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Dave's Quick search Deskbar install on windows 8?

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    Dave's Quick search Deskbar install on windows 8?


    Hello all,

    I am upgrading to windows 8, however, I probably won't if I can't get DQSD to work. it is a taskbar search tool found here: DQSD official.

    It hasn't been updated in a while but has been working on windows 7 with a manual installation see: sevenforums How to DQSD.

    Does anyone know if this will work with windows 8? Can someone test it? Any information would be great!

    Thanks!

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    i can confirm that the method linked above works with windows 8, However, i get an error when attempting to pick a different theme. so it is stuck on black. will update if i figure out how to fix the theme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homamkeh View Post
    i can confirm that the method linked above works with windows 8, However, i get an error when attempting to pick a different theme. so it is stuck on black. will update if i figure out how to fix the theme.
    You should be able to change color schemes (DQSD themes) via the Configure-Load Color Scheme. They just won't look very good. I just checked it out.

    Check the "C:\Program Files\Quick Search Deskbar" folder security setting, USERS should have FULL CONTROL of that folder for R/W access.

    But MS changed the Taskbar colors. No Aero. So at the moment the color schemes are not very attractive.

    Muad Dib

    Note: I have updated the link in the SevenForums site Dave's Quick Search Installed on W7 7100 64 bit - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Last edited by Muad Dib; 11 Mar 2013 at 12:12.
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