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Windows 7: RocketDock Questions

30 Dec 2009   #1
kmurdoch

 
RocketDock Questions

1. I have Stack Docklet installed, but I cannot figure this out. When I minimize 4+ windows to my dock, instead of having 4 web page (or other) icons at the right end of my dock, I would like them to stack and fan out when I click?

2. How do I add an icon to my RocketDock for the sticky note feature? I have tried dragging and dropping but when clicked on, it says there is an error in the path.

3. When plugging in a flash drive, how do I have an icon pop up on either my desktop or RocketDock instead of my hidden windows taskbar?

4. Is there any possible way of minimizing a program I am using, and instead of minimizing to the right end of my dock, minimize right back into its regular icon but with an arrow under the icon showing me I have that program open? (Like a mac)

Any further questions please let me know! Thank you in advance.


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30 Dec 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if this can help
RocketDock Documentation

If not, I would suggest emailing RocketDoc help and support
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31 Dec 2009   #3
kmurdoch

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
See if this can help
RocketDock Documentation

If not, I would suggest emailing RocketDoc help and support

Didnt help, but thank you.
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31 Dec 2009   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

ad 2. You have to go to C > Program files > Rocket Dock > Icons > add the icons there. They must be .png.
ad 3. I don't think this is going to work.

No idea on Stack Docklet. Never used it.
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31 Dec 2009   #5
Krazywrath

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

3. Just did a quick google search, and I found this program which makes a shortcut on your desktop when you plug in a USB drive, or other things too!

http://blueonionsoftware.com/deskdrive.aspx

Haven't tested this on 7, so please tell us if it works! Good luck!
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04 Jan 2010   #6
kmurdoch

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
ad 2. You have to go to C > Program files > Rocket Dock > Icons > add the icons there. They must be .png.
ad 3. I don't think this is going to work.

No idea on Stack Docklet. Never used it.

I think you misunderstood, I know how to add the icons, but I cannot get the correct path for when i click on the icon. Thanks anyway
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04 Jan 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You must first put the link or shortcut that has the path into Rocket Dock. E.g. for a webpage, it will generate a generic icon (a globe with an arrow). Then you right click on the generic icon in the dock and go to "Icon Settings". If you have previously put the desired icon (in .png format) into C > Program files > Rocket Dock > Icons , it will appear in the little Icon Table and you can click on your icon and OK it. Then it will keep the path. You cannot just start with an icon without path.
Example: Pull the address icon of this webpage to the desktop (lower the page a little so that you can see the desktop). Push this shortcut into the Rocket Dock. When you click on the icon now, you'll get back to this page meaning that there is a valid path. Now right click on the generic icon and replace it with any other in the little table (as explained above) and click OK. Voila!
Now you can pull the icon back out of the Rocket Dock to get rid of it because you probably don't want to keep it there - it was just a test.
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06 Jan 2010   #8
kmurdoch

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You must first put the link or shortcut that has the path into Rocket Dock. E.g. for a webpage, it will generate a generic icon (a globe with an arrow). Then you right click on the generic icon in the dock and go to "Icon Settings". If you have previously put the desired icon (in .png format) into C > Program files > Rocket Dock > Icons , it will appear in the little Icon Table and you can click on your icon and OK it. Then it will keep the path. You cannot just start with an icon without path.
Example: Pull the address icon of this webpage to the desktop (lower the page a little so that you can see the desktop). Push this shortcut into the Rocket Dock. When you click on the icon now, you'll get back to this page meaning that there is a valid path. Now right click on the generic icon and replace it with any other in the little table (as explained above) and click OK. Voila!
Now you can pull the icon back out of the Rocket Dock to get rid of it because you probably don't want to keep it there - it was just a test.

Yes, and i have done that all. When i drag and drop the shortcut/link/whatever it drags and drops perfectly. However, when i click the icon, after doing everything you just said, a message pops up saying 'Windows cannot find 'C:\........\startmenu\stickynotes.lnk'.
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06 Jan 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

OK, let's back up for a minute. I understand the following:

1. You have a shortcut of something on the desktop and that works when you double click on it
2. After you dragged the shortcut into the dock, it still works as is
3. Now you change the icon and it does not work any more ===> is this right or does it already not work after step 2?

Please confirm which is right.
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13 Jan 2010   #10
kmurdoch

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
OK, let's back up for a minute. I understand the following:

1. You have a shortcut of something on the desktop and that works when you double click on it
2. After you dragged the shortcut into the dock, it still works as is
3. Now you change the icon and it does not work any more ===> is this right or does it already not work after step 2?

Please confirm which is right.

no, it does not work after is dragged to the dock. i am not trying to change the icon at all.
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