Published on August 10, 2004 By _Martin_ In WinCustomize News
Recently there has been a marked upturn in the number of people I have noticed getting involved in DesktopX and providing feedback. This is possibly because recently there have been same excellent objects made, and widgets are making things even easier.

Numerous comments come in saying how useful these things are and how great the ideas are, but some of us are running short of ideas! Now Tiggz seems to have the monopoly on combining great ideas with awesome graphics but I'm sure he like me can't keep coming up with new ideas all the time.

What do people want to see made in DesktopX? If you can't make some of these things why not come up with the ideas, and maybe we'll get a chance to make them come to life?

Looking forward to hearing ideas, now I'm off to open the floodgates!
Comments (Page 3)
on Aug 10, 2004
people are gonna kill me, but..:

objectdock for dekstop x.. so while running dx and only dx, you get all that functionality of being able to tree out folders.
on Aug 10, 2004
I would like a simple ledger, to keep track of my cash on hand without opening my whole financial application.  Just be able to make a quick note what came in, what went out and a comment where.  Then later on when i had more time, I could enter that into my regular application.  If it had another section, kind of like a budget planning section, that would be good too.
on Aug 10, 2004
Give me a widget that could open my web cam in an instant with zoom functions and changeable blinds . now im of to mcdonalds.

ps the pc is mightyer than the bazooka......
on Aug 10, 2004
Give me a widget that could open my web cam in an instant with zoom functions and changeable blinds . now im of to mcdonalds.

ps the pc is mightyer than the bazooka......
on Aug 10, 2004
CHECK IT!
on Aug 10, 2004
I'm glad that you came up with this idea Marin! I was thinking of something similar the other night, especially seeing in the CursorXP catagory of cursors, alot of them are the same. I'm also finding that a lot of the DesktopX Objects are very, very similar. I myself would love it if creators would include instructions on modifying scripts more often when the occasion for such applets could apply.

I would like to have an Object for watching TV through my TV card. I also like that idea of DesignCaddy of ObjectDock either built within, or as an add-on, for DesktopX. I'm getting rather tired of seeing that, "We don't support this application," type stuff for them, since I don't know if I can trust the ObjectDock or not.

One thing I would also like to see Martin, and this is for you, though it's not related to DesktopX is that "Backwards Clock" that you did for Beatnik. Perhaps a date could be included underneath like a hanging sign.

Take care, and thank you for doing this.
on Aug 10, 2004
The only thing I want, that doesn't already exist, is a program launcher! An easily customizable program launcher, where I don't have to clone objects and align them, and change their properties for each program...if you can somehow automate that. It would be beneficial to each and every single DX theme in the library right now...
on Aug 10, 2004
danilloOc, Wet Monkey, and anyone else who would like them,

My PDF documents made it through without corruption.

Would be happy to e-mail them to you (DX developer guide, DX scripting guide, and DX users guide).

Just send me an e-mail at pcojr@comcast.net

on Aug 10, 2004
Things I'd love to put on my DX desktop...

* A moon phase monitor
* More diversity in search bars i.e., something like the ones I can put into firefox, where I can choose what I want to search from one search box.
* Slide show frame
* A clipboard organizer like the old mac scrapbook
* A TV viewer, better yet, how about a theme that functions like windows media center or myth TV only better. That would ROCK!!

on Aug 10, 2004
Thanks Corky-O.. I just renamed them with a .doc extension as suggested by someone in this post and that seems to have worked. But thanks for the offer
on Aug 10, 2004
Here: http://www.bensinclair.com/dockapp/showstyle.php3?show=images
a lot of ideas
on Aug 11, 2004
How about a more extensive scripting tutorial or better yet a weekly scripting lesson on the main page so that some of us more novice users can start to do more scripting of objects. I have done a few scrited objects but only by studying other objects with a function I liked the modifying the script (with a little trial and error) untill I got it to function the way I wanted it to. I mean I would love to be able to build script the way martin and tiggz do but I just haven't found a clear source on how to write script in DX.
on Aug 11, 2004
For those interested in a Moon Phase monitor: be patient. I'll be posting one in a few days. I guarantee it will not suck.

Cheers, -Will
on Aug 11, 2004
Support in DX for proxy's that require userid and passwords.

please please please
on Aug 11, 2004
I would love to see a way to have IRC built into the desktop, like what you can have in linux. The text just scrolls on your desktop and the backround is transparent.
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