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yes, please continue to work on this- this seems so far, like a solid program- considering how early in development it is.. don't let this go to the graveyard like the other countless programs..

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By the way it would be great if you would add an optional spotlight icon in the upper right for those people who may need it.

thx

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new version guys, skinning is done! this is only a preview, and following my previous patterns it will be polished up and a proper release will follow.

Preview 0.2

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-UNICODE support added (a ***** to fix so late in the game) so languages which require unicode should be support. ie. cantonese, mandarin, french characters, etc.

-skinning implemented, supports ONLY png (keep it simple) in a folder with the skin name.

-language support completely implemented, just awaiting translators assistance.

-VERY alpha preference dialog

-Custom application names, rosie now tracks EVERY program that is being run on the system and gives the option to rename it's display name.

-Added an exclude list, for program's that do not work with rosie to keep their default behaviour. (although no GUI method to modify yet)

-New bug introduced when rosie is closed, explorer crashes with no error code, and restarts instantly (VERY HARD TO DEBUG). So just don't close rosie ;)

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Thanks for the great update!However there is now a new thing bugging me a little bit:When I quit rosie and restard it it says that rosie is still running and is not able to relaunch.After I quit the app via taskmanager and relaunch it,just a white bar comes up where no bottons or other things are on.

try to solve that problem,

crucius

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for crucius: "this is only a preview, and following my previous patterns it will be polished up and a proper release will follow."

[please] try to solve your problem of not being able to read previous posts thoroughly.

keane: great job as always, keep up the good work! and, will custom font support be introduced shortly?

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version 0.2 release. is out!

I fixed the bug with explorer crashing and the bar not working.

Language support is done. Everything just needs to be further polished although I am quite happy with it's stability.

I am not saying do not give me suggestions, I still need them so that rosie can evolve. Just do not expect many new features until 0.4, because I am planning just to clean up my code, comment, and fix all the small memory leaks that exist.

0.3 will mostly be an invisble release, because all changes will be in the source code. BUT expect a new, more organized preferences dialog.

and just so i don't get repeat requests: features slated for 0.4

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Custom font support.

Better skinning engine, with support for transparency, menu position, and custom fonts.

Better recognization of custom menu's.

System Tray Applet.

Volume Applet.

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awesome.. keep 'em coming!

weird.. i'm getting a new error saying that i need msvcp71d.dll... this error hasn't showed up before.. i'll just download it somewhere and put it in the directory..

i did that, and then it requested msvcr71d.dll.. i did the same as above, and now it's running well..

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awesome.. keep 'em coming!

weird.. i'm getting a new error saying that i need msvcp71d.dll... this error hasn't showed up before.. i'll just download it somewhere and put it in the directory..

i did that, and then it requested msvcr71d.dll.. i did the same as above, and now it's running well..

Did you extract msvcp71d.dll into the Rosie bar directory, or into windowssystem? I tried both, & I keep getting that error when trying to start Rosie...

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i put it in the rosie directory

Hmm, strange. I still can't get it to work. Thanks for responding..

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Sorry about that, i forgot to set the builds to release, so it was including the debug librarys...

everything should be fixed now.

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How am I able to have acces to the taskmanager when rosie is opened? :D

thx (I really love this app)

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Click on the apple and goto -> force quit

or ctrl-alt delete?

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Hello Keane

do you have links to the new updates or upgrades on your app

or are you using the original link to hold the updates along with the original files?

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the link is in the first post of the thread.. if you read it, you would have seen that it has been updated- using the same link.. or you could have downloaded the file and seen for yourself, instead of posting a question and waiting however long to get your answer.

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I'm not sure if this problem is fixed, and I can't check because I can't download the new version 'cuz I'm at the library, but Rosie hides QuickTime's PictureView's menu, causing the program (PictureViewer) to crash. I'll download the new version when I have time.

-Ertai

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keane top notch mate,

One quick question.

How are u considering on making the spotlight applet? (To link to an external app or to do all the work by itself via indexing service maybe) thanks

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slick program man but one question, is there any way i can access the exclusion list?

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Wow, cool. One thing: in actual Windows menus, you just have to click once and then you can move the mouse along the row of options and the different menus will drop down without you having to click each one. On your finderbar, you have to click each one. Could this be changed/fixed?

Also, for Windows Explorer windows, do you think you could make it have Explorer's actual menus instead of things like "new finder window"? It may not be as authentic but it would be a lot more funtional.

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@wengleung:

Exclusion list isn't implemented in 0.2

@crazybrit4967:

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Problem with the menus automatically selecting, this is a problem I somtimes experience as well, I am not 100% sure why it's not working all the time but it won't be over looked as it is very annoying when it doesn't work.

2. Good Idea, it would be cool to have the default exlorer menu accesible like Firefox' CompactMenu or something like that

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Preview 0.2

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-Added an exclude list, for program's that do not work with rosie to keep their default behaviour. (although no GUI method to modify yet)

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at philou, doesnt it have an exclusion list? it's just that we dont have a GUI to modify? is there a way to add to the system files in .ini or something?

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Oh yes, my bad. Hm, you'll have to ask James about it, I'm just doin' the gfx ;)

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in the registry, HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareRosieExclude

create a dword value with the executable's name... eg notepad.exe and set it to 1

You might have to create the Exclude key.

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i like this program its a pretty good app but i think im going to edit it a little to fit my needs but yeah afterwards i'd say it looks as though is has great potential!

keep up the good work,

//Ice.

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It's clean. scanned w/ AntiVir , ArcaVir , Avast , AVG Antivirus , BitDefender , ClamAV , Dr.Web , F-Prot Antivirus , Fortinet , Kaspersky Anti-Virus , NOD32 , Norman Virus Control , UNA , VirusBuster and VBA32.

Result: found nothing

safe3wt.th.png

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Anybody else have a problem with windows media player and rosie? When i brought WMP to the front my whole computer froze and there was jibberish in the rosie bar. Can anyone help with this? I have no screenie because my comp crashed when it happened.

Great program by the way minus this one instance.

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