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Windows 7: RocketDock question

30 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
RocketDock question

Ok I love rocket Dock, but under windows 7 the new show desktop button gets a lot of use by me. When i use it however it minimizes rocket dock which i then need to max then min a windows to get back.

Does anyone know of a way to keep it on top of the desktop permanently? I want it to be behind anything i open but ALWAYS on top of the desktop. This way even when i use - 'show desktop' - it will stay put.

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30 May 2010   #2

windows 7

Under settings, position, layer, make sure it's on normal.
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30 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

Yea I have it on that setting. I also tried the other settings to no avail. I just wonder how windows sidebar manages to do this with there gadgets?
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31 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 64bit

Hi mate im trying to do the same thing as you, i posted a thread and someone kindly linked me to some software that should sort the prob out for me, not had time to try it yet but i will link you my thread and give it a go, let me know how you get on

Changing web browser size?
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31 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)

Try the windows key + m to minimize all the opened applications instead of using the show desktop.

hope this helps,
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31 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate

adverze thats exactly what i need the button for show desktop to do. Has to be a way to change the behavior of the button. I would never get used to KB shortcuts when i can just click something. see what google says
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31 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

I'm not using rocketdock anymore, but if I remember well, you can try this: "Always on Bottom" makes RocketDock stay below all windows. Disabling "autohide" should allow rocketdock to remain on desktop.
P.S RocketDock Documentation
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01 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate

No that does nothing in the way of keeping it on the desktop when I use show desktop.

Also I dont use auto-hide.

Alas... Im going for the real thing and probably installing OSX on my spare drive sometime this week.
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01 Jun 2010   #9


this is not solution but rather suggestion ..alternative of rocketdock . Rk Launcher
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02 May 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Possible to change the new "Show Desktop"?

The method explained in the link provides a RocketDock button which shows the desktop and restores it.

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