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05
Aug

Mirror effect for docks

author alang

What you see is RocketDock (skin Ghostwalker’s Leopard ported to RocketDock) with my mirror behind it

Requirements:
* A dock. I have tested it with Rocket Dock, but it may work with other docks.
* Disable auto-hide in your dock.
* Disable any magnificating/zooming hover effect on your dock’s icons.
* Probably develop your own mask for the mirror to suit your skin (you can do it with Notepad and any image editing tool, or use MaskTool - read below).
* Disable Aero on Windows Vista. I’m trying to implement compatibility with Aero, so you won’t have to disable Aero in future releases of this software.

Limitations:
* Transparent / translucent windows will not appear in the mirror.
* Videos may not appear in the mirror.
* It is incompatible with devrexter’s bLend (this is because of the way the mirror works, nothing personal with devrexter BTW give his DExpose app a try).
* It doesn’t mirror the dock icons. Use SirSmiley’s iReflector for that.

How it works:
You tell it which is your dock’s background window, position, size, etc… and a mask to use (which should be similar in shape to your dock skin’s background). You can also specify an update rate, the faster the smoother, but at a cost of higher cpu consumption.

Developer: matonga

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