Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 07, 2016, 06:20:16 PM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: ”run and hide” function for MS Office shortcut bar  (Read 3338 times)

hgondalf

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2010
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 15
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
”run and hide” function for MS Office shortcut bar
« on: May 11, 2010, 09:52:02 PM »
I find the use of a shortcut bar, even with lots of submenus, much faster to navigate than the Start menu. I use old MS Office (97) shortcut bar. 

Being greedy for desktop space (because I often have a half-dozen or more apps up and running, I have formerly put the Office shortcut bar into the title bar area. Even so, this blocks the control buttons on some windows or the extended information in the title bar in others.

If I simply hide the shortcut bar, I'm always tripping it when I run the cursor to the top menu of an app.

Could  that nifty run-and-hide macro be modified to hide/restore the MS Office Shortcut bar?

I would be ever so grateful!

-Harry


daddydave

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 822
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: ”run and hide” function for MS Office shortcut bar
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 01:49:23 PM »
OK, I'll bite. Which "nifty run-and-hide macro" ?
If bad things happen to other people, it's karma. If bad things happen to me, it's kismat!

Deozaan

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Points: 1
  • Posts: 7,714
    • View Profile
    • The Blog of Deozaan
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: ”run and hide” function for MS Office shortcut bar
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 05:28:07 PM »
FARR?


daddydave

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2008
  • **
  • Posts: 822
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: ”run and hide” function for MS Office shortcut bar
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2010, 08:57:46 AM »
As far as hiding and restoring the Office bar (or any application), if you search for "boss key", you might find something. From what I understand, that is what a boss key program does, hides and restores a program (supposedly so the "boss" won't see it, which wouldn't matter in your case, but it sounds like the same function for a different purpose.)
If bad things happen to other people, it's karma. If bad things happen to me, it's kismat!

app103

  • That scary taskbar girl
  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2006
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,666
    • View Profile
    • App's Apps
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: ”run and hide” function for MS Office shortcut bar
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2010, 09:46:26 AM »
I remember that shortcut bar.

Mouser's Launchbar Commander might be another option. It has an option to autohide and is a great alternative to using the start menu. You could also place it on one of the sides instead of the top, if you want. And it has an option to delay, so it doesn't activate as easily as the Office bar, so you won't be tripping over it all the time. And if you are still activating it when you don't want, you can also access from the tray icon, and not from a bar at all, or use a keyboard shortcut to make it show.

To get a real feel for the possibilities, take a look at this thread of screenshots from users, showing how they have it configured. http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=18759.0

Deozaan

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Points: 1
  • Posts: 7,714
    • View Profile
    • The Blog of Deozaan
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: ”run and hide” function for MS Office shortcut bar
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2010, 12:47:07 PM »
While I'm normally very loyal to software made by DonationCoder members, I tried mouser's Launchbar Commander and found that I preferred Free Launch Bar which is the free version of True Launch Bar.

Of course, this was years ago and now with Windows 7's way of handling the start menu (almost like FARR) and task bar (you can kind of make your own launch bars easily) I don't use any sort of launcher these days.


cranioscopical

  • Friend of the Site
  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 4,367
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: ”run and hide” function for MS Office shortcut bar
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2010, 03:56:37 PM »
After the now-infamous DesktopCoral I hungrily await Mouser's LunchBar Commander!

app103

  • That scary taskbar girl
  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2006
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,666
    • View Profile
    • App's Apps
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: ”run and hide” function for MS Office shortcut bar
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2010, 06:25:48 PM »
After the now-infamous DesktopCoral I hungrily await Mouser's LunchBar Commander!

or Cook and Serve Robot?
Screenshot - 5_23_2010 , 7_22_04 PM.png


cranioscopical

  • Friend of the Site
  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 4,367
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: ”run and hide” function for MS Office shortcut bar
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2010, 07:01:40 PM »
Quote from: app103
or Cook and Serve Robot?
I see you're posting Spam again!

app103

  • That scary taskbar girl
  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2006
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,666
    • View Profile
    • App's Apps
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: ”run and hide” function for MS Office shortcut bar
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2010, 07:02:58 PM »
Quote from: app103
or Cook and Serve Robot?
I see you're posting Spam again!