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Thank you :rolleyes:

I understand about Mozilla and Delphi apps.

About filling menu with buttonface color - i think it's not unique solution. I hope so -_- the window with empty space is not as good as window with no menu and McBar :naughty:

And about task switching - you told that you are not just mimic Mac... :rolleyes: you try to make GUI useful...

If I can help... I'm ex-Delphi coder (my last prog in Delphi was about 3-4 years ago...) but if I can... :woot:

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One more.

An application that opens and after that open something... as you can see at the screeshot (attached) window title catched is differ from current window title. If I try to push menu item McBar redraws and I miss item want to push...

It is not critical and simple rearrange McBar "blocks" can help. I think "Menu items" than "Window title" and than the other stuff if any...

/edit/ ups, wrong attach... corrected

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Originally posted by NilColor@Mar 31 2004, 02:15 PM

And about task switching - you told that you are not just mimic Mac...  :rolleyes: you try to make GUI useful...

OK, I'm glad you don't wish to make Mac from PC by using McBar (WANT MAC - BUY MAC :rule: ). I planned to add at least one usability feature described in UIDesign, but not present in Mac GUI.

But I never thought of task switching. I keep my taskbar (slightly modded for usability) on the screen. Well, any ideas how to make task switching? (PM if you plan to get patents :))

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Maybe for the first attempt something like this (screenshot)? Of course without "Tasks" button... Applications list popups instead of system menu when window title area clicked.

And I think keeping both McBar and MS taskbar simultaneously is not really good. At least for space saving :naughty: ... But then necessity of taskbar icon/clock area arises...

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Originally posted by RIMMER@Mar 31 2004, 05:05 PM

Hiding menu: This makes a problem. For example run Acrobat Reader 4 and turn its menu invisible. Then click McBar it will re-capture Reader's menu and you'll see ... right, NOTHING! All I can offer is to hook the redraw procedure for every window and fill menu with ButtonFace color

And is it possible/good idea to keep in memory something like array of all captured menus with app handles instead of recapture it when app got focus? Then you can hide menu without problem :rolleyes: Or restore menu on activate then capture it and than hide again? (but it will be resource/time exacting process I think...)

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Originally posted by xfluffyx@Mar 30 2004, 06:51 PM

found a bug:

1) open mcbar

2) ctrl-alt-del

3) click the left side of mcbar where it should say Windows Task Manager

4) click the title bar of task manager

5) weird submenu bug can be seen!

You mean flickering popup?

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Originally posted by Enhanced@Apr 1 2004, 02:09 PM

How do you like the name Flexbar? as in Flexible?

if so..let me whip up a logo for ya and a saying.

Is it after FlexBar software for some palmtop?

I don't think McBar is "flexible" enough to have such name. But... who knows... this topic is kinda wishlist for first release, maybe I'll make my bar "flexible", whaterver it means for all of you.

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Originally posted by Enhanced@Apr 1 2004, 11:14 PM

so you like the name? yeah/no? do you want me to make a logo for that name? or keep thinking?

I think Mcbar isn't catchy enough. thats why i am pushing a new name.

No. But I'll think. Maybe your logo will inspire me to rename my project.

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Originally posted by xfluffyx@Apr 5 2004, 10:59 PM

Well, it doesn't really flicker, it resizes from small>big>small etc. really fast

Oh, I meant that.

Sometimes this bug also occures on window menus of some apps, but it happens just sometimes. And you told me a guranteed way to cause it. Many thanks! Now torturing MSDN for more functions to take control over the popups.

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Originally posted by RIMMER@Apr 20 2004, 01:36 AM

McBar has grown to v.0.0.1.33.

Download : http://www.parkerinnovations.com/~alilm/Do.../McBar00133.zip

Thanks to Alilm for hosting once again.

It's much better :naughty:

but now McBar "resizes" dropdowm menu tooo often :blink:

When a text editor was active and file menu (from McBar) was dropdown and I click a desktop... It's looks like McBar delete item from expanded menu and after that redraws it... delete-redraw... :canadian:

PS

Thank you for taskswitching :naughty: look familiar :D:D:D

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Originally posted by NilColor@Apr 21 2004, 09:15 AM

It's much better  :naughty:

but now McBar "resizes" dropdowm menu tooo often  :blink:

When a text editor was active and file menu (from McBar) was dropdown and I click a desktop... It's looks like McBar delete item from expanded menu and after that redraws it... delete-redraw...  :canadian:

PS

Thank you for taskswitching  :naughty: look familiar  :D  :D  :D

Wow,

I have to say this is coming along very nicely. I haven't tried it since the very begining and it looks good now!

Thanks for your hard work.

Bzeitler

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