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Author Topic: CircleDock: Hello and a few questions  (Read 3218 times)

perchera

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CircleDock: Hello and a few questions
« on: October 15, 2009, 09:53:01 AM »
Hello,

I am new at circledock. Sorry if this is not the subforum to place my question, i can't find a "circledock" subforum.

Here's my questions:

1-About toggling: i set it up so that dock hides when i click on centrebutton and it shows when i move mouse left or right. No hotkey, and toggle visibility as "none". It worked fine until i first restarted windows. Now, when i hide the dock, it would not show again. I have tried setting toggle vivisibility to Mbutton and xbutton1 and 2 (which i'm not sure what it means) but no showing up... i have to find the icon in start tray and launch it :(

Edit: by now i am "surviving" by using the Mbutton that i found is the scroll :) I don't like it much bc its kind hard... i would prefer that it shows when i move cursor left or righ.

2-Is there a way i can move icons from inner to outer rings? i can't find a way to arrange icons the way i would like. By now i did it by adding new icons in the order i would like them to be, but you know, later you find you forgot to place an icon and you cannot put it where you would like to.

3-How can i make circledock start with windows (i am using w7 64bits final release)... i think i can work this out by my own... but asking is free :)

Thanks in advance and sorry if these questions have been already posted.


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Re: CircleDock: Hello and a few questions
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 12:15:15 PM »
1: Maybe it's startup problem, if you start CD manualy works.
2: There are two way to order CD:
    a - Hard (only for expert, this way can destroy all cd items): open DockItemData.ini and sort
 manualy but if you make an error you lost everything.
b: Trick in Markham version: You create a CD Dock Folder then move all the item in. Go in the dock folder and move in order you want to the center icon.
3: Place cd link in autostart folder in windows start menu or in Markham version Setting->General-> start with windows. But if you start manually point 1 solution is my fault and I don't know to solve.
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.

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Re: CircleDock: Hello and a few questions
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 04:11:27 PM »
Thank u Rigel,

I've downloaded and installed Markham's version which seems more polished than the alpha 8.2

Still i am having troubles. I do not why, the dock hides and would not appear when i press mbutton, or move mouse left or right.
Besides, when it hides (autohide) it does not appear in the desktop if i minimize other windows... buaaah

I like this dock much more than rocketdock but it seems i am too much all thumb... i'll keep on trying all options and settings but it seems that something does not work fine with my w7 64bit :(

thanks again

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Re: CircleDock: Hello and a few questions
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009, 11:51:55 PM »
Still i am having troubles. I do not why, the dock hides and would not appear when i press mbutton, or move mouse left or right.
Sounds like a configuration problem. Open the Settings Dialog and under "Toggling" you will see the settings which enable Circle Dock to reappear if the mouse cursor is at a screen edge. I'd advise you to enable at least one of the four possibilities as you don't want to use the mouse's middle button to toggle visibility.

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Besides, when it hides (autohide) it does not appear in the desktop if i minimize other windows... buaaah
You can also configure an on-screen toggle button (Settings->Toggle Button) which will appear when the dock is hidden.



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Re: CircleDock: Hello and a few questions
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2009, 06:15:17 AM »
Hi Mark,

Attached you can see how my settings are (i can't find a way to insert the images here in the text).
The rest is as default.

I've unchecked all toggling but left and right edges. But when i click on the central button to make it hide then it would not appear again if i move mouse left or right edge (i've even tried different pixel edges).
If i want to see the CD again i must find the shortcut in my tray...

The thing is that sometimes i do not want to see the CD on desktop to enjoy my wallpaper :) but, of course, if i need cd again i prefer the moving mouse rather than clicking Mbutton or finding shortcut in tray.

Don't worry too much, its not a big issue, i can survive (i would not watch my wallpaper all days every day), the rest seems to work fine... i haven't tried your version long enough bc i am still kinda confortable with cd alpha 8.2. I'll keep on trying yours.

thanks for your interest



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Re: CircleDock: Hello and a few questions
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2009, 12:54:15 PM »
I've unchecked all toggling but left and right edges. But when i click on the central button to make it hide then it would not appear again if i move mouse left or right edge (i've even tried different pixel edges).

There's a bug in the current (and previous) version(s) which effectively means that any changes to the left/right/top/bottom settings is not immediately effected and you must quit Circle Dock and restart it to make those settings effective. I have fixed that bug in the next release.

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The thing is that sometimes i do not want to see the CD on desktop to enjoy my wallpaper :) but, of course, if i need cd again i prefer the moving mouse rather than clicking Mbutton or finding shortcut in tray.
Mice with X1 (and X2) buttons are not that common - some Logitech have a X1 and some have both X1 and X2 buttons. However as Eric (the original author) did not have such a mouse, the implementation of these extra buttons is not complete. I will be looking into this for a future release.


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