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Windows 7: Announcing: 7stacks - stacks for 7 (freeware)

30 Jun 2009   #31
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Yup, left side is the 7 stacks flyout and right side is the explorer window.Announcing: 7stacks - stacks for 7 (freeware)-order.jpg




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30 Jun 2009   #32
Alastria

Windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 

OK, that's weird. IIRC, folder contents should automatically be retrieved alphabetically, but clearly they're not. In 1.2, I'll run an alphabetical sort on everything before displaying it.

Thanks for finding this.
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30 Jun 2009   #33
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Might have something to do with it being a network destination, I just tried doing regular folders directly off my computer and they are sorted properly.

I tried to navigate to a folder that has 5000 files in it, and it hangs.(it's a really messy folder that I don't really use, but it happened to be in one of my drives, I know not common).

Maybe a quick folder check to not try and pull that many files?
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30 Jun 2009   #34
Alastria

Windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
Might have something to do with it being a network destination, I just tried doing regular folders directly off my computer and they are sorted properly.

I tried to navigate to a folder that has 5000 files in it, and it hangs.(it's a really messy folder that I don't really use, but it happened to be in one of my drives, I know not common).

Maybe a quick folder check to not try and pull that many files?
1) That makes sense. Network locations use different file system (NFS), which may not be alphabetized. Like I said, just to be on the safe side, I'll run everything through a sorter in 1.2.

2) Yea, I could see where 5000 files would make it hang (at least for a few minutes). I could cap the maximum number of items displayed in any menu to say 500 or 1000. I'll run some tests to see what works.
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30 Jun 2009   #35
Alastria

Windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
How do you recreate it? Just create a new stack? What happens when you use up the 10 stacks, does it start over with the first one(rewriting it), or just not make any new stacks?
Sorry I missed your post from yesterday.

The 10-stack limit is for Average Joes. Theoretically, you can make as many stacks as you want (50? 100?), as long as you're willing to roll up your sleeves a little . Let me explain...

Microsoft (in their infinite wisdom ) decided that you couldn't pin the same EXE twice. You can, however, change the shortcut's target location after it's pinned to another EXE. Yes, this is beyond screwy.

So, for the average user's sake, I made 10 identical stack EXEs, and let the "CreateStack" app sort out which EXE gets used. This keeps the hassle for average users to a minimum.

BUT, if you know what you're doing, you can get around this limitation. Right-click on a stack icon in the Taskbar to display the jumplist, and then right-click on the name of that icon, and select Properties. This lets you can edit the shortcut within the Taskbar. Change the Target location of the shortcut from say "SevenStacks3.exe" to "SevenStacks0.exe", and click OK. Keep manually pointing all your stacks to "SevenStacks0.exe" (or whatever number), and you can have hundreds of stacks if you'd like. See the attached screenshots for a tutorial.


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Announcing: 7stacks - stacks for 7 (freeware)-1.jpg Announcing: 7stacks - stacks for 7 (freeware)-2.jpg 
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02 Jul 2009   #36
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Tried the soft tonight.

Work great, I'll adopt it for sur!
But I see two little issue:

No multimonitor support for some windows (new stack, preferences, etc). The windows should appear centered on the primary monitor instead of on the "global center" (between the 2 monitors if you have dual-screen, not really nice)

I use taskbar on the right side of the screen, I add a stack somewhere in the middle of the taskbar. The stack appear on the upper right corner. It should appear near the stack icon.


That's all I have to say at this time
Great work.
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03 Jul 2009   #37
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

I love stacks however what I hate is that I can not right click and change the flyout mode.

I hate having to recreate the folder to change the look!
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03 Jul 2009   #38
Alastria

Windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LePoilu View Post
Tried the soft tonight.

Work great, I'll adopt it for sur!
But I see two little issue:

No multimonitor support for some windows (new stack, preferences, etc). The windows should appear centered on the primary monitor instead of on the "global center" (between the 2 monitors if you have dual-screen, not really nice)

I use taskbar on the right side of the screen, I add a stack somewhere in the middle of the taskbar. The stack appear on the upper right corner. It should appear near the stack icon.


That's all I have to say at this time
Great work.
Multimonitor support is coming in v1.2.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorfdad View Post
I love stacks however what I hate is that I can not right click and change the flyout mode.

I hate having to recreate the folder to change the look!
I am also trying to get this into 1.2, but it may have to wait until 1.3. v1.2 should be out Saturday.
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03 Jul 2009   #39
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alastria View Post
Multimonitor support is coming in v1.2.



I am also trying to get this into 1.2, but it may have to wait until 1.3. v1.2 should be out Saturday.
great maybe one more thing. Can you allow PNG or JPG images as the Icons like RocketDock and others do?

FInding and making a ICO file are a pain in the ass.
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03 Jul 2009   #40
johngalt

 

Great app, +5 support for alternate image types (PNG at the very least).
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