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Author Topic: A couple questions about Launchbar.  (Read 2550 times)

Dochappy

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A couple questions about Launchbar.
« on: January 19, 2012, 02:35:07 AM »
I love the program and with the newest version docking has become great. I'm having trouble getting  LBC to act the way I want it and haven't been able to figure out a way to fix it.

I took a screenshot of my setup so the questions will make more sense lol.
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Question 1: I'm trying to get the  dock color to match the color of my taskbar but no matter what I change in the skinning options the color stays the same. Is it possible to get it to match ?

Question 2: The last two icons are folders, one for my downloads and the other for  my writing. How can I change it so when I click the icon  the folder opens instead of showing the contents like it was a menu?

Question 3: when I add shortcuts to the bar and save. when I try to click  on the icons to load the application nothing happens. when I check the path  it's totally different than what the shortcut is so I have to manually change. No big problem just wondering if it's a bug ?

Question 4: Can I make the icons bigger. I have them set to large right now.

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Re: A couple questions about Launchbar.
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 10:01:39 AM »
Question 1:
If you open up options/preferences and select the dock node, you'll see some options for color -- can you screenshot me that page and what's not working as expected there?

Question 2 is easy:
Simply add the folder path as a COMMAND node, instead of telling LBC to show folder contents.

Question 3:
Can you give me an example?

Question 4:
I'm afraid large is as big as it can go, currently; i'm looking into supporting larger sizes.


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Re: A couple questions about Launchbar.
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 01:40:44 PM »
Question 1: Now  that I have been through the options and colors I think I'll have to use an image to get the launchbar to have the save gradient look as my windows taskbar. Problem is I'm not sure what size I should use for the image.
color options.pngA couple questions about Launchbar.
Question 2: I set both the folder shortcuts to command node but now nothing happens when I click them
download shortcut set to command.pngA couple questions about Launchbar.
Question 3: this problem seems to cleared itself up. It seemed to happend to my MS Word shortcut the most but after a restart its back to normal.
text folder shortcut set to command.pngA couple questions about Launchbar.
 I have  one other query. Is it possible to make the portion of the dock background that has icons to be a color while the unused portion of the dock background is transparent ? hopefully the screenshot will help show what I'm talking  about if not I'll try to describe it better.
half colored half transparent.pngA couple questions about Launchbar.
Thank you for the help.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2012, 02:00:06 PM by mouser »

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Re: A couple questions about Launchbar.
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 01:59:30 PM »
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Is it possible to make the portion of the dock background that has icons to be a color while the unused portion of the dock background is transparent ?

This has been asked for by others -- this or to make the dock centered and only tall or wide enough to cover button area.  I am going to try to do this.

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Re: A couple questions about Launchbar.
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 02:01:38 PM »
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Question 2: I set both the folder shortcuts to command node but now nothing happens when I click them

you need to put the directory in the field labeled "Application/Command"

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Re: A couple questions about Launchbar.
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 02:10:32 PM »
oh ok thank you :) sorry about the picture problem and thanks for editing  them.

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Re: A couple questions about Launchbar.
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 02:45:55 PM »
Regarding transparency -- have you tried the transparent background display option for the dock?

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Re: A couple questions about Launchbar.
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 04:09:16 PM »
I have but when I use it no matter if I dock on top,bottom,or sides the icons end up appearing over my taskbar or other relative important areas I need clear and  it makes it hard to see the icon. I've arrived at a happy medium for now with the location and size lol

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