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    I don't see how it can be possible to create a completely new frontend if one cannot handle the task of configuring a frontend that is already written. Isn't that kind of like saying, I cannot figure out how to set a clock so I am just going to build a clock. In the end, even if you do build the clock, you still cannot set it!

    Maybe I am missing something here, but best of luck on the programming locs!
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    Here is a screen shot of what I have so far...

    Before you ask, the adult material button is password protected, so the kids can't view whats inside, and the folder is hidden. Gonna work on making some of the buttons that will sit on the bottom of each app screen to control the application. Gonna take a little time, but once it is done I will upload it to mp3car for all to try out. Each app will run using their regular program skins(if they have skin changers you will need to use the mouse and keyboard method to set that up...not that savvy to rewrite entire programs). Only plan to make a basic, easy to edit attractive control console buttons that will sit on a bar at the bottom of your screen.

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    What app will you use for GPS?

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    When I get enough money to purchase a GPS program, I'll just use the GPS program controls to control it(all I have to do is set one of my desktop buttons path to the programs "exe" file). Most GPS software is already Carpc friendly with its own skins on it own. That saves me work right there on that one cause I won't need to do anything extra setting up GPS other than that. My choice would be iGuidance!!! The way I am setting my carpc up, I won't need a true, full fledged frontend(I want to still have that pure desktop feel with mine(for when someone else is at the wheel...I can be on it like I'm at home...Got a nice wireless keyboard/mouse that I keep in the glove box). Still got the old trusty task bar auto hidden at the bottom. But also want to be able to do basic stuff when driving. Searching for a good voice recognition program for my phone and music needs now(hopefully a free one). Don't plan on doing much computing while driving beyond GPS, phone, and music anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si View Post
    I don't see how it can be possible to create a completely new frontend if one cannot handle the task of configuring a frontend that is already written. Isn't that kind of like saying, I cannot figure out how to set a clock so I am just going to build a clock. In the end, even if you do build the clock, you still cannot set it!

    Maybe I am missing something here, but best of luck on the programming locs!
    It's an app launcher not a full front end. It's just a slightly more graphical way of launching apps then clicking icons on a desktop-hence the easy configuration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si View Post
    I don't see how it can be possible to create a completely new frontend if one cannot handle the task of configuring a frontend that is already written. Isn't that kind of like saying, I cannot figure out how to set a clock so I am just going to build a clock. In the end, even if you do build the clock, you still cannot set it!

    [HL]Maybe I am missing something here[/HL], but best of luck on the programming locs!

    Well yes you are.

    If you build your own clock then you will probably build it in such a way that the setting of it is done in a way that you are able to handle.

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    Might be easier creating my front end app launcher theme(which is really what it is...to start apps) than I thought...Amazing little program that on screen keyboard is...I think I done found an answer to controlling a lot of stuff with it alone...Gonna create a toggle button that stays on top of all windows to control it...Will keep everyone posted!!!!!

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    Well it looks good so far!! I hope it works out for you. GMPC would go well for a GPS to consider. It has a very easy to use interface.

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    May have found a easy solution to controlling my apps...

    http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/d...board_40393_p/

    I am gonna research this program a little more before I play with it...Might be the answer to what I'm trying to do with my carpc!!!

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    well its been alil while Loc.. I beleive since I triied talking you into a 10.4 inside that 300..lol, I like the chrysler logo I actually use the same one in my Coverjuke skin the wings are buttons.. looks just like this.. I guess us Chrysler guys think alike..Goodluck on the build
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    Did it.. Done it... now I got to keep the neighbors kids away!!

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