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Circle Dock / Re: Help? Circle Dock not launching properly
« on: September 07, 2008, 04:31 PM »
hmm, 7.5 doesn't work either.

Is there any way to map the right-click -> "Open" command to left-click on the icons?

Sorry, that's not possible. That is the right-click menu and can't be mapped.

This is the first case I've heard of like yours. I'm not sure what I can do at this point if the dock runs properly otherwise. Perhaps we'll have to wait and see if others have the same problem.

Circle Dock / Re: Help? Circle Dock not launching properly
« on: September 07, 2008, 03:51 PM »
I've looked over those files and tried running them on my computer and there doesn't seem to be anything wrong. What operating system do you have?

Perhaps try Alpha 7.5:

There was a slight change in the way it executes shortcuts but nothing that should be causing problems.

Circle Dock / Re: Help? Circle Dock not launching properly
« on: September 07, 2008, 03:34 PM »
Nevermind, I've been running my computer without a reboot for weeks and Vista was getting a little cranky with the programs I had up and running. There is no problem with Alpha 7.6 launching programs on my computer.

Has the problem always occurred for you? Perhaps you can upload a copy of your Settings directory inside the Circle Dock folder and I'll try running that on my computer to see if it's a problem with your settings?

Circle Dock / Re: Help? Circle Dock not launching properly
« on: September 07, 2008, 03:11 PM »
Hmm, there may have be a problem with Alpha 7.6. Let me check it out and I'll post an update.

Circle Dock / Re: Circle Dock 0.9.2 Alpha 7 Discussion
« on: September 07, 2008, 03:01 PM »
Question...any chance that, somewhere in the future multiple, independent (i.e. with different icons/links/etc) instances of the program could run at the same time?

(Or should I just do this by having two different CD folders in different locations under different names?)

Right now, Circle Dock will only allow you to run one instance of the program per computer even if you have separate folders with copies of Circle Dock. I purposely did this for 0.9.2 because I was afraid people were going to try to run multiple copies of Circle Dock from the same folder, which can work but then when you change some settings or add some icons, then things wouldn't save properly. It was just a way to try and make launching the program fool proof.

However, I do want to allow launching multiple instances of the program from separate folders. There is just one line of code I have to change that would allow this. Circle Dock 0.9.1 already allowed you to run multiple instances from separate folders. Perhaps I should just allow this for Alpha 8?

Circle Dock / Re: Help? Circle Dock not launching properly
« on: September 07, 2008, 02:54 PM »
Left clicks should launch whatever the icons point to. There is no option to turn this off. Perhaps you are slightly moving the icon when you left click and Circle Dock is interpreting this as a movement of the icon instead of a click. Try going to the Settings -> General and increase the Click Sensitivity value and see if that helps.

Developer's Corner / Re: two way bubble sort
« on: September 07, 2008, 11:57 AM »
You are accessing the array out of bounds when it hits the line
if ( a[ i ] < a[ i - 1 ] ) and you have i = 0

Circle Dock / Easy Unicode Paster 2.0 is Released (Major Update)
« on: September 05, 2008, 01:14 PM »

September 4th, 2008
  • Version 2.0 of Easy Unicode Paster is released.
  • The structure of the program has been changed. The Config.ini file is now separate from the character sets used.
  • Includes over 100 different character sets.
  • Access all the character sets from within Easy Unicode Paster.
  • Utilizes a table of "buttons" for better performance and a cleaner look.
  • Program will automatically change the layout of the table according to how much space is available. It makes it so that you only have to scroll vertically when there is not enough room to display all the items.
  • Has support for pasting multiple characters with one button. See the "Example Character Set.ini" file in the "Character Sets" folder for details.
  • The items on the toolbar and the context menu have been tweaked. Gone is the option to make EUP not topmost because this was not a very useful option in practice.

With this release, I firmly believe that Easy Unicode Paster is one of the best and easiest to use unicode character maps out there and can compete with products that charge for something similar. All the other character maps I have tried have failed in their ease of use or how the program operates. Easy Unicode Paster pastes unicode characters in whatever document you are working with using just 1 click for one character.

Circle Dock / Re: Circle Dock: Adding items by NOT dragging and dropping
« on: September 05, 2008, 10:37 AM »
You will be able to edit the filepath/arguments that Circle Dock executes for each dock item in Alpha 8. I have coded this feature and am working on others right now. It should be out within a week.

Just a note: ensure that the folder you specify to copy to doesn't already exist because the program is not set up to overwrite an existing folder and will throw an error. It can be modified to overwrite an existing folder if that is what the goal is.

Circle Dock / Re: New Language Files for Circle Dock 0.9.2 Alpha 7.6
« on: September 04, 2008, 04:33 PM »
Yep, the new double rings are included in Alpha 7.5 and 7.6 under System -> Backgrounds

Attached is a VB Script file that will do what you specified. Just double-click the .vbs file and it will automatically copy the selected folders. Change the strDestination path to change where the copied files are placed.

From your other thread about file copying, I assume you are going to be using this in a corporate environment so a VB Script file is your best choice since it will run on all computers without the need for more software. See the comments in the code for more details.

Code: Visual Basic [Select]
  1. ' CopyUserFiles.vbs
  2. ' VBScript for copying the Document and User files to another directory
  3. ' Coded for Windows XP but can be adapted for 2000 / Vista by changing
  4. ' FavoritesFolder, DesktopFolder, MyDocumentsFolder, strFilePath, and strDestination to suit your needs
  5. '
  6. ' Program runs silently while copying. It may take a while to copy large files.
  7. ' A messagebox will pop up when finished.
  8. '
  9. ' Author: Eric Wong
  10. ' Version 1.0 - 4th September 2008
  11. ' ----------------------------------------------------------
  13. Option Explicit
  15. Dim objFSO_DIR, objFolder, objCopyFolder, colSubfolders, objSubfolder
  16. Dim objFSO, objFileCopy
  17. Dim strFilePath, strDestination
  18. Dim fileChecker, objShell
  19. Const OverWriteFiles = True
  21. Const FavoritesFolder = "\Favorites"
  22. Const DesktopFolder = "\Desktop"
  23. Const MyDocumentsFolder = "\My Documents"
  25. strFilePath = "C:\Documents and Settings"
  26. strDestination ="C:\New Documents and Settings"
  28. Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
  29. Set fileChecker = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
  30. Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
  31. 'Set objCopyFolder = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
  33. objFSO.CreateFolder(strDestination)
  35. Set objFSO_DIR = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
  36. Set objFolder = objFSO_DIR.GetFolder(strFilePath)
  37. Set colSubfolders = objFolder.Subfolders
  39. 'This is the core of the file copying process
  40. For Each objSubfolder in colSubfolders
  41.     Set objFolder = objFSO.CreateFolder(strDestination & "\" & objSubfolder.Name)  
  43.     If fileChecker.FolderExists(objSubfolder & FavoritesFolder) = True Then
  44.        fileChecker.CopyFolder objSubfolder & FavoritesFolder, objFolder & FavoritesFolder, OverWriteFiles
  45.     End If
  47.     If fileChecker.FolderExists(objSubfolder & DesktopFolder) = True Then
  48.        fileChecker.CopyFolder objSubfolder & DesktopFolder, objFolder & DesktopFolder, OverWriteFiles
  49.     End If
  51.     If fileChecker.FolderExists(objSubfolder & MyDocumentsFolder) = True Then
  52.        fileChecker.CopyFolder objSubfolder & MyDocumentsFolder, objFolder & MyDocumentsFolder, OverWriteFiles
  53.     End If
  54. Next
  56. WSCript.Echo "Finished copying selected folders from " & strFilePath & " to " & strDestination
  57. Wscript.Quit

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Toggle Fullscreen of Control
« on: September 04, 2008, 01:09 PM »
I believe you are looking for ZoomIt: http://technet.micro...ernals/bb897434.aspx

Run the program, right-click on the tray icon, select zoom and then use your mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out on a region of your screen.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Very Simple File Copier Windows
« on: September 04, 2008, 10:27 AM »
Any restrictions on what tools/libraries can be used to make this program?

I think something like this might already exist but I can't think of any right now.

thanks for the tip, but i have .NET installed. i got the big pack - 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 - and still get an error saying .NET isn't installed. one would assume 3.5 would be recursive and contain all previous versions, but it appears that isn't the case?

anyway maybe i have to go get 1.0 as well. i chopped up my XP with nlite and i must have removed the basic version...


i installed .NET 1.0 SP3 redist, and i still get an error, so i had to get .NET 1.1

how many of these idiotic things are there?

The .Net versions 1.0 and 1.1 are now legacy versions and not widely used anymore. I actually haven't seen many programs use .Net 1.0/1.1 since .Net 2.0 and above are so dominant. Anyways, if the source code is available, we could always recompile the program to use .Net 2.0.

Circle Dock / Re: Recent Programs
« on: September 04, 2008, 07:32 AM »
That is a possibility. I'll play around with it and see how it works out.

Circle Dock / Re: New Language Files for Circle Dock 0.9.2 Alpha 7.6
« on: September 04, 2008, 07:31 AM »
Real quick question... How do you achieve the double-ring effect? Do you just expand the size, and that's it? If so, the resolution on the ring is pretty low...

You have to use a background that has double rings on it already like the like given by Syllabus. You should also play around with the background opacity settings and size to suit your tastes. Using a background with just one ring won't give you a double-ringed background. The icons will overflow into a double ring if you have too many. The image of the background doesn't affect it.

I don't know what image you are using but Syllabus' double-ringed background is pretty high resolution and scales well.

Circle Dock / Re: Edge of screen toggle "irritation"
« on: September 04, 2008, 07:27 AM »
I'm been playing with using the edge of screen toggle settings (I originally turned that off), and have found it more irritating than useful..

There's a couple of things that would make it easier to use, I think:

1) Don't toggle if I have a mouse button held down - I'm probably dragging a window, and really dont want something popping up on top.

2) Add a time factor, so that I can configure it to require that I deliberately hold the mouse against screen edge (for a few ms), rather than just bouncing off it by accident. (so, maybe configurable to 0ms, or something larger).

Yes, these are things I should implement. I'll try for it in Alpha 8.

Circle Dock / Re: Circle Dock 0.9.2 Alpha 7 Discussion
« on: September 03, 2008, 04:14 PM »
I'm not sure if this would be considered a bug, but I was playing with the settings and it turns out that if the center button's opacity is set to 0, you can't move circle dock or access the start menu (if that setting is on). Putting the opacity at 1 (or even 10) renders it nearly invisible anyway, but fixing it or having a "clear" icon might be good for those who don't want anything in the center.

This is intentional. An opacity of 0 means that the object is completely transparent, even to user clicks and input. An opacity of 1 means that it is totally transparent but you can still click on it. This is standard for all Windows controls and forms.

With the centre button's opacity set to 0, you can still access the settings menu and move the dock by clicking on the circular background. The settings menu is also accessible through right-clicking the tray icon.

Circle Dock / New Language Files for Circle Dock 0.9.2 Alpha 7.6
« on: September 03, 2008, 10:54 AM »
Circle Dock 0.9.2 Alpha 7.6 is now ready for download off This is a minor update that includes two new language files: Italian and Dutch. This means that Circle Dock now has French, English, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, and Dutch language files.

Thanks to all the translators for their work!

Circle Dock / Re: Circle Dock 0.9.2 Alpha 7.5 is Released
« on: September 03, 2008, 07:02 AM »
I'll be releasing another minor update within the next 1-2 days with some new language files I have received. I might just delay Alpha 8 for a few days so people can try out the new language files and so I can coordinate getting all the language files updated for Alpha 8.

Eric Wong

Circle Dock / Re: Circle Dock 0.9.2 Alpha 7.5 is Released
« on: September 03, 2008, 07:00 AM »
Is there any chance the Spiral mode will be back? I actually like that more than Circle mode, although I understand that background images will be an issue.

I'll see if I can fit this in to Alpha 8. And you are correct, the background images might be an issue with a spiral dock because it's shape always changes and it is not easy to place on background behind it that fits with the shape.

Are you declaring those Windows form objects inside of your own code or are you letting VB handle the form designer code in a separate file/region? It seems to me that you may have at some point copied some form designer code into the main body of your program which is giving VB conflicts because it can't alter that code without you explicity changing it yourself. This would explain why it is saying that 'Private components As System.ComponentModel.IContainer' is already declared because this is one of the statements that the form designer is suppose to create.

Although I have all the required programs, and service packs, I get the "Webcam Signature has stopped working" error. I'm running Vista, 64 bit, 2.7 Ghz, 3 gigs of ram.. I really can't figure out what the problem is :(

I'm not sure it was tested on a Vista 64-bit system before. How many megapixels does your webcam have?

I'm current spending the vast majority of my time getting Circle Dock to a 1.0 release so I might not be able to figure out where your problem is. However, you could always download Microsoft Visual C# Express and run the source code from the Web Cam Signature website. This is the surefire way to see where it in the code it is breaking down. If you can provide a screenshot of when Visual C# Express gives the error, I can provide a better fix/solution. The source code for Webcam Signature is pretty well commented so you should be able to make sense of it if you have a little bit of programming knowledge.

Eric Wong

Circle Dock / Re: Portability
« on: September 02, 2008, 03:57 PM »
Because everything is kept in its folder, I assumed Circle Dock might be somewhat portable (despite needing .Net).
So I tried it with my USB and it was  :). Haven't tested it at different drive letters, but assume it will always need to be at the same letter to work; or is it self-referential?

The original version of Circle Dock (0.9.0/0.9.1) already had the ability to run off a USB key because it would execute things based on it's root drive if it couldn't find them at the normal file paths.

Circle Dock 0.9.2 Alpha 8 should have this portability mode finished (I haven't gotten to it yet) and you would be able to enable it from the settings panel. Right now, Circle Dock 0.9.2 Alpha 7.X will run off a USB key and will execute the files/folders you have placed on the dock. It would work like if you had it on your hard drive.

However, I assume you would want to put files on the USB key and have Circle Dock reference them even when the drive letter changes. This won't work yet and is the part I need to finish coding but it shouldn't be that hard to do it.

As for needing .Net, all Windows Vista computers already have the version of .Net needed to run Circle Dock and most Windows XP computers have it if they use Windows Update and install the recommended software. I think this people should upgrade to Vista :)

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