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« on: December 15, 2006, 01:19:20 AM »

Fixed Run Dialog - v0.97ß - December 15, 2006

Program Description:
Fixed Run Dialog is a minimal enhancement to your Windows desktop. It will add a 'command box' that can be always on top or not. It acts just like the Run Dialog, which you would get by clicking 'Start > Run...'. Fixed Run Dialog can handle all commands that you normally enter in the Windows Run Dialog, plus more! You can define custom commands for your frequently used applications, documents, folders or websites. You can set the Fixed Run Dialog command box to be transparent (customizable level of transparency) to make it less obtrusive. The command box is quickly accessed by pressing a (customizable) global hotkey like CTRL+SHIFT+R or WIN+A for example. This application is aimed at people like me who don't like to use their mouse so much. The application is fully customizable to suit your personal needs.

Features:
  • Accepts all Windows commands
  • Accepts locations of folders to open them in Windows Explorer
  • Accepts website URLs to open with your default web browser
  • Accepts documents and launches the default application to open them
  • You can create new custom commands with a dialog or from the command box directly
  • Keeps track of your history of used commands
  • The command box can be dragged anywhere you like
  • The label under the command box can be hidden or the text customized
  • You can set the font, foreground- and background colors
  • You can resize the command box quickly by pressing CTRL + LEFT/RIGHT arrow keys
  • A readme.rtf and readme.txt file is included explaining all of the features in details

Change log 0.96ß to 0.97ß:

    * Changed Font tab of the options dialog to use a native Windows Font Picker dialog
    * Changed Hotkey tab; removed combobox and replaced it with a textbox
    * Various labels in Options dialog are now updated properly after a change
    * Fixed a bug: when changing the font size the controls were not drawn properly
    * Removed the entry in the Startup folder during installation, you have to add it manually if you want it so

Screen shots:

The Options Dialog:


The Add new command Dialog:


Using transparency:


Without transparency:


Download:

* Fixed Run Setup.zip (255.82 KB - downloaded 1269 times.)
« Last Edit: December 19, 2006, 12:08:46 AM by Ruffnekk » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2006, 05:22:39 AM »

Looks nice!

A few things I've noticed:

Font family, style and size combo boxes are empty:



The program installs itself in Program Files\Startup without telling me!

It would be nice to be able to add/edit user commands through the GUI. (Altough I understand this is a keyboard utility.)

Keep up the good work!

Arjen.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2006, 05:26:24 AM »

Okay I feared the bit about the Startup folder already  ohmy I guess I should change that indeed.

The problem with the fonts is rather awkward. I use a .NET framework managed library to get all installed fonts on a system. I'll look into this and see what might be wrong.

Right now you can add user command through the GUI by typing $Add without parameters. You can't edit them (yet) though. That is one of the things I wanted to implement though.

Thanks for the comments!
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2006, 05:30:53 AM »

The problem with the fonts is rather awkward. I use a .NET framework managed library to get all installed fonts on a system. I'll look into this and see what might be wrong.

The fonts do work, but it appears the combo boxes are filled with blanks. Also, the textbox displaying  the current font is not updated when I change the font.
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2006, 05:32:01 AM »

very nice  Thmbsup
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2006, 06:30:33 AM »

@mouser: Thanks  cheesy

@Arjen:

The fonts do work, but it appears the combo boxes are filled with blanks. Also, the textbox displaying  the current font is not updated when I change the font.

If you say that fonts do work, do you mean that when you click an empty entry is does update the font with another font, but you cannot see which font?

The textbox not updating is now fixed.
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2006, 06:36:53 AM »

If you say that fonts do work, do you mean that when you click an empty entry is does update the font with another font, but you cannot see which font?

Yes, you can't see which font you are selecting, but it does show up once you're back in the command box.
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2006, 06:38:46 AM »

Hmm weird. I wonder if anyone else has this problem. I have just installed FRD on 4 other machines at work to test it, but I did not encounter the same problem on any of them  huh I'll google it and see what I can find...
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2006, 06:48:22 AM »

I have the same problem with the "Key" combobox under the Hotkey tab, so all comboboxes in your application have the problem here.

Did you do anything "weird" to the comboboxes like setting a custom color etc.?
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2006, 06:52:57 AM »

Nope lol they are standard comboboxes. I can fix the problem another way though, but that will cost some time to implement  thumbs up
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2006, 07:46:29 AM »

<See first post for updated version and change log from 0.96ß to 0.97ß>
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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2006, 11:54:12 AM »

Ruffnekk, my suggestion is that when you have a new release, edit the first post to update it with the new release info (you can leave the past release info below it).

For an example see: http://www.donationcoder....um/index.php?topic=1096.0
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2006, 03:31:00 PM »

Okay, I'll do that next time mouser!
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