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Author Topic: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home  (Read 1534 times)

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Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« on: January 25, 2020, 01:26 PM »
I was using 7 stacks under windows 8.1.
But now don't go under windows 10 home.

A good alternative ?

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2020, 02:00 PM »
Well, it's not exactly the same, but you could have a look at 7+ Taskbar Tweaker

7 Stacks was last updated in 2011, so I have my doubts it will ever be updated again...

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2020, 02:36 PM »
Well, it's not exactly the same, but you could have a look at 7+ Taskbar Tweaker

7 Stacks was last updated in 2011, so I have my doubts it will ever be updated again...
thanks Ath. I will take a good look now.

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2020, 04:01 AM »
it's not the same at all. don't like it.
Is only a jump list from the icons task bar.
Perhaps with jump list from the task bar will be better.
I use some years ago jump list form the icon tray zone.
How can I create jump list in the task bar from a folder ?
 :-* :P

Edited : I am using too for years a folder to launch

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The best link for additional jump lists seems to be : https://code.google....p/jumplist-extender/

But the concept of jump list seems to be in relation to a program or executable or .lnk , not a folder and the programs in it like in 7stacks.

 :-[

I have modify the windows registry and add a new key to add more folders to be pinned under windows explorer

JumpListItems_Maximum

a good link to learn

https://www.raymond....-lists-in-windows-7/

But I don't find what I really need : a simple mode to launch from a folder a jump list like 7stacks does.

 :-\
« Last Edit: January 26, 2020, 05:06 AM by Contro »

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 03:15 PM »
I use True Launch Bar (http://www.truelaunchbar.com/).  It can just be a quick list, or can take the lists from folders (which mine does)

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2020, 03:33 PM »
I use True Launch Bar (http://www.truelaunchbar.com/).  It can just be a quick list, or can take the lists from folders (which mine does)
Running to try wraith808
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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2020, 01:23 AM »
What about the standard Win10 toolbars?
Right-click on the taskbar, open Toolbars and select Desktop (like I did), or add a new toolbar, pointing to a folder where you create links to your files/applications as desired. Multiple toolbars can be defined.

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Example of my (partial) Desktop toolbar:

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The advantage of TrueLaunchBar (shareware) is that the menu pops out on mouse-hover, where the Windows toolbars need a mouse-click to open.

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2020, 01:28 PM »

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2020, 01:30 PM »
The advantage of TrueLaunchBar (shareware) is that the menu pops out on mouse-hover, where the Windows toolbars need a mouse-click to open.

There are other advantages to TrueLaunchBar other than that, but yes, you could just use the windows feature.  If free is what you're looking for, they offer an older version of TrueLaunchBar as FreeLaunchBar for (predictably) Free!  http://forum.tordex.com/thread-3321.html

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2020, 09:22 AM »
I use Bins - http://www.1upindustries.com/Bins/

I used to use Bins, but I stopped for some reason that I can't remember right now.  There was some advantage of TLB- I think because of widgets that TLB provides.

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2020, 04:54 PM »
What about the standard Win10 toolbars?
Right-click on the taskbar, open Toolbars and select Desktop (like I did), or add a new toolbar, pointing to a folder where you create links to your files/applications as desired. Multiple toolbars can be defined.

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Example of my (partial) Desktop toolbar:

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The advantage of TrueLaunchBar (shareware) is that the menu pops out on mouse-hover, where the Windows toolbars need a mouse-click to open.
I am using toolbars . At the present moment IrA is the name. In the past I used three toolbars. 7stacks put the jump list in the place you select. The toolbar goes at the sides.


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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2020, 04:55 PM »
I use True Launch Bar (http://www.truelaunchbar.com/).  It can just be a quick list, or can take the lists from folders (which mine does)
I have problems where I connect with the filter. Down sites. I will persist when I can.
 :P

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2020, 05:03 PM »
I use Bins - http://www.1upindustries.com/Bins/
It's a 14 days trial.
Don't use folders, only icons to be dropped.
May serve but I prefer a freeware and folder oriented like 7stacks.
 :-*

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2020, 05:04 PM »
The advantage of TrueLaunchBar (shareware) is that the menu pops out on mouse-hover, where the Windows toolbars need a mouse-click to open.

There are other advantages to TrueLaunchBar other than that, but yes, you could just use the windows feature.  If free is what you're looking for, they offer an older version of TrueLaunchBar as FreeLaunchBar for (predictably) Free!  http://forum.tordex.com/thread-3321.html
Running to try this is there is a download link with no problems with my filters.
 :P

edited : I am not that lucky man.....

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2020, 12:56 PM »
I'll attach the download here so you can try it, it's rather old (2009, that's not a typo), but it's the latest available. Please run some AV across it before actually trying it, just to be sure.

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2020, 12:59 PM »
I'll attach the download here so you can try it, it's rather old (2009, that's not a typo), but it's the latest available. Please run some AV across it before actually trying it, just to be sure.
Thanks Ath. Now I am sure I can download.
If not tomorrow I will surf from another station ....

Note : Is downloaded  ;D :Thmbsup:

Note after installation : I am lost !

In the installation directory only a doc and a dll !.
How can I use it ?
I am more used to the icon in the desktop to launch the program.  :-[

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2020, 05:34 PM »

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2020, 11:41 PM »
I'll attach the download here so you can try it, it's rather old (2009, that's not a typo), but it's the latest available. Please run some AV across it before actually trying it, just to be sure.
Thanks Ath. Now I am sure I can download.
If not tomorrow I will surf from another station ....

Note : Is downloaded  ;D :Thmbsup:

Note after installation : I am lost !

In the installation directory only a doc and a dll !.
How can I use it ?
I am more used to the icon in the desktop to launch the program.  :-[



It's an extension of your taskbar.  Right click your taskbar and select toolbars, then there should be an entry- not sure if it will say truelaunchbar or not.  Show that bar, then right click on it to get to the options.  For more than that, go to the TLB site.

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2020, 04:15 AM »
From AlternativeTo:

MenuApp
Stacky
Yeap, thanks. It's an alternative.

Experimenting ..

What I need is a substitute for 7stacks.

7stacks have this philosophy or working principles :

Works like a windows toolbar in the task bar. Really open a folder and let us see the content : icons to launch programs, other folders includes, any file....

Additionally you select an icon to represent the toolbar or selected folder.

Additionally you can insert the icon whenever you need.

So :
A windows toolbar open a folder and we are able to launch any option inside.

7stacks assign an icon to the toolbar you can insert in any place in the task bar. Changes the way a basic windows toolbar shows the option. With 7stacks you see the icons assigned to the program or file to be launch or open.

 :-* :P


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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2020, 04:17 AM »
I'll attach the download here so you can try it, it's rather old (2009, that's not a typo), but it's the latest available. Please run some AV across it before actually trying it, just to be sure.
Thanks Ath. Now I am sure I can download.
If not tomorrow I will surf from another station ....

Note : Is downloaded  ;D :Thmbsup:

Note after installation : I am lost !

In the installation directory only a doc and a dll !.
How can I use it ?
I am more used to the icon in the desktop to launch the program.  :-[



It's an extension of your taskbar.  Right click your taskbar and select toolbars, then there should be an entry- not sure if it will say truelaunchbar or not.  Show that bar, then right click on it to get to the options.  For more than that, go to the TLB site.

AsusPortatil - 31_01_2020 , 10_19_04.pngAlternatives 7stacks for w10home

Running to try, but I think is not the same that 7stacks.....

 :-* :P

Note : change the taskbar and introduces another "filosophy" to study :

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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2020, 06:19 AM »
The first one 4wd propose :


menuApp is flexible

Using menuApp you can display a menu from a shortcut...

...or via hotkeys.

...or by double-clicking on the desktop.

...or by clicking on the system tray icon.

I suppose if double clicking on the desktop then I can fix in the task bar that icon.

I gonna try now.
 :-*

uFF. tOO difficult for me.

If very configurable and assumed all can be done. But the learning curve.....  :-[

Note : I have problems with windows defender and the installer, so I disable the antivirus for installing.
 :-*
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Re: Alternatives 7stacks for w10home
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2020, 06:33 AM »
Stacky promises the best . Experimenting :

Stacky is a small program for Windows that displays contents of a given directory as a list of clickable, labled icons.

 :-*

P.D. I began to fight with the program with no need by my ignorance. Now I will try to follow the instructions.


First condition : use as a toolbar accomplish

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Second condition drag to the task bar and insert. We can put in any place of the taskbar ----- acomplish

pending : change the icon to the shortcut created. See the content with icons instead of like you see in the image above.

P.D. For me the important thing is have the opportunity now of creating a new shortcut to a folder and put in the task bar. trying.

 :P

Edited 31.01.2020.12.57 :

Second stacky created :
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I don't understand why but I can see one icon from iWriter.


What's pending now :

For me is enough if a I can launch the folders from an icon in the task bar. At the present moment is the same icon. The icon from the original program Stacky.

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I suppose this is easy to change with an utility.

At the present moment when you maintain the mouse cursor over the icon the correct legend appear.

I try also with a bat, but I think is better with the program. With 7stacks i was using icon with the initial letter of the folder to see......


Do you know a freeware to change easily the icon to a exe file ?

By some reason some icons are recognised and others no .
See, by example, vlc player recognised, but screenshot captor no.

 :-*

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Stacky in my system is going well. Is fast and don't hang up. So I think i can configure the rest of elements.

For me is not easy to see how to change the icon .
Or even respect the original icon changing the color or overtype letters on it.

But I know from the past that this icon is changeable.

The best thing would be not to change the original executable icon, only in the shortcuts personalized by folder. Like 7stacks did.

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I have finished the configuration.
I think is not possible to change the icon . Perhaps with a bat converted to exe.

« Last Edit: January 31, 2020, 08:15 AM by Contro »