It hogs down the system too much.And takes all the control over CPU processing.It nulls down the CPU, and even opening start menu becomes difficult.It is very much RAM hungry, does not allow any other application to run.
Yeah, but what does it DO??? I'm not interested in pretty interfaces, I want to do what I want to do in as short a time as possible. Will this help me achieve that or will I waste enormous amounts of time 'customizing'? Ralph
Right Tool for the Job? Now if I only knew what the job was? Seems like make pretty stuff, but otherwise why do all this?
I tried Object Bar when I was trying out different interfaces on my PC, and wasn't as satisfied. The Mac skin doesn't work with Photoshop CS2 (a HUGE disappointment), and it needs to be registered to replace the individual menu bars in the applications. The Explorer menus do not quite work accurately, and my entire system seemed to slow down a bit while Object Bar was loaded. I eventually dumped it, in favor of speed and reliability. From my experience, I really didn't see it as a worthwhile tool, especially not one that would cost $30 to register!
I prefer Desktop Sidebar http://www.desktopsidebar.com/ somewhat heavier but suits me better, and it is free.
Well it looks ok... and I guess I could put it to use, how much of a value is it to me, well I could not comment until I tryed it could I, but I would not buy it just to try it out and find that it's not what I want. How much, well it could be worth a lot to me but thats not the question is it; its how popular does the company want to have this little feature out there. Price will dictate that would it not. Gene
I think object is nothing more than the tons of desktop and shell management and enhancement software available in the market. It's just another coin in a host of coins.
its just more clutter to confuse my already very confused users. we need tools to simplify and enhance their working not more toys.
I have to agree with your statement, even though Ive been happily using object dock for a year or so. Its definitely not something you want included in your core install or have to support. I do use it at work and home though, it actually reduces the clutter for me. Ive deleted all other shortcuts on my desktop and just put the programs and links I most often use on the dock. I rarely use the start button anymore.... **edit** worth adding: it does drive me crazy sometimes when the stupid thing magically pops up on top of whatever application im using, even though its position is set to the desktop...
yeh i also use it and it takes up very little memory as previous poster noted. There are also several settings you can change to have it use less resources.
It's using about 3/4mb's on my XP machine. It's very lightweight, and very useful for people who want to create their own desktop environment.
I use and enjoy. Not for everyone but can be a great way to customize your interface to meet your needs.