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Eiraku
post Oct 25 2007, 01:26 AM, updated 9 years ago
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I dunno if anybody posted this already, but here's a new, very interesting circular dock from the guy that brought us WinFlip... MagicFormation!

It is very light on system resources (500k-1MB with the "save physical memory" option checked), very smooth, is very versatile (multiple selectable pages - much like a tabbed dock, system tray functions, customizable PNG icons, customizable layout - straight like a normal dock or the default orbit) and can be started with a mouse gesture (really intuitive stuff here guys) or a keyboard shortcut... It will also suspend itself when it detects a game running (tested with Half-Life 2 Episode 2)... thumbup.gif

The only problems are it uses the ugly icons straight from the exe you're pointing it at if no custom icons are specified and the animations are not customizable (only the default magnify animation available)... And make sure to turn off the "use skin images for icons" under the Icons tab in options to get rid of the ugly bubbles that ring your icons... icon_rolleyes.gif

Pics below, customized mine with kol's BeOS icons from Deviantart...

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post Oct 25 2007, 02:26 AM
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hmm something like object dock
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post Oct 25 2007, 04:40 AM
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QUOTE(choyster @ Oct 25 2007, 02:26 AM)
hmm something like object dock
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With a lot less memory usage... thumbup.gif
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post Oct 25 2007, 05:06 AM
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looks interesting. but i would prefer if it looks like this.
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post Oct 25 2007, 01:26 PM
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QUOTE(yukihatsu @ Oct 25 2007, 05:06 AM)
looks interesting. but i would prefer if it looks like this.
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where's the image?
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post Oct 25 2007, 03:05 PM
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QUOTE(dOtcO[m] @ Oct 25 2007, 01:26 PM)
where's the image?
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post Oct 25 2007, 07:10 PM
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Looks like an old project called Orbit, can find it here

http://www.ecocardio.com.br/orbit/

But that one quite the makan CPU processing speed, hope this one better rclxms.gif


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post Oct 26 2007, 10:49 AM
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wow, thanks for da info. im gonna try it rite away smile.gif
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post Oct 26 2007, 09:16 PM
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QUOTE(Eiraku @ Oct 25 2007, 01:26 AM)
I dunno if anybody posted this already, but here's a new, very interesting circular dock from the guy that brought us WinFlip... MagicFormation!

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can help me with the download? i donno know how 2 explore the site
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post Oct 26 2007, 09:46 PM
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QUOTE(LostAndFound @ Oct 25 2007, 07:10 PM)
Looks like an old project called Orbit, can find it here

http://www.ecocardio.com.br/orbit/

But that one quite the makan CPU processing speed, hope this one better rclxms.gif
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Haha, I remember that one... Yeah, makan memory like nobody's business and yeah, this one MILES better (500+KB only running? Orbit ate up 24+MBs of memory!)
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post Oct 27 2007, 04:01 PM
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Thanks for sharing man..good stuffs here..
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post Nov 18 2008, 11:33 PM
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bump it!

really cool app. move your cursor in circle and wala! the dock appears
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post Nov 19 2008, 08:04 PM
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Glad ur diggin it mate... I'm still using it here, amongst other strange stuff rendering my Vista lappy into my own, incomprehensible GUI... brows.gif

People can't even print word documents on my lappy without me around... sweat.gif
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post Nov 19 2008, 09:17 PM
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Looks cool. Downloading now...


Added on November 20, 2008, 12:58 amHaha, using it now. This isn't just look cool, it's really cool. The functionality, customization and all really great. Using it happily now. Thanks TS for sharing this !


Added on November 20, 2008, 1:02 amWell, one thing bothers me though. Sometimes I need to make like two or three circle to make it appear. But doesn't spoil the overall usability.

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post Nov 21 2008, 12:03 AM
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QUOTE(Eiraku @ Nov 19 2008, 08:04 PM)
Glad ur diggin it mate... I'm still using it here, amongst other strange stuff rendering my Vista lappy into my own, incomprehensible GUI... brows.gif

People can't even print word documents on my lappy without me around... sweat.gif
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what other stuff ur using?
QUOTE(lord_aminkin @ Nov 19 2008, 09:17 PM)
Looks cool. Downloading now...


Added on November 20, 2008, 12:58 amHaha, using it now. This isn't just look cool, it's really cool. The functionality, customization and all really great. Using it happily now. Thanks TS for sharing this !


Added on November 20, 2008, 1:02 amWell, one thing bothers me though. Sometimes I need to make like two or three circle to make it appear. But doesn't spoil the overall usability.
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sm only. but its still cool. show off to frens who put dock. we just make a circle n poof!!!
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post Nov 21 2008, 08:15 AM
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One more thing. I didn't realize it the first time using it but after playing some games this dock will appear and interrupting the game. That somehow annoys me. Each time I accidentally make a circle when playing a game, this dock will appear destroying the mood of the game. I can't find any other option except to quit the program or pause it every time I want to play a game.
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post Nov 21 2008, 09:46 AM
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yeah customizing it with icons from iconspedia.com
its cool, neat and customizable
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post Nov 21 2008, 11:18 AM
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QUOTE(lord_aminkin @ Nov 21 2008, 08:15 AM)
One more thing. I didn't realize it the first time using it but after playing some games this dock will appear and interrupting the game. That somehow annoys me. Each time I accidentally make a circle when playing a game, this dock will appear destroying the mood of the game. I can't find any other option except to quit the program or pause it every time I want to play a game.
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What games do you play? I have NEVER (emphasis given) had MF appearing on me while playing any of me games (BF2:AIX2, Fallout 3, Bioshock, Sins of a Solar Empire, CS:S, HL2, etc.), hence I was recommending it... sweat.gif

QUOTE(kazasho @ Nov 21 2008, 12:03 AM)
what other stuff ur using?
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SharpE, 3RVX, WallpaperSlideshowLT, Samurize, Switcher, Autohotkey, MF + a heck of a lot of DIY Vista system file modding... brows.gif


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post Nov 21 2008, 11:32 AM
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Red Alert 3. Other games you mention above is no problem to you eh? Haven't tried on those games, but certainly it interrupted Red Alert 3 that I played.
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post Nov 21 2008, 11:50 AM
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QUOTE(lord_aminkin @ Nov 21 2008, 11:32 AM)
Red Alert 3. Other games you mention above is no problem to you eh? Haven't tried on those games, but certainly it interrupted Red Alert 3 that I played.
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Aha... I thought so... Was thinking it might be an RTS... sweat.gif

I don't really play RTSs, the closest I get to them would be Sins, but even that's not quite RTS-y... brows.gif

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