First of all, thanks for this application! It's a great job, it does just what it should in a shiny way !
However, as I use it with the keyboard, I experience some problems due to the fact SliderDock doesn't become the current window when opened.
The problem is: if you open SliderDock pressing Ctrl+Space, and I use the keyboard to control it, the keyboard commands are also perceived by the (real) current application. These commands can create unexpected behaviors in the background application. With the default shortcut keys, it doesn't pose any problem, most of the time. Now if you like to assign some simpler keys like the normal left, right and enter keys, you start really launching and controlling the wrong stuff in the background application. As a result, the choice of keys is limited to shortcuts that are not used anywhere else.
It would be very much appreciated if: SliderDock, once opened, get and keep all the keystrokes for himself as long as it is open… and keep to front of the screen (it becomes the current window)
In my case, it is a real issue because I would like to use SliderDock to launch applications on my HTPC with a remote-control. My remote control emulates the left/right/up/down/enter and ctrl+space keys. So I can successfully open and control SliderDock for that use with that remote. However, as the left/right/enter keep triggering the background application, I get many unexpected actions poping up by doing so.
As a result, for that very simple reason, SliderDock is not useable in a HTPC system.
If I may ask… For an HTPC use, Slider dock would also benefit from supporting (even) bigger icons… And I'd like the ESC key to close SliderDock when opened… and allowing different font sizes…