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madmatt_dtop: official help thread

madmatt

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#1
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
 

madmatt

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#8
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.
 
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amatt

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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
 
#11
Originally posted by stuy_b
Matt, none of the links you've posted appear to work???:confused: :confused:
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
 
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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.
 

madmatt

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#15
Originally posted by amatt
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
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.
 
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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
 
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amatt

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#18
Originally posted by madmatt


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.

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
copy paste the .vbs here...

should looks something like this:

-------------------------

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

-------------------------

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
 
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amatt

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#20
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
 

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