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[UPDATE] Added in "Start with Windows" option... the one option that i keep on forgetting. I kept the zip file name the same so that people can download this newer version from websites that link directly to JumpPad.

Windows Vista and Windows 7, Aero required.

So after listening to many, Many suggestions, here is JumpPad 2.1

New Features:
* Startup Info-Splash screen. Only shows once.
* Customizable Icon Size.
* (Even) Better Icon and file association rendering.
* Improved memory management.
* Several Speed improvements.
* Fav folder. Right-click an icon/file to add it to your Faves.
* You can delete files from your Fav menu, with the right-click. Delete ONLY works in the Fav menu!
* Start menu is now a visible Item.

A note:
Even though JumpPad has been very much optimized, tweaked, and configured for the best app for the lowest amount of memory usage, please keep this in mind...

JumpPad does a LOT of graphics work behind the scene. To put it in layman's terms, every icon that you have it show, is, to some extent, a layer. Most people have about 100 apps on there PC. I myself have over 300, and that's with duplicate eliminations turned on (default, always on).

So Imaging opening up Photoshop, the Gimp, Paint.Net, whatever Graphics art app that you want, and starting a file, and doing 100 layers on that image. The app WILL start eating up memory.

While I have done a lot of research on how to best free up memory, the correct way to dispose of graphics as they are no longer needed, and several optimizing techniques, and having run JumpPad through two different Memory Leak detecting and optimizing apps... This is about as good as it gets.

The more files you have it show, the more RAM it will eat. that's just how it is. I have literally tried everything that I know to make it memory friendly.

For me, JumpPad runs about 20-50MB with consistent use, and limiting it to smaller folders.

Anyway, hope everyone likes 2.1! This will be the last independent JumpPad release, as it is getting code-merged with Harmony, and Harmony will inherit all of it's unique properties.

Solo
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JumpBiest Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
«★»«☆» I love deviantART!  Great App, I Love It...!  +fav  &  Added to my devWatch!  «★»«☆»«★» GOOD JOB...! Thumbs Up «☆»«★»
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks :D But I no longer support it as how I do not use Windows any more, so that is the final version.
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I-want-that-cookie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
nice
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tedysparkz Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
any way how to show a custom folder??? when i use it its always show my startmenu icon.. and its look so mess for me... i just want to show my custom folder.. help me please?
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
click the upper-right hand green check mark, and choose a button to assign a folder. when you do so the folder chosen will now show up on the left-hand side of the items.
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19Nightwing91 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Hey I wish to make it a Shortcut to Activate it Instead of Mouseover.. Is this Possible?
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
sadly no, it is not, however, you can use the control panel's properties to shrink the mouseover size. Just reduce the "Hotspot" pixel size.

That IS a good idea though.
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bombninjanaruto Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Support for more than six folders, please?

Also, does this only work with shortcuts, or can we manually add the actual program's .exe to the JumpPad?

Custom icon support?
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tjdvlf726 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
It would be wonderful if u added some tutorials for computer amateurs like me...
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Best advice i can give? Download vb Express (or c#, however, VB is easier to read and understand), and start playing around in the IDE. Thats exactly how i learned. Except i did it in DOS, with QBasic.
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josemanuels Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Gosto muito deste produto facilita muito para ter o ambiente de trabalho limpo....
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Obrigado Estou feliz que vocÍ gosta ... (by Google Translate)
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effaw995 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
How can I uninstall this JumpPad?
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
If you downloaded it from here, then just delete the folder. I know that Jumppad comes with a Skin Pack now, if you installed it that way, then re-run the installer, and if it lets you, have it remove it.

JumpPad has no real "install" files, the whole folder is self contained, so just deleting the folder should work for both ways.

Was there something wrong with it? Did you not like it?
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M-Awesome Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Can you make one where you can choose your own folders because it takes a long time to load start menu. and instead of dim background can you make it blur out AND dimmed? And can you make a version that has icons with more spacing like in the real launchpad? I know i'm asking for a lot of stuff. Thank-you for your great work, solo-dev!
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Not promising anything, but we will see.
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M-Awesome Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
YAY!
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fagger1uk Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Hi evan the JumpPad download on this site my norton says it has a virus can you check this file because someone might have messed with it thats why the maker of Lion Skin Pack 8.0 64 bit downloaded this file for his theme so I would take this file of this site and re upload it Again OK thank you for all your help Simon Foster
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
ok, i just re-compiled the app from scratch, and as how i just re-formatted my computer no more than a few days ago, i can promise you that it is virus free. If Norton says something, then it is showing a false-positive, and you can ignore it.

[link]
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fagger1uk Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Hi can you help me I installed Lion Skin Pack 8.0 64 bit my norton says that JumpPad has a virus OK thank you for all your help Simon Foster
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
If Lion skinpack installs it, and has an option for what to install, dont install it using that. Download what i have here and just unzip it and thenput it in it's own folder. Those skinpacks use a type of compression tech to make the files smaller, and some antiviruses register them as a virus.

Plus, your installing secondhand from some one else's machine, and your trusting that the point of the themepack's origin was 100% virus and malware free, thats not safe, it is usually best to download from the site and do it yourself.
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XtremeTakeoff Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ummm everytime I try to run it keeps saying I need to download a certain NET Framework. What is this and where can I download it?
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
it is most likley telling you to get 3.5, although it may be saying 4.0.
see here.

This page links to .Net 4, however, if you need one of the prior versions, look at the bottom of the page, listed under "Prior Versions"

[link]
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blajano Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
It'd be great to display the name of the shortcut too
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
it should happen on mouse-over. or i mat be wrong, it has been a while since i have worked on the code.
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blajano Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
In any case, if you need help with the design process, I'd be glad to help.
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blajano Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
I know, but there could be an option to display it by default. Having a cluttered screen full of nameless icons somewhat defeats the purpose of the program.
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the offer for the Design Process help. I am really thinking hard about releasing the source code for this. I dont now if you do code in .net, but if i did, it would allow you to "roll your own" version.
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blajano Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Unfortunately, I don't code, I would definitely help you with design elements, backgrounds icons, etc.
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ap0606251 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
if the right top close button can move closer the upper right corner,can close faster.:rofl:
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Sesqua Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
paper icons!?
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Only one other user has had this issue, and honestly, i have no idea why thats happening.
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Sesqua Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Thank you for at least responding. Really is shame, as I truly like the program!
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Sesqua Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Is this software still in beta? Is this a final release? Is this program supposed to work on Windows 7 SP 1 64bit? Is there anyway to fix the "paper with no image" issue? Other than not being able to use it because I like to see icons that represent my programs (other than a blank piece of paper) I would recommend this to others.
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
The app is made on Win 7 x64, but not SP1. Dont have the bandwidth to download it. That could be whats causing the issue.
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Sesqua Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
7 Ultimate 64bit sp1--shows nothing but paper icons. Does anyone know how to rectify this issue?
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ap0606251 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
thank you for your job,i very like JumpPad.
i have a suggest:can it remove the “startMenu” on the left or set the default folder when jumpPad the first time startup after restart the system.
and if the ESC key on keyboard can close the Pop-up box will be better.
thank you.
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
those are some goof suggestion, i will try to add them in.
I have to keep the start menu (to many asked for it), but i can make it so that you can set the default start folder, if you have assigned a folder to a custom folder button. Also, the ESC key is a popular suggestion, so i will add that in also.
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fagger1uk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
can you help me on JumpPad All I get is white icons can you help thank you
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
are they white icons with a red "X"?
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fagger1uk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
no thay are just white icons with out an icon photo can you help thank you
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
can you take a screen shot and post it for me? I have never heard of that happening before.
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fagger1uk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
What is your email so I can send you a screenshot of my jumpPad with white icons
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
solo.dev [at] gmail.com
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maxxdout Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
So what exactly does this do?
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Long answer: [link]

Short answer: It's a Launchpad clone form the Mac.

You can move your mouse to the top-left hand corner of the screen, and it will list all of your apps in a single, easy to use and mouse wheel scrollable menu.
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frank1n Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Where is the Dock With Sections?
Great Update!
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That has not been released yet. Still working on it... It wont be released until next week.
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gamba11 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great version! much better then the last one
imoh there are more thing to improve:
-better windows start button
-the option to delete items from jump-pad
-more options to close it instead of one button at the right top
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I cant do anything at all about the start button, sorry...
Delete is in there, but only for the Fav folder. You can right-click and send any app / file to the Fave menu (the arrow) by right-clicking, and you can delete, but only form the Fav menu. this is done like this to keep users from messing up the startMenu items.

And your right, and "Esc" keypress would be a good thing to add in to close out the window...
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