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Windows 7: Pinning vertically

11 Dec 2011   #11
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Miles that is exactly what I wanted. That is nice, really nice, beneficial.


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11 Dec 2011   #12
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
Miles that is exactly what I wanted. That is nice, really nice, beneficial.
It's a nice utility. The only "bug" I found is really a Windows bug. 1 out of 10 icons you might get blank paper icon instead of the app icon for the shortcut. I just extract the icon from the app and put it in an icon folder in documents. I do Change Icon and navigate to that. Other than that it's solid.
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11 Dec 2011   #13
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
Miles that is exactly what I wanted. That is nice, really nice, beneficial.
It's a nice utility. The only "bug" I found is really a Windows bug. 1 out of 10 icons you might get blank paper icon instead of the app icon for the shortcut. I just extract the icon from the app and put it in an icon folder in documents. I do Change Icon and navigate to that. Other than that it's solid.
I've found it doesn't work with some 64bit programs. 7Stacks which I posted a link to earlier does.
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11 Dec 2011   #14
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Another good choice, I'll compare both.
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11 Dec 2011   #15
kado897

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I've tried both and they both do the job. Let us know which you chose.
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11 Dec 2011   #16
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
Miles that is exactly what I wanted. That is nice, really nice, beneficial.
It's a nice utility. The only "bug" I found is really a Windows bug. 1 out of 10 icons you might get blank paper icon instead of the app icon for the shortcut. I just extract the icon from the app and put it in an icon folder in documents. I do Change Icon and navigate to that. Other than that it's solid.
I've found it doesn't work with some 64bit programs. 7Stacks which I posted a link to earlier does.
When's the last time 7Stacks was updated? I ask because I tried it out when I saw the announcement on seven forums. It was flaky enough I took it off and looked for something else. Where are these 64 bit programs? Only reason I can think of it wouldn't work would be if the app was in a folder that gets caught up in redirection. But then any 32 bit launcher would have the same problem.

(I just looked. 7Stacks last revision is July 5, 2009.. so I definitely tried the latest version.)
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11 Dec 2011   #17
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I had trouble with VirtualBox and the Snipping tool. There were also programs where it wouldn't extract the icon but I can't remember which they were.
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11 Dec 2011   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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I had trouble with VirtualBox and the Snipping tool. There were also programs where it wouldn't extract the icon but I can't remember which they were.
I don't put everything in one launcher. I tend to use Standalone Stacks for stuff I use frequently but not often enough to pin to TaskBar by themselves. I have folders in RocketDock with categories of apps. No one launcher is perfect for everything. I use FARR hotkey launcher and a couple of specialized ones I wrote myself.

I liked 7Stacks but there was something unstable about it. It was long enough ago I don't remember exactly what motivated me to search out something similar. But then on some systems it may work perfectly. Not every bug shows up on every PC.
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12 Dec 2011   #19
kado897

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I've been running it for a couple of months now and on my system its stable but a bit slow on occasion.
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