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by traycerb
21.04.2020 04:12:18
Forum: Support
Topic: Hiding the System Tray (Notification Area) as a rule or hotkey
Replies: 0
Views: 692

Hiding the System Tray (Notification Area) as a rule or hotkey

Dexpot allows a virtual desktop to hide various Windows components, e.g. desktop icons, etc. (Configure Desktops > Tools > Hide Desktop Components). One of these components is the System tray (aka notification area), the part of the Windows Taskbar which includes all the little icons and the date/ti...
by traycerb
23.03.2020 09:27:11
Forum: Support
Topic: Window resizing on desktop switch
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: Window resizing on desktop switch

Your request prompted me to try debugging the issue in more detail using the log. I figured out the issue, though I didn't need the log per se. When I switch to one desktop, to have a desktop with minimal distractions, I also hide the taskbar ("Configure Desktops > MyDesktop#3 > Tools > Hide De...
by traycerb
20.03.2020 20:16:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Window resizing on desktop switch
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: Window resizing on desktop switch

thanks for the guidance. I tried this and wasn't able to get it to work. I tried in both the mywechsel.ini and wechsel.ini files. I had previously assigned the application to a desktop, and I removed that, but no luck. I also tried using the .exe's full file path (as used in my .dxp file for the des...
by traycerb
19.03.2020 20:10:58
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I get a blank desktop?
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

Re: Can I get a blank desktop?

well you posted in the wrong subforum if you were expecting help, but the option is there, in the conveniently named "Configure Desktops" option, under Tools -> Hide Desktop components (desktop icons). Downloading a new program and installing a new module sounds like more work than just lo...
by traycerb
24.02.2020 00:16:04
Forum: Support
Topic: Window resizing on desktop switch
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Window resizing on desktop switch

I have an application (Epic) running through a Citrix receiver (wfica32.exe) which I have assigned to one of my desktops. I have multiple monitors, and the application's window size usually spans the monitors. After switching to a different desktop, and returning back to my original desktop, I find ...
by traycerb
26.08.2016 15:15:49
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Disabling / Remapping native Windows hotkeys / shortcuts
Replies: 0
Views: 2846

Disabling / Remapping native Windows hotkeys / shortcuts

Not strictly a Dexpot question per se, but I wanted to use some shortcuts to switch between Dexpot desktops. But my prime candidates Ctrl+Alt+Tab and Win+Tab are native Windows shortcuts and I can't see how to override that. i even tried disabling "all" WinKey shortcuts (http://www.askvg.c...
by traycerb
12.07.2016 16:14:05
Forum: Support
Topic: Skin or theme for each desk
Replies: 2
Views: 1813

Re: Skin or theme for each desk

Haven't tried it out extensively, but just to confirm, it does work on win10. Download either the 32 or 64 bit version and type the following command in Configure Desktops -> Start-up -> Command. Command takes Windows .theme files. D:\Temp>changetheme.exe C:\Users\yourUsername\AppData\Local\Microsof...
by traycerb
27.05.2016 08:30:02
Forum: Support
Topic: Desktop Preview shows icons for non-active apps
Replies: 1
Views: 1182

Desktop Preview shows icons for non-active apps

On Win10 running 1.6.14, Build 2439, the Desktop Preview shows some icons for Metro-style programs that aren't active. See picture. In my case, the apps represented by those icons are Calendar, Photos, Settings. The only one of those I ever use is Settings, so maybe Win10 keeps the other ones runnin...
by traycerb
11.09.2014 03:45:36
Forum: Support
Topic: Duplicate icons in Dexpot Preview using Windows Media Player
Replies: 0
Views: 1844

Duplicate icons in Dexpot Preview using Windows Media Player

I get duplicated icons in Dexpot Preview when using Windows Media Player (WMP). There are usually 5 WMP icons, 4 the same size and one slightly smaller one, the latter of which disappears when WMP is minimized. Here's a few pics showing the duplicate icons, and the desktop showing no other applicati...
by traycerb
20.06.2013 06:35:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Changing backgrounds changes multiple monitor orientation
Replies: 3
Views: 2140

Re: Changing backgrounds changes multiple monitor orientatio

So sorry. Initially, I too didn't think dexpot would be at fault, but it seemed very repeatable. After shutting all other programs off, one I realized I couldn't switch off was ATI's Catalyst Control Center (CCC). Digging in CCC's options it turns out that it has a "Desktop Manager", in ta...
by traycerb
19.06.2013 10:42:50
Forum: Support
Topic: Changing backgrounds changes multiple monitor orientation
Replies: 3
Views: 2140

Changing backgrounds changes multiple monitor orientation

Minor bug to report. On Win 7x64 with Dexpot 1.6.4 Build 2186, I have two monitors, physically side-by-side with desktop extended horizontally across both. If i change a virtual desktop's background in Dexpot (Configure Desktops | background tab), it changes the orientation of the monitors from side...
by traycerb
15.05.2012 07:04:15
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Restore Taskbar size after switching to desktop without it
Replies: 2
Views: 2354

Re: Restore Taskbar size after switching to desktop without

Any thoughts on this? Can the devs replicate this, i.e., the taskbar not remembering settings between desktops? If so, any thoughts on a fix in the pipeline, or, failing that, ideas for work-arounds? Currently on Win7 x64, Dexpot 1.5.99 Build 1858.
by traycerb
15.05.2012 06:58:33
Forum: Support
Topic: Bug or Expected? Notepad++ doesn't move to new desktop
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Bug or Expected? Notepad++ doesn't move to new desktop

On Win7 x64 with Dexpot 1.5.99 Build 1858, when I have Notepad++ already open in one desktop, eg DeskA, and then, while in DeskB, I launch Notepad++ from the Start menu, Notepad++ briefly flashes and then disappears. I can only bring it to DeskB if I manually move it, eg via drag-drop in Desktop pre...
by traycerb
02.04.2012 09:29:28
Forum: Support
Topic: mouse relocation and window focus when switching desktops
Replies: 1
Views: 1601

mouse relocation and window focus when switching desktops

when switching desktops, i find my mouse will sometimes move to a different location (commonly centered on screen), or, even if it remains in the same location on the new desktop, the window the mouse is over doesn't have focus. can anyone else replicate this? It happens intermittently when I use sh...
by traycerb
02.04.2012 09:20:15
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Mousewheel switches only when Dexpot window focused
Replies: 0
Views: 1239

Mousewheel switches only when Dexpot window focused

In the plugin Mouse events, it would be great if the option to switch desktops using the mouse wheel (Settings > Plugins and Extras > Mouse Events > Configure > Mouse Wheel) worked only when a dexpot window (e.g. preview, manager) was focused. this would alleviate the need to use the keyboard to swi...
by traycerb
02.04.2012 05:40:33
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Restore Taskbar size after switching to desktop without it
Replies: 2
Views: 2354

Restore Taskbar size after switching to desktop without it

Is there a way to ensure that when returning from a virtual desktop where the taskbar is hidden, that the original taskbar size is restored? I normally keep my taskbar vertical, and fairly wide. When I go to a desktop where the taskbar is hidden (option Configure Desktops > Tools > Hide Deskop compo...
by traycerb
25.09.2010 02:38:08
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Switching desktops with mouse wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 3990

Re: Switching desktops with mouse wheel

I promise not to complain if you add the feature :wink: Seriously, it would be great. At the same time I understand you probably already have lots of things to implement and you're all probably busy with other things besides. That said, if you have the time and it's easy to implement, maybe consider...
by traycerb
24.09.2010 11:14:36
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Switching desktops with mouse wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 3990

Re: Switching desktops with mouse wheel

thanks for the heads up. wasn't aware of that. i don't think this feature is on your roadmap though, so unless i encounter too many problems (haven't had any issues so far) i'll probably stick with it.
by traycerb
23.09.2010 00:45:38
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Dexpot Preview and Fitt's Law
Replies: 11
Views: 2965

Re: Dexpot Preview and Fitt's Law

Nevermind my last request. There's a perfectly good alternative way to do this with autohotkey, which I posted here:

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1922
by traycerb
23.09.2010 00:40:29
Forum: Feature requests
Topic: Switching desktops with mouse wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 3990

Re: Switching desktops with mouse wheel

Building off Ben Hill's solution, and with a little (a lot actually) of help from some people at the autohotkey forums, I was able to get this to work as I wanted. First set up the Win+R and Win+L shortcuts in dexpot as previously described, and then install autohotkey and use one of the following s...

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