SD On Screen Display
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SD On Screen Display

Updated Aug 16, 2008 by Vad_M


Quicksilver007
Comment #1 Monday, August 18, 2008 8:47 AM
Good job, thanks Vad_M!
Vad_M
Comment #2 Monday, August 18, 2008 9:00 AM
Thank you!

I just worry that people will try to use this widget uncorrectly... SO THE NEXT HOT KEYS MUST TO BE SWITCHED ON (ENABLED) BEFORE USING IT ON YOUR COMPUTER:

1. VOLUME UP
2. VOLUME DOWN
3. VOLUME MUTE

The widget needs to know where to get the necessary info!  
Jedijax
Comment #3 Monday, August 18, 2008 1:52 PM
Great work, Vad, though I think the bar and numbers are a bit too big... perhaps a smaller version would be in order, or even better, the possibility to change the gadgets size.
Vad_M
Comment #4 Monday, August 18, 2008 3:00 PM
May be this make a sense...

However the notification area of IBM's program has the similar size. I have used it a few years on 1024 x 768 resolution without any problems. Now I'm working on 1680 x 1050 monitor and the size of digits (as well the seek bar) do not seem to me so larger as you talk...

Ok. I'll try to make anything with this later.
RomanDA
Comment #5 Monday, August 18, 2008 9:54 PM
sooo cool.. need to look at this closer!
Vad_M
Comment #6 Monday, August 18, 2008 11:53 PM
Hey David,

This is just a little idea how to use the DX timers and Virtual Key Codes to observe on system processes. Hope you will find a lot of ways to use this in your projects.   
Jedijax
Comment #7 Tuesday, August 19, 2008 5:53 AM
Regarding the resolutions, friend, I work in 1280x1024 and the SD Display looks larger than most of my widgets, apps and fonts. Now don't get me wrong, I am not complaining, just pointing some things that could be upgraded. Your gadget is great as it is. However, I noticed another little issue today. I started testing both the widget and the gadget to see which I would make my standard volume display, when I noticed the desktop position is reset in both cases whenever you restart/shut off your PC. This may not be a huge problem for taskbar-only users, but seeing as I have a bottom Object Dock, one of them gets overlapped. I put it right below my top-anchored SD-Loader bar(which you masterfully crafted!!), so it looks cool and doesn't overlap anything. I wouldn't mention this if it wasn't for the rest of Desktop X's objects and widgets keeping desktop positions unaltered after restart-shut off. Anyway, just another thing I noticed.
FlaK_MoNKeY
Comment #8 Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:58 PM
This is great! I've already customized the graphics but one thing I have noticed is the mute on the widget and the actual mute status can get out of sync. Example being if my laptop starts up muted because it shut down muted, the widget will start not muted and when I press the mute button the sound will return but the widget will then show the mute cross (resolved by muting/un-muting with the sound options, not the laptop button) but maybe it could read in the status at start up? Personally I believe the widget would work better if it simply read the information from the system whenever it changed (triggered by the hotkeys?) instead of being entirely based on the hotkeys, but then again, I understand that this whole thing is a project/experiment with detecting those hotkeys so maybe thats defeating the point of this widget Either way, I'm keeping it!
Vad_M
Comment #9 Wednesday, August 20, 2008 11:10 PM
Thank you for your help with testing!

I understand! I need to add one short string into the script that will check the status of mute through System.Mute on Startup! I forgot about this trifle because I never turn off my system with active mute key...

Sorry. Update will be uploaded in a several minutes!
ViperWorm
Comment #10 Friday, August 29, 2008 8:14 PM
This is great, I really needed this since I use hotkeys all the time to set my system volume and I never knew on what percent of power I am unless I opened soundcard's mixer. THANKS
ChewySolo
Comment #11 Sunday, December 14, 2008 6:42 PM
Love this! the one problem i have with it is it wont overlay over full screen applications. When i have it set to always on top and use it during a game it flashes in and out. Is there a way to keep it constant?
Vad_M
Comment #12 Sunday, December 14, 2008 8:15 PM
Seems this is impossible... I'm sorry.

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