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Windows 7: Rocketdock Vs. Show Desktop

18 Jan 2012   #1
rocketsauces

Manitoba
 
 
Rocketdock Vs. Show Desktop

I'm currently trying to set up a few desktop utility applications such as Rainmeter and Rocketdock but I wish to keep the serviceable Windows 7 task bar in tact. One of my favourite things about this task bar is the "Show desktop" button in the bottom right hand corner.

The problem I'm having is when I hit "Show desktop" it hides Rocketdock, making it unusable until I open up another window.

I pretty well use Rocketdock as a neat and tidy place to keep desktop items so this problem makes it pretty well useless. I've tried at least four other similar applications and they all appear to have the same problem. It won't happen if I layer it on top of all other windows but then that gets in the way of normal web browsing which is even more annoying. Also, strangely enough, Rainmeter isn't hidden when I hit this button. Is there anyway to replicate this with Rocketdock? I've been pulling my hair out scouring countless help forums and can't seem to find a permanent solution.

I beg you SevenForums, help me out!


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18 Jan 2012   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

use stardocks objectdock, it does the same job but stays on the desktop when you show desktop
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18 Jan 2012   #3
rocketsauces

Manitoba
 
 

ObjectDock was actually the first alternative I tried once I encountered this problem in Rocketdock. The results were quite the same though perhaps this is not the case with the paid for version? Which version do you use?
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18 Jan 2012   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i have the free version,
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18 Jan 2012   #5
rocketsauces

Manitoba
 
 

I gave it another fair shake but I'm still getting the same results. Any other suggestions?
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18 Jan 2012   #6
koolkat77

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19 Jan 2012   #7
rocketsauces

Manitoba
 
 

Well, it's a little more in-your-face than Rocketdock but I'll give it a fair shake for a day and see how it goes! Thanks for the suggestions, most helpful reply so far! +1

Edit: Same problem still persists with this program as well. Is there any hope?
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19 Jan 2012   #8
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

nexus dock is pretty but a little heavier than the others. Winstep Nexus Dock and Nexus Ultimate - The Advanced Docking System for Windows not sure if it will solve the problem anyway.
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19 Jan 2012   #9
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It seems to be related to whether this advanced setting in ObjectDock is checked for me.

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19 Jan 2012   #10
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by koolkat77 View Post
nexus dock is pretty but a little heavier than the others. Winstep Nexus Dock and Nexus Ultimate - The Advanced Docking System for Windows not sure if it will solve the problem anyway.
I use Nexus ( the free version) and when I hit the show desktop button you can still see it.
Jerry
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