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Author Topic: CircleDock icons have DISAPPEARED!!!  (Read 4146 times)

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CircleDock icons have DISAPPEARED!!!
« on: October 22, 2009, 06:17:34 PM »
I've  been using CircleDock for some time now on Vista SP2 and it worked excellently...until today.

I had rebooted my system, and when CircleDock started, the icons were rotating *VERY* rapidly. I do have a wheel-mouse (MS Natural Wireless Mouse 7000), and there was no way possible for me to control the speed or direction of the scrolling.

I killed CircleDock, restarted it, and now all of my icons have disappeared. I checked C:\Program Files\CircleDock\System\Settings\DockItemData.ini and it appears that all of the icons / objects are listed, but no joy on having them displayed or accessable on CircleDock.

Short of having to totally re-install CircleDock, are there any settings I can change in either the .ini files or settings in CircleDock? I am running 0.9.2. Alpha 7.

Thanks!

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Re: CircleDock icons have DISAPPEARED!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2009, 12:38:05 AM »
Hi,
  Strange problem. It's not simple to reconstruct dameged ini file. Before manually solution you can try to backup your CD, download latest version, install in different directory and then paste the Settings\DockItemData.ini file in the new CD (pay attention).

Manually solution 1 (very hard):
In DockItemData.ini
item or dock i in base folder i=0 to (n-1) where n is the number of icons in your base CD, example [1] for item 1
[i-k] item i is a dock folder and item k in dock folder k=0 to (m-1) where m is the number of icons in dock folder, example [3-5] item 3 is a dock folder and 5 is the sixth item in dock folder (sixth becouse the items starts from 0)
(now more difficult)
[i-k-x-...-z] recursively item i is dock folder, in dock folder i item k is a dock folder and in k item x is a dock folder and so until z that is an item of the last level dock.
Be careful: for every item there is this value Order=i where i=1 to n where n is the number of icons in a base or dock folder, the items must not have the same value and the value must to be consecutive from 1 to n.

Manually solution 2:
Rename all item consecutively
  • [1] [2] .. [n-1] and order=1,2,3, n (order = item i +1) and then reconstruct the dock folder in CD Markam version where you can move item between dock folder.


Good luck  :D

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Re: CircleDock icons have DISAPPEARED!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2009, 08:55:35 PM »
It happened to me to, BUT look just below your address bar and you will see "compatibilty Files" click and they will be back in veiw.

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Re: CircleDock icons have DISAPPEARED!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 09:42:43 AM »
So, it looks like the best solution would be to just re-install CD.

@Uhwhatever: I don't see any "address bar" with a "Compatibility Files" box in CircleDock. If you're talking about the properties sheet for circledock.exe and enabling "Compatibility mode", I've already done that: I don't post questions in such forums until I've exhausted all other avenues and possibilities of resolving such issues.

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Re: CircleDock icons have DISAPPEARED!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 10:30:41 AM »
Please post the contents of you DockItemData.ini file which you'll find in the the System->Settings folder under Circle Dock. I've a feeling it will be empty - ie you've (inadvertantly) deleted all the items from your Dock.


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Re: CircleDock icons have DISAPPEARED!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009, 10:52:40 AM »

Action=[base]
Args=
Description=
ImagePath=
Name=
Order=0
CircleRotation=NaN
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-0]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Office Access 2007.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Microsoft Office Access.png
Name=
Order=0
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-1]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Office Excel 2007.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Microsoft Office Excel.png
Name=
Order=1
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-3]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Microsoft Office  InfoPath.png
Name=
Order=2
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-4]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Office OneNote 2007.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Microsoft Office  OneNote.png
Name=
Order=3
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-5]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Microsoft Office Outlook.png
Name=
Order=8
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-6]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Microsoft Office  PowerPoint.png
Name=
Order=4
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-7]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Office Publisher 2007.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Microsoft Office  Publisher.png
Name=
Order=5
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-8]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Office Visio 2007.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Microsoft Office  Visio.png
Name=
Order=6
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-9]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Microsoft Office\Microsoft Office Word 2007.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Microsoft Office Word.png
Name=
Order=7
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-10]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Macromedia\Macromedia Dreamweaver MX.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Macromedia Dreamweaver.png
Name=
Order=11
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-12]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Macromedia\Macromedia Fireworks MX.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Macromedia Fireworks.png
Name=
Order=10
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-13]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Macromedia\Macromedia Flash MX.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Macromedia Flash.png
Name=
Order=9
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-2]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Macromedia\Macromedia FreeHand 10.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Macromedia Freehand.png
Name=
Order=12
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-11]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\SAM Broadcaster\SAM Broadcaster.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\SAM3.png
Name=
Order=13
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-14]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Propellerhead\Reason\Reason.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Reasonsss.png
Name=
Order=14
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-15]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Sonic Foundry\Vegas Video 3.0\Vegas Video 3.0.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\Icons\vegas4.0.png
Name=
Order=15
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-16]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Sony\ACID Pro 6.0\ACID Pro 6.0.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\acid4.0.png
Name=
Order=16
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-17]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Sony\Sound Forge 8.0\Sound Forge 8.0.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\soundforge7.0.png
Name=
Order=17
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-18]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Adobe PhotoShop CS2.png
Name=
Order=18
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-19]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Adobe\Adobe ImageReady CS2.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Adobe InDesign CS.png
Name=
Order=19
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-20]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Adobe\Adobe Bridge.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Adobe Bridge.png
Name=
Order=20
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-22]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Snackr.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=.\System\Icons\RSS.png
Name=
Order=39
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-23]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Applications\Google Earth\Google Earth.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=.\System\Icons\Google Earth.png
Name=
Order=21
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-24]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Virtual Earth.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\Icons\www (Whole-Wide-World) 256x256.png
Name=
Order=22
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-26]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\Program Files\mIRC\mIRC.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\mIRC 2.png
Name=
Order=25
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-28]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Network & Internet\ICQ\ICQ.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\Icons\LUXONEOOrbICQ02.png
Name=
Order=27
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-30]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Media\Winamp\Winamp.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Winamp.png
Name=
Order=29
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-31]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\Program Files\Audacity 1.3 Beta\Audacity 1.3.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Audacity.png
Name=
Order=30
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-33]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\Program Files\Soulseek\SoulSeek.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=
Name=
Order=31
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-34]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Camtasia Studio 3\Camtasia Studio.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=
Name=
Order=33
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-35]
Action=[link]
Args=D:\Program Files (x86)\WinConsole\console.exe
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\Icons\dos.png
Name=
Order=34
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-38]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Network & Internet\RealVNC\VNC Viewer 4\Run VNC Viewer.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=
Name=
Order=35
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-39]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Network & Internet\Skype\Skype.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=.\System\Icons\Skype.png
Name=
Order=36
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-40]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Tools\InfraRecorder\InfraRecorder.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=
Name=
Order=37
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-41]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Tools\MagicISO\MagicISO.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=
Name=
Order=38
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-32]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Nero\Nero 6 Ultra Edition\Nero Burning ROM.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\Nero.png
Name=
Order=40
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-42]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Accessibility\Speech Recognition.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=
Name=
Order=28
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-27]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
Description=Link
ImagePath=C:\Program Files\ObjectDock\Icons\msngr_live.png
Name=
Order=26
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-36]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\Users\scottk\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\thirteen23\blu.appref-ms
Description=Link
ImagePath=
Name=
Order=24
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-25]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\Users\scottk\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\thirteen23\nostalgia.exe.lnk
Description=Link
ImagePath=
Name=
Order=32
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-21]
Action=[link]
Args=C:\Program Files\TweetDeck\TweetDeck.exe
Description=Link
ImagePath=
Name=
Order=23
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-29]
Action=[link]
Args=c:\Users\scottk\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\bDule.appref-ms
Description=Link
ImagePath=
Name=
Order=41
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0
[0-37]
Action=[dockfolder]
Args=
Description=Dock Folder
ImagePath=.\System\Icons\My Documents.png
Name=Dock Folder
Order=42
CircleRotation=0
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0

That is the current state of CD -  I just added the Doc Folder to see if adding something might nudge the app - no joy.
(please note that "Bracket-0-Bracket" *is* there, but the message board here interprets that bit of text as


--Scott

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Re: CircleDock icons have DISAPPEARED!!!
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2009, 11:01:04 AM »
Config.ini contents as well:

[Labels]
FontName=Microsoft Sans Serif, 9.75pt, style=Bold
FontColor=-16777216
ShadowColor=-1
ShadowSize=8
ShadowDarkness=14
ShowLabels=true
ShowLabelsOnMouseOverOnly=true
DefaultOpacity=255

[General]
ShowLevelRealTimeCreation=false
CentreAroundCursor=False
EnableDockRotation=True
AnimationInterval=20
DockIsTopmost=True
ClickSensitivity=45
EnablePortabilityMode=false
KeyPressesPerRevolution=20
UseMemorySaver=False
IconReplacementMode=False

[PoofAnimation]
Path=.\System\Miscellaneous\Poof.png
NumFrames=6
DelayBetweenFrames=50
UsePoof=False

[GeneralAnimation]
RotationAnimationDuration=853
FadeInFadeOutDuration=57
AnimationInterval=19

[Background]
Path=.\System\Background\Circle.png
DefaultWidth=459
DefaultHeight=459
DefaultOpacity=100

[CentreImage]
Path=.\System\Icons\Windows Logo.png
DefaultWidth=212
DefaultHeight=212
DefaultOpacity=221
ShowStartMenuWhenClicked=False

[DockItems]
DefaultWidth=54
DefaultHeight=54
MinWidth=50
MinHeight=50
MaxWidth=120
MaxHeight=120
ShowExplorerContextMenus=true
HideDockAfterExecution=true
DefaultOpacity=130

[CircleParams]
MinRadius=189
CircleSeparation=106
Format=Constant Number of Items Per Circle
ConstNumItemsPerCircle=21


[EllipseParams]
MinHeight=200
AspectRatio=2

[Language]
Path=.\System\Languages\English.ini

[Shape]
Shape=Circle

[Folders]
DockFolderImagePath=.\System\Icons\My Documents.png

[Toggling]
VisibilityCtrl=False
VisibilityAlt=True
VisibilityShift=False
VisibilityWin=True
VisibilityKey1=0
VisibilityKey2=0

VisibilityMouseButton= None

ScreenLeftEdgeShow=False
ScreenRightEdgeShow=False
ScreenTopEdgeShow=False
ScreenBottomEdgeShow=False

EdgeWidthHeight=3

If you're wondering why I'm not using mbutton for a CD toggle is that for Windows Vista Ultimate systems with the appropriate Video Capture / View / Recording bits of Windows Media Center and a Media Center Remote, whenever one uses "The Green Button" to launch Media Center, CircleDock pops-up in front of it...rather anoying.

--Scott

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Re: CircleDock icons have DISAPPEARED!!!
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2009, 12:34:57 PM »
NaN = not a number, maybe is your problem
Replace the [0] part with mine:
[0]
Action=[base]
Args=
Description=
ImagePath=
Name=
Order=0
CircleRotation=1,77249185514295
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0

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« Last Edit: October 27, 2009, 12:56:05 PM by Rigel »

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Re: CircleDock icons have DISAPPEARED!!!
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2009, 01:36:49 PM »
[0]
Action=[base]
Args=
Description=
ImagePath=
Name=
Order=0
CircleRotation=NaN
EllipseRotation=0
SpiralRotation=0

Scott,

Just to clarify what Rigel said, the entry for CircleRotation is incorrect and will cause Circle Dock problems. Replace that line with:

CircleRotation=1.77249185514295

Furthermore none of the items you imported from the Desktop - such as those to Microsoft Office components, Macromedia Fireworks etc., - were parsed correctly. In each case the Args line ends with ".lnk". That is fine as far as it goes BUT Circle Dock is relying on the fact that those ".lnk" files are still present on the Desktop and I'm wondering if you have deleted them?

Might I strongly suggest that you download and install the latest release (0.9.2.7) - available from this site in the first message of this Topic. Among other fixes, ".lnk" files are now correctly parsed and, once added to the Dock, you can safely delete them. Indeed, Circle Dock will ask if you wish to do this.


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« Last Edit: October 27, 2009, 01:39:51 PM by Markham »

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Re: CircleDock icons have DISAPPEARED!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2009, 05:36:59 PM »
SUCCESS!!!!

The CircleRotation=1.77249185514295 correction worked - I have no idea how "Nan" got into that setting.

I intentionally did *not* take any items from the desktop, since I like as clean and tidy a desktop as possible - taking them directly from the either the installed directory or from the C:\ProgramData tree if the links are there. Works with no problems!

Thanks again for the help!

--Scott