Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Quick Dock 1.0

I had some down time over the holidays, so I worked on an upgrade to rsssaver and started a new project called Quick Dock. Quick doc is a Yahoo! Widget Engine widget to replace your Quick Launch Toolbar with something that looks more like the Apple iDock in OSX.



I'm still waiting on approval before it's available via Yahoo!'s Widget Library, but I'll update this page when it can be downloaded.

Update:

The widget is available for download here.

14 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:05 PM

    i downloaded your widget, but how does it works?? how to drop icons in there???

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  2. Anonymous5:39 PM

    Hey! Great widget! Looks great and works well. Downside - My Documets seems to load rather slowly :( Do you know why? Oh and by the way how did you get your start menu to be orange and black? It looks rather cool. I have Windows Media Centre edition but it's green and blue! Thanks! Can you reply to tom_-_hubbard@hotmail.com

    Thanks - Tom

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  3. Anonymous11:01 PM

    how to drop icons in there???, Where is Quick launch folder?

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  4. Marco8:07 AM

    Please could you tell us where is the quickdock folder?

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  5. Shane3:38 PM

    Great looking widget. trying to organize the icons but it won't rearange them after I exit the Quick Launch folder...I'm I doing something wrong?

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  8. to the anonym one :
    - search for the file "quickDock.js" (i found it in "...\QuickDockSource.widget\Contents")
    - when found make a backup and open to edit
    - in line 15 "quickLaunchDir=...." you have to correct the path (language), for example in german it should be :
    -->"quickLaunchDir = "C:/Dokumente und Einstellungen/"WRITE HERE YOUR WINDOWS USER NAME WITHOUT THE QUOTES"/Anwendungsdaten/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Quick Launch";<--
    and for english its the default entry
    - save the file
    - set the read-only attribute
    - now start the widget again (after some seconds it should relaunch)

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  9. New version was submitted to yahoo, thanks for all the feedback!!!

    mitoi666 - Thanks for the info, I incorporated it into the new release.

    shane - It's the Microsoft Zune theme. Search for it online...

    everyone else - the new version should help you find your folder, or make a new one where you can dump your shortcut files...

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  10. Anonymous4:50 PM

    Omg,i can't find the right way to use this tool...
    - search for the file "quickDock.js" (i found it in "...\QuickDockSource.widget\Contents")

    No Results in all Partitions.Please post a functionable"HowTo",perhaps in german?
    thx

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  11. Just wait for yahoo to post the new version...

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  12. Anonymous6:48 PM

    AMIGO A ME GUSTO TU WIDGET PERO EL PROBLEMA ES COMO LE HAGO PARA HACERLE FUNCIONAR

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  13. Anonymous1:37 PM

    Hi, I like your widget. It's very nice.
    Would you consider adding these three features:
    a) vertical layout
    b) always on top
    c) small icons?

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  14. Anonymous6:12 PM

    I love your Widget but for something wrong, I deleted the icons in the widget and I tried to re download it several time and tried to added the directory but its still no icon, how can I set it to the default again? Please reply ASAP.. I wanna use it. THZ

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