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betterdan
07-18-09, 06:16 PM
Anyone running Win 7 X64 and have Objectdock installed? I ran into an odd problem with it and was wondering if anyone else experienced the same thing.
I have the games, accessories and system tools (that's the only ones I've tried and found problems) folders displayed on the dock bar and have them display a drop down menu when they are clicked. Well most of the icons in that drop down work when I click on them but some pop up an error message saying the file cannot be found. Now if I have it open those folders instead of displaying a menu then try to open the problem ones inside the window that opens then they work fine. :eek2:

Some of the problem programs are Snipping Tool, Sticky Notes, Windows Mobility Center, all the games that come with windows, system restore and winrar.

Tuork
07-20-09, 01:12 AM
If you point me to a download and give me a more clear explanation of what the problem is, I'll gladly test it out for you.

betterdan
07-20-09, 02:26 AM
Go here http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/ and download the free one.

Run the program and it will place a dock on your desktop like in the video on this page http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/learn.asp

Ok now drag your games folder in the start menu to the dock (not the games explorer but the folder located in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Games)
Ok now the folder will be on your dock. Right click on the folder in the dock and click "Dock Entry Properties" then check the box that says "Show folder in a menu" and click ok. Now click on the games folder in the dock and it will be like the start menu listing everything in the games folder. Try clicking on some of the games that came with windows and you will see that they will not open and probably give you an error message. You can do the same thing with the System Tools and Accessories folder and some of the programs won't work.

Ok now right click on that games folder in the dock again and click "Dock Entry Properties" then UNcheck the box that says "Show folder in a menu" and then click ok. Now click on the games folder and now this time instead of the menu you will have it open a new window with everything in the games folder. If you try and run the games now they run fine.
For some reason it just won't work with the menu.

Tuork
07-20-09, 12:56 PM
Aye Aye, Captn'!

Will report back in a while with my findings.

betterdan
07-20-09, 01:54 PM
10-4 sir!

ViN86
07-20-09, 05:52 PM
If you want a dock, just use RocketDock. It's free and compatible.

http://rocketdock.com/

mailman2
07-20-09, 06:49 PM
If you want a dock, just use RocketDock. It's free and compatible.

http://rocketdock.com/

Rocketdock is killer. I've been using it for a long time now.

Bearclaw
07-20-09, 06:49 PM
I use DD Doc. :bleh:

betterdan
07-20-09, 06:51 PM
I use DD Doc. :bleh:

:lol:


I saw that Rocketdock also but just haven't tried it yet. I'll give it a shot.

I see Rocketdock is not supported with a 64 bit OS just like Objectdock isn't :(

Please note that Windows XP x64 Edition, Windows Vista 64-bit Editions, and alternate shells are not supported.

Drolfrawd
07-20-09, 07:02 PM
Bob has been abused by DD Doc

betterdan
07-20-09, 07:07 PM
Just installed Rocketdock and it's ok but it doesn't have the ability to have folders open in a menu instead of opening them in a window. That is one feature I really like about Objectdock. Objectdock looks a little nicer to me also.

ViN86
07-20-09, 09:07 PM
Just installed Rocketdock and it's ok but it doesn't have the ability to have folders open in a menu instead of opening them in a window. That is one feature I really like about Objectdock. Objectdock looks a little nicer to me also.

You mean you want it like Apple's Dock where the folder opens in the menu?

betterdan
07-20-09, 09:27 PM
You mean you want it like Apple's Dock where the folder opens in the menu?

Yea I guess so. I just want when I click on a folder on the dock where it displays a menu like in my screenshot.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/betterdan/dock.jpg

LurkerLito
07-21-09, 08:39 AM
Object dock plus does install a 64bit version. I am running it now :). I haven't tried it in Win7 x64 though. I probably won't till I install Win7 when it hits technet

Tuork
07-21-09, 11:20 AM
Sorry I haven't gotten back to you Betterdan, I got sidetracked with other stuff.
Will try and get you some intel this afternoon.

hokeyplyr48
07-22-09, 08:11 PM
Yea I guess so. I just want when I click on a folder on the dock where it displays a menu like in my screenshot.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/betterdan/dock.jpg

looks like theres a perfect dock at the bottom too! see it? I'm pretty sure it's built into windows, man thats convenient! :captnkill:

betterdan
07-23-09, 06:31 AM
looks like theres a perfect dock at the bottom too! see it? I'm pretty sure it's built into windows, man thats convenient! :captnkill:

Problem is, that you can't drag folders to the built in "perfect dock at the bottom" and have them show up there. You only get the option to pin to Windows Explorer. You can of course make a toolbar for a folder on the "perfect dock at the bottom" like I had before but it looks like warmed over crap because it doesn't show an icon, it shows the name of the folder instead, thus why I was looking for something different. Plus having a "perfect dock at the top" gives me more room for more icons that are easily accessible. ;)

Here is what it looked like with the toolbars on the "perfect dock at the bottom". It takes up too much room and looks like Gib's ass after a good pounding (that is bad)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/betterdan/desktop2.jpg