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Thank you very much. 

I thought of closing the program manually back when I noticed the problem.  Oddly, this didn't seem to work.  Perhaps I didn't close all instances?  In order to complicate matters, remember I run three instances of Desktop coral which could conceivably require three different transparency settings.  Perhaps the transparency for the last instance to close is the one that's saved for all? 

In any case, the command line will do the trick I'm sure.  I'll try it when I get to work tomorrow.

Thank you!


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DesktopCoral / Transparency, The Command Line and Multiple Desktops
« on: January 05, 2011, 07:58 AM »

I'm really quite pleased with Desktopcoral.  It's useful and easy to use.  I have a request, however.  I see that others have asked about the same thing in the past, but I don't see any updates.  (I could easily have missed them!)

In any case, here's my usage scenario.  I have a triple monitor system and I use multiple desktops (using Dexpot).  I use Rainmeter for two sidebars and a bottom bar on the various monitors and I run three instances of Desktopcoral to preserve the monitor space for these bars.  When I switch desktops via Dexpot, Rainmeter follows me, but Desktopcoral doesn't.  This isn't that big of a deal.  What I've done is written an Autohotkey script (I just like using Autohotkey for simple scripts.) that stops all Desktopcoral processes and re-runs the three instances with the position parameters in the command line.  This happens every time I switch desktops, so now Desktopcoral follows just as I'd like.  This works swell, but for one small oddity.

The only problem is that the transparency settings for my three instances of Desktopcoral aren't preserved; I want the instances to all be transparent and have set them that way manually, but when I kill the processes ans re-run them, the transparency setting is forgotten and they default to something like %80 opaque. 

This is not a huge problem, just a bit of a nuisance.  I suspect that it wouldn't be difficult to add a command line switch to set transparency.  What do you think? 

Thanks for your attention!

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