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  1. Searching: Testers for next AveDesk

    Or, alternatively, you could just post a beta version and have everyone try it out... I'm sure that'll be the fastest way to bugtest it (but keep in mind that there'll probably be half a billion "OMG THIS DOESNT WORK FIX IT NOW!!!111!!11!" posts.)
  2. Searching: Testers for next AveDesk

    Well, I'm very curious about the things that have changed, and how functional they are. I'm also quite willing to test things if you still need people to help you out Ave.
  3. Album Cover For Avetunes

    You need itunes for that. Not everyone uses itunes.
  4. [wip] WidgetDock

    That looks fantastic ave. I cant wait to see the new version Have you got any idea when we should expect a release, or is this a "it'll be released when it's done" one?
  5. Nubs - StickyWindows for Windows

    I'm very curious
  6. [release] Digital Clock

    Ah ok, now I see. I think we're becoming too spoiled with the flippy effect, I'm not used to actually having to configure my desklets
  7. 1.4 Add a Desklet Dialog Mockups

    Looks fab ave! About the slider: I think it might be a good idea not to show information about the desklet if the icon size is below a certain value. Otherwise, sliding becomes a little bit useless: if you slide just a bit, you'll see just the top part of the description, the bottom being clipped. (this happens at 00:06 in your movie) It would be nice if the information only started showing when the slider is at, lets say, 32 pixels, because that would enable you to see at least one (or two) lines of the description. At 48 pixels, you could add the version of the desklet, at 64 the size, etc etc. I dont know if that makes any sense and/or if that is even possible, but damn, when I see all you've done till now...
  8. [release] Digital Clock

    Very nice, but there's a bug in the newest version: If I tick the show date option, flip the desklet, and then tick the show date option again (so it is off), the date keeps on showing. Oh yes, and the date does not seem to be sensitive to colour changes...
  9. AveDesk 1.4 Future

    Wow, I feel stupid I'm glad I'm not the only one who is awake at 2.29am
  10. AveDesk 1.4 Future

    Oh yes, while we're at it: the ability to set respond to doubleclick/singleclick PER DESKLET. That would enable the user to have several kind of reactions to desklets, and would make a lot more sense: I have some pfidlshortcuts on my desktop that I like to respond to doubleclicks, but I also have desklets that are always on top, and should (in my opinion) respond to single clicks. Cant do that at the moment Something else: the ability to set the width and height of a desklet as a percentage of the original size of the desklet/icon. Whenever I have square icons, changing sizes causes no problem, but when I need to change 300*214 sized desklets, I'm in a load of trouble (I can always use one of the desklets to calculate the exact proportion though )
  11. 1.4 Add a Desklet Dialog Mockups

    Instead of making two clickable buttons with one "fast" list and one "informational" list, you could make a slider, where the smallest setting is the informational setting, but the further you slide, the bigger your icons become, and more information becomes visible. You could show something like the size of the desklet (both in terms of pixels as in terms of kb), the "expected ram usage" (dont know if that would be possible, perhaps some extra information in the desklet where the author can put a value?), what kind of desklet it is (sysstats, avescripter,...). And I agree with others, it would be fantastic if there was a small rss reader in there that could parse information from That way we could see if there are new desklets, and if we want them, just doubleclick them to instant install them (drool). Probably just wishful thinking
  12. [release] Digital Clock

    This is a FANTASTIC desklet. Using it right now
  13. AveDesk 1.4 Future

    Long live the hostility. I dont mean to defend Clicks, but I do agree with a lot of his/her points. What are modules? Are they needed? Modules can be quite confusing. They ARE powerful, they allow you to do a lot, but why not add them as options? If you could simply add an option that states "remove all desktop icons if avedesk is active", it would be a LOT easier/intuitive than using a module. The term "Global Settings" is confusing. I actually agree with the term "global settings": I cant remember the amount of times that I clicked the wrong button in that menu. It would make more sense (to me at least) to put the "default desklet properties" in the "desklet" menu, and put the global settings somewhere else. Why is the "Default Properties Dialog" under Settings and Desklets? I think the point that Clicks makes is that the default properties dialog is under the settings menu AND under the desklets menu. And I agree, this is confusing, because you need to first click on a desklet in the list before the default properties dialog opens. And why name it "default properties dialog", when it does exactly the same as "default desklet properties"? A bit confusing, imo. (but my opinion will probably be wrong, when I read with what fervent aggression comments are attacked here) The properties Dialog is full of options, a "easy" mode might be helpful. The best program interface is one that allows for plenty of customisation, but that remains easy to use. An easy mode (just a toggle somewhere visible) could actually help this, so I kind of agree here too. Eyecandy flip effects or "macish" drop downs aren't needed in my opinion. I dont agree here, but I DO think that it is important that all desklets can be configured the same way. Just dont ask me how A add desklet wizard can help to configure AveDesk. As mentioned before, reducing the amount of clicks to add a desklet would be nice to start with, and would make the whole proces easier. If that can be achieved, I dont think the need for a wizard would be as stringent. Not directly a problem of AveDesk but the seperation between Sysstats, Desklets and AveScripter is confusing - most users don't understand or want to know the difference. Agreed. Some more points: More options for power-users When I rightclick a pfidlshortcut (or any desklet) I would like to be able to decide which options I see: I hardly EVER use the lock position, show sublabel, etc options. I can perfectly imagine that someone would use these menus frequently, but if you dont, they become really bloated, and unintuitive to use. Basicly, I would just like an option to have the standard contextual menus without the added avedesk stuff to it (or even better, let me select which items of the avedesk contextual menu that I need). The ability to edit all desklets that you have at the same time When I want to change the font, shadow, rotation, whatever of ALL my desklets (and this happens a lot), I need to manually change them one by one (maybe due to ignorance). I know, I could remove them all, change my "default desklet properties", and add all of my desklets, but that's even more work. Ideally, I would like to change the settings of groups of desklets, such as all the pfidlshortcuts, all the avescripter desklets, etc. Maybe selecting all the desklets I want to change in the desklet control panel, and then select "change the properties for all selected items", or something alike, would do the trick. The ability to sort your desklets efficiently Autosorting can really be difficult with avedesk: I've added a picture of my desktop before and after using the auto-align feature in avedesk, and yes, the jumbled desklets are AFTER I use the auto-align feature. It would be nice to be able to select whether auto-align aligns left or right, up or down, what desklets come first or have a fixed position (not that desklets with "locked position" are still affected by auto-align. It would be great if "auto-align" would be a toggle: if you put it on, and you have two shortcuts A and B (A is on top of , and remove A, B will move to the place of B. Hope that makes sense Adding a visible grid for sorting your items I often decide not to change the size of my icons, simply because the auto-snap grid is so hard to configure. I think this has been mentioned before, but it would be great if we could have a showcase-like setting that actually shows the grid settings. I simply have no idea how big my gird needs to be when I use 72*72 icons, and it ends up being a 20 minute proces of trial and error Oh yes, and Unbeliever, I'm not interested in starting a flame-war, but as a moderator, it might be a good idea to follow the rules you're supposed to enforce. Saying "Has the intellect of todays people really degraded that much?", or that "It's your own fault you don't know about them", isnt really a proof of patience (rule 2.1.7), helpfulness (rule 2.1.8), or constructiveness (2.1.10). I would even call it flaming, but I'm not a moderator, you are. Ave clearly stated that he wanted opinions, and thus saying that something is "just an opinion" is, well, I think you get the point.
  14. Could we get a preview before we risk the lives of our ipods?
  15. How many of you want a Apple computer?

    No, I didnt. I think they look nice, but to get the kind of oomph I need I would need to invest too much. Maybe if I ever need a laptop, but right now, no. (and back then I felt the same btw)