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TaskDock by SuprVillain TaskDock by SuprVillain
WINDOWS 7 ONLY.

TaskDock gives the Windows 7 Superbar (Taskbar) a bit more of a "dock" like feel. It will center and re-adjust the Tasks area of the taskbar, centering it, expanding and contracting with new apps and old apps, as they are created and terminated.

~** Added in a manual Config Centering applet. from the tray icon menu > Config Centering. Drag the arrow to wherever (only horizontal registers) and double-click on the green arrow to save and apply the centering. **~

TO EXIT THE APP : (read this, ok?) it's icon is located in the system tray, a green orb with a circle around it. Right click. it has only one option, that is EXIT. Give it some time, and it will restore your taskbar to how it should be.

This is my first post in #Design-Shell, hope yall like it.
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:icondmcinturf:
dmcinturf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Works fine for me on Windows 8.1
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Thumpxr Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Will there ever be a version vor Win8.1?
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
nope, source code lost in a hdd crash.  Also, I have left Windows behind, I use Linux (Kubuntu) now. 
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gumus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks really cool, but can you make it work on nVidia Surround multimonitor set (i.e. really wide screen)? My resolution is 5760x1200 and an annoying effect of Surround is that all app icons are on the far left on the task bar. I'd love to have them aligned in the center of the middle screen. But when I try to set the position using your app, it crashes instantly saying:

Run-time error '6':
Overflow

Center.txt file contains only this " 43200 "

Could something be done ebout this? I can't use DisplayFusion since Windows can see just one big screen, not three separate screens.
PS: Can you also move the Start Orb? I think Windows doesn't support such tweak, but man that would be so cool.
Thank you for what you do!
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pokemon17007 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
It's quite good. But after reboot my computer, I have to change its position again, is there any way to make it "stable"?
Thanks :D
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It should remember the position, but it has this thing with not doing so that i never could figure out.
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pokemon17007 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Yah it remembers the position, it shows up a notepad with number, but somehow Windows, maybe, changes itself. I don't know :p
Manually re-center would be much easier if the green arrow was not disappear until we click [x] - close button.
Your software is the only one do the job "auto center", I very appreciate it :)
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
well the math for the autocenter is screen.width /2 - dock.width /2 and that # should be where the left of the dock is supposed to be. it's very simple, i dont know why others have not made use of it yet... go figure.

I will look in to re-writing the app in .net. A LOT of people seem to still make use of it, so it is justified i guess.
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pokemon17007 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Great!! I hope your software would be released soon!!!
Thanks and HAPPY NEW YEAR! :D
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BabyMilano Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
to somebody can't use this app : after double click, see in notification area > right click the green > config centering > done
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bartunn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
I don't know how it works, i did open it, Right-Click > Edit Configuration, Double click to the green arrow, and its centered, but if i open new aplications, it's not update..
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
yeah it is a not continued, dead app. i am not maintaining it any more... most likley best to not use it.
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:iconbartunn:
bartunn Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
oh k, thanks for answer!
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:icondeathshot39:
DeathShot39 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Just saw this. Cool app, but I tried to make it so that I have all my main apps in the taskbar already. :P
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4our-Foxtrot Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Hey great app, I was led here by your post over @ the win7 forums, I don't mean to criticise but the app doesn't strictly handle this very well. Quote: "expanding and contracting with new apps and old apps, as they are created and terminated" however it does work correctly if you go to the taskbar, right click properties, taskbar buttons: and then click "always combine, hide labels.

I just noticed this that's all, its very minor, but perhaps if you have time you can implement this in an updated version, up to you.

I also want to point out to everyone that this can be very easily done without this app (If a little more fiddly) but the app does make the process quicker and/or easier.

See for yourself:

[link]

Anyway, thanks alot for your work Solo-Dev!
:D
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
yeah there need to be better task handlers for it, sadly, at the time, i could not find a way to count the tasks on the bar, and then to apply that math. Currently I am in Linux, so my windows apps days may be a bit limited.
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4our-Foxtrot Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Lol yeah I don't blame you, myself I use both, mostly windows right now cause of rainmeter, still learning it really, so much I don't know maybe you could help, its the variables what used to be the code I'm having trouble with, like for example couple of things, I need the enigma taskbar higher and I want the blue vision digi clock in a different colour things like that I need help on.
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cswithoutwax Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Worked within a few minutes after install.. Very cool system tray icon too.
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WhittlingDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Can't get it to work. The config centering window seems all glitchy. There is no arrow and I can't drag any thing.
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
the arrow tends to show up at the top of the screen. it's old and dead software anyway, dont use it.
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WhittlingDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Oh ok, thanks anyway.
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WhittlingDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Wish I could edit....

Here is the Config window for me. [link]

Here is the only result I can manage to get.

With this skin, I can't put in a new toolbar and use it to center everything because it makes the taskbar larger, which I am avoiding.

Any ideas why I am getting this result?
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WhittlingDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
eh. didn't post my taskbar result. [link]
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floppy1989 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Is there any way to center the icons automatically. For the case that you run applications which are not pinned on the taskbar?
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:iconsuprvillain:
SuprVillain Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I was never able to figure that out, so no, sorry.
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coroners Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Bugged for me running 64bit. Was not centered properly from start. When using the config I had to save it far of to the right to really center the buttons. When I finally got it to center the buttons it get's messed up if I open another window or close a existing one. Shame the app could'nt update the alignment and keep the buttons centered I really like what this app was made to do.
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I am working on a new version of it, to be added in with UserTaskTool... So keep an eye out for that project.
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coroners Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Sure will thanks for the replay was a bit fast on commenting and then read a lot of the similar posts sorry for double posting. peace!
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
See here for the new version that will do what this app does...
[link]
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:iconcoroners:
coroners Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
looking good. shout or send a note if you need more beta testers or anything. will be waiting for a release. peace!
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Puffin617 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
you know thats funny because i have been thinking of re-writing the app in .Net...
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liu-vayron Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
在我最需要的时候就出现了,thanks my Gob
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RaymonVisual Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011   Artist
I tried always combine,hide labels. It doesn't always center the apps.. I think you need to work on that. ;)
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RaymonVisual Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011   Artist
Cool! I'm using it now and it works perfect.. My res is 1920x1080.. Really nice work bro! :D
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PrinceNuisance Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It doesn't work >.<
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
yes it does. are you using Windows 7? or another OS? If it does not work for you, then dont worry over it, this is non-supported software anyway. Not getting developed anymore.
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PrinceNuisance Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm using windows 7, and yeah, it doesn't work for me >.<
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Ok, I think i know whats wrong. When you start the app, it doesnt center the taskbar, right? well, go to the system tray (the "up" arrow next to the connection meter, etc...) and look for a small green orb. Right-click on the orb and choose Config Centering". Up near the top of your screen a small window will show up that has a double-arrow. Normally it starts up in the horizontal-center of the screen. Just double-click the green double-arrow, not the close box, and the taskbar items should re-center thereselves to the center. Doing the arrow saves the information, so it should be right next time you run the app.
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phynex123 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Hi.
i really love this idea!
But the problem is i use my taskbar vertically and it dont work that way. the icons are all gone when i start you app.
is there any way to work like this?
i need this feature sooo much :)
thanks for the work!
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:iconvitsanou:
vitsanou Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Hey dude just wanted to say keep up the great work with this app. I've been looking for something like this :)
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:iconrah2005:
Rah2005 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Not best Multi Monitor support :(
But interesting work!
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, well, Windows will only show it's taskbar on one monitor, unless if your using a 3rd party app like DislayFusion Pro. DisplayFusion Pro uses it's own Taskbar, being that it is not a "real" taskbar.

Anyway, I hope to improve it one day.
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travian-browsergame Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
doesn't work for me, i'm using windows 7 x64

can you help me?
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
have you tried config centering? Right-clicnk on the green circle icon in the system tray, choose Config Centering. Move the small arrow window that shows up the what you can tell to be the middle of the creter, and double-click the picture in the window. It should now auto-center the apps.

If this does not work for you, then i dont know what to suggest. For some reason some vb6 apps wont work on some versions of windows 7.
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travian-browsergame Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Doesn't work for me, i'm using startkiller, co
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MrHattes Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
I really wish that this, or something similar could be further developed, because IMO it makes windows 7 look SO much better!
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I have been thinking of re-writing the app. thanks for your kind words of encouragement!
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:iconfm23:
fm23 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Cool it works
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voodoo6000 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
it works like crap
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