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More love for Windows 7 in the coming version of x2

Post by wasker » 2009 Oct 27, 03:28

Nikos, is it possible to add taskbar progress indication in robust copy, move and delete progress windows when x2 is running on Windows 7?

That'd be a really nice touch!
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Post by nikos » 2009 Oct 27, 05:59

how does that look? do you have any link?

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Post by Kilmatead » 2009 Oct 27, 08:36

I believe he's referring to this:

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...which looks even better if one uses extended length taskbar icons (registry fix *) with text, but to each his own.

Purely a superficial effect, but it is pretty.  That said, if the task is hidden in the background, the highlight does provide a more visual record than the standard "percentage" display.

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* HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics 250

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Post by nikos » 2009 Oct 27, 08:43

so does it work already?

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Post by Kilmatead » 2009 Oct 27, 08:52

No, this is just what you get from a standard drag-drop - the robust copy shows nought but a boring grey bar and textual percentage.

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(Example as per registry, above.)

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Post by wasker » 2009 Oct 27, 13:53

Kilmatead showed right picture.
nikos wrote:so does it work already?
In x2 -- no, unless someone still uses drag-n-drop for copying. I'd like to see progress indication in robust progress windows (copy, move, delete).

This article will give you some pointers to their new taskbar APIs.
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Post by Kilmatead » 2009 Oct 27, 15:09

...and just in case Nikos is wondering why he might bother with something so seemingly frivolous and trite as a simple graphical augmentation (when the rest of the world is going to heck in a handbasket), keep in mind that graphical integration with a trendy new OS is sexy, and, Nikos, sex sells.

(Disclaimer: I do not actually hold the above opinion myself, and would personally prefer to lead a life fomenting strife and amity of medieval proportion if left to my own devices - but it is sexy, and sex does sell.  And as mentioned, if the copy/move is relegated to a background process, this is a subtle - yet still visual - reminder of time/progress left.)

(Now, off to figure out how to sell strife and amity to unsuspecting retirees... :wink:)

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Post by wasker » 2009 Oct 27, 15:17

Kilmatead wrote:...and just in case Nikos is wondering why he might bother with something so seemingly frivolous and trite as a simple graphical augmentation (when the rest of the world is going to heck in a handbasket), keep in mind that graphical integration with a trendy new OS is sexy, and, Nikos, sex sells.
Well, I was thinking of Nikos making the life of his software users easier (background process progress notification, you know), but yeah, you can view this suggestion from this point as well.
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