Thank You for 2.0!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 by Mirsguy | Discussion: ObjectDock

I for one wish to thank Brad, Jeff and whoever else was involved in getting ObjectDock 2.0 to the point where it could be released! I just downloaded it and am very excited about it!

I also wanted to thank the team for a couple of specific things:

1. Thank you for the new True stretch feature. Without this feature (like in 1.9) docks pictured below would look choppy, but now they are smooth.

2. A personal thank you for including the Caliginous dock with the program. I am honored to have been able to contribute here. That was one of my earliest docks.

 

One thing that I believe is necessary is to natively include the Stacks docklet. I already have it saved, so it's not a big deal to just copy it over; but it would be nice to not have to.

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Mirsguy
Reply #21 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 1:40 PM

Yeah, I upgraded...but still not listed.

It will be listed in the "My Programs" tab. Make sure that under the view option you have "hide non-installed applications" unchecked.

Also, as stated above, make sure that, under the blue menu tab, you are set to view beta and pre-release versions of programs.

bk13GarbageMan
Reply #22 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 2:00 PM

Just checked Impulse again, and it's there now, I think as the purchases go through, all that pre-ordered should be getting it soon...

Lantec
Reply #23 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 2:20 PM

What if, instead of the actual start menu, there were a type of start menu launcher that displays your start menu items, without displaying the actual start menu? Half similar maybe to the W7 jump lists or something.

Right Click has soemthing like this although not the jump list feature.

c242
Reply #24 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 2:22 PM

So at all : Did You install it parallel to 1.9 ? Or does it update ?

Mirsguy
Reply #25 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 2:29 PM

So at all : Did You install it parallel to 1.9 ? Or does it update ?

I didn't want to risk a conflict, so I backed up my theme, then uninstalled 1.9 through Impulse, then installed 2.0.

Surprisingly though, 2.0 knew what my last theme was before I had a chance to load it!

Mirsguy
Reply #26 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 2:30 PM

Right Click has soemthing like this although not the jump list feature.

Yes, but RC doesn't play well with W7...

Lantec
Reply #27 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 2:30 PM

I uninstalled 1.9 then installed 2...my saved themes were waiting and the active one loaded with 2 new docks

Lantec
Reply #28 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 2:36 PM

Yes, but RC doesn't play well with W7...

Well....on x64 that's true....BUT......Jafo got his running and said he had disabled the firewall (and anti-stuff) while installing so I tried it again, put an exception in the firewall for it and now it works. I don't know why it needs a firewall exception but as long as it works I'm happy. It uses only default icons for exe shortcuts but does show folder icons for special folders.

I initially mentioned it to show the technology is available.

HeldvomFeld
Reply #29 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 2:37 PM

how do i get stacks docklet to work again?? and what about making icons reflective?? wasnt that supposed to be in v2

Hrtc
Reply #30 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 2:40 PM

I still have 1.9 installed, just unloaded and disabled Load at Startup. No problems so far.

Mirsguy
Reply #31 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 2:47 PM

HeldvomFeld
how do i get stacks docklet to work again?? and what about making icons reflective?? wasnt that supposed to be in v2

Download the stacks docklet here:

http://www.aqua-soft.org/forum/topic/51400-stacks-docklet-20/

It seems as though, with zoomers, the reflection commands have to be written into the code for that particular dock. Apparently though, tabs can enable reflections regardless.

Maybe Jeff can shed some light on this...

Mirsguy
Reply #32 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 2:47 PM

Well....on x64 that's true....BUT.....

Thanks, Lantec! I'm gonna try that!

bk13GarbageMan
Reply #33 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 3:06 PM

Well....on x64 that's true....BUT......Jafo got his running and said he had disabled the firewall (and anti-stuff) while installing so I tried it again, put an exception in the firewall for it and now it works. I don't know why it needs a firewall exception but as long as it works I'm happy. It uses only default icons for exe shortcuts but does show folder icons for special folders.

I initially mentioned it to show the technology is available.

Thanks, Lantec! I'm gonna try that!

 

I just did it!!!! ..... Thanks Lantec!  .....and  too! I'm really happy to have My RightClick back!  ....been having to use My old Vista machine lately and it's kinda slooooooooooowwww.......You have to click twice and if I have a dream running, explorer crashes, but I can deal with that! 

igO___Or
Reply #34 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 3:09 PM

can some1 who has new OD, create some videos and upload to youtube it would be nice to see it...im not rdy to buy it now... 

JMB1984
Reply #35 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 3:13 PM

HeldvomFeld
and what about making icons reflective?? wasnt that supposed to be in v2

For zooming docks only certain skins have reflection. May be adding option whereby you could add a configurable reflection to existing skins / tweak the reflections on skins that already have them.

Island Dog
Reply #36 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 3:58 PM

Just to remind people the Stacks docklet is a 3rd party docklet, not something included with ObjectDock.

 

HeldvomFeld
Reply #37 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 3:59 PM

it would be awesome if you could chose reflections for specific icons since there are a lot of icons that are already reflective on the net. This way you could add icons to your dock that are not reflective yet.......

NetaholicsAnonymous
Reply #38 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 4:10 PM

Moved Questions to here

Excalpius
Reply #39 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 4:39 PM

Well, it loaded my previous monster 6 dock three monitor config just fine, only breaking on the stacks docklet custom icons...which have always been touchy.  8)

 

The ghost effect is very interesting.  Not sure if I am going to use it or not, but...very nice new feature.

Reflections need to be added to default zoomers, of course.  This would also allow them to be dialed in separately from the background.  For example, I have configs where I'd like to keep the reflections but turn the background dock 100% transparent/completely invisible.

There's a new bug with my multimon setup, in that the monitor selection for zoomers breaks.  Even though all three monitors show up in the popup menu, only the 1st (primary, graphics card 1) and the third monitor (graphics card 2) can be assigned to zoomers.  When I try to select monitor 2 (secondary, graphics card 1), the zoomer pops to the third monitor.

Interestingly, since my config was created with the previous version of ObjectDock Plus, all of my monitor 2 zoomers are currently still on monitor 2 and work just fine.   It's just that I know I won't be able to move them off and then on again.

The same bug exists with tabbed docks, but since you can drag a tabbed dock, you can workaround this to get everything in the right place.  Since you can't drag a zoomer, this option doesn't work yet.  The only other workaround would be editing the .ini file, I assume.

And the old bug for multimonitor setups is still here, re: if my mouse is on the primary monitor, everything loads fine, but if my mouse is on any other monitor, any tabbed docks on the primary monitor appear on the secondary monitor.  The workaround is to immediately quit objectdock and reload it, this time with the mouse hovering over the primary.

All in all though, I like the new config, the program seems to be much faster, reflections are pretty (looking forward to dialing them in), etc. etc.  Well done!

PS I am running on Windows 7 x64 btw.

 

 

karmat
Reply #40 Tuesday, March 30, 2010 5:55 PM

Here's a biggggg hug for the creator(s) of this version!!!

The one thing I really wanted for Objectdock is now possible - ICON TRANSPARENCY!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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