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unFold - A Launcher by DevilRev unFold - A Launcher by DevilRev
unFold is a launcher that unfolds by sliding to the side upon hovering over it and reveals the program name. How it Looks

The download has been update to version 1.1 which includes many additional buttons: WMP, VLC, Battlenet, Discord, Microsoft edge, Excel, Powerpoint, Firefox, Minecraft, MusicBee, Open Broadcaster Software, Origin, Skype, Blender, Gimp and a shutdown button

A short and simple guide on how to create your own new Buttons is included.

The skin was already featured in my Kindred Rainmeter Theme and is now ready for publishment.
(The display of an image when hovering over the skin will be released in a seperate version as it is difficult to generalize.)
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:iconzeuromus:
Zeuromus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
Any possible way to script it to fly out from right/top/bottom? I can handle the button remake part. 
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:iconcrackereater37:
crackereater37 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
I can't find how to make a button. Help?
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:iconbronytime001:
bronytime001 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
I added the path needed to get to Discord's .exe
C:\Users\____\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Hammer & Chisel, Inc\Discord.exe
However, it still doesn't seem to work.
I've saved it and refreshed the skin, but still no luck.
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:iconbluejayc:
Bluejayc Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
"C:\Users\___\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.297\Discord.exe"


try this, it works for me :D
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:iconbronytime001:
bronytime001 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
Thanks! It works perfectly now, heh.
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:iconaprilac1d:
aprilac1D Featured By Owner Edited Jan 22, 2017
Hello again. I have noticed that the speed at which the slide effect happens is sometimes slow and sometimes much faster. It might be something to do with flash player, as it seems to be fast when I have a tab with YouTube open. It's still fast when I close the tab, but goes back to slow speed when I close Firefox completely. Just a heads up!

Edit: Apparently it's not just YouTube, it happens with a whole bunch of programs tbh.
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:iconsamchase1:
samchase1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
Just wondering. if I wanted to create a new button, would I have to create the design and color of the icons myself? Also what is the font of the labels used for the sliders?
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Dominator152 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
So i'm having a problem with discord and teamspeak.. I changed the path but I can't open the .exe, it just opens the folder (but the Discord.exe is in the path)

I really don't know how to fix this.. hmm?
Tried doing windows shortcut and copy its path but I got same result (opens folder but not the discord/TS)

Path :"C:\Users\Marko\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.296\Discord.exe" 
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:iconmoodymage:
moodymage Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
Hi, really enjoying the skin - have a slight question.

I'm trying to get the gimp button to load. Nothing was happening so I changed the exe to reflect what the exe was actually called and refreshed the skin. Still nothing. I see you've mentioned changing the path in the .ini file but I can only seem to see the call to the .exe.

I'm likely missing something obvious as I'm new to the Rainmeter scene. I've linked a screenshot of my file name/location and the .ini file.

i.imgur.com/s0uJ0ue.png

Appreciate any feedback!
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:icondevilrev:
DevilRev Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
You just have to enter the full path to the exe, meaning you have to replace ["gimp-2.8.exe"] with ["C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\bin\gimp-2.8.exe"]
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:iconmoodymage:
moodymage Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
Thanks for the quick response. Worked perfectly!
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:iconethangabis:
EthanGabis Featured By Owner Edited Jan 3, 2017
i cant drag the icons :/ i got 2 monitors and i dont know how can i move it to my other monitor. the display monitor option doesn't work 4 me
pls help
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:icondevilrev:
DevilRev Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
Have you tried holding ctrl and dragging it? You could also just move it using the coordinates, I think.
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:iconlil4eyes:
lil4eyes Featured By Owner Edited Dec 11, 2016
Can't get the applications to open on the app. The directories have been checked and changed. Any ideas? For some reason the photoshop icon works but only that so far
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:icondevilrev:
DevilRev Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
You might have to change the path to the application you want to open in the skin file.
To do this ctrl+rightclick the respective skin and edit the path shown in the .ini to suit your applications path.
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:iconlil4eyes:
lil4eyes Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
Got it working now, had to reload the icons.

Thanks though! Really nice looking launcher
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:iconcli53:
cli53 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016
The link you added to the create your own button is broken for me. Can you send me a link please?
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:icondevilrev:
DevilRev Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
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:iconpyrofyr:
pyrofyr Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
I made a few changes to the version I use and I intend to post my desktop on /r/rainmeter later, are you fine with me posting my version? It has some extra icons, and I changed the image icons as well as a few changes to the code (mainly implementing variables to make adding new icons a breeze)
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:icondevilrev:
DevilRev Featured By Owner Edited Nov 15, 2016
Of course it's ok, in fact I love people customizing my skins to fit their setup and also showing it. (I just hope you will add a list of skins used and give credit because others might be interested.)

Maybe you could also share with me what you changed to make adding icons 'a breeze' I might it aswell if you want and release a new version here.
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:iconpyrofyr:
pyrofyr Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
The majority of what I did was move everything that you have to change everytime into the variables section. I also added in Chameleon, it's referenced in the variables section, here is an example:
WhiteT is just White with Transparent Logo/Text, so that I can ImageTint the white part and the background is see-thru. Can effectively set the background behind it to black to get the old look while keeping the tint I believe as well.
Steam - paste2.org/DGNWFyP9
Variables.inc - paste2.org/0v39AXjN
Chameleon.inc - paste2.org/vNO99veh

The rectangle layer underneath is so that if there is any transparency it still slides without stalling/jittering.

I was trying to change a few other things around as well but gave up on them for now, I find the blending with the background color or foreground of chameleon works well for me as I switch wallpapers often (DisplayFusion slideshow). Probably not for everyone, but finding triple monitor wallpapers is tough and I rarely see my background so it works for me.

I also edited trash specifically to open the trash can instead of emptying it, but that's minor just use the shell::: command.

Here's some examples of it in use: 
imgur.com/a/ame7A

Here's an example with simply just changing the variables background and with the black icon (it's just another rectangle layer underneath that's black instead of near invisible) I mentioned above i.imgur.com/Ykz0BVY.jpg i.imgur.com/KEPwRNW.jpg

I was also attempting to try one with the opposite where everything is transparent but the icon but haven't found the time to make it and let it look good, with the rectangle layer underneath though it's as simple as making a new folder for them, replacing folder name for each one and that's it.

Thanks a ton for your work on this by the way, it's great for people in my situation especially with DesktopWorkArea!
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Jorvus Featured By Owner Edited Mar 23, 2017
I try to make the sliders open up from the right side of my monitor. They do slide now from right to left as they should, but im facing the following problem as shown in the gif.
gph.is/2nqw7fu
I use a modded ini of you without the variables, because i couldnt figure out how they work^^
paste2.org/fOUL1BBV

Maybe you or DevilRev could lend me a hand and solve the problem.

Thx for your work, both of you <3 
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:iconpyrofyr:
pyrofyr Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016
I made another little silly change that's QoL for me but maybe you'd want to add it. when you hover over it changes Zpos to the front (So it'll show up in front of windows) as long as part of it was visible to hover over in the first place)
When you stop hovering it goes to desktop. This wont effect when you're fullscreened (Games,etc) but is great when you have something near it but not quite covering it fully.
Steam - paste2.org/GL4UeZBK
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:iconbenekep:
benekep Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
how can i download it?
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:icondevilrev:
DevilRev Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
In DeviantArt you can find a download button at the top right for every post that the uploader allowed it for.
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:iconvaskkr:
vaskkr Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
Loving this skin, thank you so much <3

As for icon suggestion, maybe not the most popular, but here they are: MediaMonkey, Opera, CodeBlocks, Audacity and Calibre
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:iconmjnielsen99:
mjnielsen99 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
Is there a way to move it? I have my toolbar in the left side and the programs is behind it, and I cant use it :(
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:iconxafesth:
Xafesth Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
Hold down CTRL and drag normally.
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:iconwhoswisely:
WhosWisely Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
Most of the time the sliding animations become slow when you hover over it, and sometimes it slides just like it looks on the preview. Am I doing something wrong?
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:icondevilrev:
DevilRev Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
I had this issue happen to me but I honestly have no idea why it happens or how to fix it.
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:iconc0mplexx92:
c0mplexx92 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
How do I make it open up down instead of right when hovering over it? 
And yes I know I will need to make a vertical version of the buttons
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:icondevilrev:
DevilRev Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
I explained it in the reddit thread, you can see the code for a reversed icon in my comment
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:iconcaptain-jesus8416:
Captain-Jesus8416 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016
How come I can't drag the icons? I also can't right-click to unload. In the Rainmeter settings, draggable is ticked for all of the .ini's.
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:icondevilrev:
DevilRev Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2016
 This happens because there is a MouseDownAction on the Skin to make the click animation look more responsive, you can hold ctrl to drag it and open the context menu with right click while holding ctrl. Or just move it with the coordinates to be more precise.
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aprilac1D Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017
Where exactly are the coordinates in the code? I've tried changing X1 and H and haven't managed to change the vertical position. I only ask because the Discord button reverts to the top left corner every time I refresh. This only happens with the Discord button for some reason. Great launcher btw!
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:icondevilrev:
DevilRev Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
Thanks, the coordinates to move the skin are in the rainmeter management windows itself. (Doubleclick the raindrop in the taskbar, navigate to skin and set coordinates)
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:iconfabknight:
FabKnight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it possible for you to upload the Create Your Own Button template in .xcf format as well as .psd? I don't have Photoshop and would like to make a a button for a couple programs, and I can't edit the text in the .psd file in Gimp.
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TaeyeonisBae Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is there a way to put these on the right side of my screen and have them slide open to the left?
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:icondevilrev:
DevilRev Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
I explained it in the reddit thread, you can see the code for a reversed icon in my comment
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:iconmadleybizix:
MADLeybizix Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
Hi :)
I have a question:
In your Kindred Theme u made it slide from right to left. But down in the comments u wroght, "To make that work you'd have to create a new image for every button and change some things in the .ini files, therefore I decided only to create this launcher for now, as I personally prefer my launcher on the left side of the screen."
What´s right? I´d love to make it slide from right to left :D
Nils
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:icondevilrev:
DevilRev Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
I explained it in the reddit thread, you can see the code for a reversed icon in my comment
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:iconneptune415:
Neptune415 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 2, 2016
is it just me or when i try to open some programs with unFold the program doesn't run. any fixes for that?
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:icondevilrev:
DevilRev Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
That's because you might have to adjust the path of the program because it is not installed in the same directory as mine. Just ctrl+right click on the skin and edit it, there is a LeftMouseUpAction with the program patch, just change it according to where the .exe if you program is.
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:iconneptune415:
Neptune415 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
Thanks your awesome for this.
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anthony022 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
im not sure if you're interested but ive made an icon for the program kodi, and a tools icon. both white and black version. here is the drop box link if you want them www.dropbox.com/sh/3fprgoasfuc…
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SebRydahl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Is there a way to make applications use the whole screen except the part where the unFold launcher is? The same way windows uses the whole screen except the taskbar, just on the side :)
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UpperHooligan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You can set the unfold skin to always be on top but the page will still go underneath it if that helps at all.
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:icondevilrev:
DevilRev Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016
So it really is an honor to me that you want to use my skin similar to the taskbar and always visible but unfortunately I have no idea if this is possible. You could probably put your taskbar to the side and make it invisible with some tools (at least in windows 7) to create a similar effect but that would also mean losing the taskbar on the bottom. Apart from that, I'd just try to google about it.
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