Bugs in ObjectDock

Tell me, show me.

Thursday, June 25, 2009 by messiah1 | Discussion: ObjectDock

As a faithful follower of Brother Jeff's Baby, ObjectDock is my mostest favorite SD program that sits on my PC.  I've noticed a few bugs along the way but at 1.9, how I use it, I've not had any real problems other than when I switch a WindowBlind I notice sometimes (not all the time) that the icons disappear or appear behind the dock.  A simple mouseover brings them back to the front.

 

However, I troll the ObjectDock forums quite a bit and two of the posts I keep tabs on have a bunch of people saying that it's buggy as hell and that they can't understand why SD hasn't fixed it yet.  Now I understand that OD doesn't work right in Vista 64 bit and that's been acknowledged by SD.  My question here is, what else have users experienced that they consider a bug.

 

I don't want to see something that you wish OD could do as in a feature request, if that's what you have, read through this post https://forums.wincustomize.com/167382 and if it isn't already there, post it.  I'm only looking for things that you consider a bug.  If you can, post a screenshot of the issue here with your bug.

 

My motivation for this is purely selfish, I'm a selfish guy.  I want to see what people are experiencing, and who knows, maybe this post will get the attention that my other post (link above) has.  I know Brother Jeff checks that one as well as a striped quad legged animal who happens to work at SD (lucky bastard) and can move things along to the Annointed One if he doesn't happen to stop in.  So...show me your bugs.

 

*EDIT- If you could, post what OS you are using.  ex. Vista Ultimate 64 bit

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LyLerK
Reply #21 Saturday, July 11, 2009 3:51 PM

Hewwo Stardawk. Fix the pwoblems welated to vista. maybe in kiddie voice you heaw me!

 

I regret giving you my money as a 64-bit vista user because your software is so strictly geared towards working on XP.  Either I overestimated your companies abilities or you underdelivered this generation (vista, 64 bit).  Either way, expect more and more current customers to begin using alternative software which is not afraid to vencture into the ineveitable future of software including operating systems other than 32-bit XP.  If this occurs, you will lose the most important aspect of your company which is your extremely talented user community.

 

Any replies to me can select the appropriate response from the list below.

 

A ): [expletive] impulse!

B ): [expletive] XP!

C ): [expletive] stardock!

D ): [expletive] you!

E ): [expletive] this site that [expletive]ing blocks firefox from automatically [expletive]ing spellchecking!

messiah1
Reply #22 Saturday, July 11, 2009 5:34 PM

Hewwo Stardawk. Fix the pwoblems welated to vista. maybe in kiddie voice you heaw me!

 

This thread is for showing your problems, not bitching about something that has been bitched about to death.  Move along, there's nothing to see here.

inc0gnito
Reply #23 Friday, July 17, 2009 7:35 AM

Spotted another issue today while changing an icon for one of my docklets. Here are the steps:

1. Right-click on a docklet. Click "Dock entry properties..."

2. Click "Change Image" and then "Browse for an image..."

3. I clicked on "Recent Places" in the "Favourite Links" menu on the left side and double-clicked on a link to a folder in which my docklet image is.

Instead of taking me to that folder, the icon of that folder was passed to OD and that replaced the previous image. Clearly that's not the correct behaviour and I hope that it will be rectified in the next update to OD+.

messiah1
Reply #24 Saturday, July 18, 2009 5:06 PM

inc0gnito, has that happened before?  Did you try that with another docklet?

inc0gnito
Reply #25 Saturday, July 18, 2009 6:56 PM

messiah1
inc0gnito, has that happened before?  Did you try that with another docklet?
Yes, it has happened before and I did try it with another docklet and got the same result.

bk13GarbageMan
Reply #26 Saturday, July 18, 2009 10:21 PM

messiah1
Reply #27 Saturday, July 18, 2009 11:11 PM

oh you bastage...

bk13GarbageMan
Reply #28 Saturday, July 18, 2009 11:27 PM

bbiggs71189
Reply #29 Sunday, July 19, 2009 10:35 PM

Hey, I have had a problem that has made me just shut down object dock.  I have the full version but I am having an issue with it and Mozilla.  When I have more than one tab in Mozilla, Object dock won't allow me to click on the tabs because wherever I right click the object dock menu appears.  Really bums me out because I was really excited when I first saw objectdock.

 

Vista 32bit

messiah1
Reply #30 Monday, July 20, 2009 7:47 AM

bbiggs, so we're talking about right-clicking on tabs in the mozilla browser?  Do you have any hotspots set-up for ObjectDock?  I'm not sure of any issues between OD and Mozilla but that isn't to say there aren't any.  Did you open a ticket with Stardock Support on this?  If not, I would.  I think it's support@stardock.com (someone correct me if I'm wrong)

DrJBHL
Reply #31 Monday, July 20, 2009 8:01 AM

lol Fred!

messiah1
Reply #32 Monday, July 20, 2009 8:56 AM

lol Fred!

That's "Fred".

bbiggs71189
Reply #33 Monday, July 20, 2009 7:46 PM

Can you explain what the purpose of hotspots is?  I see it in the properties box.  It isn't necessarily a problem with Mozilla.  I have a tabbed dock on the bottom of the screen and the right side scrolling dock.  On the left side....I can't click on anything with the left mouse button and when I do click on the right button it comes up with the objectdock menu.  It seems to go over all the tabs in Mozilla and then anything on the left of the screen eventhough I don't have a dock over there.

messiah1
Reply #34 Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7:02 AM

Can you explain what the purpose of hotspots is?

You can set up hotspots on your screen so if you have a dock hiding off screen when not in use, you move your cursor to the edge of the screen (corner's or middle) and the dock pops up.  You can even have the dock on the left of the screen, but the hotspot on the right.  It's pretty handy.  The dock is available if you want it, even when a screen is maximized.

 

I don't think hotspots can be used with the freeware version of OD though, only the Plus version.

pfschwartz
Reply #35 Tuesday, July 21, 2009 12:46 PM

My setup is

1) two screens, the smaller extension on the left

2) main dock on right w/ space reserved

3) tabbed bar on top

4) Vista

What happen occassionally is that the tabbed renders underneath other windows and to get the tabs back I click on show the desktop to hide everything and then click on it again to get everything back.  That solves the tabbed bar problem.  However any window that was  maximized on the left monitor now stretchs offscreen.  The only way to resize it correctly is to uncheck the space reserved check box and then recheck it.

messiah1
Reply #36 Tuesday, July 21, 2009 2:49 PM

What happen occassionally is that the tabbed renders underneath other windows and to get the tabs back I click on show the desktop to hide everything and then click on it again to get everything back. That solves the tabbed bar problem. However any window that was maximized on the left monitor now stretchs offscreen. The only way to resize it correctly is to uncheck the space reserved check box and then recheck it.

That's why I don't use the reserve edge of screen function.  Got too annoying for me.  What is the reason for always wanting to have the dock visible?  Try setting up hotspots.  Then when you need it on top of a window, just move the mouse to your hotspot and the dock will show up...

inc0gnito
Reply #37 Saturday, July 25, 2009 7:59 PM

It was mentioned in another thread, so I'll just link to it here. It's a bug with not being able to focus on Skype stuff. More info: https://forums.stardock.com/338912

Mirsguy
Reply #38 Saturday, July 25, 2009 9:35 PM

Don't know if this is a bug; definitely not one like "Fred's" anyway.

I tend to stay away from flyout menus, for the most part, because they tend to slow down on me a lot. I usually like the stacks docklet better anyway.

messiah1
Reply #39 Monday, July 27, 2009 7:33 AM

inc0gnito
It was mentioned in another thread, so I'll just link to it here. It's a bug with not being able to focus on Skype stuff. More info: https://forums.stardock.com/338912

In response to that from same thread:

This is now a known issue with restoring Skype from the sytem tray icon in Objectdock.  The developers have been informed of the issue.  At this time, the only work around is to restore skype from the System Tray in the Windows Taskbar, or simply minimize it to the taskbar rather than closing it and restoring from the tray icon.

 

And:

DigitalDodd
I think I've found a workaround that I can live with.  In Skype 4.0, go to Tools/Options/Advanced/Hotkeys and set a hotkey for 'Focus Skype'.  I assigned Ctrl-Y.  Now when I close Skype to the OD system tray, I can bring it back up with the hotkey and it is functioning properly.  I just have to remember to use the hotkey instead of double clicking the system tray icon.

Which seems like a good workaround for the time being...

inc0gnito
Reply #40 Monday, July 27, 2009 11:16 AM

Yes, I was aware of the acknowledgement and the workaround, but just wanted to add it to the bunch.

P.S. It would be nice of the SD chaps to drop in now and then and post a couple of lines about which bugs will be given a priority and update us on the development. After so long since 1.9, you can't blame people for being eager.

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