Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
James

HotCorners BETA

17 posts in this topic

#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hi all,

Posted Image

For the first time since I have been here, I am not releasing the source code.

Simple FAQ:

Why is HotCorners accessing the internet?

Most programmers will never gain feedback that they can actually work on. HotCorners is just downloading a file which will add to a counter.

Why has HotCorners added to my registry?

The only way I can find where the alloc.db is when the program is finished is to install values to the registry. Yes, you are correct if you are thinking to yourself that there is no way of editing what happens so why install to the registry? Well I uploaded the current BETA in a short time so never removed the install feature. HotCorners also adds a registry key for the Configuration Center, but this is normal for most programs anyway.

What does each corner do?

Since the 21st June, I have removed the message boxes telling you which corner you are in. Now HotCorners will perform a specified command the defaults are as follows: Corner Action Top Left Notepad Top Right Screensaver Bottom Left Internet Explorer Bottom Right Nothing

To change these follow the simple instructions. Start --> Control Panel --> HotCorners: Configuration-Center. Now you can turn HotCorners on/off, set the delay before an action occurs and change what action each corner does!

What actions can HotCorners currently perform?

Quite a few considering! Here is a list. Key: Do = Perform an action (Screensaver/Logoff) | Run: = Runs a program. Actions marked in red do not work, or work correctly.

  • Do: Maximize all Window
  • Do: Minimize all Windows
  • Do: Minimize current Window
  • Do: Restart PC
  • Do: Shutdown PC
  • Do: Turn off Monitor - Works on certain monitors
  • Do: Switch Program
  • Run: Internet Explorer
  • Run: Mozilla Firefox
  • Run: MSPaint
  • Run: Notepad
  • Run: Screensaver
  • Run: iTunes
  • Nothing - Although nothing happens a command is still processed!
The control panel is compiled with HotCorners :)

Note: I am NOT releasing the source, please do not ask. Even if this is nothing amazing, please do not ask.

Feedback, suggestions and criticism are welcome!

Update: Now has uninstaller linked!

To-Do: Add SelfDelete to Uninstaller, add own program to run and spice up control GUI.

Thankyou,

James

HotCorners.exe

Edited by JamesBrooks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



No source?! Quick everyone! Let's throw him up on a stick and roast his internal organs!

J/K.

I tried it out, you should add a way to configure it without the Control Panel. Also, when I move my mouse to the top left corner, it asks if I want to restart my computer. There is one button: "Ok". It's like it doesn't give you a choice. Although you can cancel it by pressing the X, it might be a little more clear if you give them a "Yes" or a "No"

:)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No source?! Quick everyone! Let's throw him up on a stick and roast his internal organs!

Probably solve some problems :)

I tried it out, you should add a way to configure it without the Control Panel. Also, when I move my mouse to the top left corner, it asks if I want to restart my computer. There is one button: "Ok". It's like it doesn't give you a choice. Although you can cancel it by pressing the X, it might be a little more clear if you give them a "Yes" or a "No"

How else do you think you should you be able to control it then? Paulie has just said that, so I am re-uploading now!

James

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, I pull it up from the control panel. What does it do and did you make an uninstall to remove it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Probably solve some problems :)

How else do you think you should you be able to control it then? Paulie has just said that, so I am re-uploading now!

James

Just like a config GUI, or a command line switch that lets you change the universal settings.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, I pull it up from the control panel. What does it do and did you make an uninstall to remove it?

Woops forgot to mention that. There is a switch /UNINSTALL :)

Just like a config GUI, or a command line switch that lets you change the universal settings.

So maybe HCC.exe /C TL screensaver?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Woops forgot to mention that. There is a switch /UNINSTALL :)

So maybe HCC.exe /C TL screensaver?

Yeah, that'd be cool. Does it support running your own EXE's too?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, that'd be cool. Does it support running your own EXE's too?

Not yet. See if there is a command line switch for changing the action, then adding your own program would just be difficult.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

please give source..?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

oopss... I'm sorry..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

you could use this to selfdelete your uninstaller:

Func _DeleteMySelf($sDelay=0)
$batchfile = @Tempdir&'\deleteme.bat'
_FileCreate($batchfile)
_FileWriteToLine($batchfile, 1, '@echo off'&@CRLF&'ping localhost -n '&$sDelay&' >nul'&@CRLF&'del '&FileGetShortName(@ScriptFullPath)&@CRLF&'Del %1', 1)
Run ($batchfile, @WorkingDir, @SW_HIDE)
exit
EndFunc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

you could use this to selfdelete your uninstaller:

Func _DeleteMySelf($sDelay=0)
 $batchfile = @Tempdir&'\deleteme.bat'
 _FileCreate($batchfile)
 _FileWriteToLine($batchfile, 1, '@echo off'&@CRLF&'ping localhost -n '&$sDelay&' >nul'&@CRLF&'del '&FileGetShortName(@ScriptFullPath)&@CRLF&'Del %1', 1)
 Run ($batchfile, @WorkingDir, @SW_HIDE)
 exit
 EndFunc
Already done :) I will update with the new version, with intro music soon!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just a suggestion:

maybe you could make one func. per corner? What I mean is: I set top-left corner = start FireFox, but when I moved my mouse to top-left corner HC launched 3 firefox windows and they would keep popping up unless user move the mouse away from the corner, I think only 1 should be ran, and if the user wants another one, move mouse away from top-left corner and back to it again. What do you think? :)

anyway, I like the idea of this prog. :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Val, Heh cool! Don't know how I missed that! I took a look at the source and it's fairly similar apart from his wont have all the coll effects mine does :P

@Sandin, good idea! I shall add that soon :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0