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Author Topic: NEWB has 3 questions  (Read 4326 times)

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NEWB has 3 questions
« on: December 30, 2010, 03:33:45 PM »
hello...really am very new...want to do three things

1)how do i make the dock appear and disappear?
2)how can i assign what keys --> rotate?
3)how can i find/make/replace the center icon with something other than those that autopopulate the library?

thank you!

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Re: NEWB has 3 questions
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 04:39:57 PM »
Greetings XT777

Glad to have you with us  ;D

a couple of questions first:
What is yous Windows Operating System (ie. XP Vista 32, 7 64)?
What type of mouse, or how many buttons does your mouse have?

Let em know and we will get you worked out  :Thmbsup:

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Re: NEWB has 3 questions
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010, 05:06:10 PM »
win 7

no mouse

tablet with, pen, touch, virtual keyboard.

got the dock to appear/dissappear with alt key and then programmed a "flick" to activate "alt" but both flick and virtual keyboard require two (2) attempts before action...

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Re: NEWB has 3 questions
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2010, 05:27:01 PM »
got item one straightened out.

any suggestions on reassigning the rotate function to another key besides mouse scroll?

still interested in changing center image.

also how do i add the recycle bin to the dock?

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Re: NEWB has 3 questions
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2010, 05:37:52 PM »
LOL


I was just in the middle of a graphics tutorial for #1  ;D

As for #2. There is no native way to simulate the mouse wheel spin, so on it's own Circle Dock will not spin.
There is a couple of possibilities.
1.) If you can assign a touch motion to simulate the Arrow Left and Arrow Right Keys. The Arrow Right and Left will make Circle Dock spin accordingly. As for re-assignment; No way that I know of :(
2.) I am in the experimentation phase to be sure.
There is a program called Stroke It
This program may have a way to simulate the scroll button as a touch screen solution.
I fear that it may interfere with your current touch screen software.
I have yet to fully test a plugin that I am working with the folks at Stroke It on, but may at some point become a native solution ;)

There is a third party solution that would require some work.
There is AutoIT and AutoHotKey
Either one of these programs could be used to create a small based program that can re-assign the necessary keys.
As to how exactly is a bit above my pay grade  :-[
« Last Edit: December 30, 2010, 05:42:29 PM by sgtevmckay »

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Re: NEWB has 3 questions
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010, 06:11:16 PM »
thanks for the help.  setting the right arrow keystroke to a upward "flick" was easy to do.

any advice on the recycle bin?

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Re: NEWB has 3 questions
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2010, 06:19:25 PM »
Unfortunately that is still a work in progress.  :(
The most I could do is give you information on how to develop a static graphic.
ie. it would not change when there are items in the bin

If you like I can re-dig up that information.  ;)

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Re: NEWB has 3 questions
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2010, 06:23:03 PM »