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Author Topic: LATEST VERSION INFO THREAD - DesktopCoral - 1.10.01 - Jan 16, 2011  (Read 30836 times)
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« on: May 03, 2008, 01:56:10 PM »

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LATEST VERSION:

1.10.01 - January 16, 2011
  • [BugFix] Error was being reported on first run.

1.09.01 - January 7, 2011
  • [Feature] Added -transparency commandline option
  • [Feature] Updated with latest update checking code.

1.08.01 - November 1, 2009
  • [Feature] Added option to hide ugly grey border on vista/win7

1.07.01 - September 6, 2009
  • [Feature] Options file is now saved any time the docking position is changes -- useful for external tools that need to monitor dock location.
  • [Feature] Options file now stores exact position and size of docked window -- useful for external tools that need to monitor dock location.
  • [Feature] Added support for configdir.ini file so user can specify custom directory for saving config file (supports for portable use)
  • [PlatformFeature] Added support for windows Vista+Win7 so that program saves config files in proper places on those operating systems (in documents path).

OLDER VERSIONS:

1.06.01 - July 14, 2009
  • [BugFix] Some users were seeing an error on boot about /autorun parameter not being understood.

1.05.01 - 6/27/09
  • [Feature] - Added commandline options for setting size, position, etc of the coral.

1.04.01 - 2/27/09
  • [Bugfix] - Program was not remembering what monitor to start docked on.
  • [Bugfix] - Docking did not work the first time the program is run (thanks fabrizio at softonic)

1.03.01 - 11/26/08
  • Initial support for multiple monitors.

1.02.01 - May 3rd, 2008
  • Added new experimental option to save and restore icon positions so that they are not shifted out of the way and misplaced during DesktopCoral starting and stopping and docking.
  • [bugfix] Options and dock position were not being saved on system shutdown - fixed.
  • Added DcUpdater support for update checking.
  • Added code to exit program during uninstallation or update.
  • Dock size was not being saved on exit.
  • Added start-with-windows option.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2011, 11:55:12 PM by mouser » Logged
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 01:39:22 PM »

Heya Mouser,

I don't mean to be a pratt, but I wanted to point out that "coral" is what grows in the sea and "corral" is where horses are rounded up.  So, DesktopCoral would invoke in me, especially prettily coloured aquarium decorations for my desktop, whereas, DesktopCorral would invoke in me, thoughts of an amazinkly useful computer desktop tool for keeps things in order.

Yeah, sorry, I know this is extremey anal and that you've probably heard it a thousand times.  I will now retreat to beneath the rock from which I first appeared.

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 01:49:18 PM »

"coral" is what grows in the sea...
...you've probably heard it a thousand times.

It was brave of you to reefer to it atoll!

(I have the same reaction to the name.)  ohmy
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 02:48:07 PM »

I haven't heard it a thousand times but it is a running joke around here and on the web.. It's not the first time my bad spelling has proved to be a public embarrassment.  tongue
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2008, 06:42:30 AM »

here's an earlier thread that brought this up but as mouser replied there, it's kind of coral that grows on your desktop attaching it self to the edges. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2008, 07:19:19 PM »

I don't mean to be a pratt, but I wanted to point out that "coral" is what grows in the sea and "corral" is where horses are rounded up.  So, DesktopCoral would invoke in me, especially prettily coloured aquarium decorations for my desktop, whereas, DesktopCorral would invoke in me, thoughts of an amazinkly useful computer desktop tool for keeps things in order.

OK - not trying to be a pratt (are you a Yorkshireman, by chance?), either, but wouldn't the subtleties of the spelling of Desktop Coral be more evocative than invocative?
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 09:33:23 AM »

You mentioned above that the software 1.02.01
[bugfix] Options and dock position were not being saved on system shutdown - fixed.
I have 1.03.01, using in dual screen, where the coral is positioned bottom of screen 2, however when I restart it is positioned on bottom of screen 1. Any ideas?
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009, 09:34:28 AM »

i'll have a look zenrook -- the new multimonitor code may not be remembering the monitor # properly.
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2009, 09:46:50 AM »

Yes, I think you're right, I was looking at another thread, and someone mentioned that they edited the ini file, so I changed the monitor # and it worked, thanks for a great product, and wow that response time was fast!
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2009, 09:32:05 AM »

Ok, the software is actually saving back the wrong monitor #, even if I edit the ini file, the software rewrites it when it closes.
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2009, 09:35:40 AM »

try this:
undock the dock, move the UNDOCKED window to the monitor of choice and exit, then try restarting and docking.. in other words you may be able to get it to rememer the monitor # if you can get it to remember that the location of it undocked is on that monitor.

i will try to release a proper fix soon.
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2009, 09:55:32 AM »

Since the last time I had written I changed the attribute of the ini file to read only, and this worked as a temporary fix. However the suggestion of placing the undocked window on the second monitor works, I've turned off the read only, and closed and opened and it works! Thanks,

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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2009, 09:35:48 AM »

Well it didn't seem to stick, after a system restart it went back to placing it on the wrong monitor, I'll just edit the ini and make it read-only again.
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2009, 07:17:54 PM »

I must be missing something really obvious but I docked to the top of the screen and all my windows maximize to the whole desktop just as before.  I have a single monitor setup.  Just seems like I get a taskbar icon and that's all??   (mystified) smiley

edit: ok, on the second run I'm getting some action.  smiley
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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2009, 08:27:45 PM »

The How-To Geek How Do I Block Off a Section of the Screen from Maximized Windows? mentioned DesktopCoral.
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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2009, 09:00:37 AM »

1.04.01 - 2/27/09
  • [Bugfix] - Program was not remembering what monitor to start docked on.
  • [Bugfix] - Docking did not work the first time the program is run (thanks fabrizio at softonic)
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« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2009, 06:07:35 PM »

1.05.01 - 6/27/09
  • [Feature] - Added commandline options for setting size, position, etc of the coral.
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2009, 07:10:28 PM »

I have a feature request for the next version: Correct the spelling of corral.

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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2009, 07:13:10 PM »

i think you are just trying to earn a rotten turkey sandwich badge.
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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2009, 08:12:20 PM »

very minor update:

1.06.01 - July 14, 2009
  • [BugFix] Some users were seeing an error on boot about /autorun parameter not being understood.
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« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2009, 11:02:05 AM »

new version should work well on vista/win7:

1.07.01 - September 6, 2009
  • [Feature] Options file is now saved any time the docking position is changes -- useful for external tools that need to monitor dock location.
  • [Feature] Options file now stores exact position and size of docked window -- useful for external tools that need to monitor dock location.
  • [Feature] Added support for configdir.ini file so user can specify custom directory for saving config file (supports for portable use)
  • [PlatformFeature] Added support for windows Vista+Win7 so that program saves config files in proper places on those operating systems (in documents path).
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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2009, 02:26:17 PM »

new update for vista/win7 users who didn't like the ugly grey border:

1.08.01 - November 1, 2009
  • [Feature] Added option to hide ugly grey border on vista/win7
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« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2009, 12:51:51 PM »

Downloaded and ran with default options.  Couldn't drag shortcut from desktop to area so I went to options and checked transparent.
Now I can drag icons to the area, but they disappear... Hmm?

running vista ultimate 64

any suggestions on what I did wrong?

thanks,

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« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2009, 01:06:50 PM »

im afraid deskstop shortcut icons do not like to live on the desktop coral area.
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« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2009, 01:54:18 PM »

@#$%^&*() or words like that...

How do you use the area?  Is it best to create shortcuts there?

thanks,

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