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Old 16 September 2007, 19:37   #1
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What are your favourite Workbench hacks?

Pretty self-explanatory I would've thought. If you use hacks/patches on your Workbench what ones do you use and like most? My faves would be:

Magic Menu - for bringing up the pull-down menus anywhere on the screen
Birdie - for putting nice patterns in window title bars
Newicons - for nice colourful icons (obviously)

I guess I mostly use cosmetic patches (other than Magic Menu which is very useful), but then Workbench is a bit dull otherwise isn't it? I wouldn't be without them.

What ones do you like using (whether they are cosmetic or useful) and why?
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Old 16 September 2007, 21:23   #2
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Tools Daemon / Magic Menu
New Icons
Prograb screen/picture grabber


on a personal note my friend, I havent forgotten you, I have just been eminently busy :/
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NoClick or AntiClick to stop that incessant drive click!
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Old 16 September 2007, 22:27   #4
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I also use Tools Daemon, Magic Menu and NoClick. Plus:

-Back & Front: Sends a window to the back or bring it to the front with defined actions.
-Icon Appearer: Update icons when they are created/deleted/renamed
-Taskbar: Adds a Windows-like taskbar plus a Start launch button
-OutlineFont: Draws an outline on your Workbench icon text

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Old 16 September 2007, 22:50   #5
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Ontop of OS39 using RTG

AutoUpdateWB - Updates windows in realtime as files are added
Magicmanu - Annoying deadlocks but cant live without
Birdie - Nice window patterns
Powericons - Nice png icons
NiceBar - Adds logo to wb bar (Edit : Not Nicewb )
Warpdatatypes - fast,high quality image datatypes
SmartWB - adds smart refresh to the workbench, not sure if it does much though
Titleshadow - adds shadowing to window texts
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Old 16 September 2007, 23:03   #6
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on a personal note my friend, I havent forgotten you, I have just been eminently busy :/
Cheers Zetr0, I knew you wouldn't. I've been rather busy too so I know how you feel.
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Old 17 September 2007, 13:52   #7
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nice info here, AutoUpdateWB is handy and I did not knew about it...
but I cannot seem to find niceWB... ?
btw, I use ALTtabber , DOSprefs and WindowToFront
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sorry Nicebar is what you want, i did the screenshot and still did not notice

its worth noting (as its not in the nicebar readme) that ife the logo used is to big to bit the wb bar properly, it does messup the birdie patterns , its that hacky lol
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Old 17 September 2007, 18:44   #9
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I also Like PowerWindows or PowerWindowsNG to minimize and maximize windows.
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Old 17 September 2007, 20:55   #10
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I use pretty much all of the above.
( + a few others - will have a look-see later )

+ every speed-up hack / patch I can find in an attempt to fix the damage I've done!
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Old 18 September 2007, 01:27   #11
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Where do you get Nicebar from, as I searched Aminet and I couldn't find it?
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Old 18 September 2007, 05:50   #12
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My favourite patch is Visual Prefs! I can make my Workbench look any way I want it to with that program, change every colour and all the button and sizes. And my second favourite is Magic Copper because it's the only program that can put rainbow colours in my background without crashing the computer.
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My essential hacks are for the shell: KingKon (this is the daddy), pipe (Pipe-1.5.lha), and WBStart.lha (to start icons form shell).

Also useful for a nice workbench is toolsdeamon and reqtools, and IconAppearer.lha.
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Old 18 September 2007, 15:32   #14
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ahhh bugger.... need to add reqtools... rtgmaster / ahi etc

birdie was a bunch of b*llocks and was about as stable as a schizophrenic without lithium! *ahem*

on the subject of sucking donkey wot-nots MUI... fugly waste of time... but people loved it.... bah! say's zetty!
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birdie was a bunch of b*llocks and was about as stable as a schizophrenic without lithium! *ahem*


Never had a single problem with Birdie I must admit, though I guess it may conflict with other hacks, depends what you use I guess.
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Another favourite of mine is CycleToMenu for turning those horrible workbench cycle gadgets (where you click to cycle through choices) into a proper menu.

Other favourite hacks include Executive and Fblit/Ftext... more as I think of them

I never thought MUI was particularly special, you have to have it installed though for those annoying programs that must have it!
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Another favourite of mine is CycleToMenu for turning those horrible workbench cycle gadgets (where you click to cycle through choices) into a proper menu.
I will never, EVER understand what possessed them to design those gadgets. Horrible. Just horrible.
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MCP
SystemPatch
FBlit/FText

All three for that extra bit of speed and KingCON (there's nothing like it maybe except zsh on linux).
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Where do you get Nicebar from, as I searched Aminet and I couldn't find it?
thanks to web archive, it can be found here

http://web.archive.org/web/200312162...ds/NiceBar.lha
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