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Author Topic: multiple corals, a suggestion  (Read 10767 times)

quixos

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multiple corals, a suggestion
« on: May 05, 2005, 01:37:18 PM »
i use multiple corral folders and shortcuts to my startup folder to create this effect at boot.

http://img213.echo.c.../desktopcoral3bw.jpg 

any intention of being able to do this with one installation?

or perhaps, is there a way to modify the .ini to control more than one corral?

a really superior program! :D

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Re: multiple corals, a suggestion
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005, 02:16:27 PM »
nice screenshot :)
always a big pleasure for me when i see how people use my programs :)

i could probably set up multiple forms to allow multiple corals (corrals), but my failure to be able to put desktop shortcuts in the coral area is making me have bad feelings about desktop coral..

there are other programs that are similar in function to coral, but work in completely different way, they sit in background and watch windows and force them outside of certain regions.  the idea is similar though the method is different.  the advantange of the other way is that desktop shortcut icons work fine in the other method, and they have a nice way of forcing some applications into some regions.

darn i lost the link to the one i found recently.. anyone know of any of these? i'll keep looking and post when i find..
i'd be curious to know if these other apps are better to use than desktop coral..  if not i will keep working or desktop coral.

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Re: multiple corals, a suggestion
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2005, 09:10:43 AM »
shellinit was the one i couldn't remember - thanks fhoyos!

it would be interesting to hear how well it works.

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Re: multiple corals, a suggestion
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2005, 10:02:05 AM »
Shellinit is very very configurable, but the same problem with the desktop icons. >:(
Worktop is like Desktopcorral but only one area. :up:
I wanna see Desktopcorral working on desktop icons

Wipeout discover the icons or any area. is usefull but is not i need. :o
http://hp.vector.co....ware/WipeOut_en.html
« Last Edit: May 06, 2005, 10:10:53 AM by fhoyos »

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Re: multiple corals, a suggestion
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2005, 10:14:06 AM »
can some kind soul email me 'Hawkeye ShellInit' it doesn't appear to be available at the website - the download link is broken.

fhoyos, can't you configure 'worktop' so that it has different sized border at each side - this would be similar to using more than one 'desktopcorral'.

i've just been playing with it and it seems quite good for setting up a 'free' border around all four sides of your screen - or isn't that what you are trying to do with 'desktopcorral'?

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Re: multiple corals, a suggestion
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2005, 10:15:44 AM »
i will keep trying to fix the desktop icons issue..
i have solved half of the problem (the click through issue), but desktop icons are still invisible.
if i can get that to work, i will release a new version which lets you set all 4 borders without multiple instances.

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Re: multiple corals, a suggestion
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2005, 10:18:59 AM »
that 'wipeout' thing is 'RAD'.

it's like having the biggest menu possible - your entire desktop becomes a menu - brilliant.

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Re: multiple corals, a suggestion
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2005, 10:29:51 AM »
also looks like DesktopX might be good for corral type stuff: http://www.stardock....dxconfig/desktop.htm

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Re: multiple corals, a suggestion
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2005, 10:29:20 AM »
also looks like DesktopX might be good for corral type stuff: http://www.stardock....dxconfig/desktop.htm

that was what i was using before i found your Desktop Corral.

the problem with DesktopX handling your "workarea" is that when you exit full screen games, and sometimes while playing them, the desktop jiggles and wiggles terribly until the "corralling" is redone. DesktopX also forgets your settings.

http://img60.echo.cx...mg60/945/exit1ib.jpg arrrrgh!