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LaunchBar Commander / Re: Possible conflict with VLC?
« on: December 07, 2006, 01:17 PM »
i know this is almost a month old but i tried the portable version of vlc http://portableapps.com/apps/music_video/vlc_portable and it works fine.
if you consider changing mediaplayer i suggest mplayer http://www.mplayerhq.hu/. it's a command line mediaplayer but there's some frontends available, being my favorite so far rulesplayer http://www.dsource.org/projects/rulesplayer.
it uses embebed codecs (don't need to install), just download the full codec package http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html (scroll down to "binary codec packages") and copy to the codec folder inside rulesplayer.

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LaunchBar Commander / Re: suggestion: More docking options
« on: December 07, 2006, 06:06 AM »

(...)But what I don't like is that it gets hidden under other windows, and no, I don't want it to always be on top for obvious reasons.

(...)This way, when the toolbar is in floating mode, you don't have to minimize all the windows to uncover the toolbar.  I really like this idea, how about you?  Maybe this could be a coding snack idea that could work with any program.

about the floating mode, i agree. but i would go for an extra checkbox option to "minimize to systray after launch" like "pstart" has. that way, after you execute something it would minimize the bar automatically, so the systray icon would be always available to invoke it.
moving the mouse to the edge to reveal a bar is not 100% accurate specially with maximized windows (it happens even with the windows taskbar).

another thing, to call the floating bar from systray it takes a triple-click. kinda strange. double-click will open the menu directly from the systray and close it again. i think double-click should launch the bar and keep the left click for app menu and the right click for context menu as it is.

as what i think is a bug but doesn't have any bad effect is the last empty line both on the app menu (after my last button there's a separator and an empty line which when clicked pops-up the context menu) and on the conxtext menu (which when clicked invokes the settings window).
if it's easy it would be nice to remove them just to polish up our baby.

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thanks a lot for the quick reply!
i'll be looking forward to it and i'll be glad to test it.

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hi guys, my first post here.

first of all, i've been looking for the perfect launcher since ever and believe me, i tried *a lot* of them.
mouser, i'm glad you value efficiency over eyecandy because most eyecandy launchers are pure crap. they lack options, are sluggish and buggy.

despite i found and enjoyed true launch bar on my desktop pc for a couple years, i moved to a portable software solution (which i carry in my portable 100gb hd) months ago and i had to keep looking for (yet) another launcher and this time, it had to be portable. double grief.

until i found launchbar commander. despite its bit buggy, beta version, it has been working good so far and it's fast and pretty. with a future option for us to make our own skins, it will rule the socalled-eyecandy-maclike-launchbars, by miles.
exactly what i was looking for. great piece of software.

now, i found it's *almost* portable (may be a bug):
it uses relative paths for apps and works good but it doesn't use relative paths for the configuration file.
so when i connect my hd to another computer and the drive letter changes and i run LB, a warning box appears telling me it can't find any docks/toolbars/systrays in the config file. i have to click "configure" close my empty mcf file and open my saved mcf file for it to change drive letter in the config file (.ini).
i tried replacing the drive letter in the .ini with the ".\" command but it doesn't work and as soon as i close the program and run it again it will replace the ".\" with the drive letter again. if i set the .ini file to read-only, when i close the program it says it can't write to the config file.

btw, the custom file explorer and internet browser options use relative paths too?

is there a work-around for this? i had "pstart" as my app launcher and its "tree interface" is very confusing for someone who uses more than 2 menu sub-levels.
please don't make me go back!   :Thmbsup:

love your program. keep on the good work.

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