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Updated Jul 28, 2007 by RomanDA


TYCUS
Comment #1 Saturday, July 28, 2007 7:51 PM
budy..., u have to check this..., i click to hide and yes.., it hide everything(also explorer), and i double clic it and i get nothing back..., dude  
RomanDA
Comment #2 Saturday, July 28, 2007 8:02 PM
working here.. on XP, im sure it wont work on anything else.

CLICK once to hide
CLICK once to show

dont double-click. It takes a few seconds for it to finish.
RomanDA
Comment #3 Saturday, July 28, 2007 8:24 PM
It did that here for me, when i had internet explorer up and working, but i never use IE, i use firefox.. will play some more and see what is going on.

OK, think i figured this out.. let me upload a V1.01 - also fixed a few other little things.
sViz
Comment #4 Saturday, July 28, 2007 8:32 PM
Nice.   

I only wish it didn't close my explorer window.
TYCUS
Comment #5 Saturday, July 28, 2007 10:14 PM
ah! good, now it works   
Fairyy~
Comment #6 Sunday, July 29, 2007 10:52 AM
I couldnt get it to show the icons..explorer kept closing and at one point I had to reactivate my active desktop..everything disappeared. I thought this would be helpful for me because I use Stardocks RightClick Menu program that replaces your normal RC..I wonder if it conflicts with the program ?
Using XP Home edition.
bilbo1930
Comment #7 Sunday, July 29, 2007 1:23 PM
Hey David nice, but this close my exproler.exe.
When click more, close again.. ( exproler.exe restart)
Im on vista, and never use icons on my desk, just try this.
Good idea indeed..
RomanDA
Comment #8 Sunday, July 29, 2007 1:52 PM
Lets say this..

Its works 100% of the time on my computer, I'm not running anything "special" I'm running XP, WindowBlinds 5, and thats about it. I NEVER use IE, i use FF, so for me it works, beyond that, i have no idea. I have no way to test it with every possible setup. Thats why i made it a widget, load DX, and take it apart to see if you can see what is causing the problems.

It VERY possible that it will mess up with other programs running, and i am 100% sure it will mess up on Vista as vista works totally different.

If I was running Vista i would only run things that have "TEST FOR VISTA" on it, as i can not tell you what will happen if you run this on vista. They changed so much that simple things that worked on XP do nothing on Vista.

Any time you mess with wmi and other low level code there is potential for problems and things that will work only on a select group of pc's IE, the CPU Temp, and This.

That said.. please feel free to try it, take it apart, play with it, modify it, blow it up, whatever. LOL

This is why most people stay with the nice weather widgets and clocks, because there is no 100% perfect way to do things that i can guarantee will work everywhere. So, that is why i dont like to release some of these widgets, it seems the more i try to stretch Dx's abilities, the more they break.

If someone knows a better way to do this (i looked for 5 hrs yesterday to try and see what is out there) please let me know.
bilbo1930
Comment #9 Sunday, July 29, 2007 2:08 PM
hmm...
David! You are one of 2-3 better dx coder.
We people just learn from you.
Always glad if you released any dx stuff.
Yep vista little chaotic with dx at times.
Im reboot, boot my xp, to heap my desk with icons and work fine.
Thanks
RomanDA
Comment #10 Sunday, July 29, 2007 3:26 PM
Thanks bilbo.... I love to try new things, it just sucks that they dont always work...... but at least you can look to see what i did, and maybe someone will figure it out.
FlaK_MoNKeY
Comment #11 Wednesday, August 01, 2007 10:03 AM
um big problem. my desktop icons will not come back... even after a reboot. not happy
RomanDA
Comment #12 Wednesday, August 01, 2007 11:03 AM
RIGHT-CLICK on your desktop, click "ARRANGE ICONS BY" then "SHOW DESKTOP ICONS"
georgesantos
Comment #13 Saturday, August 18, 2007 3:06 PM
Dont Work with Windows Vista
georgesantos
Comment #14 Saturday, August 18, 2007 3:07 PM
Dont Work with Windows Vista

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