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Aero Rendering in 3.0.5?

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Demgel
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I need to ask this thing about the upcoming feature in the 3.0.5 version:

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# Changed: Taskbars now use Aero rendering in Windows 7


When you say "aero rendering", do you mean just like this?



I have two monitors but there is no program that actually clone the win7-superbar to the second monitor, they just add a second taskbar with that kinda-ugly-vista-look.

Anyway, I just need to be sure... if you are working on that superbar clone and is a PRO feature, I'm SO going to buy a license.
May 25, 2009  • #1
John L. Galt's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
You can always try the pro version for free - http://www.binaryfortress.com/Forum/index.php?topic=429.0

But, as a Beta tester, let me say that you should *really* wait until the final 3.0.5 is released - it has some exciting stuff i it that makes the extended taskbar look more and feel more like the real Win7 taskbar....
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May 25, 2009  • #2
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Yes, I mean like that. The preview windows have the more Vista-like like this:


But, you have to admit, it looks better than version 3.0.4. Also, the taskbar is fully translucent, uses the native colours, and looks just like the standard Windows 7 taskbar. DisplayFusion's Windows 7 support is no longer a Vista-like hack, it is it's own implementation, written from the ground up for Windows 7. As always, I would recommend giving it a try before putting money on it. That is why I offer the 30 day trial licenses. The new version is scheduled for release in just 5 days from now, so you'll be able to judge it for yourself very soon.
May 25, 2009  • #3
John L. Galt's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Lol - looks like we were posting simultaneously, Jon....
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May 25, 2009  • #4
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
lol - thanks John. I also just wanted to say that the screenshot above is an example of what the preview windows look like in version 3.0.5, NOT what the taskbar looks like. That screenshot was taken in Windows Vista.
May 25, 2009  • #5
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Demgel
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Yes, I mean like that. The preview windows have the more Vista-like like this:


But, you have to admit, it looks better than version 3.0.4. Also, the taskbar is fully translucent, uses the native colours, and looks just like the standard Windows 7 taskbar. DisplayFusion's Windows 7 support is no longer a Vista-like hack, it is it's own implementation, written from the ground up for Windows 7. As always, I would recommend giving it a try before putting money on it. That is why I offer the 30 day trial licenses. The new version is scheduled for release in just 5 days from now, so you'll be able to judge it for yourself very soon.


Awesome news!!

BTW, I think is great giving your users/clients a release date, it's very annoying when you get the "we're working on it" answer.
May 25, 2009  • #6
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I usually try to avoid release dates, unless I am getting very far into the testing phase (which I am right now). Sometimes things take longer to finish, or unexpected issues appear during testing that can affect the schedule. I would rather push a release date a couple of weeks and increase quality, then rush something out the door that isn't up to par.
May 25, 2009  • #7
John L. Galt's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Demgel, here is what it looks like on Windows 7 64bit RC:
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May 25, 2009  • #8
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Demgel
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Niceee (: Will support grouping or jumplists?
May 25, 2009  • #9
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Not in the first release. It will have the same look as the Windows 7 taskbar, but unfortunately not all of the functionality in this release.
May 25, 2009  • #10
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BTW, I think is great giving your users/clients a release date, it's very annoying when you get the "we're working on it" answer.

*cough ultramon *cough
May 25, 2009  • #11
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Some features takes weeks of development time, then more weeks of testing and refinement. To someone who isn't involved with the beta testing it would appear that nothing is being done for months on end, when in reality dozens of people are working on the issues every day. That is why I have no problem letting people test my nightly betas - all they have to do is ask. I don't like working in "secret", but I don't want to make the unstable builds completely public.
May 26, 2009  • #12
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benway
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Some features takes weeks of development time, then more weeks of testing and refinement. To someone who isn't involved with the beta testing it would appear that nothing is being done for months on end, when in reality dozens of people are working on the issues every day. That is why I have no problem letting people test my nightly betas - all they have to do is ask. I don't like working in "secret", but I don't want to make the unstable builds completely public.

I've been on several beta teams (symantec Visual Page, Namo, CS4 PhotoShop to name a few ) and yours has been the most fast paced and responsive to testers I've seen.
May 26, 2009  • #13
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