RightClick'ing again.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by Snowman | Discussion: Sneak Previews

Well, not really 'sneak previews', just showing off what I'm tinckering with.

You might know some of'em.
And more in the workings... These are just the result of some 4 hours of work.

I've set up an extra PC running Windows XP, purely for skinning RightClick again. That's dedication, ay? (Shakes fist at Stardock)
I might even take up skinning WB again (XP only) IF I can get hold of an older version of SKS, v5 perhaps.
The one on the old SDC (SKS 6) just won't play nice.

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2of3
Reply #1 Wednesday, August 8, 2012 6:28 PM

2of3 likes this

Wizard1956
Reply #2 Wednesday, August 8, 2012 6:41 PM

Wizard wonders why he doesn't have R-Click installed on his XP box. D'oh!

Snowman
Reply #3 Wednesday, August 8, 2012 8:47 PM

Wizard1956
Wizard wonders why he doesn't have R-Click installed on his XP box. D'oh!

Snowman wonders that too....

Jafo
Reply #4 Wednesday, August 8, 2012 9:55 PM

Snow....you can always just rifle through the LS section.....you'll have a whole plethora of 'right click' graphics....

RedneckDude
Reply #5 Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:04 AM

I've set up an extra PC running Windows XP, purely for skinning RightClick again. That's dedication, ay?
I might get excited if I thought you might actually share them.

Snowman
Reply #6 Thursday, August 9, 2012 4:59 AM

Snow....you can always just rifle through the LS section.....you'll have a whole plethora of 'right click' graphics....


Am there - doing that.
Technofines is based on an LS theme, and so are many of the other ones I've made.

RedneckDude

I might get excited if I thought you might actually share them.


Jim, two main reasons for that:

1) The lack of a properly working RightClick. If it got 'fixed' I'd be chucking out skins right and left, faster than you could download them.

2) Many of the RightClick skins I've made are based on graphics from ancient skins, and some of the artist may be impossible (if not totally impossible) to get hold off.

But.... having said that, many of the skins are made based on 'living' artists work, whom i can get it touch with..
I know for a fact that'll I'll be getting more free time, soon. So... Who knows what the future might bring.

Uvah
Reply #7 Thursday, August 9, 2012 5:37 AM

Snowman

Quoting Wizard1956, reply 2Wizard wonders why he doesn't have R-Click installed on his XP box. D'oh!

Snowman wonders that too....

Uvah wonders that three. I have an XP machine too...too. 

ZubaZ
Reply #8 Thursday, August 9, 2012 7:08 AM

Snowman
The lack of a properly working RightClick. If it got 'fixed' I'd be chucking out skins right and left, faster than you could download them.

Working as designed.  

System Requirements
 
Windows XP (32 bit)/Vista (32 bit)
●Minimum screen resolution: 1024 width and 768 height
●10MB free drive space
●256MB RAM
Snowman
Reply #9 Thursday, August 9, 2012 9:39 AM

Zubaz

Windows XP (32 bit)/Vista (32 bit)


Well, how's about adapting it for this century then?
More and more goes 64bit, you know.

RedneckDude
Reply #10 Thursday, August 9, 2012 5:00 PM

Zubaz
Working as designed.

 

Touche'.........how about lack of a properly designed Right Click? 

starkers
Reply #11 Thursday, August 9, 2012 11:54 PM

(Shakes fist at Stardock)[/quote]

Zubaz
Working as designed.

[quote who="Snowman" reply="9" id="3203405"]Well, how's about adapting it for this century then?
More and more goes 64bit, you know.

Yeah, but the fist shaking should not stop at just 'RightClick' 

IconPackager could do with some much needed love to bring it into the current century.  It has been mentioned many times before that IP needs to be updated to allow us to include desktop shortcuts to make everything uniform.  We all have desktop shortcuts, and we'd all like to make them fall in line with the icons IP changes, but currently that painstakingly has to be done manually, which doesn't make a lot of sense when most packages these days include additional icons for shortcuts to Firefox, MS Word, IE and many more frequently used apps.  If Stardock can allow us to enter paths to apps and shortcuts in other programmes, then it shouldn't be too difficult to include it in IP.

Sorry for the hijack, Snowy, but your fist shaking about RightClick aroused old feelings about the inadequacies of IconPackager.  However, I thoroughly agree with you on bringing RightClick into this century.  Many of us have moved to 64 bit since the advent of Win 7, and RightClick is useless to all of us in its current state.  You're not the only one who misses it, I and many others crave its use, but alas, it has been 3 - 4 years and appears not to be on Stardock's agenda for updating.  I did find a proggie called Right Click Enhancer that adds a few options, but still it's a far cry from what RightClick can do.

Snowman
Reply #12 Friday, August 10, 2012 4:54 AM

starkers

Sorry for the hijack, Snowy

No sweat, Mark. We all need venting sometimes.

Phoon
Reply #13 Friday, August 10, 2012 8:08 AM

Snowman
No sweat, Mark. We all need venting sometimes.

Oh now you've done it!

What the heck were you thinking by telling Starkers that it is OK to ... "vent".

It's gonna smell like rotten cabbage in here now...

RedneckDude
Reply #14 Friday, August 10, 2012 11:46 AM

Snowman
Jim, two main reasons for that:1) The lack of a properly working RightClick. If it got 'fixed' I'd be chucking out skins right and left, faster than you could download them.2) Many of the RightClick skins I've made are based on graphics from ancient skins, and some of the artist may be impossible (if not totally impossible) to get hold off.

 

OK, excuses accepted.....

Uvah
Reply #15 Sunday, August 12, 2012 4:55 AM

Since I'm left handed and have my mouse buttons reversed is it possible to get a 'left-click'?

Just kidding lol.

starkers
Reply #16 Sunday, August 12, 2012 7:45 AM

Since I'm left handed and have my mouse buttons reversed is it possible to get a 'left-click'?

I'm left-handed and use the mouse in my right hand... for some reason it isn't comfortable and just doesn't feel natural in the left.

Go figure.

Stephen Gear
Reply #17 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 5:47 PM

Sorry I am newish to the forums never the least sorry for the hijack, better than asking in some post's from 2010.

 

I am interested in knowing the position of "Right-Click" the program, is it in active development?

The last post's(2010era) seam to state that all development of Right-Click had ceased(?), yet I run into other posts

that seam to indicate that a newer version is being developed? Can you point me in the right direction plz.

 

ObjectDesktop user and windows 7.

 

Yet another post bring back right-click.

 

DrJBHL
Reply #18 Tuesday, August 21, 2012 6:07 PM

Stephen Gear
I am interested in knowing the position of "Right-Click" the program, is it in active development?

Sorry, Stephen Gear... it is not.

c242
Reply #19 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 1:45 AM

Although I see a desperate need for RightClick again in Windows 8... Hint, hint...

starkers
Reply #20 Wednesday, August 22, 2012 3:42 AM

Although I see a desperate need for RightClick again in Windows 8... Hint, hint...

Yes, RightClick would definitely help fix some of the inadequacies of Win 8.  Although I have found ways to use Win 8 as I do Win 7, there'd be no harm in Stardock adding another string to the bow by developing RightClick for Win 8... especially for x64.  I would never voluntarily run a 32 bit OS again, and I believe many other users here feel the same way, so yes, there is a need to update RC, sooner rather than later.

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