SideSlide is an advanced, portable, unobtrusive, dockable, skinnable, instantly accessible, highly configurable Desktop Extension on Steroids! Clean desktop clutter and make your computer friendlier and faster than ever before. With unique use of containers and various innovative features, SideSlide lets you get instant access to everything you have and much more. The program respects your system and keeps all of its configuration files in a single folder.
Dock and hide SideSlide to any screen edge; browse through your favorite RSS news feeds, keep shortcuts to files, folders and URLs you frequently visit; execute various commands quicker than ever; add multiple notes; multiple, sizable, pictures; schedule reminders; save web snippets and more. Customize it to emphasize the things you use the most and make more information accessible without occupying precious screen space. By using containers you can shrink and fold, downloading ready-made containers from an online library, linking containers to actual folders on disk, detaching containers from the workspace to claim additional space, various ways of launching multiple shortcuts at once, shortcut tags, zooming in and out of shortcuts, news feed reader, keyboard navigation, different skins, different size pictures, picture containers and colored notes; SideSlide is designed to make a great deal of content instantly accessible. SideSlide is portable and you can use it from your USB drive.
- Toggle highlighting of RSS search terms for each container ('Track Subjects')
- 'Recent Search Terms' is now called 'Subject Tracker' to better describe the functionality
- Both headline and content are always searched (Descriptions/Headlines checkboxes removed)
- You can now track up to 20 different subjects
- Add subjects to track from the new 'Add...' menu item. RSS search terms entered in the RSS Search dialog are also be added to the Subject Tracker list
- The subject you're tracking now appears in front of the headline
- RSS Settings menu items Article Tooltip, Built-in Viewer and Load on Startup options have been removed from the Settings dialog. Toggle 'Article tooltip' and 'Built-in viewer' for each RSS container and use the "/loadrss" command line option to download
- Keyboard Launcher: Create quick notes by entering 'n:' or 'note:' followed by text
- You can now designate a container as a "Startup container" by naming a single container "#STARTUP" (the number sign followed by the word STARTUP in all caps). All of the shortcuts inside this container will be launched on program startup
- When launching the program (SideSlide.exe) when it's already running from the same location, the workspace will undock/collapse. You can use this functionality to show/hide SideSlide using 3rd party tools (e.g. The Microsoft Surface Pen shortcut button
- You can now control the spacing between shortcuts for each container using the new container right click menu option: Arrange >> Double Line Spacing
- The Double Line Spacing option has been moved from the Settings dialog to the Arrange menu (affects spacing between workspace shortcuts)
- The option to show or hide the thin border line when the workspace is collapsed has been moved from the Settings to the Appearance dialog above the border color selector
- About dialog is now centered relative to the workspace
- The Floating Toolbar has been removed (I'm not sure if anyone was using it and it wasn't really intuitive). Add new objects to the workspace using the right click menu
- Display the Speed Launch list showing all the shortcuts selected for Speed Launch (launch using 1-9) using the '/' key (forward slash). You can still show this dialog using the '?' key (question mark), but this option might be disabled in future version
- Saving/backing-up when the workspace is unlocked for 10 seconds (to quickly reposition objects) will now lock the workspace before saving the settings file
- Shortcuts to the user name (profile), pictures and documents folders are added to the workspace on new installations
- The initial workspace position changed to the upper left part of the screen (as opposed to the center top) for new installations
- Select colors for different objects (Appearance dialog) by clicking the labels and not just the color boxes
- Settings dialog slightly reorganized
- Removed previous years (2016 and down) from the Reminder dialog 'Year' selection list
- Removed 'Faint Fadeout' from the Container effects list
- Removed Settings option: Focus on Expand/Unfold. The 'Grab Focus' option determines whether the workspace grabs focus (for keyboard input) or not when undocked. By default, the workspace will only grab the focus when you click it or use the Global Hotke
- New wallpaper (Bricks.jpg)
- Multiple misc. minor changes
- Starting all shortcuts (by dbl-clicking the container icon, if the option was selected or from the container Shortcuts menu), wasn't working properly
- Double-Clicking a container icon (when shrunk) could have triggered 'Start all shortcuts' even when the option wasn't selected
- Using the keyboard launcher to open URLs that had the same name as a shortcut failed
- The workspace could appear to be in focus when the keyboard input was still going to another window
- RSS Search: Clicking a 'Recent Search Item' (now called 'Subject Tracker') to re-launch a search could sometimes fail
- Fixed backup link under the About dialog
- The Keyboard Launcher didn't reset back to its original state when clearing the textbox (Using Esc, backspace, etc)
- Other misc. fixes
Reviewing 3.0.00 Beta 2 (Aug 5, 2008)
To the reviewer below: I'm keeping it at the bottom of my screen and I can see none of the problems you mention...The previous version couldn't stay there at all, but with the latest I have no problem.
It is a very interesting app. I really like the concept of keeping everything inside containers. Also, that I can double-click a container and start all of the shortcuts inside together. It has many features and not that great of a help file (at least for now) so it takes a bit of learning to figure it out.
Reviewing 3.0.00 Beta 2 (Aug 4, 2008)
Seems to work ok but I fail to see much functional advantage.
Also it does some weird (and annoying) things such as assumes windows taskbar at bottom and jumps out of the tray every time the screen gets a refresh, etc. etc. These things alone were enough to make me remove it after 10 mins.
Like the others said... if you use sTabLauncher, Winbar, ObjectDesk, Aston, Talisman this seems totally pointless (and looks ordinary compared to some of those).
Reviewing 2.4.00b (Apr 19, 2008)
If you use Stardock Object Desktop leave this alone. It has a great deal of options and is very flexable. With Stardock it's redundent.
Reviewing 2.3.00b (Mar 11, 2008)
Nice prog, does what it claims very well, just would wish that the RSS feature came as an optional component in the setup, I don't like to much RSS, instead I would prefer some hardware monitors.
Reviewing 2.2.00b (Oct 29, 2007)
Tried this before and seems bloatware and pretty much a waste of time unless u really need it.
I use pstart portable for the most part.
Nice looking anyways
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