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The Arc Menu Launcher V.3.0 by closer2thelung The Arc Menu Launcher V.3.0 by closer2thelung
Change Log
Changed: Revamped the entire scroll bar structure
Changed: You can now have unlimited items per menu. No need to edit number of pages.
Changed: Scroll bar icons are now the same within each group to keep skin running smoothly
Changed: Scroll bar now acts like windows explorer (browse through folders/double right click to go back)
Changed: Quick launch bar now separate ini
Added: Settings menu. No more need to edit inc files
Added: Settings menu button at top of app changer
Added: App Changer now has 6 apps
Added: Right click on any item to open it's context menu
Fixed: Clicked items now retain their opacity even on refresh
Removed: Removed the AutoHotKey EXE due to issues I found with Rainmeter 3.2

Changed: Default background of Album Tracker app to Wood Texture
Added: Option in uservariables to change EQ bars color
Fixed: Scaling formulas in Album Tracker app
Fixed: Album Tracker now auto detects your country

Added: Album Tracker app to replace clock app
    (you can set the app path back to clock if you wish in

Added: A digital VU meter that can be turned on or off using the EQ button in music controls
Added: A button in music controls for Full Screen Music mode
Added: A clock app
Added: A weather app
Added: An RSS reaser app
Added: 2 more pages for Games menu
Added: Mouse over track info for album art
Added: Default image for album art when no music player is open.
Changed: Utilized the new image mask feature for album art/slideshow and other apps
Fixed: A clip string issue for 1 item in Games menu
Fixed: A problem with loading/unloading app 5

Added: I had to change a ton of code but now you can now change the overall size of the entire skin
    (Menu Size option now located in under GENERAL OPTIONS FOR ALL)
Added: Added an optional EXE file that allows you to toggle the skins position to always on top with the press of the Left Win key
    (The AutoHotKey script converted to EXE is located in "Rainmeter\Skins\Circles Menu\AutoHotKey")

Fixed: Album Art app now supports Windows Media Player
    (Thanks to darkstar9723 for bringing this to my attention)

Added: Full screen mode for album art. screenshot
    (Activate with the FS button in music control bar. Deactivate by right clicking anywhere in full screen mode)
Fixed: "Documents" pages 2-8 now opens the shortcuts

Fixed: Changed update values to make skin run much much faster
Fixed: Made processor bar a separate ini file to make skin run faster
    (Thanks to TweaknFreak for the suggestions!)

Added: Outline option for entire skin (can be found in under GENERAL OPTIONS FOR ALL)
Changed: Center app icons now toggle apps (skins), so you can easily load or unload app by clicking on same icon

First release

Introducing The Arc Menu Launcher. An all in one menu launcher for your desktop.

The Arc contains 6 menu items: Bookmarks, Downloads, Games, Applications, Documents, and Controls
Right click on any menu to open the respective folder path
Each menu option displays the menu items to the right. Click on the icon of the item to launch the respective item
Scroll up or down on your mouse to navigate pages

You may have up to 12 quick launch icons. Hover over the icon for application name
Right click on any Quick launch icon to open the Quick Launch folder

Scroll up/down to scroll through the items
Scroll left/right to scroll a page at a time
Change scroll speed from single to page
Click on any item's icon to launch it
Click on folders to see their contents
Double right click anywhere to go up a folder level
Right click on any item's icon to see their context menu

A round VU meter around the entire skin that can be turned on or off using the EQ button in the music control bar

The inner most ring of The Arc gives you quick access to 6 useful apps:
Album Art: Displays art for current track | shows progress of track | mouse over for track info | scroll down to fast forward | scroll up to rewind | left click to open player
Album Tracker:Automatically scans the song playing and shows you the latest release from that artist.
Slide Show: Automatically cycles through a specified picture folder | left click to open picture | right click to change picture
Weather: Displays today/tomorrow/next day temperatures | shows icon for current weather
RSS Reader: Displays 6 articles from 4 of your favorite RSS feeds
Clock: Shows current date and time.


The bottom center ring contains basic music controls (Prev | Play/Pause | Next) that work with most music players
Use the EQ button to turn on/off the digital VU meter
Use the FS button to go into Full Screen Music mode (Right click anywhere in full screen mode to deactivate)

Customizable RAM/CPU indicator bar

Customize everything using the Settings Menu
The Settings Button is located at the top of the app changer
Hover over each option to see the default value

The Arc is completely customizable through the Settings Button located at the top of the app changer circle. Use the Settings Button on the Album Tracker app to customize it.

The default folder locations for your Bookmarks, QuickLanch and Controls shortcuts are "Rainmeter\Skins\ArcMenu\Folders\...". This can be changed in the Settings Menu.

In order for this skin's apps to display properly using Rainmeter's new image mask feature, you need Windows 7 or higher. Win 7 users also need this windows platform update

If you wish to download the Album Tracker app as a stand alone skin, you can here

If you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to post!


The original album art viewer and the picture viewer were made from MoshiAB's "The First Round Album Cover"
The new album art and picture viewer and music controls are made from rabra's CoveR
Digital VU meter made from pisac's Circle LEvel
The RAM/CPU bar was inspired by Jkon00's "Pog Pack"
Clock app made from twistlemon's Elegant Clock
Weather app made from evertonstz's July Flat'ish
RSS app made from InteractEight's FLaTT's *FINAL*
Quick Launch icons shown in preview are Fi3uR's "Light Dock Icons"
Wallpapers shown in preview (left to right) Jarvis Logon | Deep Sea | Cosmos | Black Sheep | Van Gogh
Background of Album Tracker shown is EmoDJSteph's Wood Texture
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maxo10 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Just wondering, is there a way to get the correct icons in the scrollbar/mainmenu (right side)? Example: I have 25 games shortcuts placed at the path folder of the Games Menu tab. When i open the tab i see all the shortcuts but all with the same icon, very confusing (all the steam icon). (Like in your screenshots)
Would be nice if you could add that as setting or that it would be done automatic. 

And thanks! It's awesome skin
closer2thelung Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
it runs way too slow for that to work in the latest version. but you can download version 2.1.1 here. it keeps each file's icon but is missing a bunch of features from the newest version.
maxo10 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Oh thanks, but like you said, it misses a lot of features that i use at the moment and those are better than just a visual upgrade :)
Still nice work + nice fast reply
closer2thelung Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm working on a scroll option that shows steam tiles for your games. I will add it to the next update when I complete it.
Weaknova Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Amazing job but i have a newbie question how do i choose icons to put that menu circle? and in games or  applications and blah blah it shows me at the other menu my hard drives and i click them to open but nothing so if you can help  would be much appreciated great job again i love it
closer2thelung Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the late reply but I was busy upgrading this project. if you download the new version (3.0), you can use the settings button to change anything you like, including the menu paths and quick launch folder path.
Mblabla Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  New member
Hi I downloaded this skin, but I can't seem to get the album art part to work. The fullscreen mode works just fine, but the circle where the art should be is empty. The track info shows up in the circle when I hover over it though, but still no art.
closer2thelung Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you are using Windows 7 make sure you have rainmeter 3.2 or higher and that D2D rendering is turned on in rainmeter (right click any rainmeter skin>manage skin>Settings Tab>check D2D rendering.

If that is turned on you probably need this windows platform update

sed Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
:icondragonnod1: Well Done!!
closer2thelung Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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