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XWindows Dock

  • 5.2
  • Not bad
  • 23
  • 7
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  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Latest version:
2.0.3 30/03/09
Last month's downloads:
3.3 MB

XWindows Dock is fully compatible with:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

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Minimum requirements
Processor: 800 MHz
Memory: 256 MB
Free space: 10 MB
Screen resolution: 800x600
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c.
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  • English

Versions of XWindows Dock

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Version License Language O.S. Download
XWindows Dock 2.0.3 30/03/09 Free English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

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Recent changes

  • Screen reservation on Windows XP issue fixed
  • Multi-monitor configuration issue fixed
  • New API allows to simply control the application's icon in the dock. It can be implemented with any programming language, by default it's C# (.net required)
  • Plugin manager for plugins developed with new API added
  • Feature: popup dock when mouse is over when dock is not over all windows
  • New application icons are added automatically if they are not in the dock yet. This feature is experimental and disabled by default
  • Some compatibility with x64 Windows builds. Now without notifications added
  • You'll get 2 great plugins with the new Plugin manager : new stack container with fan/grid views, realistic scrolling and ability to navigate through folders. Another one, simple GMail checker, that simply shows unread email count in the dock (direct internet access and .net framework required)
  • Nice graphical effect
  • Good clone of the Apple system
  • Container effect is nice
  • Not many customization options
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"Very nice if you want to launch shortcuts, but not a taskbar replacement."

  • 5.0
  • 5.0
  • usability7
  • Stability5
  • Installation10
  • Functionality2
  • Appearance8

This is a nice-looking dock, and I would disagree that it doesn't have much customisation - skinning and native customisation seem to be on a par with applications such as ObjectDock. XWindows even works properly with OpenOffice, which scores it a point over ObjectDock.

Unfortunately, though, the "Show all running apps in dock" option is unreliable, with the dock often including some apps which are running in the systray and don't really need to be visible in dock, and excluding some other running applications: right now, I have XWindows icons for Rainmeter and two for ObjectDock, but no dock icons for XChat, Spotify, 7-zip, Thunderbird, Windows Explorer or KeePass. Unfortunately, this makes XWindows unsuitable for use as a taskbar replacement.

  • Good size and position customisation
  • OpenOffice support
  • Looks sleek, skins available
  • Peek function is clunky
  • Doesn't properly display running apps

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