Altering the area defeined as the "desktop"

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meglamaniac

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#1
Ok.
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.

:)
 
M

meglamaniac

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#3
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...

:)
 
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Rexy

Guest
#4
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
 

Kevin Ar18

OSNN Senior Addict
#5
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.
 

MeFo

el mafioso
#6
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..
 

jonex

OSNN Junior Addict
#7
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..
 
Z

ZipTriX

Guest
#10
Originally posted by MeFo
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..
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.
 

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