INSTALLING downloaded docks then using them

By on March 10, 2007 9:22:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

cherrymd2004

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hello,
i am gettin headache already...ive downloaded almost all the beautiful docks from wincustomize with a fervent wish to use them in objectDock plus. the creations are so magnificent, delicious, i may say. the problem which has become a headache for me is 1. how to install them and after installing them 2.how can i use them...
pls relieve me of my headache...i love these creations...it wud really be a shame if i can only stare at them as jpegs. Help.anyone? i browsed forums and tutorials but to no avail...thanks in advance guys!
cherrymd2004@yahoo.com
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March 10, 2007 9:25:31 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Try this link and see if it helps you - http://forums.wincustomize.com/?forumid=19&aid=65866#948435
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March 10, 2007 9:27:47 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
hankers, thanks...ill do that immediately! ---cherry
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March 10, 2007 9:36:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
This is another link that has more info on using ObjectDock - http://bebibulma.wincustomize.com/articles.aspx?aid=143433#1149431
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March 10, 2007 9:47:39 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
hankers
ok i immediately browsed that link...it was for background, icon and docklets...my actual dilemma: i downloaded heavy equpment docks by WebGizmos, for example ( as you can see, i am a real newborn here, bear with me)...no folder in the directory sez docks. i tried extracting it to themes. it didnt work. then i extract it to the main folder (object dock).. it didnt work. they were there but i cant use them...?? u can feel now what i am feeling? it's frustrating then i'll see all your comments about wow and beautiful and more...i wish i can say these words...oh man
cherry
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March 10, 2007 9:55:46 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
i tried extracting it to themes. it didnt work. then i extract it to the main folder (object dock).. it didnt work. they were there but i cant use them...?


Extract them to Backgrounds.
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March 10, 2007 9:56:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
You need to extract them to the Backgrounds folder and then follow the examples here - http://www.wincustomize.com/articles.aspx?aid=139232
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March 10, 2007 10:04:50 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
hankers
ahh the 2nd link were very useful for docklets and tabs but didnt mention installing downloaded docks like heavy equipment for example then how i can use that downloded dock as my present dock...
--cherry
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March 10, 2007 10:10:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
im 2 posts late for "reply 5 and 6"
hey koasati ill do that...you mean the whole thing? there were several tabs in that zip huh...ok ill try

then i'll follow the example given by hankers at the 3rd link

Mil gracias buddies...i'll be back   --cherry
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March 10, 2007 10:16:33 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
open your dock settings then on the tabs and styles menu chose styles and pick style you want from the dropdown menu
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March 10, 2007 10:30:50 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
"open your dock settings then on the tabs and styles menu chose styles and pick style you want from the dropdown menu"

hey chef,
that is the simplest ive got and the easiest. i got em!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my tabs are heavy equipped now         

to hankers and koasati---ive saved all the links and still reading everything in it...i got it started already...thanks

now i can say wow with u...

i'll be back
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March 10, 2007 10:40:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
guys, let's take this until end...how about changing the default icon....i mean i downloded a clear IE, or a new cs icon...what do i do? the dock problem has been solved with u three guiding me...how about the icon??
--cherry
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March 10, 2007 10:48:03 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
right click the existing icon and choose Dock Entry Properties. Select Change Image and browse to wherever you stored the downloaded icon. Select that and you've got it.
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March 10, 2007 11:07:24 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
   chef u just cooked it right...my clear IE is very clear indeed and at the right place where we wanted it to be...you're the man thanks mucho macho   
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March 10, 2007 11:10:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Tune in next week for a lesson on how to get your docks to wash the dishes for you.   
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March 10, 2007 11:12:34 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
All of your icons that you plan to use for OD should be kept in your OD image folder in My documents....this makes sure that OD can find them & prevents other programs from * hijacking them ...this hijacking would only occur with ico images..the format Windows uses. And .PNG icons are best used with OD...higher quality image & haven't heard of them being hijacked.
After having gone through the process of setting up your docks ....Save the Theme...
Open Configuration panel...on the left select ..Themes.. then see...Save Theme As...select & choose the name...

It's My Secret
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March 10, 2007 11:17:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
  
Tune in next week for a lesson on how to get your docks to wash the dishes for you


I have a decent recipe for dock a l'orange.
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March 10, 2007 11:20:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
I have a decent recipe for dock a l'orange.


  

Good Advice MySecret, thanks.
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March 10, 2007 12:12:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
Tune in next week for a lesson on how to get your docks to wash the dishes for you.


I have a decent recipe for dock a l'orange


tuned in & waiting....waiting...



It's My Secret
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March 11, 2007 12:04:01 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
All of your icons that you plan to use for OD should be kept in your OD image folder in My documents....this makes sure that OD can find them & prevents other programs from * hijacking them ...this hijacking would only occur with ico images..the format Windows uses. And .PNG icons are best used with OD...higher quality image & haven't heard of them being hijacked.
After having gone through the process of setting up your docks ....Save the Theme...
Open Configuration panel...on the left select ..Themes.. then see...Save Theme As...select & choose the name...

It's My Secret


i wont forget...thanks mysecret now it's oursecret...cherry   
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March 11, 2007 12:07:26 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
hey v styler, teach me how to put a pic in my avatar...tnx

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March 11, 2007 12:15:59 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
To edit your avatar, go to your accounts settings and you'll be able to upload an image under the "Update images" section.

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March 11, 2007 12:18:46 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
ok vstyler...i got your style...thanks...i think that wud do it...
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March 12, 2007 4:10:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
You may want to make that avatar a bit bigger. You are only using about half the box. 50x50 pixels works well.
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March 12, 2007 8:21:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
I have a decent recipe for dock a l'orange.


My dock keeps hiding itself... does that mean I have a Peeking Dock?    

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March 12, 2007 10:39:57 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
My dock keeps hiding itself... does that mean I have a Peeking Dock?


for craps sake, now that's funny.
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