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Windows 7: Task Se7en

02 May 2009   #11

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 

I put the clock in Task Windows 7 for the same reason that many of you want me to keep it there. I did however, put a little button at the right edge of the clock that lets you hide it.

"Also if possible could you add a button alongside the min/max/close buttons that maximises across all monitors?"

I've been looking into an idea like that. Non-client drawing is such a pain in the ass to do, although I won't give up on it. (Don't hold your breath for that to make it into the pre-beta )

"Can it auto-hide? And if so, does it auto-hide independently from the system task bar on the primary monitor?"

Yes. Task Windows 7 can auto hide and it can do it independent of the system taskbar.

"DITTO.. Plz keep it there.. Basically the bar should look like its stretched across both monitors.. (ie: The System Tray and clock should be on the 2nd monitor)"

I can't place the actual system tray onto Task Windows 7 as the system tray is not a window that can be moved via API calls. - Same goes for the buttons on Task Windows 7. They can not be dragged/dropped onto the system taskbar and vice versa. Actually, at the moment, Task Windows 7 doesn't support any drag/drop at all. This will change though. I have pretty big plans for Task Windows 7

I'll be constantly tweaking the appearance of Task Windows 7 over the next year or so - at least until Windows 7 goes RTM. This pre-beta build will be geared towards Windows 7 build 7077 as that is the build that I am currently running. I am not going to support older Windows 7 builds (in the looks department) and when I upgrade my Windows build I'll make any appropriate changes to Task Windows 7 to keep it matching the look of the OS.

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02 May 2009   #12

Win7 64 bits FR
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by end1r View Post
DITTO.. Plz keep it there.. Basically the bar should look like its stretched across both monitors.. (ie: The System Tray and clock should be on the 2nd monitor)
You can do that in Windows by telling him to create a "virtual" single large monitor.
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02 May 2009   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

will you be providing support for different wallpapers on each monitor?
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02 May 2009   #14

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
will you be providing support for different wallpapers on each monitor?
At this point, no. But, it's a feature that I certainly want to implement. It's just that at this point in time it's not high on the priority list.

I want Task Windows 7 to be as stable as possible before beginning to implement any of the cool features that UM/DF provide. Task Windows 7 is only about 4 months into development right now but, I think, that from the screen shot that I posted most people can see that it's headed in a pretty good direction already.

One thing that I have began to implement is pinned shortcut buttons like in the native Windows 7 taskbar. I don't know if they will be supported in the first pre-beta release or not. It's just a matter of how much time I have to spend on it while trying to get an installer together, etc. before Monday.
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02 May 2009   #15

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

are you planning to release the source code of Task Windows 7?
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02 May 2009   #16

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
will you be providing support for different wallpapers on each monitor?
Now there's a feature that should be standard with Windows 7, what with so many of us using Dual Monitors
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02 May 2009   #17

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 
Pre-Beta Coming Soon!!

I'm currently working on an installer for the pre-beta release of Task Windows 7... It could be as soon as Sunday, May 3 2009 when I release it . So far everything has been going well...
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02 May 2009   #18

Windows 7 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drowne View Post
are you planning to release the source code of Task Windows 7?

Not to be offensive but, to be quite blunt - HELL NO!

The only open source project that I've been remotely involved with (if you want to call it that) is GeckoFx - an almost, drop-in replacement for the IE ActiveX control. GeckoFX is a "Firefox" web browser control provided by Skybound Software (I have no professional affiliation with them). If you are interested in GeckoFX you can find more information at the following forum: http://geckofx.org . I don't mean to detract from the point of this thread but, if you are a .NET developer and are looking for an IE replacement then look no further than GeckoFX. It's a one of a kind wrapper around the XULRunner runtime and should not be over looked. You'll find my screen name plastered all over that forum !...

I'll tell Andrew, the forum moderator, to keep on the lookout for new recruits...
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03 May 2009   #19

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Hello,

I am definitely interested in testing task Windows 7 !
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03 May 2009   #20

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hey, put me down for testing! I'd like to contribute to this project.
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