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Windows 7: Popup folder from taskbar

03 Mar 2010   #1
kookster

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Popup folder from taskbar

Ok so I would like to do something that is like a jumplist and a folder shortcut combined. I don't know if this is possible, that is why I am asking.

So what I am looking for is this:
-a shortcut on the taskbar. (must be able to have a icon)
-when left clicked a popup folder like below appears. (once a item in the popup is clicked the folder should disappear)

I know of similar ways with folder toolbars on the taskbar, but thats not what I am looking for. Thanks for reading.




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03 Mar 2010   #2
kookster

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Ok so i found a way using Auto Hotkey its a rather complicated script, but it does it pretty dang well. Only down side so far is you have to manually enter every item you want in the pop up. So if anyone else has a better idea im still all ears.

Found a even better way using Auto Hotkey and Jumplist Launcher together.
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03 Mar 2010   #3
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

What command in AHK does that? I'd like to know so I can do this myself. I'm somewhat proficient in AHK, but not a guru of any kind.
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03 Mar 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It appears to me that Toolbars are a lot easier for what you like to do. Why did you exclude toolbars as an option? Just curious.
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03 Mar 2010   #5
kookster

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

What i do is have jumplist start a simple script from autohotkey when you click it. All the script does is send a right click to the location of the shortcut. so thus right clicking will pop up the jumplist.
Code:
send {click right 170,750} ; "170,750" is the location for my shortcut
You can just have it send a right click, but jumplist isnt always fast enough at starting the script, so if you move your mouse off of the shortcut it does nothing.
I just wish there was a command where you could send a mouse click without moving the actual mouse location.

The reason why I dont want the toolbars is i can only have it on the right or left of the task bar and to have it pop up in the manner i like it doesnt look very nice.
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03 Mar 2010   #6
Prisoner

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Oooh, I thought it was a Dllcall or something. Fair enough. xD
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03 Mar 2010   #7
kookster

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

nope, i dont know all that stuff. I just know the simple things.

Looks like you also cant put a exact position, cause sometimes it will get messed up according to what window is active.

So if your interested Prisoner this code works:
Code:
winactivate ahk_class WorkerW
winwaitactive ahk_class WorkerW
send {Click Right 170, 750}
It activates the desktop, waits till its active then sends a right click at the shortcuts location, that way theres never a issue with mouse position.
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03 Mar 2010   #8
kookster

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Can someone marked this as solved cause I dont know how. Thanks.
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03 Mar 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
The reason why I dont want the toolbars is i can only have it on the right or left of the task bar and to have it pop up in the manner i like it doesnt look very nice.
I really do not want to convince you of taskbars, but mine look pretty nice.

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03 Mar 2010   #10
kookster

Windows 7 64-bit Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

not bad but not my thing, i like the icons
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