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  • Started 9 years ago by BurntToast
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BurntToast
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Any info or screenshots of the OS

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BurntToast
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The next gen OS's news, screenshots and upcoming events in this topic.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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there are some but they look kinda like vista so far. but they will most likely be something completely different by the time it comes out.

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whs
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Here is an earlier thread where the subject was discussed: http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/35641/118/ and here is the one and only futuristic looking screenshot that I had seen:

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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still looks kinda like vista a little bit

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Aleeve
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yeah i agree jack - nice though!

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whs
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You guys are really hard to please. I kind of like it. Looks sexy - like a brothel wallpaper.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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well i don't have vista but mine looks sweet (it's xp)

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whs
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jack, that would scare the hell out of me.

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tan2x
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the concepts about windows seven is not yet final. paul thurrot's site (i don't know how to spell) shows windows seven a sanpshot but it looks like 100% vista.
just like vista, seven is offered in versions.
to have a glance on seven, go to deviantart then search windows seven.

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Scott
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http://images.google.com/image.....#38;tab=wi

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InDiSent
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How do you become a beta tester?

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ScottW
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Install Vista.

(ba-dum-tch! Thanks for the layup, InDiSent)

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InDiSent
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lol

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Scott
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Here are some more screenies:
http://www.winsupersite.com/sh.....sp#windows

Tres droll Dubya, sadly correct in an Orwellian kinda way.

InDiSent, there's a good chance there will be a public beta in the future.

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ScottW
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Scott: Oui, oui! Je suis un drĂ´le de type. Lately, just about any large software package, inluding OSes, are released early and with bugs. We are all beta testers in that sense.

BTT, when is Windows 7 supposed to ship? What's a good bet on when it will *actually* ship?

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Scott
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One of the Redmond minions leaked '09 but IMO 2010 is a more reasonable target. And who would be surprised if that gets pushed into 2011 or beyond. XP will be on SP6 by then ;)

FYI, we were lucky enough to beta test Windows OneCare and they did send us a free 1 year sub. As part of the Windows Feedback Program (they installed 'spyware' for 3 months), we were able to secure 1 copy of Vista Ultimate and 1 copy of Ultimate Orafice.

If I see any of these types of giveaways, I'll be sure to post them here.

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InDiSent
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good deal

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ScottW
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Scott, do I take it that your prediction of XP SP6 means you think that the June cutoff date for XP will be pushed out as well?

Here's one I bet you haven't heard before: "Beam me up, Scotty" Ha ha, how clever and original!

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Scott
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Well, I was kidding about XP SP6, but hey, ya never know with MS. Products are delayed, extended, amended ad nausea.
With the probability of having to integrate some or all of Yahoo, priorities will be like triage.

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xenomex
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@Jack,
what software do you use to get your desktop icons on the side..because it reallyclears up the desktop and makes it look tidy!

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Lighthouse
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You can do that in Vista without extra s/w

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Scott
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2 docks?

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xenomex
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lighthouse, can you please tell me how?

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Lighthouse
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Icon positioning in Advanced Appearance settings

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xenomex
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@Lighthouse,
where exaclty????

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Lighthouse
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@xenomex. You wont get it exactly like jacks this way (I think)
Enter "control.color" (without quotes) into a run box
prees Enter
select Advanced
You will find "Icon Spacing" in the drop down menu that starts with "Desktop"

Then you have to rename all the icons with (Alt+255 for the first one. Alt+255 Alt+255 for the second one. and so on))

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xenomex
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Thanks Lighthouse! :)

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Aleeve
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jack ur screen is awesome - i see u play cs and fear too!

but nice one - how did u get the theme thing for the taskbar?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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@aleeve i use both windows blinds(for the theme) and object dock plus(desktop docks). and yes i do play a little bit of fear and cs and every now and then i play half life

@scott actually i have three i have the two normal docks then i have the other one that is a tabbed dock and you can have as many docks as you want in object dock plus it's pretty sweet

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Aleeve
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@lighthouse the thing you said doesn't give you the same effect as jack's - as you said

anyway - here's my desktop just for the hell of it!

damn why's it so big! can someone resize please!

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Aleeve
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now here it is with an awesome skin i found - windows blinds rocks jack!

also - i know why it was so big before - i forgot to press apply, sorry!

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whs
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Aleeve, the size is fine - else it's hard to see details. If you want to resize it, you have to do it before you post it. If it's Photobucket, just double click on the image and then it will give you the option above the image. But don't make it too puny.
Edit: You tricked me, but it's no smaller

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Aleeve
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yes i thought it would be
but ok thanks
i am doing the photobucket thing - its changing size there, but not here - i'm confused!

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whs
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Photobucket probably did change the size. For checking post it once without changing the size - you will see the difference. You can always scrap it after the experiment. Full size will probably go to the right edge of the screen.

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Aleeve
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ok

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xenomex
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Hi, Heres my Desktop for the sake of nothing:

Sorry, it's quite big!
this is the smalles readable size i could get!

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whs
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I am not a big fan of Icon clutter on the desktop - I only retain Icons on items that I am currently working on plus the Icon repository and the bin. I rather enjoy a nice picture and place the Icons into AppLauncher, Quick Launch and Links.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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@xenomex you sure do have a lot of icons on the desktop

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Aleeve
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blimey - yeah you sure do!

yeah I try to keep mine as uncluttered as poss too, although not as extreeme as whs!

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Lighthouse
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I have one invisible icon on my desktop!

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Aleeve
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lets have a look!
i have an invisble one too! :)

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Lighthouse
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How can I post a screenshot of it? It's invisible!

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Aleeve
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just ur desktop :)
i get it - its a hidden file?
or have u just got no icons? :P

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Lighthouse
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I have one shortcut. It has an invisible icon, and an invisible name

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whs
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If you think mine is plain, let me show you the desktop of one of my friends who likes it "simple".

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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thumbs

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Aleeve
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haha
where is all his stuff!
start menu then? or hidden and then keyboard shortcuts?
or has he just got nothing installed?!

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whs
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Between Start and Quick Launch you can hide everything. LINKS is handy too for websites and folders. But this lady really has very little on her system.

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Aleeve
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yeah fair point

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whs
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I use a simple scheme:

- All the "system programs" like Spybot, Process Explorer, Command Prompt, etc. I put into Quick Launch
- All programs and folders I use all the time like HTG, Opera, AOL, Documents, Word, etc. I put into AppLauncher
- All programs that I use from time to time like Movie Maker, Paint, Media Center I put into Start
- All websites I want to have handy I put into LINKS
- Things I am currently testing out or reading I keep on the desktop.

This way I know where things are and I do not have too much clutter in one place.

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Aleeve
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kwl!

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whs
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Aleeve, what on earth does "kwl" mean? You guys always have this shorthand that is greek to me. Maybe you also know what "thumbs" means that jack used.

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Aleeve
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kwl = cool
thumbs = thumbs up as in nice one (i presume anyway - jack correct me if im wrong)
BUT, whs, can u speak klingon? (I cant!)

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whs
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Isn't Klingon from another world? - Now what is so difficult to type "cool" instead of "kwl" or "thumbs up" instead of only thumbs. Then everybody would understand - including those of us who grew up with other languages than English. It is difficult enough to navigate in a foreign language (English) all day long. And you have to be careful, because there are some friends that look up every word in Wikipedia and persue you if you did not use it in the right context. And then there are some others that just pull your leg.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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well i was accually thinking of the thumbs.db

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InDiSent
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Just thought I'd throw my screen shot in too. I use XP, not vista. I too do not like clutter. I have my Rocket Dock and that's about it. I have the desktop toolbar on my taskbar so that i can get to my shortcuts easily.


By indisent at 2008-05-21

The Rocket Dock hides when i don't mouse over it. I just made it show for the picture.

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whs
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scary

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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nice looks cool / kwl

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Aleeve
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nice one m8
:)

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xenomex
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LOL! You know the screenshot that i posted...it's supposed to be tidy and uncluttered...
if you saw it before, you would think "BLIMEY" its like a very very dense RainForest"
But i seriously need everything in the desktop.
but maybe it's cos i'm 14 :P

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Lighthouse
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Why do you need everything on the desktop?

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Aleeve
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Yeah I agree!
Why do you need so much stuff?
Quick launch, no?

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Lighthouse
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All that minimizing windows just to launch another one. I can't be doin' with that.

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xenomex
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I hate clutter, and all these xtra progs to >Tidy ur space< ,
i think i am gonna take of loads of extra stuff, i will post it when im done :)

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BurntToast
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I herd dat der is alredy a build 1 of windows 7 and I alsoi herd that its comong out in 2010

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Aleeve
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lighthouse
minimise all open windows win (win+m)
and maximise all the ones you just minimised with (win+shift+m) :)

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Lighthouse
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It's a lot easier just to quick launch.

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Aleeve
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yeah

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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you should try out launchy then you dont really need any thing on the desk top at all

you can get it here: http://www.filehippo.com/download_launchy/

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xenomex
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@LightHouse,
i have QuickLaunch, but i just dont like windows side bar...i can't bear it, the first thing i do when i boot up is exit sidebar, don't wanna use up any CPU even though my RAM is 2.0 GB :P

@Jack,
Great Launchy! i have just downloaded it now, very very cool.

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Lighthouse
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@xenomex. If you don't like it, why have it run at startup?

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xenomex
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@LightHouse,
i feel like an idiot not thinking of that, thanks!

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Lighthouse
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LOL

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xenomex
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Oo, i miss all the icons :

I filled the Quick Launch, it feels like Long Launch now LOL.
BTW, does anyone know the name of the "Windows Side Bad" in the MSConfig Startup settings?
i'm not sure which one to choose.
EDIT by User :
I found a helpful link : https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/disable-windows-sidebar-in-vista/

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whs
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xenomex, why don't you enable Quick Launch. Right click on the taskbar > Toolbars > check Quick Launch. This way all the program icons will disappear behind 2 chevrons (>>). If you click the chevrons, the icons with the program names will reappear.
Regarding the sidebar: in All Programs > Accessories you will find it and can start it from there. Then go to the top of the sidebar and click on the + to find the different options (gadgets). Note, there are a lot more on-line (on the bottom right of the sidebar options window).
PS: the sidebar is great. Especially the AppLauncher and the meters.

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InDiSent
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I don't understand why you guys use Launchy. I need to check it out. From what i gather though, it seems you don't really need it. I have all my icons hidden and i have the desktop toolbar on my taskbar. Just click the chevron and up pops a menu with all of my desktop icons. Am i missing something with the Launchy thing?


By indisent at 2008-05-22

With Rocket Dock and my desktop toolbar on the taskbar, what else do i need?

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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launchy

http://www.filehippo.com/download_launchy/

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