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About aka120

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  1. I'm pretty sure the problem people are having with X Windows Dock not staying on the desktop when using show desktop is Aero Peek, of course this only applies to Windows 7. So, with keep dock over all windows selected in the options, and Aero Peek disabled in performance settings (i.e. Start>>> right click Computer>>> Properties>>> Advanced System Settings>>> under performance select Settings>>> deselect Enable Aero peek) the dock should stay on top of the desktop any time you hover/select the Show desktop button on the taskbar. You guys can test this out yourself, I know this works exactly as stated for me, but there might be other issues going on with vista and xp users, so I am not sure about those situations.
  2. Option 1 sounds to be the logical approach. A live update of the icon is not necessary because its just eye candy really.(Mac OS X 10.5 dock did not have the live update thumbnail either!, I'm not sure about 10.6 however) If option 1 can be cleanly implemented into the dock then that gets my vote. Take your time BOBAH, we appreciate everything you put into XWD including time and effort! No need to rush. We get all excited when there's talk of a new update though
  3. Ah, ok thanks. I couldn't find it for anything. P.S. I said "there seems to be no way...", that is quite different from saying there is no way.
  4. It's ok, and they have polished some features very well. The minimize windows to dock is nice, needs a little fine tuning but otherwise they did a good job. The settings window is functional and easy to navigate. Skins seem to be easy to make as well. Theres some other things about it they did well on but I'm keeping this short. There is, however, some letdowns...They forgot the simplicity of things really. Where is drag and drop support in it? Sure, I can drag something to the trash bin, but why can i not drop a text file on my notepad icon and open the text file, or drop a video on the WMP icon and it play the video, etc...cannot drop things into folder shortcuts either. Maybe this is include in the pro edition but there seems to be no way to reserve the window space, so instead, you're forced to have the dock overlapping maximized windows, or getting a third party program running additionally to reserve the dock space.(Many people use the autohide features which they will love, but I prefer my dock always ontop and the dock space reserved so no desktop icons or windows enter this area.) Well thats as far as I will go with it, theres obviously other things such as background and window refelctions(yes xwd 2 needs improvement here but its still there in the making) and other features that give it a mac feel/look, or an elegance. -my 2 cents
  5. Thats so strange, you aren't the first person to report having that problem.... However, as you can see in my screencapture...It is functioning />http://yfrog.com/6zxwd202showdesktopz *I'm not sure what settings you have set in XWD, but mine are as follows: Perhaps the "Keep Dock over all Windows" option is what keeps the dock visible/useable after clicking Show Desktop in Win7, just a guess.
  6. 1. The project is alive 2. a)Icons don't work? - Could you elaborate please? If you mean a certain application doesn't launch after clicking on the icon then perhaps you have added a .lnk shortcut instead of the actual .exe itself. Other than that I have no idea what you mean. b)The stack plugin has only been implemented into the dock since version 2.0.1 I believe, so there are still some issues/optimizations I presume to be made since it is basically beta. c)There aren't any icon effects? - Could you elaborate please? I actually have no idea what you are trying to say here. There is icon bouncing (notification) in version 2.0.2, again, this is very new and I presume there are some issues and optimizations still needed so it is basically in beta. d)No, there is no 'minimize to dock' functionality, and I cannot give you an answer as to whether Bobah will implement this feature or not. (Yes, it is a highly requested feature though) Obviously time is a critical factor since XWD nor X Windows dock (or any of the other software he has developed to my knowledge) are paid applications but instead freeware and since bobah has to work for a living he cannot drop everything in his life and cater your needs, my needs, and everyone elses needs. That being said, he does a pretty good job of developing software, and then turning right around and giving it to us free of charge. Remember, XWD is for his personal use, he just decided to share it with us, it is not ours to decided what to do with. 3. I would not classify the development stage in alpha, but its not for me to decide. I think (I could be wrong) it is in beta, however. LOL a new version was just released like 3 weeks ago or so, what do you mean you can't see any further development??? Are we talking about the same software here??? 4. No one asked you to test anything anyways, if you do not wish to use XWD then its really very simple, delete the folder you extracted from the zip file, and also delete the folder XWD in the following location: C:\Users\USER NAME\AppData\Roaming and you're done with it, forget about it, use whatever you like. No one is holding a gun next to your head! Thanks for the nonconstructive criticism
  7. Loving the update BOBAH, much appreciation for the hard work and finding the time to work on it I have noticed a couple of issues with the bouncing dock, I apologize if you are already aware of these... If you receive a message while something is in full screen mode, when you come out of full screen mode the bouncing icon is still hidden off of the screen(but you can see the icon description and part of the icon on its highest bounce. In fuller detail...if you have something running in full screen mode i.e. video playing in WMP, and a dock icon is instructed to bounce until the window is active i.e. google talk and receive a message... When the dock returns on the screen, the bouncing dock icon is still hidden and bouncing. Restarting the dock seems to be the way to restore the icon to its correct position. Also if you have the context menu (right click menu) open of an icon that starts to bounce, the menu will bounce with icon. Thanks so much!
  8. Hmm, I noticed with XWD update, after updating, it is still notifying about an update everytime it is started. No biggie, just something i noticed. Loving the drag support in the stacks Bobah, and the expose is pretty nifty too!!! Also, as you stated on the homepage, the performance looks good, and i see you took care of that issue where XWD was using 1-2% cpu constantly. Really great stuff...Cheers!
  9. Ctrl+Left click does this function already
  10. Do you have multiple monitors? If so, this is a known issue. It is believed to be fixed in the next version to be released. If you do have multiple monitors.... Disable them, start XWD, and now you should see the dock on your primary monitor. (Then, you can re-enable your other monitor(s)) If you do not have multiple monitors, please disregard this post.
  11. 1. Right click an empty part of the dock>>Preferences>>Skins (then you can cycle through the skins you have in the skins folder) 2. xwdock2.0beta\Skins
  12. Hmm, XWD still stays on the desktop for me when "clicking" on the Show desktop button, and infact the dock remains fully functional in this state... However, the dock is not there if I only "hover" the mouse over the Show desktop button. Is this not the behavior that you experience?
  13. Not to compare, I just wanted to add here that RK Launcher does have this ability... Well, this project specifically has implemented it.... />http://windowsedge.com/iVista%20Project/RKLauncher.html I dunno if that helps any, but i see its possible to do on the windows platform, but totally unsure if its possible due to the language the dock is written in or the docks core.
  14. Good to hear its functioning correctly on XP then All the programs i mentioned, repeat the same "symptom", dragging and dropping the application directly from the system32 folder onto the dock, creates a desktop link. The desktop link does nothing more than open the users desktop folder.
  15. Thought I would throw this out there, just a minor odd bug I guess. Dropping the Sticky Notes application (this is on Windows 7) into XWD 2.0 creates a nonfunctional icon(generic application icon), and when clicking on the icon it gives an error: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Sticky Notes.Ink Unspecified error Ok, so I thought, i would drag&drop the sticky notes.exe application itself into the dock... Dropping the StikyNot.exe program (located at C:\Windows\system32\) does an odd thing, instead of creating a link to the Sticky Notes application, it creates a link to the Desktop. Now, this, I'm sure is related to how Microsoft integrated the Sticky Notes application into the Desktop environment. After discovering this, I investigated a few other integrated applications... Some of which I have found having the same problem as the Sticky Notes listed above are the following: Sound Recorder Snipping Tool Connect to a Network Projector Those are all I found so far. These are most likely not applications the users of XWD would be using in their dock, so importance of this I would assume is relatively low. I just thought I would point it out, if it hasn't been brought to light yet. I would like to also take this moment to say, lets not throw every idea for a request of what we would like to see in XWD 2.0 at Bobah, he has already asked for ideas, and he has also taken things into consideration. Sure, we all have an idea or two of what we would like to see in XWD, but, these are things to implement later on. Right now, Bobah is focusing on getting the base application(the basics) working flawlessly with our PC, so lets report the bugs, do not forget, this is an early beta and we are the testers. Thanks, and lets help with XWD any way we can
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