Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Metro Icons and Requests for Keyboard Shortcut Buttons



I have received a bunch of requests for the icons I used on the button dock.  You can find them all HERE.  There have also been a lot of requests for buttons that do keyboard shortcuts.  Please let me know which keyboard shortcuts you want created and I will make them for you and post them here.

31 comments:

  1. Wow Thanks a lot. I've gotta tell the others

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  2. sometimes with Chrome, touch scroll doesn't work.
    So page up&down or scroll up&down can be useful.
    Home and end also will be.

    Hope you doing those jobs!!

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  3. Dominic van LievenoogenJuly 18, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Hey justin! Awesome work !

    I do have a question.

    I see that the buttons on the right are always on the top during windows operation. Is it possible to also have them on the top of a full screen game?

    I'm thinking it would be great to have up, down, left, right keys as an 'overlay' to enhance gaming on a tablet. Do you think this is a possibility?

    Or.... if the games are played windowed. Would you then be able to have the Buttons in windows and let them react inside the windowed game?

    Greetings !

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  4. @ Dominic van Lievenoogen - I do not know how to keep the buttons above applications that run in fullscreen mode. If a game runs Windowed then you should have no problem with the buttons being on top.

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  5. dominic van lievenoogenJuly 23, 2011 at 5:27 AM

    aha ! That could solve alot of tablet gaming related problems then? since most games do need a keyboard ( for example to scroll the map in all RTS games )

    Would you perhaps be able to create the up/down/left/right buttons? If u can find the time that is =)

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  6. Are buttons that simulate holding ctrl, alt, or shift possible?

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  7. @Andrew Anderson - The only problem with doing that is that as soon as you touch somewhere other than the button you will lose focus on the button and it will no longer simulate CTRL, ALT, etc.

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  8. Great job, Justin! I was wondering if you could make one (or give me a push in the right direction on how to do it) that simulates the alt-tab menu.

    Thanks,
    -Alex

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  9. Hi Justin!
    great job you've done here! Keep it up!
    I would have hundreds of requests, mainly keyboards shortcuts... there's plenty of work here: http://shortcutkeys.net/windows-7-keyboard-shortcuts/
    i believe one I would definetely need on a tabletpc is "lock screen" (windows logo key + L) (one would not like to accidentally start a program or something while transporting a tablet), and a way to unlock it... or, like in the "TM2 Control" program, a way of disabling touch when needed...
    i'm eagerly waiting!

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  10. say does this have the hotkey for wifi/bluetooth that you had a problem with when you made the tablet?

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  11. Hi, do you have some sample for signout icons? i need to make an idea for my samsung wave. if you have please email me at maryjiel[at]gmail.com.

    thanks!

    Drei,
    uniform discount

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  12. @Anonymous - No this does not have the hotkey issue.

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  13. @Drei - The only icons I have are what are available for download.

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  14. Hi Justin!

    You made a really great job and I used it for my Acer W501. Your right dock is fantastic. But I need your help to adjust it for my needs.

    I'd like to add a touch button DEL. In a pack of icons I found "delete.png" icon. But I also need a script or .exe file, which I could use to add new touch button to the right dock. Could you please write the script here or give a link to download "delete.exe"?

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  15. Hey Justin great job.....
    Could you please do for me the applications to the buttons page up, page down and back (back page). Sorry my English I am Brazilian

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  16. If you need some more Metro Style UI Social icons you can download those at https://metrodynamis.com/resources/

    They are free to use.

    Enjoy!

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  17. Hi, im interested in to know how to make the keyboard shortcuts buttons. If the objectdock is the software, there is anyother way to make buttons? Thanks

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  18. hi Justine,
    it looks like you forgot this wonderful project... maybe windows 8 is next to come... but I believe many people are eager to improve their Win7 tablet experience...
    It would be great, however, if you could give us some hints where we could learn how to make our own scripts and buttons, like simple tasks... I tried to look for this on the net but could not find anything helpful... Please, don't forget and send us a sing!!!

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  19. @Nicola - You can use a program called AutoIT to do the scripts. There's a bunch of documentation online about how to do it.

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  21. Justin, can you contact me , my email is my firstname.lastname@intel.com

    Francois Piednoel
    Senior Performance Analyst
    Intel Corp
    feel free to google what I do.

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  23. Is there anyway to contact you?

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  24. @Anonymous - What do you need to contact me about?

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  25. Hey Justin, I'm glad to see you're still replying to comments! This all has been incredibly helpful and I'm going to build my own. However, I do have one question (not actually about the Win7 aspect, but about the physical tablet itself). I saw you mentioned you were working on building your own battery pack but hadn't seen any details on that and was wondering how that had progressed. That's the main issue I'm encountering right now- my battery a) sucks b) is huge.

    From what I've learned reading around, there's a small circuit within the battery pack that communicates with the laptop, telling it how much power is left, ensuring power flows evenly from all cells, monitoring temperature, etc. I'd like to actually reduce the number of cells in my battery pack since it's so big, and then potentially downclock my CPU (if it's possible) to reduce power consumption. That's just my brainstorming at this point, though. i'd really love to hear what you were working on with your own battery pack. Thanks!

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  26. @ Scott T. - You can buy thin LiPo cells and wire them together and then to the battery controller (the small circuit board you see). Check the voltage and mAh for your existing battery. Then buy some LiPo batteries that will give you the same voltage and at least the same mAh. There are guides online about how to wire the cells together. You have to be very careful because doing it incorrectly can cause them to explode. Once the LiPo cells are wired together you can connect the controller the same way it was connected to your existing cells.

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  27. on my win 7 tablet raise volume and lower volume would be useful buttons for when watching videos

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  28. What is the deal with licensing? I'd like to use some of these icons on my website.

    Thanks

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  29. Can you make me the scripts for all the icons on the right of your screen and volume up and down please, Thanks

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