> A few requests/suggestions for IMDISK, Some features that I would find useful
jaclaz
post Jul 3 2007, 11:52 AM
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Olof,
as always I have no idea if the following can be easily done or done at all, so please consider them as a few of my semi-random ideas (IMG:http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif) :

1. Visibility of the IMDISK control panel
To start the IMDISK control panel via Start->Control Panel, you have the Control Panel window open, than by clicking on "Imdisk Virtual Disk Driver" the IMDISK CPL window opens.
Once you have mounted your image, and start opening other windows, this window goes in background and cannot be "retrieved" unless you re-click on "Imdisk Virtual Disk Driver" inside Control Panel.
It would be nice if either of the following could be done:
1a. Have a "minimize" button and have the IMDISK window "dock" on the taskbar like any other app
1b. Have a tray docking app

2. Preset settings
I use (mostly) "real" HD images, which need to have an offset in the mounting so, each time I have to enter 63 in the offset box, and tick the "blocks" tickbox in "Unit of image size offset".
2.a It would be reallly helpful if it would be possible to add a dropdown list (possibly populated by the contents of a .ini or similar plain text file) with a nunber of presets for known image types that need an offset, such as HD image, Qemu, VMware, Nero .nrg, and so on.
2.b At least it would be of help having some presets, just as an example, I "think" in "sectors" or "blocks", both for size of image (it is easier to remember that a standard floppy has 2880 blocks rather than 1,474,560 bytes) and for offsets (as well, an offset of 63 sectors is easier to remmember than one of 32256 bytes)

3. History
When working with images (and Virtual Machines) mounting unmounting and re-mounting the same image(s) several times it would be a nice feature to have a history in the "File" menu so as to be able to quickly re-mount last mounted images, with same last used settings, thus avoiding a number of clicks.

4. Explorer/access feature
Once an image has been mounted, and it's drive letter and icon appear in the IMDISK window, it would be useful if by right clicking on the icon we could have a menu with entries like:
"Open with Explorer"
"Open with xxxx File manager"
"Open a DOS prompt here"

5. Size of image visualization
The method of visualization for size of the image in the IMDISK main window appears different from "standard" windows, i.e. a floppy disk image is shown as being "1.406 MB" instead of the "usual" "1,440 KB" we are used to see.

Thanks in advance for your interest in these small suggestions.

Keep up the good work!

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jaclaz
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- jaclaz   A few requests/suggestions for IMDISK   Jul 3 2007, 11:52 AM
- - Olof Lagerkvist   QUOTE (jaclaz @ Jul 3 2007, 01:52 PM) Olo...   Jul 6 2007, 04:22 PM
- - jaclaz   Gilles Vollant has written a tray docking app for ...   Jul 6 2007, 06:45 PM
|- - Olof Lagerkvist   QUOTE (jaclaz @ Jul 6 2007, 08:45 PM) Gil...   Jul 6 2007, 06:51 PM
- - Nuno Brito   I'm a fan of round buttons myself.. It...   Jul 6 2007, 07:00 PM
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|- - bobsobol   QUOTE (Nuno Brito @ Jul 6 2007, 07:00 PM)...   Jul 7 2007, 11:32 PM
|- - Olof Lagerkvist   QUOTE (bobsobol @ Jul 8 2007, 01:32 AM) M...   Jul 8 2007, 01:05 AM
|- - Nuno Brito   QUOTE (bobsobol @ Jul 7 2007, 11:32 PM) I...   Jul 8 2007, 12:02 PM
|- - Olof Lagerkvist   QUOTE (Nuno Brito @ Jul 8 2007, 02:02 PM)...   Jul 8 2007, 12:28 PM
- - paraglider   If you wanted to write it in C++ then there is alw...   Jul 6 2007, 10:58 PM
|- - Olof Lagerkvist   QUOTE (paraglider @ Jul 7 2007, 12:58 AM)...   Jul 6 2007, 11:14 PM
- - Oleg_II   Well, I'm far-far away from what you are talki...   Jul 7 2007, 06:01 PM
- - Oleg_II   Separate CMD tool + separate GUI file (or two) wou...   Jul 8 2007, 06:14 AM
- - jaclaz   Though this could seem some kind of "self-pro...   Jul 8 2007, 12:32 PM
- - Olof Lagerkvist   I have now done two small changes that I thought w...   Jul 8 2007, 12:47 PM
- - jaclaz   VERY good! jaclaz   Jul 8 2007, 01:21 PM
- - paraglider   I wasn't really serious about suggesting .NET ...   Jul 8 2007, 01:43 PM
|- - Olof Lagerkvist   QUOTE (paraglider @ Jul 8 2007, 03:43 PM)...   Jul 8 2007, 01:54 PM
- - Oleg_II   Just tried it. GREAT Frankly speaking if ...   Jul 8 2007, 01:53 PM
|- - Olof Lagerkvist   QUOTE (Oleg_II @ Jul 8 2007, 03:53 PM) Ju...   Jul 8 2007, 02:03 PM
- - Oleg_II   Ok, I can live wth that Or, in fact, I'll j...   Jul 8 2007, 02:12 PM
|- - Olof Lagerkvist   QUOTE (Oleg_II @ Jul 8 2007, 04:12 PM) Ok...   Jul 8 2007, 02:42 PM
- - Oleg_II   I repacked the installation for myself after chang...   Jul 12 2007, 10:31 PM
|- - Olof Lagerkvist   QUOTE (Oleg_II @ Jul 13 2007, 12:31 AM) O...   Jul 13 2007, 12:13 AM
- - Oleg_II   Installers created with iexpress.exe can be run on...   Jul 13 2007, 03:04 PM
|- - Olof Lagerkvist   QUOTE (Oleg_II @ Jul 13 2007, 05:04 PM) I...   Jul 13 2007, 05:32 PM
- - Oleg_II   I ment the installer made in iexpress.exe will wor...   Jul 13 2007, 05:52 PM
- - Olof Lagerkvist   QUOTE (Oleg_II @ Jul 13 2007, 07:52 PM) I...   Jul 13 2007, 06:05 PM


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