Patrick wrote:One small point: When a skin is visible on multiple desktops, it will always be at the same position. This makes completely different layouts using the same skins difficult. Is this an acceptable limitation? It seems that with "!RainmeterMove" we could realize different skin positions on each desktop.
I have considered this long and hard. I figured this would come up.
I would consider this acceptable. For all Rainmeter can do and for all Dexpot can do, there is still limitations at this time.
That being said; if there is an instant solution we can find to adjust for this, then we can take a look at tackling the situation. If not, them this can be one of those things that we look at over time.
In this game; there are no over night solutions.
I have been reading and re-reading the path concepts and I think maybe I have posted in error.
The concept that I have is based on the portability of both Dexpot and Rainmeter. We also have users that install Rainmeter via Zip or installer, but ultimately Rainmeter can be installed anywhere, along with the Rainmeter.exe and the Rainmeter.ini.
What I was attempting to propose is that in Dexpot settings (via Add-on or whatever is decided on) the Path to the need Rainmeter files may have to be defined by the End User, so that Dexpot can find the various Rainmeter files.
Not that Rainmeter would be pointed at Dexpot, or a Dexpot Path needs to be identified to Dexpot. This will be done by skin designers as they build, and most likely; the will build skins via Execute commands utilizing Dexpot Command Line Parameters, at this time.
If, as in most circumstance. Rainmeter.exe and Rainmeter.ini are located as default install locations; Then no issue.
BUT; if a person is to Install Rainmeter and Dexpot to portable media, then Dexpot will be unable to look in the default locations. Dexpot will need to be told the Path to the appropriate Rainmeter folders. This also stands true for non-standard installation.
So any add-on, plugin, or core Options will need to have some user input.
Now all this may be a mute point if, as you propose, Rainmeter skins can be manipulate to the various Virtual Desktops similar to how Desktop Icons, Files, folders, and shortcuts are handled.
So at this point I assume we need a clear cut path to proceed in, so that we may concentrate our efforts. If other options present themselves, then we can work towards them on the future.
Unless we find that ONE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING solution