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Author Topic: window classes?  (Read 8842 times)

quixos

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window classes?
« on: June 25, 2005, 05:57:50 AM »
hello there again,

i use a program called iEx, it hides or thumbnails program windows on the desktop.
it can be configured to exclude programs, by executable or class. i think it's called a window class.
identifying the Desktop Coral executable to it doesn't work.

here are screenshots that illustrate the problem.

iEx right.     http://img176.echo.c.../466/iexright3ot.jpg

iEx wrong.   http://img176.echo.c...2405/iexwrong9an.jpg (you can see the Coralls)

iEx settings. http://img159.echo.c...sclassesentry3zu.jpg

if you would let me know what i should enter, i will be one step closer to desktop nirvana. :D

p.s. there is some program out there i've used in the past that had a little crosshair draggy thing to identify window classes. but i haven't been able to find the words for a productive googling.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2005, 06:06:46 AM by quixos »

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Re: window classes?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2005, 07:46:42 AM »
i'm not sure i fully have a grasp on the problem but try:

TMainForm

as the name of the window class of desktopcoral.

see if that works and let me know.

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Re: window classes?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2005, 07:50:26 AM »
btw those are some nice looking screenshots.

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Re: window classes?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2005, 04:51:35 PM »
thank you, it works. :)

before              http://img31.echo.cx...31/503/before0xk.jpg

looking great!  http://img31.echo.cx...31/2508/great7kr.jpg

p.s. don't know if you are talking about my taking a good screenshot (90% quality jpeg, irfanview, PrintScreen) or my truly amazingly functional (everything two clicks away, easily identified) and sober desktop layout. ;) thanks for the compliment regardless.

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Re: window classes?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2005, 02:01:01 AM »
glad to hear it works.
yeah i was talking about your nicely organized desktop and launch bar thing.
might be nice to hear more about the software you are using if you feel like it.

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Re: window classes?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2005, 08:35:48 AM »
quixos,
How can I get my minimized buttons on the top and leave my tray on the bottom, like you have?  Now that I've discovered the power of the tray, I want to be able to see everything at once.  Or is that a launch bar at the bottom?  I have heard of "replacement shells."  Is that what you use?

I also love the little screens you have open.  Must be something special.  I like to have an organized desktop, but it seems there are vast possibilities I don't even know about.:eusa_dance:  Can you share a little about what you use, and why?
 
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Re: window classes?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2005, 11:44:53 PM »
what forum do you suggest i post a response in, "the living room" or "software in the wild"?  :)

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Re: window classes?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2005, 11:49:58 PM »
either one..
if its just to tell us about 1 single program then software in the wild might be the place, otherwise living room.

actually i was thinking of merging those two sections.. what do you think?  they do seem to have a lot of overlap.

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Re: window classes?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2005, 01:21:56 AM »
i have a computer in my living room, doesn't everyone? ;)

though one will discuss software in the "Living Room" (geeks), one would never discuss Memorial Day, Pay Pal, or significant others in "Software in the Wild".

"Software in the Wild" can be moderated and kept on track easily. it's an easy section to understand and scan, things are on topic, or off topic, an announcement or review of some cool app, or not.

"Living Room" seems for the most part on track, containing opinions, questions and discussions. if some straight up and simple announcement of a cool application (as opposed to a site with cool applications)  is mistakenly posted there, just move it to "SITW". it's also a good place to discover the level of interest in a subject for new sections of the forums.

in my...  oh so very humble opinion, both sections should remain, and this sub-thread here should be moved to the "Living Room" . ;)
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Re: window classes?
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2005, 04:29:05 AM »
your points are good and i think we shall follow them,
moving posts recommending specific software from Living Room to Software In The Wild as appropriate.