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Author Topic: Just one question about CD  (Read 3197 times)

angramanyu

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Just one question about CD
« on: July 06, 2010, 09:42:38 PM »
i watching youtube videos about CircleDock and i wacth this video tutorial about CD and rainmeter
http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=RR7-JOwCIlM
But im interested in another configuration in CD ,when he click in music dock appears 5 dock music and the dock icon go to de center and when click the center back to previous dock .
I`m looking this for 2 days and i cant found where i need config to be like the video someone ccan help me ?

Sorry for my terrible english ,and i search this in forum too but i cant associate one word with i saw in video

Thank you and amazing job .

Bye :)

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Re: Just one question about CD
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010, 01:52:55 PM »
Greetings angramanyu
Good to have you here at Donationcoder.com and Circle dock's little part of it all  ;D

Do not worry about your English, we are an international community as best we can be  ;)

So based on the following Video:


You are looking to make This Icon (Highlighted in Red):

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So that it will do this:

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Is this what you are asking, or something similar???

Let me know and I can work up a Tutorial  :Thmbsup:

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The Sarge

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Re: Just one question about CD
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2010, 04:43:25 PM »
Yes ,exactly that .
I try found options and nothing . If you can teach me how i made that ^^

And great job with CD and with the forum .

Thank you for you time talking with me

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Re: Just one question about CD
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010, 03:37:57 PM »
angramanyu was kind enough to send me a PM and remind me that I promised to make a tutorial for him regarding teh earlier conversation.

I am here to report that once again I failed to delivered as promised  :-[

I have been working overtime with Markham, the folks at Dexpot, and Rainmeter on a collaborative project. and I have taken on several contracts of late the occupy y time from Tuesday through Friday. So I have been limited on time.
Also I looking to track down an affordable server to handle the bandwidth that Circle Dock takes up in it's downloads, which is extreme.  :P
This is no excuse.

to angramanyu; my apologies.
I will get this up either by the end of business today, or by the end of the weekend  :-\
I should stop everything I am doing to make this tutorial, but am knee deep in graphics requests for Circle Docks next major release.

I will get this tutorial done and out to you as soon as I can

My apologies for not doing so sooner  :-[

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Files, Folders and Shortcuts (Tutorial)
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 06:01:54 PM »
This is very late, but I have time at the moment, so I will try to be quick and clear.

The object requested here is in concerns to the Audio Folder, Links, and Graphics that I utilized.
Assuming I understand the question correctly.
If not, let me know and I will pick up from here, and do another one until I get it right for you ;)


Ok, so we want the following:



So we get this:



Believe it or not, this is simply a folder with a custom Icon, and label.  8)
So to reproduce this;
1.) Right click on Circle Dock and bring up the Context Menu

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2.) Go to Add > Dock Folder

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Click on Dock Folder

3.) Wait for the Item Settings dialog

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In the area marked #1 in the image above is where we want to give the new folder a name. I will simply Call Mine "Audio & Video"
You are welcome to name your folder in whatever you like  :Thmbsup:

4.) Once we have named our new folder, Click Finish (Area #2 Below):

Screenshot - 7_27_2010 , 2_59_52 PM.jpg

5.) Now lets give our new folder a custom identifiable Icon
Right Click on your new Folder and click on Change Icon

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6.) This will bring up a window so that you can search for the location of your custom Icon  ;)

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Once you find the Icon you want, select it, and then click on Open

Now we have a new folder with our Custom Icon  :Thmbsup:

Screenshot - 7_27_2010 , 3_11_05 PM.jpg

BUT WAIT; There is more.

Now that we have our new custom folder, we need to populate the folder with Audio and Video programs to Launch

So lets start by Double Click our new Folder and we will find that we have a blank Circle Folder to start with  ;)

Screenshot - 7_27_2010 , 3_25_16 PM.jpg


Now lets add some Shortcuts to Audio and Visual Programs

Circle Dock is great for launching any program. Locate in the The Start Menu or Isolate; Such as Portable applications, and those that do not appear in the Windows Start Menu.

First lets start with creating Shortcuts for Start Menu Programs

At this time I am going to add Hulu Desktop, VLC and Winamp to my new Audio & Video Folder

So to this, go to the Start menu > All Programs, and find the First Program that you want in this new folder.
I will start with Hulu Desktop.

So
1.) Go to Start > All Programs and scroll through the list till you find your Program(s)

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2.) Simply Hold down the left Click button on your mouse and then drag and drop the Program shortcut to Circle Dock

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3.) Once you have Dragged and Dropped the shortcut to Circle Dock, you will get an Item Properties Window for the new Shortcut.

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Check the Name of the shortcut, and make any changes you desire. Then click Finish

NOTE:
If you get a Window that asks if you want to delete the old Icon, select NO!!!

Now we have our new application Launch Shortcut ready to go.

Screenshot - 7_27_2010 , 3_45_46 PM.jpg

Now follow Direction 1 through 3 above to add additional Shortcuts to this Circle Dock folder  :Thmbsup:

I will add a couple of more and we will continue  8)

Ok, Here is where I am at:

Screenshot - 7_27_2010 , 4_07_19 PM.jpg

BUT; I want to add a program that is Portable, or at least I keep portable. This program does not appear in the Windows start menu so I need to follow a different method to get the Shortcut I need  8)

For me I will go to the Start Menu > Computer and then navigate to the folder that has my program. In this case I want Zoom Player

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Now all I do is Drag and Drop Zplayer.exe to Circle Dock.
This will bring up the Item Properties Window.
Since I do not want Zplayer to appear as the name of this shortcut, I must Change the name to Zoom Player  ;)

Screenshot - 7_27_2010 , 4_18_52 PM.jpg

As above in the previous examples; Once you have changed the name, and made the adjustments you want, click Finish

Now we have some Shortcuts with seriously ugly Icons  :P

Screenshot - 7_27_2010 , 4_24_28 PM.jpg

So lets change these, but do them all at once instead of separately  :Thmbsup:

Changing Icons using the Icon Replacement Mode:

1.) Right Click on Circle Dock and bring up the Context menu and then go to Icon Replacement Mode

Screenshot - 7_27_2010 , 4_26_14 PM.jpg

2.) This will bring up a Window for you to search out your Custom Icons. I keep all of mine a singular file, so that I know where to find them.

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3.) Simply Hold Down the left Click Button and  Drag and Drop the Custom Icon over the existing Icon.
The current Icon will be replaced with the new/Custom Icon

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4.) Now go ahead and Repeat steps 1 through 3 to add custom icons to the rest of your shortcuts.
Selecting custom Icons of your choosing as you go ;)

Visuals  :D
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5.) once you are finished and satisfied with the Icons that you have for your shortcuts. Close the Window that was brought up when the Icon Replacement Mode was started

6.) Now Right Click on Circle Dock and bring up the Context Menu.
Make sure that you TURN OFF Icon Replacement Mode
Otherwise I guarantee that you will be having a fit when you go to add a new Shortcut, folder, or file  :tellme:

Screenshot - 7_27_2010 , 4_40_31 PM.jpg

And there we have it. A freshly created Folder with Freshly created Shortcuts, and we have added Custom Icons that can be readily Identified ;)

Screenshot - 7_27_2010 , 4_46_14 PM.jpg

Some Notes.
Even at this level you can add another folder. Circle Dock can go as many sub-folders as you require!

Most of my Icons come from 3 places
1.) Google Search
2.) Rocket Dock
3.) DeviantART
Or I just make the blasted things myself. More often than not using a free graphical program "Gimp"



Hopefully this is what you were asking about and I have fulfilled your needs in the tutorial. If not let me know soon, and I can do another tomorrow. I think I will be free  :-[

My deepest apologies for how long it has taken me to get this to all of you

Regards
The Sarge
« Last Edit: July 27, 2010, 06:47:36 PM by sgtevmckay »

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Re: Just one question about CD
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 10:26:36 AM »
nice!  ;D keep up the good work

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Re: Just one question about CD
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 09:10:35 PM »
i cant belive ,just a simple double click in folder ,im feel so stupid ,sorry for you lost your time doing this tutorial ,but amazing tutorial .Amazing work and thank you now i`m happy =D

Thank you again.

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Re: Just one question about CD
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010, 09:38:12 PM »
No need to feel stupid friend.
We all start somewhere.
The time was not at all wasted since it has helped you, and hopefully others as well.  :-*
That is time well spent to me  :Thmbsup:

If you require anything further, you let us know

enjoy  :D