Altering the area defeined as the "desktop"

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by meglamaniac, Nov 30, 2002.

  1. meglamaniac

    meglamaniac Guest

    Here is screenshot of how I work.
    I want to be able to redefine the "desktop" area to exclude the bit at the top of the screen where the fancy stuff is going on - so that when I maximise windows they wont cover it, and icons on the desktop will stay below it, etc etc.
    I know this can be done somehow, since toolbars do it (and not just microsoft ones).
    Does anyone know how? I can't find anything helpful on google.

    Btw, in case anyone was wondering, the "fancy stuff" is the Tripex winamp plugin, and yes I know its horrible pop stuff playing but its 1:20am and I need something light.

  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    did notice that u had open a bunch of IRC chat rooms, but none of them was ours why ???????

    efnet #xperience


  3. meglamaniac

    meglamaniac Guest

    Heh - thats because that's the IRC network for the online game I help out with (hence why I'm opped in the forum channel).

    I'll come on and bug you then.

    Anyone else who knows carry on posting in case my forray onto efnet fails...

  4. Rexy

    Rexy Guest

    just a thought, but u said urself some toolbars do this.. so y don't just use one and then use an app like (stardock's) windows fx to make the toolbar 100% transperant? i think it can work... the idea does sound kinda stupid :rolleyes: but it's something
  5. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

    Perhaps you could make a record of your registry, then use a toolbar to do make that effect on your desktop, then save your registry again and do a compare.

    I don't personally know of any free registry compare programs, but if the setting is in the registry this might help you find it.
  6. MeFo

    MeFo el mafioso

    Santiago, Chile
    iv'e seen in the Xteq Xsetup, an option to define desktop height / width nothing to do with resolution, although i havent dared to move those values...
    just in idea..
  7. jonex

    jonex OSNN Junior Addict

    there is some key in the regisrty for it.. if you don't wanna mess with the reg just use windows fx to adjust the height and width of maximized windows..
  8. pulp

    pulp Guest

  9. SaintKaden

    SaintKaden Guest

    the new windowFX allows u to do just that and much more
  10. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    I have Xteq Xsetup installed and saw no option. Maybe I overlooked it, but I the only options I saw were relating to wallpaper, and window sizes. Adjusting the max window size values, will still cause the window to be placed over an area that you do not want covered. :( Would be a nice tweak if someone knew exactly how to define a working deaktop area.

    Pulp, cool little program, but it doesn't keep windows from appearing within the area you specify. It only regulates the maximized dimensions of windows. If that makes sense.