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Title: An8Helper
Post by: Raxx on January 11, 2016, 10:14:05 am
Here's a small tool that enables fullscreen and menu bar auto-hiding.


This isn't meant to be a big supplementary app for Anim8or, just trying out a full screen effect. It doesn't modify the Anim8or code, but rather modifies parameters on the Windows side of things. Use at your own risk.
Title: Re: An8Helper
Post by: kreator on January 11, 2016, 02:10:00 pm
Wont run on Windows 10 Raxx >:(
Scrub that it will not run on a Windows 10 Tablet, but works fine on my Laptop and Desktop both running Windows 10.
Title: Re: An8Helper
Post by: Claude on January 11, 2016, 03:46:33 pm
It works OK.
WIN 7
Title: Re: An8Helper
Post by: ronaldefarmer on January 11, 2016, 06:25:54 pm
This is a great idea, Raxx!! It works on Windows 8. It seems to cut of the top half of Anim8or's menu bar on this particular computer, but that's not a big deal.
Title: Re: An8Helper
Post by: ronaldefarmer on January 11, 2016, 06:37:54 pm

It seems to cut of the top half of Anim8or's menu bar...

Actually, This only happens if the Anim8or window is maximized when F11 is pressed. Otherwise it works perfectly.
Title: Re: An8Helper
Post by: Raxx on January 11, 2016, 08:38:36 pm
Glad it sorta works kinda. That's usually the case when I make these things using the quickest dirtiest methods. I uploaded a new build that fixes the pre-maximized cut-off issue.

Kreator, not sure why it doesn't work on your tablet. Have you tried adding it as an exception to your antivirus and/or tried running as administrator? Does it at least load the tray icon?

I expect that if Steve tries it and likes it, he might add this feature to Anim8or and make this app redundant, which is fine with me. Then I can go and make something else that sorta works kinda.
Title: Re: An8Helper
Post by: Steve on January 11, 2016, 09:03:41 pm
Nifty, raxx.  The F11 full screen key is nice.  I've tried to figure out how to change the colors of the menu bar to the gray and orange scheme but so far without much progress.
Title: Re: An8Helper
Post by: Raxx on January 11, 2016, 09:40:35 pm
Glad you like it! Yeah, the menu bar in Windows seems pretty primitive even after all these years. I spent a while trying to figure it out myself.

I think the best options are to either use the .Net framework, GTK+, or create your own from scratch.
Title: Re: An8Helper
Post by: ronaldefarmer on January 12, 2016, 02:53:46 am
It doesn't seem to work on my old Toshiba Satellite running Windows 7. I get this message:

Title: Re: An8Helper
Post by: Raxx on January 12, 2016, 03:21:10 am
Whoops. I forgot long ago that I was working on a 64-bit system. Attached to the first post is the 32-bit version. This might also solve kreator's issue.
Title: Re: An8Helper
Post by: ronaldefarmer on January 12, 2016, 04:22:47 am
That did it...it now works flawlessly on my Satellite. Thanks for doing this!
Title: Re: An8Helper
Post by: Raxx on January 12, 2016, 05:50:31 am
@ronaldefarmer No prob, glad it works!
Title: Re: An8Helper
Post by: kreator on January 12, 2016, 06:10:48 am
Thanks Raxx, that appeared to be the problem! Who`d believe my tablet is running 32
Bit ... i certainly was not aware of it  ::)
Title: Re: An8Helper
Post by: johnar on January 12, 2016, 08:23:30 am
 This is cool Raxx
 Works gr8. My 40 inch monitor seems even bigger now. (http://s8.postimg.org/j64xwcx9d/Big_Grin_Gry.gif) Nice one. Thanks for that. (http://s6.postimg.org/4y98eizkt/grywink.gif)
Title: Re: An8Helper
Post by: Hypure on January 17, 2016, 03:32:43 am
Looks great
Title: Re: An8Helper
Post by: Hypure on January 18, 2016, 03:26:07 am
I like the drop-down menu bar at the top but having a larger bar for anim8or stuff would be nice because I often drop down the menu bar on accident, but that is my problem and I like the huge work area..   I also like that hitting f11 while in full screen brings it to a much smaller window giving quick access to the desktop.