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Author Topic: Start with Vista startup  (Read 5460 times)

Bigroncoleman

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Start with Vista startup
« on: October 13, 2008, 10:25:40 AM »
Hi I downloaded the Circle dock app, and loved it. But the problem is that when I install it, it does not get installed like a real program, it just runs as a temporary program, that shuts down when I shut down my pc. Then I have to re-install it everytime I start my pc....what am I doing wrong? How do I install it like a real program that can start when windows starts. I would love to use circle dock as my main program launcher. Am I downloading a wrong version or?

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Re: Start with Vista startup
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2008, 10:36:17 AM »
You can try placing a shortcut to the Circle Dock.exe file in your Windows startup folder. I didn't want to touch anything in the registry. However, you may encounter a bug where the background separates from the rest of the dock on startup. This is something that needs to be fixed.
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Re: Start with Vista startup
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2008, 11:01:51 AM »
alright I can try that, but will it remember the changes I made? (the programs I put into the wheel and theor icons) og will I have to start all over again everytime the program starts? The way it is right now, it seems as though the program is a "for review only"-program. A program you can try but cannot really use, as it does not install but merely runs as a temporaty program. Why does it not install in its own folder like all other programs?

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Re: Start with Vista startup
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2008, 11:17:22 AM »
Circle Dock will remember all your settings and changes. It stores them in the .ini files in the Circle Dock folder under System -> Settings. Since it is alpha-level in terms of development, it is best that there is no installer so that you can easily test new versions by just opening up a folder instead of going through an install and uninstall process.
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Re: Start with Vista startup
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2008, 11:54:53 AM »
Okay, thank you, I will try it then. I think it's a really great program, great idea, and it looks beautiful so I'd really love to use it if I can get it to work.

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Re: Start with Vista startup
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2008, 12:24:46 PM »
Hmm I can't get it to work. It doesn't save my changes so I have to start over everytime I open it. Bummer

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Re: Start with Vista startup
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2008, 12:47:06 PM »
I figured out the problem. I was running the program from the .rar file without extracting it to a seperate folder...

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Re: Start with Vista startup
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2008, 02:18:33 PM »
I made a Circle Dock installer for personal use yesterday, I can upload it if you would like...

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Re: Start with Vista startup
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2008, 12:24:59 AM »
I made a Circle Dock installer for personal use yesterday, I can upload it if you would like...

Sure! That would be useful. I could make a version with an installer to make it easier to upgrade.
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Re: Start with Vista startup
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2008, 12:48:50 AM »
Here is the setup EXE for the newest Circle Dock build (don't expect me to provide updates though, but I might until VideoInPicture is able to get a setup system going) :)

http://mazecraze.dcm....com/Circle Dock.exe :Thmbsup: