16 am Is it possible to have a launcher where instead of manually assigning files/programs/whatever to be displayed on it, instead give it a path to a folder on the local drive, where it displays the contents of that folder? Specifically, so that if a program were added to the target folder, that program would automatically appear in the launcher the next time the skin refreshes?

My rainmeter coding abilities are super basic, so I don't even know, first of all, is this close to possible?

Thanks!
Yes it is possible.

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This has made me curious as to whether you could use this to create a horizontal icon only file list?

A sort of Rocket Dock/Object Dock type skin. :confused:
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etl wrote: November 11th, 2021, 6:16 am Is it possible to have a launcher where instead of manually assigning files/programs/whatever to be displayed on it, instead give it a path to a folder on the local drive, where it displays the contents of that folder? Specifically, so that if a program were added to the target folder, that program would automatically appear in the launcher the next time the skin refreshes?

My rainmeter coding abilities are super basic, so I don't even know, first of all, is this close to possible?

Thanks!
sl23 wrote: November 11th, 2021, 1:13 pm This has made me curious as to whether you could use this to create a horizontal icon only file list?

A sort of Rocket Dock/Object Dock type skin. :confused:
I don't mean to point anyone away from Rainmeter, but it sounds like you guys are looking for Stardock Fences. Specifically, the feature called Folder Portals.
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sl23 wrote: November 11th, 2021, 1:13 pm This has made me curious as to whether you could use this to create a horizontal icon only file list?

A sort of Rocket Dock/Object Dock type skin. :confused:
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@SilverAzide:
Nah, I'm quite happy with the app launcher skin I made,not the ones included in my Suites though, this is a more compact one with only 6 apps in two skins that I switch with a button. So one Skin has my main apps and the other gaming apps for my kids :D

@death.crafter:
Yeah, but my imagination is too good for my Rainmeter coding skills!!! :-(
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I was just curious, and found it an interesting thing to try. I just might have a go at it... Hope you don't mind the barrage of questions that will arise though! :oops:
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sl23 wrote: November 11th, 2021, 5:48 pm Hope you don't mind the barrage of questions that will arise though! :oops:
You know us better than that, don't you? ;-)
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Well, kind of, but don't like to make assumptions.
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sl23 wrote: November 11th, 2021, 5:55 pm Well, kind of, but don't like to make assumptions.
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I kind of also want to give this a go... But I wonder if I can squeeze out some free time...
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Well I'm sure you'll do a far better job than me. But I'll give it a go. But I need time too! It's a completely new angle for me! O.O

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