Rainmeter skins behind icons?

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  1. rykah

    rykah Member

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    Rainmeter is great, but I want the clock to go behind my desktop icons. I rarely use icons on my desktop, but when I do I don't want the clock in the way.

    Ideas?

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    right click the skin to get it's options menu. There should be a submenu called "layer" or "level" or something that relates to its position. Set it to desktop and it will be on the desktop level.
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    I actually have it set to desktop level, and the load order as -100, and it's above the icons. :/
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    maybe you can't. The icons on your computer are treated the same as the desktop. Perhaps you should consider getting rid of your desktop icons and using a launcher?
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    When I need to temporarily move files that clock gets in the way, a launcher wouldn't fix that. Besides, my "launcher" is my taskbar (Windows 7).
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    Desktop icons are set to the VERY bottom, nothing will go underneath them.

    You'd have to edit the registry file to put it underneath, not sure what one though.
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    I meant a launcher instead of the icons. For a while I had a custom desktop that utilized rainmeter and instead of using desktop icons I had rocketdock. a tiny minimalist arrow in the bottom left of my screen would pop a menu of essential links/folders (like stacks)
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    i am checking out nimplaces...

    but i figure out a solution it was really not easy to figure out
    but here is what i have done
    my solution is without background running application

    It is a mix of that
    1. use transparent icon
    2. place the transparent icon at a fixed place where i don't want other icon to go
    3. check place of the transparent icon every 15 min

    here is how i proceed.

    Transparent icon.
    i choosed the extension hdi for my icons... modified the registery to hide their extension and set a transparent icon to them here is the registery modification (just copy text to a .reg file and run it)
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.hdi]
    @="hdi_auto_file"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.hdi\DefaultIcon]
    @="%SystemRoot%\\system32\\SHELL32.dll,51"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hdi_auto_file]
    "NeverShowExt"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hdi_auto_file\DefaultIcon]
    @="%SystemRoot%\\system32\\SHELL32.dll,50"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hdi_auto_file\shell]
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hdi_auto_file\shell\edit]
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hdi_auto_file\shell\edit\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
      00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,4e,00,4f,00,\
      54,00,45,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,00,58,00,45,00,20,00,25,00,31,00,00,\
      00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hdi_auto_file\shell\open]
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\hdi_auto_file\shell\open\command]
    @=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
      00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,4e,00,4f,00,\
      54,00,45,00,50,00,41,00,44,00,2e,00,45,00,58,00,45,00,20,00,25,00,31,00,00,\
      00
    
    then create an empty text file and rename it to .hdi extension
    create as much number files as you need place to hide

    then we have to rename the files to a transparent name, i use "spaces" for that with the command "ren"
    example if you created "test.hdi" you can rename it with the command
    Code:
    ren "test.hdi" " .hdi"
    
    first file have only 1 space second will have 2 etc.

    then i use DesktopOK to restore icon place (but without having it running all the time)
    after doing the other steps and placing transparent icons at their places
    open desktopok
    save icons place to a file
    (assign .dok files to desktopok through the application menu "desktop ok")
    open that file with notepad, edit it to keep on it only transparent icons and save it

    then create a windows scheduled task to run the .dok file to restore transparent icon every 15 min
    here is the command to do it
    Code:
    schtasks /create /tn "Restore Transparent Icons" /tr "C:\Icons.dok" /sc MINUTE /mo 15
    
    supposing you saved the icons file to "C:\Icons.dok"

    AND THEN YOU ARE OKAY !!!!!!!!!! AND NO BACKGROUND TASK ARE RUNNING !!!!

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    it took me 2 day to figure it out

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    any way you have here an alternative

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    Cheers

    Note :
    Done on Windows 7
    Commands are done with the command prompt cmd
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2015

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