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Author Topic: drag n drop file to open it with docked sofware etc  (Read 1862 times)

jooz

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drag n drop file to open it with docked sofware etc
« on: April 22, 2010, 05:39:47 PM »
Hi
perhaps i did not find de function, but apparently its not possible to drag n drop file on a docked app like a  normal shorcut, nor copy or transfert file by dropping them on on docked folder,
it will be perfect if it will work that way.
and i think , a very new way to fork with windows

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Re: drag n drop file to open it with docked sofware etc
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010, 01:29:05 AM »
Hi
perhaps i did not find de function, but apparently its not possible to drag n drop file on a docked app like a  normal shorcut, nor copy or transfert file by dropping them on on docked folder,
it will be perfect if it will work that way.
and i think , a very new way to fork with windows

I am not sure how useful that would be as the "docked app" would need to accept file name(s) as command line parameter(s) and, in reality, not many do. That would be the only way to achieve a simulated "fork" in Windows - this is not Unix! Similarly copying/moving files to Dock Items that happen to be filing system Folders is not possible.


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Re: drag n drop file to open it with docked sofware etc
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2010, 02:54:39 AM »
for example the osx dock Work that way,  with app like photoshop , unarchiever....
Object dock work that way too

it could be a great new feature for next version of circle dock


you do certainly understand, i mean WORK, by writting "fork"
 
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Re: drag n drop file to open it with docked sofware etc
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2010, 04:37:01 AM »
I have added the more useful part of what you've asked for. If you hold the CTRL key down whilst dragging one or more files and drop it/them on a Dock Item, that Item will be executed once (or more times) with the name of the file passed to it as a Command Line Parameter. This will only work for non-Folder targets and no attempt is made to check that the dropped file is of a type acceptable to the Dock Item or that the Dock Item processes Command Line Parameters.

Dock Items that are (disk-based) Folders currently do not accept dragged files when the CTRL key is held down.



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