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Author Topic: IDEA: Systemwide "Drag & DropZones"  (Read 4247 times)

kfitting

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IDEA: Systemwide "Drag & DropZones"
« on: October 24, 2008, 02:28:03 PM »
I would be interested in being able to use the concept in Firefox's "Drag & DropZones" ( https://addons.mozil...S/firefox/addon/5595 ) add-in, but in any program.  It would be cool to be able to configure different macros or scripts to run depending on the zone... don't know how feasible all this would be.  Configurability would be key.  Given all the macro programs on the market, maybe this could just be a front-end...

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Re: IDEA: Systemwide "Drag & DropZones"
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2008, 07:25:41 AM »
Cool idea  8)
I love the "Drag & DropZones" concept... would be very useful to have it extended system-wide
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Re: IDEA: Systemwide "Drag & DropZones"
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 05:22:18 PM »
Maybe GridMove could be adapted to this?
Would take some work though and I'm not too familiar with AHK script's as of yet.

An issue would be the activating the zones but, maybe you could designate a corner or edge of the screen to activate.

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Re: IDEA: Systemwide "Drag & DropZones"
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008, 05:41:45 PM »
That's a very good idea. Could be very useful, especially to people using a sidebar (the zones could be located there).

I'd be interested in such a project because i've recently been trying to detect drag n drop with autohotkey without any success. If we don't manage to do that, i guess we could show the zones when the left button has been pressed for 1 or 2 seconds, something like that.

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Re: IDEA: Systemwide "Drag & DropZones"
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008, 07:48:59 PM »
great idea, SirSmiley! GridMove already supports zone detection, i wonder if it's possible to make a similar script that runs pre-defined commands instead of resizing windows as it does now. maybe we could call it GridZone. :)

PS. there is also ZoneSize by Skrommel.

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Re: IDEA: Systemwide "Drag & DropZones"
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2008, 05:10:39 AM »
lanux: you already can! :)
GridMove can launch files instead of moving the window.

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Re: IDEA: Systemwide "Drag & DropZones"
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2008, 07:44:14 PM »
thanks for let us know, jgpaiva. i didn't know about this. :-[ a brief tutorial on this matter would be helpful, i guess. :)

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Re: IDEA: Systemwide "Drag & DropZones"
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2008, 12:54:06 PM »
I guess so, lanux.. And the help file really isn't very helpful.
I have an update to the help file in my todo list since forever... But time really hasn't been on my side :(

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Re: IDEA: Systemwide "Drag & DropZones"
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2008, 07:58:35 PM »
let me know if you need any help with the manual. you know, proof-reading, spell-checks, etc. :)