Dragon Desktop
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Dragon Desktop

Updated Jul 13, 2005 by MountainDragon

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Nail Z Bunny
Comment #1 Saturday, July 16, 2005 2:27 PM
I like it.
Comment #2 Saturday, July 16, 2005 4:22 PM
how do i go about applying this theme? im new to this
Comment #3 Saturday, July 16, 2005 7:39 PM
Simply Steller As good as an old favorite guitar with a new set of strings
Comment #4 Sunday, July 17, 2005 8:44 PM
NZB - Thanks
sc0obizzle - The download should result in a .DxTheme file. You should be able to double-click on it and it will be opened with DesktopX, if you have it. If you don't, then go here:Link

snarph - That's high praise! (I know exactly what you mean )
Firedogs Ron Son Jose
Comment #5 Monday, July 18, 2005 8:18 PM
Norton throws up Malicious Script. Why do you think this is happening?
Comment #6 Monday, July 18, 2005 10:58 PM
FR&SJ - Not sure - don't use Norton myself, but it could be the mail checker script? Is there a way you can tell Norton to ignore DesktopX scripts?
Comment #7 Monday, July 18, 2005 10:59 PM
glowster - It could happen, not sure when I will have time, though.
Comment #8 Tuesday, July 19, 2005 3:00 AM
The bottom bar keeps jumping to the top of the screen and all the controls on the left side (of the bottom bar) then disappear. Makes it unuseable for me which is a real shame because it looks like it could be a genuinely useful desktop.
Comment #9 Tuesday, July 19, 2005 6:40 AM
Very well done. Thanks!
Comment #10 Tuesday, July 19, 2005 9:01 AM
wow nixw job
Comment #11 Tuesday, July 19, 2005 9:01 AM
wow nixw job
Firedogs Ron Son Jose
Comment #12 Tuesday, July 19, 2005 10:54 AM
MountainDragon, yes the ability to do so is within Norton. I had to authorize in-full a year ago the K-Dock. My concern here with this DX theme is that it is the first for you {"My first complete DX theme, finally (hopefully) ready for public release."}
and I wanted to set-aside any worry. I went ahead and authorized it. I very much like the Taskbar and have one question so far. What happens to the XP Taskbar? I ask this because we use WorldFlash Ticker which operates (positioned) above the XP Taskbar, and in this case using your theme it still remains positioned as such, but below it of course is empty space where the XP Taskbar would normally be. Am I correct that the XP Taskbar is there...but hidden?

I see in your screen shot your Taskbar at the bottom where the XP Taskbar would normally be; including all other WindowBlinds we have used over the years. Our settings are 1600 by 1200. Interestingly, your Taskbar positioned at the "top" or "bottom" is shorter in length from left to right.
Comment #13 Tuesday, July 19, 2005 11:07 AM
FR&SJ - There is an option in DesktopX configuration (at least in builder mode, not sure about client) to hide the XP taskbar. The theme has this option set on. If you wanted to bring it back you could - however, the bottom bar would probably have to go, as it wasn't really made to co-exist. As to your concern with this being my first theme, it is, but I have been developing software for a living for twenty years.
Comment #14 Tuesday, July 19, 2005 11:12 AM
Stig2K - I've noticed that bottom bar jump up thing a few times, and at this point I haven't been able to locate the cause - for me it has only happened on loading the theme. The work-around is to press the Dock button on the bottom bar and move the mouse off of it. It will reposition itself and should be alright after that. I don't know about the controls disappearing. Sometimes DX is still loading and you click on a control and nothing happens so you move the mouse, but when DX comes back it sees it as a "click-drag-drop" action, and you end up moving something you didn't intend to. The controls are contained by the bar, so when they move off of it, they are invisible. I should probably do an update with all the buttons movement disabled. Let me know if you need more ...
Firedogs Ron Son Jose
Comment #15 Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:59 PM
Thanks MountainDragon! Your tenure in software (mentioned by others) is why we went ahead and downloaded and installed last night. I understand the Taskbar information. But, what do you think is happening with your Taskbar not being placed from left to right...like all Taskbars we've had do? This may help: Your Wallpaper and apparently "frame" (for lack of appropriate word) seem to be within our screen. In other words; say about two (2) inches in from top, bottom, left, and right.
Comment #16 Tuesday, July 19, 2005 4:02 PM
FR&SJ - What screen resolution are you running at? The theme is currently only set up for 1280 x 1024. It sounds like you are running something higher, like 1600 x 1200? I could do some tweaking of the bottom bar to make it work better if that is the case, and a new larger image file would fix the frame and the wall. Do the other objects work okay?
Mark Milliman
Comment #17 Thursday, July 21, 2005 5:09 PM
Great theme! It is very useful and easy to customize. I have made my tweaks and will enjoy using it for a long time. There is just one thing that I would like to customize. It's the media player. I would prefer to use RealPlayer or iTunes instead of WMP. I know that there is no API for RealPlayer so I'll use iTunes. You have scripted the buttons. Any suggestions on how to change them and the other controls to use iTunes instead of WMP? I am not a DX3 expert although I can modify scripts and objects without any trouble. Give me a nudge and I'll make the appropriate changes.

Comment #18 Thursday, July 21, 2005 5:23 PM
Mark - Actually, I based the media player on the work of Tiggz, in his K-Media widget. I liked the way he handled playlist selection, versus the method used in most DX Player based widgets. The trade-off was that he used an Active-X MS-Media player control as the basis, and as such would require it to be pretty much rebuild completely to do what you want. I will possbily do a media player that works with the theme that uses the more generic DX Player, but it could be a while. In the meantime, I would suggest that you either just use it as is, or remove it from the theme and download another player widget that works the way you want. (To remove it, just right-click on the player and select Remove (or Delete if you are in Builder Mode) and select Yes to the question about related objects.)
Mark Milliman
Comment #19 Thursday, July 21, 2005 5:30 PM
I began modifying the widget but you have too much coded to just easily port to DXPlayer. Your auto hide feature makes the mods non trivial. I would forgo auto hide but I find it too valuable. So I will most likely not use it until you have time to make the changes. I suppose I could hack the script if I could figure out how to subsititute iTunes for WMP.

Comment #20 Friday, July 22, 2005 4:02 AM
Exceptional Desktop Theme . Great Work

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