How can I add the Start8 start button to Object Dock? Why no inter-operability?
I believe Start8 is a Win 8 only app. I'm pretty sure Object Dock is not supported for Win 8. I think there are a few post's asking if/when Object Dock will receive Win 8 support...
I am using ObjectDock in Windows 8, but it is the older free version and it works just fine. Why would you want the Start8 button in OD gemtauro1 when all you need to do is right click on the start button and select it?
Because Start8's start menu is only accessible from the original taskbar. So I have to keep it enabled, defeating the purpose of OD.
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Go to the Stardock entry in your All Programs menu and right click on Start8 and use Send to... and create a shortcut on your desktop, then add that shortcut to ObjectDock and then delete the desktop shortcut itself. Works just fine here.
Edit: You could also pin that shortcut to your taskbar instead if you want.
That just shows the configuration window. I want the Start8 start menu.
For you, perhaps,but for thousands of other OD users, maybe not.
Perhaps when it is Windows8 ready, your suggestion/request will be possible.
You have OD working in the Modern (Metro) UI?
No, only on the desktop.
OK then, I am totally confused by what you are trying to do.
Edit: Wait, are you saying you are trying to get the start menu to come up by clicking on an icon in ObjectDock? If so, you would probably need to contact email@example.com, but I do not think that is possible as that is what the start button itself is for.
Thank you very much for trying.
I added the Start button docklet and all was well. (OD + win8 + Start8)
Right click on the dock and follow the steps here:
Well that's neat Zu!
I'm not after the Windows 8 Start Menu. I want the Start8 menu (the Stardock product)
If you follow what I said in Reply #4 gemtauro1, you get the Start8 menu.
I don't get the Start8 button on my dock, no matter what i try. Stardock, talk to each other!
This gives the Start8 configuration window, not the Start8 menu.
Ohhhh, now I see what you want, you want to click on an icon in OD and bring up the desktop start menu. Not possible, the OS fixes the start menu to come up in certain positions on your screen based upon where your task bar is located, not where OD is located. I doubt if Stardock is going to change that, but we'll see if they respond again to this thread.
Thanks, LightStar, for your input. Can't believe two Stardock programs won't talk to each other.
It works if the dock is positioned on the left.
ObjectDock has not been looked at for Win8. That is works at all is due to some great coding.
Having said that, here is a screenshot of OD opening the Start8 start panel by clicking on the Start menu docklet:
And yes, it opens it in the default windows position, not on the Startmenu docklet.
Now it seems to work seamlessly. Thanks for the update.
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