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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    I don't get it, if the center bar top buttons control the top skin, & the bottom buttons control the bottom skin, why not just put those indevidual buttons in the bottom of the top skin & top of the bottom skin, it'll look the same & work the same without skinbedder, no?
    yes u r right... i was just making the central console thinking it could control both apps... but it was futile...

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    Super Moderator. If my typing sucks it's probably because I'm driving.... turbocad6's Avatar
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    I've been playing with the dual frontends a bit more & learned a few things.....

    first of all with roadrunner, when you move the main skin down to lets say <x>0, <y>481, the whole app moves down with it, any windows or dialogs it opens moves down with it as well, & the whole skin functions perfect

    with centrafuse, if you do the same & move the skin down to the same point, the app runns down there, BUT the windows & dialogs that open don't follow, they will open up higher on the screen & outside of the main skin area.... this can be fixed by changes in the xml, but were talking a lot of changes

    I was able to make centrafuse display let's say an iguidance window completely above the main screen, & display kinda like a dual display..... only problem with devoloping this idea further is that once you click on the main screen the gps window disapears.... I gotta try this with something that keeps focus like web, if cf can open multiple windows or dialogs there would be some real interesting skins that could be done for a vertical screen, but for now it makes sense to have rr on the bottom part of the screen & keep cf at <x>0, <y>0...

    for me, centrafuse will be my main media player, roadrunner will basically do navigation,web, cameras & I can keep my security camera feed from my business there too.... the second front end is just an auxilary to facilitate dual display areas, & rr is perfect for that as it is highly configurable & easy to skin....

    I did have one problem this mourning, having web displayed down low in rr, media up top w/cf.... when I click on menu in cf, the ie window in rr disapeared, I'm guessing it went behind.... when I clicked anything in the rr buttons the ie window came right back...... gotta play with this some more...

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    Interesting findings. Thats exactly reason i keep centra at coords (0,0) and rr below it. For me skinbedder is must, cause with it i can implement buttons which control playing of music videos in centra while its in fullscreen mode... at first i was silly and thought i could use those same buttons controlling rr... but it turned out i dont manage to get any commands delivered from skinbedder to rr... i think im not succeeding embedding it well... or mayby centra somehow eats all button presses... anyway this way i also experience problem which u described... rr going bottom of deck of screen... so i dont think ill actually try to bed rr anymore... just fire it from skinbedder and leave it to occupy its own space and use its native buttons.

    I had first experiments adding sidebar to centra with skinbedder, which purpose is to replace the drop down menu... its turning out to be success... only thing which is bit depressing hotkeys seem to be have dimished since 1.5 so i think i cant fire all apps from it

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    I gotta play with skinbedder when I get a chance.... sounds like a nice addition...

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    good idea guys....do u mind posting some pics of your layouts

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    Mine needs a lot of polishing before im confident to publish screenshot here... but turbocad6 already did that on some other thread, i think it was first impressions of 1.6.

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    hers a shot of my dual frontends in action.... this really works out sweet so far.... I will build a rr skin to match & it will look like it was made this way.... good stuff...
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    Jesus! What size screen is that on the bottom?
    E-BOMB

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebomb
    Jesus! What size screen is that on the bottom?
    lol! see turbocad's sig for more info on his liquid-cooled LVDS screen

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    that's a 12.1" widescreen from a laptop.... turned sideways...

    it's about equal to 2 8" lcds stacked... 800X1280 = 800X640 X2...

    that's where the dual frontends come in to play...., to take advantage of the space with multitasking...

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