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Author Topic: IDEA: sidebar gadget!  (Read 2095 times)

ansabhailte

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IDEA: sidebar gadget!
« on: July 08, 2009, 06:53:10 PM »
ok so if youre interested I can send you pics, but I want a windows desktop gadget that has a character sprite at the right hand side and a box at the left hand side that when you click something the box expands and a list of programmable tasks appears. basically it is a custom launcher. but it will launch command-line, meaning that if i want to launch a virus scan, the text will actually be a link to a command that unattendedly starts the virus scan. anyway, if somebody could make this I can send you pics. thx!

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Re: IDEA: sidebar gadget!
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 03:41:48 PM »
The launcher part of this (including launching command line arguments and everything else) can probably be achieved with FARR. But I don't think it can do the graphics part. Is the graphic essential to what you're aiming to use this gadget for?

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Re: IDEA: sidebar gadget!
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 03:47:19 PM »
yes it is. I already have a standard appication launcher, but not one like this...

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Re: IDEA: sidebar gadget!
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2009, 02:37:41 AM »
Another quick idea: use autohotkey to make a script that displays an always on top graphic that acts as an open/close button for whatever launcher application you want to use. An even simpler alternative would be a custom desktop icon, but then you have size restraints and not always on top.