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February 19, 2012
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Win8 Consumer preview charmsbar for XP Vista Win7 by PeterRollar Win8 Consumer preview charmsbar for XP Vista Win7 by PeterRollar
File contains two Rocketdock skins. A transparent and a black one.
You can get Rocketdock for free here[link]

How to use:

Best way to understand how this works: Read this easy to understand article on AskVG[link]

Short version:
Download and install Rocketdock.
Unzip this deviation and place the Folder "Transparent charmbar" in the skins folder of RD
Replace the folder "Icons" with the one of this deviation
Place the settings. ini and the Startmenu.exe in the main folder of RD as shown in the picture above.
"Settings" is the black bar. If you wanna use the transparent bar, rename the settings. ini from settingstransparent to settings.
Bar appears when you mouseover the right border of your screen.

Caution:If you are using 64-bit Windows Rocketdock is stored inC:\Program Files (x86)\RocketDock\ So you have to manually edit the path to the startmenu.exe. Simply rightclick on the start icon to open it's options menu. Navigate to the startmenu.exe and you are done.

If you like it, give it a try.:)

:iconparassidhu: for permission to use his startmenu app.
:iconvishal-gupta: for his invaluable support

Screenshots Windows XP SP3

:new: Featured on AskVG webpage[link]

:new: March 3 updated to build 8250:new:

No redistribution in Transformationpacks/Skinpacks allowed!
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i can see really easily some strange dots and stuff every where so i photo shopped them away... i can give u the better version if you want!
PeterRollar Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx for your nice offer.But i cannot replace anything of this deviation, because DA doesn't allow the upload of exe files anymore.
These details can easily be edited by the users themselves if they have a prob with it.:)
SgtShadowWalker Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
How do you get that black bar to go over the whole side of your screen?
Mine only fills the background of the icons and not the whole side :(

And where can you download the stuff you have in the last screen?
PeterRollar Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply set Rocketdock to "always on top" in the settings menu.
And i think you mean this[link]
I followed all the steps but the Charm Bar doesn't appear. Any advice?
PeterRollar Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is a tutorial how to use it.:)
I followed all the steps. The Charm Bar doesn't appear. Any advice?
what the hell is mouseover???
PeterRollar Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you kidding? Moving the mousepointer over a specific area is mouseover.
No link to my version ?????? For those who want to use the bar to show & hide omnimo... :D
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