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Author Topic: Feature request : middle click launch shortcut and let CircleDock opened  (Read 4800 times)

ak_

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Well, the title says it all :) When Windows starts, there are a few programs i always launch (Firefox, Thunderbird, FeedDemon). I usually use Circle Dock to start them, but every time i click an icon, Circle Dock disappears and i have to call it back. It'd be great if one could middle-click an icon so it launches the shortcut and lets CircleDock visible so you can click another one.

This said, great program ! :)
« Last Edit: October 31, 2008, 12:32 PM by ak_ »

VideoInPicture

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Suggestion noted. I think it might be better to have an option to keep Circle Dock open if you hold down CTRL while clicking.

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Personnally, i'd really prefer middle button, because i like to use Circle Dock as a "mouse only launcher", for example when i'm in the back of my chair with the keyboard out of reach :) Maybe letting the user choose the hotkey would be the best solution.

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The problem I see is that the middle button is typically used to hide/show the dock and Circle Dock won't know if you intended to hide/show the dock or if you wanted to open a program.

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I guess all you need to do is make sure the user can't choose the same hotkey for both operations. Sorry if it's too much to ask.

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I think the best way to solve this, no matter what combination of clicks or keys someone uses, is to add a check box as an option that says "leave CD open after launching a file/folder" or something like that, that adds that funcionality to whoever needs it.

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I have DC Open/Close assigned to a spare mouse button. Stays open when I call it until I choose to hide it. No problem.

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The problem I see is that the middle button is typically used to hide/show the dock and Circle Dock won't know if you intended to hide/show the dock or if you wanted to open a program.
I won't agree on that: a lot of people use middle button to open/close tabs in Firefox, for example, or in ICQ messengers like QIP, and these got used to "open in a tab or new window and leave what I have here untouched" behavior when middle-click, so an option to "open and hide" when left-clicked and "open and stay" when (e.g.) middle-clicked would be nice.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2009, 10:30 AM by YetAnotherUser »