Actual context menu's in the last dev build that loads on my system. RetroBar's uses it own, which is ok, but alot of programs hide options or other items in the right click menus making them completely cut off from being used.
Also this dev build is so much smoother than the beta, using way less resources - sadly, it keeps crashing and my configuration doesn't save. Just hoping one day development is picked up again because this taskbar is fantastic.
SCTT>>>>>>RetroBar. And I will die on that hill.
Last Edit: Apr 3, 2023 5:46:20 GMT -8 by The Jackal
I agree functionality wise. SCTT aimed to be much more than a basic taskbar replacement. Stability wise I like the public beta a lot better, I would definitely run it as my main taskbar. We have created crazy themes for the dev builds though (I recall Craftplacer even making a Windows Basic theme). We also managed to improve speed quite a bit by removing redundant code and changing how window data collection for the taskbar worked.
RetroBar does have one thing going for it though: it is a lot lighter and way more stable. SCTT was initially not written with actual releases in mind, just as a fun project. The code-base is shitty and unmaintainable. With the dev builds it only went downhill, which is why I decided to stop development.
By the way, I cannot overstate how much Craftplacer has put into the project. A lot of the work inside the dev build you are using right now was done by Craftplacer. That includes an almost full refactor of the code, and a lot of error handling.
I'm currently busy with SCT. I released 18.104.22.168 a couple of days ago, which fixed the infamous isntall wizard. SCT 2.0 is also in the works but that requires quite a bit more time as the new standard I've set for error handling and functionality is quite a bit higher. When SCT 2.0 is out, and I do not get any angry messages about bugs for over a week, I might look into SCTT again. It is a project I would really like to come back to at some point.
Yeah I didn't mean to come across as I was slagging Retrobar off; it's a good program, and we are extrememly lucky to have it, as well as SCTT. The point I was making was I just prefer how SCTT did things e.g. actual system context menus and replicated the same tray layout/system as the default taskbar, instead of doing it's own thing.
Regarding SCTT - even if you don't go back to it, I was just trying to say, was I liked it, and I will continue to use it, and really well, thank you, to both you and Craftplacer for your work on it.
Last Edit: Apr 3, 2023 9:47:45 GMT -8 by The Jackal