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Author Topic: [request] Hide Show desktop icons  (Read 11548 times)

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[request] Hide Show desktop icons
« on: November 06, 2007, 02:22:08 PM »
I know you already have an app that kind of does this, but I want one that hides/shows on mouse over a little box on the desktop, not when my mouse is not on the desktop, like your current app.

Truth be told, I would love to take some time out and write it myself, but i have so little time coz of all my college coursework and my blog, plus im a tad lazy when it comes to learning new prog langs.

Are you still developing?
If not I may beat you to creating it. You never know

Anyone else like this idea?
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Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 01:30:24 PM »
I don't think I get it. Seems like clicking a tray icon would be just as much of an effort.

Try Iconoid. 0 effort!  :Thmbsup:
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Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007, 04:56:05 AM »
OK, mayb i failed to mention the fact that i have tried this and various other similar apps. After all, reviewing Freeware is what i do!
I found that the one you suggested, actually hid my desktop widgets along with the desktop icons. This is obviously not the effect i was going for. I contacted the author on this issue, but have not heard a reply.
I tried using the icon hide show app on here, and it worked, but just not when and where i wanted it to.
Maybe I should just take a few hours out to look and extract and edit the code to do what i want.

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Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2007, 05:18:44 AM »
I tried using the icon hide show app on here,

which app is that?  :)


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Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2007, 06:19:15 AM »
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Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2007, 06:39:10 AM »
it's Skrommels
Maybe I should just take a few hours out to look and extract and edit the code to do what i want.
or
you could post in the Skrommels software board although he'd probably see it here..

or someone else might modify it ...
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Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2007, 07:18:51 AM »
Autohide Icons

Haven't tried it myself yet but it looks like it can hide desktop icons on mouse over.

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Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2007, 09:51:02 AM »
OK, interesting. Ill give it a go!
thanks

Edit : oh, well that's disappointing. It Dies when you try to right click its taskbar icon. =(
Anyone else have a suggestion?
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Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007, 01:46:38 PM »
I found that the one you suggested, actually hid my desktop widgets along with the desktop icons. This is obviously not the effect i was going for.

I've used Iconoid with AveDesk and Rainmeter. I've never seen this behaviour.
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Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2007, 09:42:45 AM »
I use yahoo widgets.
How bizzar. maybe its because i set the widgets to "pin to desktop" but even so, I don't see why it does that.
If i right click on my desktop and then select hide icons, it works fine. I really just want a mouse over tray icon that does that.
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Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2007, 03:45:52 AM »
I've got a tool that I wrote to handle this for me, you can download a copy here:
http://richie5um.fre...ads/DesktopTools.zip

Let me know if you like it.  You can find my email in the about box ( from the tray icon ).

You can show/hide the desktop icons by:
* LeftClicking on the TrayIcon
* RightClicking on the TrayIcon and selecting the Hide/Show Desktop Icons menu item
* Pressing CTRL+1
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Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2007, 04:31:48 AM »
Sounds like what i want but the download link does not work =(
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Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2007, 02:54:38 AM »
Errm, weird.  I tried the link from my previous post and it went straight to the freehostia main page.  Browsed to "http://richie5um.fre...hostia.com/Downloads", and it worked, and from there I could download the ZIP.  I then tried the link in my previous post and it worked fine.  Odd.

I've uploaded it to SkyDrive as well:
http://cid-4521d7dc0...ads/DesktopTools.zip

Hope it works this time.  If not, give me your email and I can send it that way.


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Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2007, 04:36:37 AM »
The skydrive one downloaded fine! brilliant! love it. dose exactly what i want it 2, and wayyyyy faster than all the other apps of a similar nature.
May I have permission to distribute this on my freeware blog?
would like to talk further in private about this issue...
relequestual[at]appaholic.co.uk

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Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2007, 06:02:38 AM »
Glad you like it.

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Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2007, 08:16:37 PM »
You could also try DeskSweeper  http://www.no-nonsen...e.com/download.shtml

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Re: [request] Hide Show desktop icons
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2007, 06:29:56 AM »
tried it b4, doesnt do what i want! :down:
but the other app dose!  :Thmbsup:
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