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Author Topic: Few question about CircleDock...  (Read 4638 times)

whatabambam

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Few question about CircleDock...
« on: January 29, 2009, 10:17:30 AM »
Hello, first i want say that Circle Dock is amazing launcher. Best of all what i tested. I installed last alpha version and i have few questions about CD..

1. Is there any way to start CircleDock with windows but minimized? Maybe some command line parameters can do that?

2. Is there any way to automatic close CircleDock when you click alsewhere than CircleDock ring? If not perhaps it can be feature in next release?

Would be great when CircleDock will be closed when you move cursor over the CircleDock ring as option of course.

Please for any help. Thank you.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2009, 10:19:06 AM by whatabambam »

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Re: Few question about CircleDock...
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 08:16:03 AM »
Anybody?

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Re: Few question about CircleDock...
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 04:17:25 PM »
???

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Re: Few question about CircleDock...
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 04:25:38 PM »
I haven't used CD for a month or so now, so I can't really answer your questions, BUT I can say that posting multiple times is just going to annoy people. Wait and see if someone replies and ONLY bump a topic after at least a couple days. It is just rude - kind of like asking someone something, and when they don't reply because they are thinking/doing multiple things, you poke/tap them.

On that note... BUMP.

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Re: Few question about CircleDock...
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2009, 01:08:04 PM »
OOPS :Thmbsup:

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Re: Few question about CircleDock...
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2015, 12:47:35 AM »
Well, 6 years and over 3500 reads later and no one's written an answer. I guess there's no way of starting it minimized. That's too bad. :)

For those that are interested, I've setup an Autohotkey script that starts circle dock and minimizes it automatically. You can download autohotkey from www.autohotkey.com. If you haven't heard of it, autohotkey is this amazing automation software - it will rock your Windows!

Once you install it, open notpad and paste the following script:

; <<<< START SCRIPT >>>>


; Anything after a ";" is considered a comment and is ignored by script.

#WinActivateForce Enabled


;Wait till the other apps have started to avoid lag
Sleep 25000 ; <== this in milliseconds, meaning 25000=25 seconds

;Run Main Instance (Main Dock)
Run C:\Program Files (x86)\CircleDock0.9.2Alpha8.2\CircleDock.exe ;<== this may be different on your PC
WinWait, ahk_class WindowsForms10.Window.88.app.0.33c0d9d  ; <== this May be different in your PC, use Window Spy to double check CD's AHK_class
Sleep 1000
Suspend on
Send {LWin down}{LAlt down} ; <== SENDS THE TOGGLE HOTKEY TO CLOSE IT. YOU MAY HAVE TO MOD THIS PART AS YOUR HOTKEY WILL VARY.
Sleep 100
Send {LWin up}{LAlt up} ; <== RELEASE THE MODIFIER KEYS THAT WERE PRESSED DOWN BY SCRIPT. MODIFY THIS IF YOU MODIFIED HOT-KEY ABOVE.
Suspend off
Sleep 3000

; <<<< END SCRIPT >>>>

Save it as CircleDock-Starter.ahk and go to the AutoHotkey installation folder -> compiler subfolder -> compile this script into an exe and put a shortcut to it in your Windows.



///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
If you run multiple instance of CD, here is a multi-instances version of the script (obviously you'll need to change the directory reference and hotkeys):



; <<<< START SCRIPT >>>>

#WinActivateForce Enabled
;Wait till the other apps have started to avoid lag
Sleep 25000

;Run Main Instance (Main Dock)
Run C:\Program Files (x86)\CircleDock0.9.2Alpha8.2\CircleDock.exe ; <== this may be different on your PC
WinWait, ahk_class WindowsForms10.Window.88.app.0.33c0d9d  ; <== this may be different on your PC
Sleep 1000
Suspend on
Send {LWin down}{LAlt down}  ; <== change if need be
Sleep 100
Send {LWin up}{LAlt up}  ; <== change if need be
Suspend off
Sleep 3000

;Run Secondary Dock
Run C:\Program Files (x86)\CircleDock0.9.2Alpha8.2.instance.2\CircleDock.exe ; <== this will probably be different on your PC
WinWait, ahk_class WindowsForms10.Window.88.app.0.33c0d9d  ; <== this may be different on your PC
Sleep 2000
Suspend on
Send {LWin down}{LAlt down}{F2}  ; <== change if need be
Sleep 100
Send {LWin up}{LAlt up}  ; <== change if need be
Suspend off
Sleep 5000

;Run ME3 Dock
Run C:\Program Files (x86)\CircleDock0.9.2Alpha8.2.instance.3\CircleDock.exe <== this will probably be different on your PC
WinWait, ahk_class WindowsForms10.Window.88.app.0.33c0d9d
Sleep 2000
Suspend on
Send {LWin down}{LAlt down}{F3}  ; <== change if need be
Sleep 100
Send {LWin up}{LAlt up}  ; <== change if need be
Suspend off
Sleep 5000

; <<<< END SCRIPT >>>>


Hope it made sense, I'm ready to go to sleep and am putting this up in a hurry.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2015, 12:58:08 AM by momashi »