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RocketDock 1.3.0 Final Released


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Hey everyone, just a heads-up that RocketDock 1.3.0 Final has been released:

Get it here.

A video of it in action (link from Punk Software's site):

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/403972/rocketdock_1_3_0_final/

Features:

* Minimize windows to the dock

* Real-time window previews in Vista

* Running application indicators

* Simple drag-n-drop interface

* Multi-monitor support

* Supports alpha-blended PNG and ICO icons

* Icons zoom and transition smoothly

* Auto-hide and Popup on mouse over

* Positioning and layering options

* Fully customizable

* Completely Portable

* ObjectDock Docklet support

* Compatible with MobyDock, ObjectDock, RK Launcher, and Y'z Dock skins

* Runs great on slower computers

* Unicode compliant

* Supports many languages and can easily be translated

* A friendly user base :)

* And best of all... its FREE

RocketDock Changelog [1.3.0]

* Added "Minimize windows to Dock" (with realtime previews under Vista with Desktop Composition enabled)

* Added ability to store all settings in "Settings.ini" (for portability)

* Added Icon Activation FX options

* Added Hover Effect option

* Added Icon Opacity option

* Added Zoom Opaque option (Fades Icon Opacity to 100% when zooming)

* Added Zoom "Plateau" mode (like "Bubble" only flat at the peak)

* Added the ability to set a negative Edget Offset (down to -15px)

* Added Popup on Mouseover Delay option

* Added Behavior Settings area

* Added ability to have multiple custom icon folders

* Added ability to browse executable files as "folders" for icon resources

* Added support for Vista icon resources

* Improved Icon Transitions

* Added "Running Task Indicators"

* Added "Open Existing Application Instance"

* Added a simple Clock Docklet

* Changed Recycle Bin Icons to have 2 states

* Added a hot key to toggle RocketDock visibility (CTRL+ALT+R)

* Fixed multi-monitor issue with RD forgetting your setting when connecting/disconnecting monitors (or using Remote Desktop).

* Fixed Icons adding to the end of the dock.

* Fixed many window layering issues (Icons and Labels)

* Fixed Vista UAC awareness issue

* Icons now maintain image size ratio

* Improved icon resource support

* Fixed Thread/Handle leak

* Fixed Icon Settings crashing in the System32 directory

* Fixed icons being reloaded when canceling the Dock Settings window

* Lock Icons now prevents you from dragging in new icons, but allows you to drag onto other icons.

* Fixed Docklets forgetting their icon image

* Fixed special shortcuts loading incorrectly (My Computer, iTunes, Office)

* Fixed Icon / Separator shifting glitch affecting "pixel-perfect" skins

* Changed Separator spacing to 1/2 that of a normal icon.

* Fixed random Icons not sliding (usually after pressing cancel in the Dock Settings window)

* Fixed AutoHide working while in Settings windows.

* Fixed crashing when right-clicking on the context menu. Right clicking is now functional as well.

* Fixed relative paths not executing properly.

* Ported hooks to C++ and merged into a single dll (RocketDock.dll)

* Added German and French documentation

* Optimized bubble algo and label rendering...

* Minor bug fixes that I can't remember :)

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this is great work! and it also minimize Firefox windows :P

edit: only one thing I find annoying: "AutoHide Delay" is used for both the show and hide actions. So if I want RocketDock to linger on the screen for 2 second after I've used it, I also have to wait for 2 seconds before using it... :|

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Does Rocketdock do the following?

1) Allow you to drag a file onto a dock object and open the file with the program associated with that object? Example: Drag a .doc file onto a dock object that is a shortcut for MS Word and Word will open displaying the .doc file.

2) Allow you to have a dock object that points to a folder and then either left-click-hold (or some other method) show a popup menu of the objects contained in that folder and be able to select one, without having to open the folder object?

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Live previews in the dock look pretty sweet. Too bad this feature can't be implemented in XP.

The earlier version of Opera used to do that on the tabs (under Win XP) the latest version lacks this feature for some mysterious version, but appearently it's definitally possible under XP for browsers, so why shouldn't it be for a Dock???.

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...but appearently it's definitally possible under XP for browsers, so why shouldn't it be for a Dock???.
for a neverending list of reasons you probably don't know. Just think about this: if Opera is able to preview its own content, does that mean that a dock should be able to preview the content of every other application running ? :-|
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for a neverending list of reasons you probably don't know. Just think about this: if Opera is able to preview its own content, does that mean that a dock should be able to preview the content of every other application running ? :-|

Granted, I'm a n00b at the technical aspects.

If you say this is impossible, I take you for your word on it.

Appearently this feat is only possible for Vista?

Stil it's quite a capable dock, with all compatability to the other docks included.

One thing I do not know for sure. It boasts that it runs great on slower pc's.

Can anyone confirm? For instance, does it run smooth on a pentium 3 or a k6-2 system running XP?

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