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Windows 7: Chrome hides RocketDock despite having "Always on top" enabled.

11 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Chrome hides RocketDock despite having "Always on top" enabled.

Hello,

I recently got Rocketdock, and I'm really liking it at the minute.
I decided it was going to replace my taskbar, so I put everything that I needed into my dock but now I'm having a rather tedious problem:

When I open Chrome, the dock stays there for a while as I use the internet. Then, seemingly at random, it just covers my dock and I have to move/minimize chrome to use it again.

I tried using autohide, this did seem to work better as I just had to move my mouse to the bottom and it appeared, but I ended up with the same problem; after an amount of time, it stops appearing when I put my mouse there.

I even tried an AlwaysOnTop program, thinking that it would keep my dock at the front, to no avail.

Any help?
Thanks a lot.

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13 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Rather than have RocketDock at the bottom and using the settings to make it come on top with mouse I put it vertically along the left edge on the desktop. Then I positioned and sized chrome to leave a gap on the left edge.

I wrote a hotkey program called MoveIt that allows you to either accept the program default position, or set customized positions. By clicking on a window with the hotkey you can move it to one of the set positions such as Center, Bottom, Top etc..

My web site is down. But you may obtain the source code to MoveIt from this thread:
Shape Shift 1.0.9.0 and MoveIt 1.2.5.5 - DonationCoder.com

The screen shots should give an idea what I mean by leaving a gap or channel on the left side.
Unfortunately MoveIt only has single monitor support. I'd need a setup with multiple monitors before I could be sure my programs with multi-monitor code worked. So until then they're all single monitor only.

edit: If you wish to compile or run MoveIt you should download the free AutoHotkey_L scripting language to do so.

edit2:
The MoveIt About Box has a list of the hotkeys and other program usage info.

edit3: I see to use that source file requires "MilesAhead.ahk" include file. Sorry I didn't notice it sooner. I hope to get my files back up on the web soon. Then you'll just be able to download my programs again. It's difficult because public library PCs are crippled to pretty much browse only mode. I'll have to work on this issue.

Another approach... use WinSize2 freeware to set the positions of your windows. Just google for it.
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15 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Have you tried dock settings/ behaviour? R click on bar.
Also always on top.
Mine works fine if I disable auto hide, it stays visible, however I prefer auto hide.
there are two options to enable or disable hiding.
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