February 19, 2020, 02:19:24 AM

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Offline Foolish

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Custom Desktop
« on: January 28, 2020, 01:50:40 AM »
I have been working on a creating a retro-ish custom desktop experience (replacement for the desktop window) for personal use. The frameless window code provided by BlitzSupport did the heavy lifting with the windows API.
   
I cant get the insert image to work here, but if you are curious:  https://sites.google.com/view/foolish-game/home

Dropbox links:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/140lg49aavkkvne/CustomDesktop1.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/v2536mkokjkpt5z/CustomDesktop2.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hnew8dltb30ulgv/CustomDesktop3.png?dl=0




I included a few menus to make it quicker to access the programs I use most and a locations menu for common folder locations.  The desktop view is navigable with the view updating as you click down subfolders.  Navigation "breadcrumbs" are maintained and clickable as well.  Double clicking icons obviously launches the file using OpenURL.  For me it just makes it a little faster to do the things I do most often in Windows 10 and mixes in a little bit of a different style.

I included support for OpenB3D which explains the spinning cubes in the middle of the screen.  In the future I will take more advantage of that to make some interesting 3d scenes integrated with the window. 

 

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