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  • "Of The Bay"

    This is the final public version of my GDImage Dock Bar project.

    You can try it there

    Screen shot:
    Patrice Terrier
    www.zapsolution.com
    www.objreader.com
    Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

  • #2
    He does it again

    Hi Patrice,

    Really nice work. What's the plan for the "private" version. Differences? Price? You know, the really unimportant stuff
    Regards,
    Marc

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    • #3
      What's the plan for the "private" version. Differences? Price? You know, the really unimportant stuff
      Marc,

      Thank you for the compliment.

      To answer you, there is not realy a private version, except if you buy GDImage Pro, then you will be able to customize the source code.

      There are already many utilities like this over the Net, and the most wellknown is "RocketDock", however it uses twice more CPU %, and doesn't hide existing shorcuts automaticaly.

      For those curious about the name i have used, then remember the Otis Redding's Sitting on the Dock of The Bay!
      Thanks to jcfuller for correcting my mistake.


      ...
      Last edited by Patrice Terrier; 1 Nov 2008, 12:51 PM. Reason: Otis Redding
      Patrice Terrier
      www.zapsolution.com
      www.objreader.com
      Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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      • #4
        Platters song?

        I thought it was a reference to: Otis Redding's Sitting on the Dock of The Bay!
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzrXc68gNjQ

        James

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        • #5
          James

          Yep, that is correct (it was my mistake)
          Last edited by Patrice Terrier; 1 Nov 2008, 12:48 PM.
          Patrice Terrier
          www.zapsolution.com
          www.objreader.com
          Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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          • #6
            New version 1.10

            The ZIP file has been updated to version 1.10 (see first post of this thread)

            Several new icon frames and backgrounds with some more subtile changes.

            ...
            Patrice Terrier
            www.zapsolution.com
            www.objreader.com
            Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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            • #7
              Beautyfull

              Hello,

              it looks great, bravo !

              One suggestion:

              could you add this: when one pass the mouse cursor over the left or the right you scroll automaticaly the icons to left or right accordingly ?

              Or when the mouse button stay clicked, the scroll goes on . . .

              All of that to not to have to click so many times to see the icon needed to be clicked !

              Thank's

              Dominique
              Dominique

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              • #8
                Dominique,

                Perhaps with smooth scrolling, let me think of it ...
                Patrice Terrier
                www.zapsolution.com
                www.objreader.com
                Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                • #9
                  I heard you!

                  Petr, Dominique,

                  I heard you!

                  Here is "Of The Bay" version 1.20, with drag and drop and smooth scrolling.

                  • Drag and drop
                    Now you can start BassBox and MovieBox just as you did with the standard desktop icon.
                  • Smooth scrolling
                    Starts when the mouse hover either the left or right arrow, if you click on the arrow you scroll the content either from the start or to the end.


                  The new zip file is available from the link in the first post of this thread.

                  ...
                  Patrice Terrier
                  www.zapsolution.com
                  www.objreader.com
                  Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                  • #10
                    Great

                    Thank's

                    it works great on vista.

                    Dominique
                    Dominique

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                    • #11
                      OTB has been updated to version 1.20

                      "OfTheBay" has been updated with some new subtle theme like this very diaphane glass one:




                      The lattest public version is there
                      Patrice Terrier
                      www.zapsolution.com
                      www.objreader.com
                      Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                      • #12
                        Patrice, this is really beautiful! However, it doesn't seem to work with group (folder) shortcuts. That is, they disappear from the desktop, but they don't show up on the bar. This is preventing me from using it. XP pro, SP3.
                        - LJ

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                        • #13
                          Sorry, but i don't know what a "group (folder) shortcuts" means/is
                          Patrice Terrier
                          www.zapsolution.com
                          www.objreader.com
                          Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                          • #14
                            It means that the "Desktop" folder has sub-folders. The names of these folders appear on the desktop as shortcuts (they show as folder icons unless another icon is assigned to them). When the folder shortcut is clicked, an explorer window opens up to show shortcuts contained in the sub-folder (kinda like Windows 3.1 used to be organized).

                            I started organizing my desktop like this when the number of desktop shortcuts go out of hand. It helps to have the shortcuts arranged in categories also - I can find them quicker.
                            - LJ

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                            • #15
                              the "Desktop" folder has sub-folders
                              If you look at the project source code (José Roca's forum) then you will understand why i can't detect this case yet.

                              But you can ask "OfTheBay" to show the shorcuts instead of hidding them.
                              See in the popup contextual menu options.

                              Added:
                              will think of it ...
                              Last edited by Patrice Terrier; 9 Nov 2008, 06:24 AM. Reason: will think of it
                              Patrice Terrier
                              www.zapsolution.com
                              www.objreader.com
                              Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                              • #16
                                Thanks Patrice. I only mentioned it in case you didn't know. It's not that important - the scheme I have adopted on the desktop is more appropriate to the 'Programs' menu anyway - only the more frequently used items should be directly on the desktop (or on OTB) . It's a wonderful piece of work - thanks for sharing it with us.
                                - LJ

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                                • #17
                                  Laurence

                                  I did it, and i have updated the zip file, thank you for the feedback.

                                  ...
                                  Patrice Terrier
                                  www.zapsolution.com
                                  www.objreader.com
                                  Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                                  • #18
                                    Wow, this looks really cool and runs pretty well. Only enhancements I'd see is making the Open Dialog for background and icon frame open centered to Desktop and not to the bar. A 10 pixel snap to effect when moving it would be cool too.
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                                    • #19
                                      updated to version 1.22

                                      A 10 pixel snap to effect when moving it would be cool too
                                      Sorry, but i do not understand what you mean there?



                                      By the way "Of The Bay" has been updated to version 1.22.

                                      - I have added special "text contrast" to increase readability while hover a white background.

                                      ...
                                      Patrice Terrier
                                      www.zapsolution.com
                                      www.objreader.com
                                      Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                                      • #20
                                        A Basic Snap To Effect. I have code somewhere at home to use I'll post if you need it. If I recall it used 10 pixel as the jump point (Within 10 pixels and it snaps to edge of screen/taskbar, or if you move more than 10 pixels again you can move it again from the snap to point, etc.) Just a reference, any other number that works well can be used.
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