Among all the things that, apparently a couple of, you do. I would like to propose a concept of interest to me, the programs and the communities I represent. Hopefully, after the proposal and concepts, I hope you will be interested as well. As the two software that I intend to mention are both free, and may possibly enhance (if not increase usage) the use of Dexpot.
Granted there is some confusion surrounding these software. That these are strictly for "Desktop Customization". This only a single aspect of the software that I represent.
We are looking for cleaner use in these programs in order to work and communicate with Dexpot better.
I will start with the easiest of the two proposed software: Circle Dock
Circle Dock is a free Application Launcher. Small, versatile, and portable.
I am looking not so much for an integration, with Circle Dock, but rather an expansion to Dexpot to better serve Application Launchers, and not just Circle Dock alone.
What I propose is to add "Command Line" functionality to dexpot.
Not many Command Lines would be required, I am thinking of the following:
Ability to select a desktop via Command Line
and continue to 20. When the Command Line sequence is utilized in a shortcut, Dexpot would then go to that screen.
Ability to navigate Next and Previous Desktop(s)
Simple Navigation through the VD screens
Ability to pull up a short list of additional functionality
Primary List of quickly accessed Windows, any other you may think of adding here would be great.
A Command Line Argument could then be added to a simple Desktop Icon or Program Launcher.
The Command Line argument would look like the following:
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"C:\Program Files (x86)\Dexpot\dexpot.exe" -desktop3
I have derived this idea from older software and that I control Winamp and other programs via Command line.
A closer integration with Circle Dock would be preferable, but I am unaware of how integrated we would want or need to be (???)
The proposed Command Line solution I think would be best for all concerned.
If this is something Viable that can be programmed in to Dexpot.
Since I am unaware of your coding, I am also unaware of how difficult this would be.
More information on Circle Dock can be found here:
I would be honored to be your contact if you have any questions regarding Circle Dock
This concept we are definitely looking into from our end, but apparently are hitting some limitations, that I am not completely clear on.
As it stand at this moment. If we run Rainmeter, all desktop skins will either be repeated to all the desktops, or "Sticky" to a single desktop.
What would are looking to accomplish is that we can select what skins/gadgets/tools go to which desktops.
Such as: Placing a CPU and RA monitor in one desktop, but having RSS and Weather in another, and then Network Monitors in another desktop.
As I understand it, programming would have to be developed so that Dexpot could communicate with Rainmeter or vice versus.
As it is now, Rainmeter does not understand That it is operating on a Virtual Desktop, therefore can not save the appropriate information to reset to Virtual Desktops. I am certain that this is only part of the issue at large.
I know I am probably not making much sense at this point, and would seem that unless you have tried Rainmeter in the Dexpot environment, I fear I have lost you in the description.
Rainmeter is incredibly versatile, and completely open source.
Rainmeter easily accepts plug-ins and add-ons.
It is my hope that you can assist us at Rainmeter to accomplish this goal, or develop a third party tool that would communicate with Rainmeter to produce the same results.
As I have said; Rainmeter is completely open source and reviewing teh software and code is easy.
If this seems like a project that you would be interested in handling, you are welcome to contact our programmers through the Rainmeter web sites or through me directly, and I will try to answer any questions you may have.
So long as you understand I am no programmer myself. I am just the organizer and promoter (for lack of better terminology)
More information on Rainmeter can be obtained at the following URL's:
Code Site: http://code.google.com/p/rainmeter
Home Page: http://www.rainmeter.net
Well I hope I have peaked your interest and that you will seriously consider above proposed, and that Rainmeter and Circle Dock can have a great relationship with Dexpot software and community.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at any time, and I will respond as soon as I can
Take your time, I am patient, and shall await your response
As a final suggestion: Would it be possible for you folks to get the RSS feeds up and working for the forum???
SGT. E. V. McKay