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[App] JWMD Stuick - A Start Menu helper

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By Nullstring, Retired Recognized Developer on 14th May 2010, 11:46 AM
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Hi guys,

Again, I made a, I think a pretty useful application for Start Menu. It's not yet done, but I want to show a preview on what this app do.

Do you agree that sometimes scrolling way down to the bottom of the start menu is a bit tiring? Though you can move those on top but .. your application shortcuts in start menu will start getting messy

So I made this this start menu app to reduce some of the hard scrolling work.

here are some screenshots

LETTER PAD note: available on version 1.1b

and video preview

Part 1

Part 2

I hope there's a kind person who can do a better video demo of my app.

the original idea was to have a search field at the bottom of the screen on the start menu then the start menu automatically scrolls to, what ever matched on your search. simple eh? the problem is, Start Menu can't receive key presses.. so.. discard.

Progress of the application is like: 98%
the other 2% is of course, unexpected bugs.

- NETCF 3.5 Framework

Future Plans
1. use the WM6.5/.x style icon.
2. thinking ...

- All resolution (I hope)
- WM 5?, WM6/6.1, WM6.5/6.5.1


Version 1.1 beta
- added Letter Pad

Version 1.0 beta
- initial release

- WP7 style
- added dynamic appbar
- quick list setup
- after weeks of researching, I finally made my goal making Stuick only shows when start menu is visible.
---- thanks to @Mal Loth (MSDN - Forum)
---- I didn't know ShowWindow() API is avilable in coredll.dll
---- incomplete list in!

- Quick List
- Search capability
- SliderList bug fixed.

- I have replaced the standard NETCF ListView Control to: SliderList Control - Thanks to @Obelix_A
---- but I'm still struggling to look for better kinetic scrolling list because the SliderList control's having an error and the developer hasn't responded yet.
---- currently trying this one Implementing a smoothly animated ListBox
- Bar can be configured to show in left or right side (via app.config)
- app.config reader
- Bar is now wider
- Recent item list
- Items are finger friendly

- Background Transparency
- NETCF ListView Background
- shortcut lists
- bug fixes
- Bar now shows only when Start Menu is visible (for WM6.5 only <fornow>)

5/13/2010 - around night
- Initial Development
- kinang inang Transparent Label
- by letter navigation
14th May 2010, 11:47 AM |#2  
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Question #1
- Why the thin black bar still visible even when I closed the Start Menu.
- The thin black bar covers the Manila/Sense
Answer #1
- Some cooked ROM was not able to handle closing the start menu properly so even if you tap X, the start menu only hides(minimize) and not close.
- this also applies to every application you run in Windows Mobile (mostly in lower version of WM, 6.1 to <) that even if you tap X, the application doesn't close, it only hides(minimize) so the next time your run them, the application just restore to it's normal window state.
- read this - check X marks the spot
Suggetion #1
- If the thin black bar still stays at the top even after tapping X (from start menu)
-- 1. Tap the thin black bar and wait until it fully opens the Stuick UI and ..
-- 2. double tap the vertical letter selection bar (let's just abbreviate that to V.L.S.B.)
- you might want to try Control Your Windows 6.5.x X Button or I think this is better HTC X-Button

application icon?

and here's the download file.
Please don't forget your feedback and bug reports.
Attached Files
File Type: cab JWMDStuick - 1.0b.CAB - [Click for QR Code] (719.8 KB, 209 views)
File Type: cab JWMDStuick - 1.1b.CAB - [Click for QR Code] (842.4 KB, 1222 views)
14th May 2010, 01:24 PM |#3  
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awesome app. you are great. waiting for it to be released.
14th May 2010, 03:50 PM |#4  
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ooooooo new toy to play with!

Will defo be trying this one out!
14th May 2010, 05:02 PM |#5  
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thanks guys
14th May 2010, 06:13 PM |#6  
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isn't it like zLaunchy app?
14th May 2010, 07:16 PM |#7  
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go, go, go, pare! i'll definitely use this app. looking forward to it.
14th May 2010, 08:00 PM |#8  
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Smart Start Menu v1
I can not wait to start using it!

The ridiculous TF3D Programs screen was my main reason to switch TF3D off; too often I never reached the end, due to the ridiculous time it took to get there and launching apps I did not want to launch

Hope to see a beta soon,
14th May 2010, 08:24 PM |#9  
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Maybe, you should hide the black bar and make the app appear only in the start menu, by sliding to the right ?
And is it possible to make links to apps bigger ?

For the name : Menu Classifier ?

Look very interesting ! Hope that'll be released very soon
Thanks a lot for your apps !
14th May 2010, 09:23 PM |#10  
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looks cool man.

consider to move scroll letters to the right side of screen. A lot easier to use and thumb wont cover screen.

This could be second best solution to startmenu, after the still better 6.1 grid....

You will recieve a donation from me.
14th May 2010, 09:33 PM |#11  
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@nullstring - liking the look of this so far....keep up the good work!!!

To echo a previous comment; it would be good to have a little more space between the programs/shortcuts listed.....especially for the fatter-fingered among us

As for a about "Start Quick Pick"

Thread subscribed....I'll be watching this one with interest!!


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