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Author Topic: Bug - dock: opening and closing autohiden bar with mouse  (Read 4478 times)

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Bug - dock: opening and closing autohiden bar with mouse
« on: March 21, 2008, 12:45:12 PM »
Hi Mouser,

I started using the program recently.  I believe there is a bug with the way the autohide bar opens and closes using the mouse.

With the autohidden bar on the left side of screen, when I move mouse to left side, the cursor changes to a "resize" cursor and bar doesn't appear.

If I click on the lefthand side of the screen, the bar appears, I think.

If I don't click on anything on the exposed bar, then move my mouse off, the bar doesn't go away until I click once or twice off the bar.

Also, on starting up the bar (via startup folder), my desktop icons move over to the right, then go back to the left, supposedly after the program realizes that the bar is on autohide.  There should be a way of checking for autohide before moving the icons, although this is just an aesthetic issue.

Thanks for coding this one.

Steve

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Re: Bug - bar: opening and closing autohiden bar with mouse
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008, 12:51:09 PM »
ps. This bar does what I need in a program launcher - dockable, autohide, drag 'n drop add, and virtual submenus.  When I learn how to code, I'd like to write a program like this one.  Seems you've beat me to it :).

Thanks.

Steve

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Re: Bug - dock: opening and closing autohiden bar with mouse
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008, 08:49:20 PM »
thanks for the nice words steve --
indeed the autohiding behavior on LaunchBar Commander just plain sucks.  I hope to improve it.
i personally don't use the autohide feature and wouldn't recommend it since it seems unreliable and slow to unhide.

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Re: Bug - dock: opening and closing autohiden bar with mouse
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 10:41:08 AM »
I would appreciate much the improvement of the autohide feature.

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Re: Bug - dock: opening and closing autohiden bar with mouse
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 10:48:28 AM »
i'm afraid to say it has been improved a lot since i wrote that post  :P

it actually works pretty perfectly for me now, autohiding and autosliding.

if anyone has any trouble with it in latest versions please let me know what improper behavior you are seeing.

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Re: Bug - dock: opening and closing autohiden bar with mouse
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010, 12:03:58 PM »
Excuse me, it was just my first hour of using the program. Now I've spend some more time touching options, and it seems to work OK. I think that in Windows 7 all is a little more complicated.

By the way, I've found a little bug: I've a node of type Folder, and in this folder resides a document that has a space at end of name (just before the point of the extension). Clicking this document in the launchbar don't opens it. If the name is without this space, everything is OK.

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Re: Bug - dock: opening and closing autohiden bar with mouse
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 12:20:32 PM »
Welcome to the site, gross.

I didn't realize that problem with spaces at start and end of filenames affected Launchbar Commander; it has been pointed out to plague my Find and Run Robot program.. i really should fix that, even though it's hard to think of a case where this isnt a mistake in file naming -- it certainly is confusing.