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Re: October Desktop Showcase

Post by Daniel Exe » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:31 pm

Unknown Bliss wrote:How did you get your desktop like that? As in with icons down the bottom and the time thing.
Looks like a Mac Dock app and just a standard widget to me. Something like RK Launcher, RocketDock, etc.

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Re: October Desktop Showcase

Post by MichaelC » Fri Oct 15, 2010 3:43 pm

Daniel Exe wrote:
Unknown Bliss wrote:How did you get your desktop like that? As in with icons down the bottom and the time thing.
Looks like a Mac Dock app and just a standard widget to me. Something like RK Launcher, RocketDock, etc.
Yeah but what application is what i'm asking. ;)

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Re: October Desktop Showcase

Post by Christian 2.0 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:31 pm

t_backoff wrote:If I remember correctly, there is a program that allows you to accomplish something like that.
Yup, there are a couple available. RocketDock would appear to be the more common one, though the one on David's desktop looks like ObjectDock. :)

Moving the taskbar to the left is as easy as right clicking it, unchecking "lock the taskabar" and dragging it to the left hand side of the screen. :)
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Re: October Desktop Showcase

Post by imkingdavid » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:41 pm

UnknownBliss: Christian 2.0 is correct. I am using ObjectDock (although I have tried RocketDock in the past as well). The Clock thing on the bottom right is a widget that can be found fairly easily for the windows sidebar thing. Of course, I don't have the sidebar on, I just have the widget there. As for the taskbar, as Christian 2.0 said, just right click it, unlock it, and then click and drag it to the side of the screen you want it on. Originally I had it autohide as well because I already had the clock widget, but I unhid it because it was annoying when I was trying to click the back button in Chrome.
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Re: October Desktop Showcase

Post by MichaelC » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:05 am

Thanks C20 and imkingdavid.

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Re: October Desktop Showcase

Post by t_backoff » Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:21 pm

Unknown Bliss wrote:Yeah but what application
I didn't know what app, let someone else do the dirty work. :D

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Re: October Desktop Showcase

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Re: October Desktop Showcase

Post by Daniel Exe » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:58 am

lol Icons sized based on average use?

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Re: October Desktop Showcase

Post by MichaelC » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:01 am

Daniel Exe wrote:lol Icons sized based on average use?
No, if thats what I think it is (Object dock as mentioned above) it will make the icons nearer the mouse bigger.
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Re: October Desktop Showcase

Post by Daniel Exe » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:36 pm

Really, that big? I suppose if it's a netbook, that may be practical.

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Re: October Desktop Showcase

Post by imkingdavid » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:15 pm

Daniel Exe wrote:Really, that big? I suppose if it's a netbook, that may be practical.
You can change how large the icon become when hovered over. Some people like larger icons than others, so it's really down to personal preference.
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Re: October Desktop Showcase

Post by MichaelC » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:13 pm

imkingdavid wrote:
Daniel Exe wrote:Really, that big? I suppose if it's a netbook, that may be practical.
You can change how large the icon become when hovered over. Some people like larger icons than others, so it's really down to personal preference.
Yup, I personally have them really small.
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Re: October Desktop Showcase

Post by Daniel Exe » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:19 pm

As do I. I'd rather capitalize on the screen real estate of my macbook by having the dock really small. That way windows can take up that much more. That's in-part caused by the fact I have the dock set to always be on top.

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Re: October Desktop Showcase

Post by 3Di » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:12 pm

Unknown Bliss wrote:
Daniel Exe wrote:lol Icons sized based on average use?
No, if thats what I think it is (Object dock as mentioned above) it will make the icons nearer the mouse bigger.
Yes, that's it.. an Asus 1005p netbook with the bar and the dock automatically hiddens.. very usefull stuff that dock I can say. :)

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Re: October Desktop Showcase

Post by Saldash » Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:42 am

Yea, ObjectDock is incredibly useful, I've also started using Fences as well.
I don't know how everyone else here keeps their screenspace clean, I know I have way too much to show at once so using Fences is a really handy way to keep down the clutter but still have everything there.

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