Mac users, hello! Let's argue about which side of your screen is best for your dock. (PC users, please ignore this piece and don't make fun of us.)
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Windows only: We've already shown you how you can browse through files from the Stacks widget in the upcoming Snow Leopard release—but you can get that feature right now on your Windows PC.
Yesterday's simple guide to turning old CDs into an iPod dock inspired reader longbourne to write in with his own DIY phone/iPod dock and charging station, and we're impressed.
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.
Reader Painkilla05's stylish desktop was inspired from a Microsoft research video showing what computer interfaces might look like in the year 2019.