1/20/2010

Version 1.1

New in this version:
- Customizable hotkeys;
- Support for multiple cd/dvd drives;
- Customizable feedback image;
- Customizable vertical position of the feedback image;
- Optional system tray icon;
- Optional auto run on Windows log on;
- Optional check for opened trays on Windows log off;
- Version check function;
- Preference window to set all the above. ;)



Known misbehaviors:
- You can set (in preferences) the same hotkey for more then one drives, but it will work only with the first drive that list it;
- If you try to use as "feedback image" a PNG file without transparency (no alpha channel), it will not display correctly.

Hardware limitations:
- Some special keys on custom keyboards do not generate a key code, so, can not be set as hotkeys;
- Other special keys generate a code key but do not stop modifier keys (Shift, Ctrl...) to repeat itself while pressed, so can not be set in combinations (like "Ctrl + [special key]"). One way around is to hold the modifiers (say "Ctrl +"), then press a letter key (like "A", which will stop the modifier keys to repeat) and then press that special key (while still holding the modifiers).

In a few days I will publish a "Feedback Images Gallery" post with some PNG files to download and use.

Please do comment on this post, I need to hear all the good and bad stuffs about this new version. :)
Thanks.

16 comments:

  1. I downloaded the app and pressed pause and the flippin cd tray opened!!!! AWESOME!!!

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  2. Rofl, it actually works.

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  3. This app is actually really helpfull! thank you!

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  4. Very nice utility.. good job :)

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  5. works to open tray, but to close, any fix for this? thanks!

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  6. ie will not close on my win 7 laptop, maybe can't work on laptops?

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  7. @robert h: I'm not aware of any laptop dvd drive that can retract itself. They simply have no mechanism to automatically close the tray. Pushing the tray button closes your drive?...

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  8. I had to reinstall windows and i want to install this again, but i can't because the download server has a 500 internal error :C

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  9. @ Anonymous: Hum.. I did a quick check up and all the files are in place and identical to my backup, so I need to get in touch with the hosting provider to see if they did anything (maybe they upgraded something or changed some configurations?). Sorry, but I don't think I can fix this asap... Meanwhile, you can mail me directly (using the copyright link at the end of the License box - look at the bottom of the sidebar, here in the page) and I'll send you the zip file.

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  10. @ Anonymous: I'm not sure what happened (some files permissions were corrupted), but the download should work again now... Sorry for the inconvenience.

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  11. Brilliant little proggy you have here. Thank you.

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  12. Bravo Cicerone! I've been looking for something like this for a couple of weeks and I would've settled for a lot less. Pressing the useless freaking pause button to open/close the cd tray? That's like a dream come true! No more Mac envy here. Thanks man. Constantine.

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  13. really good prog thank you very much

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  14. very good software. keep up the good work.. thanks

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  15. This. Is. AWESOME!

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  16. Thanx for your work its great...

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