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Windows 7: StartOrbz - Start Orb Manager & Creator

17 Mar 2010   #101
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoopeeedoo View Post
Just a question :
so much resources are normal...?
CPU meter is first idle, second "StartOrbz" running...
With the graphics animations, that would be normal. Wouldn't bother me on my laptop.


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17 Mar 2010   #102
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoopeeedoo View Post
Just a question :
so much resources are normal...?
CPU meter is first idle, second "StartOrbz" running...
Runs fine on my dev pc, but its hella fast. Runs very slow on my laptop.

Go to the settings page and turn of the background animation. Restart StartOrbz and check again. There should be a drop.
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17 Mar 2010   #103
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoopeeedoo View Post
Damn, buddy, your app is amazing!!!
Congrats & Thanks!!!
I show you my first try...

+1 rep...
Thanks!

I just made your first try my current orb!
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04 Apr 2010   #104
tylr651

windows 7
 
 
A Slight problem

I just started using the app, and all the features are great. However when I create a new orb and try to load it, it appears to large on the taskbar and a little of the top is clipped off until I click on it. I was wondering if there was any way I could fix this.

Thanks in advance for the help.
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04 Apr 2010   #105
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You would have to manually edit the image and "pad" it so the image size is the same but the content is reduced.

The next build will allow you to easily adjust the size with ease.
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07 Apr 2010   #106
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I just uploaded version 2.0a.

It has some cool new options.


The 2 biggest things are:

Start Orb Projects, so you can continue working on your start orbs.

Windows Vista support. Before you get all excited, this is limited. Not all orbs will work properly. I found that EXPLORER.EXE converts the png to bmp to be used as a start button. Because of this we run into that old issue where pngs didnt convert properly to bmps. I have no fix for this. Vista users will either have to create orbs with no "glows" or use Genuine Creations that also do not have a "glow". Im just glad I was able to do it. You still need to manually "patch" the proper theme files.

Enjoy!!!
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16 Apr 2010   #107
CyberCop71

win7 64
 
 

Thanks 4 the progs! I've searched them long time. Sorry for my english, its not too strong.

I have a question. How it possible that: in normal mode the picture cropped on the tray size, but hover mode the picture are in real size! Like this:



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16 Apr 2010   #108
Blizarro

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CyberCop71 View Post
Thanks 4 the progs! I've searched them long time. Sorry for my english, its not too strong.

I have a question. How it possible that: in normal mode the picture cropped on the tray size, but hover mode the picture are in real size! Like this:



I thought about individually resizing the images. But that would take a lot of work.

Best thing to do is use photoshop and "shrink" the image without reducing the actuall image dimensions and use that as the smaller size.

I hope that helps.
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23 Apr 2010   #109
CyberCop71

win7 64
 
 

thanks
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23 Apr 2010   #110
jeremebp

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Just thought this program might be useful to some people:

AlphaConv.zip

It converts between 32 bit tga, bmp and png formats while properly preserving the alpha channel. To use it, just open the program, select the format you want to convert to, then drop your image into the program window.


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