TaskDock2 alpha (gDock)

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gDock- a app that make the windows vist/7 start bar into a Dock


Ok, so this is Alpha, but a stable, everyday usable alpha. Only thing is, as of now, it only functions like every other dock out there, that is, a Launcher.

TaskListing is up next. Once i get a good way of doing so, the app will be 90% done. So just to make sure every one reads and understands, NO TASKLISTING YET.

Now, you can set this up in a few different ways.

Included is 3 different folders, \Icons\ is the folder it starts off in. Take note that you will see some text files in this folder.

To make the Launcher work right, open up a text file, and you will see just one line, a path to an .exe file. That is how it works, simple.

Just put a png in the folder with the app's desired display name (like how i have the box as 7-zip.png), then make a text file, name it as the app's name (again, 7-zip.txt), and have the text file have the path to the .exe file as it's one, first line.

Example (c:\program files\7-zip\7zfm.exe)

So pretty simple!

There is three hard coded "command" icons:
"Close" (exits the app)
"Tasks" (not in use yet, will list running tasks)
"Pinned" (it will show the Pinned (pre-defined app icons, like the \Icons\ folder)

Clicking on close, well, closes the app. Choosing between Pinned and Tasks is just a show of speed for loading and showing different icons, this may eventually become a tabbed feature.

Anyway, Alpha STABLE 1, only the "\icons\" folder works, use the text files, blah blah blah

And FYI, gDock is the current project code name.

Read Sizes.txt. The first number is how Big the icons get on mouse over. the second number is the normal size. these values are read in only on startup, so if you change them while the app is running, exit, then start up the app again.

Shortcut Commands.
Right click on the EXE > make shortcut. click on the shortcut properties, the first text box will have the path and the exe. add in these command line events for additional functions.

Known shortcut commands:
hides that start orb. (vista/7 only)


You can download it using following link:

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