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sgtevmckay

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Core Software Suggestion
« on: January 06, 2010, 07:32:37 PM »
I have been going over all the advancements of CD, and I am speechless.

Mark
I must say I am humbled by the extraordinary changes I am seeing.
For showing how unlimited and simple this program can be
Thank you so much

I am can not imagine all you have done and gone through to get CD where it is now in less than 6 months

So Makham-Sempai
On to the next level if you are so inclined (???)

This list is excellent, and truly expands on CD's capabilities.


I am going to make the following suggestions to add to this list, or capabilities that should be looked into for some of these options:

The Recycle Bin
This currently shows Just the Icon of and "Empty Bin"
Would it be possible to add the ability to show when the The Recycling Bin is "Full"???
Typically this requires 2 different Icons
Of course there is also teh custom Icon situation to consider as well.
May need to wait till we can add addons to obtain this functionality (???)
There are OD and RD add ons that do this, but am unaware if an addon is required.

More Power Options
Currently The following is listed:
Log Off
Restart Computer

Can we add to this list?
Sleep
Hibernate
Switch User
Power off monitor
Standby
Lock Down

Now I can utilize NirCmd as a third party addon and do most of the above requested.
Is NirCmd a better option for this???
Or is integration from the "special" menu Possible?

Libraries
A lot is not known or understood about these, and they are only applicable to Windows 7
Is there a way to add these???
I am currently looking for a shortcut solution, and this may satisfy this request...SO I shall keep you posted.

Apparently Shortcuts can be made to desktop and then D&D'ed to CD

NirCmd as a third party Solution/Add On (Your Thoughts?)
I have been toying with the concept of adding a forum post of NirCmd as a Third party add on.
This can be utilized to fill in gaps, that CD should not be concerned about directly.
Things such as:
CD Drawer Open close
Command line strings (By user desire)
Volume Up and Down
And so much little petty things that should not be included to the core software.
It is small, portable (by choice) and non-volatile (as long as it is not installed to the windows directory)
And not to mention how easy it would be for the average user to create small end commands  :Thmbsup:
There are some draw back...But I can better explain in a full post.
If it flies...I would add to the wikidot site as well
I am already using it  :P

More to come...I am sure

As you need anything, you let me know and I will track it down...Ifit is in my ability to do so!!!
« Last Edit: January 06, 2010, 07:46:09 PM by sgtevmckay »

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Re: Core Software Suggestion
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010, 12:09:05 AM »
The Recycle Bin
This currently shows Just the Icon of and "Empty Bin"
Would it be possible to add the ability to show when the The Recycling Bin is "Full"???
Typically this requires 2 different Icons
Of course there is also teh custom Icon situation to consider as well.
May need to wait till we can add addons to obtain this functionality (???)
There are OD and RD add ons that do this, but am unaware if an addon is required.
A Recycle Bin is really outside the scope of Circle Dock's core functionality, however useful it may be. There are several Docklets to choose from that perform this function and I consider it better to support extras such as Recycle Bins, clocks, weather info etc., as docklets. There are good technical reasons for saying this!

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More Power Options
Currently The following is listed:
Log Off
Restart Computer

Can we add to this list?
Sleep
Hibernate
Switch User
Power off monitor
Standby
Lock Down
Actually there's only one of those missing and that's "Hibernate" and I can certainly add that one (if I can find a suitable image  :)). The others you mentioned maybe implemented by third-party applications but don't appear to be in core Windows (and remember, we're supporting everything from XP onwards).

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Libraries
A lot is not known or understood about these, and they are only applicable to Windows 7
Is there a way to add these???
Yes there is and I can add it. However, as you rightly state, "Libraries" are only available in Windows 7 (and probably successive operating systems too) so handling it for non-Windows 7 users will be messy.

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NirCmd as a third party Solution/Add On (Your Thoughts?)
I have been toying with the concept of adding a forum post of NirCmd as a Third party add on.
This can be utilized to fill in gaps, that CD should not be concerned about directly.
Things such as:
CD Drawer Open close
Command line strings (By user desire)
Volume Up and Down
And so much little petty things that should not be included to the core software.
It is small, portable (by choice) and non-volatile (as long as it is not installed to the windows directory)
And not to mention how easy it would be for the average user to create small end commands  :Thmbsup:
There are some draw back...But I can better explain in a full post.
If it flies...I would add to the wikidot site as well
I am already using it  :P
I don't know this program at all, so can't comment about its suitability for integrating with Circle Dock.



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Re: Core Software Suggestion
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2010, 12:45:30 AM »
Damn...When do you sleep my friend

Recycle Bin and other such items can then wait for the Docklet abilities
As I thought....
I have got to nail down this RaduKing  Ikeep getting forwarded to...

You are absolutely correct there are options in XP that are not in Vista, and an Option in 7 that is not in the other 2
As for Icons...LOL
As requested:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1016357/Circle%20Dock/Forum/Vistaswitch.zip
I will pick up the rest with NirCmd

As I was typing I was also testing, and I found that shortcuts of the Libraries can be created, Drag and dropped to CD...So this becomes a non-issue

I think I will do up a forum post as a third party add on for NirCmd.
This hould help fill in some whole for folks that are looking for individual things...That should not concern CD as a whole
You may get a kick out this  ;)

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Re: Core Software Suggestion
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2010, 03:40:03 AM »
Actually there's only one of those missing and that's "Hibernate" and I can certainly add that one (if I can find a suitable image  :)).
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