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Author Topic: Pistachio: windows usability addon  (Read 7824 times)

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Pistachio: windows usability addon
« on: May 27, 2007, 04:35:38 AM »
Pistachio is one of those little applications that does a lot:
  • Minimize to systray
  • tweak transparency using the mouse wheel on the title bar (!).
  • Lock two windows so they can be moved together
  • etc

It's free.
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Re: Pistachio: windows usability addon
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2007, 04:52:48 AM »
some useful stuff there, but i was particularly impressed by the option to calculate the moons age  ;D

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Re: Pistachio: windows usability addon
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2007, 04:58:48 AM »
If this works well, it would solve the problem for ak_

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Re: Pistachio: windows usability addon
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2007, 11:58:59 PM »
The name is Pitaschio instead of Pistachio. I thought there was a typo when I saw the configuration window but realized that the error was in the announcement.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2007, 12:50:32 AM by cemole »

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Re: Pistachio: windows usability addon
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2007, 12:21:59 AM »
I ran the program with default settings just to see what it was doing. No installer and nothing written to the registry, which I appreciate. However, I felt like Pitaschio tries to do too much. It completely rearranged my desktop and listed all my shortcuts (file/program/drive) at the top left corner. It doesn't coexist very well with Directory Opus either (double-click for a new lister, for example, didn't work). Also when you click to the top of the window in the blue area, the window just closes. I decided I needed more time than I have right now to play with the software and customize it to my taste.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2007, 04:15:54 AM by cemole »

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Re: Pistachio: windows usability addon
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2007, 12:40:37 AM »
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It doesn't coexist very well with Directory Opus either (double-click for a new lister, for example, didn't work).

Dealbreaker for me... It would be impossible to over emphasize how dependent I have become on this feature in DOpus. There aren't words!
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Re: Pistachio: windows usability addon
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2007, 05:07:46 AM »
I find it indispensable as well. I keep finding myself double-clicking to no avail on computers without DOpus.

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Re: Pistachio: windows usability addon
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2007, 09:46:48 AM »
I find it indispensable as well. I keep finding myself double-clicking to no avail on computers without DOpus.

Exactly!
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Re: Pistachio: windows usability addon
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2007, 03:25:31 PM »
Pitaschio is 2.12 now.

    ver. 2.12
[fix] change some default setting
[fix] some minor bugs

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