Exit Windows Docklet
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Exit Windows Docklet

Updated Nov 28, 2005 by AmeSolaire


wizayne
Comment #1 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 10:55 AM
great looking in the preview picture but none of the images are included in the zipfile.. would you be able to add the images? or perhaps i am doing something wrong (this is the first dock i've ever installed) but it's a great idea and i really like it. i just wish it looked like the picture you've made.
AmeSolaire
Comment #2 Tuesday, October 25, 2005 11:24 AM
Sorry about that, I'm just not sure if I'm supposed to include other people's artwork, thus implicitly claiming credits for that too.
Three of those icons are from Jairo Boudewyn's excellent Finish Windows set. You can find it here:
http://jairob.wincustomize.com/ViewSkin.aspx?SID=5940&SkinID=570&LibID=29
The other four are some icons I snatched somewhere on the net, found them through Google search, but can't find the URL now.
If you need them, give me an e-mail and I'll happily send them to you.
Update: found the URL: http://www.bastianhofmann.de/tvc/doku/liste_icons.html
Setting icons for docklets is pretty easy - just right-click on the docklet, click Dock Entry Properties, and choose Change Image (or somesuch). In the case of this particular docklet you can also just directly drag and drop the desired icon somewhere on the Docklet Properties dialog.
You can have as many instances of the same docklet as you need, and you can set a different icon for each instance.
Hope this helps
thejul
Comment #3 Thursday, November 03, 2005 9:16 PM
Hello,
I just wanted to ask this: does your docklet wait until object dock is closed completly before shutting down? Because I had some problem with that kind of docklet, since Object dock was not shutted down properly I had corrupted icons on the next startup. (the correct way to shut down, is to close OD first then ask for a shutdown)
Thx for your help
AmeSolaire
Comment #4 Friday, November 04, 2005 2:34 AM
Hi thejul,
What the docklet really does is to just invoke the Windows System API for shutdown (in the case of shutdown). It's the same as if you were shutting down your computer through the Start Menu / Turn Off Computer. Now, there is an option in this API call which one could use to instruct the system to _force_ the shutdown process, which means to terminate all processes without giving them a chance to persist their data. That certainly speeds up the shutdown process and spares you the occasional Program Not Responding dialog when some app takes too long to close, but it's risky. I suspect that might've been the case with the docklet you're talking about. If so, not only OD but other programs may also lose data, that would've otherwise been saved when the application is gracefully closed. In my docklet I don't use such nasty flags so in this regard it should be safe.
(Btw, it's not really possible to make a docklet wait for OD to quit, because docklets run as an internal part of OD itself. That is - if OD gets closed, all docklets get closed too, even earlier. Of course one could spawn an external process to do the "trick" but luckily this is not at all necessary)
espiroqueto
Comment #5 Saturday, November 12, 2005 3:07 AM
Hi
How do I install the docklet to make it appear in the objectdock and turn off the computer?
AmeSolaire
Comment #6 Saturday, November 12, 2005 5:09 AM
Hi espiroqueto,
I'm getting asked this quite a bit recently so here's my uniform response:
You need to put the ExitWindows.dll in the docklets folder, this is usually C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\Docklets or something like that. Then you have to right-click somewhere on the dock you wish to add the docklet to, and select Exit Windows Docklet from the menu (it should be available there immediately after you put the .dll in the Docklets folder). And finally you must configure the docklet, i.e. tell it what to look like and what to do when clicked. You do this by right-clicking the docklet and selecting Dock Entry Properties from the menu. The rest should be pretty self-explanatory. Hope this helps.
Danrob79
Comment #7 Friday, December 23, 2005 1:41 AM
thanks i was looking for this
BSkiLLs
Comment #8 Sunday, May 20, 2007 8:27 AM
NICE .. i like it.. better than others i seen.. plus has a lof off   
zoggeradmin
Comment #9 Tuesday, July 15, 2008 2:51 AM
I found a great site for the icons and just about anything else you could want. There are literally thousands available including what you'd need for this docklet. The url is WWW Link
binbinbin77
Comment #10 Sunday, August 10, 2008 5:14 PM
Hello AmeSolaire. This is a nice Docklet ! But I have found a problem, when I shutdown my computer and restart after, and restart ObjectDock I have the following message each time : "Objectdock has recovered settings from previous version to a recent crash while saving, some of your most recent changes might not have saved. Please check to make sure that all the docklets you are saving are current and not causing crashing while saving." [If I remove the folder of ExitWindow Docklet, I don't have this message] I use ObjectDock plus 1.9 under windows XP pro SP2 Do you think you can fix this problem ? Thanks a lot
bxandra0904
Comment #11 Saturday, December 06, 2008 7:10 AM
[quote][/quote] I like the icons displayed. Can you please send me those images. I will appreciate it. This is my email. bxandra0904@yahoo.com.

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