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Iridium: a highly configurable Start Menu replacement for Rainmeter & AutoHotkey

Iridium is currently in its beta version. You can find a brief online tutorial at "http://abortinteractive.blogspot.com/p/iridium-for-rainmeter-and-autohotkey.html"

(Take a look at Abort! Interactive's other stuff while you're there! Like our Iridium Facebook page for fun and profit! "https://www.facebook.com/iridiumforrainmeter?ref=hl")

There's also a 15-page .pdf manual enclosed with the skin itself. Find it under C:\Users\your_user_name_here\Documents\Rainmeter\skins\Iridium


BEFORE INSTALLING: Iridium requires AutoHotkey, a lightweight (and incredibly useful!) application that can be downloaded from "www.autohotkey.com".

AFTER INSTALLING: Call the Iridium menu using either the CapsLock key or the middle mouse button. Details on changing these keys are included in the .pdf manual.



Iridium has been tested on a Lenovo ThinkPad X230 running Windows 8.1, where it executes flawlessly from installation to configuration. Though originally intended for Windows 8, Iridium has also been tested on an older Toshiba Satellite running Windows Vista; some issues were discovered with Vista's "Data Execution Prevention," which had to be disabled, but it otherwise worked like a charm.

As this is a beta version, we're eager to hear about any bugs or difficulties you encounter, so we can get them fixed as quickly as possible. Please include basic details about your operating system (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and a description of the issue. You'll find a contact form on the Abort! Interactive website, linked to above.

Many thanks to JSMorley of the Rainmeter forums, whose willingness to help was and remains the stuff of legend. Addons in the Iridium skin were made available by JSMorley, Kaelri, and Brian. Kudos to these heroic pioneers.

SUBMISSIONS! We strongly encourage submissions for Iridium backgrounds and window decorations. Contact details are included in the online Iridium tutorial linked above.

Finally, if you're in a giving mood and have found yourself enjoying Iridium, please consider a donation. This software business is a lot of work, and school is expensive. A PayPal button can be found on the Iridium online tutorial at the Abort! Interactive website mentioned above.

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Created by abortinteractiv
on December 19th, 2013

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