Another possibility is some sort of standalone application that could be
hot-key activated (that's fairly straightforward), and have a small
window that could be "parked" down in the lower corner of desktop. But a
Vista/Win7 Gadget is probably a more obvious fit, though would impose
more limitations on what it could do in terms of popping up additional
windows, etc. 

I'm afraid I'm fully committed to Win7 at this point, even though it has
meant no DQSD for me. It wasn't an easy choice, I can tell you. I do
have DQSD loaded in my "Windows XP Mode" virtual machine on Win7, but
that's not all that helpful when I use applications there in RAIL mode. 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Blume []
> Sent: May-11-09 1:13 PM
> To: DQSD users mailing list
> Subject: Re: [DQSD-Users] Windows 7 RC 64 Bit Install Help needed
> I've been concerned about this.  I wish I could help with the
> development.
> I could live with a gadget as long as Windows+S still brought it to
> foreground and gave its edit box focus (maybe even pasted the current
> selection or clipboard contents in there...).  I'd also love the
> searches with popup windows to continue to work.  (Like mwd /popup
> to, and the newer, unreleased, df search does.)
> Ideally, though, I'd like to have its edit box always be present so
> I could navigate to it via mouse, too, as it is on the Taskbar in
> current Windows OSes.  I realize that that may be too much to ask for,
> though.
> This is the *only* thing that makes me hesitant about Windows 7.
> how important DQSD is.
> --David
> On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Charlie Russel <>
> wrote:
>       I haven't even tried on Win7. Given  the changes in the task
> I'm not confident that it would work. We are really up against it at
> this point, and I think we need to find a way to work within the MS
> guidelines if we don't want to face this every time they ship a new
> version. Perhaps as a Windows Gadget?
>       Charlie.

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