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Old 18 May 2016, 18:38   #1
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PSA: Window2Front is awesome

http://aminet.net/package/util/cdity/Window2Front
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Old 19 May 2016, 01:16   #2
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I hate when someone starts topic without any explanation, or details... just link?!

ps. Did user name really changed my moods... things like this really bother me... now.
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Old 19 May 2016, 02:04   #3
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You know when you want to see the window that is behind a window?
So you need to move it or click the top right corner?

Well this eliminates that and the windows work like regular ms windows.
You can click on the window or the scroll bar of that window and it will come to the front
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Old 19 May 2016, 06:09   #4
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Something tells me you're not using ClassicWB.
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Old 19 May 2016, 10:06   #5
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Well this eliminates that and the windows work like regular ms windows.
Aarghh ! The "regular ms windows" way of doing has always annoyed me quite a lot
Having the ability to differentiate active vs foreground is useful for e.g. copy-paste between windows.

What's the purpose of this thread anyway ?
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Old 19 May 2016, 10:07   #6
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Something tells me you never looked into your Commodities drawer.
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Old 19 May 2016, 10:17   #7
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Aarghh ! The "regular ms windows" way of doing has always annoyed me quite a lot
Having the ability to differentiate active vs foreground is useful for e.g. copy-paste between windows.
Yeah, I just can't use Windows properly with it either. How many times you have a situation you'd need to see a certain window and write to underlying, and in the worst case you can't even move the top window because it's "child" window of something else and Windows doesn't even allow you to move it.... as an amigan I've used to a bit more flexible usage. I guess most Amiga users have double click to front option in use, but hardly not single click.


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What's the purpose of this thread anyway ?
Yeah, how this tool differs from the hundreds of other possibilities which Amiga users have used always? Doesn't even OS3.x (maybe earliers too) come with the ClickToFront commodity? And MCP etc multifunction commodities have always had this built-in naturally... I bet nobody has ever used OS3.x seriously without one (configured to doubleclick or qualifier, but not to crappy Windows style).
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Old 19 May 2016, 12:29   #8
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Something tells me you never looked into your Commodities drawer.
Yep, 'ClickToFront' works well.

Still, another proggy to try
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Old 19 May 2016, 17:04   #9
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I also use FKey to add a keyboard shortcut to cycle between windows.
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Old 19 May 2016, 17:08   #10
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Just a small OT since we are talking about windows...

Does anyone know how is called the program that adds to the windows the "update" and the "show all files" button used in amigasys?


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Old 20 May 2016, 17:00   #11
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Something tells me you never looked into your Commodities drawer.
Yup, there's ClickToFront.
Also MultiCX does this.

And agreed on someone opening a thread with no description, especially when you click the link and the fucking software has no description either!! Why do people upload stuff to Aminet without describing it?
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For update you just need AutoUpdateWB.
The show all files button is handy though
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Something tells me you never looked into your Commodities drawer.
hahah

this.

Well, I just got os 3.x so it's all new to me guys.
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Just a small OT since we are talking about windows...

Does anyone know how is called the program that adds to the windows the "update" and the "show all files" button used in amigasys?

I'd like to know this too. What's the app?
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I haven't tried AmigaSYS, but I think the answer lies in SYS:WBStartup.
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Old 29 May 2016, 22:35   #16
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Found it!
It is powerWB. It isn't in the WBStartup folder, though, there is the following line in S:AmigaSYSU-startup

run >nil: Sys:Tools/Commodities/PowerWB

Thanks for the hint!
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Old 31 May 2016, 15:15   #17
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Nice one, top app!
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Nice one, top app!
Yep. One of my favourites from the 3.1 days

But doesn't work with 3.5/3.9

And AFAIK, no-one has made one that works on 3.5/3.9.
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Yep. One of my favourites from the 3.1 days

But doesn't work with 3.5/3.9

And AFAIK, no-one has made one that works on 3.5/3.9.
Yes, I've tried all the versions I've found without success on 3.9... it's a pity since PowerWB is very nice and efficient... unfortunately the author isn't working on it anymore...
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