madmatt_dtop: official help thread

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by madmatt, Jun 4, 2002.

  1. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    This is for all the fans of my desktop.

    madmatt_dtop - click to see

    This is the run down:

    System Launch, My Folders, Program Launch: Simple HTML, JavaScript, ActiveX control
    Quick Notes: Simple HTML, VBSCRIPT to save
    System Statistics: Provided via CoolMon, displayed using Simple HTML, JavaScript
    Weather: Provided via CoolMon and weather.com, displayed using Simple HTML, JavaScript
    madmatt .NET login: Simple HTML, PHP, mySQL (stored server side)
    Calendar: Simple HTML, JavaScript

    I started off with a tutorial for the system launch, program launch, and my folders. Follow the URL below:

    program launch tutorial - click here

    Make sure you read the disclaimer at the top!

    I am sure that's all everyone is interested in, however, I plan on writting a tutorial for the calendar and quick notes soon.

    Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Post them to this thread and this thread only. I will not respond to emails or private messages.

    This is v3 of madmatt_dtop, v4 is in the works.

    screen shot as of May 18th
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Props to matt. Nicely done. :)
     
  3. brodie

    brodie OSNN Addict

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    thanks Matt, much appreciated.

    I'll post results when I've had a play and come up with something good:cool:
     
  4. Iceman

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    nice script matt :D :D :D
     
  5. l0g0ut

    l0g0ut OSNN Addict

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    man... i've been waiting for this for sometime....
     
  6. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Well done matt. I've heard a few members asking for such a tutorial.
     
  7. madmatt

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    Thank you.

    Per request the quick notes tutorial is coming later today. Stay tuned.
     
  8. madmatt

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    For those of you who care...

    madmatt_dtop v4.beta is done. inspired by MdSalih's idea, I had to give it a go, and here are the results.

    madmatt_dtop v4.beta - click to see

    One small glitch remaining, hope to have it solved soon.

    As for the qnotes script, that will be released soon. Enjoy.
     
  9. amatt

    amatt Guest

    Great bit of vbscripting for the links section but just a small question.

    When you have created the script and placed in c:/windows - it won't run the shortcut. It will run the exe file for the associated program (such as explorer) is this the way that it works - or should it be reading the shortcut?

    matt
     
  10. stuy_b

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    Matt, none of the links you've posted appear to work???:confused: :confused:
     
  11. MdSalih

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    the links wont work as you dont have the .vbs script behind the links....

    I've been quite inspired by matt's work there.... damn nice ;)

    currently playing with it atm... will give you some print screens of my own soon :)

    Thanx again to matt for the first sparks :)

    MdSalih
     
  12. MdSalih

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  13. Iceman

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    sweet, looks good. :D
     
  14. madmatt

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    MdSalih, I am lovin' it. Great job!

    I made a few minor changes this morning, while my INET access was down. I added table borders around the menus.

    I'll post the screen in a bit.
     
  15. madmatt

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    You need two files, named (semi) exactly the same.

    1.) The VBS script (ie: explorer.vbs)
    2.) A shortcut (ie: explorer or explorer.lnk)

    In the VBS script, you want to change the "PROGRAM" to the name of the shortcut (ie: EXPLORER).

    Hope this helps.
     
  16. madmatt

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  17. mojomonkee

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    i can see i'm going to have to get my hands dirty to get this thing looking the way i want it to. :D
     
  18. amatt

    amatt Guest


    This is exactly what I have.

    For eg. I have a shortcut named "programfiles" which links to a folder - it works fine when I double click it.
    I then have a programfiles.vbs file with the "programfiles" name in it. (all being in c:/windows)

    When I run it - it runs but doesn't load the shortcut. (ie no errors)

    Weird.

    Oh well, I'll have to fiddle one day when I have some extra time - good post though.

    matt
     
  19. MdSalih

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    copy paste the .vbs here...

    should looks something like this:

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    Dim oShell
    Set oShell = WScript.CreateObject ("WScript.shell")
    oShell.run "programfiles"
    Set oShell = Nothing

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    save it as a .vbs -> should run ok now... unless you have somekind off f00lish anti virus programme running... norton will pop up a screen asking you what to do if yer running that...

    MdSalih
     
  20. amatt

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    Found out that its my computer.

    All my scripts run fine on the two other computers at home - therefore there is something screwed up on mine.

    I'm also having probelems with VB6 after I installed Visio so that probably messed something up.

    Oh well, not much i can do unless I want to re-install all - and I couldn't be bothered.

    Thanks for the help,

    matt