XWindows Dock Provides An OS X-Style Dock In Windows


Windows only: If the application dock on your friend's Mac fills you with envy, you might want to check out XWindows Dock, a full-featured OSX dock clone. XWindows Dock certainly isn't the first dock bar for Windows we've featured—RocketDock and ObjectDock are two popular options covered in the past. Although much newer to the scene than the aforementioned options, XWindowsDock has an eye-pleasing array of features. The visual appearance is easily customisable with settings covering opacity and blue, spacing, icon size, and many more aspects. If you're not interested in tweaking settings, the default is more than serviceable, and the application is skin-able to take advantage of other peoples' design chops. You can minimise applications to the dock, save folders to it, and even preview images and video on it. One small oversight is the lack of support for dragging applications to the dock to create shortcuts. Application shortcuts are added by searching from the dock for the executable. Not a deal breaker for most people, but if you're a frequent dock re-arranger you may miss the convenience. Also as you can see in the screenshot above, some of the default icons for applications come out a bit fuzzy—grabbing icons from the icon sets we shared last week would be a definite improvement.For more features and screenshots, check out the site below. XWindows Dock is freeware, Windows only.


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    I give it 3/10. I don't like applications that don't provide easy to uninstall features.

    Easy! Try no uninstall option at all. I had to physically rip it from the hard drive and run CleanMyPC :p

    It only seems to Dock on bottom edge of screen. The help is difficult. The links go to a web in Russian. The aqua-soft page seems to say the developer has given up.

    I also cannot see an Uninstall - looking at their forum I saw notes about new install saying manually delete the folders - so does it put nothing in the registry

    I would suggest dropping your recommendation - this is not your usual HIGH standard. Such as I love Search Everything

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