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I've been using Sliderdock on my computer since Win 7 and it still worked on Win 8. When I upgraded to Win 10, it stopped working and I'm not entirely sure why. I just recently upgraded to Win 11 and still having the same issue. Is there a work around for it or is there something that needs to be done to the program itself? Pure curiosity but really loved the look in HS and into college and wanting that back.


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Win 10/11 Support by Ulmus ArborUlmus Arbor, 14 Nov 2021 19:46
Lt_Blunt (guest) 19 Feb 2019 04:52
in discussion forum Discussion / Suggestions » Windows 10 Fatal Unhandled Error

This is a shame I really would like to use sliderdock on my windows 10 installations.


by Lt_Blunt (guest), 19 Feb 2019 04:52
Pressing Enter
Kyle (guest) 26 Oct 2018 23:03
in discussion forum Discussion / Bugs » Pressing Enter

Even though I have a game in fullscreen mode, it opens programs when I push 'Enter'. Very annoying. Uninstalling now and thought it was fair to let you know why.


Pressing Enter by Kyle (guest), 26 Oct 2018 23:03

Looks best if a blank PNG (included) is chosen for the Iconseeker foreground image.
Google drive link: open?id=1Kn-T6FoIigofm1dxHi93IhzCt1dTE04v

(you'll have to insert the google drive URL address in front of this code yourself because I can't post the full link for some reason)

Hi, I lost access to the sourcecode for SliderDock when my harddrive crashed so I can't make anymore updates to fix any problems.

Every time I press the ''/'' key, Sliderdock crashes.

My keyboard is a PT/BR configured for (Português -Brasil- ABNT).
The keyboard is one of those with a ''ç'' key, so I don't know if the crashing key ''/'' is the same for EN keyboards ( the ''/'' key is next to the right shift key).

I have no windows shortcuts or configured SliderDock to use this key. SliderDock is using Alt+F1 as hide/unhide shortcut and everything else is set to 'none'.

Here's the error log:

Win32NT Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1

18/07/2018 12:22:13
SliderDock version: 1.22
an unhandled exeption happended
System.ArgumentNullException: Valor não pode ser nulo.
Nome do parâmetro: value
em System.Enum.Parse(Type enumType, String value, Boolean ignoreCase)
em  .(Message , Boolean )
em  .(Message )
em  .(IntPtr , Int32 , IntPtr , IntPtr , Boolean& )
em System.Windows.Interop.HwndSource.PublicHooksFilterMessage(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
em MS.Win32.HwndWrapper.WndProc(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
em MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.DispatcherCallbackOperation(Object o)
em System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
em System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)
em System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.InvokeImpl(DispatcherPriority priority, TimeSpan timeout, Delegate method, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
em MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.SubclassWndProc(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam)
em MS.Win32.UnsafeNativeMethods.DispatchMessage(MSG& msg)
em System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.TranslateAndDispatchMessage(MSG& msg)
em System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.PushFrameImpl(DispatcherFrame frame)
em System.Windows.Application.RunInternal(Window window)
em SliderDock.App.()

Hope it helps finding the error.

Crashes when pressing '' / '' key by Rafael (guest), 18 Jul 2018 15:41

SliderDock only support windows xp, vista and 7.

I have attempted to install Sliderdock on windows 10 and each time I try to open it I get the same error listed in the thread title. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Windows 10 Fatal Unhandled Error by RaigaOlir (guest), 14 Jul 2017 02:18
Cherie (guest) 14 Jan 2017 21:38
in discussion forum Discussion / Suggestions » Description Box

I just want to say how much I miss Sliderdock!

I have Windows 10 64-bit and get the Fatal Unhandled Error message after installing the program. Has anyone resolved this error? Is there a way to make Sliderdock work in Windows 10?

Thank you!

by Cherie (guest), 14 Jan 2017 21:38
frogbrew (guest) 13 Jul 2016 14:13
in discussion forum Discussion / Bugs » Minimizing all the time

Thanks so much, so I was right!! "Molecular barrier between my chair and keyboard"

Thanks again for quick reply!

This looks like it might be fun to change the GUI, I will have research on "how to". Not like I don't have enough on my plate that I WANT to do.

You ever notice with computers that you start building a list of things you want to do, and eventually you're inundated with too many tasks.

Trying to rank up in Overwatch, start streaming, get a better grasp on Sony Vegas so I can edit video for my website, and YouTube.
Completely overhaul my website. Including building a much simpler logo. Become more proficient in Photoshop and illustrator. Finish Doom 4…
Actually build a room for streaming in the basement (paint one wall green so I can clear the background.
Start remodeling my PC again
Then all the purchases for this stuff new video card, new motherboard and processor, new vid cam, second flat screen monitor, streaming computer, new mic, lighting…and more.

In the midst of it all I have to work 45 to 50 hrs. /week and use most of my pay to pay bills and mortgage. So this should all by complete by 2018 :P

Holy freaken rant…sorry.
Anyways thanks again for such a quick reply, just got out of the hospital and have some pretty nifty pain killers that would explain the novel, who does not love a legal high?

Thanks again coderOmega, your name suggests a skill I am envious of, GUI and De-compiling with an actual app is the extent of knowledge.

Would love to learn to code tried it once on my own, but PHP to me was like putting a mirror in front of a mirror, never ending, the sky was the limit.

If and when I start skinning them I will upload them here once registered

KK I am done have a great day.

by frogbrew (guest), 13 Jul 2016 14:13

this is the default behavior. The application gets hidden so to not be in the way of other applications that are opened.
To show SliderDock the default shortcut keys are ctrl+space.
The shortcut keys can be changed in the options.
You can also switch off the auto-hide function there if you prefer.

Re: Minimizing all the time by coderOmegacoderOmega, 13 Jul 2016 13:10

So I am new to this , usually when I run into a problem this quickly, I just scrap the app and look for a new one.
However this one is aesthetically pleasing and looks like it makes things much easier.

However every time I click on an app in Sliderlock, Sliderlock gets minimized to the notification area, (bottom right hand).

This really takes away from it's functionality if you keep having to open it, it's adding an extra step.

I am sure this is not working as intended, and quite probably a molecular barrier between my chair and keyboard.

Any help would be appreciated!!!~~

Minimizing all the time by frogbrew (guest), 13 Jul 2016 12:49
Magnus7 (guest) 27 May 2016 13:50
in discussion forum Discussion / Discussion » Some Beginner questions

I see.

ok found another way to 'hide' the dock lol : just use win aero-flip back to desktop pane, and the dock stays under. to bring it up again, make another window other than the desktop active. the dock re-surfaces.

by Magnus7 (guest), 27 May 2016 13:50

SliderDock isn't integrated in the explorer shell

by coderOmegacoderOmega, 27 May 2016 13:42
Magnus7 (guest) 27 May 2016 13:22
in discussion forum Discussion / Discussion » Some Beginner questions

I've tested with sliderdock's shortcut itself. I tested while it was on desktop. It doesn't work, but I don't think it's really a big issue anymore.

Regarding the single launch, the dock once in operation, does it exist within explorer shell? if so, I could try find the 'folder' if I can get it on explorer view, and alt+T, then maybe I could switch all within that 'folder' to quick launch under folder options. do u think that is possible? I still have to find the dock first.

by Magnus7 (guest), 27 May 2016 13:22

The double click is hardrwitten into the code and there is no toggle to change it to single click.

After reading your comment I thought of using ahk to double click the SliderDock tray bar icon but I found a wall where relaunching the script would lose the tray icon position but I found an interesting script that will do what you are asking here :

I modified it slightly but basically it's a script that will launch the launcher lol.

so here is what you'll need to copy into an ahk file :

SliderDockPath = "C:\Program Files (x86)\SliderDock\SliderDock.exe"

; ===========================================================================
; Run a program or switch to it if already running.
;    Target - Program to run. E.g. Calc.exe or C:\Progs\Bobo.exe
;    WinTitle - Optional title of the window to activate.  Programs like
;       MS Outlook might have multiple windows open (main window and email
;       windows).  This parm allows activating a specific window.
; ===========================================================================
RunOrActivate(Target, WinTitle = "")
    ; Get the filename without a path
    SplitPath, Target, TargetNameOnly

    Process, Exist, %TargetNameOnly%
    ;If ErrorLevel > 0
    ;    PID = %ErrorLevel%
        Run, %Target%, , , PID

    ; At least one app (Seapine TestTrack wouldn't always become the active
    ; window after using Run), so we always force a window activate.
    ; Activate by title if given, otherwise use PID.
    If WinTitle <> 
        SetTitleMatchMode, 2
        WinWait, %WinTitle%, , 3
        TrayTip, , Activating Window Title "%WinTitle%" (%TargetNameOnly%)
        WinActivate, %WinTitle%
        WinWait, ahk_pid %PID%, , 3
        TrayTip, , Activating PID %PID% (%TargetNameOnly%)
        WinActivate, ahk_pid %PID%

If I remember correctly, SliderDock's default behavior when launching it when it's already running is to show itself.
If that is the case this script should work for you.
I don't have access to a windows 7 computer anymore so I can't test it myself but I tried with another app and it works.

Edit : actually never mind the script. have you tried to run SliderDock's shortcut when it's already working?
It should do the same.

by coderOmegacoderOmega, 27 May 2016 10:53
Magnus7 (guest) 27 May 2016 09:47
in discussion forum Discussion / Discussion » Some Beginner questions

Hello there Dimitri,

I have found a method, but it is not a complete workaround. Basically it only works while you are working on the desktop, the moment you switch to another window, the dock will re-appear. I think what it actually does force the desktop pane forwards but I could be wrong. The shortcut can be downloaded @sevenforums, under tutorials : 26379-show-desktop-shortcut-create.html. Sry I realized I can't post a link.

It's a shortcut to replicate 'show desktop' function as in the taskbar button strip on the furthest right. this is not to be confused with shortcut to desktop 'from explorer view' (c:\users\username\desktop).

I need your help for 1 more thing at the moment. Previously you said that :-

"There isn't a way to launch an app with a single click.
The reason for this was to allow to drag the icon to reorganize them and the single click launch was causing some problem with it".

I understand what you mean, but could you show me the way to temporarily toggle this, as I am testing something, and I will be careful not to drag/re-order or add any new icons while the single click launch is in effect.

by Magnus7 (guest), 27 May 2016 09:47
Magnus7 (guest) 27 May 2016 07:49
in discussion forum Discussion / Discussion » Some Beginner questions

ok, still thanks very much for your help.

by Magnus7 (guest), 27 May 2016 07:49

I think I know why.
The script does work but SliderDock doesn't receive the command because of the way it's handling the shortcuts.
Basically SliderDock interecpt keyboard keys before window receive them while ahk send command to window which redistribute them to other apps.
Because of that feature ahk and other 3rd party apps cannot interact with SliderDock's shortcuts.
In earlier versions SliderDock did use windows inputs but it was unstable and caused the application to crash so that is the reason for the current way it now works.

I guess because of this reason there is sadly no way to have a desktop shortcut control SliderDock.

by coderOmegacoderOmega, 27 May 2016 01:27
Magnus7 (guest) 27 May 2016 00:28
in discussion forum Discussion / Discussion » Some Beginner questions

hi, I have just added that line to the file. it does come up.
i'm getting "test" in a pop-up box.

so right now my file only has these exact 3 lines :-

MsgBox % "test"
Send {^Space}

i'm activating the file on desktop, but the dock does not auto-hide?

by Magnus7 (guest), 27 May 2016 00:28
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