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Author Topic: Alternative to DesktopCoral: Hawkeye ShellInit  (Read 11192 times)

Edvard

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Alternative to DesktopCoral: Hawkeye ShellInit
« on: September 11, 2007, 04:12:49 AM »
Not that I don't like DesktopCoral, just more toys = more fun!

http://www.hawkeyete...cts/freeware.htm#hsi
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Hawkeye ShellInit is a small, scriptable application that

    * Creates any number of margins on the screen that maximized windows wont cover (much like the taskbar). In these margins, you can put applications that you always want visible, for instance Winamp, SysMeter, console, chat window, or whatever.
    * Runs applications so it can timely position them or make them transparent.
    * Positions and resizes windows based on window caption or classname. This makes it simple to place the applications you want in the margin area. (Windows has a tendency to move windows out of the margin area because it's trying to reserve that space for the appbar (toolbar) that it thinks is there.)
    * Makes windows transparent based on window caption or classname. Any level between 0 (totally transparent) and 255 (totally visible) can be used. Only available in 2k and XP.
    * Toggles windows "always on top".
    * Doesn't require you to keep it running after you run the script.

Main Window:

hsi-main.gifAlternative to DesktopCoral: Hawkeye ShellInit

Stuff loaded into the margins:

hsi-inaction.jpgAlternative to DesktopCoral: Hawkeye ShellInit
« Last Edit: September 11, 2007, 04:39:40 AM by Edvard »

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Re: Alternative to DesktopCoral: Hawkeye ShellInit
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 04:23:52 AM »
this looks like it could be a great alternative with some extra functions -- plus it offers multiple margins which is something people have asked for in the past.

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Re: Alternative to DesktopCoral: Hawkeye ShellInit
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2007, 06:42:33 AM »
Hawkeye is a cool program but it is already mentioned in the help file.. :)

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