SD LaunchBar 4.0 for XP
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SD LaunchBar 4.0 for XP

Updated Dec 18, 2007 by Vad_M


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Rednose
Comment #1 Saturday, April 08, 2006 7:55 AM
Excellant application. Thanks!
Vad_M
Comment #2 Sunday, April 09, 2006 4:49 PM
Hi friends,

Big Thanks for your comments.

Today I have solved majority of remained problems with LaunchBar adaptation for English Windows XP. All functions are works very quickly and correctly. Now you'll be able not only to create and modify any Shortcuts but to change their positions inwardly the Floating Bars also.

The last little problem is the auto hide of LaunchBar when Left or Right mouse buttons are pressing on the desktop (outside of device borders). Please wait one day while I'll solve it, will test this and send here. Hope it will be very useful tools for Windows XP users.

To jlaj1989: Alas I could not save this device as a widget because it works correctly only as a gadget. The scripts of LaunchBar Buttons are much complex than in SD Shortcuts (because there are not the examples). However you'll can edit some variables in the *.ini file.

LaunchBar temporary directory is:
"C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Stardock\LaunchBar"

Launch data is: "Launch32|program|DirectX|C:\WINDOWS\system32\dxdiag.exe|C:\Documents and Settings\Vadim\Local Settings\Application Data\Stardock\LaunchBar\Icons\dxdiag.ico" where:
"Launch32" - Shortcut ID (don't change it manually)
"program" - type of Shortcut (don't change it manually)
"DirectX" - name of Shortcut (possible to change)
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\dxdiag.exe" - path to file or folder (possible to change)
"C:\Documents and Settings\Vadim\Local Settings\Application Data\Stardock\LaunchBar\Icons\dxdiag.ico" - Shortcut Icon ID (don't change it manually).

Best Regards.

P.S. The color changer is already added.
jlaj1989
Comment #3 Sunday, April 09, 2006 4:55 PM
Ok Thank You Cant wait till the new one.
bubf
Comment #4 Monday, April 10, 2006 12:22 AM
Is this a free gadget? Or, is it a 30 day trial?
jlaj1989
Comment #5 Tuesday, April 11, 2006 5:52 AM
I guess i was wrong no it dosent work. I have autorun turned on and when i shut down my computer and turn it back on the icon loads but the gadget dosent. I dont know whats going on but it makes me mad. I ran everything from this. Help Me
Vad_M
Comment #6 Tuesday, April 11, 2006 9:00 AM
For Mr jlaj1989:

This is much interesting. Nearly one hour I tried to get such result but have not got nothing...

So it's need find the "launchbar.set" file in the work folder to open it with notepad and edit two lines:

Level|above
Freeze|freeze.

Then restart the gadget. If it will not help you need delete this file and restart gadget.

Best Regards.

P.S. It seems me that you'll find a new version of LaunchBar in your mail box Tonight.
jlaj1989
Comment #7 Sunday, April 16, 2006 7:21 AM
I still have a little problem with this. When i rename a tab, and shutdown my computer or close the launchbar. It will change the name back to the default names. Very Cool Again
Vad_M
Comment #8 Sunday, April 16, 2006 8:08 AM
For Mr jlaj1989:

Big Thanks, Jerry! I have found it!!!!! LaunchBar scripts are very complex and consist of a thousands lines. As a result my eyes don't see all bugs. So I have forgotten to change "rename" command in English version...

Certain that together we will force this thing to work OK beyond all doubt.

Wait a several minutes for update please.
glowdarkly
Comment #9 Sunday, April 16, 2006 8:16 AM
Finally! The 2.05 version with the color changer is wonderful,thank you so much,it even remembered the settings from theoriginal version.You are the best Vad
jlaj1989
Comment #10 Sunday, April 23, 2006 6:36 AM
Yep No Problem. Its the least i could do for you making all these cool gadgets. The most lines of code in my widgets are like 100. Is this the final or will there be final in the future. Very Cool .....Again Your Access Level needs to be upgraded to this:

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Vad_M
Comment #11 Sunday, April 23, 2006 8:53 AM
For Mr jlaj1989:

Hm... Honestly I have not understood hitherto what means all of these levels, for what they need and who assigns their. May be it's necessary to have a GREEN CARD for this? (little joke)

So this is don't care for me what "honorific" will be appended to the front of my name. It is much important if widgets and gadgets which I have done will work without serious errors. A single what I wanted after reading of given text fragment: "skin is automatically made available upon uploading" . This is really, really COOL!

Why? Because the Wincustomize administrators begun to work so slowly in recently that I have time to make the several updates or some novelty while they make available the running version of widget. As a result people will be able to download it not earlier than after 1,5 - 2 weeks. This problem is much distress me and very obstructs my work.

Some words about LaunchBar. This is not a final version because it works not more than of 80% from which can do my Russian Interface... The next version will come much quickly when I'll finish SD Weather.

P.S. Apropos I am Apprentice already (thanks Jafo) so you can congratulate me. So I try to justify this high confidence which rendered for me.
glowdarkly
Comment #12 Sunday, April 23, 2006 1:25 PM
They FINALLY posted the latest version, and its wonderful I cant thank you enough
BobW
Comment #13 Sunday, April 23, 2006 7:20 PM
Just gave this a try for the first time and it looks great.

Wishlist:
To be able to move the sections horizontally like moving the files within sections
Drag and Drop files onto sections to add them automatically
jlaj1989
Comment #14 Monday, April 24, 2006 6:12 AM
Drag and Drop files onto sections to add them automatically
That would be kinda cool. I have a quick question. Will there ever be a SD Email Checker. Thats the only thing you havent made yet.
Vad_M
Comment #15 Monday, April 24, 2006 6:52 AM
Hi Friends,

Drag and Drop function? I will do this without fall. For files, programs, folders etc... This is very simply but I did not think that given option can be necessary for whomever.

E-mail checker? When I'll find the reliable way to read and add all e-mail accounts to the widget automatically (without our direct participation), I'll make this. I have the several interesting ideas about this.

Best Wishes.
jlaj1989
Comment #16 Monday, April 24, 2006 7:58 AM
ok thanks
RomanDA
Comment #17 Monday, April 24, 2006 3:23 PM
Vad,

I have also had the problem of once its been loaded and run, and i reboot, it loads but i cant find it on the bottom of the screen. One issue is i run a laptop in multiple locations, docking station (1600x1400), home (1400x1200) etc..
I agree with the idea of the drag-drop, would make it a lot faster and easier.

Also.. some ideas.

1. Clock on the bar somewhere/maybe with a button you could click to slide out a calendar.
2. system tray area that shows whats running in the tray
3. maybe a area to show whats loaded and running (like the task bar)
4. ability to "resize" the slide out areas width and posibly the buttons themselves.

Im sure there are more things, this is REALLY great. I love how you made the shortcuts work, its really a great thing.
You have an amazing ability with DX... can you download your brain to me please?????

Vad_M
Comment #18 Monday, April 24, 2006 5:48 PM
For RomanDA:

I am very sorry that can't adjust LaunchBar for use on a computers with two monitors yet. My system uses a single monitor.

Your ideas and offers are very useful and interesting. I'll try to add all of their to the next version of LaunchBar.

You want to download my brian? No problems. How I can help you?
richardcfo
Comment #19 Tuesday, July 04, 2006 9:22 PM
I just installed the launchbar. I really love this as it clears my desktop. I do have several issues I would like to ask you:

1. The "restart" tab does not work under the "System Control tab"
2. I sometimes get errors that say the shortcuts are invalid when I click anywhere in the launchbar.
3. If I freeze the panes, do I have to then resize programs such as Excel & Word? The panes block the "X" exit tab on the right hand of the application when the launchbar is docked on top of the desktop.
4. Can the main tabs be moved as far as the order is concerned? I am referring to the tabs such as "System Control" and "System Utilities"; not the programs within the tabs.

Thanks in advance. I would love to continue to use this program if I can get some of these minor issues ironed out.

Best regards,

richardcfo
Comment #20 Monday, July 10, 2006 2:15 PM
To Vad_M:

Please reference comment #36. It has been six days since I posted these questions without a response. If you want people to use your widget, which I still think is an excellent creation and one of the best ones I have seen, then have the common courtesy to reply so I may use it properly. That is called basic sales and marketing 101.

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