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My ObjectDock Suggestions

By on December 5, 2014 2:17:28 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

haniobaid

Join Date 12/2011
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In no apparent order

1- Many programs come with an icon library built-in to the exe with multiple possible standard icons to chose from. Add objectdock support for this so when we click change icon, one of the options on the tree is the built-in icons in the file

2- In options, allow adding folder(s) containing loose icons that we can use to set any icon   (already there)

3- Auto Alphabetical Sorting Option

4- Add properties option to right click (context) menu of the dock icons so that we can adjust things like command line parameters and compatibility options of the shortcut right there. This is something standard windows toolbars already do

5- clock widget: digital clock option
Edit: found a docklet on wincustomize that does this

6- weather widget: option to set font, size and color. The white temp is barely visible on certain icons like (sunny weather).

7- Calendar widget: option to show day of week (eg. Wed) instead of numeric date on the icon

8- If technically possible, start widget option to open (all programs) menu directly from the widget instead of just opening the start menu on the other side of the screen when clicked. This is really the last thing that would allow me to hide the windows task bar permanently since object dock will provide pretty much all its services (clock, calendar, system tray, running apps tasklist, start menu).

9- This would be tough to maintain across versions but it would be great to have a feature to backup and restore settings (which should include docks, icons, paths, and ignore any errors for stuff that no longer exists) in a single file. (copying the settings files manually seems to risky since the format may change and cause unforeseen issues)

10(new)- Allow multiple instance launch of each dock program (doable from advanced tweaks)

11 - for the custom dock dialog that displays when you change an icon, allow showing icons full size or at least adjusting the display since even 512x512 icons are tiny. Also it has a limit on how many icons it can display. Ideally it would work like the standard browse dialog which allows showing extra large icons and you can scroll to see all of them. I have around 4000 in one folder

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December 6, 2014 11:49:39 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

I second all the suggestions - although #9 doesn't happen for me.  For #7 I'd like to see a pop-out month view when right-clicking.

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December 6, 2014 2:29:22 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Thanks Birk, since number 9 is no longer happening after a couple reboots, I replaced it with a request for a backup/restore settings feature. There are so many little options to tweak, it would be tough to have to redo this if the options are lost.

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January 8, 2015 3:07:21 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

10(new)- Currently you can only laynch each program form the dock once. This is counterintuitive for some frequently used apps. For example, if I shortcut command prompt or RDP, I could easily use multiple instances of both but objectdock will just bring up the first launched window if I click an icon again. This is ok as a default behavior but only if there is a checkbox on configure shortcut to allow launching multiple instances, or alternately allowing multiple instances if you hold down ALT when clicking the icon.

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January 8, 2015 7:39:21 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting haniobaid,

I replaced it with a request for a backup/restore settings feature.
OD Config, Settings Tab/Troubleshooting Options: Open my Objectdock settings folder so I can back up my settings.

Copy those and save them somewhere.

 

Quoting haniobaid,

Currently you can only laynch each program form the dock once.
OD config, Settings tab/Advanced Tweaks: Uncheck When a shortcut is run, if program is already running bring it to the foreground only.

Note, this feature won't work as well on tabbed docks, I could get two instances at most. On a non-tabbed dock, you can open as many as you wish.

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January 8, 2015 12:28:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

2- In options, allow adding folder(s) containing loose icons that we can use to set any icon

Already there.  You can add any folder to the list of icon locations.

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January 8, 2015 4:15:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting gevansmd,

2- In options, allow adding folder(s) containing loose icons that we can use to set any icon

Already there.  You can add any folder to the list of icon locfations.
Plus, The Objectdock Library folder created in Documents has an Unsorted Downloads sub-folder. I usually just drop odd and ends and one-off icons into it.

 

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January 8, 2015 8:15:17 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Thanks Wizard/gevans. You guys rock. 

The multi instance tweak was a lifesaver  

 

 

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January 8, 2015 8:51:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

  You're welcome.

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January 8, 2015 8:55:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums


4- Add properties option to right click (context) menu of the dock icons so that we can adjust things like command line parameters and compatibility options of the shortcut right there.
Hold down the Shift key when you right click on the icon.

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