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Re: testers post your first impressions here
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2006, 02:32:39 AM »
Mouser, a question please ...
I'm still finding autohide a very hit/miss affair - (I have it docked at the top of my screen.)
for example
a. sometimes when its showing, if I move the cursor away from the bar, it hides auto
 else it doesnt but when I click on the desktop it does
 else it doesnt when I click on the desktop .. but if I get agitated and click a few times rapidly it hides

I can induce the non-hide behaviour by pointing onto the bar then off 2 or sometimes 3, times. But sometimes, trying to induce the non-hide behaviour, it wont auto appear for a while.

Are you working on this, or reckon you'd fixed it or ...
I recall you did have concerns before.
Apart from that, I reckon this is shaping up to be the best launcher Ive used.
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Re: testers post your first impressions here
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2006, 03:30:40 AM »
the autohide is definitely buggy, it's on my todo list.

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Re: testers post your first impressions here
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2006, 12:08:45 PM »
Ok.. Second bug report, now about the 1.50.01 version.

Problems appeared on this version, and have mostly to do with minimizing to tray.
  • in the prior version, i'd double-click the tray icon to restore the bar from the tray, but that seems to be gone now
  • when i do right-click -> restore from tray, the skin disppears
  • try copying a tree node, and pasting it on the same root node that the one you copied was ;)
  • after you put an image on a menu, you can't remove it, can you?

Ok, i think that's all :)

[edit]Ooops.. forgot one thing:
Screenshot - 06_03_20 , 18_11_11.jpg
there is one line there that shouldn't be...
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« Last Edit: March 20, 2006, 12:13:20 PM by jgpaiva »

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Re: testers post your first impressions here
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2006, 12:12:54 PM »
heh - you're right about removing image, got to fix that.
double click tray, i have to figure out how to fix that bug, thanks.
as far as dissapearing skin - having trouble reproducing it - if you find any more clues about this let me know.

copy and paste on itself - i better check into that :)

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Re: testers post your first impressions here
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2006, 12:15:03 PM »
yeah that last line is sort of a workaround for a bug im having trouble getting rid of where sometimes the tray menu appears behind the system tray, so the last item gets hidden - so i put a blank line in case.  i have to fix it properly as that is not a pleasent solution.

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Re: testers post your first impressions here
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2006, 12:16:19 PM »
The last buggy error on the tray menu leads to the preferences.
Ok, you already know what that is ;)

The skin disappears every time the double-click bug appears.
If i can't restore it with double-click, and i restore it with right-click -> restore from tray, it loses the skin.
At least, it looks this way.

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Re: testers post your first impressions here
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2006, 02:35:44 PM »
When I change an icon the program defaults to the system 32 directory. I would be nice if it would look for the new icon in the directory last used for changing icons
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Re: testers post your first impressions here
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2006, 11:17:13 PM »
It will be nice if the LBC, once docked at the top/side/bottom of screen, will not minimize when win + D keys are pressed. Hopes to have an option to make the LCB visible at all times.

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Re: testers post your first impressions here
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2006, 08:00:36 AM »
Why must everything come from the system tray?  >:(
Why cant there just be a launch bar (program Launcher) that does not reside from sys tray.

There are a couple good program launcher out there "Power Pro" is a good one that needs to be re done IN a big way, and the other I can not think of the name (Lack of sleep to many pain killer for you).

I believe a Program Launch something like Power Pro could be created. If done right!.

I need Program launchers in the worst way. I hate having to track things done,... I start looking for one thing, find other things, never complete what I meant to do.

Once my PC back up and running I am more than willing to beta a few program launchers.
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Re: testers post your first impressions here
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2006, 08:33:17 PM »
thunder7, I may be completely missing your point, but it sounds like you're looking for Mouser's own "Find and Run Robot" (http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/findrun/index.html)...
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Re: testers post your first impressions here
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2006, 08:00:45 AM »
I have tested a lot of Program LaunchBar's a good portion of them reside in the System Tray. I already have enough stuff in my system tray.

I need a program Launcher Bar, I have tried a lot of these too.
Power Pro is the best and by far the most confusing.

I have a lot of programs, i have 75% of my programs just for graphics. I have another 12.5% for surfing and another 12.5% for other things I do on my PC.

And of course I have to go look for everything.

When I was using Windows ME I had a bunch of folder's in my quick launch 'system tools', 'graphics', 'browsers', 'file commpression', 'audio', 'bookmark cataloging',

It was not the best system but it worked very nicely.
I wanted to re do the Quick Launch bar. But of course in Win ME. You could not do that.
Windows XP Pro, gives you a bit more freedom.

I ran across a shell called Talisman and you could re do the Quick Launch Bar, I have been slowly doing that for the last few years.

Though I really hoping a programmer would create a Program Launch Bar.

Does this make more sense?

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Re: testers post your first impressions here
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2006, 08:53:27 AM »
That does clear things up a bit. A couple of suggestions are TrueLaunchBar http://www.truelaunchbar.com/ and ObjectDock http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/. I suspect that you will have tried both, but you never know...

Both come in freeware and shareware versions. I've purchased licenses for both but only have TrueLaunchBar installed.

TrueLaunchBar allows you to easily set up folders in your quicklaunch area just as you've described having done in WinME. ObjectDock (and the freeware apps below) lets  you create floating or docked program (or file) launchers and is visually like the Dock in OS-X but is much more configurable. The shareware version (ObjectDock Plus) allows you to set up tabbed docks, which are very convenient for organising your shortcuts. It does all this with a surprisingly small footprint (at or just under 1 meg RAM in my usage). TrueLaunchBar has no footprint at all that I can detect.

Other freeware apps similar to ObjectDock are:

DockEx http://www.dockex.com/
MobyDock http://www.dockex.com/
RocketDock http://www.punksoftware.com/rocketdock

Of these the most similar to ObjectDock Plus is DockEx, which offers the same premium feature of running tabbed docks. CAVEAT: I haven't tried it!
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Re: testers post your first impressions here
« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2006, 02:18:19 AM »
Yes I have tried all the ones mentioned, and have a very large portion as well.

Other freeware apps similar to ObjectDock are:

DockEx http://www.dockex.com/
MobyDock http://www.dockex.com/
RocketDock http://www.punksoftware.com/rocketdock
RocketDock I used but it had lots of bugs.

I have MobyDock but uninstalled it. It got annoying. DockEx same thing got annoying.

I have a lot of the shareware versions and freeware versions mentioned. And a few not mentioned.
None did what I needed them to do.

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Re: testers post your first impressions here
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2006, 08:05:47 AM »
Hmm... sounds like this is one for coding snacks. Sorry none of those suggestions bore fruit.

Good luck!
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Re: testers post your first impressions here
« Reply #39 on: June 30, 2006, 08:48:45 AM »
I have tried a lot of the every time my friend CoMa (of CoMa Freeware Links) suggests one I go and test it. And when other friends suggest a program I try it too see if it will fit my needs.

Please keep sugesting may there is one I missed, you never know :)